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Real vs Wood Effect Tiles

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Porcelain wood effect tiles have come a long way in recent years, meaning the latest renditions can be, in many cases almost indistinguishable from their natural counterpart. There is nothing quite like the real thing of course, but there are times when using a porcelain alternative could be the best option for you.

Porcelain vs Real Wood – 5 reasons to choose porcelain.

The hard-wearing alternative

If you are looking for a hard-wearing floor that will last you for decades, we think that you should consider porcelain tiles. They are incredibly durable and are particularly useful for use in heavy traffic areas such as hallways and kitchens. The tiles won’t scratch or easily mark like real wood flooring so you can stay calm when entertaining large groups of people in the knowledge your beautiful floor won’t be harmed! When it comes to installation, porcelain wood effect tiles are easy to install and due to their naturally non-porous nature they don’t need sealing.

Will not fade

Real wooden flooring looks gorgeous during the first year or so, but over time it will slowly begin to weather and fade from things like the sun, foot traffic, liquid spills and more. Many people do enjoy this feature of real wood floors and some of the most beautiful floors are ones that have been slowly weathered over time. If you’re not one of these people and you want your floor to remain in tip top condition for years to come, porcelain wood effect tiles are the right choice for you.

Versatility of design

If you chose to use porcelain wood rather than real wood, the choice is endless. Manufacturers are producing all sorts of interpretations of wood designs, allowing so many design options. If you’re looking for a contemporary sleek finish or maybe a rustic wood effect floor with an aged finish, we’ve got the solution for you. You can even have herringbone or chevron designs, so whatever the style of your property, there’s a style to match it.

Low maintenance

We all lead busy lives and none of us want to spend hours cleaning and maintaining our floors. The good news is that porcelain floor tiles are incredibly low maintenance. Simply give them a quick sweep and mop and they’ll soon be as good as new. Installation is straightforward and there’s no sealing required either.

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Finally, one huge benefit of swapping your wood flooring for tiles is that they can be placed in the bathroom or kitchen with confidence, as they are waterproof. No more worrying about that leaking washing machine, burst pipes or how an overflowing bath may damage your natural wood floor!

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Reed Harris has a wide variety of wood effect tiles in both porcelain. To find out more, please do browse our website today.