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6 Reasons You Should Choose Wood-Look Tiles Over Floorboards

Why this tile trend is a ‘must’ in your home

6 Reasons You Should Choose Wood-Look Tiles Over Floorboards

Updated on 26 November 2021


Wooden floor tiles have come a long way in recent years. Tile ranges are exploding with new wood look tiles with a wide range of colours and styles to suit both traditional and contemporary homes. Timber look tiles now feature depth, texture and variations in tone that craftily disguise them as real timber.

So what are the benefits of wood look tile flooring over real floorboards?

1. They achieve a wooden flooring look without the stress of maintaining real wood  

Wood floors add a sense of luxury and warmth to a home. However natural timber flooring does come with ongoing maintenance. It can dent, scratch easier and requires restaining over the years. The advancements in the quality of tile manufacturing, means more people are looking to timber look porcelain tiles as an eco-friendly, healthy and hardwearing flooring alternative for homes.

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2. 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. Wood floor tiles are unmatched when compared to the ongoing maintenance of floorboards over the years. 

3. They’re eco-friendly

When you think about how many trees are cut down for natural timber flooring and home construction, most timber look tiles are a welcome alternative. No trees are harmed in the production of wood look tiles at all, so you can tread without guilt. 

4. They’re hypoallergenic

Unlike carpet and some other flooring, timber 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.

5. They’re waterproof, heatproof and hard wearing

Timber floor look 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. Timber look tiles are also extremely hardwearing; they won’t scuff or wear with regular use like timber floorboards.

6. 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.

Check Out Our Extensive Range Of Timber Look Floor Tiles Today 

Exploring wood tiles as an alternative for your home flooring could result in a healthier alternative for your family, environment and your wallet!  Elegance Tiles have a range of timber look porcelain tiles. Spanish tiles, tiles for 

Our friendly showroom staff can assist you in finding the best wood tiles for you space, find your closest Elegance Tiles by clicking here.

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