With Wood Looking Tile Variation is Key

Cellar Tone

Cellar Tone

For many of the people who are looking at wood looking tile, the most important part is that there floor resembles wood. And for that to happen variation is key. With many of the wood looking tiles we are showing the factories have made that their goal. Using high definition and digital printing the images are crisper and cleaner. And with many of the tiles they are varying 70 feet or more before they are repeating. And in some cases even up to 180 feet. With that variation the appearance of these wood looking tiles are more in align with the natural wood floors. But with the durability and strength of tile to stand up to some of the most extreme tests you can perform.

Kerala Mantra

Kerala Mantra

Some of the factories have even gone to the trouble of going to old factories and looking for the reclaimed wood paneling and flooring that one would find in cabins, barns, and else where. To find and capture the looks and feel of some of these wood looking tiles. So at the first glance you think you are looking and walking on real wood floors and not tile. And even after walking, looking, and touching these tiles you are still almost believing that this is not tile but wood you are walking on.

One Size Or Two For Your Wood Looking Floor

Legni Identica - Acacia

Legni Identica – Acacia

One of the new lines we are bringing in is the Legni Identica Series. One of the great features of the Legni Identica is the fact that it comes in two sizes. A 9×36 inch plank and a 6×36 inch plank. Now not everyone is doing a two size two piece wood looking tile in there homes. But one of the great things is that if you are wanting to do something different in your home and are wanting to use the wood looking tile you have the choice of going with the two size wood looking tile planks. And with the wide assortment of colors that are available in the Legni Identica Series you are very likely to find the right color for you and your home.

 

Legni Identica - Teka

Legni Identica – Teka

The popular size people seem to be going with on the wood looking tile and in general for tile is the larger format. Most people are going with a 9×36 inch wood looking plank or a 8×36 wood looking. For example a 9×36 inch plank is going to cover over two times as much area as a 6×24 inch wood plank meaning you will have half the grout lines to clean. Even with a 8×36 inch wood plank you will have half the grout lines as a 6×24. Even the 6×36 inch plank will cover a third more area as the 6×24 meaning you will eliminate grout even going with the smaller 6×36 over the 6×24 standard wood looking tile.

 

Legni Identica - Roble

Legni Identica – Roble

One of the plus sides of going with the two size wood looking tiles is the varying widths. In many of the homes that one goes into and sees a real wood floor one can always see that the planks are varying widths and the lengths as well. With the varying widths one can give there home a more natural look of what a true wood floor would look like, and not just a good copy.

ILVA is Now In Las Vegas

Spirit - Zen

Spirit – Zen

One of the world’s premiere tile manufacturers in Argentina is coming to Las Vegas. ILVA is highly regarded for there gorgeous and beautiful tiles that they produce. With their high standards for producing and their beautiful selection it is easy to see why so many fall in love with their tile selection. While we will be showing all of their line some of the best items they are producing is the 18×36 inch tiles as well as their wood looking tiles as well. With ILVA they are producing their wood looking tiles in two large sizes. You can get them in a 6×36 and a 9×36 as well. Making it possible to do patterns as well as having a large plank that would work perfectly for your floor.

 

Piombo Alloy

Piombo Alloy

 

One of the other lines ILVA is producing is the more modern and contemporary looks. Not only are they making these lines in a 24×24 inch tile. But they are also producing these lines in 12x24s. Giving one the best options and selection with what modern or contemporary looks in the best and popular sizes that are trending at this moment as well as the more traditional sizes as well.

With their eye for color, size, and design it is easy to see why ILVA is such a popular tile manufacturer overall.

 

Legni Identica - Roble

Legni Identica – Roble

Legni Identica - Teka

Legni Identica – Teka

New Wood Looking Tiles

Kerala Mantra

Kerala Mantra

One of the hard parts after awhile is finding something new and exciting in tile after awhile. But luckily for us, Florida Tile does make it simple for us to see some of the new hot new looks. This U.S.A factory is constantly looking for that hot new look in tile. And with the Kerala series they have changed their looks in wood looking tile. With the Kerala series they are still using high definition technology to make the design and the variation of the tile to be crisp, clean and elegant looking. With this new look the Kerala Series is showing a more dramatic variation in color with their wood appearance giving you a more natural and realistic look. The variation coupled with its satin finish gives the appearance of real wood with the durability and the strength of tile.

Kerala Karma

Kerala Karma

One of the more interesting things that Florida Tile did with this line is they created a mosaic with the Kerala series taking the wood look and forming a 12×12 basket weave mosaic that would be perfect in a number of different settings from bathrooms and beyond. It also adds new dimensions and giving the entire look a different feel and texture that is not typical of your standard wood looking tile.