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10 Wood-Looking Stone Materials to Fool the Eye

Lindsey May Lindsey May

This collection features 10 flooring materials that bring together the best of both worlds: the precision and durability of stone, with the warmth and texture of wood. To fully emulate wood, these finishes come in a variety of colors, textures, and sizes. The tiles are textured to have a raised irregular feel, exactly as a plank of wood does. To blur the visual impact of the stone tiling, each module is detailed to have vanishing seams. This detail lets the wood surface and panel texture rise to the fore, without the distracting reminder of the stone materiality.

These wood-emulating stone tiles allow for the appearance of wood in spaces that are usually exclusively reserved for stone floor finishes. One example of these spaces is high-traffic areas in public spaces or civic projects. Wood is more susceptible to wear and, therefore, quickly ages in areas with high levels of foot traffic. Another area usually reserved for stone applications is humid and wet environments such as bathrooms. Wood absorbs water, warps in humidity, and cannot be quickly dried. On the other hand, stone is ideal for wet environments where it can be wiped dry and easily cleaned. With these products, humid and wet rooms can have the appearance of wood with the practicality of stone.

With these wood-emulating materials, our typical understanding of materials is challenged and we are pushed to imagine new possibilities for material finishes.

Tahoe by Cerdomus by Ceramics of Italy

This versatile material comes in six colors and mimics the veined and knotted appearance of wood planks.

Old_Wood by Ceramica Fioranese

The Old_Wood line heavily plays into the worn, rough character that wood flooring can have. Pock-marked and knotted, this wood conveys warmth and age.

BLENDART by Ceramica Sant’Agostino by Ceramics of Italy

BLENDART draws from the aesthetic of chipped painted wood. With varying color choices, the stone appears to be wood painted then worn over time.

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© MacPro

Doga by Atlas Concorde by Ceramics of Italy

Available in six colors, Doga emulates the clean, simple appearance of sand-blasted Oakwood staves.

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© Studio Badini Createam Snc

UonUon by Stone Source

This graphic, colorful take on wood brings a whimsical tone to the spaces it finishes.

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© Ed Reeve

District Track Porcelain Tiles by Ceramiche Refin

This wood-emulating stone takes its inspiration from the old, worn wood of sports halls.

Da Vinci by Ceramica Del Conca by Ceramics of Italy

This product can be used in interior or exterior applications. It can also be directly set on top of grass or sand.

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© chris gascoigne

Larix Porcelain Tiles by Ceramiche Refin

The texture and colors of this wood-emulating porcelain stoneware takes its inspiration from larch wood and traditional alpine architecture.

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© Riehle Design Group

Mansion Porcelain Tiles by Ceramiche Refin

Responding to the interest of using reclaimed, worn wood in contemporary interiors, this product hopes to bridge the refinement of high-end interiors to the appearance of refurbished wood.

Greenwood by Cerim by Ceramics of Italy

The rich tones of dyed wood are reproduced in this products line.

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