What Is Wood-Look Tile?
Wood-look tile is made out of porcelain and is manufactured to imitate the appearance of traditional hardwood flooring. It’s grown in popularity within the past few years because it allows Cleveland East homeowners to achieve the look of hardwood flooring in rooms where hardwood isn’t advised.
Hardwood is often off limits when it comes to rooms that are susceptible to moisture damage, such as the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, and basement. Wood-look tile is a great option for these spaces because it offers the beauty of hardwood with the added benefit of moisture resistance.
Here we’ll be discussing the benefits that wood-look tile offers, as well as a few precautions that you should keep in mind when it comes to this flooring. We encourage you to read on, and to consider adding this innovative material to your Cleveland East home.
Wood-Look Tile Benefits
Believability—Wood-look tile is easily mistaken for traditional hardwood flooring and often goes unnoticed. Many homeowners find that guests don’t detect their wood-look tile unless it’s pointed out to them. This type of flooring is similar in appearance to luxury vinyl plank, another hardwood alternative, and matches the look of hardwood almost to a tee.
Variety—Wood-look tile is available in a wide range of tones and shades and offers greater variety than traditional hardwood. If you’re looking for hardwood flooring of a specific color, design, or plank size wood-look tile is an excellent option.
Wood-Look Tile Precautions
Harsh Underfoot—Compared to hardwood, wood-look tile has a considerably harsh underfoot feel. The hardness of this flooring can result in sore joints and knees if a person stands or walks on it for a few hours. It can also be less forgiving when it comes to slips and falls compared to softer floors, like cork flooring.
Difficult To Install—In order to achieve the look of genuine hardwood, wood-look tile must be installed almost perfectly. The grout lines of tiles must remain hidden, and any mistakes that take place during the installation process tend to stand out. Luckily, the design experts at Floor Coverings International Cleveland East will complete your wood-look tile installation from start to finish, so this isn’t something you’ll have to worry about.
Here at Floor Coverings International Cleveland East we’d love to help you find the perfect wood-look tile for your home. We proudly serve the greater Cleveland area and offer free consultations. Call us today!
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