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  • 4/11/2017 6:00 AM

Benefits of “Wood” Tile Floors

Choosing new flooring for your remodeling or new home needs comes with a multitude of flooring options. One of the top options for homeowners today is to use tile for new flooring. Even more popular is to use porcelain tiles that resemble natural hardwood. There are a lot of benefits to using tile, and with the wood-look tiles appearance so closely mimicking the appearance of hardwood, the benefits keep adding up. Not only can you use tiles to cover your kitchen or bathroom areas, you can also use wood-look tile for your entire living space. Even better yet, you can use wood-look tile on walls as creative and complimentary accents. Let’s review some of the benefits of wood-look tiles for your next project.

Moisture Resistant

If those aren’t two words every homeowner wants to hear, then we don’t know what are. Wood-look tiles resemble the appearance of natural wood, providing the same beautiful and warm aesthetic. But, unlike real hardwood, wood-look tile is made from porcelain, which resists against moisture in the kitchen, bathroom, basement, or any other area in the home that may be prone to moisture.

Easy Maintenance

Unlike natural hardwood floors, wood-look tile floors is easily maintained without the worry of upkeep. That’s right, there’s no need to worry about polishing, sanding, or staining and it’s extremely easy to clean. Just grab a mop, bucket, or even a spray cleaner and mop and give it a good wash. Use a non abrasive cleaning brush for any tough dirt or debris. Sweeping and mopping tile floors regularly will maintain a new floor look for years to come.

Heating and Cooling Benefits

While the tile has a warm wood-like appearance, it is cool to the touch due to the makeup of the porcelain. This feature will save you in the summer months. For the winter and cool weather months, radiant heating for your floors is a good idea. Not only does it create a luxurious feel and keep your feet nice and toasty in the winter or after you get out of the shower, but pays off by saving you on heat in the long run. Imagine the option of simply flipping a switch on to keep your feet comfortable and save you money. We call that a win-win.

Design Options Are Limitless

Wood-look tiles come in so many different designs and colors that any desirable appearance can be achieved. Do you want a rustic look for a shabby chic bathroom or a country kitchen? Then consider Sonoma Driftwood. Or what about a contemporary or traditional aesthetic for a more transitional look? Try Sonoma Oak or Sygma Chocolate ceramic tile. Or trend with a soft gray wood-look tile with Carolina Timber Gray ceramic tile. Not only can you use a traditional pattern for a wood-look tile floor, you can also be creative and use patterns such as herringbone, staggered, or brick layouts. Sizes of tiles vary and can be combined with other sizes to create a truly unique pattern.

No matter what design style desires you have there is a wood-look porcelain tile to fit your design needs. If you want to check out our tile and natural stone materials for your next project, stop by G.M.S. Werks and check out our showroom for your natural stone needs! Our hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. You can also reach us by phone during our normal business hours at 402-451-3400 or email us by going to the contact page of our new site!

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