Do you love the look of hardwood floors, but hate how easily it scratches and gets damaged? Well, there’s another option out there for you. Wood grain tiles! Advances in the tile industry have made it possible to produce tiles that look exactly like wood but give all the benefits of tile. Tile Solutions has a huge variety of wood tile lines that offer you the beauty and comfort of hardwood but come the high performance qualities of tile.
Here’s why wood look flooring is gaining popularity over traditional hardwood.
Hardwood flooring is extremely difficult to maintain. It scratches, cracks, and chips from all the traffic of people, pets and messes. It needs proper cleaning regularly and to maintain its shine refinishing/resealing is required every couple of years.
Wood grain tile, on the other hand, is easy to maintain and clean. You don’t have to worry about damaging the floor. Your floor will pass the test of time whether you have kids running around or pitchers of water dropping all over the floor. If damage does occur, just replace a single tile (or multiple tiles) without ripping up the whole section of the floor.
Wood floors are more expensive than wood look tiles. Wood floors run anywhere from $5 – $20 or more depending on the type of wood. Tile costs about the same but isn’t as labor intensive, reducing total cost significantly.
Hardwood floors can’t be installed everywhere around the house. Wood fades when exposed to too much sunlight and can warp when exposed to moisture. Wood grain tile can go anywhere, including the shower and outdoors. If you were disappointed on the limits of hardwood, you now have something to be happy about. You get your hardwood look with all the benefits of tile!