Wood-look tile floor in Lexington area living room

A tile trend that’s on the rise here in Lexington, KY is wood-look tile, a popular flooring material for its stunning looks and great durability. At Floor Coverings International Lexington, we carry a wide variety of tile flooring to match your home’s design and needs. We’d like to share more about wood-look tile to help you find out if it’s the right tile solution for your home.

Construction

Wood-look tile is made from either ceramic or porcelain that is highly durable and resistant to water. During the finishing process of the tile, a texture and high quality graphic are applied to the tile’s surface which give it the appearance of beautiful wood grain. These tiles come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and are made to imitate a variety of hardwood species, such as oak or walnut. The added texture can even be made to replicate the look of handscraped hardwood, giving homeowners that great distressed look we love.

Applications

What we love about wood-look tile is its hardwood design combined with the performance of tile. This combination makes wood-look tile a perfect solution for the areas of your home where you can’t traditionally install hardwood floors, such as bathrooms and basements. As you may know, porcelain tile is nearly impervious to water absorption, so you won’t have to worry about installing it where it will get wet.

Wood-look tile is also a great material for hallways, living rooms, and even bedrooms. If your home sees a lot of sun, you also don’t have to worry about your floors fading or changing color over years of direct light, as you might with natural wood. Its durability will certainly ensure you have long lasting beauty in your home.

Considerations

As with other flooring options, there are a few things to consider before setting your sights on wood-look tile. Although it’s more often than not less expensive than natural hardwoods, wood-look tile tends to be more expensive than other tile flooring. Due to the size and design of the tile, closely imitating the look of hardwood floors is hard to achieve if the tile is not installed correctly, and professional installation is highly recommended. Fortunately, our tile experts at Floor Coverings International Lexington are here to help!

When you’re ready to start your next home tiling project, give us a call! We provide free, in-home consultations to homeowners in the greater Lexington and Nicholasville areas, along with a great selection, expert advice, and professional installation.

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