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The Benefits Of Using Porcelain "Wood-Look" Tiles For Your Flooring

by Marc Cole

Is the flooring in your home not looking as nice as it used to? Are you getting sick and tired of the additional maintenance required for your natural wood floor? Whatever the reason you are thinking about replacement, one option that might give you the look you want without introducing things you don't would be to contact a local contractor about porcelain "wood look" flooring. Here are just some of the reasons while porcelain wood look tile might be the right choice for your home.

Natural Wood Has Issues with Moisture But Porcelain Does Not

Natural wood is of course quite beautiful and you probably enjoyed having such a beautiful material in your home when you first moved in. Over time though, you may have noticed that natural wood also has its downsides. Wood does not hold up well to moisture, and prolonged exposure could damage the wood, even causing it to discolor, warp, or rot if left unchecked. Depending on the weather outside and your desired temperature inside the home, it's possible that high humidity within your home could cause a long-term problem for your wood flooring.

Porcelain tiles that are designed to look like wood can help you solve this problem. The entire room will still have a very natural wood-like look to it, just like you've always wanted. But porcelain can stand up to moisture and humidity without any of the problems that natural wood introduces.

Porcelain Is Super Easy to Clean and Maintain 

When it comes to providing maintenance for your natural wood flooring, there are more issues at hand besides just keeping moisture away. A natural wood floor is going to demand a regular polishing job or the introduction of sealant if you want your wood flooring to maintain its natural shine over time.

Porcelain, on the other hand, does not require any polish or sealant to maintain its looks over time. You can simply wipe it down with soap and water from time to time and it will look as good as the day it was installed.

Porcelain Can Offer a Warm Wood-Like Appearance While Offering Cool Energy Savings

Is your air conditioning bill higher than you'd like it to be? If so, porcelain flooring may be able to help. Porcelain is cool to the touch and will not absorb heat like some other types of flooring. This will make it easier for your HVAC system to keep the house cool during the summer months. But while porcelain is "cool," it can use a wood-like appearance that still provides your home with the warmer look that you desire.

For more information, contact a company like House Of Floors.