Wood look, or wood grain, tile is all the rage in the greater Monmouth and Ocean County areas and across the United States as a whole. Wood look tile combines the best of two worlds; homeowners who choose this option will enjoy all the beauty of vast expanses of hardwood flooring with the durability and easy maintenance of tile. At Floor Coverings International of Monmouth County, we’re well versed in the many benefits of wood grain tile and are proud to provide this option for the Monmouth and Ocean County areas.
All About Wood Grain Tile
The explosion of wood look tile in popularity is no surprise. As hardwood flooring has become more and more of a staple of interior design, homeowners have created a demand for more cost effective and durable alternatives that offer the same look as hardwood flooring but with even more perks. Wood grain tiles can be constructed from either ceramic or porcelain, which gives homeowners more options when it comes to the price and functionality of their wood look flooring. No matter your preferences in wood flooring, from cherry to maple to wood with grey undertones, there’s a wood look tile that fits your tastes.
Pros and Cons of Wood Grain Tile
Of course, one of the biggest perks of wood grain tile is its ability to offer the aesthetic beauty of hardwood flooring at a lower cost. Wood look tile also offers homeowners the chance to enjoy the beauty of hardwood flooring in rooms it was previously banned; hardwood flooring shouldn’t be exposed to moisture, but for wood look tile, no room is off limits. Tile’s ability to withstand moisture and spills makes it a fine choice for bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, or even basements! Wood grain tile will also resist the scratching, fading, and chipping associated with hardwood floors, so your new flooring will maintain its tiptop shape for much longer.
There is one consideration for those thinking about installing wood look tile in their homes – temperature. Tile flooring is colder than other options, and it might feel uncomfortable under bare feet in the winter months. If this is a consideration for your family but you love the look of wood grain tiles, keep in mind that area rugs can be utilized to bring the warmth of carpeting to your tile during the colder months here in Monmouth County.
To get started on your wood look tile project, call Floor Coverings International Monmouth County today. We offer free, in-home, consultations and estimates and serve the greater Monmouth County and Ocean County areas.
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