tile_and_hardwoodFlorida Tile has truly hit a homerun on this one. Is it tile or hardwood? You have to take a second look to believe it’s not hardwood. No Florida Tile has not entered the hardwood business, but has used new high-definition technology to design a new porcelain tile that would compete with the best looking hardwoods in the industry. The Berkshire series has hardwood character, but the durability of a porcelain color body tile. The color body means the color on the top of the porcelain tile goes all the way through the tile. The new high-definition porcelain is a homeowner’s answer to high traffic areas needing the warmth of hardwood color tones and the durability of a porcelain tile.

According to Florida Tile their new Berkshire is green and great for wet areas where you could never use hardwood. “With up to 40% recycled content, GREENGUARD and Porcelain Tile certified, the line meets the 0.6% wet COF and includes and 4×24 bullnose to complete any interior installation”. Berkshire would be a wonderful alternative to hardwood flooring for a high-traffic area.

Berkshire is a 6” x 24” plank, available in five colors Hickory, Maple, Oak, Olive, and Walnut. You could call the colors stains they look so realistic. The only drawback to mention is that all tile planks would all be 24” inches long not giving you a random movement like hardwood offers.

It’s exciting to see the flooring industry busy at work bringing new products to the market. It is a great time to buy really cool flooring.