Wood flooring, without the wood | The American Ceramic Society

Wood flooring, without the wood

I’m a huge fan of natural wood flooring. The look is classic and elegant. However, the wood floors in my house are far from elegant. Thanks to my dog, Sam, and my children’s love of Matchbox car racing in the living room, my floors look sad.

That’s why I was excited to see something new in ceramic tile flooring (and let’s admit, news in ceramic tile flooring doesn’t happen all that often). Woodgrain ceramic tile has hit the market, and personally I think it looks stunning.

The porcelain tile come in plank size, most sized at 6×24 in. They come in all shades of grain, and can be set on floor or wall (because wood paneling is totally making a comeback. Just kidding.). Prices start at around $4.50 per square foot, and are being offered by most of the major tile manufacturers like Daltile, Emser and Interceramic, to name a few.

Woodgraintile.com has recently popped up with a neat blog, www.blog.woodgraintile.com, dedicated to sharing information on the manufacturing of wood grain tile, industry options, how to install and pictures of the tile in homes. The online store also distributes the tile from various manufacturers. Check it out.