Wood Effect Porcelain Tiles
What are wood effect porcelain tiles?
Most wood-effect porcelain tiles are made from glazed porcelain, they are a lot harder and more durable than traditional ceramic tiles. They are produced using advanced printing technology, these replicate even the grains and knots of natural oak in high definition. So not only do they look like the real thing, they feel like it when you are walking on them.
What are the advantages of wood-effect porcelain tiles?
As we all know, especially if we had them installed in our homes in the past, real wood floors need a lot of attention and care, they react to the elements much more than stone tiles. It is much easier to care for wood effect porcelains as their extreme resistance to the elements means in most cases, you can simply install them and be assured that they will be carefree for a very long time indeed.
Cleaning real wood floor tiles can be a chore, you need to use the right chemicals so as not to damage the wood as well as ensure they are rapidly dried to avoid swelling. With wood effect porcelains, you can use any household cleaning products with peace of mind, they are extremely easy to clean.
Ease of installation.
Unlike real wood, installing wood-effect porcelains is also very easy in comparison. Cleaner, and easier to lay with normal tile adhesives.
Easy to replace.
Real wood reacts to the elements as previously mentioned, most people are not aware that this can also result in changes in tone and colour over time as well as normal wear and tear, and as real wood tiles normally slot into each other when being installed, this makes them extremely difficult to replace in small areas of an installation. With wood effect porcelains, you only need to match the batch numbers of the production, it is as easy as that to find a replacement tile that will perfectly match your existing tiles even several years after installation.
Robust and durable.
Imagine a home that has a lot of traffic, i.e. many members in the household or pets even. Real wood is then exposed to a high risk of scratching, spillages, and wear and tear. The robust nature of wood-effect porcelain tiles means they are extremely resistant to scratching, even in a household with many members and pets.
This is a sensitive area, the reason for this is understanding the quality of the product you are buying. One thing is for certain, real wood will always cost you more to purchase. When you also take installation and maintenance into the equation, it is obvious that wood-effect porcelain tiles are the cheaper option and the way to go if you have a tight budget. Porcelain tiles will almost always be cheaper options compared to natural stones, this by no means they are cheap in quality, it is simply the nature of the tile market. Sure there may be some cheaper options out there but, it should be highlighted that our wood effect porcelain tiles are manufactured to the highest quality which not only helps achieve that natural wood appearance but also makes them extremely durable for many years to come.
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