Timber look tiles have come a long way in recent years. Tile ranges are exploding with new wood style tiles with a wide range of colours and styles to suit both traditional and contemporary homes. Wood tiles now feature depth, texture and variations in tone that craftily disguise them as real timber.
For some, wood floors add a sense of luxury and warmth to a home. However, with the advancements in the quality of tile manufacturing, more people are looking to tiles as an eco-friendly, healthy and hardwearing flooring alternative for homes in 2017.
So what are the benefits of tiles over floorboards?
1. They’re cost effective
Apart from the initial installation investment, you should not have to spend any money maintaining tiles for the life of the product. No polish. No lacquer. No sealants. Compared to the ongoing maintenance of floorboards over the years, tiles will win out in the hip pocket every time.
2. They’re eco-friendly
When you think about how many trees are cut down for flooring and home construction, tiles are a welcome alternative. No trees are harmed in the production of wood-look tiles at all, so you can tread without guilt.
3. They’re hypoallergenic
Unlike carpet and some other flooring, wood tiles don’t harbour any dust mites and are a safe option for people with Asthma and breathing difficulties. Further to this, they don’t require any sealers, polish or lacquers when installed. So no toxic chemicals will be released into your living environment throughout their lifetime.
4. They’re waterproof, heatproof and hard wearing
Given they’re correctly installed, tiles won’t wear, buckle or expand in wet areas – so they’re perfect for bathrooms, kitchens, pool areas and alfresco areas. They’re also perfect for heat protection around open and gas fires in the home. Tiles are also extremely hardwearing; they won’t scuff or wear with regular use like timber floorboards.
5. They assist with natural heating of your home
When exposed to sunlight, tiled floors naturally store heat during the day that is released during the night. This natural conduction of energy lessens the reliance on manufactured heating and the burning of fossil fuel in the home.
Exploring wood tiles as an alternative for your home flooring could result in a healthier alternative for your family, environment and your wallet!
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