Is It Real, Wallpaper, or Tile? Take The Quiz

Is It Real, Wallpaper, or Tile? Take The Quiz

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Dabney Frake
Oct 22, 2015
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The line between different building and decorating materials is increasingly fuzzy these days. Tile companies are figuring out ways to make products that mimic well-known surfaces, wallpaper is getting more and more realistic, and it's sometimes very hard to tell what you are even looking at. Think you can tell the difference between the real deal and a reinterpretation of the original? Let's find out!

Scroll through these photos of various materials and guess what the material is made of. Then head over here for the answers and sources for each image. I know that it's not the same as being able to experience them in person, but until we get Scratch N Sniff computers, or you can reach through your monitor, this will just have to do. I also took all the photos myself (with a couple of exceptions) either at home or while I was out and about, so there aren't any stock photos to tip you off.

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Question #1: Is this real wood, porcelain tile, or 2D wallpaper?

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Question #2: Is this real marble, ceramic tile, or contact paper?

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Question #3: Is these concrete, tile, or wallpaper?

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Question #4: Is the wall reclaimed wood, wallpaper, or ceramic tile?

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Question #5: Brick, wallpaper, or ceramic tile?

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Question #6: Is this store's wall covered in oxidized metal, wallpaper, or ceramic tile?

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Question #7: Tile or wallpaper?

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Question #8: Oxidized metal, tile, or wallpaper?

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Question #9: Wallpaper or tile?

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