The floor of your bathroom might not be the area on which you focus your attention, but if doesn't look right, you'll notice. It's easy to focus on the fixtures and your preferred paint color when you're planning to remodel your bathroom, but you shouldn't overlook the importance of the right flooring. Peel-and-stick tiles can be desirable for do-it-yourselfers, and these tiles are available in a wide range of looks — including some that look like stone or wood. Here are some pros and cons about peel-and-stick tiles to consider.
Pro: Easy To Work With
There's little debate that peel-and-stick floor tiles are arguably the easiest type of flooring to put down. This means that if you want to do your own flooring, and perhaps hire a remodeling contractor to replace your fixtures, it's reasonable to expect that you can work with this type of flooring. You can cut peel-and-stick tiles with a straight edge and utility knife, for example, compared to having to use a wet saw to cut traditional flooring tiles.
Con: Installation Can Look Amateur
Even though the average person can technically put down peel-and-stick floor tiles during a bathroom renovation, he or she might not do a perfect job. For example, you could leave a tiny gap between two tiles that is visible, or you might even overlap one tile over the other, resulting in a corner of the tile that juts upward. Such issues can leave you with an amateur-looking finished product.
Pro: Cheaper Than Other Options
You'll often find that peel-and-stick floor tiles are more affordable than other types of flooring for your bathroom, making this a suitable approach for someone who is on a budget. One of the nice things about using these tiles is that you only have to purchase them. If you want "real" tiles, for example, you'll need to buy not only the tiles and grout, but also rent or buy a long list of other things, including a wet saw, and a variety of tools to use for the installation.
Con: Lack Of Longevity
Peel-and-stick floor tiles are often made of vinyl and other similar materials, which means that they won't last as long as other flooring options. Although you're not going to have to replace the peel-and-stick tiles in just a few years, you'd need to replace them sooner than you would if you opted for ceramic tiles, for example. The latter would theoretically last as long as your house.
Contact a company like MCM Services Inc. for more information and assistance.