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Wood Effect Porcelain Stoneware: No more compromise. - European Heritage Ltd.

7 Reasons to Choose Wood Effect Porcelain Tiles

Discover the perfect blend of timeless beauty and low maintenance with wood effect porcelain tiles! Thanks to advanced technology, manufacturers have mastered the art of replicating the natural charm of wood in stunning detail. Whether you prefer a light or dark shade, a rustic or prime texture, or even a large or small format, these wood effect porcelains have got you covered. Say goodbye to the hassle and hello to the aesthetics of wood without compromising on quality!

Looking for the timeless beauty of wood without the maintenance headaches? You're in luck! Thanks to advanced production techniques and cutting-edge technology, porcelain manufacturers have mastered the art of replicating natural wood flooring in porcelain stoneware. Whether you prefer a light or dark shade, a rustic or prime texture, or even a large or small format, wood effect porcelains have got you covered. Say goodbye to the hassle and hello to the aesthetics of wood with these fantastic and hassle-free solutions!

Our beautifully refined Alsace Slavonia Herringbone porcelain tiles

 

Gone are the days when manufacturers struggled to replicate the natural charm of real wood in porcelain. Today, they have perfected the art, capturing every detail from the intricate knots and sap streaks to the varying colours between boards. Whether you prefer an engineered look with subtle knots or a more rustic style, our wood effect collections have been meticulously crafted to cater to all preferences. With a well-refined science at play, you can enjoy the best of both worlds – the stunning allure of wood without compromising on quality.

 

The Practicalities of Wood Effect Porcelain Tiles

Let's delve into the fundamentals of wood effect porcelain tiles and its incredible advantages over natural wood flooring. Our customers often find it challenging to distinguish between our wood effect porcelain displays and real wood due to its remarkable resemblance. And here's the best part – when it comes to maintenance, wood effect porcelain offers the same benefits as any other porcelain tile. Let's compare the two:
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WOOD EFFECT PORCELAIN

WOOD FLOORING

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No sealant required: Wood effect porcelains are link any porcelain tile and wont absorb.

Continual sealing: Requires sealing every 2-5 years to help prevent staining and maintain the wood.

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No specialist cleaning agents: You can use all household cleaning products as porcelain is alkaline and acid resistant.

Special cleaning agents required: You need to be careful not to damage waxes or stains. Staying PH neutral is a must.

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Can be fitted as soon as delivered: Like any porcelain tile, it can be bonded as soon as it has arrived.

Has to acclimatise: Natural wood needs to reach the same humidity levels as the surrounding environment before installation. The recommended time is 7 days.

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Impervious to humidity/moisture/water: Porcelain tiles are non absorbent and stable, meaning they wont stain and makes them great for wet areas.

Humidity/moisture/water sensitive: Wood expands and contracts with the presence of moisture. If it gets significantly wet it can bow or cup. This means you should avoid wet areas.

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Very hard wearing: Porcelain is very hard, making it incredibly difficult to damage and scratch. 

Soft wear layer: In comparison, the top ware layer is very easy to scratch, causing permeant damage. 

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Easily fitted just like any other tile: Any professional tiler can fit your wood effect porcelain. There is nothing additional required compared to normal tiles.

More Labour intensive: To install wood floors will require a professional wood fitter. It can be a slower processes, especially if you are finishing boards institute by sanding and oiling.

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Ecologically friendly: Many of our wood effect porcelain suppliers are carbon neutral, firing their porcelains in hydrogen kilns rather than natural gas.

Cut from trees: Unfortunately, for the real stuff a tree must fall. A real wood floor will contribution to the removal of trees from our environment.

 

Unlike natural wood flooring, which requires initial sealing and periodic resealing every 2-5 years to prevent staining, wood effect porcelain doesn't need any sealant. Wood tends to soak up liquids and leaves stubborn stains, but porcelain's stain-resistant nature eliminates the need for sealing or special cleaning products.

Acclimatisation is a crucial step when installing wood flooring, as it prevents expansion or contraction that can lead to splitting and warping. However, porcelain tiles are impervious to moisture, and they don't absorb water or dry out. Hence, they can be installed at any stage in the building process, unaffected by plastering or damp screeds. This makes porcelain an ideal choice for wet areas like bathrooms, wetrooms, and exterior spaces.

Another significant advantage is the installation process. Fitting wood effect porcelain is as easy as laying any other porcelain tile, making it less laborious and more cost-effective compared to wood flooring. So, by choosing wood effect porcelain, you not only enjoy the beauty of wood but also save your hard-earned money.

While we appreciate the rustic and natural appeal of wood, our wood effect porcelain ranges are so authentic that most customers are convinced they're real wood. By opting for wood effect porcelain, you contribute to environmental preservation by keeping trees where they belong – rooted in the earth. Embrace the green choice with porcelain and enjoy the timeless beauty of wood without the hassles!

 

The beauty of natural oak, with none of the hassle!

We are constantly monitoring the latest advancements in porcelain stoneware technology so you can be sure you are getting the most realistic and tactile wood effect porcelain stoneware.

When we first saw our Brunswick series, we knew it would be an instant success. The collection's life-like and tactile characteristics are truly mesmerizing. Boasting 5 exquisite colors, this series brings a touch of sophistication to any space. The surface of this range features a refined texture that mimics the natural grain of wood so impeccably that distinguishing it from the real stuff becomes a delightful challenge.

What sets this collection apart is its impressive size capability. The planks are wonderfully wide, measuring 240mm, and strikingly long at 1.5m, creating a sense of grandeur and elegance. For those seeking the timeless charm of a traditional parquet in porcelain, the herringbone option is a perfect choice, with its dimensions at 450x75mm. With Brunswick, you can effortlessly infuse warmth and character into your space, elevating it to new levels of beauty and style.

The warmth of Brunswick Honey

Looking for Rustic over Elegance?

Are you after something with a bit more character? Perhaps a highly varied surface is just the kind of wood effect you had in mind… Well we have a couple of collections to fit the bill.

Our Woodland series has been designed to mimic a worn floorboard effect with a high degree of variation in colour. Two tones; beige & grey bring a supremely rustic look that is bound to be the centre of attention in your space.

Looking for Modern Deep Tones

Step into the warm embrace of traditional wooden tones as they reclaim their popularity, surpassing the once-trendy grey wood effects. Our Stelvio collection exemplifies this timeless transition with finesse. Say goodbye to greys and hello to the allure of comforting wooden hues, all at an affordable price.

Stelvio Avana 

Our Stelvio collection was developed to give the appeal of a Rustic A/B grade of engineered timber. It displays some natural knotting that is expected from this grade of timber which brings the harmonised balance between rusticity and elegance. The two-tone series; Almond and Avana, is designed to bring maximum comfort and warmth with none of the maintenance issues associated with the natural product.

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