Inspiration and DIY Tile That Looks Like Wood: A New Flooring Option

 
 

TILE THAT LOOKS LIKE WOOD: A NEW FLOORING OPTION

Do you love the look of wood but treasure the durability and easy upkeep of tile? With wood-look tile, you can now have the best of both worlds. This recent innovation incorporates the grain and length of natural wood planks, and looks so realistic that your guests will be surprised to hear that your floor is tile. Here's what tile that looks like wood has to offer.

Photo features Orchard Grey 12 x 48, 8 x 48, and 4 x 48 field tile in a staggered pattern on the floor.

Warmth and Durability in One
As a natural element, wood exudes comfort and old world elegance. When it's used as a flooring material, wood grain tile can make any space feel warm and cozy. There are, however, areas of the home where the incorporation of natural wood is a no-go. Real wood flooring is susceptible to damage if used in high-moisture rooms such as the bathroom, basement, or pool cabana. Luckily, wood-look tile makes it possible to achieve the appearance of hardwood within these damp rooms.

Although wood floors are often used in kitchens, mud rooms, and entries, they can wear fast and will need special preservation. These areas are perfect for the use of wood-grain tile, which offers the beauty of wood alongside the durability of tile. If you're worried about the finish wearing off your hardwood floors, wood-look tiles are the way to go. They can also be effortlessly cleaned with a sweep of a mop.

A Wide Selection
Once you decide to opt for tile that looks like wood, you can start to think about the finish and type of wood you want your tile to resemble. There is a wide assortment of wood-grain tile available, so you'll be able to find one that fits your personal wants and needs. Whether you're going for a traditional restoration look with rustic floors or you want your space to be sleek and contemporary, there's a wood-look tile for every space and project.

Unique Ways to Use It
Wood-grain tile that's made in the shape of traditional planks will look great in any space, but you can also get creative. If you use your imagination, you can also use the wood-look tile to create an interesting pattern. For example, wow your guests with a herringbone or parquet pattern on your floor. Wood-look tile also isn't limited to a flooring material. It can also look great as wall paneling or a backsplash. Just imagine having the warm look of wood paneling on your bathroom, kitchen, or pool cabana walls.

Porcelain tile that looks like wood is growing in popularity—and for good reason. It's appealing to the eye, extremely versatile, and can be used in spaces where real wood may not hold up well. If you're looking to add the warmth of hardwood to your space, but need the flexibility of tile, consider opting for a wood-look tile. You won't be disappointed.