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Pietra Jura™ Multicolor 12 x 24

Photo features Pietra Jura™ Multicolor 12 x 24

 
 

A TILE MASQUERADE
PORCELAIN TILE THAT LOOKS LIKE WOOD, MARBLE, OR TRAVERTINE

You've probably pinned a hundred pictures of your dream kitchen or bathroom. If you've only wished your remodel could be that great, it's time to change your mindset. Your perfect room doesn't have to stay in the dream world.

Porcelain tile offers you all the beauty of the high-end materials you want but keeps the cost and maintenance to a minimum. Read on to get the details of wood-look and stone-look porcelain tiles.

PORCELAIN TILE THAT LOOKS LIKE WOOD
If warm, homey wood floors are a part of your dream room, but you worry about the wear and tear from the kids, the dog, and the winter weather-turn to tile. Daltile's wood-look tile selection begs to be touched and looked at up close and personal. The latest technology in tile printing and textures makes these the most life-like products you’ve seen from Daltile.

They have the color variation, grain, and texture you'd expect from wood, but none of the maintenance. A sturdy porcelain tile is easy to clean, resists scratching, and doesn't need special care like wood does.

On top of all that, they usually don't cost nearly as much as hardwood. It's an affordable alternative to wood without having to give up the dream of the perfect floor.

Porcelain tile is a perfect fit for radiant heat, which takes the edge off of those chilly mornings. Plan your heating system early so you can benefit from the comfort and look of hardwood. Here are a few of our favorite wood-look tiles.

Forest Park™ is a ColorBody™ porcelain tile that comes in a larger plank, either 6 x 36 or 9 x 36. It comes in several natural colors from White Oak to Blackwood.

Season Wood™ is the newest series in our wood-look tile. It has an aged look for a hint of the reclaimed feel. It is also a ColorBody™ porcelain.

Forest Park™ Timberland in both plank sizes

Photo features Forest Park™ Timberland in both plank sizes

Season Wood™ Orchard Grey  8 x 48, 12 x 48, and 4 x 48 field tile
in a staggered pattern on the floor

Photo features Season Wood™ Orchard Grey 8 x 48, 12 x 48, and 4 x 48 field tile in a staggered pattern on the floor

Continental Slate™ in Brazilian Green on the floor in a hopscotch pattern. Wall features Brazilian Green 6 x 6 wall tile

Photo features Continental Slate™ in Brazilian Green on the floor in a hopscotch pattern. Wall features Brazilian Green 6 x 6 wall tile

Esta Villa™ Garden White 12 x 12 field tile

Photo features Esta Villa™ Garden White 12 x 12 field tile

PORCELAIN TILE THAT LOOKS LIKE NATURAL STONE
The luxury of marble, travertine, or slate might be out of your price range, but you can get tile that looks good enough that it will fool all your friends. You are the only one who has to know that your elegant marble floor is actually porcelain tile.

Porcelain tile is not nearly as soft or porous as natural stone so you don't have to worry as much about stains, etching, or scratching. You don't have to buy special stone soap or seal your floor every year or so. Simply keep your tile clean with a mild soap and water solution and dry well.

Porcelain can be more durable than many types of natural stone. You won’t have to insist that everyone take off their shoes or guard your room from the family dog.

Be sure to follow Daltile guidelines for application of any tile, either natural stone or porcelain.

Some of our favorite look-alikes include the Continental Slate™ series that gives you a slate look with the perks of porcelain. You'll love Esta Villa™ which offers you a marble look without the price tag.