Ultimate Combinations: Wood + Wood = Wow

The combination of materials and looks chosen for your home décor schemes can be simple or complex. It can be fabric layered upon fabric, mixing velvets and silks or including a multitude of different finishes for your kitchen or bathroom. Sometimes, however, it works out that simple choices are simply perfect. This time, we’re looking at one of our Ultimate Combinations – wood with wood.

A Room for all Seasons

Beautiful in spring and summer, cosy in autumn and winter – thanks to the warm tones of our Graziella Roble Oak Wood Effect Porcelain planks. Each measures 1200mm x 230mm so look super-realistic, giving all the golden glow of timber, but without the upkeep. Suitable for all rooms, especially kitchen, living, dining and bathrooms – and perfect for installation with underfloor heating for an even cosier vibe.

Top Timber Styling

If you’re looking for a tough, porcelain floor that needs minimal upkeep, which can be used with underfloor heating, and which has a textured, natural look that will work as a contrast to sleek kitchen cabinetry. Try our Mikeno Hone Wood Effect Wall & Floor Tiles. These planks have a rugged hewn effect, which is a stunning contrast/combination when teamed with sophisticated cabinetry. Keep the wood + wood theme intact with a minimalist timber-topped table.

A Modern Classic

Everyone adores the beautiful simplicity of Ercol design, and this version of the Heritage Loveseat is stunning. The Heritage Modern Loveseat from Ercol, shown here in Natural Solid Oak (it’s also available in black), retains that unmistakable Ercol look, but the emphasis on the vertical lines when viewing it from the front gives it a new vibe.

Wood Walls

Get the wood look with Acupanel Contemporary Oak Acoustic Wood Panels, available from The Wood Veneer Hub; they can be combined with wood-look floor tiles – try our Graziella Roble planks 9as mentioned above) to team with these panels.

Let There be Light

Yes, we love a stylish accessory, especially when it’s made of beautifully coloured and finished oak. This is the One Cordless LED Table Lamp in Oak from  Limelace. It’s a fabulous little addition to a scheme featuring wood finishes and textures, it’s portable, battery-powered, and re-chargeable, and the bulb and USB charger is included.

Fabulous Floor Style

This scheme absolutely nails it, with a stylish combination of Wood + Wood, plain white wall tiles, black cabinetry and a simple timber work surface. Naturally, our Vintage Floor Tiles wrap the whole scheme together beautifully. Each porcelain plank is 600mm x 150mm, and provides a worn, weathered, wood-look contrast in this neat, classic scheme.

Are you Sitting Comfortably?

Keep the wood theme going with the addition of some oak stools for the kitchen or dining space. This is the Weathered Oak Stool from Rose & Grey. Lovely smooth edges and curves – just right for a mid-morning coffee break.

The combination of pale, ash-effect wood-look tiles and the darker golden shades of timber of the furniture looks good here. The flooring is Mikeno Ash Wood Effect Wall & Floor Tiles; other colour options available are Grey and Honey. Ash is pale and elegant – pale enough to contrast well with other mid-coloured timber shades. Each porcelain plank measures 900mm x 150mm, and will look good in the bathroom, bedroom, and living spaces too.

Hallway Solutions

A practical hallway seat is always useful, whether it’s for bags and keys or somewhere to sit whilst lacing up those winter boots. It’s the Oslo Oak Hallway Bench from Cox & Cox, and makes rather a good addition to the hall.

A Closer Look

Take a closer look at our Kanna Ceniza Porcelain Floor Tiles, designed to replicate parquet flooring. Each tile measures 608mm x 608mm and has the appearance of a square tile edged with four narrow strips (and is far easier to install than a traditional parquet floor!).

Nailed It!

These porcelain planks are just the job if you want to recreate the look of an aged oak floor, complete with nails along each plank – but without the possibility of catching your sock (or worse, your toe!). Available in Dark Oak, as shown here, and also Natural Beige, Misty Grey and White Oak – all excellent alternatives for an aged, weathered look that will complement rustic wooden furniture and accessories. Suitable for outdoor use as well.

The Daily Grind 

Add to the natural wood scheme with these very beautiful and tactile salt and pepper grinders. The Luna Solid Oak Salt & Pepper Grinder Set is from Quince & Cook, perhaps something for the Xmas list?

For the Floor and the Wall

What a perfect illustration of our Ultimate Combination theme – wood effect for both the floor and the wall! These are our Country Khaki wood-look porcelain planks. Each measures 900mm x 147mm, has a slightly textured finish for that realistic wood effect, and is perfect for a contemporary, rustic, or even country-style bathroom (or kitchen!).

The Perfect Fusion…

The solution to a modern-rustic bedroom theme! This is Fusion Rustic Oak from the Signature Collection by Sharps. Dare we suggest our Tejos Oak porcelain planks as an accompanying flourish to a welcoming bedroom …


And Finally…

Just to underline our passion for wood-look porcelain planks, here are four others for your consideration. From the top; Paintwash Almond; Mikeno Grey; Paintwash Cherry and lastly, one of the darker shades of the Vintage Wood design.

Been inspired to combine wood with more wood in your next interior redesign project? If so then don’t forget to send us your pictures of the end result – share your pics with us over on Twitter tagging @TileMountainUK or on Instagram!

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Linda has worked as a freelance interiors writer and blogger for many years; she has written for most of the major home and design magazines, including KBB Magazine, Grand Designs, Homes & Gardens, House Beautiful, Period Homes and Good Homes. She made the break and moved from London back to her home town of Shrewsbury three years ago and has just finished renovating her house. She also works in an interior design studio, produces copy for brochures and website, tries to tame her garden, aims to finish all the home furnishing projects she has on the go … and loves walking.