Ceramic Floor Tiles: 2018 Trend Alert
Fresh flooring for the modern home
Ceramic floor tiles are shaping up to be one of the hottest home trends of 2018.
The once humble ceramic floor tile is now available in a vast array of finishes to suit any style, from industrial chic and vintage boho, to contemporary minimalism. This exciting new generation of tiles recreates the look of other materials such as concrete or timber, with the long-lasting durability of ceramic. And fresh new tile designs are continuing to emerge as materials are combined in ground-breaking ways.
“Traditional stone and wood-look tiles have reached new aesthetic heights, and advances in performance properties affirmed that Italian ceramic tiles are some of the highest quality building materials in the world,” says Kristin Coleman of Ceramic Tiles of Italy.
Concrete-Look Floor Tiles
Style fanatics are loving the raw, industrial look of exposed concrete. Providing an element of contemporary minimalism, concrete-look tiles can be used anywhere in the home and are becoming a popular choice for bathrooms. Using concrete-look ceramic floor tiles in a bathroom setting creates unison and uninterrupted flow between the base of the shower and the rest of the floor.
You can recreate this look with concrete-look ceramic tiles, coupled with frameless glass, brass or chrome fixtures, and luxury towels for the ultimate in contemporary bathroom styling. Concrete tiles also look great applied to walls, either as a feature piece or a dramatic full-length wall to really make a statement.
Bleached Timber-Look Tiles
The rustic vintage look of white-washed timber is on everyone’s wish list. The boho appearance of aged timber paired with fresh white paint and pops of pastel are one of the must-have style trends of 2018. You can recreate the look of vintage timber floorboards, minus the hassle of cleaning and maintaining wood, by using a blanched or bleached timber-look tile instead. A favourite for families and foodies alike, timber-look ceramic floor tiles make a stunning addition to the bedroom, bathroom, kitchen or outdoor entertaining area.
Distressed & Metallic Ceramic Floor Tiles
Leave boring behind and embrace exciting new colours and textures like distressed and metallic ceramic floor tiles. You can give your home that industrial warehouse feel with metallic-look ceramic floor tiles, available in a wide range of finishes from pressed tin to distressed metal.
Creating the visual effect of worn-paint surfaces and reclaimed materials, distressed and metallic ceramic floor tiles can be used to complement a rustic eco-style interior, or paired with ultra-modern furniture and appliances for a contemporary style combination.
Whether you’re building a new home, renovating, or thinking about a style change, ceramic floor tiles provide a versatile and affordable way to revamp the look of your home, without the time and expense of a complete home makeover.
A Guide to Choosing Mosaic Tiles
Transform your home with mosaic
Mosaic tiles have the power to transform your plain kitchen or bathroom into an artistic masterpiece. Timeless and elegant, mosaic designs can be incorporated anywhere inside or outside your home, to add colour and texture in a functional way. The most exciting feature about mosaic tiles is their versatility, suitable for any style of home and décor, from classic Victorian or a country homestead to an ultra-modern apartment. Whether you’re preparing to install a new kitchen splashback, or creating a decorative outdoor feature, mosaic tiles could be the perfect choice for you.
Mosaic tiles offer a bright and luminous finish that can be used to create a sense of added spaciousness in your kitchen or bathroom. You can use mosaic tiling to brighten a dark space, add drama with a large mosaic wall, or tile just one surface for a feature piece.
When selecting your mosaic tiles, think about the combinations of contrasting colours you would like to use. You might like to combine tiles in several shades of one dominant colour, such as grey, blue, or green, or if you’re feeling bold, pick a rainbow of colours for an eye-catching statement piece.
The possibilities are limited only by your imagination, with mosaic tiles available in a wide range of colours, sizes and textures, you can choose any assortment to suit your style.
Flexibility in Mosaic Design
Don’t be afraid to break the rules when using mosaic tiles. You can integrate mosaic designs anywhere in your home, and patterns can be bold and beautiful, or more neutral and restrained. For example, a kitchen splashback is a great opportunity to be brave with colour, texture and size, but in the bathroom you might prefer to use mosaic tiles in natural tones, on a smaller wall surface, or as a single feature piece.
Mosaic designs can also be used as flooring, or integrated into outdoor paving as a decorative feature. Ceramic, stone or timber-look tiles in various shades can be combined to create a mosaic border around a fireplace, or you might like to use a tiled mosaic pattern in outdoor structures such as a water feature wall.
Before making your tile selection, think of the different ways you can incorporate mosaic design into your home renovations. Don’t be afraid to embrace mosaic in several areas of the home.
