Whether you’re renovating or building, you have reached that crucial decision stage in designing your home; which flooring material should you choose? Deciding on your flooring is one of the largest decisions you will make, as it influences the overall look and feel of your home.
If you’re tossing up between timber look floor tiles and real timber flooring, you may feel overwhelmed on which is the better option.
When it comes to choosing the perfect flooring material, there are many factors to consider.:
- Do you want a surface that wears well in high traffic areas?
- A floor that creates the statement of the home?
- Or a floor that seamlessly compliments your home interiors?
- Something that can go from the main flooring to the wet areas as well?
- Do you want something that can be extended to the outdoors, to bring the outside in?
If you love the look of timber but are seeking a surface that is less prone to scratching, moisture and fading then timber look floor tiles is your answer! With today’s latest technology, we are seeing more and more tile manufacturers creating timber look tiles. The beauty lies in the functionality of porcelain floor tiles; for their hard-wearing nature, and ability to withstand moisture, staining, scratching and harsh household chemicals. By opting for timber look tiles you get the look of real timber with the benefits of ceramic and porcelain tiles.
THE BEAUTY OF TIMBER LOOK TILES
The beauty of timber look tiles is that you can also get ones that are suitable in all wet areas of the home, from bathrooms, laundries powder rooms, kitchens and even your outdoor area and swimming pools! They are designed for extreme heat, rain, frost and heavy traffic conditions, providing you an aesthetically pleasing and functional design.
The benefit of porcelain timber tiles is that no ongoing maintenance is required, so you don’t have to worry about ongoing sealing or re-polishing, whereas timber floors need to be re-sanded and re-polished. Timber look tiles are also pet friendly, plus you won’t have to worry about the tiles splintering like timber. When it comes to application of the tiles, you can choose from multiple patterns depending on what compliments your home and the layout. Timber look tiles come in a variety of sizes, whilst the longer tiles can provide a more realistic timber floorboard appearance, the shorter timber look tiles can look incredible in a herringbone, or chevron pattern.
Timber look tiles were on trend and in demand in 2019, and we have seen the demand continue into 2020. With so many colours, styles, formats and sizes you are spoilt for choices – not to mention underfloor heating for the cooler months!