Natural wood is a great choice for flooring, but it has maintenance disadvantages and you canâ€™t chance it anywhere near water.
However, porcelain tiles are designed to surmount all of the problems and the latest print technology has been developed to the extent that Craven Dunnillâ€™s new Timberlux products can stand up to really close inspection.
So forget any presumptions about wood-like tiles â€“ a new age is now here.
The new Timberlux Ceramic Tile Range combines the beauty and character of real wood with the practicality and toughness of porcelain tiles.
Timberlux imitates the luxury quality of wooden strip boards, in grain, tone, size and fine surface texture.
These new porcelain tiles are also stain and water resistant and perfect for under-floor heating; itâ€™s exceptionally durable and needs no maintenance, so its an appealing flooring solution all through the house.
Timberlux is offered in 900mm x 150mm size and can be fitted on both walls and floors.
There is an attractive choice of six wood shades, dark oak, teak brown, green/ mid/washed oak or silver grey all of which have a natural shine.
Unlike wood, which needs nurturing after a while and soon reveals scratches and scuffs, porcelain tiles just require wiping clean and remain like new.
The practical characteristics of ceramic tiles ensures that they are a popular selection for wet areas such as bathrooms and kitchens, as they are water resistant and wonâ€™t stain.
Similarly, Timberluxâ€™s authentic wood and texture effect, makes them an attractive and ageless style that suits the entire home.
Craven Dunnillâ€™s Timberlux porcelain tiles from their Renaissance Collection are priced at Â£45.00 mÂ².
For further information and to look through Craven Dunnillâ€™s entire Renaissance Collection of floor tiles, visit the website.
Tel: Â (01746) 761611 for stockists.