13 October 2022

Tile That Looks Like Wood: Which Option is Right for You?

Tile That Looks Like Wood: Which Option is Right for You?

We all love the look of wood grain in our homes, but some people are wary of the price tag that comes along with it. If you’re on the fence about wood-looking tiles, we’ll lay out the pros and cons so you can make an informed decision before buying. You might be surprised by what you find!

Wood/Timbre Lookalike Tiles

Wood, the coveted material which recalls nature, has become a must in many interior and exterior spaces thanks to its long-standing success. Who has never dreamt of laying parquet on the floor but was soon dissuaded by its heavy maintenance? However, there is an effective solution that combines the aesthetic appearance of wood with easy maintenance: wood-look tiles, also known as ceramic wood or parquet tiles! These floor and wall coverings in coloured body porcelain stoneware have all the advantages of ceramic while offering a faithful reproduction of wood. It accurately replicates the visual appearance of natural wood, such as its grains and warm colours, but also its details to the touch. Wood grain tiles are ideal for areas with lots of foot traffic like kitchens, living rooms, and hallways where they will endure wear and tear. The tile’s delicate finish can be cleaned with soap, water, and a non-abrasive sponge or cloth; it’s safe around children too! In terms of installation, wood grain floors should be installed over an even surface made from concrete slabs with a porous base (i.e.: wood panels) or over existing wooden floors sealed properly against humidity.

Consider this when choosing your wood effect/ timbre lookalike tiles

Wood-look tile comes in a variety of colors, just like actual wood does. Some manufacturers design their offerings to look like specific hardwood species. Others create their own patterns. It just depends.
Want the look of ash flooring, but with better waterproof qualities? Or maybe you love the look of pine or Douglas fir, but don’t want to deal with the pros and cons of pine flooring or any Douglas fir flooring pros and cons? Well, wood-look tiles can give you the precise look of any of the three—but with none of their inherent disadvantages.
Oh, and remember: wood-look tile isn’t usually sold in the traditional square shape you’d find with most types of floor tiles. Rather, it’s often sold in planks—just like real wood.
It's not uncommon for wood grain effect/timbre lookalike tiles to come in different shades of one color (for instance, several shades of brown) so that each board has a unique appearance.
When you see timbre lookalike or wood grain options in our showroom, consider the benefits that come from investing in this type of product!
Timbre lookalike tiles are an affordable and natural-looking option that comes in a wide range of colours, styles, and textures to suit any interior design. We have over 20 years' of experience in the tile industry and offer competitive prices on our products. If you're looking to transform your home or commercial space with a durable, versatile, and natural-looking product, we invite you to browse our catalog of timbre-lookalike tiles. Check out some of the tiles we have here or in our showroom!