PRODUCT IN FOCUS: Timber Look Tiles


Want the look of timber without the maintenance that timber attracts?  Timber look tiles may just be your answer.  Modern tile manufacturing techniques have come so far in recent years, particularly with digital print technology.  The main benefactor of this technology is the evolution of the Timber Look tile.  Timber look tiles bring the natural fascination of wood to contemporary venues.

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With the aid of modern technology, you can obtain beautiful timber look porcelain tiles that will look and feel just like true wood without all the hassle and expense that comes with timber.   Additionally, timber look tiles increase the scope of where ‘timber’ can be used in interiors, like wet areas, for example.  Traditionally, timber has not been an option for bathroom finishes, however timber look tiles give all of the aesthetics of timber, however, are a practical solution, being stable in a wet environment.

Formworks Ash Natural (CERFL1100)

As all timber look tiles come with a range of faces to replicate the variation you get in natural timber, we can tile your entire room without you being able to see the same tile twice.

Taiga Sommer (REXFL1000)

What’s more, there is no need for these wood-look tiles to be sealed or treated and it will not be easily damaged by moisture and spills, as traditional timber floors are known to be. This allows you to have the look of timber flooring indoor or outdoor with a fraction of the maintenance. In essence, once the tiles are laid, the only maintenance schedule is regular cleaning.  No sealing, so staining, no sanding, no polishing.


At KWD we stock both top of the range Italian timber look tiles from between $60 – $100 per square metre, as well as the less expensive Chinese porcelain timber look tiles from around $35 per square metre. Whatever your budget may be, these porcelain substitutes for wooden floorboards are a great option to make the most of the benefits of a porcelain tile with the look of beautiful timber flooring.

Taiga Sommer (REXFL1000   Taiga Var (REXFL1010)

At Kate Walker Design, due to the practicality and appeal of timber look tiles; we think that this new trend is perfect for your indoor and outdoor floors of elegant venues and up-to-date design spaces.

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 If you would like to discuss your own project with us please call

Kate Walker at KWD on 0422 425 523.


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At KWD we look at a project holistically. The sum of all the parts make the whole story work, and it’s this unique approach that sets us apart. The KWD experience provides a streamlined process. We specify, source and supply all hard finishes as well as carpets, rugs, custom furniture and soft furnishings, and manage the procurement, warehousing, freight and quality so every project is worry free. We work closely with interior designers, architects, developers and home-owners, selecting the ideal flooring, designing the perfect joinery and choosing the right paint colours for a wide range of design aesthetics. From finding the perfect paving stones and pool tiles to offering landscaping advice, KWD manages the whole design process. One contact, one invoice and staged deliveries ensure peace of mind. KWD's extensive global network of manufacturers, importers, agents and local wholesalers ensures the selected products are always available. Key supply partners are chosen for their ability to fulfil each project requirement, while our contract negotiation skills will always provide the most outstanding pricing. We often engage architects, draftsmen, lighting designers and builders to complete the design process. We embrace a consultative approach and develop lasting relationships with each and every client. It’s what the KWD team knows and loves. “Design is not a thing we do. It’s our way of life.” Kate Walker

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