Hardwood flooring is full of subtle changes in color and texture that delight the eye and add a touch of luxury to your space. But the beauty of hardwood comes at the price of extra maintenance to prevent warping and scratches. So what if you want the hardwood aesthetic for your Medford home, but without the necessary upkeep? Introducing wood-look tile, an innovative material that combines the beauty of wood with the durability of tile flooring!
How It’s Made
Thanks to advances in printing technology, manufacturers create this popular hardwood alternative by replicating wood traits directly onto ceramic or porcelain tiles. The tiles match the texture, grain, and colors of wood to such a degree that the untrained eye is often unable to tell the difference. Wood-look tile is available in an array of styles, so you can easily create a custom floor. It also allows you to have the look of exotic wood types, such as Tigerwood, but at a lower cost and with less environmental impact!
Where to Use
Because it’s ceramic, wood-look tile is water resistant, doesn’t require refinishing, and won’t fade in the sun. It also resists mold and mildew. This durability makes wood-look tile an incredibly versatile material that can be used to achieve a wood effect in non-standard locations, such as bathrooms or outdoor spaces like patios. It also holds up well to the heavy foot traffic of kitchens and living rooms. A common complaint owners have against tile flooring is that it can be quite chilly underfoot. However wood-look tile can be installed with radiant heating, making it warm and comfortable all year round — perfect for areas like the master bedroom!
Interested in using wood-look tile in your next project? Contact the experts at Floor Coverings International Klamath Falls! We proudly serve the Klamath Falls, Lakeview, and Medford, Oregon areas and will come out for a free on-location design consultation!
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