Wood Look Tiles – They Work So Well.
It’s no secret that timber flooring is an attractive and popular choice for many consumers. It’s simple to clean and has a natural elegance.
For many home builders or renovators however, they simply can’t resist a tiled surface. They are easy to maintain, won’t fade or be damaged easily and resist moisture and temperature changes.
Wood-look tiles or timber tiles, as they are commonly referred as, are that happy medium between evoking the natural beauty of wood, with the easy-care practicality of a porcelain tile.
…And it’s why we’ve been in the grips of a timber tile revolution for a while now.
You may be surprise to know that they first appeared in the mid 90’s but lacked appeal as the designs were a poor imitation of the real thing. Parquet designed square tiles were amongst the first wave of the wood look tile productions – with little impact on the market. Several further attempts were made by manufacturers however, it was the introduction new digital inkjet technology which ultimately hit the mark, finally being able to mimic the natural variations of timber grain rather than a repeated design which quickly lost the natural appeal.
Today’s timber look tiles are a credible likeness to – and will probably out last – the product it imitates. A wide variety of real timbers are now the inspiration for the distinct and unique ceramic planks now available.
With so many colors and textures in this design style, it’s possible to create anything from resort living to beach chic to the look of a grand country manor in your own home.
Wood look tiles work well as a main floor however versatile enough for bathrooms walls, floors, indoor and outdoor feature walls.
Discover the many shapes and colors of Timber look at Craft Décor.