Is Wood Look Tile Flooring A Good Choice For Your Remodel Or Your New Home

Is Wood Look Tile Flooring A Good Choice For Your Remodel Or Your New Home

Wood Look Tile Flooring is becoming a popular trend.  Is it for you?  

While showing some properties to a client, we came across a group of lovely town homes with freshly installed wood look, porcelain tile flooring.  The quality of the appearance was nice.  The tiles really did look very close to real wood.  It was also textured as to "feel" like wood on your feet.  However, while tile is great for helping keep your house cool in the summer, it is not a pleasant experience for your feet in cooler weather.   As we are currently in winter months and it is chilly out, I could feel the cold radiating from the floor.  Another drawback is the grout.  It is a dead giveaway that this is not real wood.  The tiles we observed were not laid completely level, so this was another turn-off for me.  Be sure to hire professionals for installation!  As for ease of care, the tile cleans easily and needs less long term maintenance.  It would never need to be sanded and refinished, and would never splinter (always make sure you keep extra tiles in your color choice after installation to replace any that may break or chip over the years, because colors and textures are phased out over time and you may not be able to find a match later on).  I'm still a fan of real wood flooring, but that is not always a great choice for certain areas such as the kitchens or bathrooms.  This porcelain tile would be a good alternative for those areas.  You can purchase Wood-Look Porcelain Tile Flooring at any flooring store, but I found this one at The Home Depot.  At about half the price of engineered wood and a third the price of hardwood, it's a good way to get a wood look for less.  

Shop The Home Depot.com for flooring pricing.  Shop my website if you are looking for your dream home to install that perfect flooring choice!  

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