As nature continues to be a huge trend for interiors, bringing natural materials into the home has become an increasingly popular style choice for many homeowners.

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One of the most popular – and most versatile – ways to incorporate this trend is to wood flooring. From living rooms to bathrooms, hallways to kitchens – the richness of wooden floors creates a warm and inviting feel in any space.

Though there are many benefits to hardwood flooring, it can be an expensive choice that is not always a suitable option for many homes. Fortunately, there is now a huge choice of wood-effect ceramic and porcelain tiles on the market that could easily pass for real wood flooring, minus the expense and upkeep.

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Aside from their desirable prices and practicality, wood effect porcelain and ceramic tiles also offer endless choice when it comes to style and design. From warm and rustic to classic and rich, cool urban chic to a laidback beach house feel – there’s a style to suit all tastes.

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