Test Of Time
Wood plank tile is an obvious choice for flooring. Consumers understand the challenges of everyday life. And who has time to care for flooring everyday.
There are endless looks and designs that will mesh well with your interior. Various colors and patterns make it a suitable choice for redesign. Choose wood-look today.
Made of porcelain tile, wood plank tile is virtually indestructible when it come to moisture. Use this in bathrooms, kitchens, and even outdoors, to modernize your look.
If you have been shopping for new tile near Atlanta, you have likely come across “wood look tile” or “wood look porcelain” tile in your search. The name of these products is quite accurate, as they are designed to mimic the look of actual, traditional hardwood flooring. Indeed, it is tile made of porcelain or ceramic that looks like wood. Furthermore, there are skeptics out there who condemn wood look tile. They complain that it is inferior to traditional hardwood flooring—that it is a cheap product and that no one should use it. The sales and service team here at Tile Factory Outlet and Imports respectfully disagrees with this notion. We believe that wood look tile is a great product that comes with its own set of advantages (please see our customer reviews). What’s more, we feel that most anyone can use it.
The most exciting reason to choose wood look tile over traditional hardwood tile has to do with the plethora of selections of wood look tiles. There are countless varieties of wood look plank tiles that come in different shapes and sizes. There is no doubt that there is a wood look tile available for your aesthetic. For example, if you want to go with something elegant and sophisticated, check out the Stage Scala. For those that want something rustic and pastoral, check out Blendart Natural. These wood look tiles look great in cabins and cottages. Finally, for those looking for something modern, the Cabane Shell collection is stylish; it is textured and unique. The choices do not stop there. If you are overwhelmed at all of the choices and seek professional guidance, our sales and service team is glad to help! Please contact us with questions, or to schedule an appointment for a design consultation, by clicking here.
The most obvious reason to choose wood look tile over hardwood is the cost. The average wood look tile is roughly half the cost of its traditional hardwood counterpart. However, the best wood like tile will always be less expensive than a quality hardwood.
Hardwood flooring is very susceptible to the elements like moisture and temperature. Unlike hardwood flooring, wood look tile plank is 100% waterproof. That means it can be installed in a kitchen, bath, or even outside (porcelain only).
One of the salient features of wood look tile in comparison to hardwood is that porcelain and ceramic plank tiles are much more durable. Kitchen floor tile, for example, gets a ton of traffic and is extremely susceptible to wear and tear. Hardwood flooring is notorious for getting scratched and dented. In turn, the kitchen floor will have to be refinished, which is very expensive. However, if you choose to go with a wood look tile, you can plan on getting years and years of use out of it as it will continue to look good under normal conditions much longer than hardwood. You cannot refinish wood look tile, but the good news is that it is much easier to replace it than it would be to refinish a hardwood floor. Unlike hardwood floors, durable and attractive wood look tiles can be installed anywhere—including outdoors where the moisture and other elements would completely ruin traditional hardwood. Furthermore, many wood look products are commonly used as bathroom floor tile since they are waterproof and resistant to elements.
A wood look porcelain tile is much easier to clean and maintain than natural wood. It can not be harmed by water or chemicals, so you can clean it with whatever type of cleaner you prefer to use.
A wood plank tile can be laid in any direction you prefer. Usually a longer plank looks best. If you are installing a 6×24 or 6×36 a diagonal herringbone looks nice.
A wood look tile works well for any room in the house. If you are wanting the durability of a tile, but would like to have the cozy feel of a hardwood floor then wood plank tile may be the perfect solution.
When you are installing a wood plank tile or any tile that is over 18″ in length you should stagger the joints no more that 33%. A random pattern gives a natural appearance.