The attraction of having ceramic tiled floors in not only the bathroom and kitchen, where the moisture and stain resistant properties make them so practical, but in the main living areas of a home too, has become widespread. Phenomenally hard-wearing, easy to wash clean with a mop and available in ever-popular and convincingly realistic stone and wood effects, ceramic tiles work well, regardless of the age or style of your home.
Here we take a look at the current trends in floor tiles and pick out a few fashionable ideas you may like to consider.
Highly textured, slate-look porcelain tiles, such as the new Livingstone range, create a striking back-drop to a contemporary décor scheme. Livingstone features strong veining in a natural random patina, working well with fashionable, aged brass and iconic Scandinavian wooden furniture, and lends itself to an entrance hall.
Wood floors are a part of our heritage and never really go out of fashion. Ceramic tiles which replicate real wood, such as Wood-Ker and Memories, combine the natural appeal and subtle tones with the practicality of ceramic. The geometric designs of parquet wood flooring is making a come-back, natural floorboards appeal to those seeking a Scandinavian look, whilst polished oak proves timeless teamed with a contemporary rug.
Ever larger tiles
The uncluttered appeal of large format tiles is recognised with many of the new stone design tile collections, such as Sands, which emulates a Lake District slate and is available in a variable tile sizes up to 758 x 453mm. With few dividing grout lines to interrupt the natural patina of the floor or distract the eye, rooms can appear spacious, with clean lines and elegantly cool.
Wood_Ker Shown above in Nut
The New Year is always an exciting time in the tile industry as we look forward to launching new ranges to complement our existing portfolio of luxury wall and floor tiles.
January 2012 will see the launch of Craven Dunnill’s latest wood effect glazed porcelain floor tile called Wood_Ker. This stunning new range is a replica of solid wood flooring which details both cross cut and end grain characteristics of natural timber. The obvious benefits being that you get a clean cut, contemporary solid wood floor finish with all of the durable characteristics of porcelain tiles.
Suitable for all rooms within the home Wood_Ker will add a unique feature to your next floor tile project. Wood_Ker is available in 4 solid wood colours Brown, Nut, Cream and Grey and each plank measures 1000x140mm.
As shown above in the picture this range is best fixed in a staggered joint formation as you would with natural timber and finished with a narrow colour grout to coordinate with your colour choice.
WeeKend - Fango Struttura
The product selection team at Craven Dunnill are constantly striving to offer the most extensive range and choice of styles and designs the ceramic and porcelain tile industry has to offer, and our latest autumn range is no exception. This week we have seen the launch of our brand new range of 300x100mm brick style ceramic wall tiles called WeeKend.
WeeKend is available in 5 muted colour ways Bianco, Grigio, Nero, Crema, Fango and two contrasting finishes. The standard finish is a delicate surface ripple that adds a light texture and interest to the subtle matt glaze, the Struttura finish by contrast is a striking micro mosaic surface finish that adds an eye-catching dimension to this unique range.
The combination of colour and texture offered by WeeKend makes it the perfect choice for your home, whether it’s your kitchen, bathroom, en-suite or WC this range has the versatility to create the look you desire.