Why you should embrace timber look tiles
April 10, 2017

Whether oak, pine or timber-look tiles now not only look more realistic, they also come in lengths similar to those of the floorboards in the rest of your home. This could be just the excuse you’ve been waiting for to kick off your next bathroom renovation.

Why you should embrace timber look tiles

They look like the real deal.

Timber-look tiles now replicate all the nuances, grains and knots of real timber. We can now have the look of timber but with all the technical properties of porcelain, and without the ongoing maintenance that comes with using the natural product. Glazed porcelain timber-look tiles are durable, stain-resistant and maintenance-free. With such a wide range of styles available and new, unique designs released all the time, the timber-look tile trend is definitely growing in popularity and is here to stay.

They add warmth and character

They add warmth and character

Being a space for relaxation, timber can add a calming feel to bathrooms, It has always been a popular material to bring warmth, character and texture and now we can achieve the timber look in bathrooms without worrying about moisture damage.”


Tip: As a general rule, order a minimum of three extra tiles (or about two per cent of the total job quantity) in case you need to replace a cracked or damaged tile in the future – this avoids the frustration of trying to match a tile in a style that’s been discontinued.

No maintenance is required

Timber-look tiles are becoming more popular as people become aware of such materials existing. They’re hard-wearing, maintenance-free, UV and water-tolerant, and cost-effective. Unlike natural timber, which needs to be sealed regularly to keep it waterproof, timber-look tiles just need to be cleaned.

Timber look tiles are great at adding warmth without using travertine. The bold colours are the hardest things to overcome when clients choose their tiles but make no mistake the finish has a wow factor that’s easy to clean. The bathroom renovation in Thornlie used in this piece is a small room but adds a wow factor that can’t be understated. Be bold in your decisions and pick a wow over playing it safe.


It’s important to note that all our advice is general in nature and all bathrooms are unique so always speak to your local qualified tradesman for the best advice. At on the ball bathrooms we love feedback so let us know what you think with a comment below or if you are looking for a bathroom renovation quote and live in Perth, Western Australia contact us on 0419964678 or email us at info@ontheballbathrooms.com.au

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