(But it’s affordable)
The Carpet Guys have some amazing solutions to help you find a look of ceramic tile that is affordable. A customer called and said they wanted tile flooring but all the quotes they had received were sky-high. Our professional service representative had been through a similar situation and
wanted to help the client. “Unfortunately, we don’t install tile, but I can offer some affordable suggestions that look like tile and might even be better for you if you’re interested?” offered our rep. The woman was elated! We sent one of our knowledgeable Design Consultants who brought several samples of “Not Actually Tile” options to her home. Tile may be a preferred type of flooring, but customers don’t enjoy the high cost that goes along with it. Here are some great flooring options that are affordable for the average household and will give you the benefits and look of tile.
Sheet Vinyl That Looks Like Tile
The lowest cost option to get a tile look is sheet vinyl. It is a naturally waterproof option so it can be installed in bathrooms, kitchens and even below grade (in basements). The fact that it has no grout or very few seams means there is nowhere for moisture to get below the surface. It can be installed on smooth concrete or subfloors. It’s inexpensive and scratch-resistant. It’s also softer underfoot than tile or stone. There are plenty of natural and ceramic looking tile options in sheet vinyl. Check out these inspirations including a blog written by a homeowner that chose vinyl for her “Can’t Believe It’s Not Tile” post.
Luxury Vinyl Tile That Looks Like Tile
The next suggestion is luxury vinyl tile. This is also a naturally waterproof product, but there are seams to contend with. You’ll want to make sure there’s no standing water or large puddles. Another suggestion would be to include an underlayment when installing. This will protect against moisture, absorb sound and decrease minor subfloor imperfections. Numerous patterns and styles can be created with this amazing product. Check out these finished rooms.
We recommend professional installation for both types of flooring. Your flooring is an investment and you want it to last a long time. Our installers are so proficient, we guarantee their work as long as you own your home, with a Lifetime Installation Warranty. Be Wise, Call The Carpet Guys at 855-4-MY-GUYS (855-469-4897) or fill out our Free In-Home Estimate form and we will send our showroom to your door with one of our amazing Design Consultants.