Consummate visual appeal
A combination of new technologies and evolving consumer expectations have transformed the appearance of modern wood effect tiling. Designers are now able
to replicate the patterns of natural wood with a remarkable degree of realism and accuracy, including the detailed simulation of wood grain characteristics
as well as the appearance of knots and blemishes. And if consumers require the look of aged wood, then designers can also simulate splits, bleaching
and many other features of time-worn timber. Sophisticated design practices also ensure that wood effect tiling also reflects the randomised occurrence
of all these features – so high-quality tiles offer plenty of variety and will not endlessly duplicate one single design pattern.
A further benefit of these advances is that homeowners are not necessarily limited to just those shades which appear in the natural world. Without stretching
natural boundaries too far, it is possible to supply wood effect wall tiles in a broader range of colours, making it possible to colour-match other
interior features whilst still retaining the desired natural characteristics of a certain kind of timber.
Unlike natural wood, porcelain wood effect tiles are dense and solid, entirely waterproof, non-staining and extremely resistant to scratching and general
wear. As a result of these qualities, wood effect tiling can, for instance, be installed in kitchens and bathrooms – and indeed in any other home interior
– without fear that it may suffer water damage. And likewise, this tiling can be confidently installed in busy areas of the home without the high maintenance
demands which would be experienced with natural wood.
Highlights of the Indigenous collection
Ash is a handsome tile which offers a very natural range of
light and dark grey shades and distressed markings and blemishes which mimic the qualities of ash wood. Meanwhile, Bark is a detailed study of wood bark and its imperfections in a mix of sepia brown colours on a beige and grey backdrop.
Chocolate is a tile modelled on dark wood which accurately replicates the graining, knots and blemishes found in good quality natural timber. Once installed,
this tiling would make a characterful addition to any interior space.
Where an aged look is required the Mushroom design offers the paler look of timber which has dried out. As a result, this pattern goes beyond simulated
graining to introduce splits and other distortions commonly found in older timber.
Another time-worn look, Oatmeal blends mellow light-browns and greys over a beige background to simulate grain, splits, knots, bleaching effects and more.
This design creates a warm and welcoming simulation of moderately weathered timber.