Innovative advancements in timber-look porcelain tiles have resulted in their increasing appeal as a viable alternative to natural timber. While natural timber flooring is an interior favourite, it is limited by its susceptibility to moisture and heating, and the effects of everyday wear like scratching and fading. Porcelain tile is a truly scratch and stain proof flooring that won’t fade or warp.
Increasing concerns about the sustainability of timber flooring are resulting in mindful consumers turning to alternative green building materials like porcelain. Constructed from natural renewable materials such as clay and sand, with zero VOC emissions and minimal maintenance requirements, porcelain planks are a great alternative to natural timber.
High-resolution printing technologies have resulted in contemporary wood porcelain tiles being incredibly realistic with all the knots, grains and associated textures replicated in amazing detail. The look and feel of natural wood is created in a durable, low maintenance and sustainable product with an infinite range of designs, plank sizes and finishes.
The Cozy range of porcelain timber tiles from The Tile Depot is an example of the latest advancements in porcelain planks. It is an authentic and sophisticated, wood-look series that really stands out for its realism and performance. Revolutionary manufacturing processes have created extremely tough porcelain with a thickness of just 7mm. The tiles are also flexible with auto-levelling properties. This means that when laid on a screed, they self-level, perfectly bonding with the substrate even if the surface is not perfectly flat. Quite an incredible technology that means the tiles can be laid without levelling spacers, resulting in impeccable installation.
The Cozy series also has excellent green credentials, being manufactured by Flaviker, a leading Italian tile company that is a member of the Green Building Council in Italy (an association committed to environmental sustainability). The Cozy range is also comprised of over 40% high quality recycled materials and has been attributed a LEED rating (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), an internationally recognised green rating system.
The Cozy range is available in three warm colourways in a contemporary 200 x 1200mm format. It has rectified edges ensuring minimal grout lines and a seamless finish. Furthermore, they have an R10 anti-slip rating and are Lifemark accredited due to their suitability for use in wet areas in the home. Suitable for residential and commercial spaces, compatible with underfloor heating systems and able to be used on both floors and walls, Cozy is most definitely an innovative and compelling alternative to natural timber.