At Floor Coverings International Western NC we love hardwood flooring. It’s timeless and beautiful, but it can also be expensive and require a lot of upkeep. We know that’s not ideal for every homeowner. That’s why wood tile is a perfect alternative to hardwood floors.
What Is Wood Tile?
Wood tile isn’t actually made of wood at all; it’s just tile that looks like wood. Wood tile is popular in the flooring industry because it has all the beauty and elegance of hardwood flooring without the maintenance or price tag. Wood floor tiles are usually porcelain or ceramic, and while they may not feel like a hardwood floor, the appearance is stunningly similar.
Benefits of Wood Tile
Apart from having a lower cost and less maintenance than hardwood flooring, wood floor tile has a lot of unique benefits. It’s better suited for high-moisture areas of the home, such as the bathroom or kitchen, because you don’t have to worry about warping or rotting. Similarly, it makes a beautifully modern backsplash in both of these rooms while protecting the walls from water damage and mold.
Wood tiles are very durable. There’s no need to fear the claws of pets, moving furniture, high heels, or dulling floors! Wood tile will stay shiny without needing to polish or refinish it, and it’s more scratch-resistant than most hardwood. The maintenance is moderately easy. Just sweep and mop with a damp mop when needed.
While tile can get a little cold in the mornings or winters, radiant heating can be installed under wood tile so it’s comfortable underfoot. Wood tile also has many color and design options to fit the décor of any home, and they are also available in planks for a more realistic hardwood look.
Is it time for a renovation or new floors? If you want beautiful and affordable flooring then call the local experts at Floor Coverings International in Asheville today! We offer free in-home design consultations and estimates so our customers get the best flooring for their home and style.
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