Porcelain tile with a wooden look: the keys to success
Its realism, resistance and easy maintenance have made it a “must” in decoration.
If there is one type of ceramic tile that has become consolidated in recent years, it is the porcelain tile that reproduces the natural texture of wood. As the industry perfects its processes and is able to produce increasingly realistic tiles, wood-look tiles have become a real alternative to natural wood and more and more individuals and professionals are choosing them for their interior design and construction projects.
The key, in addition to its realism, is its technical characteristics: it is a very resistant material and very easy to maintain and clean. In addition, it can have an anti-slip treatment and can be installed on any surface. Thanks to ceramics, wood can enter rooms that were previously practically forbidden, such as bathrooms or kitchens. Another benefit is that ceramics do not deteriorate over time like wood does, making it a perfect material to have in your home for the long run.
Once we have decided that we are going to go for tiles and not natural wood, the next step will be to think if we are going to place wood-look ceramics throughout the house or if we are going to opt only for certain rooms. With these materials we have the possibility of using the same floor throughout the house, which is one of the decoration trends of the last few years. With ceramics, we do not have to worry about the floors deteriorating in wet areas such as bathrooms and kitchens.
Another of the great strengths of wood-look ceramics is the wide variety of colors and designs that make up each of the collections. Not only do we choose one type of wood, but each collection can feature several different shades, so there is plenty to choose from beyond the classic pine, oak or walnut. In addition, each type of wood or each shade can be matched to a style, making it one of the most versatile options when it comes to decorating.
Woods in light tones, both white and beige and gray, are perfect for minimalist interiors or those seeking spaces of clarity and balance. The more natural tones, such as oak, are perfect for interiors where the traditional warmth of wood is sought, while lighter tones, such as sand, are perfect for interiors halfway between minimalism and warmth, such as Nordic style.
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