When J.R and Martha needed to update the flooring in their home, they knew they wanted to replace the combination of VCT and ceramic tile on the main floor.
The previous floor featured vinyl tile that had become outdated
After taking their time to look at different options, they decided they wanted a ceramic wood tile to replace their existing flooring.
The flooring during renovation
J.R. and Martha wanted a flooring that would match their existing home. Eventually, they decided upon American Heritage wood tile in color Spice.
The finished living room
The new wood look tile looks phenomenal in the living room! Martha preferred wood tile throughout the entire layout, but J.R. wanted to maintain some carpet in the home. They decided to creatively incorporate carpet into certain areas of the renovation such as here in the living room.
American Heritage hand scraped wood look tile
One of the best things about American Heritage wood look tile is that it features a unique hand scraped look that gives it a beautifully realistic artisanal feel.
The new floor is a major upgrade over the previous VCT tile!
A key consideration when installing a wood look tile is the color of the grout. J.R. says that Courtney from South Cypress helped them choose a grout color that would match the tile without distracting from it.
American Heritage wood look tile
The Spice color that they chose complements the home’s decor wonderfully! Once they began installation, J.R. and Martha loved the look of the tile so much that they actually expanded the project to include the tile in more of the house!
Wood look tile can be used in many areas that hardwood might not be suited for
The resilience and durability of wood look tile means that it can be used in areas where hardwood might be susceptible to water damage–such as a bathroom or a kitchen!
The finished hallway
J.R. says he did much of the installation himself with the help of a contractor. For anyone considering a similar project, J.R. recommends being aware of where you start laying down the tile. If you start in the wrong location, you could end up trapping yourself from your tile and having to wait for the thinset to dry before continuing.