4 Reasons to Consider Ceramic Tile With A Wood Look
Trends come and go, but hardwood floors never go out of style. Rustic hardwood floors are especially popular this year, as they work well in a wide range of homes from casual to contemporary. But real hardwood floors aren’t a great option for every homeowner. And there are some drawbacks. Real wood is susceptible to scratching, can get damaged from excessive moisture and will show wear, especially in high traffic areas.
If you’re considering hardwood flooring, here are four instances in which you might want to consider ceramic tile designed to look like hardwood:
Location, Location, Location
Real hardwood can expand or crack in wet environments. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have the look of real hardwood in your bathroom, laundry room or even your wine cellar. Today’s wood-look tiles are designed to replicate the look of natural wood grains so closely, even Mother Nature would be fooled. And water is no problem for these tiles. Ceramic tiles are also perfect for outdoor use around a pool or on a patio*. These tiles can beautifully replicate almost any look you can imagine, from traditional parquet to reclaimed panels from an old fishing boat.
Three kids + 2 dogs = enough said. You’ve got a busy household. And as
great as it sounds, trying to get them to take their shoes off every time they enter the house just isn’t realistic. As much as you love hardwood floors, you need flooring that can withstand everything your family can throw at it. Ceramic tiles are the answer. They can stand up to all the wear and tear you dish out – wood-look tiles won’t dent, scratch or fade – no matter how active your household. Spills, stains and even standing water are no problem for ceramic tile floors. And they are super easy to clean and maintain.
Budget – Reclaimed Wood Look for Less
Hardwood can be expensive, not only to purchase, but to install. And depending on your taste, you may end up settling for a style you don’t want. For example, reclaimed wood has become very popular in flooring. But it’s also very expensive. If you love the look of reclaimed wood floors, wood-look tiles might be the perfect choice for you. They’re available in weather worn designs intended to give a hand-chosen look and capture the feel of age or years of exposure to the elements for which reclaimed wood is known.
Ceramic tiles are also available in a wide assortment of plank sizes, whereas wider plank hardwood can get very costly. And if you’re on a tight budget, DCH Flooring can help you select the perfect ceramic tile for your lifestyle and budget. Plus, you’ll save big when you shop wholesale!
Because wood-look ceramic tile has become so popular, there are now a myriad of styles, sizes, colors and textures to choose from, which means that there are more options for your home. And because ceramic tiles work in any room, indoor or out*, you can easily create a unified look throughout, mix and match different styles for a dramatic look or even make a bold statement with an accent wall. The options are limitless!
If you love the warmth and beauty of real hardwood but you’re a homeowner on a budget, or you want the gorgeous look of reclaimed hardwood floors in your master bath but know the risks of installing real hardwood near water, wood-look tile might be the perfect option for you. Whatever your flooring preference, DCH Flooring makes it easy… Start your project today!