Toronto, Canada (PRWEB), August 5, 2014 – Centura Tile, North America’s premier distributor of both residential and commercial floor and wall fashions, is announcing its expert opinion on why renovating older model condos may be a better idea and better investment for current or potential homeowners.
Buying new condos is expensive and they’re often limited in space, while renovating an older condo gives homeowners infinite options at decreased costs. The spring in the overall housing market throughout Canada has been talked about for the past decade, specifically in cities like Toronto and Vancouver, where costs for a single detached home have reached or exceeded averages of $1.0 million.
“It’s been extremely difficult for people, especially first-time home buyers, to get into the market,” says Ross Keltie vice president of sales and marketing at Centura Tile. “The costs are simply too high.”
A lot of people are turning to condos as a less expensive option, but with the average condo cost rising, a limited selection of floor and wall covering options being offered, and limited square footage that won’t necessarily fit a family with children, Keltie suggests that it may be best to consider renovating a current home instead of purchasing a new one.
“Renovating an older model condo is a great option,” he adds. “If some real thought is put into the design of the space, then it may be a better investment than buying new. By purchasing a new home, the buyer limits themselves to what’s on the market, while with renovating, they’re only limited by their imagination.”
”Adding a unique floor tile or wall tile is something to consider. Vinyl flooring has also become a popular option, with kitchens and bathrooms being a good place to start,” Keltie concludes. “Flooring stores in Toronto like Centura Tile offer a variety of unique flooring options. Once the concept is confirmed, so much can be done to renovate and improve the look and feel of any space.”
Centura Tile is the premier distributor of both residential and commercial floor and wall fashions throughout North America. Founded in 1933, Centura Tile has grown from a single location in Toronto to 14 locations coast-to-coast; each with a full showroom and warehousing facilities. Each Centura Tile location carries an extensive range of floor and wall products, such as ceramic tile, porcelain, mosaics, stone, vinyl, rubber, carpet, laminate, and hardwood from leading manufacturers around the world. Centura Tile also has the most complete range of accessory products to complement any installation, including bases, treads, mortar, grout, engineered cements, adhesives, trim systems, and tools. To learn more about Centura Tile, visit the company’s web site or call 1-416-785-5151.