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How to Care for Wood Tiles in Your Bathroom

January 25, 2017

Have you seen wood tiles in a friend or family member’s bathroom lately? If you haven’t yet, you soon will. Wood bathroom tiles are predicted to be one of the hottest remodeling trends in 2017. Wood tiles are commonly made out of natural wood, laminate, or porcelain. So, what’s the difference?

Natural Wood Flooring

Although they may be extremely beautiful, natural wood tiles are more expensive and may be more difficult to care for. Due to the amount of moisture in your bathroom, you run the risk of mold developing on your hardwood floor.

Additionally, although the wood is sealed, water damage is extremely likely to occur. Remember, it’s a bathroom - so there are sure to leaks and plumbing issues along the line.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate wood floor tiles have the look of hardwood without the high cost or risk of damage. Better yet, laminate flooring will not dent or scratch, giving you peace of mind. At a relatively low cost, laminate tiles offer an easy and beautiful way to update your bathroom.

How do you care for your laminate wood tiles? Simply sweep & mop on a regular basis to keep these tiles shiny and new. If properly cared for, these tiles should last for years to come.

Here’s a tip: laminate flooring can become very slippery, so be sure to pick up a bathroom rug for your safety.

Porcelain Flooring

Porcelain tiling is generally priced somewhere between laminate flooring and natural wood, so it’s a good option if you’re concerned about price. Porcelain offers a high-end look and a quality product that will last you years. Since porcelain is very dense, it is difficult to ding or damage the flooring tiles.

Additionally, porcelain floors are extremely easy to care for. Simply sweep and mop with ordinary cleaning products to keep your floor looking sparkly and new.

Are you remodeling your bathroom in 2017? You’ll want to make your investment count, by doing everything right the first time around. Be sure to work with a professional when making any renovations. Looking for expert advice on your bathroom remodel? Stop by one of our locations to browse our selection of amazing bath & kitchen items, or contact us now to make an appointment with an expert at one of our showrooms.

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