One of the most common requests we hear from clients is how to achieve the look of wood without having to deal with the maintenance or the hefty price tag.
Wood grain porcelain is without a doubt the best option to install in your home to achieve the same look and feel as real wood. As technology continues to improve and the 3D-printing science continues to develop its technique, the plethora of wood-like porcelain tiles available in the market today will only continue to grow. Wood-like porcelain tiles are offered in an array of colors, from light gray for a rustic, beach-chic feel or dark walnut for a sophisticated and clean modern interior. Printed to appear just like real wood, the grain lines are detailed down to the size and shape of the natural material’s texture.
Installation Tip: We recommend having a discussion about grout lines with your general contractor before the tile gets laid down. Ask your installer to use the smallest grout joint possible and to match the grout color as close as possible to the tile – this will help to give a more realistic look of wood.
Among the many different styles, color and textures to choose from, porcelain wood-like tile also offers other benefits. Easy maintenance is probably one of the top concerns we hear among our clients. Because of it’s natural makeup, real wood is easily susceptible to scratching, spills and every day wear and tear. Porcelain Wood-like tiles are sealed with a special treatment that makes the material easy to clean, care for and replace, if necessary. It’s a homeowner’s dream!
Another amazing benefit of wood grain porcelain is that the material itself can cost up to half as much as the real thing. There are many benefits to “wood tiles” that you may not even think about when looking to update, renovate or build your home. Before diving into your home renovation project, remember to consult our blog for more interior design and décor pointers!