Why choose wood-effect porcelain tiles

Wood effect porcelain tiles

Did you know you can achieve the same appearance of wooden floors using porcelain tiles?

Using digital technology, a wide variety of wood effects can be applied to porcelain tiles to create a natural and realistic look. Our favourite collection, Expo by Arpa Ceramiche, features a perfect blend of natural, vintage, painted and distressed wood-effect tiles.

Available in a range of sizes and colour options they can be used throughout the house.

If you love wooden floors and are unsure about wood-effect tiles, here are seven reasons to consider wood-effect porcelain tiles over wooden floorboards:

  1. Porcelain tiles are low maintenance and don’t require regular wax, wood oil or other special treatments often required for real woods.
  2. Unlike wooden floors, porcelain tiles are scratch resistant.
  3. Porcelain tiles are extremely hard wearing and durable so perfect for heavy traffic areas.
  4. Anti-slip wood-effect tiles can be used in wet rooms and bathrooms and unlike wood they don’t absorb water.
  5. Wood-effect porcelain tiles are frost proof, so you can continue your choice of flooring seamlessly into the garden.
  6. Porcelain wood-effect tiles will not be faded by direct sunlight which affects wooden floorboards.
  7. You don’t have to worry about expansion and contraction like you do with natural wood boards.

With plenty of sizes, colours and effects to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice. Whether you want a modern and contemporary look or a rustic and distressed feel, there is a wood-effect tile to suit your style. They also look great used as a feature wall.


Image credit: Arpa Ceramiche