wood-look tile spring branchWood-look tile is a growing trend that is becoming a go-to choice in busy homes across Spring Branch. The experts at Floor Coverings International Spring Branch Houston, TX love wood-look tile for its many benefits and believe that it is the perfect choice for households seeking an easily maintained hardwood look. Below are our top reasons why you should consider wood-look tile for your next home renovation.

What is Wood-Look Tile?

Wood-look tile is made out of porcelain or ceramic and is printed with high definition inkjet technology to be given the appearance of real hardwood. The tiles are even printed with a wood grain texture, allowing them to look and feel like the real thing. These tiles can come in a variety of sizes and appearances, allowing you to mimic hardwood planks of any species.

Water Resistance

One reason to love wood-look tile is for its ability to resist water. Unlike hardwood, tile is incredibly water resistant and holds up well in moisture prone rooms. With wood-look tile, you can achieve the hardwood look in places where you normally couldn’t, such as the bathroom or basement.


Many homeowners with hardwoods are concerned about the damage that the flooring will inevitably incur. Even families with the best intentions will find nicks and scratches on their hardwoods over time. However, ceramic and porcelain wood tiles are much more durable than hardwood and are suitable for homes with heavy foot traffic and even large pets. A cracked tile can be easily replaced without taking up the whole floor.

Easy Maintenance

Properly maintaining a hardwood floor requires special care and extra work over time. You must be careful about scratching the wood finish while sweeping and must stick to special cleaners to avoid damaging the wood. On the other hand, wood-look tile can simply be cleaned with warm water instead of special cleaners. Hardwoods may need to be refinished, while wood-look tile will not. Although hardwood flooring may ultimately last longer, wood-look tile will be easier to maintain over time.

Get Started Today

Wood-look tile could be just the solution you were looking for in your Spring Branch home. Contact Floor Coverings International Spring Branch Houston, TX today to schedule your free in-home consultation. We proudly serve the greater Spring Branch, Spring Valley, Jersey Village areas.


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