How to Mix Wood & Tile Flooring

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How to Mix Wood & Tile Flooring
Mix wood and tile flooring to create visual interest throughout your home. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Mix wood and tile flooring to make a grand design statement in your home. Whether you do this in the kitchen, bathroom, living room or any other space in your house, you will need an above average handyman skill-set in order to complete the project successfully. Otherwise, consult a professional to create the masterpiece you are envisioning. Decor, accessories and furnishing choices finish blending the two materials into an aesthetically pleasing decorating scheme.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging


  1. 1

    Use one of the home flooring materials as only an accent. For example, install ceramic floor medallions and lay wood flooring around it or inlay tiles into a border around the room that contains hardwood flooring.

  2. 2

    Inlay tiles to divide separate areas in a room. For example, inlay tile to mimic a rug under a dining room table or under accent tables in a space.

  3. 3

    Line up wood and tile alternately throughout the space. For example, in a hallway, have strips of wood flooring down the centre and tile "runners" along the sides that lead to the different rooms off of it.

  4. 4

    Make furniture pieces such as tiled tops for dining room or coffee tables. Use the same inlay tiles that you did for the wood flooring, or ones in complementary hues and textures.

  5. 5

    Bring in other decorative elements that contain both materials to mix wood and tile flooring, such as mosaic art pieces framed in wood stained to match. Consider the size of the room and the finished weight of the project before starting it, and create a piece that stands out.

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