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.

Emerging Trends

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.

Whatever your style, you are sure to find a ceramic floor tile to match. Take a look at our image gallery for inspiration or contact us to find the perfect ceramic floor tiles for your home.