Fun Tile Trends - Tile That Looks Like Wood!

Alright my friends :-)

 Would you believe me if I told you the picture below was TILE and not hardwood?

Isn't it beautiful!!!  Yes, it's TILE.  Tile "wood" floors have been gaining a lot of momentum in the design world.  Just yesterday, my friend was telling me about his favorite house in the Parade of Homes (home showcase) and the home with the "wood tile" floor was his favorite.  As much as I ADORE my hardwood floor I have to tell you, there are a few things I have run into that make me wonder if I should have chosen something else.

ABL Tile 

So for those of you contemplating this newer design trend I thought it would be fun to discuss some of the pros of choosing "wooden" TILE over hardwood.

ABL Tile
With timber tiles you would not have to worry about:

Nicks and scratches

Bugs can't eat tile :-)

Water won't ruin it 
(tile doesn't expand or crack in wet environments)

Although I picked a VERY distressed wood product, I have a ton of obvious scratches - it doesn't help that we have a dog with long nails either.

I also have had so many WATER issues - one time our refrigerator kept leaking water and it sat overnight and nearly ruined our wood floors - the repair man was sure to tell me that he would NEVER put wood in his kitchen.  (Thanks Mr. Repair Man) :-)

This would be my Repair Man's dream kitchen - this is an all TILE "wood" floor :-)

For those of you worried about how COLD tile can be - don't worry, just install radiant heating!  It's not all that much extra when you are doing new home construction.

Look at these faux AGED tiles! These are simply ceramic tiles made to look like aged weathered wood.  You wont have to worry about any old lead paint on these boards :-)

What do you guys think of having the tile continuing up the wall?

Yep, these are still tiles!  Taking it outdoors would be interesting :-)

Really, my goal with this post is just to introduce you guys to another product that you could choose as flooring.  If you have pets, kids, live in high humidity (or NO humidity!) and thought that you could never have that nice hardwood look - YEA! Think again!

Have you guys seen "timber tiles" before?  After reading this would you consider putting them in your home instead of real hardwood?  I'd love to know some of your thoughts!
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  1. We used Interceramic in Cowboy Brown, 5"x24", throughout our entire 2100sf home. It's been a year since we finished building and the floors look as good as ever. No chips or cracks and they hide dirt really well. We chose them for durability with the wood look, and so that they would stand up to a 150lb Great Dane, rowdy Tibetan Spaniel, 10 year old boy and his menagerie of rambunctious friends. We get great compliments on them all the time and a lot of people think they're real wood. One of the best permanent decisions we made during the building process.

    1. I'm so glad you commented! I really wanted to know how people like the "timber tile". It's always a relief when you "go out on a limb" with a design choice and it turns out to be the best decision you feel you made out of the entire process! That is funny about all the "traffic" you get on the floors - 150 lb great dane is serious! Thanks for letting us know how you like the floors! I hope more people comment :-)

  2. My husband & sons are in the flooring business. This tile is very popular & quite gorgeous. We'll probably have it in our next home.

    1. Well, so far two thumbs up for the Timber tile :-)

  3. I love the first one. Hmmm....might have to look into this when we do our kitchen remodel (or build a new home) :)

  4. Buffing hardwood floors is likewise an incredible approach to in part revamp your Hardwood floor repair floor. Furthermore, you set up your floor for another complete each one time. Buffing is paramount on the grounds that complete that has been connected on the floor without buffing it first will rapidly peel off.

  5. I know you posted this a year ago but I just found it on Pintrest. I love the look of these tiles and would love to use them in a future renovation. What is the cost compared to other tiles?

    1. Hi, you know timber tiles are becoming quite popular so the cost is becoming very affordable. As with any product, the price range varies. Try google and see what comes up on shopping for them (: good luck with your new renovation!!


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