As much as you love your tile floor, there will come a time when it needs to be replaced due to age, damage or overall wear and tear. When this time comes, you’ll have several options for how you replace it and what you replace your tile flooring with.
Deciding What to Do With the Old Floor
The first question you’ll need to answer is how you’ll handle the existing tile floor. You essentially have two choices. If the floor is in relatively smooth and level condition, you can have your professional floor company simply prepare the old floor as your new sub floor, and place your new flooring right on top of it.
If your tile floor is not in stable condition, you’ll want to ask your professional floor company to remove your old tile floor and prepare the surface before installing your new floor.
Once you’ve decided what to do with your old tile floor, you’ll have to choose a new flooring option. Here are some popular choices:
- Tile floor: You can always replace your old tile with new tile. Whether you’re considering ceramic, vinyl or engineered, tile is functional, decorative and easy to care for. Many colors, textures and designs are available in a wide range of prices and quality levels.
- Hardwood: This is a classic, beautiful and long-lasting flooring option that is a little more expensive than other options. However, it’s a great option to minimize dust and pet dander in a home.
- Carpet: A popular option, carpet comes in a wide range of colors, textures and pile lengths. It is warm and sound-insulating, making it a popular choice for many homeowners today, particularly in living areas and bedrooms.
When it comes time to replacing your tile floor, spend some time deciding how you will handle your existing floor as well as what new flooring option will best fit your lifestyle.