The Warmth of Wood According to Gayafores

The wood-look porcelain flooring collections inspired by the veins of oak, walnut, pine and teak

04/08/2021 - Gayafores' new wood-look porcelain flooring collections fuse the use of quality raw materials and the latest technology with the aesthetic beauty of the natural material. 

The graphic perfection achieved by tile that looks like wood makes it practically impossible to differentiate them aesthetically from the original material. However, the most important advantages of wood effect porcelain floor and wall tiles are not visible at first glance, such as their lower cost and greater strength and durability.

Wood look tile for outdoors
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Unlike wood, porcelain tile is more resistant to extreme temperatures, whether hot or cold, to wear and tear due to the use of cleaning detergents, stains and scratches. In addition, it does not require polishing or any special maintenance, making it a safe bet both in private spaces and in public areas. And as if that were not enough, there are anti-slip finishes specially developed for interiors where there is water or humidity, as well as for exteriors, such as swimming pools, balconies, gardens and outdoor terraces, which make these areas safer and easier to clean, while maintaining the beauty and warmth of the natural product.

Wood look tile for interiors
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Another of the outstanding advantages of wood look tile flooring is its versatility, not only aesthetically but also in terms of installation, since the sheets can be placed on floors, walls and other surfaces in kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms or bedrooms vertically, horizontally or herringbone and even, depending on their dimensions, be adapted and installed as skirting boards or borders. Porcelain tile that looks like wood can decorate continuous floors (and also walls) throughout the house, making bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms and terraces present an order and coherence very much in line with the latest trends in interior design.

Colors and finishes
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In terms of design, the range of imitation wood porcelain tiles is inspired by a wide variety of woods, such as oak, walnut, pine, teak and even traditional plywood. Digital technology enhances this aesthetic value and makes it possible to create products with a surprising realism in terms of graphics and touch, reproducing grains and textures that make it difficult to distinguish them from the original material.
In addition, wood can be easily combined with other finishes, such as marble or stone, framing the decoration in an urban rustic or Nordic style with a modern approach that mixes natural elements with other contemporary design elements.

Wood look tile vs. other materials
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Wood effect porcelain tile has important advantages over other types of materials, especially because of its low porosity, which increases its resistance to humidity, abrasion and breakage. Comparatively, it withstands much higher static and dynamic loads, making it also a higher quality alternative for spaces with high traffic.

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