Since 2013, ceramic tile that looks like hardwood flooring has been a popular choice among professional designers and DIY homeowners. While many trends come and go, this wood look tile remains a favorite in the industry.
“It seems that everywhere you turn, another tile manufacturer has launched a new line that replicates these natural materials — and for good reason. With the technologies that are available today in tile production, the durability and ease of maintenance of ceramic, cost effectiveness and the green factor, it is no wonder why the appeal of these tiles has grown so big.” – BNP Media
Here are the Top 3 Reasons for considering this flooring for your home:
Today’s Technology enables tile manufacturers to transfer the image of hardwood grain into ceramic tile. Any ANY finish you can think of is available. “Tile now ranges from a finish that’s a dead ringer for dark stained walnut to wood from a well-weathered fishing boat in France,” said Houzz. “With reclaimed wood so on trend, buying wood tile is an alternative to searching for the perfect hundred-year-old barn wood, and tiles are available in dimensions that wood is typically not.”
2. It is much less expensive than real wood
Budget is always a consideration for interior design or remodeling, and flooring typically eats up a chunk of that budget. When it’s wood floors, that chunk is a big one. Wood look tile provides a great looking solution that can keep the budget in check.
You “get a luxurious look for half the price,” said BNP Media. “Now that the industry has expanded, even more efficient, sustainable, believable products are being released. You are lowering the price without lowering the quality and beauty of a space.”
Because you are dealing with tile, you don’t have to worry about wear-and-tear you might see with real wood in a high-traffic area or moisture problems in a kitchen or bathroom.
“We all love the look of hardwood flooring, but most contractors say it has no place in a moist bathroom. The next best thing may be faux hardwood porcelain tile. It looks fabulous…is much easier to care for than real wood. And porcelain’s natural resistance to moisture makes it an appropriate material for kitchen and bath applications.” – HGTV