Homes everywhere have traded in their carpets and alternative flooring to get the look, feel and benefit of wood floors. Homeowners and interior designers alike are intentionally choosing to create spaces where they can instill the flavor and charm of a wood appearance. New designs in wood look tile flooring have opened up opportunities for interior designers and homeowners to use a wood look tile in a variety of spaces once thought to not be durable enough. Places like busy restaurants, grocery stores, businesses and commercial spaces are all enjoying the benefits and beauty of a wood look.






Unlimited Design Possibilities:

Technology has come a long way so there is now a variety of colors, textures and patterns you can choose from.

Wood Look Tile Examples at Builders Surplus in Louisville and Newport, Kentucky and Cincinnati, OH

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Flooring must be functional and work with the demands of today’s busy lifestyle. One of the biggest disadvantages of hardwood flooring is that it is easily scratched from wear and tear of everyday foot traffic. Wood look tile flooring offers the best of both worlds because it looks like wood and feels like wood yet it withstands the daily rigors that comes from having pets, traffic and even spills. Tile is one of the most durable materials that you can put in your home and can last for decades, still looking good as new.

Saicis-Tabula-Dorato Wood Tile at Builders Surplus in Louisville, KY


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Resistance To Water:

We often get asked whether wood is an appropriate material to use in those moisture-prone areas, such as basements, bathrooms and laundry rooms. Real hard wood floors are highly susceptible to water damage and can swell and stain after short time exposure to water. However, wood look tile flooring allows you to enjoy the warmth of wood without the worry of moisture damage. These are absolutely perfect for the rooms listed above, and we’ve seen a resurgence of  the wood look in bathrooms because prior to the development of such believable wood look tile, you were not able to get this style in your ensuite.



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Easy To Maintain:

True wood floors require a lot of effort and time to maintain them between finishing, resealing and re-staining that must be done on a regular basis. Wood look tile floors are easily maintained using a basic tile cleaner and warm water. You don’t have to worry about pets destroying them with accidents or claw scratches. They are also very child proof, and if you tend to move heavy furniture or appliances in your home or business, this is a top choice for you.

Wood Tile Flooring at Builders Surplus in Louisville, KY

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Tile tends to be less expensive than wood flooring giving you more bang for your buck.  There is a variety of colors, textures and and patterns you can choose from, including the trending reclaimed wood look tile, to fit the style of any room in your home. The believable wood look tile is one of the best improvements to remodeling materials, in my option, in the last several years. You just can’t beat what this incredible tile has to offer.

We encourage you to visit our store and see for yourself! Planning ahead will prevent you from feeling completely overwhelmed with all the different options available. Browse our online selection of wood look tile and ceramic tile before visiting our store to have a few styles in mind when you visit our showroom. We offer our Louisville, Newport and Cincinnati area customers an unrivaled selection of re-finished and unfinished hardwood, laminate, vinyl and bamboo flooring, as well as a wide array of wood look tile.


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Wood Tile Flooring at Builders Surplus in Louisville, KY

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I purchased 12mm Laminate flooring at a very low price and it was everything I both wanted and needed. I am very excited about the finished look and can’t thank Builder’s Surplus enough!!! –David Lyons, Louisville, KY


Builders Surplus is a full service remodeling company with locations in Louisville, Kentucky, and Newport, Kentucky, which also serves Cincinnati, Ohio. We specialize in interior design, which comes as a free service to our clients. We sell building supplies ranging from unused surplus, to first quality in stock, to high end custom order and everything in between. We also provide measurement and full installation services. If you have any questions or would like to set up a free design consultation with one of our interior designers, we would encourage you to do so. Happy Remodeling!

Written By: LeighAnne Turner