Nature through the centuries has always been at the heart of interior design whether it be reflected in a Georgian wall paper or an Arts and Crafts movement piece of furniture. Today, we see this within the tile industry with the introduction of wood effect porcelain tiles which can be used within many areas of the home both internally and externally.
There are many advantages to this contemporary version of the natural wood material, for instance they repel moisture, they do not swell and are stain resistant. The wood effect tiles are also easy to maintain and keep clean and are eco friendly preserving our valuable woodlands and they do not contain harmful chemical compounds known as VOCs. If they get damaged, a tile can simply be replaced.
Unlike the traditional hardwood flooring, which does swell with moisture, does scratch if a hard surface runs across it and also requires much more work with oils and cleaning. The wood effect tiles are also a great product for allergy sufferers and when comparing durability and price, the porcelain tiles will continue to look as fresh as the day they were put down unlike their natural wooden counterpart which will age and embrace character with wear and tear of every day use.
The wood effect tiles can be used as a contemporary feature as patio flooring or will work well within the traditional areas of the home; the kitchen, bathroom on both the walls and floor or simply to create a flawless wood effect flowing floor.
Inspired by Alder wood, the new International Tiles Aspen series with its beautiful shading, and two size options: 15cm x 100cm, 20.5cm x 100cm provides a stunning natural wood effect finish for any home. View the series here >