Why Wood-Look Tile Is Better Than Hardwood Flooring

When it comes to transforming the look of your home, updating your flooring is a great place to start. While many homeowners still believe that hardwood floors are the best choice, wood-look tile lets you embrace the look of hardwood without many of the downsides. Before you start exploring your options at your Denver natural stone and tile supplier, consider these benefits of wood-look tile so you can make sure you’re choosing the right flooring material for your home.

Wood-Look Tile Is More Affordable
Hardwood prices vary depending on the type of wood you use and the size of the planks you’re installing. But those prices can end up running well over $10,000 if you choose an expensive hardwood and plan on redoing your entire home at once.

Wood-look tile, on the other hand, costs significantly less. Depending on the type of tile you choose, you could end up paying less than half of what you’d pay for new hardwood floors. As you start looking at your options, be open about your budget with your natural stone and tile expert. They’ll help you choose a tile that fits your aesthetic without stretching your budget.

The Materials Are More Durable
Traditional hardwood is durable, but it’s far from invincible. Over time, you may start to see wear in the planks in high-traffic areas, scratches in the wood from moving furniture, dents in the planks, and even discoloration due to spills or sun fade. 

Wood-look tile is much more durable. The tiles themselves won’t typically be damaged by moving furniture or dropping the occasional item on the surface. Even better, the tile shouldn’t stain or wear down after years of frequent use. That means you’ll be able to go for years longer without having to replace your floors. Furthermore, wood-look tile is easy to clean and maintain, making it easier to keep your home in great shape for longer.

It Still Adds Value to Your Home
One of the biggest selling points for hardwood floors is that they increase your home’s resale value. While this is certainly true, installing wood floors isn’t the only way to increase your home’s value, nor will those hardwood floors give you the biggest bang for your buck.

Most homebuyers want floors that are easy to maintain while still looking great. Since wood-look tile provides the perfect balance of durability and hardwood style, you’ll still add value to your home. Even better, that increased value will stay in place for years after you install the new floors. That means you’ll likely be able to ask a higher price for your home even if you sell five years after installing wood-look tile.

Upgrade Your Floors This Spring
Spring is the perfect time to upgrade your home’s flooring to wood-look tile. Just make sure you choose the right tile for your space and your budget. Work with the experts at Natural Stone Sales and let our team take some of the stress out of choosing new high-quality flooring options. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
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