Curious if you can install wood look tile on stairs?
The answer is yes, and here’s how!
If you want your stairs to match the overall aesthetics of your home, then installing wood look tiles is not as uncommon as you may think.
Yes, it takes a bit more skill, but an experienced flooring company should be able to handle the task without pressure.
Aside from being a more practical floor covering, wood look tile provides a touch of sophistication to the staircase. It can also add a more contemporary look compared to traditional hardwood planks.
To figure out if installing wood look tile on your stairs is the right option, let’s consider the following:
Advantages of wood look tile
- Durability. Ceramic and porcelain wood look tiles give homeowners variety, but the main reason many homeowners opt for wood look tile is for durability. Unlike real hardwood flooring or luxury vinyl hardwood options, wood look tile provides a much longer lifespan with less upkeep, especially for commonly trafficked areas like stairs.
- Style. As luxury vinyl hardwood flooring has soared in popularity over the last decade, wood look tile presents the same style with lasting durability and added luxury of porcelain or ceramic.
- Increases the value of your home. Much like luxury vinyl wood plank flooring today, wood look tile can increase the value of your home. If you are removing carpet from the staircase in your home and replacing it with wood look tile – it will surely increase the appeal and value of your home for sale.
- Pet-friendly. Tile is ideal for pet owners because it can stand up to scratches from paws of cats or dogs better than wood.
Installing wood look tile on stairs
Durable porcelain wood-look tile flooring is ideal for stairs. Porcelain is a material that resists stains, dents, scratches, and fire, and it still looks like new years after installation.
Wood look tile comes in many shapes and sizes. Some wood grain tiles have additional features, like a textured surface or a more complex design.
Reach out to a few local flooring companies to figure out which size tile would be best for your particular staircase, as tiles can range in width and length, not all may be the perfect fit. A tile professional in Virginia can help you choose the perfect wood look tile for your stairs.
Grout is used to join together the flooring. In this case, you may want to opt for a pre-sealed grout because it is easy to keep clean. Work with your flooring company to choose the right colored grout to achieve your desired look.
Because of the weight of the tile, it is best to install it on concrete stairs. A wood staircase may need to be reinforced. You’ll need items like stair riser tiles and stair bullnose trim for your project. It’s best to be familiar with the following terms before speaking to a flooring specialist.
Here at Hatcher’s Floors, we want to help you achieve the most gorgeous wood look tiled stairs.
We provide you with the best possible experience with no surprises except for a gorgeous new floor!
Our estimates are complimentary, detailed, and no-obligation. Whether or not you choose to move forward with us, we provide an in-person consultation to listen to your needs and talk with you about your flooring options.