Why not both! In recent years, wood textures have been mastered by the ceramics industry. It's difficult to argue against the case for a tile that looks like wood while being much easier to maintain and clean. Now business and home owners can have the best of both worlds!
As one of the hottest trends of 2012 and 2013 wood-grain look floor tiles look great and wear well. They’re also an inexpensive choice at an average cost of $4-$6 per square foot. Pamesa Ceråmica is taking the wood look even further by adding weathered finishes to this tile product via digital imaging and ink-jet printing. With reclaimed wood being so popular in the design world these days buying wood tile is an alternative to searching for the “perfect hundred-year-old barn wood”. Another plus is that these tiles can be available in dimensions that wood is typically not. Wood-look tile won't snag your linens and upholstery the way weathered wood can, and there's no danger of exposure to old lead paint or toxins. http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/10849071/list/Top-Tile-Trends-From-the-Coverings-2013-Show-----the-Wood-Look
J3 Services has installed this product in several homes in and around the San Diego area and a can attest to this fast growing trend in interior design. It’s a great way to add warmth and richness to any space without breaking the bank. With these technological advances in printing and finishing we are excited that the tile industry is finally putting its “stamp” on the wood-grain market.
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