Q: I have always wanted wood floors in the bathroom, but I know it’s not among the most practical of ideas. What other options are out there?
A: It probably won’t come as a surprise that ceramic tile, with its wide versatility and myriad colors and designs has now been crafted to resemble the familiar wood plank look that so many have come to love.
One of the great things about technology and where the market has come from when it comes to tile flooring is the many different looks that you can achieve with ceramic. And wood is just one of them!
Here are some of the places that you might be considering redoing your floors where the ceramic option may make more sense than wood—and where you can fool pretty much anyone with using wood tile.
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Here are some great advantages to choosing ceramic “wood” tiles over the real thing:
1. Damage Control: No more need to worry about scratches, chips or other marks that every hardwood floor owner dreads. Any scuffs or marks that are made are easily cleaned off.
2. Moisture-Resistant: One of the best features of ceramic is that it’s moisture resistant. Wood will expand when it becomes wet, which can lead to warping and other damage, but you won’t have to worry about that with ceramic tiles.
3. Versatility: When you purchase wood planks, your options are wide—but then so are the prices. When it comes to ceramic tiles, you can have them customized to a variety of sizes including 8”, 12”, 16” or even 20” and you can still stay within your budget.
4. Heating Options: We love this one. You can introduce radiant heating to your floors! Not possible with hardwood. On the other hand, during the summer, or for those who live in warm climates year round, ceramic tile stays cool and feels great on the feet.
5. Low Maintenance: Finally, ceramic tile, as mentioned above is so easy to clean. No need for waxing, special cleaners or sealing agents. You can use pretty much any off-the-counter cleaner and keep your floors looking great.
If you’re not sold already, check out the pics we’ve seen in homes of ceramic “wood” tiles. You’ll be surprised at how true-to-wood they appear.
Timber Glen Wood Tiles in Cocoa
Halcon Ceramica Forest Line in Caobo
Fondovalle Ironwood in Nero Bruciato
Contact us today to set up an appointment to talk about your flooring plans!