For your flooring, both genuine hardwood and porcelain tiles that look like wood have their positives and negatives. Real hardwood is warmer, more valuable, and has higher endurance. However, it does scratch over time, and doesn’t put up with water very well. On the flipside, porcelain tiling is immune to scratches and water, but is also colder, harder, and is more slippery when wet. Neither floor type is outright better than the other, and it is ultimately a matter of personal needs and preferences.
- Hardwood is natural and stands the test of time, and most customers prefer it.
- Hardwood is easier on your feet, and it is even easier on your pets, especially as they grow older.
- Hardwood does not hold up well in rooms like the kitchen, where water is likely to get spilled on it.
“Only you can answer which of these factors are most important to you and therefore which option is better for you, your family and your home.”