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5 Beautiful Ways to Use Wood-Look Tile

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Apr 13, 2017 9:30:00 AM

The wood-look tile trend is here to stay. From petrified materials to patterned panels, the diverse options of wood-look tile allow for creative installations - not to mention, tile is more durable, affordable and sustainable than hardwood.

Explore these five ways to feature wood-look tile for specific results.

  1. Pair with true wood accents
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    True wood accents, such as the ladder and stool pictured above, compliment a darker shade of painted wood-look wall tile to complete a rustic look. This nook embraces the beauty of a worn wood-look with our Barn™ collection. The key here is to use a contrasting tile that enhances, not competes, with the natural wood accents.

  2. Where traditional wood wouldn't work
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    Achieve a petrified wood look in a shower area by incorporating wood-look tile, like our Modena™ collection. Where true wood cannot perform in a high-moisture space, glazed porcelain tile delivers a serene, spa-like feel without compromising performance.

  3. Urban interiors
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    Wood looks aren’t limited to strictly to rustic appeals - they can also act as the perfect subtle touch to a modern look in an urban environment. Our Explorer™ collection, featured here, artfully incorporates the look of reclaimed wood and stone in a sleek, contemporary interpretation.

  4. Patterned accents
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    In a simple space, a wood-look pattern draws the eye as a standout accent. Velocity™ brings the growing trend of chevron patterning to life in a beautiful distressed wood look with varied tones for added visual interest. You can even play with horizontal and vertical tile layouts to achieve a larger or smaller chevron.

  5. Statement walls
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    Wood-look tiles provide the affordability to use in on-trend large format styles, which is not normally done with traditional hardwood. Our RanchTM series is offered in three sizes, up to 24” x 35” large format tiles to present the rustic charm of aged wood on a grand scale.

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