Wood-look alternatives are becoming increasingly popular in the flooring industry, and wood-look tile is no exception to this trend. Here at Floor Coverings International Cleveland South, we love this flooring solution because it allows Cuyahoga Falls homeowners to get the hardwood look anywhere in the home – even in moisture-prone basements and bathrooms! Read below to learn more about this unique flooring solution.
What is Wood-Look Tile?
Wood-look tile is made of ceramic or porcelain and is manufactured to mimic the look of real hardwood. Tiles are printed with a hardwood image and are even imprinted with a realistic hardwood grain texture. These tiles come in plank shapes and can sometimes be installed in such a way as to hide the grout from view, allowing this material look just like real hardwood. Wood-look tile comes in a variety of different hardwood looks to better compete with the diverse range of species that exist in the real hardwood world.
Wood Tile Water Resistance
One of the greatest perks of wood-look tile is its incredible water resistance. Solid hardwood has a tendency to warp, swell, or stain from extended exposure to liquid, making this flooring unsuitable for moisture-prone rooms like the bathroom, basement, and laundry room.
Wood-look tile, on the other hand, has no reaction to water or humidity. It will not expand, contract, or swell, even in humid bathrooms or flooded basements. This makes wood-look tile the perfect hardwood alternative for homeowners with messy pets or for homeowners who just want the hardwood look in their bathroom.
Wood-Look Tile Durability
Wood tile is a popular choice amongst pet owners because it is very resistant against scratches and dents. Most types of real hardwood are pretty durable as well, but they are prone to surface scratches from pet claws, high heeled shoes, or even grit underfoot. The ceramic or porcelain that wood-look tile is made of is very dense and durable, meaning that this flooring will have no trouble standing up to the circumstances that could otherwise wear down a hardwood surface. Wood-look tile allows homeowners to have the appearance of hardwood without having to worry about sanding and refinishing their floors often.
Wood-Look Tile Maintenance
Another perk to owning a wood-look tile floor is that it is easy to maintain. Such a floor simply requires a regular sweeping or vacuuming and an occasional mopping to stay in tip-top shape. Many homeowners see this as an advantage over hardwood flooring because hardwood is sensitive to excessive moisture from mopping and sometimes requires special wood-friendly cleaners to keep it in shape.
Get Started in Cuyahoga Falls Today
Wood-look tile flooring is growing increasingly popular amongst Cuyahoga Falls homeowners because it is water resistant, durable, and looks just like hardwood. Contact Floor Coverings International Cleveland South today to schedule your free, in-home design consultation and we’ll bring our vast selection of wood tile samples to your door. We proudly serve the greater Stow, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson and Akron areas.
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