5 Ways to Use Wood-Look Floor Tile in Your Home

One of the hottest trends in flooring is wood-look floor tile, which combines the natural appearance of wood with the durability and easy maintenance of porcelain. Manufactured using a highly advanced digital imaging technology, the latest wood-look styles give you the opportunity to add value, beauty, and function to your home. If you'd like to try something new and different, here are five creative ways to incorporate wood-look tile into your home.

1. Combine It with Natural Stone

For a truly revolutionary floor design, consider the combination of stone coloration and wood tones through a fabulous porcelain tile series. Fontanella combines two of the most beautiful flooring trends into a totally new and unique tile design. The richness of stone meshes perfectly with warm wood tones, resulting in a look that's perfect for a kitchen, living room, or even a master bedroom. Plus, the variety of pattern possibilities works well with a wide range of modern furnishings.

Photo features Fontanella 18 x 36 in Milan on the floor.

2. Go with a White Shade

If you love the texture of wood, but prefer something other than traditional cherry or oak hues, consider the exotic appearance of the Harmony series. It comes in a stunning, modern shade of white that offers the dimension and natural plank shape that will perfectly match an array of furnishings. The overall appearance is achieved using a porcelain tile that's resistant to water and able to hold up exceptionally well under a wide range of temperatures.

3. Add It to Wet Areas

Natural-looking decor promotes a calm, spalike atmosphere in your bathroom, but not every material functions at peak performance in high-moisture areas. To achieve the natural look of wood in a bathroom, consider using wood-look tile. The spice-themed colors of Knoxwood tiles contain over 20 different digitally imaged designs, resulting in an extremely realistic material. These stunningly imaged porcelain pieces are even usable in the dampest areas of your home, including the shower wall, and they're easy to clean and maintain. Check installation recommendations before considering installing any wood-look tile on the floors of damp areas.

4. Take It Up the Wall

Wood-look styles are by no means limited to floor tile applications. If you love the allure of natural-looking decor, try placing Treverkchic tile on the walls. Use the plank-shaped tiles vertically to break up the space of one large, open room, such as a finished basement, or add texture around your fireplace with the grain of wood-look tile. There's no limit to the design possibilities when the beauty of wood meets the functionality and versatility of porcelain tile.

Photo features Treverkchic 8 x 48 in Americano on the floor.

5. Use It as an Accent

Metal accents are often inserted into tile designs, but you can now find new ways to accent your decor with decorative wood-look tiles. Accent pieces within the Divine Woods line are specifically tailored to enhance porcelain, ceramic, and glass tile designs. These decorative accents offer the appearance of wood but can be used in showers, kitchens, and other high-moisture areas. Dress up your bathroom with a wood-look liner, for example. You may also choose to bring out the beauty of your kitchen cabinets by adding a row of coordinating wood-look accent tile within your backsplash.

To achieve the most fashionable look of hardwood, with the durability and water-resistance of tile, wood-look tile is an exceptional investment. Take these five inspirational ideas and use wood-look tile to create an authentic-looking design that's beautiful in appearance, long-lasting, and simple to maintain.