What is Wood Look Tile?

Everyone loves the look of natural wood for their home, but hardwood is very easy to damage and refacing is expensive. Porcelain tile is the most durable flooring option on the market. Technological advancements in inkjet printing have lead to the creation of incredibly realistic wood look porcelain tiles. 

The Durability of Porcelain Tile

When you are replacing your floor, it is important to select a material that fits your lifestyle. Hardwood floors are beautiful, but they can easily be damaged in high traffic areas, such as your kitchen. Real wood can scratch, dent, warp, crack, and stain from traffic, spills, kids, and pets. 

In addition, hardwood floors need to be refinished and resealed every couple of years. Wood look tile requires no maintenance and allows for children and pets to play without risking damage to the floor. Wood look tile is great for families that like to entertain because spills can be left and cleaned up after guests leave, shoes do not need to be removed at the door, and cleanup is simple. 

Wood look tiles are great for high moisture areas such as bathrooms. Traditionally wood would not be a good flooring option for bathrooms, but wood look tiles allow for the same flooring to be used in any room.   

Wood tile is so durable it can be used as a pool deck!

Wood tile is so durable it can be used as a pool deck!

The Green Alternative to Hardwood

When you select wood look tile over hardwood, you are helping to reduce the number of trees harvested each year to be used in flooring. Wood look tile allows for exotic wood looks without the environmental impacts of harvesting exotic lumber. 

Please visit our GREEN page for more details. 

An Affordable Look 

In side by side comparisons it is difficult to see the difference between a high quality wood look tile and hardwood. High quality wood look tiles mimic the look of hardwood for a fraction of the price. Blending different sized wood look tiles can create the look of real wood without costly maintenance. Combine wood look tile with sealed  grout and never worry about maintenance again. 

The Verdict 

Wood look tile is a porcelain tile with wood grain printed onto the tile to create the look of wood. There is no maintenance required once wood look tile is installed. Choosing wood look tile preserves our forests. Wood look tiles are durable and can be used in many areas of your home or business. 

To find out more please Contact Us or visit our showroom and see the hundreds of different wood look tiles we have!