Discover beautiful representation of timber through porcelain tiles in a variety of shades and formats. Choose from a range of distressed to classic wood replicas in a multitude of patterns – geometric, herringbone, slim planks, parquetry and impressive large formats.
Get that perfect nature inspired look with our Timber look tiles.
Timber Look Tiles FAQs
Timber look tiles (also referred to as timber tiles, wooden tiles or wood tiles) provide a low maintenance alternative option to traditional hardwood timbers. Available in a wide range of designer tile solutions, these tiles can be used throughout your home’s interior spaces with outdoor tile options also available.
What are Timber Look Tiles?
Timber look tiles are a type of tile that replicates the look and feel of real timber. These tiles will show variations in texture, tone and colour to create an accurate representation.
What are Timber Tiles made of?
Timber tiles are most often created using a durable porcelain material. Porcelain is well known for providing a vast range of benefits as it is resistant to heat, moisture, staining and scratching, making it one of the most popular tiling solutions for the home. A high definition image of real timber is digitally printed onto the surface of the tile to create a realistic style that shows the variations of texture and colour one would expect to see in real timber.
What Types of Timber Tiles are available?
Timber tiles are available in a range of exciting options from traditional plank tiles to herringbone tiles, chevron tiles and more. Aside from the varied tile shapes available, you will also find a selection of exciting timber colour solutions available as well; these range from classic Oak or Walnut timber styles to whitewashed timbers, grey timbers and more.
Do Wood Tiles need to be grouted?
Yes, timber look tiles do need to be grouted. A traditional cement based grout is usually the best option for these tiles. Timber look tiles will allow for a very thin and sharp grout line to be achieved, further enhancing their realistic timber style.
Tiles vs. Timber
Traditional hardwood timber floors can be susceptible to scratching and staining. This type of flooring solution will also require sanding/repolishing every so often in order to ensure their quality finish is maintained. Although traditional hardwood timber floors provide a stunning choice for the home, timber tiles provide many benefits that make them an excellent alternative solution for busy lifestyles. Being made of durable porcelain, timber look tiles are a non-porous material that is resistant to staining. These tiles are also resistant to scratching which will do away with the need for sanding and polishing your floorboards. Furthermore, porcelain tiles are also resistant to heat and moisture which means that you have the freedom of introducing timber style finishes in areas of the home where traditional timbers are often avoided as they are not a safe or suitable solution such as the bathroom, fireplace surround or kitchen splashback for example.
Can I use Timber Look Tiles Outdoors?
Yes, outdoor tile options in timber look collections are available. These tiles are a popular alternative solution to traditional timbers in outdoor spaces making for a hard wearing alternative to timber decking, outdoor pavers, outdoor wall tiles or cladding. Outdoor tiles will feature a roughly textured surface finish that will provide a level of slip resistance in residential outdoor applications; for commercial or retail applications, see the relevant Australian Standards and recommendations specific to your type of project and intended application.
How to Clean Timber Look Tiles
Cleaning porcelain tiles is simple and will usually only require a wipe or mop with warm, soapy water. For a deeper clean, there are many tile cleaning solutions available that are specific to porcelain tiles; visit our Resources page for more information on caring for different tile materials.
Do Timber Tiles need to be sealed?
As most timber look tiles are made of a non-porous porcelain material, these tiles will not require sealing.
Are Tile Samples a Good Representation of What to Expect in my Order?
The tile sample pieces we offer have been carefully selected to offer the closest representation of what you will receive in your tile order however, it is important to keep in mind that timber look tiles will feature variations in their tone and texture as they are designed to emulate the style of a real timber product.