From the real thing to tile that looks like reclaimed wood, it is showing up from fireplaces, to baths, to feature walls and beyond.
If you have been reading shelter magazines recently or visiting just about any home improvement store or tile shop, you have seen reclaimed wood. The finishes and colors are endless from browns, to heather gray and everything in between.
Used as flooring for a low maintenance wood floor look, it will give you years of service without refinishing. Or if you are like me, I used the tile variety as a feature wall in my bathroom, behind a live edge walnut slab countertop. The organic look without the hassle in a damp environment makes it a sure thing, and a real show stopper. You can run the pattern vertical or horizontal, and when used on the wall no grouting is necessary.
It does not have to look “lodgy” at all as seen in the photo to the right as a feature wall in a bedroom, behind the headboard. The look is very dramatic at the same time as being very organic.
My resource Floor and Decor in Santa Ana has it in at least 61 varieties, running from $1 to $5 per square foot for the wood tile and $30 per square foot for the real thing.
All you need to know is the look is mixing old with new. Up until recently the trend was everything new, sleek and modern. Now the idea is to mix vintage with something new. So have fun and start remodeling something.
If you need any inspiration, please feel free to call. Also if you, or any one you know is thinking of buying or selling, I would love to help. Your referrals are always appreciated.