Tile flooring that looks like hardwood – Westchester NY

porcelain tile that looks like hardwood westchesterI have many customers that love the look of hardwood flooring, but don’t want to add hardwood to places where they are concerned about water – such as kitchens, bathrooms, entryways and basements.   Well, now there is a great looking solution that is waterproof – porcelain tile that looks like hardwood.  Yes, it has the best of both worlds…it’s beautiful and waterproof.
With porcelain planks, you stagger the long tiles, just like hardwood and you use very thin grout lines.  It really is a stylish and modern look.  You can also arrange the tiles for a herringbone effect.


I love this fashion forward tile because it’s sleek and modern looking.  It’s a great way to create continuity in your floor color.  So, if your living room and dining room and hardwood you can select a matching tile for your entryway for a continuous flow of color.  The planks are 4″ x 24″ (and they also come in 6″ and 8″ widths, so you can also have a combo of widths.


Porcelain tile planks that look like hardwood are perfect for kitchens, bathrooms/powder rooms and entryways.  You won’t have to worry about scratches either!


Porcelain tile that looks like hardwood – Westchester NY




7 Response Comments

  • Greg B  September 17, 2012 at 3:13 am

    I am considering the Ceramic faux-wood tile for an upstairs full bath. my understanding is that it is not grouted and there is a possibility for water to seep between the minor seams and damage the subfloor. Should I be concerned?

    • TheFlooringGirl  September 17, 2012 at 11:29 am

      Greg – Great question. Actually, it is grouted (if it’s done properly). The grout lines are very thin and you should choose a grout color similar to the ceramic/porcelain plank. It will be just like any other tile (except it will look different).

      And, make sure the one you choose is not slippery when wet. Or if it is, make sure you have a non slip rug in there.

  • Melissa Marro  November 29, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    I just saw some vinyl flooring today that looked like whitewashed distressed wood. It was stunning. I would completely have it in my home.

    • TheFlooringGirl  November 30, 2012 at 12:31 am

      Hi Melissa – I know, isn’t it amazing how good it looks. It’s also a great option for a restaurant. I think I’m going to recommend it to the one I went to go see today.

  • Cathie Wood  November 26, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Hi there. After a water leak that requires replacing floors in my kitchen, laundry and sunroom, I can’t decide what to use. I love the wood look but have dogs, including a large dog. I have happy floors c-stone in my bathrooms (18×18) and am considering the same color on 12×24. The only other suggestion was an LVT. Since I have a dog that has an occasional accident, I’m so confused on what to do. The kitchen floor is adjacent to my living room and I have pre-finished gunstock in there. I’m sentimentally attached to those floors because my father laid those when we bought the house twenty years ago. Whatever I choose has to look good side by side with the gunstock. Any advice?

    • TheFlooringGirl  November 27, 2016 at 7:20 am

      Cathie – Oh gosh, this is very tricky as there are pros and cons for each and you’ll really need to have someone local to look at this in person. Because you’re talking about a kitchen, there are many considerations – are you replacing the cabinets? What is the subfloor? What are the height constraints with the cabinets and all the appliances? In addition, gunstock is a tricky color to work with. This really needs to be done in person.

      In general, I think that being as consistent as you can with flooring, the better off you are, and in the absence of that, contrast. So, I would probably gravitate towards either using the wood you already have or the tile you already have (changing size/shape is fine).

      But, I’m not a big fan of prefinished wood in a kitchen, esp with a dog (and a dog that may have have accidents). With prefinished wood, the edges aren’t sealed, so not good for water or pet accidents. Tile is probably better, but recognize that the grout is sand and can absorb urine. So, if you do this, seal the grout and reseal it every year. With solid hardwood, you can always sand it out and/or replace wood. Once the urine is in the grout, you are stuck. With LVT, you could have the same issue with all the seams and may never be able to get it out.

      I would recommend that you have a professional look at your space. I can tell you the watchouts for each surface but without knowing all the other info (e.g. height, subfloor, how level floor is, cabinets, etc) it’s really challenging for me to fully advise you.

      I hope this helps.


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