Micro Trend: Creative Floors Combining Wood and Ceramic Tile

There is so much going on in the field of flooring! Let's talk about floors. I have seen beautiful ceramic tiles for floors that have become a highly valued option with the much seen white subway tiles, beehive or hex shapes and the herringbone pattern. If you are much more into a material that feels and looks cosy, you'll probably go for parquet but for those who want to try something new, mixed flooring options such as ceramic tiles AND wood are really trendy now. Paula-Navone-ndustrial-Style-18-Wichmann-Bendtsen-Est-Magazine-

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I started seeing this material combo last year when Paola Navone's residential project in Italy was published. Still until now there is no other space I have seen that beats it. The color and shape remind me of a sea of clouds where the wooden tiles are perfectly cut to fit into the ceramic pieces. The contrast of the warm wood and cooler colors chosen for the tiles is really working here.

gudy2 Here's another look (above) shown over at 41zero42 in Italy that I love, it's a beautiful look in a kitchen/dining space. What I like about this trend is you are defining your own style. Combining the two materials in a single room creates a customized look where you can work your design skills and get a unique look & feel. You decide on the shape, colors and pattern.

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Kitchens and bathrooms are ideal locations to combine hardwood and ceramic flooring because the materials are durable and easy to match to counters and cabinets. And it looks great!

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And then you have the 'high traffic' areas. Hallways and entryways receive traffic that can wear down natural hardwood floors over time. Plus, many times your wipe your (wet) shoes of in this area. It is not just a question of trend but a practical solution for certain areas in your home too.

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This is quite masculine yet it looks great and gives a certain loft feeling in this photo studio in Paris.

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And to finish up, the same manufacturer Paola Navone had chosen called Tabarka Studio has another spectacular and unique look combining tile with wood.

Are you into wood or tiles? And could you see at your home a combo of both? If so, which design did you like here the most? Have a wonderful upcoming Spring time!

(text: gudy herder/editing holly becker, images linked to their sources above)