Most realistic wood lookalike faux tile.

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Most realistic wood lookalike faux tile.

I'm looking for realistic wood lookalike faux tile to be used as flooring in a bathroom. The tile needs to have some variation tile to tile and available in a long and narrow format. Also needs to be rectified with little to no warpage. The standard .5% would be 1/8" in 24" which would create lippage and require wider grout lines so Im hoping for less than this.

If you've used or installed any wood faux tile, Id like to hear what you have used or seen and your impressions.
 
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iv'e used faux wood tile in my old kitchen. wasn't too happy with it. i'm not the best at putting down tile, but it seemed to buckle up a little in some places after a while.
 
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Sounds like the surface you tiled over wasn't suited maybe?
 
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Why don't you use wood lookalike carpet rather than choosing tiles. I have wood lookalike carpets in my two bedroom and they are great. Many colors are available too.
 
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Why don't you use wood lookalike carpet rather than choosing tiles.
Carpet in the bathroom? I can't endorse that suggestion
 
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Carpet in a bath rm that's a disaster waiting to happen

GiantScale - what type of tile are you referring to? I've only seen the ceramic wood look tile on TV but it appeared to look good..... or do you mean a vinyl tile that looks like parquet?
 
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If you want a wood look, why not wood? My sister has an engineered wood floor in her master bath. It looks great. I would not hesitate to install a hardwood floor in a bathroom is that was the look I wanted.

Everyone gasps when somebody mentions wood as a bathroom flooring option. Oh No!! Moisture they cry. And they are right - sort of. Throw down some hardwood planks, slop on some water based poly and then mistreat it and you'll probably have issues. However, pick the right wood, seal it properly and maintain it and it will probably last as long as a wood floor in any other part of the house.

Here is a link to a ceramic tile product that looks like wood. Here's another to a carpet tile that is supposedly designed for use in a bathroom. According to the manufacturer it has moisture wicking properties and anti mold treatment.
 
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Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. I found allot of great looking tile.
Stonepeak Ceramics

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Tile & Stone Showrooms:Ceramic, Glass, Porcelain, Marble, Mosaic

Crossville Porcelain Tile - Wood Impressions Gunstock

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Interceramic Inc. - Tile Manufacturer

But Iv found getting my hands on it is the hard part since the Italians have the best tile.

My local dealer can get this.
Ceramica Sant'Agostino - Welcome
Which is rectified and comes in 8x48 and 6x48. I'm waiting on some samples. But its very accurate and flat meaning super narrow grout lines but requires a very flat surface.
 
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