I was visiting a model home last weekend and the entire home was done in a beautiful, silvery grey wood look tile. I loved it. The wood look tile has been around a few years now, but other than in certain homes, it really isn’t that prevalent. To see a builder use it on a semi-custom home is really unusual. It’s really gorgeous, and it “reads” like wood, so as you go about looking at the house, your brain is saying, geez, these are beautiful wood floors. Then your eyes kick in and send a message saying, these aren’t hardwood floors, they’re that new wood look tile.I think if it had been a darker color it would have taken me longer to figure out it wasn’t wood but tile. Why wood look tiles, why not regular hardwood? That’s a good question, and here is what I think.
If you have a family and some pets, wood floors are going to show wear and tear. For those women who still wear high heels, you are not going to want to walk on real wood floors with those on. The heels will make little pockmarks in your beautiful hardwood floors.
Here in Florida, water is the reason we live where we live. It’s also the reason why hardwood floors are not always the best choice. Between the prospect of flooding from a really bad storm, and the fact that its a subtropical environment here in Florida, hardwood floors are always in danger from the elements.
Having said all this, I still love hardwood floors, and I would never discourage someone having them. I am just listing all of the reasons why I think a homeowner would choose the wood look tile over the actual hardwood.
If you are still not sure what you should do, come on in and visit us. We can help you to decide what is best for you and your home.
Jerry Smith Flooring, Tile, Carpet, Vinyl, Vinyl planks