Wood effect porcelain floor tiles – imitation without the limitation

Wood effect porcelain floor tiles

Imitation without the limitation

Wood is wonderful, what's not to love. Let's cut to the chase though. There are limitations. It needs lots of love, care and attention - and for bathrooms and outside spaces?

If you've set your heart on that wood floor, fair enough. But if it's still up for debate, then it's worth considering what wood effect porcelain floor tiles can bring to the party - because it's the best of both worlds. And yes, that is porcelain in the picture ...

The TIlePortfolio Season Taupe wood effect porcelain planks in Contour finish 1510 x 240mm

We're warming to it

Wood just gives that warm, snug feeling, naturally. But if you think porcelain is cold, think again. Unlike natural timber and laminates, as interior floor tiles, Porcelain works perfectly with underfloor heating and won't warp or bend. So you can keep that cosy feeling all year round. Plus, with gorgeous tactile finishes these tiles are the stuff of barefoot dreams.

The TIlePortfolio Season Taupe wood effect porcelain in Contour finish 1510 x 240mm - porcelain works brilliantly with underfloor heating

The real deal

Great quality porcelains expertly mimic natural materials. The latest cutting edge production techniques make for porcelains and ceramics that are as close to the real thing as you can get.

Take The TilePortfolio Season wood effect porcelain floor tiles collection.

These wide plank porcelain tiles in 7 colours have 36 designs per colour - randomly picked pack. The Contour finish means design and texture are perfectly aligned so these really are wood effect porcelain tiles that are ultra realistic. The challenge is on to spot the real deal.

Bathrooms are a breeze

Porcelain is perfect for bathrooms and it means you can have the wood effect you love, with minimal ongoing care. Humid conditions and water are of no concern to correctly installed porcelain. A quick mop with water is all that is usually needed to keep it clean.

Season Caramel wood effect porcelain in Contour finish 1510 x 240mm - porcelain needs minimal ongoing care.

Study the detail

Wood effect porcelain floor tiles are not just limited to wide planks. There are all kinds of stunning designs for whatever space you are looking to create. Our Louis collection echoing Versailles marquetry is packed with all the charm and character of the real thing.

Louis Mocha 900 x 900mm wood effect porcelain in Natural finish

You can even use it outside

Because porcelain has a water absorption rate of 0.5% or less it can be used outside. It's frost and fade resistant so you can opt to run the same tile across inside and outside spaces.

Thinner porcelains such as our Dwell collection (10mm thick) must be laid on a solid concrete bed outside - but because they are thinner they tend to be more cost effective per sqm than their thicker 20mm counterparts.

With the trend for bifold and sliding glass doors allowing for unfettered access from in to out, porcelain ticks all the boxes as the product to create flawless, seamless floors.

Dwell Maple 1510 x 240 x 10mm wood effect porcelain in Antislip Soft finish for inside and outside areas

Wood is for walls too

Our wood effect porcelain tiles can be used on walls too. Or opt for our ceramics - lighter and easier to cut than porcelain they tend to be a little more cost effective. And these tiles don't compromise on size - they are a lovely large 1000 x 333mm to give a seamless effect with minimal grout lines.

Season Caramel ceramic wood effect wall tiles 1000 x 333mm in Contour finish

It's a matter of size

As well as exquisite design detail and gorgeous tones, both our Season and Dwell collections are in a large format 1510 x 240mm.

When laying wide plank porcelain tiles, irregular joints give a more realistic look. However, it is important to remember not to stagger the joints by more than a third. All porcelains curve slightly along the length and you want to avoid 'lippage'.

Dwell Smoke 1510 x 240 x 10mm wood effect porcelain in Antislip Soft finish for inside and outside areas

Why wouldn't you?

It doesn't get much better than this for wood effect porcelain floor tiles. Large formats, ultra realistic finishes, beautiful tones, compatible with underfloor heating, an array of designs and great for the bathroom. And our Dwell collection that can also be installed outside.

Take a fresh approach to tile shopping

With our online, fresh approach to tile shopping, these are beautiful, quality, collections you'll love, at great wallet-friendly prices. Plus all the help you need to choose.

If you are thinking of opting for a wood porcelain and need some help, get in touch with The TilePortfolio. We'd be delighted to help.

The TilePortfolio specialise in Italian and Spanish Porcelain and Ceramic tiles, in particular large format Porcelains and Porcelain tiles for inside and outside. Our carefully curated, stunning tile portfolios are beautifully presented online and supported by our fuss-free ‘go-the -extra-tile’ service and video design consultancy. Visit our website for unmissable interiors inspiration. The TilePortfolio team are always available to chat, we’d be delighted to help with your project so please do get in touch. www.thetileportfolio.co.uk.