Like Floorify rigid vinyl floors, ceramic tiles are entirely water-resistant and impact-resistant, which means they have a particularly long service life without too many maintenance requirements. Ceramic tiles are also available in both natural stone and wood decors.
But, there are some important differences:
Why opt for a vinyl floor?
1. Look & Feel
First and foremost, Floorify is much more like real wood in terms of feel and look. Floorify rigid vinyl floors instantly assume the ambient temperature and feel warm at all times as a result. They’re nice and comfortable, especially if you walk over them in bare feet or your children play on the floor.
Floorify planks have a nice, realistic surface finish, where the structure closely follows the underlying design. This means that the visual distinction between it and real planks is as good as invisible. In the case of ceramic tiles, the technology for creating such realistic surface structures just isn’t available yet.
Like real plank floors, Floorify rigid vinyl floors are installed with no joints. By contrast, ceramic tiles (with imitation wood) always have an unnatural joint (grout) between each tile. Floorify tiles with concrete and terrazzo look are also installed joint-free for a nice continuous effect from the tiles.
2. Technical benefits
Additionally, Floorify has a number of technical advantages over ceramic parquet. In contrast to ceramic tiles, Floorify is extremely easy to install with virtually no preparation on virtually any surface. With a Floorify floor, you don’t need to worry about drying times, which means that it can be walked on just as soon as it has been installed. Plus, thanks to the floating click system, a Floorify floor is extremely easy to remove with no lasting damage to the surface. Ceramic tiles, on the other hand, are more complex to install (which makes them more expensive overall). Once installed, ceramic tiles are no longer easy to remove.
- Underfloor heating
Floorify floors can be installed in conjunction with conventional heating systems on virtually any surface and almost always without the need for preparation. With ceramic tiles, things are more complicated:
- With underfloor heating, tile formats up to a maximum of 3600 cm² (60 x 60 cm) are permitted without a decoupling mat and on the condition that the general installation rules with straight joints (in a grid) are respected. In the case of tiles that are larger than the permitted standard or staggered installation (tile bonds), a decoupling mat is always required, which is expensive.
There are aesthetic, technical and price reasons for opting for Floorify instead of ceramic tiles.
It is a comfortable and perfect alternative that is easier and cheaper to install.