With the increased popularity of wood flooring in today’s marketplace, many homeowners in the greater Downers Grove, Bolingbrook, and Woodridge area are in the market for natural looking flooring. Enter wood look tiles. Wood look tiles are large tiles with wood grain print on porcelain or ceramic tile. The wood grain pattern comes in every configuration and color you can imagine. From rustic to classic looks – they lay like regular tile. Learn more from the experts at Floor Coverings International Downers Grove area.
Wood look tiles give you the benefits typical to traditional square tiles – durability in humid environments and against scratches and heavy traffic. It’s also a great looking material throughout the home without the stress of wood flooring. Like porcelain or ceramic tiles, wood look tiles carry the same durability and dependability. Of course, they are not immune to cracking when drops occur – but they can be replaced as easily as traditional tiles. For best durability, choose wood look tile flooring with a PEI rating of at least 3 (on a toughness scale of 1 to 5) – which will outlive many ceramic tiles.
The best wood look tiles have their patterns printed with high-resolution lasers printers that provide the tile with a realistic wood look. Lower-quality wood-look tiles are printed with ink-jet printers – but they can have an inconsistent or grainy appearance. Long tile pieces take more work to make than shorter pieces, so a mix of long and short planks is a good way to save money on your floor design. For high quality and durability, through-body porcelain tiles provide the best blemish and chip coverage.
Where to Use Wood Look Tile
Wood look tile can be used all over your home in Downers Grove – especially where humidity and moisture may be an issue. It’s a great complement to heated or cooled flooring – as it conducts heat very well. From restrooms to kitchens and entryways, wood look tile stands out and stays tough. You can also cover it with area rugs and lay it in living and bedrooms. As for maintaining wood look flooring – it’s easy. Just mop and sweep. As long as you don’t use acidic cleaners, your tile and grout will stay nice for a very long time.
Are you interested in having wood look tile installed in your Downers Grove home? The experts at Floor Coverings International Downers Grove are here to help! Call us today to schedule a free consultation and visit from our mobile showroom. We proudly serve the greater Downers Grove, Bolingbrook, and Woodridge area.
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