Saturday, May 19, 2012

Wood Look Tiles


Beaumont Tiles have just released their 'Wood Essence' range of floor tiles...... tiles that look like wood. I reckon they look pretty real-ish from here! I'd like to see a close up though. Would your visitors always be looking down?... asking, "what am I walking on"? ... expecting to hear the resonance of timber but hearing the click clack of heels on tiles? Would they be cold? ... the tiles... not your visitors.


Handy if you want that wooden floor look in the bathroom. 


This is not a sponsored post. Just my own curiosity waffle.


They have created variation between the tile faces to give the impression that every tile is unique... just like the grain of a tree. They'd be pretty hassle free to maintain. What do you think? Would you do the wood look tile thing?

Happy Saturday! I'm meeting some friends at a clothing warehouse sale......... in search of a bargain or two. hundred. Should be fun. Then off to soccer.

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19 comments:

  1. We considered using these in our house although the Earp Bros range which has been out for a while. I really wanted floorboards but we are on a slab so thought these would be perfect. The do look great but got it into my head they were a little fake. I still think they would look good as a feature tile in a bathroom just not a floor in a big living room. Some great pics on Earps website. We are going with a stone instead possibly bluestone, I really want something organic if that makes sense! Happy Sat!

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  2. We actually looked into wood look tiles for our new house, but at the time could only source them from Newcastle. They were also considerably more expensive than stated in the advertisement that initially twigged our interest.

    However, to answer your question - I think I'd do it. But not if I was staying in the house forever!

    M
    x

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  3. Can't help but be reminded of the old McDonalds floors before they did all the refurbs. Never been a regular customer, only the penchant for an ice cream would drag me in but those floors always interested me because they were so darn ugly!

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  4. I don't think I would use these in my home. There seems to be something 'fake' about them. But I could see where they could be used in the bathrooms, and in that lighter colour.

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  5. I saw these some time ago at a local tile shop, they look like tiles made to look like wood! Its clever, but just get wood if thats the look your after, its much better.
    Might be ok in the bathroom, but maybe not throughout the house, just my thoughts.

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  6. I'm always wary of products that are trying to be wood but aren't - (vinyl planks, formica, tiles) they never quite pull it off. And the thing about tiles is the grout line - you could never completely disguise it so it's an instant reminder that it's not a wood floor.
    However in saying that, I'd never completely rule them out - I considered them for our bedroom with an open ensuite and mandi so it needs one type of flooring that can go straight through and be used outside and in wet areas. Be interested to see what you think if you go ahead with them!

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  7. A-M Congrats on your little piece in todays newspaper...loving those lights!Have a Beautiful weekend xx

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  8. I really like them and would use them if i could get an effect like the pics. What I'm not keen on is lino or vinyl that's supposed to look like timber floors. It's awful, or at least the ones I've seen are.

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  9. I quite like them! I think they'd look great in an ensuite or bathroom.

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  10. I want things to be real, so these might make me think more about my floors than I want to. Maybe floors should be like Caesar's wife, above suspicion!

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  11. I am not a fan and wouldn't do it. Not a fan of tiles in living areas in general though. I spent half an hour in the laundry today, folding, while standing on tiles (obviously) and it was freezing!

    B

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  12. PS. Wish we had underfloor heating in all the wet (tiled) areas ...

    B

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  13. I think these tiles are comparable in price to a timber floating floor (that I've seen) so I would always choose timber anyday. No matter what they look like, tiles will feel cold and are hard underfoot.

    I'm considering timber-look plank vinyl for my next place because I'd choose the vinyl anyday over tiles.

    They do look lovely for a bathroom though... xx

    Anna (My Design Ethos)

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  14. Oh at first I thought that was a brilliant idea, but then I realised it could look quite tacky. It would be worth seeing them in person, to see how well they have done it. I would love a timber floor without the creaking!

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  15. I do like the look of that bathroom. Normally I'd say no, but hmmmmmmm I like it!

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  16. yeah I would, not sure on price, I'd say they are pricey, but for bathroom, tiles are pricey anyway. We have wood look vinyl in our home, we love it. We get the charm of wood without all the downsides of it. If it suits the job at hand, def!! :)

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  17. Not for me! I'm afraid I like the real thing!!

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  18. Hm interesting...I probably wouldn't use them! I like the look, but not in a bathroom. I have vinyl planking in my current home, and for all the world it looks like timber but it's 'quite', no resonating when you walk on it, so people are always asking about it. It's hardwearing and I LOVE it. I have a dark coloured one and it gets loads of comments. When a friend redid her flooring last year she borrowed the idea but went a bit lighter and she loves hers too!

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  19. I always prefer 'the real thing' where possible. I sourced some for my sister though who laid them throughout her very swish home in Castle Hill NSW. She has two very much loved dogs who had previously ruined the carpet / rugs and this was an asthetic and practical choice to accomodate these family members! They looked fantastic BTW! The newer ones are very realistic, especially if colour grouted appropriately.Loved your pics used for illustration too.
    x KL

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