A new trend that has grabbed the eye of both customers and designers is wood effect vitrified tiles. It’s a vitrified tile with a wood pattern on the surface that looks like real hardwood.

Using wood look vitrified tiles has various benefits, including being significantly less expensive than wood flooring, being durable, weather-resistant, easy to maintain.

In addition to these, there are a number of other advantages and disadvantages of using vitrified wood tiles, which are covered in the following section.

Wooden look vitrified tiles are more durable but permanent:

Quality should be stressed while selecting any kind of floor material. Tiles are extremely durable and long-lasting than hardwood flooring.

Even in high-traffic locations, wooden look tiles can survive a lot of wear and tear. Furthermore, the vitrified tile that resembles wood does not need to be re-sanded or re-sealed on a regular basis. Overall, due to its high level of durability, it is an excellent flooring option for both home and commercial applications.

By choosing an unfinished wood floor you can create any look you want and even change it in the future by sanding and re-finishing.

Wooden look tiles are resistant to stains, scratches, & moisture but cold underfoot.

Wood effect vitrified tiles are stain, scratch, and moisture resistant, in addition to being long-lasting. As a result, if properly cared for and maintained, wood appearance floor tiles can last for decades. Furthermore, the long-lasting finish of the wood effect flooring tiles makes them stain-resistant and easier to clean.

Natural wood flooring is also susceptible to water and scratch damage, making it inappropriate for use in bathrooms, kitchens, and other wet areas. Vitrified wood tiles, on the other hand, can be used practically anywhere, including the bathroom, kitchen, shower, mudroom, and so on.

Wooden floor tiles can feel cold under your feet, especially if you live in a colder place as compared to hardwood which is warm underfoot

Wooden look tiles are low maintenance but difficult to change

On the one hand, cleaning a wood floor necessitates a great deal of time, effort, and resources, cleaning wood look like vitrified tiles necessitates almost none. All you need is a simple mop or a vacuum to clean them. Clean them once a week with normal detergent if they grow dull or lose their sheen.

Depending on the hardwood floor you choose, you’ll be able to re-sand and re-finish your floor several times throughout its lifespan.

Woode look tiles are versatile but hardwood is natural

Thanks to their versatility, wood-look vitrified tiles can be used in nearly every room of your home, including the bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor areas. The non-porous and anti-moisture nature of vitrified wood tiles and the variety of finishes are available, including classic oak, rich cherry, and rustic driftwood, make them ideal tiling solutions for all types of architects.

Moreover, the variety of sleek and stunning finishes and textures available in vitrified wood tiles make them an ideal solution for almost any type of architectural style, whether traditional, modern or contemporary.


There are some stunning ‘aged’ looking hardwood floors available now that’ll give you a real heritage look without having to wait for centuries!

Tiles are appropriate for sub-continent

In sub-continent country India, temperatures tend to be higher than those experienced by our European friends, who typically enjoy cold weather and snowfall and therefore opt for hardwood flooring to keep their home warm.  For a country like India, the practical side of wood look tile is perfect for rooms like bedrooms and lounges as tiles tend to keep the floor cool as compared to hardwood.

For more details and expert advice contact The Tiles House at info@thetileshouse.com or visit our website www.thetileshouse.com

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