Wood Tile: Is It Worth The Hype?

Are you looking to update the flooring in your home, or perhaps choose the first flooring for a new home? If so, you’ve probably noticed the overwhelming amount of choices available. If you have taken an interest in wood tile, this article is for you. Today we will go through the pros and cons of quality wood tile flooring! Enjoy this list, and if you’d like to hear about more flooring options, give us a call today at 817-861-3737!

Pros

Durable

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Wood Tile Can Even Be Installed In Bathrooms, Which Is Rarely A Good Idea With Real Wood.

To begin, tile flooring is incredibly durable. It is very difficult to damage, and can survive pets, children, appliances and more. Traditional wood flooring on the other hand, is susceptible to all sorts of damage, and is easily scratched, gouged, and discolored. If you want the beauty of wood, but need the durability of tile, this is a great way to go.

Affordable

Tile is much more affordable than real wood, as well as more sustainable. Tile is more friendly to the environment, and more friendly to your wallet!

Low-Maintenance

Tile is also very low maintenance, and can be mopped weekly with warm water and mild cleanser. Wood floors on the other hand often require special cleaners to keep them in good condition.

Cons

Cold

Tile is COLD. Really, really cold. However, if you’re building a new home, your wood tile can actually be installed over a floor heating system, which really wood can’t do.

Difficult to Repair

In general, tile is built to stay in place for a long time, so it is pretty hard to replace a tile if something happens. In that same spirit, however, tile is also pretty hard to damage, so your chances of damage are still lower than they would be with real wood.

Hard

This might seem obvious, but tile is hard. This may not seem like a big deal, but if you are someone who stands a lot, or if you have chronic joint pain, extremely hard floors such as tile can be a bit hard on your joints. However, this can be addressed with strategically placed rugs and mats.