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Wood Tile In Kitchen

Photo features Saddle Brook™ Farmhouse 6 x 36 field tile on the floor. Tweet // 4 MYTHS ABOUT WOOD-GRAIN TILE Are you dragging your feet in the wood-grain tile revolution? Are you the quiet one when your friends talk about their next wood-tile project? Let’s lay those fears to rest. Here are five things you’re worried about that you shouldn’t be. MYTH #1 Grout Joints Make Wood-Grain Tile Look Unauthentic Look for wood-grain tile that has rectified edges. That means that the edges of each individual tile have been mechanically finished so that they are precise and consistent. That means that you can put the tiles closer together with a minimal grout joint—as little as 3/16 of an inch (when installed in a brick-joint pattern). That’s close enough together that you can barely tell a natural wood floor from a wood-look tile floor.MYTH #2 Wood-Look Tile Floors Are Cold Tile flooring does maintain a moderate temperature, but that doesn’t mean it has to be cold. Wood-look porcelain tile is very well suited to radiant subfloor heating. There are several types of subfloor heating and tile can be placed directly on top of it for a warm and inviting floor. Photo features Yorkwood Manor™ in Pecan 6 x 36 field tile. Photo features Yacht Club™ Bridge Deck 6 x 24 field tile in a grid pattern on the floor. MYTH #3 Wood-Grain Tile Looks Fake The journey of wood-grain tile has been rapid and quality improves with each new product. Digital imaging and high-tech manufacturing introduces realistic textures and visuals that you sometimes can’t tell apart from wood without taking a closer look. Tile visuals don’t simply repeat the same grains and knots over and over again. Several images are used to create tiles with lots of diversity for an authentic looking floor. MYTH #4 Long Wood-Grain Tile Planks Warp Any tile over 15 inches can present a challenge with lippage and warping. However, if the tile is installed correctly, it shouldn’t be a problem. Plank tile is available in sizes ranging from 24–42 inches long and 6–8 inches wide. Tiles should be staggered in a brick-joint pattern with no more than 33% overlap. A well-prepared subfloor and skilled installation can also help with warping and lippage. Find an NTCA or CTEF certified installer for best results. Convinced that wood-grain tile could be the solution you’re looking for? Join the conversation next time and surprise your friends with your knowledge of wood-look tile. //
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Wood Tile In Kitchen

One of our local clients is replacing all of her downstairs floors this fall and requested a porcelain wood tile. As I’ve been looking around for her, I’ve been floored (ha! pun.) by the amazing options available right now! Wood tile has come SO far the past few years. I do love the softer feel and warmth of real wood underfoot, but sometimes it really makes sense to use a wood tile instead. Because tile is completely waterproof and scratch resistant (I wish I could say the same for my wood floors we put in only two years ago…), it is a super smart option for homes built on concrete slabs and for pet owners. Also, since the tile can be installed in kitchens and bathrooms without worry, it’s a great option for more open concept homes. It’s nice to be able to install the wood tile everywhere without transitions. image I picked up these samples from my local Floor & Decor – they had two full rows of just wood tile options. Each of these are under $4.25/sq foot! Insane pricing!! 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 If you’re thinking of wood tile for your home, here are my best tips: 1) Choose a tile with a more subtle wood texture and a pattern made by an inkjet with a lot of pattern variation. Some of these tiles have as many as ten different pattern variations in each colorway. 1 // 2 // 3 2) Since there are pattern repeats, be sure to rotate the orientation of the tiles often to help break up the overall look. You don’t want to be able to spot the same pattern in one glance! image 3) Choose a tile with a rectified edge rather than a pressed edge. You can get much tighter grout lines with tile that has more exact edges. image 4) Wood-look tiles come in a few different forms – ceramic, porcelain and concrete. Porcelain is considered the best choice. It’s super hard-wearing and affordable. 5) When you’re choosing a grout color, find the darkest color in your tile and chose one shade deeper for your grout color. This tricks the eye into thinking that the grout lines are shadow around the “wood planks” especially if you have a rectified edge tile and really small grout lines. Floor & Decor sells a great line of pre-mixed super stain-resistant grout that comes in a million different colors. It’s so easy to find a shade that works best! 6) Generally I like wood tile planks to be at least 40″ long, but 48″ or longer is ideal. The shorter planks can be a give away and make it harder to trick the eye into thinking the tile is actually wood. 7) If you’ve found a wood tile that you really love, but it only comes in 24 or 30″ planks, like many of them do, try a herringbone pattern with the shorter planks. The proportions will be just right! image image 8) Sometimes people think it’s a good idea to lay wood tile in a stacked, geometric tile pattern (like a running bond pattern), but that’s another give away that your flooring is not actually wood. Laying the tile in a very random order, just like real wood, helps trick the eye. image Those are my best tips for choosing a great wood tile! Do you have any to add? One of my friends is putting this tile in her house in a herringbone pattern and it is looking amazing! I’m thinking something similar would be great for my client’s home. A big thanks to Floor & Decor for sponsoring this flooring series! Check out my last post on decorative tiles here.
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Wood Tile In Kitchen

MYTH #4 Long Wood-Grain Tile Planks Warp Any tile over 15 inches can present a challenge with lippage and warping. However, if the tile is installed correctly, it shouldn’t be a problem. Plank tile is available in sizes ranging from 24–42 inches long and 6–8 inches wide. Tiles should be staggered in a brick-joint pattern with no more than 33% overlap. A well-prepared subfloor and skilled installation can also help with warping and lippage. Find an NTCA or CTEF certified installer for best results. Convinced that wood-grain tile could be the solution you’re looking for? Join the conversation next time and surprise your friends with your knowledge of wood-look tile.
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Wood Tile In Kitchen

I do love the softer feel and warmth of real wood underfoot, but sometimes it really makes sense to use a wood tile instead. Because tile is completely waterproof and scratch resistant (I wish I could say the same for my wood floors we put in only two years ago…), it is a super smart option for homes built on concrete slabs and for pet owners. Also, since the tile can be installed in kitchens and bathrooms without worry, it’s a great option for more open concept homes. It’s nice to be able to install the wood tile everywhere without transitions.
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Wood Tile In Kitchen

Jmarkus79Wood Floors Vs. Tile in KitchenHey everyone,I currently have H/W floors throughout my whole main level which includes my kitchen. I am going to be doing a kitchen remodel and can’t decide if I should leave the H/W or transition it to a Tile. Any suggestions? If I do the tile I will ensure the entryway, hall, halfbath and kitchen all have the same as they all have the OLDER H/W in those spaces anyways. The living, dining and family room all have the newer H/W so it is slightly diff anyways. Included are pics of the kitchen now and the tile that is in my bathroom is the one I would use all over. Thanks!May 09 2011 – Woodbridge00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow’s Good Neighbor Policy.We’re sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.
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Wood Tile In Kitchen

Familiar as it is, a brickwork tile scheme can look fresh — if the tile itself is eye-catching. The kitchen pros at Drury Designs chose this brown subway tile to add contrast to an all white kitchen — and to make the space appear larger, because the glass tile reflects light. Running the tile all the way up the wall also adds dimension to the space by drawing the eye upwards.
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Wood Tile In Kitchen

I would do a nice tile period. Tile floors are almost indestructible and will add possess to your house. Find a tile that will coordinate with your counter tops and back splash. If your kitchen is small, I would do the wood floors, but, the tile will define the space and make the kitchen more special.

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