Are ceramics the right flooring for your home?

If you’re looking to upgrade or refresh the floors in your home, Nealy’s Flooring in Kitchener suggests you consider ceramic tiles. If you go with them, you are in good company, as ceramic tiles have been used for literally thousands of years to beautify various indoor and outdoor spaces.

It wasn’t until the 20th century, however, that ceramic tiles moved from being used primarily in important public buildings and among the wealthy to being affordable and available to everyone.

In more recent years, many innovations have taken place with the benefit of computers and robotics, allowing an almost limitless number of styles and sizes of ceramic tiles to be produced.

One of the biggest advantages of ceramic tiles is their durability. They can last for a couple of decades, and even longer if they are well maintained. You can also easily replace just individual tiles if any are damaged.

You also benefit from the fact that, unlike other surfaces such as carpets and rugs, ceramic tiles don’t attract dust, dirt and pollens that can trigger allergies or asthma attacks.

Finally, ceramic floors are very easy to clean and maintain. You just sweep or vacuum away any loose particles, while liquids or stains can be wiped. Even if you need to use more abrasive cleaners, they won’t damage your tiles.

On the downside, you need to do quite a bit of work to properly install ceramic tiles. You will need appropriate tools, mortar and grout. If you make a mistake, you could have significant problems to deal with later on.

The labour involved prompts many people to hire contractors to do the job, but that can significantly increase the cost of your project.

The fact that ceramic tiles don’t hold heat very well and can become quite cold in winter is another drawback, as well as the fact that their hardness can make them difficult to stand on for long periods of time.

Are ceramic tiles the right flooring solution for you? Why not talk to the flooring experts at Nealy’s Flooring to find out. The expert staff is knowledgeable in design and can lead you in the right direction.

Nealy’s Flooring prides itself on being a flooring company that adds a personal touch to serving its customers. The staff is committed to helping you find the perfect floor for your needs. They do it while providing simply the best floors at the best prices. You can view their vast array of flooring products in their huge showroom.

Visit Nealy’s Flooring at 500 Bingemans Centre Drive in Kitchener. Call 519-570-0008, or email

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