The latest trend in home decorating is the use of timber in flooring, walls, ceilings, internal features and even for features on facades. Do you like the look of ‘wood look’ tiles?
Natural wood flooring although very warm, inviting and beautiful has its draw backs. Whether it is a new floor or existing floor, wood needs a lot of maintenance. New flooring is very expensive and very delicate. The best looking natural wood is not used for flooring as it scratches too quickly. Also wood is highly combustible and many forests need to be cut down to keep up with the unsustainable demand.
The laying process of natural wood is long and time consuming and once laid it needs to be lacquered. When the lacquering is done there are always very small particles floating in the air that will settle on the wet coating. These will result in tiny bits sitting on top of the lacquer. Most coatings generally only last a couple of years before they lose their appeal and have to be re-done.
If you are re-doing an existing wood floor you will need to sand it and remove stains and water marks. Animal urine stains and water marks within the boards and around nail holes are often impossible to successfully sand out. Filling of gaps between the boards will subsequently shrink and expand and will often cause cracking in the filler. Once the wood is damaged by borers and other insects it will not ever have the desired gloss level once lacquered.
Wood Look Tiles are the perfect alternative; they give you the look of natural wood without the costly maintenance. You can choose from a variety of finishes such as textured, satin, semi polished or polished surfaces which will last year after year.
Also available is the anti-slip finish for exterior areas, allowing you to continue the same colour inside and out. The formats available emulate wood planks which allow them to be laid in conventional plank pattern producing the natural look of a wood floor.
There are many different ranges of Wood Look Porcelain Tiles coming into Sydney from many manufacturers worldwide. These products emulate all different types of natural wood such as oak, maple, black butt, Baltic pine, ash, Cyprus and walnut. Wood Look Porcelain Tiles encapsulate the shear rawness and beauty of natural wood. The variation is carefully achieved by the latest in Ink Jet Technology, producing vein patterns and shades just like real wood.
Also leading Italian companies have international “Leed” Certification for their Wood Look Porcelain Tile ranges, “Leader in energy and environmental design” which testifies to the environmental and social sustainability of buildings.
Full Body Porcelain Stoneware, is a high-performing covering, it withstands frost, damp, weather, wear and it is non-combustible. Its characteristics make it excellent for outdoor and indoor use, anywhere in the home and heavy traffic public buildings.
Visit our TFO showroom to view the extensive and exciting range of Wood Look Tiles or visit our online tile store today.
Tiles………………………….for a fraction of the cost of Real Wood.