2017 Tile Trends
As spring is already blooming, we thought it would be a good idea to show you some of the top trends making a huge impact this season.
The timeless brick effect is everywhere and it’s one of our favourites. It’s never gone out of fashion and what’s great about this look is it will never date. It can look effortlessly rustic and cosy or you can upscale it to ultra-modern and super chic, depending on the type of style you’re going for.
For the super chic look, it’s all about highly pigmented bare brick in a structured pattern with clean mortar lines. This provides a sharp statement and can be used in both kitchens and bathrooms. Think New York style loft apartments.
We’re taking things down a notch here and creating a mood that’s a little more cosy and soft with a yellow toned, muted brick. This distressed appearance is ideal for people who want to use brick, but would prefer the subtleness it provides.
If you like to be beside the seaside, why not bring it into your home? Mosaic tiles have been around for years but recently we’ve seen more and more bathrooms incorporate mosaics due to their availability in a vast range of colours to easily match your colour scheme. Whether you’re going for beige mosaics to represent sandy beaches or vivid blues to take you to the ocean, there’s a mosaic tile for everyone.
Gone are the days when mosaic tiles came in individual little pieces (which was also very time-consuming and fiddley!); now, mosaic tiles are already pre-assembled and attached to a backing sheet, making it far easier and less time consuming to apply.
Large and in charge
It’s a common misconception that if you have a smaller bathroom or kitchen, laying larger tiles can make it feel even smaller. This is not the case. Large tiles actually do the complete opposite. This is because people subconsciously think the room must be large to be able to accommodate the larger sized tile.
Insider tip 1: Using the same colour grout and tile trims makes the tiles flow seamlessly for a cohesive effect.
Insider tip 2: The larger sized tile can be either square or rectangular, to achieve that linear and elongated look.
Insider tip 3: Another trick to help your smaller room appear larger and unified is using a wall tile from the same range as the floor tile. This way, your eye isn’t attracted to a change in pattern, as this would bring unwanted focus to the actual size of the room.
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