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Loving the Look – Porcelain Wood Tiles Pair Performance and Style

Thanks to advances in tile manufacturing methods, it’s never been easier to bring nature-inspired, highly textural accents into the home. And according to a countless number of articles published over the last few years—like this one on Forbes.com—incorporating natural design elements into our homes can help improve physical and emotional wellbeing.

To optimize the wellness benefits of nature-inspired design, consider a porcelain floor or wall tile that emulates the look and feel of wood.

Atlas Concorde USA's Wood Looking tile, REDEEM
Enjoy the character of reclaimed wood in an extremely durable tile with Atlas Concorde USA's REDEEM

Performance capabilities that transcend any limitations of traditional hardwood  

Wood-look porcelain tiles make it possible to marry the sought-after appearance of wood with the premium performance capabilities of porcelain. Clay-based and kiln-fired, porcelain’s composition is exceptionally dense. Because porcelain is pressed and fired at such high temperatures, it’s much less porous and therefore, a more durable tile for wall and floor applications. Thanks to its non-porous nature, wood-look porcelain tile transcends any challenges associated with traditional hardwoods, such as scratching, staining, chipping and moisture absorption. Each of these challenges are of course, inevitable in most households. An ideal combination for any surface that is subject to wear and tear, porcelain’s durability and excellent moisture resistance makes it possible to design a wellness-focused home with lasting style.

Porcelain wood tiles offer hyper-realistic appearance and unrefined beauty 

Referred to by many designers as the “great imitator,” wood-inspired porcelain tiles have a hyper-realistic appearance (down to the grain lines and delicate brushed look). True to this organic design trend, Atlas Concorde USA’s Homeland porcelain tile collection embodies the appearance of timeworn oak planks. The collection is offered in natural, warm shades that lend a modern farmhouse-inspired aesthetic reminiscent of a look out of Joanna Gaines’ playbook. For a more vintage effect, look to the hand-treated Redeem collection. The porcelain tile collection captures the unrefined beauty of gently worn wooden surfaces. Its unique grain patterns, visible knots and deep, rich colors offer a timeless appearance that won’t go out of style.

Atlas Concorde USA's HOMELAND porcelain tile collection
Realistic grains and tranquil ambiance from Atlas Concorde USA's HOMELAND

Given the emphasis on turning our homes into sanctuary-like environments that seemingly draw the outdoors in, it makes sense that nature-inspired design elements are seeing big play. With wood-look tiles within reach, homeowners can introduce the warmth and character of real wood into their home while reaping the practical benefits of porcelain.

For design inspiration, see how Allison Aars of The Festive Farmhouse transformed her master bathroom using wood-look porcelain tile from Atlas Concorde USA.

Atlas Concorde USA's HOMELAND Wheat Bathroom
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