Hardwood offers a timeless aesthetic. However, it only looks good for so long, and eventually resurfacing is expensive. If you love the look of hardwood but don’t want to deal with this hassle, consider wood floor tiles which offer several key benefits:
Hardwood is prone to cracking, chipping, warping, denting, and scratching, particularly in high traffic areas of the home. Wood floor tiles are much simpler to maintain and clean. If damage does occur, you can swap out the chipped or broken tiles without having to rip up a whole section of the floor. Sealing wood tiles every three to five years prevents moisture from seeping into the floor.
Hardwood is one of the most expensive types of flooring on the market. While wood floor tiles cost about the same as their hardwood counterparts, they don’t come with the steep installation and maintenance costs. It’s much less expensive to reseal floor tiles than it is to resurface, refinish, and reseal hardwood.
Water and fade resistance
Hardwood kitchens and bathrooms are all the rage right now even though hardwood damages quickly under excessive exposure to moisture and sunlight. Wood floor tiles are much more versatile. They actually repel liquid, which means that you’ll have minimal issues with mold growth, warping, and staining. Wood tiles are a great option for kitchens and bathrooms as well as outdoor decks and pool areas.
Almost 20 million trees are cut down annually. You can do your part to reduce this figure by choosing wood tiles over hardwood. Tile offers the cozy, welcoming look that you get with genuine wood without destroying trees, and it lasts just as long as hardwood. You’ll be ready to update the style of your home years before the tile starts to wear out.