What Is It?
Wood tile is a flooring option that’s gained momentum in the past few years. Made from porcelain, wood tile is made to mimic the look of traditional hardwood flooring, but it offers water resistance and durability that hardwood can’t. Known for its easy maintenance, we encourage you to consider adding this inventive material to your Minnetonka home.
Wood Tile Advantages
Resists Moisture—Unlike traditional hardwood flooring that expands and contracts when exposed to moisture, wood tile resists water making it a great option for rooms where hardwood usually isn’t recommended. You can use wood tile to finish your bathroom, kitchen, basement, and laundry room without worrying about potential water damage.
Variety—Wood tile is man-made and therefore can be produced in a number of colors, designs, and sizes. Homeowners may prefer wood tile to hardwood because they’re more likely to find the exact finish that they’re looking for.
Wood Tile Precautions
Difficult to Install—Since wood tile is a form of faux wood its grout lines should remain hidden, resulting in a trickier installation process. Mistakes tend to stand out if tiles aren’t arranged and adhered correctly. Luckily, the design experts at Floor Coverings International Southwest Metro Minneapolis are happy to complete your wood tile installation from start to finish, so this isn’t something homeowners need to worry about.
Hardness—Like other tiles, wood tile is a dense, hard surface. In the same way that walking in a shopping mall can result in tired legs after a few hours, the hardness of wood tile can make a person’s joints and knees sore if they spend a long time standing in a wood tile kitchen, for example.
Here at Floor Coverings International Southwest Metro Minneapolis we’d love to help you find the right flooring for your home. Although wood tile is an excellent option, bamboo flooring and cork flooring are also two great alternatives to traditional hardwood. We proudly serve the greater Minnetonka, Chanhassen, Eden Prairie, St. Louis Park areas and offer free consultations. Call us today!
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