Innovation in design and technology has resulted in an array of exciting flooring options, imitating the look and feel of wood.
A growing trend in home décor and flooring over the past few years is the use of porcelain tiles that imitate the look of wood as a result of improved technologies and inkjet printing.
This has resulted in clean, fresh whites leaning more towards traditional dark browns or even washed-out, weathered-looking greys.
“Planks” in different sizes are also available, with some ranges offering the option of mixed plank sizes to further enhance design and aesthetics. New 750 x 750mm size tiles that emulate parquet are also becoming more popular.
In addition, outdoor textured options with a weathered or hammered finish are being used more often in commercial environments. Tile options with groves and anti-slip elements are ideal for use around pools or patios as they are waterproof and maintenance-free, not to mention substantially cheaper in cost compared to natural wood decking.