Considering Wood looking Tile

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When you start your search for wood looking tile it can be a bit confusing. We thought that we would supply you with some points to consider.

One of the first things to consider about wood looking tile is how long it should be. In the Las Vegas area most foundations are concrete and few are absolutely flat.  Using a tile longer than thirty-six inches can make any installation a challenge. Although we carry tiles that much longer than this, we recommend that you consult your tile contractor prior to purchasing the tile.

Secondly, tile commonly  comes either rectified or pressed. Rectifying a tile is a process where each tile is cut to be the same size. Pressed tile is made so that each tile is made individually and most have a small bevel pressed around the outer edge of the tile. This edge is there so the tile setter is able to hide minor foundation flaws during the installation process. In my opinion a pressed tile has an  advantage over rectified tile.

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The number of faces or screens that a wood looking tile is something for you to consider. Some of the less expensive tiles on the market are offered with every piece being identical. As  you consider which wood looking tile to choose I suggest that you look at numerous pieces. Some of the tiles we show repeat every three tiles and some repeat every one hundred square feet. Since this is going to be your home you should consider the look prior to installation. If at all possible we suggest looking at the tile installed. If an installation is not available for you to see, at least bring a box of tile to your home and look at it on your floor.

 

 

With Wood Looking Tile Variation is Key

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For many of the people who are looking at wood looking tile, the most important part is that there floor resembles wood. And for that to happen variation is key. With many of the wood looking tiles we are showing the factories have made that their goal. Using high definition and digital printing the images are crisper and cleaner. And with many of the tiles they are varying 70 feet or more before they are repeating. And in some cases even up to 180 feet. With that variation the appearance of these wood looking tiles are more in align with the natural wood floors. But with the durability and strength of tile to stand up to some of the most extreme tests you can perform.

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Some of the factories have even gone to the trouble of going to old factories and looking for the reclaimed wood paneling and flooring that one would find in cabins, barns, and else where. To find and capture the looks and feel of some of these wood looking tiles. So at the first glance you think you are looking and walking on real wood floors and not tile. And even after walking, looking, and touching these tiles you are still almost believing that this is not tile but wood you are walking on.