The qualities that make ceramic tile flooring so enduring and beautiful also make it an unforgiving surface that’s vulnerable to breakage and scratches, and requires regular maintenance to protect against damage and stains. As a hard, dense material, ceramic tile also feels cold and is uncomfortable to stand on for any length of time.
But there’s good news if you want the look, but don’t want the drawbacks. New ceramic tile alternatives offer all the depth and subtle color movements – and the breathtaking beauty – in high-performance, durable surfaces designed for everyday living.
Convincingly real ceramic tile alternatives
Luxury vinyl tile captures the same luxurious, high-end look of ceramic tile in true-to-life colors and textures so realistic that you won’t be able to tell the difference. Innovative manufacturing processes create random patterns that virtually ensure no two tiles are the same. You’ll also discover these tiles feel warm and soft underfoot. With a wide range of styles and the option to grout, you can design a very unique space.
Laminate tile presents another great alternative to ceramic tile with realistic visuals that capture the subtle shifts in color and the layered depth. Laminate is one of the most versatile and easy-to-maintain floor coverings on the market today. It resists scratches, spills, stains, fading, and wear. Plus, thanks to Lock&Fold® installation technology, it makes the perfect project for DIYers.
High-end vinyl sheet flooring is made with advanced printing technology that uses ultra-realistic, three-dimensional designs to capture the beauty of a modular ceramic tile installation.
Ceramic tile alternatives represent the ultimate in ease of maintenance. Just damp mop and you’re done, even on dried spills. Their hard-wearing, thick wear layers guard against stains, scratches, and scuffs. You’ll also find a range of prices to fit every budget.