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September 16th, 2010

Wood flooring, without the wood

Published on September 16th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

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.

 


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2 Responses to Wood flooring, without the wood

  1. Woodgrain ceramic tile is alternative to wooden flooring. It enhances the beauty of the house and give it a clean and green look. The most noticeable thing is that the porcelain tile can be used on the walls as well as on the floors.

  2. DARREN GOODSON says:

    WHAT IS THE COMPRESSION AND BENDING STRENGTH OF THESE TIELS ( IE- ARE THEY BRITTLE?

    IS THE PATTERN = A COPY OF REAL WOOD EX. OAK GRAIN?

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