Wood Takes on a New Look, Part One
For years, hardwood flooring has been a popular choice among American homeowners. The look of wood reflects traditional, yet modern qualities and has been sought after for creating the timeless look in thousands of homes. Today however, designers can take the impeccable look of wood and display it with the incredible benefits of porcelain tile.
Breakthroughs in porcelain tile manufacturing technologies allow porcelain tile to give hardwood a run for its money. In the past, porcelain wood-look tiles could not match the visual and tactile experience we get from real wood. Now, tile manufacturers leverage new imaging technology, producing extraordinarily realistic wood-like porcelain tiles; each with a warmth and depth that was previously impossible.
Real, tactile textures are now possible, and faithfully recreate the experience of touching wood. The porcelain tile looks like wood, and feels like wood, without any of the disadvantages of hardwood.
What are these disadvantages of hardwood? There are actually several. Check back at the Specialty Tile Blog later this week as we compare the differences between hardwood and porcelain tile.