Gone are the days of boring monotone ceramic tiles and mock stone porcelain alternatives. Anew wave of commercial design re-inventing how we use our floor and wall finishes.
The dilemma of a warm homely feel and a hard wearing surface have always caused issues, particularly when specifying bathrooms and kitchens. We want these rooms to feel homely but also to stand the test of time.
Mandarin Stone ‘colour block’ range has a great new selection that can be combined with their simple colours for a real ‘designer’ feel for any wall. Great in a kitchen or bathroom for a feature wall when you want to add a touch of wood into the room and also an accent colour and an individual feel.
If you want a wood floor feel in your bathroom or kitchen try some of the new ranges of wood plank tiles that give the look of large aged planks of wood bur are actually porcelain tiles.
From Slate-ish, these architectural tiles are made from recycled materials, and mimic the concrete effect perfectly, whilst being light enough to apply to most surface. The sustainability factor is another reason why these are a great new product. The also produce the strip tile which creates a stunning and porous feature wall especially if you add accent lighting to highlight the textured finish and the shape and unevenness of the tile surface.
For a really up to date quirky feature these tiles from Alhambra Tiles add a unique contemporary twist on the hand painted tile we have come to associate so much with the ‘traditional’ interior. They have a Morrocan feel but also work well in a traditional English interior. Creating a feature as you would with a rug really makes them stand out without being overwhelming.
Architects and Designers Claesson Kovisto have updated the traditional Moroccan tile with these beautiful versions. They come in a range of colours . The organic nature of them shows that you can make an incredible unique feature wall with tiles.