Hardwood Floors Vs. Wood-Look Tile
Hardwood has long been a favorite amongst homeowners for its classic looks and added resale value. Yet hardwood is expensive, and requires a bit more care than other flooring materials. If you love the look of wood, but crave the durability of tile — wood-look tile might be the answer you’ve been looking for.
New advances in manufacturing involving digital imaging and ink-jet printing have allowed for a wide range of wood-look porcelain tile. They are designed with patterns and textures that emulate just about any wood species, and you’ll likely be hard-pressed to tell the difference side by side.
One of the advantages of wood-look tile is that it’s ideal for just about any space. Hardwoods in the kitchen are gorgeous, but you might have worried about spills and heavy foot traffic. Now, wood-look tile can help you achieve your dream flooring design, without sacrificing durability.
The realistic appearance and moisture proof properties of wood-look tiles allow homeowners and designers to achieve the look of authentic hardwood in just about any space. Laundry rooms, bathrooms, and basements — you name it. Wood-look tile is easy to care for, and can be used seamlessly with under-floor heating systems.
Wood-look tile will also help with the heating and cooling in any room you desire to install it in. Tile easily stays cool in the summer. During the cold winter months, installing radiant heating under the flooring will really impact the warm of your home, creating cozy space.
Classic oak, reclaimed rustic, modern bamboo, you name it! The style options for wood-look porcelain tile are virtually endless. Tiles are available in traditional hardwood flooring dimensions, and varying widths. To maintain an authentic wood look, we recommend installing tile with tight grout lines.
Wood-look tile combines great style with premium durability. Talk to one of our Flooring Experts today to learn more.