Timber look tiles: Trends, uses and benefits

One of the fastest growing interior design trends is timber look tiles. Whether you’re not keen on the upkeep real timber requires, or are simply looking for a cost-effective alternative, there are many reasons to love the stunning detail and enviable accuracy of a natural timber look for your tiling.

Impressive technological advancements have allowed timber look tiles to come a long way in recent years. Between highly-skilled Italian artisans and highly accurate printing technology, you can now have that desirable timber look in an eco-friendly, easy-to-clean package.

Learn all about the benefits of timber look tiles, and how to make the most of them when styling your home.

What are timber look tiles?

Wooden floor tiles are styles that look like real timber, with a wide range of colours, styles, and textures available to suit any personal tastes. Using high resolution printing technology, natural timber is scanned and then printed onto premium porcelain tiles, with each detail of the wood represented exactly – from fine grains to textural knots.

In order to guarantee the highest quality of timber look tiles in Perth, Ceramics International works only with highly reputable Italian designers and makers, who apply extensive experience with porcelain and ceramic tiling to create impressive aesthetic results.

Timber look floor tiles vs timber floorboards

There’s no doubt that wood can bring a lot to the table when it comes to creating a warm, inviting, and stylish home. However, there are several downsides to using real timber, making timber look floor tiles a stunning replacement with multiple key advantages for homeowners.

Durable

Real timber may look tough, but durable porcelain is more scratch-resistant, stronger, and resistant to shrinking and fading. This saves both time and money over the years, with minimal maintenance needed for timber tiles.

Eco-friendly

Opting for timber look vs real timber is the more sustainable option, with real timber requiring a more invasive process while lasting less time than hard wearing porcelain tile alternatives.

Waterproof

The durable nature of porcelain timber tiles means they are highly waterproof, heatproof, and even hypoallergenic as they do not harbour dust, unlike real wood. This makes them a practical addition to your home, with no chance of them buckling or warping in wet areas, and no added chemical needed for maintenance.

Cost-effective

Once your beautiful timber look tiling is installed, you’ll likely never have to spend money on them again! Real timber may look rustic, but it also requires high levels of maintenance from applying lacquer coating to removing scratches.

Effective uses for timber look tiles

Just like any other top quality Italian-made porcelain tiles available from Ceramics International, premium timber look tiles in Perth can be used in a wide variety of applications. Thanks to a durable nature and immense flexibility in installation, timber tiles are not only superb as flooring, but feature walls as well.

Whether you love the idea of wood look shower tiles or an inviting feature wall in your dining room, styles like the beige Woodsense tiles and chevron-shaped Woodmania designs – both by Ragno Ceramica in Italy – can bring powerful warmth and innovative character to any home.

Premium Italian-made tiles from Ceramics International

A deep respect and appreciation for Italian tile artisans means we understand the realism they achieve for wood look tiles is incomparable. With an ethos of providing only the highest quality and latest styles to each customer, Ceramics International is proud to be the leading supplier of Italian timber look tiling in Perth.

Browse our extensive range of timber look floor tiles online now, or drop by our showroom in Osborne Park to see them for yourself today!