Going with ceramic flooring for your home is an excellent choice! You might be looking forward already to go with ceramic flooring for your home but how deep is your knowledge about this flooring option? It’s not that there’s something wrong with ceramic flooring but it’s always better to know to more about your option, right? So what are the things you need to consider before opting with ceramic flooring?
For a smooth installation.
You will need to think about the installation procedure of your ceramic flooring. You need to do a step-by-step procedure to ensure the smooth installation of your ceramic floor.
Here’s what you need to do to ensure the smooth installation of your ceramic floor:
Identify the room and its application.
Select the type of tile.
Select the color and shade.
Select the texture and size.
Design a layout pattern and/or a decorative pattern.
Select the grout color and type.
Most of the ceramics floors of today have a natural look and feel to them just like natural stone would do. Ceramic floors are designed this way to highlight different color and texture variations just like the natural stone.
Ceramic floors also have different styles to exhibit different gloss levels and to accommodate different surface textures. Say for example, in areas that mostly get wet like your bathroom, the ceramic floor should have good slip resistance and low moisture absorption. In this case, if you want a ceramic floor that has low moisture absorption then you pick a ceramic floor with more density. Additionally, the more density your ceramic floor has the stronger it becomes.
Ceramic floors are usually priced “cost per square foot”. You can ask your ceramic floor retailer or contractor what will the total cost of your floor covering project. However, the overall cost of your floor covering project may include other important elements or factors other the cost of the ceramic floor itself.
o Furniture removal/replacement.
There are some retailers or contractors that will charge you for the removal or the replacement of some of your furniture during the installation of your ceramic floor.
Demolition/disposal of your old floor covering. If your home is not brand new, an additional charge for the demolition or disposal of your old floor covering is going to be added to the overall cost of your new floor covering project. This also includes the preparation of the floor before the installation.
o Product delivery.
Delivering your ceramic floor can sometimes not be free so there may be an additional charge here. This is the part where “cost per square foot” usually applies.
o Materials needed to complete the installation.
There might some additional materials that are going to be needed for the installation of your new ceramic floor.
So these are things that you have to consider before you go with ceramic flooring. Remember to ask or consult your retailer or contractor for more details about this flooring option including the instructions for the proper cleaning and maintenance of your new ceramic floor.