Clearwater, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/11/2015 -- In a market chockfull of durable ceramic and laminate flooring, what could possibly appeal to a homeowner wanting something different? Perhaps Dura-ceramic would fit that bill.
"Dura-ceramic is really popular as a viable alternative to laminate and ceramic flooring for a variety of reasons," says Clearwater-based Champion Tile & Marble owner, Dean Dupre. " A couple of them are that the pricing is reasonable, compared to marble or the pricier hardwoods, and that it is made with a composite limestone base, reinforced with a polymer resin, making the flooring incredibly tough."
As with any choice of flooring, a great deal of thought and market research needs to go into the process. While that takes time, making sure that the right flooring is chosen for a homeowners lifestyle is very important. The resale value of the house is another factor to consider. Given the cost of upgrading the floor covering in a home, most do-it-yourself aficionados strive for quality at a cheaper price. Dura-ceramic may just be the answer.
Dura-ceramic can be used in the same ways as ceramic flooring, but it is less suited for use in areas where there is a fair amount of moisture, such as the bathroom or kitchen countertop. While ceramics do not expand in response to temperature changes in a room, dura-ceramic does adapt, making it an appealing, non-brittle alternative to traditional ceramic flooring tiles.
"Traditional ceramic tiling and dura-ceramic do have a few things in common," adds Dupre, "one of which is the fact that neither likes to have heavy items dropped on them and usually chip in response. They also do not like harsh cleaning solvents or cleaners."
Arriving at a final choice of a durable, appropriate and reasonably priced flooring product is a matter of making the right decisions based on market research. Upgrading flooring can be an expensive venture. "Take the time to understand what would work in your home, how it is made, how it performs and how long it is expected to last," says Dupre. Dollar-for-dollar, if a homeowner does the research, the project will result in a beautiful floor that doesn't break the budget.
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