Tiles are a fundamental part of a building, determining the aesthetic style of both residential and commercial settings.
The choice of floor tiling must be made according to the end result you wish to achieve, and according to the furnishing of each setting, which should as far as possible match the porcelain tiles, to create a uniform, harmonious effect; when replacing a floor in a renovation project or laying a new floor in a newly built property, there is a vast range to choose from, allowing you to create your own personal style.
Wood grain tile
We are all familiar with the beauty and elegance of ceramic tile that looks like wood, but we often underestimate how time-consuming it is to maintain them in top condition, to prevent them from deteriorating, and after a short time they are no longer as beautiful as they should be.
However, for anyone who loves parquet floors but doesn’t have the time or the means to maintain them, Refin offers an excellent alternative to wooden floors; porcelain wood tile, which can be laid anywhere.
Parquet floor tiles
The perfection and high quality of the timber look tiles ensures practically perfect laying, and at first glance it is almost impossible to realise that it is tiling and not an authentic high quality wooden floor.
Why choose wood look tile flooring?
- It is waterproof
- Strong resistance to wear
- Strong resistance to scratches
- Resistant to chemicals
- It won’t take stains
- Bending resistance
- Resistant over time
- Resistant to thermal shock
- Easy to clean
- It is heat-resistant
- It is frost resistant
- Not affected by acids/
Be ispired by Wood Effect Tiles ideas
Refin offers a wide choice of wood effect floors, simply choose the one that suits your taste and ideas best; our consultants can give you the best possible advice, helping you to choose the best type to suit your needs.
Baita is inspired by the traditional Stube, rooms completely covered in wood that are typical of Alpine houses designed around the stove, where families gathered and much of domestic life took place. The patterns are created by combining different shades of wood, which changes colour throughout its life cycle, creating classic or more informal atmospheres each time.
A legacy of the great Renaissance glory, the Chevron collection is reminiscent of the old wood parquet flooring, with slats arranged in imposingly elegant patterns, referred to as Hungarian herringbone or point d’hongrie and the chevron. An extraordinary technique that was also frequently used in the great halls of Versailles adds a touch of prestige to any room, in which it becomes a work of art in its own right. It is thus suited to more elegant areas around the home, to communal and commercial areas, and to other more refined areas open to the public such as museums, galleries, fashion boutiques and showrooms.
Central European atmospheres provide the inspiration for Deck, an oak wood with a clean-cut character. The choice of the colour range and the definition of the slightly rough surface texture give the long strip tiles a linear, natural appearance. The wood comes in seven mainly warm shades, mirrored by the graphics that become more marked as the colour darkens, thus offering various levels of shading between the staves for a more or less even effect.
Larix is inspired by larch, a type of wood widely used in upper mountain buildings: this is precisely the landscape setting inspiring the colour range, deriving from the degrees of exposure to the atmospheric agents. The colour shades therefore suggest freshly cut, natural wood, used in interiors shielded from the elements, or wood used for exterior works, in burnished shades where exposed to direct sunlight or darker greys when kept in the shade.
Mansion evokes the prestige of ancient stately homes, exuding heritage and tradition: hand-planed wood, reclaimed floors, the charm of the marks left by time thus create a collection that renews original parquet panels, used to create modern, sophisticated seamless flooring layouts, enhancing the feeling for continuity and spaciousness.
Oak wood is historically used to build furniture, shutters and floors, in naval construction works and casks for ageing wine, and is brought up to date in the Trail collection: with straight fibres and few knots, this noble wood renowned for its strength and durability can be used in a range of laying patterns, offering warm, natural sensations in both residential and public settings.
The texture of Wood² is obtained from reclaimed wood, worn over time and changed by the presence and work of man, where different finishes overlap with the signs of wear and contaminations from other materials create interiors with a very current feel: in a unique square size, this collection interprets a refined yet intimate and welcoming mood.
Kasai (“fire”) is inspired by Shou Sugi Ban or Yakisugi, a Japanese technique of working wood (usually cedar) by burning it, with the aim of protecting and preserving the material. The collection mirrors the refined visual and tactile characteristics of burnt wood on porcelain stoneware, celebrating the combination of oriental culture and ceramic innovation.
Faber redefines the precious oak wood on porcelain stoneware: the slats, installed in herringbones or in line, create a soft and warm atmosphere, suitable for both residential settings and contract applications.
Epoque collection is divided into two groups: Beton, the classic cementine tiles, and Bois, which recreates aged wood effect with a light vintage appeal. The combination of the two tile families creates the Inlay coffer, creating a product capable of giving a dynamic atmosphere with a metropolitan mood to every environment.
Porcelain tile that looks like wood