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Which type of wood-imitation tiles or wood-imitation plastic floors should be installed?

Wood imitation tiles or wood imitation plastic floors are all materials that consumers often choose to use for their projects. Both types of flooring materials have their own advantages and disadvantages, so they often make customers hesitate before making a decision.

So which type of wood-imitation tiles or wood-imitation plastic flooring should be installed? The following article will analyze the advantages and disadvantages of each type so that customers can make their own decisions about which type to use for their home.

With the naked eye, can you tell if this floor is made from tiles or plastic?
With the naked eye, can you tell if this floor is made from tiles or plastic? (Source: Internet)
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Distinguish between imitation wood tiles and imitation wood plastic floors

Although they are all materials used for flooring, each type will bring its own advantages and disadvantages. Let's decode them with Kosmos right below.

What are imitation wood tiles?

Wood-imitation tiles are essentially Porcelain tiles that are fired under high temperature. Using advanced 5D inkjet printing technology to simulate natural wood grain in the most sophisticated and realistic way. This technology helps tiles have colors and grain patterns that closely resemble real wood grain.

The space is more luxurious from wood-imitation tiles
More luxurious space from wood-imitation tiles (Source: Internet)

Imitation wood floor tiles currently have 4 main surface types:

  • Polished (Glossy)
  • Matt (Matte)
  • Structure (Rough)
  • Lappato (Semi-gloss)

Advantages of bricks

  • Cheap price: The first and biggest advantage of this type of brick is that it helps save costs. If you use natural wood for your project, the cost will be much more expensive than when using imitation wood tiles.
  • High durability and good water resistance: Possessing Porcelain tile bones, with water absorption < 0.5%, wood grain tiles will have good water resistance for a long time.
  • Rich colors and designs: Imitation wood tiles are diverse and suitable for many styles such as Modern, Eclectic, Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic,...
Imitation wood tiles are extremely diverse in color and size
Imitation wood tiles are extremely diverse in color and size (Source: freepik.com)
  • Diverse sizes: Almost all tiles are produced in long bars to look most like real wooden floors.
    • 15×60cm: Basic line and smallest size.
    • 15×80cm: mid-range popular line.
    • 15×90cm: Popular lines, mid-range to high-end.
    • 20×100cm: Large format and additional edge grinding lines, belonging to the high-end segment, 6 - 8 patterns for high authenticity.
    • 20× 120 cm: Largest format, random grain, high-end segment, more than 8 patterns, achieving almost the highest level of authenticity.
  • Safe and environmentally friendly: Imitation wood tiles are made from sand and clay, which are environmentally friendly materials. More specifically, after using bricks for a period of time, if you want to replace them with other materials, those bricks can be recycled to pave roads or used for many other purposes.
  • Imitation wood tiles are not susceptible to termites or warping.
Imitation wood tiles are safe for users and environmentally friendly
Imitation wood tiles are safe for users and environmentally friendly (Source: Internet)

Disadvantages

  • The gloss and wood grain patterns may become blurred and lost after long periods of use.
  • Imitation wood tiles can bring a cold feeling in winter.
  • In areas with hot, humid weather, the floor will often squeak when walking barefoot on the floor.

What is faux wood flooring?

SPC flooring This type of floor is made from plastic and is mixed with stone powder to increase the bearing capacity of the floor. In addition, the faux wood surface is coated with a UV layer to increase shine and prevent scratches.

Wood-imitation plastic flooring is one of the most popular materials today
Wood-imitation plastic flooring is one of the most popular materials today (Source: Internet)

There are two main types on the market today:

Let's consider with Kosmos the advantages and disadvantages of this type of flooring, so you can choose the most suitable product for your project.

Wood-imitation plastic flooring is suitable for all interior spaces
Wood-imitation plastic flooring is suitable for all interior spaces (Source: Internet)

Advantages

  • Thanks to its sturdy 5-layer structure, faux wood plastic flooring is extremely resistant to moisture, termites, mold, and warping.
  • This type of floor helps limit slipping and reduces damage when strong impacts occur.
  • Suitable for Vietnam's harsh weather due to poor heat absorption ability. Thus, when using wood-imitation plastic flooring, it will bring a cool feeling in the summer and a warm feeling in the winter.
  • The PU protective layer will increase the tension of the floor surface, thereby making it easier to clean.
  • Wood grain plastic flooring is easy to install and disassemble, limiting noise or dust.
  • Real wood grain patterns mimic natural wood up to 90%.
  • Environmentally friendly and safe for users' health.
The wood-imitation plastic floor has smart locks so construction is easy and quick
The wood-imitation plastic floor has smart locks so construction is easy and quick (Source: istockphoto.com)

Disadvantages

  • Plastic floors are thin so they cannot be installed on rough surfaces. That's why the bearing capacity is not high.
  • Locked plastic floors are easily broken during use, while glued plastic floors have low water resistance.
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Should you choose wood-imitation tiles or wood-imitation plastic flooring?

If you still can't choose which type of flooring for your home, the detailed comparison table of the criteria below will help customers easily summarize and make a decision.

Criteria Imitation wood tiles SPC flooring
Longevity About 50 years About 20 years
Cost About 125.000 - 350.000 VND/m2 About 80.000 - 270.000 VND/m2
Anti-termite Have Have
Toilet Easily Easily
Water resistant Have Have
Various models Have Have
Construction time Longer Faster
Weight Heavy Light
Surface requirements Flat surface Flat surface
Simulate natural wood grain 75% 90%
The office is installed with wood grain plastic flooring
The office is installed with wood grain plastic flooring
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Conclusion

A beautiful, quality product will enhance your living space. Besides, compatibility is also one of the most important factors. Slice imitation wood tiles or imitation wood plastic floors is a question that depends on your needs, preferences, space and budget.

Wood-imitation tiles or wood-imitation plastic floors will bring a luxurious space no matter what type of decoration material
A suitable product will bring a luxurious space no matter what type of decorative material (Source: freepik.com)

You can refer to the advantages and disadvantages of each type of flooring that Kosmos has analyzed to make the most accurate decision. Or you can also combine both types of flooring for different areas in the house, creating diversity and harmony for your living space.

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