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Your local flooring store carries an extensive selection of tile that you can use to transform the look of the floor in multiple areas of your home. As you browse your options, you can expect to find tile products that vary considerably in appearance. One type of tile product that you'll almost certainly notice is tile that has the look of wood. Some of these tile products have such a wood-like appearance that you may find yourself reaching out to touch them to confirm that they are indeed tile. Here are some details that can give this type of tile the appearance of wood.
One of the reasons that many people love wood flooring is how the grain in the wood gives each plank character. If you like the look of wood but feel that tile would be a better choice for your home, you'll appreciate how many of these tile products have grain that is highly visible. The grain will vary in appearance, just like the grain in real wood. In some tile products, the grain markings will be slightly raised, allowing you to feel them as you pass your hand over the surface of the tile.
This type of tile also features multiple knots, which helps to make each piece look like actual wood. The number of knots will vary according to what type of tile you buy and what type of wood the tile is trying to mimic. For example, if you find a tile product that is designed to look like pine, it will feature more knots than a tile product that is designed to look like maple. The knots appear in a random manner; some tiles will have multiple knots, while others will have one or perhaps even none.
Some tile products that look like wood are designed to look as though they're slightly worn in areas. If you've ever been in a home that has old wood flooring, you've likely noticed how the wood can have a worn look in certain areas. For example, if the stain on the wood is dark, it may be slightly lighter in high-traffic parts of the room. If you find that a slightly worn look has more of a cozy vibe that you want in your home, you may wish to browse tile products that look like worn wood.
Keep these details in mind as you shop for tile flooring.