Wood Look Tile Trends

Wood look tile has established itself as a standard in the tile industry. It’s not the newcomer it once was, but it keeps reinventing itself. With interesting new colors, details, and applications, it never feels outdated either.

Here are the three newest ways to use wood look tile that are timeless but maintain a contemporary hint to keep your design fresh.
Residential foyer with floor tile that looks like wood in a cassettone pattern, white door with side windows, pendant lighting, and coffered ceiling.


Planks in patterns are the biggest news in wood look tile right now. Herringbone, chevron, parquet, and variations on these are everywhere. They have a fresh look with a vintage edge that makes these patterns both on-trend and classic.
Daltile's Cinematic offers Genre (shown here) with framed designs in 24 x 24 tile for quick installation of a complicated pattern.
Modern bedroom design with floor tile that looks like gray seasoned wood, king bed, chaise lounge, and chandelier hanging from lighted tray ceiling.

Mixing Colors

Another interesting wood look flooring is mixed colors. Wide variation of color makes the floor look more dynamic but retains continuity of mood and warmth throughout the room.
Living room with industrial décor, floor tile that looks like weathered wood with natural wood & seasoned wood accents, brown leather chair and linen chair.

Use in Contemporary Design

Wood look tile is often used in more traditional designs. But that shouldn't stop you from using it in contemporary, urban industrial, or a Scandinavian-influenced design. It can be as sleek as concrete or marble if you pick the right look.

Several products in our wood look collection have a streamlined, smooth look that is well suited to modern and contemporary styles.

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Shop Wood Look Tile

From oak to acacia, weathered to little variation, see our broad selection of wood look tile.

Spacious hotel lobby and bar with wood-look tile floor in a herringbone pattern. Light brown leather modern style low arm chairs and coffee tables on the side.

Wood Look Tile vs. Real Wood

Wood look tile is more realistic looking than ever and offers perks wood doesn’t.

Spacious bathroom with walk-in glass shower of off-white & brown porcelain slab that looks like marble, long mirrored vanity with granite counter, and wood-look floor tile.

Wood Look

Real wood in a shower is crazy. But slip-resistant wood look tile is perfect for the shower.

Living room with wood-look tiles for flooring, brown arm chair, and wall-mounted fireplace on wall with 3D-cube mosaic tile that looks like wood.

Grout for Wood Look Tile

Our experts provide these 5 things you need to know about grout for wood look tile.

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