Wood-look tile in Houston Heights homeWood-look tile is a great flooring option for homeowners in the Greater Houston Heights area who want the appearance of hardwood from a more versatile and durable material. Made from ceramic or even tougher porcelain, this type of tile will add beauty to your home while providing a long-lasting flooring solution. At Floor Coverings International Houston Heights, we offer a wide variety of flooring options, and we’re excited to tell you more about the ways to use wood-look tile in your home!

Construction

Wood-look tile is made from either ceramic or porcelain, and is highly durable and resistant to water and moisture. During the manufacturing process, wood grain graphics and texturing are applied to the surface of each tile, which is then finished with a durable glaze before it’s fired. This process has been refined by manufacturers to the point where it is often difficult to tell tile apart from the wood it imitates. Because it’s made from ceramic or porcelain, wood-look tile is highly resilient to stains, and unlike hardwood, you don’t have to worry about warping or expanding when exposed to moisture.

Design

Wood-look tile is available in as many designs as there are species of wood. This includes exotic woods such as walnut and Brazilian cherry, which are much more expensive and less durable than this great tile alternative. The tiles are also available in the different finishes common to hardwood flooring, and can even be made to mimic the look of handscraped floors at a fraction of the cost.

Applications

Wood-Look tile is a great way to have the look of hardwood in areas of your home where wood is not well-suited, including kitchens, bathrooms, and below-grade basements. This material ideal for its resistance to water and highly durable surface, which also comes in handy in high-traffic areas. When it comes to installation, it’s important to know that wood-like tile is more challenging to install in order to achieve the flawless appearance of real wood. Luckily, our tile experts are here to help! We are well versed in wood-look tile and can help you achieve the perfect flooring design for your home.

Do you think wood-look tile might be right for your home? Call us today to schedule a free, in-home consultation! Whether you’re looking to refinish a bathroom or renovate your home, Floor Coverings International Houston Heights is here to provide you with an excellent selection of flooring, expert advice, and professional installation.

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