Home Decorating Ideas:
Wood Look Tile in Wet Areas
Upgrade Your shower
New wood look tiles are resistant to water, making them ideal for the showers. They have given shower stalls a whole new appearance, and instead of gleaming porcelain subway tile or polished natural stone, you can opt for a textured tile that resembles reclaimed wood. For starters, Saddle Brook can give your stall a rustic, reclaimed look.
Break up the shower space visually with one wood look tile wall and traditional porcelain tile on the remaining. Consider going with exposed copper plumbing and fixtures for additional interest. And, if you want a look that resembles a sleek, contemporary country spa, check out our Trellis Oak series. Stacking the tiles vertically will visually heighten a small shower stall and placing them horizontally will widen a space.
jazz up your bathtub
A bathtub can also benefit from a wood look surround. It provides an opportunity to add some contrast and texture to the space. You can use wood look tile on the floor to draw attention to the bathtub. Make the entire wall wood look tile and add a ledge for soaps and shampoos. Use the same wood on the floor and keep the white porcelain sink and toilet for a clean, classic look.
For a unique design, mix different types of wood look tile. For instance, weathered gray- or blue-toned tiles surrounding a vintage white claw-foot tub can give the bathroom the appearance of a sea shanty, and dark wood look tiles will make your tub area more inviting and cozy. While you can opt to install your planks horizontally, you can also get creative with different tile sizes and staggered, brick, linear, and herringbone layouts.
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