uonuon tiles

A lot of building materials are cheap or durable lookalikes, leading to that disappointing realization you are not walking on a real granite or hardwood floor. These tiles, by contrast, make no attempt to fool anyone, and celebrate their role as visual analogs.

Made of porcelain and inspired by artist Andy Warhol, these faux “wood grain” porcelain tiles come in lime green, pastel pink and other bright and distinct colors no one could possibly mistake for wood, despite the grain patterns imprinted upon them. They have a sort of fake-on-purpose look to them, and that’s the point, explain the Italian manufacturers.

colorful wood grain porcelain tiles

Available from 14 Ora Italiana, these tiles are made for floors but are also fit for other applications, including walls, backsplashes and staircases where they can serve as accent materials and colors against plainer surroundings.

And for those not so sure about the hot neon color schemes, there are black and white ones available too. As for those who are fine with a bit of fakery, well, they do have wood-colored ones in addition – they just have more of that 1970s wood veneer vibe.

Wood grain tiles

“Turn it down, reflect it: uonuon is always and only uonuon: the pop wood. The project is inspired by tv language of pop art and specifically by Andy Warhol’s production. The collection is made up of 14 colors applied both on a white and black color base. Every color presents 34 different patterns that give life to a huge amount of micro variants (more then 1.900). uonuon is the collection that represent at the best the ironic spirit of 14oraitaliana.”

Warhol inspired tiles

“Eight natural colors – The Soft and The Ton Sur Ton – complete the range per a total of 65 commercial items, in size 20×120 / 8”x48”. A new small size 7,2×60 / 2,83”x24” – only in the white positive and black positive version – enrich the collection playing with different scales and geometries.”