Blog submitted by Lidia Contract Flooring in Edmonton
Unlike certain types of hardwood, tile flooring holds up incredibly well in cold climates. And here in Edmonton (and most parts of Canada), we spend half of the year in sub-zero temperatures. And even with the best-insulated homes, the cold has a habit of creeping in. So having a floor that doesn’t require temperature control is important. But what is the best tile for Edmonton homes?
In this post, you’ll find out!
Ceramic Tile Flooring
Manufactured using clay, ceramic tile flooring is one of the most popular types of tile. It can give your home a classic, luxurious look. In addition, ceramic tiles are formed, fired, and stained in a variety of colours and styles, so there’s no shortage of options!
Some of the benefits of ceramic tile include:
– Easy to maintain and clean
– Very durable and waterproof
– Environmentally friendly
– Can increase the resale value of your home
But, more importantly, ceramic tile flooring doesn’t require any additional care requirements in the winter. It can also improve the insulation in your home, effectively reducing heating costs. So that makes it one of the best types of tile for Edmonton homes!
Porcelain Tile Flooring
Porcelain tile flooring is manufactured with clay and feldspar, white sand that gives porcelain its traditional and classic look. It’s also fired at a higher temperature, making it more durable.
Porcelain tile comes with a wide range of impressive benefits, including:
– Water resistance
– Low maintenance
– Stain and scratch-resistant
In addition, porcelain tile won’t crack in the cold, making it another great type of tile for Edmonton homes! And if you’re worried about waking up to cold floors in the mornings, you can always install in-floor heating. We wrote a whole post about it here!
Natural Stone Flooring
Bring refined opulence to your home with natural stone flooring. Quarried then finished, this flooring is made from 100% stone. That being said, it is a more expensive option. However, you can’t beat the level of luxury it offers!
Natural stone flooring shares many of the same benefits as ceramic and porcelain tile, including durability, scratch resistance, easy maintenance, and more. It also holds up incredibly well in cold and dry homes. And it can increase the resale value of your home. So it comes as no surprise that we have it listed as one of the best types of tile for Edmonton homes and properties!
Luxury Vinyl Tile
Although luxury vinyl tile isn’t ‘real’ tile in the sense that it’s not fired and made of clay, it’s a more affordable and DIY-friendly alternative. And even better, it looks almost indistinguishable from the real deal!
So what is luxury vinyl tile? It’s manufactured by laminating several layers together with a printed image on top. Measuring anywhere from 4mm to 8mm thick, quality vinyl tile is almost as thick as real tile.
In addition, it’s also incredibly durable, waterproof, and easy to maintain. Because it isn’t made from raw materials, it’s also warmer and softer, making it a great choice for homes with young children. And like its natural counterparts, it also holds up well in cold and dry climates.
We offer quality Edmonton vinyl tile in our Signature Rome Series.
Where to Buy the Best Tile for Edmonton Homes
At Lidia Contract Flooring, we’re fully committed to exceptional quality and excellent customer service! We offer the best tile for Edmonton homes and properties! Our installers are also highly trained and skilled, offering impeccable service for each and every project. Contact us, and speak to one of our flooring experts, or visit our Edmonton showroom!