Our designers are often asked about flooring options in bathroom and kitchen areas. Wood flooring is appealing due to its warmth and natural beauty, but may scratch easily and doesn’t hold up to spills very well. Porcelain tile is very durable and easy to maintain, but can give off a cold or minimalist feeling.
The advice we give to most homeowners is that hardwood flooring is not recommended for kitchens and baths because of the potential for spills, plumbing leaks and high moisture in these rooms. Fortunately, new product innovations have created a solution for practical homeowners that love the look and feel of hardwood floors.
Wood Plank Tile Flooring Tile manufacturers now have the ability to create a porcelain tile that closely resembles the beauty of natural wood. For this reason, wood plank tile is quickly becoming one of the hottest trends in bathroom and kitchen remodeling.
How It’s Made The tile is first formed into plank-like rectangles and textured to resemble subtle variations that result from grain patterns in hardwoods. The planks are then inked with 500 digital color injectors to mimic the coloring and contouring of natural wood, including Oak, Walnut, Hickory and Maple. The result is a durable and easily maintained floor that also exudes warmth and beauty.
Bathroom and Kitchen – Friendly Wood Flooring Wood plank tile is ideal for homeowners who want hardwood flooring in their bathroom and kitchen areas. The photo above is one of our recent kitchen remodels where we used Maple Wood Plank Tile from the Florida Tile Berkshire Collection.