Tiles That Look Like Wooden Floorboards & Go With Your Home’s Floor and Decor
Homeowners have a great variety of flooring options when they buy or remodel a home. Trending now is hardwood in any shape, form, or fashion. Hardwood is timeless and beautiful. Homeowners on a budget must look for floor and decor they can afford. How tiles designed to look like wooden floorboards sound?
Are you thinking “tiles? Made to look like wood? Why would I do that?” There are numerous reasons to consider tile and flooring. Hardwood floors, especially those wide planks so popular now, are a hefty portion of the buying or remodeling budget. You’ll also need flooring that Fido and Fluffy won’t scratch with their scrambling paws. You’ll be thinking about eco-friendly, non-allergen, and ease of maintenance on your new floor.
Ease Of Maintenance
Tile floors usually go in bathrooms and laundry rooms. Give them a swipe with a moist mop, and you’re done. What most homeowners don’t think of is that tile basically blocks water from getting to the subfloor beneath. No mold or mildew. Now imagine tile floor and decor in the kitchen where spills happen at least twice a day. Your new floor will look like wood but will have the moisture-fighting properties of tile.
Every couple years, hardwood floors should be sanded, refinished, and sealed. That takes time and money. Tile and flooring don’t need this. Give wood look tile a swipe with a dust mop and another with a moist mop, and you’re good to go.
About Fido And Fluffy
Dogs and cats get their claws stuck in the carpet. When they run on hardwood floors, they get their claws knocked askew or completely out of place. There’s nothing for them to dig into. Tiles designed to look like wooden floorboards might make them skid and slide, but it won’t dislodge their nails nor get them stuck. Fido and Fluffy can run about with complete confidence in their new floor.
You won’t have to worry about making dinged, scratched hardwood floors look good. Fido and Fluffy won’t scratch these floors. As for “accidents,” just wipe them up with a cloth and go over it with a moist mop. They won’t warp the tile like they would hardwood, nor will they settle into the wood, causing mold and mildew beneath.
Homeowners generally do whatever they can to be “green.” They recycle and use eco-friendly products. Did you know floor and decor items are eco-friendly? Most manufacturers use recycled materials. Ceramic and porcelain tiles from dozens of buildings are reused to make your wood-look tile flooring. Ask us the Tile Emporium, and we’ll proudly tell you what makes up your tile flooring.
For those with asthmatics or allergy sufferers in the house, you should also know that there are no harmful chemicals used in making your tiles.
Ceramic and porcelain tiles are made of clay and dust. Tiles used in kitchens, baths, and laundry rooms tend to be thicker because they resist moisture better. You’ll want to choose a ceramic tile at least ¾ inch thick or a porcelain tile at least 5/16 inch thick. They won’t break as easily as thinner tiles.
Appearance and Durability
Tile lasts for upward of 20 years if it’s well maintained. It looks just as beautiful at 20 years as it did on day one. Now imagine that you got wood-look-tile from your the Tile Emporium. It’s just as beautiful as a hardwood floor. It lasts years longer than a hardwood floor. You don’t have to refinish it every couple of years. It’s eco-friendly, pet-friendly, kid-friendly, and easy to maintain. What’s not to love?