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 tends to be 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! Ceramic and porcelain tile are the flooring surface with the longest lifespan. Wood look tile is much more durable than real wood, especially in areas with high traffic or lots of moisture.
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 comfortable with the nuances of wood look tile and do a good job installing it. Cost to hire an installer vary. We do recommend finding an installer who has experience with installing large-format tile. Read more about how to find 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. Read more about 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 bathroom floors, showers, sometimes even the outdoor patio. Check out our Xteriors 2CM paver products for more info about tile for the outdoors.
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.
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 to choose from.