The Good Things About Ceramic Tile Tampa Flooring

Decisions, decisions, decisions. It’s tough to choose ceramic tile flooring with so many options.

You want to do something with your floors, but what? There are so many things that may be done; you’ll probably lose a great deal of hair while making up your mind. Every flooring alternative you choose will have pros and cons, and honestly, it’s a good idea to at least know what some of those are before you make a purchase.

When it comes to Tampa flooring alternatives, one of the things you might want to consider is ceramic tiles. They’ve been used for centuries in hundreds of buildings; many that you can still see today. Okay, your house is not exactly a museum or church, but if those buildings still have their floors in decent shape after all those years, you have to know that your floors (properly laid) may last that long as well.

Granted, ceramic tiles might not be the Tampa flooring of choice in their home, and for others, they may want it in every room and even outside. It’s really a very personal choice as to what you want for your living space. So having said that, let’s run a few of the good points past you about ceramic tile floors.

Well, we know it’s durable, even outside around a pool or on a patio and that’s a good point, because you won’t have to replace it that often. When it comes to maintaining ceramic tile, that’s really easy. Just grab the broom to round up those Jack Russell sized dust bunnies and then use a damp mop every week.

You won’t have any problems trying to find something you like in terms of colors, patterns, textures and designs. In fact, you might find the plethora of choices a tad overwhelming – but kind of fun nonetheless. Ceramic flooring increases the value of your home too, so think resale potential.

And the cons are? Well, I have to admit that tile is really hard, so if you have kids, and they have a habit of falling, this floor is going to hurt. Of course, you “could” use plush area rugs. Rugs will also warm up some of those cool spots, as ceramic tiles are known to be cooler to the touch than other flooring options. It’s best to also remember that ceramic tile flooring isn’t really a nifty do-it-yourself project. Having it installed professionally is virtually a must if you want it to look good and stay looking good for a long time.

Dean Dupre is with Champion Tile, a Clearwater Flooring, Tampa Flooring, and tile installation company. To learn more, visit

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