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.