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Use Wood Effects Tile to Add Style to Every Room

Instead of real wood, wood effects tile might be the perfect residential design element you've been looking for. This innovative product makes it possible to put the look of wood virtually anywhere. Whether it's being used as a backdrop wall or floor, wood-look tile offers the beauty of wood in a durable, long-lasting material. Here are some tips on how to incorporate it into a residential design.

Photo features Maple Lake in 6 x 36 on the floor.

Add an Accent Wall or Backsplash

Try covering an entire wall, or at least a large portion of it, with tile that looks like real wood for a show-stopping effect. In the kitchen, for example, it looks stunning when used as a backsplash due to its warm look and ability to complement any existing cabinetry. Mixing and matching wood-look tile with other types of tile is also a great way to add a variety of tones and textures to a space. A natural stone and wood-look tile backsplash, for instance, is a perfect way to connect wood cabinetry and stone countertops. If you're looking to add tile that looks like wood to a bedroom, try covering the wall behind the bed to create a rustic but modern focal point.

Make the Countertops, Floor, or Wall Stand Out

You can make the bathroom or kitchen countertops really stand out by adding a trim of wood effects tile. This will add color and depth to the overall design, and make the kitchen stand apart from the norm. It can also be used as a flooring material, and is perfect for adding the gorgeous look of hardwood floors to areas that are susceptible to moisture and steam. If you're going for a more subtle look, consider adding wood effects tile to accent an existing tile pattern. It can be added to the middle of the floor, for example, or as a chair rail in any space to create an unique look.

Accent the Tub or Shower

Try adding a wood-paneled wall or a distinct tile design to the bathroom with wood effects tile. This will add a rustic look to the space without having to worry about it holding up to water and moisture. Guests will admire the distinct grain that wood effects tile offers, and it will maintain its beauty for many years to come.

Wood-look tile comes in many colors and realistic plank shapes. Each tile offers a grain effect that resembles real wood, and has its own unique properties: it's versatile, easy to clean, and resistant to moisture. As you embark on a home-renovation project, you'll want to choose stylish elements that will stand the test of time, and wood-look tile might be that perfect option.

Photo features Maple Lake in 6 x 36 on the floor.