It’s a common plight for owners in costal towns like Ocean Isle Beach: you want the aesthetic of hardwood floors, but without the extra care wood requires to hold up in the humid climate. Fortunately we have a solution here at Floor Coverings International Shallotte! Wood-look tile is an innovative flooring option that combines the beauty of wood with the durability of tile. Our manufacturing partners are able to take hardwood traits, such as the subtle changes in color, grain, and texture, and replicate them directly onto ceramic or porcelain tiles.
Wood-Look Tile Advantages
Here are a few of the reasons why we love and recommend wood-look tile for Ocean Isle Beach homes:
Versatility — Wood-look tile comes in a range of sizes and colors, so you can easily create a custom floor to suit your unique style.
Durability — Unlike natural wood, wood-look tile is water resistant so you don’t have to worry about warping. It is also easy to maintain, doesn’t require refinishing or resealing, and deals well with heavy foot traffic and abrasion (a much needed quality when living near a beach).
Broad Application — Because it’s tile, it won’t fade in the sun and resists nicks and scratches, making it a good choice for outdoor spaces such a patios. Wood-look tile is also resistant to mold and mildew so you can use it to achieve a wood floor affect in areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, and basements.
Wood-Look Tile Precautions
Before deciding on wood-look tile for your home, here are a few factors to consider:
Hardness — Wood-look tile is a very hard material, which might be an issue if you tend to stand around barefoot for long periods time. It can also be chilly underfoot on cold winter days.
Installation — Wood-look tile can be a tricky product to work with and is best installed professionally to make sure patterns and grout match up.
Cost — Wood-look tile will generally cost more than standard tile, but most homeowners consider it to be an excellent investment.
Floor Coverings International Shallotte is here to help you find the perfect match for your flooring project. If you’re interested in learning more about using wood-look tile in your own home or business, contact our team for a free consultation!
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