Add warmth with wood-look tiles

I recently removed the carpets in my bedroom and dressing room and replaced them with tiles imprinted with a wood grain finish. The original carpet was old and grubby and the new tiles make a huge difference to the bedroom.


The imprinted range of ceramic and porcelain tiles offer homeowners the opportunity to bring the look of natural beauty of wood that offers durability and practicality. With wood grain finished tiles you don't have to worry about the finish dulling or wearing off, or damaging the finish, and cleaning is always easy.

Tile Africa offer a range of medium and lighter shades, patterned tiles, as well as the option to choose tiles that resemble planks or have a conventional tile shape. Innovations in ink-jet printing has led to the development of tiles that resemble wood or natural stone, with realistic and detailed patterns. 

Choose the same shade for inside and outside or use a lighter hue inside and a darker shade and textured finish outside that will be more forgiving with dirt.

Now you can add a durable flooring option that complements open-plan living areas beautifully. Wood finish tiles can be used in any room in a home and are ideal for bathrooms, kitchens or on a patio.

The surface of these imprinted tiles is not smooth, but rather has a texture that mimics the look of real wood. The tiles shown above are those installed in my bedroom and I'm loving the look and feel of the tiles.

Choosing a tile with a slight grain offers slip-resistance in wet areas and the wood-look with its textured finish is ideal for a patio where you want the natural look of wood without the maintenance that comes with real wood decking.

Before deciding on the right style and shade of tile for your space, consider the following:

  • • Lighter colours will enhance a small area, while darker colours will create drama and impact.
  • • A matt glaze offers a more slip-resistance finish that is ideal for bathrooms
  • • You can install ceramic wood-look tiles on walls and floors but consider porcelain tiles for outdoors areas.

Wood-look tiles are priced from R119.99 per square metre and are available from Tile Africa. Visit for more information.