Deciding on the right choice of flooring for your home can be a nightmare, so many things to consider and materials to think about.
What is the purpose of the room? Which colour would suit it best? What is your budget? Should you choose carpet, linoleum, ceramic or porcelain tiles, natural stone, thermoplastic, laminate or real wood flooring?
If you do decide you want a wood look to your floor then you could also consider the use of wood effect tiles. Here are 10 advantages of choosing floor tiles with a wood look:
- Floor tiles in either ceramic or porcelain are harder wearing than wooden flooring.
- They will not fade or darken in the sun unlike real wood flooring.
- Wood effect floor tiles do not scratch or mark.
- They can be laid in a variety of styles such as herringbone, brick-bond or a grid layout, as wooden floor effect ceramic tiles tend to be rectangular in shape.
- Porcelain or ceramic tiles are easy to clean and maintain.
- There are a wide variety of styles to choose from light to dark brown wood shades including oak, pine, zebrano, wenge, limed oak, mahogany.
- Floor tiles are waterproof and will not warp if you have a flood, so perfect for use in rooms such as a kitchen or utility.
- The benefits of an underfloor heating system are enhanced when combined with a tiled floor.
- Tiles are beneficial in a hallway or conservatory as they act as a natural barrier from the rest of the house, against grime, dirt and grit carried in from outside.
If you are unlucky enough to experience a damaged tile, it is easy to replace a broken or chipped tile than to carry out repairs on all other types of flooring.
Creative Tiles and Laminates carry a large range of porcelain and ceramic wood effect floor tiles in a variety of shades, sizes and prices; click here to view the wood effect tiles range.