Wooden Tile For Patios: Choosing Tile That Looks Like Wood

By: Amy Grant

Wood is lovely, but tends to degrade in the elements rather rapidly when used outside. That’s what makes the newer outdoor wood tiles so great. Interested in wooden tile for your patio? Read on to learn about choosing patio wood tile that looks just like wood.

About Patio Tiles with Wood Grain

Porcelain outdoor patio wood tiles don’t need the multiple applications of sealers or protective coatings that other coverings require, which makes them low maintenance. Digital printing techniques and modern manufacturing allow the tile to be produced in a myriad of colors and styles.

The tiles are lighter than concrete or paving stone with the added look of real wood. They can support up to 2,000 lbs. (907 k.) but weight significantly less than concrete pavers, making them easier to transport and install. They are also thicker and stronger than other types of outdoor floor tiles.

Benefits to Installing Outdoor Patio Wood Tiles

Porcelain wooden tile for patios has a number of benefits over other materials. First, the color is baked into the wood at an extremely high temperature, which makes it impervious to fading from the sun.

The surface of the porcelain is non-porous, which means that spills of any sort do not permeate the tile. Because they are non-porous, they don’t freeze and thaw so cracking, mold and mildew growth is inhibited.

Because the tiles are so hard and dense, they are virtually scratch resistant, making them an excellent choice for high traffic areas. The surface of tile is also lightly textured and that, along with the low-porosity, allows for rapid run-off which means it is great for use around a pool. Imagine, tiles that look just like wood surrounding a pool with no slipping!

The benefits of patio wood tiles that look like wood are clear. They are superior in every way to wood installation or other material. They last longer, with low maintenance and come in a variety of colors certain to please the most discriminating home, and look great in landscapes having natural garden styles too.

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How to Install Interlocking Deck Tiles

An outdoor space can be a true extension of your home but an old deck or patio can be an eyesore. Instead of ripping it out and starting from scratch, install interlocking deck tiles to completely transform the look of your existing deck or patio. No matter what your reasons for remodeling your deck, you’re sure to love the look and ease of installation offered by this modern outdoor material.

Decking has a fantastic natural look but can become slippery when wet or if moss and mould creates a slimy layer on its surface. It is also prone to rotting or other damage, and often needs regular sealing to protect it.

Our outdoor wood effect tiles compliment any space bringing a mix of natural tones and grains into your living area, coupled with the modern and low maintenance benefits of porcelain tiles. Light natural wood effect tiles can create a sense of space and light, whilst dark burnt wood tiles make a statement with their ashy tones. Our white wood effect porcelain paving tiles create have an aged and sun bleached wood look.

Our range of wood effect porcelain patio slabs are very realistic looking due to their delicate graining and textured surfaces. They require almost no maintenance however and are extremely hard wearing. Porcelain is a great material for outdoor use as it is unaffected by hot and cold temperatures and does not fade or change colour.

Project Design Tools

Quickly and easily estimate the quantity and size of pedestals and pavers required for any elevated deck project, check their optimum placement and starting configuration, using our online estimator. View the output online, print or save as a PDF.

Check what specific colors of our porcelain pavers will look like in a typical outdoor environment under different lighting conditions – full sunlight, shade and at dusk. Zoom in or out and move left or right for enhanced viewing.

Download 3-part GuideSpecs in .doc format for Section 077616: Porcelain Tile Roof Pavers and Section 07760: Elevated Deck Pedestals.

Download cut sheets of individual products with a brief two page overview and general technical data, multipage brochures with more general information or installation guidelines and data sheets with results of specific product testing.


As you can see, there are lots of great outdoor flooring to choose from. Most of it comes down to location, personal preference and budget. If you’re ready to jump on board, check out a few of our most popular outdoor flooring options.

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Naturesort Deck Tiles - Terrace (4 Slat)

Naturesort Terrace 4 slat deck tiles are made with plastic and bamboo making them resistant to both insects and weather. Fade resistant and and easy installation makes these tiles great on decks, in outdoor showers and much more.

Century Outdoor Composite Deck Board Tiles

Century Outdoor Composite Deck Board Tiles feature a realistic wood grain pattern that is sure to win your heart with its natural texture. These tiles look just like real wood and are the perfect alternative to traditional composite deck boards, minus the weight and installation hassles.

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