wood look ceramic floor, northwest san antonioTake the beauty of hardwood, combine it with the water resistance and durability of ceramic, and you have wood look tile. This innovative product has taken the flooring world by storm and is a popular choice for Shavano Park owners who want to expand the boundaries of the hardwood aesthetic around their home or office. Keep reading to learn more about wood look tile from the experts at Floor Coverings International of Northwest San Antonio and see if it’s the right choice for you!

How It’s Made

Our manufacturing partners take visual traits that make hardwood such a desirable material, such as the subtle changes in color and grain, and print them directly onto ceramic tiles. This allows owners to obtain the hardwood look but without having to worry about the additional hardwood maintenance.

Where To Use

Wood look tile initially rose to stardom as a way to achieve the hardwood aesthetic in high moisture areas like bathrooms, where wood generally isn’t installed due to potential issues of water damage and warping. However, an increasing number of owners are taking advantage of this tile’s stylish durability and are using it as the primary flooring material around the house. If you’re someone who finds tile to be a bit chilly underfoot during the cooler months, you can easily pair wood look tile with radiant heat flooring!

Care and Cost

wood look tile staircase, northwest san antonioBecause it’s actually a ceramic material, wood look tile is easy to maintain through regular sweeping and the occasional damp mop. While it does cost more than other wood look alternatives, such as laminate or luxury vinyl tile, it’s durability, performance, and lifespan makes wood look tile an excellent long-term investment.

If you have any questions or would like to view samples, call Floor Coverings International of Northwest San Antonio to schedule a free design consultation! Our mobile design unit will visit your location so that you can see how things will actually look in your space! We proudly serve the Stone Oak, Alamo Heights, Shavano Park areas. Contact us today!

Photo Credits (in order): Sevi Gadea, Sutichak

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