What is wood tile called? Tile that looks like wood is called wood look tile, wood grain tile, wood plank tile, wood look porcelain tile, faux wood flooring, and faux hardwood floor tile. It is available in several different colors and styles and is generally in a plank shape and size. The biggest and most obvious advantage of wood-look tile for most homeowners is the cost. In most cases, tile is significantly cheaper than a traditional hardwood floor. ... Homeowners looking to refurbish a property in a humid climate, for example, should consider wood-look tile. However, wood looks will likely dominate the market looking forward to the next 10-20 years. But natural looks of any sort will never fully go out of style. Unlike hardwood floors, wood-look tiles are much durable to scratches, spills, and dirt. So once you install these tiles, they will look good for years to come. Wood tiles can hold water & moisture and so are very easy to maintain. Wood tiles are quite versatile.