With all the options available today, redesigning and redefining your home can be an overwhelming task. Infinite possibilities open fresh new doors for innovative looks and new designs but can eventually leave you confused and frustrated!
While we can go crazy breaking apart every design detail in the home, lets place our focus on wood floors vs wood plank tiles. Though the differences between the two can almost be unrecognizable several do exist. Let’s first start off and say, both bring a beauty to any home. The different products can help define one’s style. One could sway a room to be more classic or traditional, while a different finish or product can bring a more modern feel to the space.
To help you distinguish whether the wood flooring or wood plank tiles are the right choice for you I have outlined my list of pros and cons below.
Let’s start with the pros! Wood flooring has been round since the 19th century, adding elegance to any home. Wood brings a warmth through both in texture and temperature. Wood flooring can also, be more cost effective in both design and install. Many with children and pets prefer wood flooring for the comfort on their feet and warmth, as wood will hold more heat. Wood flooring if cared for properly can last more than 100 years.
For others, many say, wood plank tiles, have the beauty of hardwood, without the hassle and maintenance. Moving into the newer age of design and availability, wood look porcelain tile has brought forth a new competitive option to rival your traditional wood flooring. While many may love wood, tile has diffidently started to be more widely used in new homes, and remodels. This option is often more efficient and reliable. Tile is known for its durability, tile does not scratch! Should the tile crack the single piece can be replaced but easier than that of traditional wood. Not only can the wood plank tile be used to update the home, it is a cohesive option in “wet areas” of the home. Wood plank tile can be used in all rooms of the home, from the living room transitioning right into the kitchen or bathroom, which is a way to have clean room transitions throughout the home. Did you know, this product also has the option of heated floors.
One once said “there is not light without darkness”. Wood options also can possess negative qualities if not in the right environment.
For some, the upkeep of wood can be a negative. While wood can last a lifetime, maintenance, such as waxing, and refinishing can disrupt your life. Wood is beautiful, but is a softer flooring material, which can be easily scratched and dented by dogs, active children, or even shoes. In addition, woods ability to warp, swell, and mold could make wood a less desirable option for wet area(s) of your home.
Let me also point out the possible down side to wood plank tiles. While it may withhold scratches from the day to day shuffle in the home. Many find wood plank tile, cold to the touch and does not hold warmth in the home. Wood plank tile can also be more expensive, as installation tends to be more time consuming, and should be installed by a professional. It is important to also remember, with wood plank tile, the tile will have grout that needs to be cleaned.
Both wood plank tile and wood are beautiful options for any home, and both provide an array of options and designs. It is important to consider all the pros and cons to ensure you love the final product and are comfortable for years to come in your home, sweet, home.