When we replaced the laminate flooring in the family room, my wife and I went to the big box shop to see the new wood floor. After pricing about 20 different patterns and options, the clerk suggested that we look at the tiles that look like wood. It sounds like vegetable beef tastes as interesting as real beef. My wife whispered that it might be cheesy. She gave me the same expression she usually does in boring parent-teacher activities when she was ready to escape. The salesman took us to the tile area of the store and I swear that until today we heard the trumpet and the angels singing. Well, maybe it\'s not that grand, but it\'s very exciting. Really. \"Tiles that look like wood\" look like wood. I really like wood. There are different colors, finishes, and even different particles and cut tiles. You have to check it manually. Traditional smooth oak check. Everything you want is made. Usually when one material looks like another, the result may be a little less than idealpar. Let\'s face it, vinyl look tiles never really replace real tiles. Huge plastic rock on the putter The putter is not like a real Boulder. Imitation cheese sauce. . Like a super old These alternatives look good from a distance, but their flaws will show up --close. ( Apologies for any aging supermodels who are interested in the floor. You\'re still there! ) We quickly began to realize that tiles that look like wood actually fit us and our way of life better than \"real\" wood. Why do we like tiles that look like woodOur ( Huge and drooling) Dogs can\'t scrape things and can easily be cleaned with a lot of water without distorting or distorting the material; 2) The grouting line is very small, so it is not a real problem to get the grouting dirty. In addition, with the updated grouse and advanced sealer, those old dyeing concerns are gone. ( Remember how bad the old grout line looked when the tile kitchen countertops were all the rage); 3) Tiles that look like wood can actually be used below Grades in basement or other wet areas (or flooding) It could be a problem. Try the wood floor and let the warp start. Our old basement is flooded at least once a year. True wood will never work in this case; 4) Wood exterior tiles are easily replaced if damaged. If your brotherin- Luo put his heavy weight on your floor and the broken tiles can be repaired easily. Our laminate floor suffered significant damage when I dropped the TV on the floor-don\'t ask me why I moved it myself. For wooden floors, if you have a goof, it is usually necessary to ask a professional to install a few pieces; 5) Live in a cold place, Hello, radiant heating! The downside is that the wood looks like a tile (like all tiles) The winter without radiant heating is very cold. However, they feel good and cool in the summer; 6) You can be high- The dollar looks less. If you want \"real\" wide planks, they will cost you a lot of money. You can save money with tiles that look like wood. It is possible to obtain a wider and longer running time with a small cost; 7) In my market, tiles are a little cheaper to install than wood. This will leave a little money for other projects, such as a mass-sized hole on the roof. Really, it won\'t rain for at least a week, get the new floor first. . . So what\'s the problem with wood? Our old family room was fitted with an uneven laminate wood floor on the concrete. The padded and more forgiving thin laminate allowed us to install it on this surface and achieved good final results. However, it is necessary to completely level such a floor before installing the tile, and the tile will not bend, yield or otherwise conform to the slight inclination or expansion of the floor; 2) You need to be careful to find a grouting material that matches as much as possible. It\'s too light to look good. 3) If you are as clumsy as I am, sometimes putting your phone down, tiles are unforgivable. You will make friends with the person who changed the shop on the screen; 4) Now my kids are older and I\'m glad to have tiles. But if they were toddlers, I might be worried that they would spill over the hard tiles; 5) Be careful when installing next to solid wood floors or on adjacent floors. While two completely different materials can look good, such as slate and wood, if you install two kinds of wood next to each other, it usually looks strange because the wood doesn\'t match. Since this tile looks like wood, the same consideration applies; 6) I\'ll say it again, but like any tile, it can be cold in winter. Realtor ApprovedI asked a friend\'s Realtor what she thought about this new wooden tile. She said she is seeing more and more in our market. This may be more common or rare depending on where you are. Some buyers are a little confused about this, she said, and although it looks better in many cases, they still want hardwood floors. At least in our market, people prefer solid wood, although tiles seem to be a wise choice. She said, however, that she is seeing more and more, and that the use of this material may continue to grow. Depending on how many people are looking at this product in the home center, I think it\'s a safe bet. Bottom Line -- The best Wood is ceramic, it is absolutely not tacky! This is a product that looks as good as a picture in person. Look, I know you will love it as much as I do. Something that looks like wood is actually better than wood. Also, when you announce your choice of tiles to save the trees and the environment, you can perform better than your friends and neighbors.