Easy Maintenance & Durability
Ceramic mosaic tiles are stain resistant and easy to clean, needing just an easy wipe over with a wet cloth. This is especially important for people concerned about dust mites and allergies, and busy, time-poor families who need simple functionality. Not only beautiful, mosaic tiles are highly durable and can handle most cleaning agents too. This makes ceramic mosaic tiles a great option for creating a low-maintenance, hypoallergenic home that is not only liveable, but looks great too. When choosing tiles for your home, think about your lifestyle, the people, and possibly pets, who will be using the space, and how it will be used. That should give you a good indication of the style of tiles you need.
By asking yourself these few questions, you will have greater confidence in making your mosaic tile selection. If you’re ready to view the mosaic tile range at InStyle Ceramics, or you need help deciding on the right tiles for you, contact us today.
Trending: Printed Tiles
Whether you are building or renovating, tiling provides an easy way to create a style statement in your home that is uniquely you. Printed tiles are back in a big way, using digital printing technology to create tiles that double as a contemporary ceramic art piece.
InStyle Ceramics’ new digitally printed tiles don’t have to be confined to the bathroom. These masterfully decorated tiles can brighten any space with your own personal style and are sure to make a lasting impression.
Whether you’re in the market for classic shapes or mosaics, or you want something more daring like floor to ceiling graphic tiles, printed tiles allow you to create beautifully crafted spaces for your home that really make a statement.
To help get you inspired, we’ve compiled just some of the benefits and features of the range of decorative and printed tiles available now from InStyle Ceramics.
Mosaic and Decorative Printed Tiles
Mosaic tiles and decorative printed tiles are perfect for floor to ceiling tiled feature walls, flooring, and any space in the home where you wish to add your own signature style.
You can recreate that classic look in any space with mosaic tiles, offering orderly patterns and style for walls and floors alike. Decorative printed tiles are a popular option for the bathroom, as trends pull away from the all-white look and embrace colour and texture to create more opulent luxury.
The options with printed tiles are limited only by your imagination. After all, it’s all in the detail.
Why choose between function and fashion when you can have both? Graphic tiles can transform any wall into a phenomenal artwork that will remain the talking point of your home for years to come. Graphic tiles are easy to clean and resist water damage, making them a durable art form for any space. Instead of covering up your walls with artworks, graphic tiles allow you to build your walls from art.
If solid colours or basic shapes just won’t cut it, graphic tiles could be the solution you’ve been looking for.
Distressed Timber and Metallic Tiles
You can bring the outside in with the vintage look of distressed timber tiles or the rustic industrial style of metallic tiling.
Distressed timber tiles can provide your home with the look of timber flooring you always dreamed of, without the scuff marks, dents and maintenance that come with traditional timber floorboards.
Combining timber and metallic tiles creates a striking visual statement perfect for bathrooms, kitchens, home bars and entertaining areas.
Whatever your personal style, a uniquely bold option lies within the range of tiles available from InStyle Ceramics. With everything from timber-look tiles and metallics to modern graphic prints and mosaics, you don’t have to settle for anything less than the perfect image for your space.
For more information on our range of printed tiles, you can contact us online or visit our Tile Showroom at 105 Norma Road, Myaree, WA.
Refresh Your Ensuite with European Bathroom Tiles
Is it time to refresh your ensuite with luxurious bathroom tiles?
The ensuite is often the adult retreat in the family home – a little oasis where you can enjoy a peaceful moment of quiet bliss all to yourself. So you want your ensuite to have that look and feel of luxury, and European bathroom tiles from Perth’s InStyle Ceramics can offer that level of opulence. Whether you’re building a new home in Perth or across WA, renovating or simply updating your colour scheme, we have the latest tips and trends to help you choose the perfect bathroom tiles for your ensuite.
Matte or Gloss
Throughout 2017 we have seen the rising popularity of matte finish tiles. Glossy tiles provide an elegant, clean finish and can create a perception of more space, especially in small bathrooms. Matte bathroom tiles create the earthy feel and understated sophistication that is currently on trend for home styling and homewares. You may even like to consider timber tiles for that extra earthy appearance.
Floor to Ceiling
Make your walls a showpiece by replicating the European trend of floor to ceiling tiles. Even if you change nothing else, adding new tiles to your ensuite will make a bold styling statement. You can use bathroom tiles to create a feature wall, even a colourful mosaic or stick to a classic monochromatic colour scheme for a more clean, contemporary and subtle style.
Tiles don’t have to run in straight lines, they don’t even have to be square or rectangular. You could create a bold statement piece in your ensuite by laying tiles in a variety of geometric patterns and shapes. This brings another dimension of texture and interest to your walls, adding to the personality and unique character of your ensuite and ultimately, your home.
Our lives today are so busy and so rushed, we all deserve to treat ourselves to that little moment of relaxation and luxury. With the help of InStyle Ceramics bathroom tiles, you can do that in European elegance and style, right here in your Perth home.
To start enjoying a little of that European holiday luxury every day, contact InStyle Ceramics or visit our showroom in Myaree.