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Wood-look tile flooring: a 'solid' hardwood alternative

March 4, 2022

Wood-look tile flooring: a 'solid' hardwood alternative

Imagine the stunning, chic hardwood floors of your dreams. There’s no need to break the bank to achieve them. Wood-look tile flooring is a trendy option that delivers realistic, affordable, and low maintenance wood aesthetics.

At Capital Homes, we offer a variety of flooring options to fit your budget and style. Many of our homeowners are surprised to learn that you don’t have to buy expensive solid hardwood to get the elegant look of wood flooring. Tile flooring is a trendy option that delivers beautiful, affordable, and low maintenance wood looks. It's no wonder that many of our customers choose wood-look tile flooring for their new construction homes. 

wood-look tile living room


First, tile flooring is more durable than hardwood. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are extremely long-lasting and will withstand heavy foot traffic. They are also water resistant, so they won’t warp or rot if there’s a flood or you spill liquids on them. This makes tile flooring great for bathrooms and kitchens. If you have children or pets at home, tile floors are an excellent choice for you. They are also resistant to fading and scratching, so they will look like new for years to come.


Tile is one of the easiest flooring materials to clean and maintain. It does not require any fancy tools or expensive cleaners. A simple broom or mop is often all you need to keep tile floors looking their best!


Wood-look tile is surprisingly budget-friendly, especially in comparison to traditionally expensive hardwoods. While it is known for its durability, if you do ever need to replace it, you can find similar tiles at any hardware store for a low price.


Wood-look tile flooring is a beautiful option that allows you to get hardwood aesthetics with many additional benefits. It has become an increasingly popular choice among homeowners in recent years. What’s more, wood-look tile comes in a wide range of colors and styles that can mimic any type of wood. Whether you want a rustic light-colored oak or a classic dark mahogany, there’s a wood look ceramic tile that’s perfect for your home.

ceramic wood-look tile kitchen

In our Capital Homes Design Center, customers find a wide range of choices to find the aesthetic that fits their new home best. They find that tile flooring is innovative and functional, with attractive designs and a variety of textures available for wood-look tile options. 

For many that love the look of hardwood floors but want something more durable, easier to care for, and affordable, wood-look tile is a great choice. It’s easy to see why it's one of the most popular trends in flooring right now. It offers a wide range of benefits that can easily make it the best choice for your home.

In short, wood-look tile is a flooring trend that just makes sense. It's budget friendly, durable and comes in so many styles and colors, so you're sure to find one that fits your aesthetic. It can be rustic, classic, or elegant—and everything in between!

wood look tile kitchen

And best of all? It gives you all the benefits of a hardwood floor without any of the worry or stress.

What are your thoughts on hardwood flooring vs. wood-look tile? Have you experienced both? Let us know in the comments!