How-to-stye: Woodlook Tiles for Winter

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Wood-look tiles bring warmth and nature into our space, with their rich textures and rustic feel. They are a popular choice because they provide a neutral colour pallet from which to design any space desired. There is more hesitation towards using natural hardwood floorings, as they pricey, not eco-friendly, and have the ability to scratch and stain. Wood look ceramic and porcelain tiles combine the natural beauty of wood with the practicality, durability and affordability of tiles.

 

Left: Nebraska Meadow Porcelain Tile

 

 

 

 

Left: Nebraska Tundra Porcelain Tile

 

 

 

Lets first get an understanding of how wood-look tiles are made

Professional grade ink-jet printing technology is used, which prints the look of wood onto the surface of ceramic or porcelain tiles. This is how these tiles look exactly like wood, mimicking the wood grain and coming in an array of different colours, textures and finishes.

 

 

 

Above: Arteak Pino Porcelain Tile

Where to use wood-look tiles

Wood look tiles are suitable for both walls and floors. Due to wood look tiles being porcelain and ceramic tile bases, these offer the advantage of being moisture and water-resistant, making them ideal for all areas of a home including; outdoors, bathrooms and kitchens.

 

 

 

 

 

Above: Komi Natural Rectified Woodlook Tile

A matt glazed finish offers a more slip resistant installation. Porcelain wood look tiles are ideal for the patio, as porcelain is more resistant to water than ceramic. They also have the aesthetic appeal of wood without the needed maintenance, such as sanding, and sealing required with real wood decking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A unified look in your home is easy to achieve, by laying the same wood look tiles throughout. There’s no need to confine it to wet areas like kitchens and bathrooms, as it can work equally well in the living room or bedroom.

Now we will look at some inspiration on how to style and incorporate wood-look tiles into your home:

Wood look ceramic tiles can be used on both the floor and an accent wall to create a dramatic look and make a bold statement.

Working with tile means that you can very easily mix and match different tile sizes or types to create an interesting space, for example these two bathrooms below where wood look tiles are incorporated with pebble mosaic tiles.

For an on-trend look, wood-effect tiles can be incorporated with decorative tiles. Colours and textures that contrast, are a perfect pairing.

Creating a fireplace feature using wood look tiles is a great way to add warmth to your space and to turn a fire place into an attention-grabbing design feature in the living room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using wood look tiles in a room does not mean you have to use the same tiles throughout. Different shades of wood look tiles can be incorporated into one space as pictured below, with a more earthy tone used on the walls and a lighter ash tone used on the floors.

In the below pictures we can see how wood look tiles have been used to create statement walls in the bath and shower sections of the bathroom only. This is a great way to draw attention to a specific space in your bathroom, give your space that extra pop, as well as a trendy but homey feel.

The availability of wood-look tiles has opened an array of design options. With wood-look tiles, you get the best of both worlds; the warmth of wood without the maintenance or other challenges of using real wood.

You can learn more about wood look tiles from the experts by visiting one of Tiletoria’s showrooms.

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