Our extended celebration of National Tile Day continues with another 2020 tile trend, but this week’s trend isn’t a style newcomer. The natural wood look has been a staple in the tile industry for years, and was even one of the 2019 tile trends we highlighted last year.
This year, we’re taking a different approach and looking at refined natural wood looks that take your interior decor to a new level. Thanks to the versatility of ceramic tile and evolving digital printing technology, wood-look tile is available in an abundance of colors, details, and sizes, as these impressive examples from Instagram prove.
Wood-Look Tile Bathrooms
Thanks to ceramic tile’s waterproof installation system, wood looks are now just as welcome in the bathroom as they are in the rest of the house. What style will you choose? The dark, rustic wood-look tile in the first photo and the light, bleached wood-look tile in the second are both stunning options.
Wood-Look Outdoor Tile
Love wide-open spaces? Continue the wood-look tile from your living room right out your back door. This gray washed wood-look tile even reminds us a bit of an old-fashioned boardwalk, creating the perfect seaside vibe for the poolside area.
Parquet Wood Looks
Parquets — or geometric mosaics — are a beautiful design for wood looks. We love both of the parquet patterns above and are especially taken with color variations in a parquet design because you can fully appreciate all the individual shapes that make up the mosaic.
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Unique Wood-Look Tile Installation Patterns
For an even more unique tile design, combine a creative pattern with color variations. The random arrangement of triangle wood-look tile flooring in shades of blue and gray is cheerful and dynamic in the first image and the second example’s chevron wood-look tile creates textural and color interest for a feature wall.
Slatted Wood-Look Tile
The slatted wood-look tile in this bathroom is inspired by the Meranti-filled tropical forests of Southeast Asia, borrowing their warmth and energy for sustainable ceramic tile.
Wood-Look Tile Combos
Another benefit of wood-look tile: It looks great with other tile styles, as the photos above show.
You might want to combine looks of the same design (as in the first photo), or transition from a wood look to a completely different design (as in the second). Combos open up so many possibilities!
Find Your Wood Look
Choosing wood-look tile for your home now has all the fun of any tile style — color, size, shape, and pattern — the possibilities are so much more than shades of brown. You can find just about any wood-look tile you can imagine!.
For more refined wood-look tile inspiration, visit our Pinterest board.
Where to Buy Wood-Look Ceramic Tile
Use the search tool at the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA) to find a ceramic tile showroom in your area for a more individual, one-on-one shopping, design and education experience, or visit a home improvement or flooring retailer.