Wood look tiles are one of the key trends for indoor and outdoor floor, capturing the beauty of natural timber and combining it with the durability of porcelain tiles.
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This type of tile is natural-looking and combines all the beauty of wood with the durability of tile, so you can give any room the elegant look of hardwood.
Ceramiche Refin takes almost a synaesthestesic approach, which has faced up to the contemporary interior design trends of recent years with a strong material search aimed at proposing wood-look porcelain tiles that are not simply a reproduction but rather a re-processing or, better, an evolution of the natural material. Embarking on this route at a time when wood-look was not a common option on the market, the company has striven constantly, assisted by its cutting-edge production potential, to overcome the concept of “copy”: the result is a variety of collections of wood-look porcelain tiles in which the material renews and is enhanced by unique suggestions.
Porcelain tiles are made from a hard, non-porous compact ceramic body, which is highly technical with optimum mechanical and aesthetic characteristics. Technological innovation in ceramic production today allows for the production of slabs and slats that offer a faithful representation of the unique look of wood present in nature, combining this with the performance boasted by stoneware. This result therefore allows for the realisation of wood-look porcelain floor tiles and gives indoor and outdoor spaces alike the aesthetic and sensory characteristics and sensations of heat and intimacy that only real wood can convey and does so even in the types of ambiance in which the use of stoneware is without doubt to be preferred insofar as it is more hard-wearing, resistant and easier to maintain that natural alternatives.
Waterproofing and stain resistance, coupled with resistance to wear and tear, impacts and breakage stress are the main advantages of wood-look porcelain tiles, as well as the fact that they are fireproof and do not change, even when exposed to the most extreme weather conditions, remaining unaltered with the passing of time and weathering. Additionally, in terms of environmental impact, as ceramic is an inert material produced using raw materials that are easily found in nature, wood-look stoneware is a truly environment-friendly choice.
There are multiple types of wood that can be re-created in aesthetic terms on ceramic and the range of collections of wood-look porcelain tiles proposed by Refin is equally wide, conveying all the elegance of natural essences and evoking the original material in all its variants.
Some lines are marked by the original chromatic ranges and aesthetic appeal of the essences inspiring them, like sessile oak in the Deck collection, chestnut in Giant and oak in the Trail line; others re-create different types of inlays or wooden sizes, from the French herringbone or Hungarian point of Chevron to the coffered floor tiles of Mansion and Baita.
Then there are collections of wood-look porcelain tiles that interpret the many variants the material takes on according to its use and the way it is treated: in Larix, the slats reproduce both natural, freshly-cut larch and when used indoors, sheltered from atmospheric agents, or outdoors, when it becomes grey in the shaded areas and burnished when exposed to the sun; Kasai, on the other hand, offers burnt cedar wood, inspired by Yaksugi, the Japanese technique employed to burn the slats, so as to protect and preserve them.
Other collections then offer interpretations of older, aged wood bearing the mark of time, like the Bois slats of the Epoque line and the worn textures of Wood², an unusual range of square wood-look tiles.
Wood look tile flooring is 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.
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.
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.
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.
Ceramic wood tile's 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.
Giant draws inspiration by the majesty of ancient chestnut trees, recreating their natural and soft streaks. The grandeur is also evoked in the new large format 30x240, which supplements the existing 25x150 and 15x90 formats.