Quality wood is a big expense. This natural material requires regular maintenance and constant care. In recent years, a novelty has appeared on the market - ceramic tiles with imitation wood. This is an interesting and functional option that quickly gained great popularity. Tiles under the tree for several years in fashion, it often quite accurately imitates wood. In which rooms can it be used?
Wood-like tile is nothing more than ordinary ceramics that imitate the look of natural wood. Specifications depend on the specific model, they are very diverse. It should be remembered that this product can effectively imitate natural wood of both known and exotic species. He will perfectly show himself in a modern interior, in an Asian style or in a modern style.
In good quality ceramics you will find multicolored wood fibers characteristic of particular wood species. The choice of this type of finishing material is almost unlimited. Manufacturers are trying to outdo each other in creating more and more new collections, models and textures. This tile has a fairly diverse size, which often correspond to the natural elements of the parquet.
Today, “wooden” tiles have both their supporters and opponents. Some argue that this type of ceramics provides completely new possibilities for arranging. Others believe that ceramics can not replace the look of natural wood and this can only be a weak imitation. It is worth noting that in recent years, more and more high-quality ceramics have been created that imitate wood that looks better and better. At first glance, some samples are difficult to distinguish from real wood, pay attention to the photo, visually there are no differences from wood!
Until recently, “wooden” tiles were used only on floors.But today, quite often they are used for interior walls. Wood ceramics work well in almost every well-lit room. Its use provides completely new possibilities for modern interior design.
In the living room, such a flooring will be beautifully presented both on the floor, imitating solid wood floors or parquet, and on the walls, as additional panels and slabs at the window, balcony and around the fireplace. If you have a fireplace it will be wise to trim the surfaces around it with non-combustible material.
Similarly, you can use wood-like tiles in the decoration of the balcony with a glass door. Even with good ventilation and new windows, in the winter, moisture condensation occurs and plastic windows sweat a lot, so laying tiles in a window and door opening will help prevent the destruction of the floor and the window sill.
Ceramic tiles for wood and floor is ideal for almost any room, provided that you have underfloor heating. Otherwise, such a floor in the winter will be cold and unpleasant.
This type of ceramics can be successfully used where the room is not suitable for natural wood. This is a good solution for bathrooms and kitchens. Remember that these two unique interior usually have high humidity. Natural wood in a damp place is usually deformed and can be attacked by fungi and mold. Meanwhile, ceramics do not absorb moisture and are easy to keep clean, and its warm woody tones make surfaces more pleasant and attractive.
The kitchen is a room where wood-like tile is a very good option. The use of tiles on the apron for modern kitchen and on the walls emphasizes the design of kitchen furniture and improves the functionality of the kitchen.
However, before buying, you should pay special attention to the technical parameters of the tile, which will provide strength and increase the functionality of the surface.
For a kitchen open to the living room, you can use a combination of panels that imitate wood, both for the floor and for the walls.
With more space, we can combine these two types of tile in contrasting color schemes.Wood tiles will be beautifully presented in kitchens in the style of shabby chic and rustic style, where the warm colors of wood are the culmination of the design.
Bathrooms in which we lay "wooden" tiles look very warm and elegant. We can, for example, cover them with a bath and walls in the shower. If you make a beautiful transition from such a tile from the walls to the floor, you will get a very interesting effect.
“Wooden” tiles can be glued to the floor and wall, as a continuation of the strips, the perfect addition to the tile that perfectly imitates wood, is the bright texture of the stone, or the shiny modern floor of dark or bright colors.
If you want to get an elegant and stylish effect, you can assemble it from “wooden” tiles that resemble marble, floor and walls. This interior is complemented by gold or copper faucets, a mirror, towel racks and a sink, which should be chosen in a similar style.
The combination with tile wood is suitable for both modern design of the bathroom, and for the bathroom, stylized as retro. Choosing a tile, it is better to choose a beautiful and timeless design and color, because such a purchase will cost you quite a lot.
When buying a tile, you should always remember that you should not lay tile for walls on the floor, because it is not intended for such purposes and can not withstand the loads, will quickly burst. It is always better to buy goods from a trusted manufacturer, because each tile must be perfectly calibrated in series. Otherwise, even a true professional will have problems with its styling in an aesthetic pattern. If your walls and the floor are not perfectly equal, do not choose a seamless tile, because with the help of seams minor irregularities can be corrected.