Benefits of wood-look tiles over wooden floorboards

Wooden floorboards are the most popular flooring solution in Australia today, and it’s not hard to see why. Apart from looks, wooden floorboards are also highly durable, anti-allergenic and resistant to stains, chemicals, and spills. They also add warmth and comfort to any home in which they are installed.

However there is a down-side to wood flooring and that, of course, is the cost? According to choice.com.au, the cost of wooden floorboards varies from $40/m²-$100/m², depending on the grade of timber. As you can see for yourself, wooden floorboards are fairly expensive and not everyone can afford them.

Fortunately, you can always replicate the look and feel of wooden floorboards with wood-look tiles. Thanks to modern manufacturing methods, wood-look tiles have come a long way and they closely resemble natural wood. And, you can purchase wood-look tiles in Perth between $35/m²-55/m² right here at Ross’s Discount Home Centre.

While cost is an obvious benefit, wood-look tiles offer a whole range of other benefits over wooden floorboards. Continue reading to find out what they are and when you’re done, hopefully, you’ll consider wood-look tiles for your flooring.

1. Sustainable and eco-friendly

One of the biggest benefits of wood-look tiles over wooden floorboards is that they are far more sustainable and eco-friendly. In order to create wooden floorboards, precious trees need to be cut down. However, wood-look tiles are usually made out of natural clay and are available as porcelain or ceramic tiles.

At Ross’s Discount Home Centre, we stock one of the largest ranges of wood-look tiles in Perth, and they are all manufactured using environmentally friendly techniques. By choosing our wood-look tiles over wooden floorboards, you can tread all you want free of any guilt!

2. Easy to maintain

Wooden floorboards may be durable, but they do require regular maintenance. You’ll need to polish or seal floorboards regularly to maintain the natural beauty and the health of the timber. Failing to do so will lead to the floorboards scratching, cracking, chipping or denting over time.

On the other hand, our wood-look tiles require no such special maintenance. Simply mop and clean and they’ll maintain their condition over the years. Moreover, if a particular area does get damaged, you can simply remove and replace the faulty tile instead of having to remove and re-lay the entire affected area. This is another big benefit that wood-look tiles offer over wooden floorboards.

3. Versatile

With wooden floorboards, you are restricted to using them only in specific areas of your home. Wooden floorboards are not a good choice for moisture-prone areas or for outdoor use.

However, wood-look tiles suffer from no such drawback. Given that they are made out of porcelain or ceramic, they are available both in glazed and unglazed varieties. You can use wood-look tiles in any area of your home, including kitchens, bathrooms and even outdoors. By choosing our wood-look tiles in Perth over wooden floorboards, you can enjoy added flexibility.

4. A range of design options

Some people are of the opinion that wood-look tiles don’t look like the real thing. This is quite far from the truth. In fact, thanks to modern manufacturing techniques including ink-jet printing and 3D manufacturing, wood-look tiles can completely replicate the look and feel of wooden floorboards. The difference between them is barely discernible to the eye. Just take a look at some of the tiles well sell below; as you can see, they look just as life-like as the real thing.

Timber Look Maroon

Timber Look Maroon, from $55/sq mt

Timber Look Grigio, $55 inc.GST/sm mt

At Ross’s Discount Home Centre, you’ll find a massive selection of wood-look tiles in Perth. Our wood-look tiles are available in a range of colours, designs, styles, and sizes. Whether you’re looking for rustic or modern designs, or light or dark patterns, you’ll find exactly what you need at our store.

View our tile range

To know more about our bestselling wood-look tiles in Perth, check out my previous blog post entitled “6 timber look tiles that will make you love timber”.

Conclusion:

If you want a wooden floor but you can’t afford to go with natural wood, you can always choose wood-look tiles instead. Wood-look tiles are far cheaper than wooden floorboards and they also offer a range of other benefits. Wood-look tiles are eco-friendly and sustainable, they are easy to maintain, they are highly versatile and are available in a range of design options.

And, for the best wood-look tiles in Perth, look no further than our store at Ross’s Discount Home Centre. Drop by our showroom in Guildford or browse through our online store to see our range of wood-look tiles today!