Wood effect tiles. Be Inspired.
Planks are one of the hottest trends in the design community right now and it’s easy to see why.
Not only do wood effect tiles give your home a beautiful and natural finish, they’re also surprisingly affordable and require little up keep!
With so many different variations and sizes available it can be quite daunting knowing where to start if you’re looking to update your home.
This blog will talk you through the current trends and inspire you with wood effects that wow.
If you are looking for advice on porcelain tiles, why not speak to our friendly team.
Style and Colour
If you’re planning on giving your kitchen or bathroom a complete overhaul then now’s a great time to experiment with something a little different.
You could opt for rustic chic by combining wood floor tiles with simple metro wall tiles or indulge your vintage soft spot with some reclaimed looking tiles.
Perhaps you’re thinking of giving your room a quick makeover on a tight budget? New floor tiles are a great way to update your look without the hassle and expense of replacing units. Plenty of plank tiles come in neutral shades that are likely to combine well with your existing furniture and walls.
It’s always worth ordering a sample tile or two to help make up your mind. Speak to our friendly experts today for your free sample.
Porcelain tiles are getting larger each year so it’s no surprise to see planks getting longer and wider.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that bigger is always better. A lot depends on the size and shape of your room.
Smaller planks such as the Legend range are great if space is at a premium. You’ll be able to get more tiles over the floor area than you would if using longer planks so you’ll see more of a variation. This is a good thing when it comes to wood style planks, as variation looks more natural and pleasing to the eye.
Longer planks are ideal for larger areas such as kitchen/diners and open plan living spaces where their length can be utilised for maximum visual effect. They can give a more contemporary finish with fewer grout lines and fool the mind into thinking the room is larger than it looks.
If you like the idea of smaller tiles over a larger floor why not take a look at parquet style tiles? We would be very happy to book a viewing at our showroom in Falmouth to discuss your needs.
Our wood tiles come with a variety of different surfaces that mimic different species and finishes of timber. They’re incredibly realistic to look at as well as to touch. It’s worth considering what type of finish will suit your needs best.
Many wood tiles come with a slightly textured surface making them ideal for the vast majority of floors.
Textured wood tiles look fairly smooth but when you run your hand over the tile you can feel slight undulations in the surface giving the tile character and charm.
If you’re thinking of using wood tiles in your bathroom it’s a good idea to pick one with a little more texture for added grip when walking around in bare feet.
It’s important to remember that the texture on each individual tile plank is different to the next so the overall floor will have a completely natural charm and ambiance.
On a final note, don’t worry, more texture doesn’t mean more effort is required to clean – all our floor tiles are made from porcelain which makes them really easy to look after compared to natural materials.