8×4 Rectified porcelain tile with wood effect in dark grey color
What Is Porcelain Tile
Modern porcelain tiles are the most popular flooring materials across the world replacing all other traditional flooring products such as marble, travertine, hardwood, laminate, engineered wood, and even industrial cement look floors. They look just like the real thing at a lower cost. They are easy to maintain and durable. Besides, large format porcelain tiles have been bringing a more spacious feel to our living spaces.
But what this magical product is made of?
Wood Look Tile Is Not A Trend
Porcelain Tile is not the only product that looks like wood.
The term “Wood Look” defines a category of flooring products that mimic natural hardwood floors by the look and the shape. This is a category that was dominated by laminate, vinyl and engineered wood floors until porcelain tile manufacturers overcame all the limitations that prevented them from producing tiles that would look like wood.
If you have already started shopping for tiles, you have probably noticed that today tiles come in bigger formats than they used to be ten years ago.
If you have 20″ x 20″ or smaller tiles in your home, you may be thinking that now it’s the time to upgrade the size and you are considering to go with 24″ x 24″ tiles. Well, we have to tell you that 24″ x 24″ is no longer an upgrade. It’s almost as old as 20″ x 20″ tiles now.
Today, the upgrade is 30″x 30″, 32″x 32″ or 24″ x 48″
Concrete Look Floors Are Very Trendy
The simple look of industrial type concrete floors is considered modern and it’s very trendy among people who seek something more than traditional flooring types. Porcelain floor tiles with concrete look make an excellent alternative for this style at a lower cost. They offer the same exact look with minimum maintenance. Also, porcelain tiles are more suitable for residential flooring than high friction concrete.