Home advice: the tiling trend
PUBLISHED: 10:00 24 December 2015
Mitzi Ross of Bibliotheque Tiles, Potters Bar, gives a guide to making an impact with new tiling trends
There are many new trends in the flooring tile area, from very large format tiles measuring 3m x 1m to stunning coloured and wood-effect hexagon tiles.
When choosing a kitchen, flooring is one of the most important elements to consider. Whether your space is small or large, porcelain tiles (such as Bibliotheque’s range) are a perfect solution for high traffic areas.
Larger size porcelain tiles tend to make the space look larger, as there are fewer grout lines, and they also give a contemporary look to an area. Porcelain tile finishes are also numerous, including matt, semi-polished, polished and anti-slip. Polished porcelain is excellent for a room with little or no natural light as it reflects ceiling lights and any natural light available.
Concrete and polished plaster textures give a space a real contemporary look, especially if extra-large format tiles are used, such as 90 x 90cm.
Metallic steel porcelain tiles liven up a floor, giving it both texture and a metallic gleam, while metallic steel and metallic gold wall tiles offer a futuristic option.
You can also create high impact by transforming just one wall in your space. With a feature tile, such as exposed porcelain brick, you can create a wall that grabs the attention and can be both classic and contemporary, depending on the environment you wish to create. An exposed brick wall can be created with the minimum of fuss and can be incorporated into a project at a late stage, with minimum disruption.