Trend: porcelain wood effect tiles are the ideal choice for an open-plan space

Trend: porcelain wood effect tiles are the ideal choice for an open-plan space

With the increasing popularity for open plan living, a floor surface in a multi-zoned room needs to deliver all round – both aesthetically and practically – for each purpose within the space. Porcelain wood effect tiles are the ideal choice for open plan rooms, as they are durable, stylish and inject personality into any home.

Wood effect tiles in an open plan design scheme

Natural wooden floors are a timeless, classic choice for the home but they can be expensive and, over time, require a considerable degree of maintenance – step forward porcelain wood effect tiles.

Contemporary open plan spaces benefit from visually appealing porcelain wood effect tiles which can be laid seamlessly across large expanses of floor. Wood effect tiles deliver the sense of character and interest of a timber floor, but without the price-tag, and their durability and low-maintenance qualities make them additionally attractive to home owners.

The practicality of porcelain wood effect floor tiles

Whilst open plan living improves the flow from the kitchen through to the living and dining areas – enhancing the functionality within the home – it also creates certain practical and design constraints which need to be addressed, such as the need to heat a large area effectively.

Porcelain or ceramic tiles are the perfect partner to underfloor heating systems, due to their efficient thermal conductivity. In an open plan room, opting for a wood effect tile and underfloor heating system is a more sensible choice in comparison to a natural timber floor.

Traverkway porcelain wood effect tiles to suit all schemes

One of our most popular wood effect tile ranges is Traverkway. This elongated 15x90 tile is available in a range of understated, subtle shades – from dark brown ('Querica Wenge') to mid-toned neutral 'Olmo', through to the paler 'Betulla' and lime-effect, bleached out 'Acero'. Within the range there is an option to complement every decorative style, from traditional, rustic themes through to fashionable Nordic/Scandi and industrial chic designs.

The plank-shaped dimensions of Traverkway's wood effect tiles are reminiscent of authentic timber boards and can be laid in a variety of different configurations, from alternating floorboards to herringbone patterns or more contemporary parallel or linear strips.

Discover our range of porcelain wood effect tiles

With retail showrooms in Addlestone, Amersham, Ashtead, Folkestone and Wimbledon we have a selection of high quality porcelain wood effect floor tiles for every style and colour scheme. Besides wood effect tiles we also offer a wide selection of other options, from sleek large format products through to terracotta, stone effect mosaic tiles and natural slate.

As dynamic tile distributors we have a vast range of products in stock, but if we don't have something to meet the exact specifications of your project then we are confident that we can source the right product for you.

If you're inspired by our article and would like assistance with selecting porcelain wood effect tiles for your home then visit your nearest showroom or call us and speak to a member of the Ceramica Tiles team on 020 8397 6284.

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