Alright my friends :-)
Would you believe me if I told you the picture below was TILE and not hardwood?
Isn't it beautiful!!! Yes, it's TILE. Tile "wood" floors have been gaining a lot of momentum in the design world. Just yesterday, my friend was telling me about his favorite house in the Parade of Homes (home showcase) and the home with the "wood tile" floor was his favorite. As much as I ADORE my hardwood floor I have to tell you, there are a few things I have run into that make me wonder if I should have chosen something else.
So for those of you contemplating this newer design trend I thought it would be fun to discuss some of the pros of choosing "wooden" TILE over hardwood.
With timber tiles you would not have to worry about:
Nicks and scratches
Bugs can't eat tile :-)
Water won't ruin it
(tile doesn't expand or crack in wet environments)
Although I picked a VERY distressed wood product, I have a ton of obvious scratches - it doesn't help that we have a dog with long nails either.
I also have had so many WATER issues - one time our refrigerator kept leaking water and it sat overnight and nearly ruined our wood floors - the repair man was sure to tell me that he would NEVER put wood in his kitchen. (Thanks Mr. Repair Man) :-)
This would be my Repair Man's dream kitchen - this is an all TILE "wood" floor :-)
For those of you worried about how COLD tile can be - don't worry, just install radiant heating! It's not all that much extra when you are doing new home construction.
Look at these faux AGED tiles! These are simply ceramic tiles made to look like aged weathered wood. You wont have to worry about any old lead paint on these boards :-)
What do you guys think of having the tile continuing up the wall?
Yep, these are still tiles! Taking it outdoors would be interesting :-)
Really, my goal with this post is just to introduce you guys to another product that you could choose as flooring. If you have pets, kids, live in high humidity (or NO humidity!) and thought that you could never have that nice hardwood look - YEA! Think again!
Have you guys seen "timber tiles" before? After reading this would you consider putting them in your home instead of real hardwood? I'd love to know some of your thoughts!
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