WOOD LOOK TILE
Wood Look Tile Questions Answered
Is Wood Look Tile Expensive?
The cost of wood look tile depends on its type and style. Ceramic is more porous and tends to cost slightly less than porcelain. Wood grain tiles with more features, like textures or advanced printing can cost a little more.
What Is Tile that Looks Like Wood Called?
Tile that looks like wood is called wood look tile, wood grain tile, wood plank tile, etc. It is available in several different colors and styles and is generally in a plank shape and size. However, more wood look tile options are becoming available, like wood look mosaics.
Is Wood Look Tile Durable?
Yes! Porcelain tile is the flooring surface with the longest lifespan. Wood look tile is much more durable than real wood, especially in areas with high traffic or higher levels of moisture. Wood look tile does not require periodic sanding, staining, and resealing.
How Much Does It Cost to Install Wood Look Tile?
Installation of wood look tile can be a bit tricky because of the long length of the tile. Most professional installers are familiar with the nuances of wood look tile and have expertise installing it. Cost to hire an installer vary. We do recommend finding an installer who has experience with installing large-format tile. Celebrity craftsman Chip Wade offers tips for finding a great installer.
Does Wood Look Tile Need Grout?
Yes, wood look tile does require grout. Many of the wood look tiles available have rectified edges, which means that their edges are very straight and consistent. Precise edges mean that the grout joint can be smaller so wood look tile can have a grout joint as narrow as 3/16 of an inch. Our experts provide more information regarding grout joints for wood look tile.
Is There Tile That Looks Like Shiplap?
Absolutely! Look for a wood look tile that has a more minimal style with no surface texture and understated graining. Lighter colors or painted look colors are a great choice for a shiplap wall.
Are Wood Look Tiles Waterproof?
Porcelain tile is one of the least porous flooring materials available. It is suitable for kitchen, mudrooms, bathroom floors and showers. In addition, Daltile offers outdoor solutions in our Xteriors ™ collection with products specifically designed to withstand the elements, perfect for patios, pool decks and outdoor kitchens.
Does Wood Look Tile Fade or Scratch?
Wood look tile is very durable and resists fading and scratching. With the proper care, a wood look tile floor will last several decades. For the great outdoors, our TREAD Porcelain Pavers are 2CM thick for superior strength as well as being frost, stain, scratch, and fade resistant.
Are Wood Effect Tiles Cold?
All tile is made from clay harvested from the earth and fired at high temperature. It is an excellent conductor so it holds temperature well. It is an excellent surface for underfloor heating.
Are Porcelain Wood Look Tiles Slippery?
Wood look tiles can be slippery in wet conditions, which is why Daltile developed StepWise™, a technology which makes tile 50% more slip-resistant than standard tile. There are several wood look options that feature StepWise from which to choose.