Longer Planks for Wood Looks

 

Magnolia Cherry

Magnolia Cherry

One of the trends in wood looking tile that is becoming prevalent is the longer style planks. The 6 inch by 24 inch is still around and being used. But more and more people are looking at putting the 32 inch, 36 inch, or 40 inch long planks down on the floor. The 32 inch and 36 inch planks tend to have the most success of the longer style of wood looking tile. With the longer size the variation and movement in the glaze can be seen more and give you a more realistic wood looking floor. Some of the factories are even varying the width of the wood looks. Manufacturing different wood looks in 6inch, 7 inch, 8 inch, and 9 inch in the 32 and 36 inch length.

Magnolia Chesnut

Magnolia Chesnut

Some of the designers, and our customers are using the varying width in the larger wood looking tiles together. Using two of the widths with the larger wood planks gives the wood looking tiles a even more realistic look than just the one size by itself.

When we add that with the high definition technology used by some of the factories we have a even wider variation and movement with the two widths and the larger size. Even using the digital printing technology the two various widths still gives the appearance of a very realistic wood looking floor.

Wood Looking Tile with Stairs in Mind

 

Magnolia Cherry

Magnolia Cherry

Lately everyone who seems to be looking for wood looks in tile seems to be doing at least one set of stairs. With Wood Looking tile if you are in search of making the tile look as realistic as possible and you do not want to make it look tacky or to go looking for some wood trim to try and match with your wood looking tile you need bullnose. A surface edge bullnose gives you a nice clean look that matches your tile and gives you a nice rounded edge that is simply perfect when you are going up your stairs. And with Florida Tile one of the benefits is that they make a bullnose with their wood looks. Making them in either a 3×24 or a 4×24 inch piece depending on the series you are looking at.

Berkshire Hickory

Berkshire Hickory

Now as you may go around town you will find that not all wood looks or other tiles come with a bullnose but Florida Tile makes a bullnose with all of their tiles and since they are based out of Louisville, Kentucky, worst case scenerio we can order it and have it within 7 days. In our minds at Designer Tile Plus this is wonderful becasue we are no longer trying to match or coordinate wood looking tiles with something else to go up stairs at all. Now all our customers have to do is pick the wood look they like and if it’s Florida Tile we use the bullnose that comes with it and go up the stairs.

Natura Cayman Red

Natura Cayman Red

Natura Hampton Blonde

Natura Hampton Blonde