Having a hard time choosing between the look and feel of wood, and the durability and convenience of vinyl or porcelain tiles?
Then wood tile may be the flooring solution you seek. These specialty tiles have the size, shape, and look of wood. But they're made of porcelain, ceramic and vinyls. Tiles that look like wood hit the market more than a decade ago and have only grown in popularity. The quality and realism has also improved, giving a more realistic look than the early types. They can benefit your interior design and living a lot. Do you want a more wooden look for a tiled space? Or a more reliable replacement for your old boards?
How is a Wood Porcelain Tile Made?It's almost the same process as making other porcelain tiles. First of all, you mix ceramic powder and moisten it.
The next step is shaping and solidifying the tiles. Machines mold, cut, and press the material into the size and shape of floorboards. The pain is what makes the tiles look like wood. To ensure the best looking graphics they use high-definition inkjet printers to create a vast variety of realistic patterns. Lesser quality wood tiles come with lower quality print and fewer pattern repeats, giving a less realistic look. A layer of varnish and a trip to the oven finish the tiles.
Advantages of Wood Tile over WoodEvery type of flooring has its pros and cons. Wood is a well-loved classic, but it doesn't fit every space.
The biggest advantages of porcelain wood tiles are, more durable, stain resistant, won't warp or crack due to humidity, low maintenance do to being completely sealed product and for underfloor heating.
The Biggest advantage of vinyls tiles are the quietness and low cost.