Wood effect floor tiling is the kind of innovation that makes you wonder why nobody thought of it years ago. They look so good and feel so realistic and comfy underfoot (especially with the assistance of underfloor heating) that they are the must-have flooring of the decade. Let’s look at the benefits. First and foremost, they look amazing – just like the classic wooden boards they’re based on. That is of course the number one concern, and in this case there’s no cause for concern at all. Second, because they’re porcelain, you’re not going to stain them if you spill wine, coffee, blackcurrant juice or oil on them – simply sponge them down and you’re good to go. If you like underfloor heating and want the timber look, porcelain wood effect tiles are the way to go – many real boards will warp and dry out under constant heating and cooling – this doesn’t happen with wood effect floor tiles. Fancy some wooden boards outside? Or the inside flooring extending outside seamlessly? Again, real wood ages and needs regular treatment if it’s to avoid getting waterlogged, overdried and mossy. Porcelain tiles to the rescue. You might also be interested in wood effect wall tiles, an interesting play on the Scandinavian sauna feel that can work in many contexts. Whatever surface you’re interested in tiling, we hope you’ll consider these super-realistic wood-effect options. Need some more information? View our buying guide.