Wood look tile in Downers GroveHere at Floor Coverings International Downers Grove, we are always working to keep up to date with current flooring trends. So what type of flooring are we most excited about for 2017? Wood-look tile!

Flooring manufacturers have developed innovative new styles of porcelain tile that mimic the appearance of hardwood planks. In fact, they look so realistic that you may not notice the difference by sight alone. We love that wood-look tile offers new possibilities to Downers Grove homeowners. For example, tile works in all kinds of places that hardwood can’t, including bathrooms and other moisture-prone areas.

Advantages of Wood-Look Tile

Wood-look porcelain tile is available in a wide range of styles, many of which mimic specific wood species or finishes. In some cases, this tile can even give you the look of an expensive, exotic hardwood (like tigerwood) at a fraction of the cost.

Porcelain tile is resistant to water, mold, and mildew, and it’s unlikely to scratch or chip from everyday wear. And unlike wood, tile doesn’t need to be stained or refinished, and it won’t be affected by sunlight, humidity, or temperature. It’s so durable and easy to maintain that it can work in nearly any area of your house: kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, basements, or sunrooms, for instance.

So What’s the Downside?

There isn’t much to complain about when it comes to the durability or appearance of wood-look tile. Rather, the primary disadvantage involves comfort. Porcelain tile can feel cold and hard underfoot, especially in the winter. Strategically placed area rugs will help, but you can also resolve the issue with under-floor radiant heating.

If you want to give your Downers Grove home a trendy update with wood-look tile, then give us a call! Floor Coverings International Downers Grove provides free in-home consultations and estimates. We’ll even bring our mobile showroom so that you can see product samples in your own space.

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