Just Because It’s Tile Doesn’t Mean it has to be on the Floor
You really can’t go wrong no matter where you put vintage wood. Same goes for its counterpart, tile that looks like reclaimed wood. It has the same warm vintage feel, but it has the added benefit of durability that wood—no matter how old—just can’t match.
We invite you to think about wood look tile as more than just a floor tile. Here are 10 ideas to get you started.
#1 Put It on a Backsplash
You might hesitate to put your treasured wood anywhere in the kitchen, especially the backsplash. The whole idea of the backsplash is to protect the wall from water damage. But with wood -ook tile, you don’t have to worry about water damage. You’ll get all the benefits of a tile backsplash in the rustic wood look you love.
#2 Cover the Stairs
Going for the mountain cabin look? Wood is probably your primary backdrop. Instead of selecting wood, which might take a beating in such a high traffic area, go for tile. Tile is easy to clean plus it comes in larger planks so you don’t have to deal with multiple cuts and joints. Simply get a tile wide enough to cover the depth of the steps.
#3 Place it on an Accent Wall
An accent wall covered with tile that looks like seasoned wood becomes the center of attention and fits into both the rustic design and the modern one. Our wood look tile has Tru-Edge™ technology which means the tile is rectified and modular so you have minimal grout joints for an uninterrupted wall of wood.
#4 Put it in the Shower
Because it’s tile, you can put it all over the bathroom without worrying about damaging reclaimed wood. In fact, you can even put it right on the walls of the shower. Wood is an unexpected material in the bathroom so it makes a statement in your stylish bathroom.
#5 Cap the Countertops or Table
Wood-topped tables--butcher block style--work well in rustic designs, European styling, or modern kitchen and bathroom fashion. Use wood-look tile on your next table project.
#6 Take it Outside
Daltile’s wood look tile is rated for most exterior applications. Get rid of the annual trouble of refinishing your patio. Make your outdoor kitchen stand out with the elegance of tile that looks like wood. Check to see that your selected tile is approved for exterior applications and for your particular climate.
#7 Cover the Bar or Island
The bar or island can become the centerpiece of the kitchen. Adding the beauty of wood adds to that sense, especially if you echo or complement the wood of the cabinets. Our Season Wood™ series features five wood look colors to choose from.
#8 Surround the Tub
The tub surround is a great place to add the luxury and style of wood. Certified porcelain tiles ensure you’ll have a watertight surround that will look great for many years. Use a complimentary floor tile to make the tub surround a visual feature of the room.
#9 Cover the Hearth
Wood on the fireplace may seem like risky business, but with tile all you have to do is adjust the setting material and lay the tile. Porcelain resists extreme temperatures but also holds heat so the fire isn’t the only thing heating the room. Wood look tile makes a great addition to any hearth.
#10 Create a Unique Floor Design
Wood textures on the floor bring warmth to the space and set the scene for the rest of your design. But you don’t have to cover the floor with tile that looks like wood to get the softness wood brings. Tile is easy to cut and piece together in a parquet design with other tiles. It comes in planks so it’s easy to create linear designs on the floor. Get creative with the reclaimed look on your floor.