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What is Wood Tile Flooring?

Simply put, wood tile flooring is a substance made from tile that is decorated so that it resembles timber. This material is useful for covering floors at a lower cost than solid wood flooring. Porcelain tile is often recommended as an affordable and practical alternative to hardwood.

Benefits of Wood Tile Flooring

The main benefit of having ceramic wood tile flooring is that it looks enough like wood to mistaken for the real thing and it don’t cost as much. Tiles of this sort come in a variety of sizes. They can even be used for the popular wide plank designs, but at a far more reasonable price that solid wood flooring.  Wood tile also is free of the constant upkeep that real timber floors require. Tiles do not have to be refinished because they don’t get scratched, faded, dinged, or dented over the course of their use like regular wood does.

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Those living in warmer climates will like the fact that wood tile flooring stays cool underfoot all summer. Ceramic wood tile flooring is also resistant to water and is also more compatible with subfloor heating system than solid wood flooring. As wood sometimes expands or cracks in moist environments, it’s not always the best material to use. However, wood tile flooring can still be used to good effect under such circumstances.

Concerns with Wood Tile Flooring

The only known flaw is that wood tile flooring has to be well-installed or it may end up looking cheap. The flaws will become readily apparent if the job is botched, so it is best to carefully research contractors before making a decision. While it is understandably wise to consult with friends and family members regarding who to hire, it is also recommended that after that one leaves any professional decisions to the professionals themselves. After all, that is what one pays them for.

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Sources: Denver Post, Roomology  article,

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