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Decorating with Porcelain and Ceramic Tiles That Look Like Wood

If wood flooring is available, why go with porcelain tiles that look like wood? For one thing, this sturdy tile is perfect for areas such as the kitchen and the bathroom. Porcelain and ceramic tiles are durable, and they can hold up in spaces where moisture will accumulate. After all, it would be difficult to maintain a wood floor in a highly trafficked area where there’s the potential for spills. Not to mention, porcelain and ceramic wood-effect tile can handle rough wear and tear from active kids, muddy-pawed pets and other elements. But did you know that wood-look flooring has the potential to be sleek and stunning? We’ve got the pictures to prove it…

Porcelain Tile in the Living Room

High-traffic areas such as the living room are perfect for wood-effect flooring. And boy, has this tile come a long way! Check out the clean, fresh look of the impervious porcelain tile from Surface Art, shown below:

Porcelain tiles that look like wood
Porcelain tiles that look like wood

Next we get a a closer look at the “Bahamas” Paradise Plank from Surface Art. This porcelain tile is made in Italy. We’re loving the texture and color variation:

Bahamas porcelain planks from Surface Art
Bahamas porcelain planks from Surface Art

The length of the planks can vary, as shown by Surface Art’s Paradise Plank Antigua. The look is multi-dimensional, as a range of tones can be seen on each tile:

Paradise Plank from Surface Art
Paradise Plank from Surface Art

In the next image, we see Pasandena wood effect porcelain tiles from Direct Tile Warehouse. Since it can be used in commercial spaces and as deck tile, you can bet this light brown wood-effect flooring is durable enough for spaces such as the living room.

Wood-effect porcelain tile in the living room
Wood-effect porcelain tile in the living room

Even pricey porcelain tile is less expensive to maintain than hardwood. If you don’t save on the initial cost, you will save on maintenance!

Sleeping Spaces with Wood-Effect Tile

Bring some low-maintenance wood-look flooring to the bedroom and create a serene sleeping space. The Lux Wood below is inspired by actual wood flooring. Rest and recline while gazing on the rich tones of the tiles, which are finished to evoke the feel of wood such as beech and elm! [from Architectural Ceramics

Porcelain planks in a sleek living area
Porcelain planks in a sleek living area

Wood-effect porcelain tile has an upscale look, yet the flooring is super durable. We’re starting to get the appeal. Are you?… [from Tons of Tiles via Houzz]

Wood-effect tile in a modern bedroom
Wood-effect tile in a modern bedroom

In most of these photos, you’d never guess that the flooring is anything but wood…and that’s the point! If your bedroom and bathroom blend together, don’t worry about splitting the space between hardwood and tile. Get a tile that looks like wood and sleep easy knowing that your hardy flooring will hold up, even if the sink water regularly splashes from the basin to the ground. [from World’s End Tiles]

Treverkever porcelain tile for the bedroom
Treverkever porcelain tile for the bedroom

Durable Porcelain for the Kitchen and Bathroom

Speaking of tile that can handle spills, next we see Paradise Plank Port Royal from Surface Art. There’s no point in tiptoeing around the kitchen for fear of scuffs and spills. Porcelain tile with a wood effect packs on the style AND the sturdiness:

Wood-effect porcelain tile from Surface Art
Wood-effect porcelain tile from Surface Art

If you wish you could put hardwood flooring in your shower and get a spa feel at home, now you can achieve the look without the high-maintenance consequences. Ceramic tile to the rescue! The long planks create the look and feel of wood. [from Leivars]

Porcelain planks are ideal for the powder room
Porcelain planks are ideal for the powder room

The markings and colors on each plank below create a realistic portrayal of wooden flooring. [from Options Bath & Tile Studio]

Porcelain tile with the look of wood
Porcelain tile with the look of wood

While the area immediately under this next bathtub is a pebbled section of flooring, the wood in this powder room is actually wood-effect porcelain. No worries about wet feet after leaving the tub! [from International Custom Designs]

Wood-effect porcelain in a modern bathroom
Wood-effect porcelain in a modern bathroom

Next we see farmhouse-style flooring that creates a clean yet charming look in the eclectic bathroom below. [from Walls and Floors]

Wood-effect porcelain in a rustic modern bathroom
Wood-effect porcelain in a rustic modern bathroom

Knots, irregularities and gradation can be found on wood-effect tile, especially when the flooring is well designed. Next we see Porcelain Plank Nassau from Surface Art:

Porcelain-effect wooden tile in the powder room
Wood-effect porcelain tile in the powder room

Here’s another shot of Lux Wood flooring, which is inspired by real wood. Use it in the powder room for extra durability. This flooring is available in three colors and two sizes.[from Architectural Ceramics]

Wood-effect porcelain for the powder room
Wood-effect porcelain for the powder room

Sleek and chic…that’s the effect of the porcelain tile flooring below. Anyone else finding it strange to call this flooring “tile”? With the realistic wood grain effect, it’s hard to grasp that the flooring didn’t come from a tree! Below we see Wood Rovere from Ceramiche Supergres:

Durable porcelain tile for the powder room
Durable porcelain tile for the powder room

Pool-Perfect Tiles That Look Like Wood

Since durability is the name of the game with porcelain-effect tile, it didn’t take long for it to be used in outdoor spaces, such as pool-side lounges. This Pasandena wood-effect porcelain creates a hardy surface with an upscale look. [from Direct Tile Warehouse]

Wood-effect porcelain tile by the pool
Wood-effect porcelain tile by the pool

Next we see wood-effect tile from Collinson Ceramic & Porcelain Tiles. The grey tones create a modern look in this beautifully landscaped yard:

Wood-effect porcelain tile for the outdoors
Wood-effect porcelain tile for the outdoors

Here’s a closer look at the tile, which is segmented into squares. Light, airy and outdoor-perfect! [from Collinson Ceramics via Houzz]

Wood-effect tiles for the pool area
Wood-effect tiles for the pool area

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