Tile vs Hardwood

jpdowell_1106August 27, 2012

My husband & I are in the early, early stages of building a house. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with porcelain tile that looks like hand-scraped hardwood. Pro & cons? Does it really look like hardwood as the ads claim? I understand the upkeep to be way easier than hardwood�but how does it look??? Thanks!

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brickeyee

Like any tile floor it an be painful to stand on for long periods.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2012 at 10:13AM
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drybean

From what I understand, the Amtico brand is excellent. I know a high end designer who loves it, and her opinion carries a lot of weight with me.

I don't think the Amtico product carried at Lowes/HD is the same as you get through a distributor, though.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2012 at 7:42PM
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jpdowell_1106

Thank you so much for the info...I will definitely look into it!!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2012 at 9:27PM
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kimblerfowl

there are tile designs that looks like a hardwood and it's sturdy too. You could try to look for it.

Here is a link that might be useful: epoxy paint

    Bookmark   August 27, 2012 at 10:35PM
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mike_kaiser_gw

I just installed some and I think it look pretty darn sharp. I'd suggest you visit a good tile store or two and pick something you like. There are a lot of variations on the theme and some look better than others.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 9:48AM
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brickeyee

Hope you knees and back are in good shape.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 11:38AM
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