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360 Diablo Road
Danville, CA 94526
As for faux wood porcelain tiles â€¦ no.
IF you like the look of wood, you should explore some laminate flooring (they've come a long, long way from the early Pergo-type flooring). Budget-wise, it's kinder on one's pocket.
I know in many parts of southern CA, tiled floors are the norm. Often even saltillo tiles. I would be wary of faux wood porcelain tiles. Not exactly mainstream and very much a matter of personal taste.