Is it tile or isn’t it? A look at tile look-alikes

Is it tile or isn’t it?

Advances in technology have made look-alike tile a popular choice for builders and homeowners in recent years. Porcelain and ceramic tile are available in versatile colors and patterns designed to mimic the look of other popular surfaces, like hardwood, marble, cement, brick, metal and more.

Choosing a look-alike tile is a great way to get the style you love along with the durability and easy maintenance of porcelain. In many cases, it’s difficult to tell the difference between these high-quality “copycat” surfaces and the “real deal.” Let’s take a look at a handful of look-alike tile options that could transform your space.

Tile That Looks Like Wood

Tile that looks like wood is the most popular flooring trend across the US today. Wood-look tile is appealing due to its durability, which makes it more resistant to water damage and scratching compared to hardwood. Wood-look tile requires very little maintenance, making it a good option for high-traffic areas like kitchens. Plus, the tile planks are designed to look like wood grain for a close resemblance to real hardwood, bringing that sought-after warmth and classic appeal to your space.

Tiles Unlimited carries over 40 wood-look tile collections. You can get wood-look tiles in many different colors and many different looks. Click here to see over 40 wood-look tile collections.


Marble Porcelain

Even the most luxurious and beautiful natural stones can be closely matched by porcelain and ceramic tile varieties. With today’s high-tech imaging, randomized vein patterns in warm grays, this fresh tile is perfect for bathroom walls, tub surrounds, showers and more. An excellent, durable alternative to naturally porous marble, porcelain tile is an ideal choice for homeowners who prefer a low-maintenance design but love the timeless appearance of marble. See over 20 marble-look tile collection by clicking here.


Concrete-Look Tile

Concrete-look tile is a trendy way to give any room a modern or industrial look. With stunning tile options like Concrete Aggregate, you can avoid the effort of sealing and maintaining real concrete, which is porous and prone to stains. Porcelain tile’s nonporous nature gives it a leg up over concrete in terms of stain-resistance, and it’s an excellent option for pet owners, high-traffic areas and rooms where water damage is a potential concern. Check out more of these stunning concrete-look tile collections here.


Tile That Looks Like Brick

Brick is a much-loved material that instantly gives any space a rustic, chic aesthetic. Get the look in an easy-to-clean form with brick-look tile. Our brick-look tile collections are available in many sizes and colors so you can get the exact look you want on your wall, fireplace, backsplash, tub surround and more with this tile that looks like brick. Many of the brick-look tile collections can even be installed outdoors.


Other Looks

Todays’ tile replicates the look of most materials used in decorating a home. Other popular tile trends include tile that looks like fabric, natural stone and metal. See over 150 different collections by clicking here.

No matter what type of tile you’re looking for, you’ll find them at Tiles Unlimited. Voted Best Tile Store and Best Kitchen & Bath Store in the 2017 Best of the Boro Competition, Tiles Unlimited offers free indoor parking, free Wi-Fi and all the espresso you can drink. Stop in today and find out why Tiles Unlimited is the choice of more homeowners, designers, architects and tile installers. QNS.com readers can save up to $600 off tile by clicking here.

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