If you stare at your walls or floor at home and think they could do with some character or decoration, then you are in the right place. Porcelain wood look tiles combine all of the advantages of a strong dense tile that is easy to maintain, extremely tough, cheaper to buy and install, and impervious to water with the beauty and charm of wood. I didn’t really want to spend a lot of money on new tables, and I had seen some great makeovers where people added wood planks to their tables. Then I cleaned all the wood off and painted one coat of primer and two coats of white paint.
Wood tile is just what you’re thinking, it’s ceramic or porcelain tile that’s fully colored, weathered and textured to look like real hardwood planks. If you don’t believe it check out this video clip of some wood tile samples in New Zealand. You will have to clean your ceramic wood tile more than porcelain because of its coarse, dirt attracting surface.
You can find wood tile in both ceramic and porcelain One of the big differences between the two is that ceramic absorbs water and porcelain doesn’t. The benefits of wood tile don’t stop at the bathroom, they’re also a great option If you have pets Hardwood is easily scratched and destroyed by dog or cat claws, accidents, and spillable water dishes. Wood tile is easily installed by simply placing your tile, adding grout and cleaning up. You want to pick a grout color that’s going to blend in with the tile so as to create a realistic hardwood effect. It’s an affordable wood substitute that will stand the test of pets, water, and time.
The nice thing about wood tile is that it comes in a wide range of plank sizes at more affordable prices than hardwood. Wood tile is not only a great hardwood substitute but it’s also just plain something different. As a new product on the market, wood tile can be both a rare and unique addition to your home. What’s important to realize with CEDAR wood material is that this particular species of wood is naturally, very highly acidic.
I always also tell people to go to a real paint store and ask what most of the deck guys are using to find what will work best in your part of the country as a Lowes and Home depot you get someone will little to no knowledge. Never ever ever pressure wash cedar ( or any wood for that matter) your number one enemy when staining is loose wood fiber on the surface of the wood, pressure washers only create a loose fibrous surface, when the wood expands and contracts with temp change, the fibers stand on end and take the stain with them. If you are looking for a better wood protection experience, have a look at CUTEK Extreme.