Stone look tiles create the feeling of natural stone, but are easier to install than real stone tiles and with minimal chance of breaking in the process! These tiles are made with high-quality porcelain that's highly durable and provide a timeless choice for kitchens, bathrooms, shower walls - you name it.
Experience your new space like it was always meant to be: unique, inspiring, and elegant! Our tiles embody durability and modernity while maintaining their authenticity through the classic, earthy aesthetic of natural stone.
With virtually limitless colour options when mixing mosaics together, this long-lasting material foot-traffic-proof will ensure that your home keeps its personality from curb appeal all the way to the entryway.
Homelable wants to help you build your home with a natural feel that never disappoints, whether you want to disguise an unsightly stove or even your shower walls.
Our stone look tiles is an easy choice in these times of thinning budgets and desire for living a green lifestyle, such as building your own fireplace from authentic stone that needs no gas, water, or electricity!
If you want to obtain that natural stone beauty but have a tight budget, then stone look tiles are the best option for you.
As the name suggests, these are stone look tiles, which means they are made from different materials and replicate the classic and natural look of stone. The good thing is, when you purchase these, you're getting all the characteristics of natural stone without encountering the issues natural stones might carry.
Now, these tiles are a great option because they're not only reasonable but a lot easier to maintain.
Manufacturing of these Tiles
The making process of a stone look tiles start with durable and high-quality porcelain or ceramic tile. We then use cutting-edge technology like digital imaging and precision painting on the tiles to replicate the original stone's texture and its nuances.
Usually, the porcelain or ceramic tile has some texture that gives the stone look tile the look of a natural stone.
What Kind of Stone Looks Can We Achieve?
We can achieve various stone looks with a single porcelain tile like marble, limestone, sandstone, travertine, and the list goes on.
Unfortunately, there's a misconception surrounding this, that all of them look the same and give off a fake and artificial look. This is the reason why people sometimes refrain from buying.
However, this is not true at all. These days, the technology used to manufacture these tiles ensures that they get a unique and different look. We now use high-end stone tiles and print them with 20-30 different faces before repeating the pattern.
This way, it makes it almost impossible to detect if any of the tiles have the same faces.
Stone look Floor Tiles
Stone look floor tiles as the name suggests are used for floors, but there is another misconception surrounding them. That misconception is that many people think that these tiles are only for kitchen floors, which is certainly not true.
Because, though stone look tiles look great on your kitchen floor, they aren't limited to the kitchen only. These tiles can look great on any part of the home, so feel free to experiment with them.
Stone Look Wall Tiles
Suppose you are thinking of getting these tiles for your wall, but you doubt if they are even used this way.
Well, then stop doubting stone look wall tiles because here at Homelable we will tell you, the versatility of stone look tiles allows you to use them on your walls, showers, fireplaces and outdoors too!
Therefore, you can opt for these tiles for your walls, and we are sure they'll be a fine addition whether you choose them for your interior or exterior.
Why are Stone Look Tiles the Best Buy?
As we mentioned before, with your purchase of these tiles, you are not only getting the natural look of stone at a much affordable price.
You’re also leaving behind any issues that could have come if you opted for natural stone—such as loss of shine, uneven tile – lippage, and staining.
Not only that, these tiles themselves come with a long list of benefits too and let us quickly have a look at the benefits that stone look tiles bring us.
1. They are Super Durable
These tiles are not only aesthetically pleasing but super durable, hence why they are the perfect choice for high-traffic areas.
Natural stones like travertine and marble may be aesthetically pleasing, but they can't stand the test of time and often start looking worn off when used for heavy-duty purposes.
That is not the case for porcelain tiles, as they are high- durable and don't get scratched easily.
The making of natural stone tiles and installation process is a much more costly process, plus we must mine natural stones from sites around the world.
Extracting rocks from the earth is not exactly the easiest nor affordable process, and then not to forget there is the shipping cost too!
We make the stone look tiles from porcelain, which is easier to attain. The manufacturing process of these tiles isn't that expensive either. It usually takes place at one location, which helps to save a lot of time and money.
3. Eco- Friendly
Porcelain and ceramic tiles are a much more sustainable option because they are eco-friendly. Porcelain and ceramic particles might take a long time to break down, but when they do, they do not release any toxic gasses that can harm the environment.
Q. Can stone look tiles replicate stacked stones?
Unfortunately, we cannot replicate stacked stones when making stone look tiles. The top priority is to preserve the authenticity of the original stone, which is not possible when it comes to stacked stones. Stacked stone has a unique texture and rustic style, which can be hard to replicate.
Q. Which is better, original stone or stone look floor tiles?
Natural stone is a pinnacle of luxury, that's why it can be a pricey addition, and it comes with its drawbacks too. It is not durable and can often look worn off when used heavily, and has inconsistent porosity, which means unstable water resistance. Porcelain tiles, on the other hand, serve aesthetic purposes while being durable and affordable.
Q. How can I differentiate between stone look tiles and natural stone?
To spot a stone look tile, get an up-close view of the tile to see if it has some pixels, then it is a stone look tile. These pixels usually appear because of the printing, but you don't have to worry as they are not easily visible. Now, if it doesn't have pixels, it is a natural stone.
Here at Homelable, we hope you now know everything about stone look tiles as we are sure of that. It'll be easier for you to decide if this purchase is worthy or not after our detailed discussion about these tiles.