5 Benefits of Ceramic Kitchen Tile

5 Benefits of Ceramic Kitchen Tile

  • kitchen remodeling
ceramic kitchen tile by McHales KBA in Pennsylvania

Ceramic tile is a durable type of flooring that has been used by various civilizations over several millennia. In all of that time, ceramic flooring has never gone out of style. Even today, tiling your floor with ceramics continues to be a popular choice. At McHales KBA, we can help you learn what makes this kind of flooring an appealing choice for your kitchen.

Here are five ways ceramic tile can be a great choice for your kitchen’s flooring:


Highly durable

Ceramic tile is highly durable and resistant to scratches and heat. If you properly maintain and clean your flooring, it has the potential to last for centuries. In addition, it’s also relatively simple to repair it. If one of the tiles becomes broken or cracked from a severe impact, you can simply replace it.


Easy to maintain

Speaking of maintenance, tile is comparatively easy to maintain. Dirt, stains, and liquids of all kinds rest on top of the tile and can easily be wiped up. If the tile does get stained, you can use just about any heavy-duty cleaner without damaging the tile. All you have to do to regularly maintain it is to sweep or vacuum it with a soft brush attachment to pick up loose debris and dirt. The ease of cleaning also helps keep your home allergen-free.


Plenty of design options

Modern manufacturing methods give tile users plenty of ways to customize their flooring. It’s possible to mix and match solid tiles to make patterns or to accent them with custom designs or motifs. In addition, its possible to print tiles to resemble other materials, like hardwood or natural stones. Finally, tiles can be cut and shaped in a variety of designs, like triangles or planks.


 Glazed tiles are highly water-resistant

If you make sure to install glazed tiles in your kitchen, you won’t have to worry about water and other stains. Glazing gives your tiles a hard protective top layer that makes them much more resistant to humidity. This reason is why ceramic tile is used so often in bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms. However, if your tiles aren’t glazed, you should make sure to seal them as well. The grout in between tiles is also susceptible to moisture and stains, so make sure to seal it as well.


Increased home value

If you know you won’t be staying in your current home, a kitchen remodeling might be a good idea. Newly-installed ceramic tiles look very nice and are likely to be attractive to people looking at your home. This practical and attractive flooring may cost a lot up front, but it can be a very good investment.


What makes McHales KBA qualified to install tile in my kitchen?

McHales Kitchen and Bath has nearly 70 years of experience helping Pennsylvania homeowners remodel their kitchens and bathrooms. We know that a big part of remodeling is choosing how the room will look, and we have a wide range of tiling options for you to choose from. When it comes time to install, our team of professionals will install your flooring while protecting your home and hauling away debris at no extra cost. In addition, all of our jobs come with a one year warranty plus all related manufacturers warranties, with options for extended warranties available. Call McHales KBA today to schedule a showroom visit and get a free estimate!

By McHales Kitchen and Bath

5 Benefits of Installing Hardwood Flooring

5 Benefits of Installing Hardwood Flooring

  • kitchen remodeling
hardwood flooring from McHale's KBA in Philadelphia

Hardwood flooring is a flooring style that has remained popular among homeowners all over the country. The simple yet elegant style of this flooring makes it a popular choice aesthetic-wise. But what actual benefits does it give you as a type of flooring? As it turns out, there are quite a few benefits it has for homeowners. McHales can provide you with five different reasons you should consider hardwood flooring for your kitchen.

Here are five reasons to consider hardwood flooring for your kitchen:


Easy to clean

Using a non-carpet flooring in your kitchen and dining room is generally a good idea. Carpets have a tendency to absorb stains that makes it hard to clean out certain messes. Hardwood, meanwhile, is significantly more stain-resistant than carpets. All you have to do is wipe up the spill! In addition, you can clean the flooring through sweeping, steam-cleaning, or vacuuming.


Durability is one of the main reasons homeowners use hardwood floors. Its exact durability depends on a lot of factors, but hardwood lasts a very long time overall. It’s possible to scratch or dent hardwood, but it’s pretty difficult to do. Even if you do damage it, it can be sanded down and refinished multiple times without ruining its integrity. If cared for properly, solid hardwood can potentially last for generations.

Better air quality

Out of the various types of flooring out there, hardwood is best for those who have allergies. Carpets make it very easy for allergens and dust to get trapped in the fibers. Meanwhile, tiles and laminate have grout lines and an embossing where dust and allergens can settle. Hardwood gives no place for dust to hide.

No fading colors

Over time, many carpets will lose their original coloring and face wear and tear. Hardwood doesn’t have this issue, and its steady appearance is one of the reasons it’s has a reputation for being long-lasting. However, if you do want to change the flooring’s color, it’s easy and cheap to refinish it. This lets you drastically change your home’s appearance without spending too much money.

Boosts your home’s value

Hardwood is a very appealing type of flooring for potential homebuyers. Home buyers often remove carpet flooring because it’s seen as “someone else’s” carpet and has a tendency to carry old germs. The popularity and other features of hardwood flooring make it so you can sell quicker and for more. Getting hardwood isn’t just an investment for your family. It’s also an investment in the future. 

Why is McHale’s KBA a trusted name in home renovation?

McHales Kitchen and Bath Remodeling have helped people design their dream kitchens and bathrooms since 1950. Our company is affiliated with many well-known organizations and has won plenty of awards for our high-quality work. We can offer complimentary design consultations and have a showroom that lets you see our products in a variety of lighting styles. If you’re looking to buy hardwood flooring, call McHales Kitchen and Bath today!

By McHales Kitchen and Bath