If you’re thinking of a new bathroom then your choice of tiles will be one of the most important decisions you take. As the busiest room in the house, it’s important that your bathroom looks good. Thankfully, the days of avocado suites are long gone and these days bathrooms are all about clean lines and designer styles. We’ve picked out five key tile trends for 2014 to give your new space that finishing touch.
Shabby chic has been one of the big themes in interior design in recent years and our patterned tiles are perfect for adding your own vintage touch. Of course, as our tiles are made from durable porcelain they won’t wear over the years so your room will retain it’s lived-in look.Our Windsor range is great for a subtle splashback and has matching plain tiles which can be used on the floor and wall. For something a little more eye-catching, take a look at our Tapestry range which is ideal for creating striking feature walls.
Digitally Printed Marbles
Marble has long been the stone of choice for luxury bathrooms but it comes with a sky high price tag and can be a nightmare to look after. However, the latest marble style tiles are digitally printed meaning they’re indistinguishable from real stone but don’t have any of the drawbacks.If you’re looking to create your own hotel bathroom then our Calacatta (below left) and Caracalla (below right) tiles could be perfect. They’ll give you all the beauty and warmth of marble and travertine at a fraction of the cost. And your friends will never know!
Wood Effect Planks
Wooden floors make a timeless style statement and it’s easy to fall in love with them. However, real woods and laminates are a nightmare to use in bathrooms as they rot and warp when exposed to water and moisture.Our wood effect porcelain planks are the perfect alternative – they have all the charm and style of timber, and are completely waterproof for peace of mind so you can even use them to clad your shower walls – see how our Timber tile is used below. As our wood planks are porcelain they’re ideal to use with underfloor heating – which adds a luxurious touch to your new bathroom.
For a classic look that won’t date, tile your walls and floor in popular neutral colours such as beige and grey. Use larger 30 x 60 cm and 60 x 60 cm tiles on your walls for a modern, contemporary design that increases the feeling of space. For a more minimal take, our Cemento range is inspired by the urban look of raw, polished concrete and is perfect for creating a trendy wetroom.