Why Flooring Contractors Think You Should Consider Wood-Look Tiles
If you want a durable yet natural-looking floor, take it from a top-rated flooring contractor, wood-look tiles are a beautiful option. Wood-look tiles are an excellent choice for those who love the traditional or modern look of hardwood, but want a practical option in some or any room of the house.
Whether you have pets, young children, or a busy lifestyle, wood-look tiles can be a flooring dream come true. They’re versatile, easy to maintain, cost-effective, all while looking just like natural wood.
Wood-look tile is made from materials like ceramic and porcelain, and — using inkjet technology — a wood grain look is printed onto the tile. The tile surface can also be imprinted with wood texture to give it the look and feel of wood grain.
Keep reading to find out more about this great flooring option and why it is a great choice for your home.
The Benefits of Wood-Look Tiles
If you love the look of hardwood but realize it’s not a practical option for certain areas of your home, wood-look tiles could be the best choice instead. Tile is one of the most durable flooring options you can install. If you take care of it, it can last for many years.
They are ideal for high humidity and wet rooms like bathrooms, laundry rooms and basements – even as shower floors or surrounds – because they won’t warp or buckle like real wood. Plus, as a harder surface you don’t have to worry about scratches, scuffs, spills, water damage, and dirt the same way you do with other flooring types. This makes them a great choice for high-traffic areas like kitchens, mudrooms, foyers and hallways.
There’s no question that tile is more cost-effective than hardwood flooring, especially when you consider upkeep, and any capable flooring contractor will tell you the same.
Wood-look tile is generally cheaper because it’s less expensive to produce. You can also get more expensive looking wood-look tiles without paying the same premiums you would with the hardwood versions.
As mentioned, wood-look tiles are incredibly durable when compared to real wood, making maintenance a breeze. You simply need to sweep/vacuum and mop, and they’re set. You don’t need special wood cleaners, you don’t need to buff or refinish them, and they even hide the look of dirt quite well thanks to their wood-look. Additionally, they will not fade in direct sunlight.
4. Aesthetically Versatile
Wood-look tile comes in a variety of finishes, textures, shapes and sizes – so you can create a stunning, singular look with this versatile tile type. From a rich smooth finished cherry or mahogany to a more rugged golden oak or maple, wood-look floor has almost unlimited aesthetic possibilities. With so much choice, the applications are endless. Not only can they be used on floors and walls, but even as fireplace surrounds, backsplashes and other feature areas.
Contact Your Flooring Contractor!
If you’re interested in the elegance and value of wood-look tiles, shop your local tile stores and speak to expert installers for advice on how they can make a great addition to your home. The right flooring contractor can help make your wood-look tiles stand the test of time with expert tile installation, and by ensuring the subfloor is even, waterproofed, and that the tile grout is sealed to prevent water leakage.
Contact us at Brothers Flooring today for more information on wood-look tiles.