Wood-look ceramic floors: designs and benefits

Imitation wood ceramic floors stand out for their resistance and versatility. Discover all their advantages and possible designs.

Imitation wood ceramic floors reproduce in detail the appearance of traditional parquet. They have all the characteristics of ceramic and porcelain stoneware and maintain the essence of wood, with its grain and its most characteristic colours. In addition, the variety of formats, shades and designs allows these tiles to be easily combined in a multitude of spaces, from a kitchen to an outdoor space.  Therefore, today we tell you everything you need to know about natural wood-effect stoneware floor tiles.

Paloma Blanc porcelain tile floor by Aparici wood effect

House of Paloma Blanc Asturias - Paviemento de Aparici Norway

Advantages of ceramic flooring over natural wood  

The properties of stoneware floor tiles offer certain advantages over natural wood:

  • Greater resistance: porcelain tiles have a high resistance to wear and impact, unlike natural wood, which is prone to deterioration over time. In addition, parquet requires careful maintenance at regular intervals.
  • Practically impermeable material: wood is a material that easily absorbs water and humidity and to avoid this, certain treatments must be applied. With wood-type ceramic tiles, damp is no longer a problem, as it is a very non-porous material, especially in the case of porcelain tiles. This means it does not warp and remains unalterable over time.
  • Versatility: the resistance and low moisture absorption rate of the tiles allow them to be installed even in the most challenging spaces, such as outdoors or in all types of damp areas.
  • Continuity: if we opt for imitation wood ceramic floors, we can place them in all areas of the home, office or other types of projects. This will favour the visual connection between all areas and achieve a coherent aesthetic.
  • An endless variety of designs: ceramic printing technologies reproduce wood design porcelain floor tiles of all kinds. We will find both collections that simulate the sensations of natural wood and those that innovate in their proposals with respect to traditional parquet.
wood effect ceramic flooring by Miriam Alegria


Where can I install imitation wood flooring?  

Thanks to their intrinsic characteristics and their variety of designs, the spaces in which imitation wood tiles can be laid are almost unlimited.

Porcelain wood look in bathrooms and kitchens

The almost null absorption of humidity of the imitation wood ceramic floors enables, in its anti-slip version, its installation in bathrooms and kitchens, two spaces where water splashes and humidity are common.

The imitation wood bathroom tiles will bring a feeling of naturalness and warmth to the bathroom, which will enhance relaxation. In the kitchen, wood-type stoneware tiles will offer the resistance to knocks, stains and temperature changes that this space requires.

bathroom with Aparici wood effect porcelain tile shower floor

Vienna & Norway

porcelain tile floor in the Cave House in wood-type ceramics


Living rooms, bedrooms and other interior spaces 

Imitation wood floors in living rooms claim the most welcoming sensations, as shown in this catalogue of tiles for the living room with imitation wood ceramic floors. This material's resistance to traffic perfectly complements its warm and pleasant design, suitable for all types of living rooms.

In bedrooms, installing an imitation wood ceramic floor is to bring nature into the most intimate space of the home. With these tiles for bedrooms you can see how wood-like porcelain tiles and other designs look.

bedroom with hard-wearing imitation wood flooring


wooden bedroom cladding


Imitation wood outdoor flooring 

The 2 cm thick porcelain wood-effect outdoor floor is designed to withstand outdoor weather conditions all year round. Whether it is hot or cold, rainy or windy, the design of the pieces will remain unalterable.

In addition, they have maximum slip resistance, so they can be installed in all types of wet outdoor areas. In this selection of terrace tiles you can see how the imitation wood floors, among others, look like.

white imitation wood flooring outside

Camper White 2CM

moisture resistant wooden terrace floor

Camper Ash 2CM

The most popular colours of wood-look porcelain tiles  

The colours of porcelain wood-look floors extend the designs and shades of traditional parquet. These are some of the most commonly used in the world of architecture and interior design:

The infinite varieties of brown

Brown is the flagship colour of wood and the tiles represent it in all its varieties, from warmer shades to dark and strong browns, with different patterns in the grain. Brown tiles such as oak, maple or teak are some of the most versatile.

wood effect porcelain tile kitchen floor

Norway & Glimpse

Grey imitation wood flooring

Imitation grey wood floors innovate with respect to the traditional look of brown wood, with more avant-garde tones that combine easily in modern style spaces. Grey wood design and ash-coloured tiles are a good example of this.

porcelain wood restaurant floor

Rafter Beige Natural

grey porcelain wood floor

Rafter Beige Natural

Flooring in white tones

White tiles as flooring in wood design are a differentiating bet on the floor of any space. They have the naturalness of wood but with the purity of white, which distinguishes them from natural parquet floors. The white tones can vary and be warmer or colder, or include other colours such as grey and beige in their design. The tiles in the Camper collection are just one example.

Aparici wood effect living room floor

Camper White Natural

Cleaning and maintenance of wood-look porcelain floors

Porcelain wood-look floors are cleaned like any other type of ceramic tile. The frequency of scrubbing of any porcelain floor is usually weekly, but if the tiles are dirtier, the number of cleanings per week can be increased.

To remove dust, use a dry mop, cloth, hoover or broom. Then we mix three parts water with one part neutral pH soap and clean. And for the joints, the ideal is to use a soft brush with a mixture of three parts water and one part potash, which should then be rinsed and dried.

Imitation wood ceramic floor tiles are, in short, extremely versatile, with a pleasant natural design, as well as being very easy to maintain. Their variety of designs and shades make them perfect candidates for a multitude of projects. At Aparici we have a wide catalogue of imitation wood tiles, find out more!

Aparici wood effect floor in the entrance of the house

Camper Savanna 2CM