Flooring… Ceramic Tile Vs. Luxury Vinyl Tile

Flooring... Ceramic Tile Vs. Luxury Vinyl Tile

Ceramic Tile
  • Water-Resistant
  • Durable
  • Higher Cost
  • Higher Install Time

Ceramic tile on average will run ($3-$7 per sq. ft.) for tile and materials depending on style, selection, and market.  Install for ceramic tile will typically run ($3-$8 per sq. ft.) Putting your range at ($6-$15 per sq. ft.)  This is without considering any kind of under-laminate product.

Ceramic tile is highly durable and water resistant.  It’s strength is also it’s downfall though.  Ceramic tile has no give and has a higher tendency of cracking than it’s LVT competitor.

Overall the look of ceramic tile for flooring tends to give home owners a more luxuries look.  Ceramic tile if well maintained can last for ever and this type of tile tends to help with home resale values.

Luxury Vinyl Tile
  • Water-Resistant
  • Durable
  • Lower Cost
  • Lower Install Time

LVT on average will run ($2-$5 per sq. ft.) for materials depending on style, selection, and market.  Installation for LVT will typically run ($2-$4 per sq. ft.) Putting your range at ($4-$9 per sq. ft.)  In many cases an under-laminate product isn’t needed.

LVT is highly durable and water resistant.  LVT has the ability to stretch and flex.  Giving it the ability to flex with shifting floors and take on drops better than it’s ceramic competitor.

Overall the LVT is a great product for flooring, however it will not present a higher home resale value than it’s ceramic competitor.  Maintenance of an LVT floor is extremely simple.   

General Contractors Opinion:

Luxury vinyl tile or planks have improved in durability and quality over the past decade.  They are a quick and easy to install product to improve the look and feel of any room in your home.  At Tyler Home LLC, we tend to recommend LVT products in basements and bathrooms often.  They look good and are a great way to update your home without the major expense of ceramic tile.  

Let's Give Options:

When going to look at a new bathroom, kitchen, or any other room remodel many potential customers like options.  They may like this look or that one, but they are unsure of what they actually want.  So, can you just bid LVT and ceramic tile? Well, yes we can.  Build Hero will make seeing the pricing changes simple, fast, and easy for everyone!

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