Interesting Ideas for Wood-Look Tile on the Backsplash
Wood-look tile already transformed the bathroom and kitchen floor. Now it’s moving onto the walls and the backsplash. Wood tile backsplash is an up-and-coming trend that’s taking the design world by surprise.
It’s a brilliant idea. You get water-resistance, easy clean-abilty and a wood visual that looks so real, your friends will do a double take when you tell them it’s tile.
Here’s some wood tile backsplash ideas for your trend-forward home.
Go with Pattern
Wood looks great just about any which way, but putting your wood planks in a pattern makes the backsplash pop.
Herringbone and Chevron
These similar patterns are timeless classics, but are also the patterns of the moment. You can’t go wrong with either of these attention-grabbing arrangements. The backsplash is the perfect place to use a linear, diagonal pattern. It sets it apart from the rest of the room, especially if you have wood-look tile on the floor as well.
You might be surprised how well wood-look tile plays with accents. It is neutral enough to take on bright colored tile accents and interesting enough to support a simple glass mosaic. Combining wood-look with an accent tile on the backsplash lets you get that custom look that brings luxury to your kitchen or bath.
Wood-look tile has several types to choose from. Whether you like a classic, clean oak look or an aged, reclaimed look, tile has what you want. Daltile’s Season Wood has a natural, weathered look in several colors—all with grey accents.
Saddle Brook has a slightly less aged look than Season Wood but accomplishes the warmth that reclaimed wood offers. Four classic colors work with any backsplash design and complement overall kitchen and bath schemes.
Grout for Wood-Look Tile
Because it’s tile, these wood-looks do have to be grouted. But that might offer you more versatility than you’d imagine.
If you love traditional wood looks, make sure to get a tile with a rectified edge. This tile has precision cut edges that let you get away with a very narrow grout joint—as little as 1/8 or 3/16 depending on how you lay out the tile. Use coordinating grout that is about the same color as the tile or a little darker (the grout will likely darken with time).
If you’re more interested in doing something unique, go with a wider grout joint and use contrasting grout. It will break up the wood grain and call out the pattern you use on your backsplash.
Make your kitchen or bath a bit unexpected with a wood tile backsplash.