Want the look of hardwood flooring with the durability of tile?
Consider installing wood look tile flooring. It is stronger, more durable and will outlast hardwood.
Porcelain is the strongest and most durable tile material. It has a longer life span than any hardwood floor. The benefits to having a tiled floor over a hardwood floor are significant.
Hardwood and laminate flooring is extremely difficult to maintain. Hardwood floors need to be cleaned regularly, along with refinishing and resealing every year or so. Not to mention how much we worry about someone scratching our new hardwood floors. With all the discoloration, scratches, dents and warps that can happen with wooden floors, we strongly recommend installing a plank porcelain tile floor. Wood look plank porcelain tiles require very little maintenance.
Wood look tile flooring is simple to maintain and easy to clean. It is completely resistant to staining and can withstand more pressure before damage occurs. Simply put, porcelain tile can last decades with very little maintenance and without showing any signs of wear and tear.
When damage does occur to a single tile, it can be easily replaced. The only maintenance that is required for any tiled floor is to apply sealer every 5 years to keep moisture from seeping into the tile or the grout.
Wood Look Tile Flooring Cost.
Hardwood flooring usually costs $10 per square foot, depending on the type of wood you are installing. Wood look tile flooring, on average, cost $5 per square foot. Therefore, hardwood planks will most likely cost twice as much as tiles.
Wood look plank tile flooring has become one of the hottest trends in residential flooring.
The tile industry has made some incredible advancements over the last few years, creating tiles that look identical to wood. You would have to get down on your hands and knees to see any kind of difference to hardwood. The small details like grain, knots and contrasts in shade are easily replicated onto tile. Now you can get the look of exotic wood floors at a much more reasonable tile price.
Now we can install wood look tile flooring in places that have high levels of moisture, like the bathroom and kitchen areas. We also don’t have to worry about sunlight discoloring the wood and water warping the planks. Wood look tile flooring come in all shapes and sizes. There are plenty of patterns that tile can be laid out in, like straight, diagonal, staggered, modular, baseketweave, windmill, pinwheel or herringbone. Tile can even be used in replacement of baseboard trim molding for floors.
Over 15 million trees are cut down each and every year. With porcelain tile that looks like hardwood, we can help dramatically cut down the amount of trees that get cut down. Tile can give the warmth and welcoming look of wood without destroying a single tree. Tile materials can last many decades while keeping you from worrying about scratching your new hardwood floors.