So a super cool trend that’s has been really popular for the last couple of years is the “ reclaimed wood movement”… Whether its furniture, flooring, lighting, or accessories… it seems that most interior designers and manufacturers have gotten on the band wagon. It all began as a way to be “ GREEN “, reuse , recycle, and repurpose. Taking old planks from barns, warehouses even old boats… and reusing them in homes to create an ambiance of warmth, texture, and history.
Cermaica Sant’ Agostino created a phenomenal new line for 2016 called “Pictart”. Pictart is a series of porcelain “wood looking” tiles that have the texture, variation, and effect of reclaimed wood. It comes in various colors and , plank sizes. Whether you are using it as a floor covering, or you are trying to create a shiplap affect on a wall, it is the tile worlds answer to a porcelain reclaimed wood look.
“Wood looking Tile” has been on trend for almost a decade now… The advantages of using it are vast, and the disadvantages are slim to none. As time goes on we are seeing companies creating more visually accurate, and exotic wood types. People are now Opting for a porcelain wood floor throughout there entire home even in areas like bedrooms and living rooms… Porcelain floors are far more durable and easier to maintain then natural wood. Heavy traffic, kids, pets, LIFE… they can really stand up to it all. They are also a much GREENER alternative then using natural wood , Also financially its comparable to most wood floor applications, and sometimes even less expensive per square foot then your higher end engineered wood floors.
So if you are designing a modern, traditional, rustic, urban, or transitional look in your home… there will always be a place for a wood looking tile !!
Showroom and Design Coordinator at Richmond Tile and Bath