If you are building a home from scratch or remodeling your bathroom, choosing the right tile for your floors will be a big decision. From traditional ceramic or porcelain to laminate, the possibilities are endless. Fortunately, many people are seeing the benefits of installing faux-wood tile in their bathrooms. With this guide, you will learn the truth about a few common myths regarding wood-look tile for your bathroom.
Faux-Wood Tile Looks Too Fake
If you are considering faux-wood tile, you most likely are attracted to the natural appeal of wood floors. This appeal centers around the deep wood finishes and the distressed edges and grains of natural wood. Creating this look using ceramic tile may seem impossible, but you will be surprised by how natural the faux-wood tile looks.
New technology allows tile manufacturers to create the natural look of wood, including the wood finishes and grains, using traditional tile materials such as ceramic and porcelain.
Not only can you choose from different wood finishes and colors, but you can also select faux-wood tile in a variety of shapes and sizes, allowing you to create a truly custom look that resembles natural hardwood floors very well.
Faux-Wood Tiles Will Warp in Bathrooms
The bathroom has a high moisture content, so you would not want to install carpet or hardwood floors in this space. However, some people believe because the tile looks like wood, it will be susceptible to moisture damage just like traditional, authentic wood floors.
Faux-wood tile is made out of traditional tile materials, such as ceramic or porcelain. While some tile is porous and susceptible to dirt and stains, ceramic and porcelain will be able to withstand any moisture that is present in the bathroom.
All in all, faux-wood tile allows you to enjoy the natural look of hardwood floors without the worry of moisture damage, warping, or decay.
Faux-Wood Tiles Are Too Expensive
Finally, you may believe that the faux-wood tiles are too expensive, especially because they have a popular appeal and are so durable. In reality, faux-wood tiles will cost about the same as any other ceramic or porcelain tiles.
The total cost of your new floors will depend on a few factors including the total square footage of your bathroom, the flooring contractor, and the size/shape of your tiles.
With the proper installation and design, your faux-wood tile floors will be an excellent investment for not only your bathroom but your entire home. Head to a retail bathroom tile showroom to see the options available.