Wood has a natural warmth and appeal that many other materials do not. Initially only appearing in the homes of wealthy families, these floors used to be painstakingly created using hand-cutting processes. Though unquestioningly warm and beautiful, wood floors have accompanying issues: wood planks can crack and separate, they can cup (center dips lower than the edges), they can crown (center is higher than the plank’s edges), buckle, and more. Moisture, time, and temperature changes have detrimental effects on natural wood floors over time.
Luckily today, with modern technology, we have such high powered printing and imaging capabilities that we can replicate the most beautiful wooden patterns on other materials, such as porcelain. Wood-look porcelain tile will possess the look and feel of wood, along with other advantages:
Less prone to scratches, cracks, dents, and chips
Outdoor applications (the durability of porcelain tiles allows for effective outdoor applications)
There are also considerable advantages when it comes to choosing a wood-look tile: you will have more selection in terms of colours, sizes, grains, mixed materials, and finishes.
Take a look below at the selection of gorgeous wood replica collections we have available at Olympia Tile.
This collection is named after an ancient Japanese technique consisting in the carbonisation of wood planks making them waterproof and fireproof, still used in modern architecture. This technique is re-interpreted through our Yaki collection which is rectified, available in four colours and two different surfaces.
Simple and elegant wood replica available in five natural colours . For residential walls and floors; as well for commercial walls and generally heavy traffic wear floors.
Inspired by the concept of wood dried by the sun, this rustic wood replica gives a vintage feel, stocked in 48" planks.
Wood effect porcelain stoneware series that plays with colours and decorations in a unique painted wood look.
Noon is a series of unglazed porcelain planks with a warm and contemporary wood look. The aged wood replica is available in 5 colours, 2 surface finishes and also offers chevron cut planks.