Why choose wood effect porcelain for your home
As direct importers of natural stone for over 23 years, its safe to say we love natural stone and its qualities! However, we know wood effect and stone effect porcelain tiles are becoming increasingly popular choices. With many premium porcelain options available, we thought a post on wood effect porcelain would be helpful (featuring some stunning new photos of our Rockpool Grey wood effect planks in one of our customer’s homes!).
Many customers ask if wood effect porcelain is a good choice for a busy, everyday family home – our answer – yes! Wood effect porcelain is both practical and beautiful. We have a wide collection of wood effect porcelains from Italy and Spain with the finest state-of-the-art printing. Our collection of planks replicate the look of natural wood, while carrying all the benefits of porcelain. The beauty of porcelain is its engineered strength, easy maintenance and ability to be used with underfloor heating – unlike natural wood. Available in a variety of shades and patterns, from an authentic oak look to a more contemporary washed effect, wood porcelain suits a range of interiors.
- Hard-wearing – Porcelain is engineered to be strong and hard-wearing, meaning it doesn’t scratch or dent like natural wood can from chair legs or heels. This makes it the perfect option for high traffic areas in homes and even for commercial use.
- Easy maintenance – Wood effect planks are very easy to keep clean with normal hoovering and the occasional mop. The ability to achieve clean grout joints means that daily dirt or dust isn’t trapped between each plank, we also have stain-proof grout options available, especially good for bathrooms.
- Suitable with underfloor heating – Natural wood isn’t suitable for underfloor heating but wood effect porcelain is with the correct application. Porcelain is perfect with wet or electric underfloor heating systems because it does not bow and is a great conductor and holder of heat – keeping those feet nice and toasty for longer!
- Variety of shades/patterns – With the porcelain industry growing and expanding comes more state-of-the-art machinery, meaning higher quality printing on the market and a large range of shades and patterns that can be achieved. Our full collection offers a variety of shades and patterns with something to suit every style of home.
Recent photos of our customer’s finished project show our Belsford Rockpool Grey planks in their open kitchen and living area. This space has an effortless balance of both country and contemporary. We love the exposed brick and oak frames alongside the neutral grey kitchen and our floor tiles. Rockpool Grey is a beautiful plank with grey tones and subtle warmer details, replicating the look of natural driftwood. Everything about this kitchen and living space complements one another with a sophisticated, light and airy feel.
We hope this feature has given some inspiration for using wood effect porcelain in your home. Visit our wood effect porcelain to see our full range and order your free samples.