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.
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.