Yes, because modern technology like Inkjet makes it possible to create intricate patterns with raised wood grain; you can have the beautiful look of oak, maple, hickory, or cherry tile floors with natural, matte, polished, or rustic driftwood finishes. Wood-look tile is ideal for the kitchen or bath where hardwood isn't recommended for installation because of the wood/water issue.
Porcelain tiles are often preferred because of the large format, fewer seams, and robust construction. In addition, it is available in many colors, including the high trending variation (multi-colored) tiles, and can be cut into any size planks.
What’s the difference between porcelain and ceramic?
Porcelain is a type of ceramic, but its composition also includes sand and glass, and non-porous clay. This results in a heavier, more dense tile that's especially suitable for highly trafficked areas, such as kitchens, baths, hallways, and other busy rooms. It also has little water absorption, making it utterly waterproof whether or not it's glazed and can be used indoors or outside.
Porcelain is also a large format tile, and big tiles are trending, in particular, this year. The fewer grout lines not only make a room seem more extensive and airier but it's also suited to marble and other stone looks.
What are some other tile trends besides wood look?
These days, ceramic tiles come in an almost unlimited number of colors, patterns, designs, shapes, and sizes, so let us help you sort through it all when you're considering tile flooring in Wellington, FL. One of the biggest trends has landed on the bathroom floor: mosaics, the tiny (often as small as 1 X 1) glass-coated durable and mold/mildew resistant pieces. They are highly decorative, and that, together with their many grout lines that add to a non-slippery surface, makes them especially popular for this space. Other trends are Art Deco, Moroccan-themed, block and hexagon patterns, and bold colors.
If you want a unique, personal style tile flooring, it is for you. At Floor Specialists, we carry Daltile, Emser, MSI, American Olean, and more. We handle residential and commercial projects, so if you're in or near Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, or Boca Raton come into our showroom in Wellington, FL. You'll also get a free quote.