This is a question that may have crossed your mind a couple of times over the years. There are plenty of good reasons to install tile in your home.
Hard surfaces look good in your home, they don’t stain or turn dull over time. These are very compelling reasons for most people to switch from carpet to tile.
While tile could be seen as a good investment in your home, how good is it for your home and your wallet? What many homeowners neglect after the initial purchase of tile is the cost of ownership.
Which Is the Better Deal?
When deciding whether to stay with your carpet, upgrade it or switch to a hard surface, it is always good to take a holistic view.
For example, a 600 square feet carpet install in the Phoenix area can range anywhere from $1800-$2300, depending on the installer and what type of carpet you purchase.
A good quality carpet will last you 8-10 years with regular carpet cleaning by a professional carpet care technician.
When you add in a modest investment of $200 for protecting your carpet with a professional carpet cleaning once a year, the total cost of ownership is around $4,300 for 10 years!
This cost may go up slightly depending on your foot traffic. Even when you consider this the total cost is reasonable.
If you decide to go the hard surface route, take a look at these numbers.
If you decide to install 600 square feet of mid grade tile flooring, your initial cost will range anywhere between $4300-$6500. As you can see the purchase price is already over what carpeting will cost you with 10 years of ownership.
Tile is a highly durable flooring that can last anywhere from 25-50 years! This means that your cost of ownership is going to be substantially higher with tile versus carpet.
We Take Care Of Both!!
If you look at the bottom line, carpeting is always going to be cheaper to buy and maintain than tile. By all means don’t let that scare you from buying it. We understand that in the end it is up to you.
Phoenix Carpet Cleaning and Repair doesn’t pick sides because we take care of both surfaces for you! Carpet, tile or both isn’t a problem. Our IICRC trained technicians can make your carpet and tile look great with a simple phone call to 602-688-4168!
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Our technicians are prompt, professional and knowledgeable and will go where you are! It doesn’t matter if you are in Goodyear, Avondale, Peoria, Phoenix or Litchfield Park, we will be there for you!
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