As its name suggests, wood-look tile is manufactured to imitate the appearance of traditional hardwood flooring. It’s made from porcelain and allows homeowners to achieve the look of hardwood in rooms where hardwood is usually off limits.
Here we’ll be discussing wood-look tile in depth. We encourage you to read on, and to consider adding this innovative material to your Brookfield home.
Wood-Look Tile Advantages
Design Versatility—Wood-look tile is made from porcelain, an all-purpose material known for its toughness. It offers design versatility in the sense that it can be installed in virtually any room, particularly those exposed to water. Wood-look tile allows homeowners to achieve the look of hardwood in kitchens, basements, laundry rooms, and bathrooms. Unlike hardwood it doesn’t warp when it comes in contact with water.
Variety—Wood-look tile is available in a wide range of colors and patterns. It’s a great option for homeowners that are looking for hardwood of a specific pattern, color, or plank size. Luckily, the variety of wood-look tile doesn’t impact its believability. This type of flooring is frequently mistaken for hardwood, and typically goes unnoticed.
Wood-Look Tile Precautions
Hard Underfoot—Porcelain is dense and strong, which makes for durable and long-lasting flooring. However, we should mention that the density of wood-look tile results in a harsh underfoot compared to hardwood flooring. Homeowners should keep this in mind if they’re thinking about installing wood-look tile in a room where they could be standing for long periods of time. Similar to the way one’s legs can become sore after walking around a shopping mall for a few hours, standing atop porcelain for an extended period of time can cause sore joints and knees.
Here at Floor Coverings International Waukesha we look forward to helping you find the right flooring for your home. Although wood-look tile is a great hardwood alternative we also offer bamboo and luxury vinyl. We proudly serve the greater Waukesha, Brookfield, Milwaukee areas and offer free consultations. Call us today!
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