Wood is lovely, but tends to degrade in the elements rather rapidly when used outside. That’s what makes the newer outdoor wood tiles so great. They’re actually porcelain patio tiles with a wood grain. Interested in wooden tile for your patio? Read on to learn about choosing patio wood tile that looks just like wood.
About Patio Tiles with Wood Grain
Porcelain outdoor patio wood tiles don’t need the multiple applications of sealers or protective coatings that other coverings require, which makes them low maintenance. Digital printing techniques and modern manufacturing allow the tile to be produced in a myriad of colors and styles. The tiles are lighter than concrete or paving stone with the added look of real wood. They can support up to 2,000 lbs. (907 kg.) but weigh significantly less than concrete pavers, making them easier to transport and install. They are also thicker and stronger than other types of outdoor floor tiles.
Benefits to Installing Outdoor Patio Wood Tiles
Porcelain wooden tile for patios has a number of benefits over other materials. First, the color is baked into the wood at an extremely high temperature, which makes it impervious to fading from the sun. The surface of the porcelain is non-porous, which means that spills of any sort do not permeate the tile. Since they are non-porous, they don’t freeze and thaw so cracking, mold, and mildew growth is inhibited. Also, because the tiles are so hard and dense, they are virtually scratch resistant, making them an excellent choice for high traffic areas. The surface of tile is lightly textured as well and that, along with the low-porosity, allows for rapid run-off which means it is great for use around a pool. Imagine, tiles that look just like wood surrounding a pool with no slipping! The benefits of patio wood tiles that look like wood are clear. They are superior in every way to wood installation or other material. They last longer, with low maintenance, and come in a variety of colors certain to please the most discriminating home, and look great in landscapes having natural garden styles too.
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Amy Grant has been gardening for 30 years and writing for 15. A professional chef and caterer, Amy's area of expertise is culinary gardening.