5 Reasons to Choose Timber Tiles Over Natural Wood Floorboards
Whether you’re building or renovating your home, you will need to think about flooring. Timber floorboards are a timeless and classic choice, but with wood-look tiling now available, should you buy timber tiles instead?
Advancements in design and production technology have made timber tiling not only a more durable and sustainable flooring material, but an attractive option too.
So you can enjoy the beauty of natural wood floors, with the practical durability and long lifespan of tiles.
Tiling offers many benefits for your new home or renovation. Here are just 5 reasons to choose timber tiles instead of natural wood floorboards.
1. Hard Wearing and Scratch Resistant
If you’ve ever had timber floorboards, or you know someone who has, you’ll be all too familiar with the constant worry about scratches and dents.
Timber floorboards are prone to scratches. Even those everyday activities like moving furniture, walking in high heels or even sitting on the couch can cause irreversible damage to delicate timber.
If you’re worried about visitors, pets or children scratching your floor, or accidental staining and damage, you could stress less with timber tiles.
Here at InStyle Ceramics we have a range of durable timber tiles perfect for your home.
Our timber-look tiles are made from porcelain, which makes them hard wearing and scratch resistant, so your home stays in style and beautiful for longer.
2. Temperature Resistant
Unlike natural timber, timber tiles do not expand and contract in varying temperatures, meaning they won’t warp over time.
This warping weakens the timber, and can lead to an uneven floor surface, noisy creaking floorboards and even cracks or gaps in the surface.
Timber tiles are secured with grout, which is styled to create a natural-looking join. The result is a strong, sturdy and secure flooring solution, built to last.
3. Easy to Clean and Maintain
Timber flooring is notoriously difficult to maintain, with the need for sealing and special cleaning products to keep floorboards looking their best. That means added downtime while you wait for polishing and sealing, which uses harmful chemicals and will require you to find alternative accommodation for several days with every polish.
Timber-look tiles are very low maintenance, and extremely easy to clean. They have a durable, non-porous and stain-resistant surface that ensures your timber tiles will look better for longer.
4. Variety of Styles
We all love the beauty of natural wood. But timber contains many variants in colours and textures which can make it difficult to find the perfect floor for your home.
Wood-look tiles come in a wide range of colours and designs, and can be custom made to suit the unique colour-scheme and style of your home.
Modern design and production technology allows us to tailor make the perfect timber tile for your needs.
5. Environmentally Friendly
Save a tree and get timber tiles instead. There is growing demand for eco-conscious and sustainable building materials for home and residential construction. Instead of adding to the demand for timber, wood-look tiles are created from porcelain and many are produced using recycled materials to reduce their environmental footprint.
If you are looking for a low-maintenance, long-lasting alternative to timber floorboards, and a sustainable and beautiful flooring solution, talk to us about timber-look tiles today. You can call InStyle Ceramics on (08) 9317 8845, contact us online or visit our Tile Showroom at 105 Norma Road, Myaree.
Floor Tiles in Perth, Western Australia
Ceramic Floor Tile Suppliers for Kitchen & Bathrooms
Tiled flooring has become increasingly popular in Western Australian homes due to its low maintenance, beautiful aesthetics and variety of options. At InStyle Ceramics, we supply floor tiles that tick all the boxes. We have a great selection of ceramic tiles for your kitchen and bathroom that will add a touch of flair and beauty to your home. Different styles suit different parts of a home; so make sure you chat to a professional about which style would best suit your intended tiling area. Contact a design consultant at InStyle Ceramics today and make an informed decision about your tiled flooring.
One of the greatest benefits of tiled flooring is that tiles do not conduct heat. In Western Australia, the heat is unbearable, and wooden or laminated flooring retains heat making your home that much warmer. A tiled floor will keep your room cool because of the ceramic composition, while adding significant visual appeal. Whether you choose a matte or gloss finish, a dark or light tile, you are guaranteed an eye-catching, smart looking surface that will stand out. Tiles are also stain resistant and easier to clean; no need to worry about guests spilling wine or scuffing your floors.
Kitchen Floor Tiles
As the hub of your home, your kitchen needs to stand out. The floor is often overlooked because most people concern themselves with finishes and appliances. The floor is equally as important, if not more so, as it acts as a blank canvas for you to decorate. If your kitchen floor is not tiled to perfection in the most suitable style then the rest of your kitchen décor will hardly have an impact. Choose neutral-coloured kitchen floor tiles without busy patterns, and opt for a larger tile, especially in a bigger kitchen. The lighter colours, along with the bigger size, will create an expanding effect in the area. Tiles are the most common flooring type for kitchens because they are easy to clean; simply wipe away food or drink spillage and enjoy cooking without the mess or stress.
Bathroom Floor Tiles
Whether it is a guest bathroom or an en-suite sanctuary, the style of floor tile you choose should reflect the overall style of your bathroom. You can be a bit more creative in this area of your home, using accessories and finishes to complement the floor style, resulting in a magnificent bathroom. You can use interesting floor patterns with a mosaic-style option to evoke a rustic character, or keep it simple and elegant with perfect symmetry. Glossy finishes work well in bathrooms with a lot of light as the reflection gives the illusion of a larger space. If you are opting for a more romantic feel, try stone-coloured matte tiles. Add a dim light or candles for a more intimate atmosphere.
No matter what design you choose, a tiled floor will always have a certain fresh style to it that cannot be imitated. Set a trend with unique tiles from InStyle Ceramics, our showroom offers a range of inspiration for your home floors.
Contact InStyle Ceramics for more information about our tiles.
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Leading the way with a brand new website and fully stocked Trade Centre
Welcome to our new and exciting website, guaranteed to inspire you with beautiful wall and floor tile ideas. At InStyle Ceramics, we pride ourselves on our wide range of products, and our website is the perfect platform to showcase our stunning products available in Perth, Western Australia.
We’re more than just a tile company, we have a long history in the industry and are passionate about bringing style into your home with beautifully designed European and Italian designs. Get to know us and share in our creativity.
With our long-standing experience, we discovered that most people need guidance and inspiration when searching for their new tiles. To help you with design ideas and style creativity, we have a dedicated gallery page where you can view images of a multitude of tiles for various areas. Whether you are fitting out or renovating your home bathroom, kitchen or outdoor living area, we highlight many different tiles. We also supply commercial tiling solutions, perfect for a restaurant, boutique or hotel.
The ceramic tiles we supply are produced to the highest manufacturing standards, which is why we are proud to put our name and stamp of approval on each tile that leaves our warehouse. We offer quality, affordability and style – three factors that are crucial when renovating or building. Everything you need to complete a flawless tiling job, you can find at our Trade Centre.
Our Trade Centre is stocked with a variety of tools and materials necessary for tiling; from cutters, levels and adhesives, to grout, trims and cleaning solutions. We also have professionals on the floor, ready to assist you if you need help with choosing the right product, deciding on how much you need or selecting designs.
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