Porcelain is proving its worth as an affordable and resilient alternative to wooden flooring because it’s available at a much lower cost, requires significantly less maintenance upkeep, and it can be produced to resemble almost any type of wood that a design project requires.
While wooden flooring is a desirable feature in many homes, the sheer cost of buying enough to cover a floor can be out of reach for many homeowners. In addition, wood is prone to being scratched or stained, making it a less than ideal option in rooms that see a lot of foot traffic.
Thankfully, porcelain wood-like tile has all the benefits of wood and none of the drawbacks. Porcelain is strong and stain-resistant, and there’s no need to worry about spills or splashes in places like the kitchen or bathroom. It’s also very easy to clean porcelain tile, and with the endless designs available, porcelain can be made to look like whatever wood a designer is seeking.
For example, porcelain tile can be produced to look like re-purposed wood in a range of different-sized rectangles of varying shades of brown. This makes the floor look like it’s a collection of different types of wood panels, which is one of the most popular design trends at the moment.
Or go for a more traditional appearance with porcelain tile that looks like weathered wood all from the same source, with varying shades of brown and streaks of white. Porcelain tile resembles wood so closely that it evens features the grains and knots found in actual wood flooring.
An incredibly versatile style option for wood-like tile is porcelain produced in shades of copper with the grains and other markings. This creates a subtle and neutral appearance that works well in most rooms in the house, whether it’s the living room, bathroom, kitchen, or elsewhere.
Bedrooms can look great when finished with wood-look tile, and a nice choice is to use porcelain crafted to look like planks of dark wood, featuring knots and grains of darker brown. This projects an elegant image, pairing well with white or other light-colored bedframes and features.
Yet another option is a medium brown color that mimics forest wood, available in three different sizes, to create the image of wood that’s been cut just for the room’s floor.
Some designers want to achieve the look of pine wood flooring at a much lower cost, and porcelain tile helps out once again with this goal. Use tiles in dark browns with the eye-catching grains and knots expected from pine, but without any of the headaches involved with using actual wood.
While the above examples are great ways to use porcelain wood-look tile for home flooring projects, there are many other styles available – so be sure to browse the full collection when deciding which type of tile to use as a replacement for wooden floors.