While hardwood flooring is classic in interior design, it only lasts for so long. You will begin to notice scratches and water damage eventually, and then be left with the decision of what to do next. Although you can’t beat the first impression that comes with hardwood, perhaps there is a better alternative that is both more cost effective, and durable.
Thanks to the tile industry, a new wood-looking alternative has recently hit the market, providing homeowners with the same look as hardwood, without the damage. This tile flooring is simple to keep up and even easier to clean. If damage were to ever occur on the wood tile, you could easily take out and replace the tile, and avoid having to rip up an entire area of flooring.
Details such as knots, grain, and shade can all be replicated onto tile, so visually, the wood-look tile is nearly identical.
Another thing to note is that real wood can be negatively affected by direct sunlight in a room that has window exposure. The sun’s UV Rays will discolor the wood and stain of your hardwood floors over time. Another advantage of tile is essentially waterproof, which takes away any concerns that moisture can cause in a bathroom, kitchen, laundry room or finished basements were moisture can be found.
Using wood-look tile also gives homeowners a better experience when it comes to customization. Where with wood, designing a special pattern can be expensive and time consuming, tile already has it built in.
Switching your flooring to wood-look tile as an alternative is also a great for sustainability. It is noted that almost 20 million trees are cut down every year. If homeowners were to switch over to wood-look tile, that number would tremendously decrease, each and every year.
If you’re looking to do a renovation, contact us at Remodeling Consultants today.
Some information taken from from www.Daltile.com