Tiles are obviously a natural choice for bathrooms and kitchens. Their durable and hard-wearing qualities make them perfect for highly used areas of your home with frequent traffic. Whilst kitchens and bathrooms are certainly logical places to use tiles, developments in design and manufacturing in recent years means there’s now much more choice in tiles that are suitable to use throughout your home, and not just in the obvious spaces.
Stone and wood effect tiles have grown in popularity quite significantly over the last decade, and so has the technology used to create them. As such it’s near impossible to tell them from the real thing. You may wonder why anyone would use wood effect tiles rather than real wood, and the answer is quite simple – porcelain tiles look just as attractive as genuine wood but are far more practical and long lasting. Porcelain is easy to install – conversely, it can be difficult to install real wood due to apprehensions such as scratching, water damage and expansion of the wood in different temperatures.
For something a little different or to make a statement, consider using patterned tiles. Tiles from our Odyssey Collection are easy to fall in love with. Odyssey Grande (shown below) makes for a beautiful bathroom floor, but if you’re unsure about covering an expansive area within a space, why not use your favourite design to create a rug effect? Tile a section of the floor with a statement pattern and use border tiles to frame the area. This is an excellent way of creating interest without committing to covering an entire floor.
SLATE EFFECT TILES
Whether your style is rustic or contemporary, traditional or modern, natural stone tiles hold a timeless appeal. With layers and textures resulting from its birth in volcanic ash, the natural characteristics of slate bring the beauty of nature inside or outside our homes. It is with modern technology that we are able to replicate this natural look for affordable prices.
Slate effect tiles can look rustic when paired with an oak kitchen or take on a hotel-worthy contemporary look when paired with glossy black ceramic.
Please click here for our slate effect collection.