Wood vinyl or tile? You’ve got options, each with their own set of pros and cons. However, this can make choosing the right flooring feel overwhelming. To help you come to the right decision, we’ve put together a comparison of the two in categories of appearance, upkeep and durability.

  • Appearance: Both tile and wood vinyl offers a wide variety of styles and colors to fit every taste. Classic and timeless? Trendy and chic? You name it, it can be done. However, what’s in fashion today may no longer be all the rage tomorrow. Wood vinyl is easy to both install and reinstall, making it a quick fix in the event that you want to change the aesthetic. Tile, on the other hand, is not so straightforward. Often sealed to the floor with grout, the removal can be messy and time-consuming, with challenges that go unseen until the project is already under way. On top of this, tile can seem uninviting and cold. Wood vinyl is more comfortable to walk on, and has the added bonus of absorbing noise and being quieter to walk on.
  • Upkeep: Worry not – Wood vinyl and tile are both easy to maintain. A simple sweeping and mopping is (most of the time) sufficient. However, tile does require a bit of extra care. Because of the grout, it needs to be scrubbed and resealed at least once a year.
  • Durability: While how you care for your flooring can impact it’s resiliency, there are a few general facts. Glue tends to harden with age, so vinyl can last up to 50 years when properly maintained. Tile boasts this long lifespan as well. In addition to this, both options are stain resistant and unaffected by moisture. Nevertheless, unlike wood vinyl, tile can chip or break if something heavy is dropped on it. That’s not to say that wood vinyl is impervious to damage. On the off-chance that your wood vinyl is damaged, you don’t have to replace the entire floor. Simply replace the affected plank and all is well.

As you can see, wood vinyl and tile have similarities. With these details, you should now be able to make a more informed choice. Still unsure? Call (512) 360 – 2222 to discuss your flooring goals with one of our flooring specialists.