2015’s Tile of Choice: The Beauty of Ceramic

With the New Year, comes new design trends, and 2015 is the year of ceramic.

It’s been a popular choice for home flooring for many years, due to its resistance to moisture, stain-proof aesthetic and its lack of absorbency to odour and bacteria.

It’s a great choice for bathrooms that are heavily used, offering a wide range of colours, designs and tile choices to suit just about any home decor. If luxurious, sleek and contemporary is your thing – ceramic is the tile for you!

From mini-mosaic to large scale, ceramic tiles are available in an array of sizes, and will provide a complementary decorative detailing to any interior.

So, as we predict ceramic to be the tile of the year – we thought it best to share a little insider’s knowledge on this very special material, and how to select the perfect tile to enhance your home!

The purpose

When selecting tiles, consider the use of the room that is being tiled. For example, when tiling a bathroom – moisture-prone baths and shower features require tiles that are impervious to water and safe to stand on in bare feet.

Shiny, glazed tiles add sophistication to walls and counterparts, but when wet, can be very slippery. Tiles with a matte or textured finish provide a safer tread for wet feet, and are a much better choice for a bathroom used by children or elderly individuals.

The Aesthetic

Ceramic tiles are a classic option for most bathrooms, however have recently boomed in popularity for use in other rooms in the home. Ceramic tile ranges offer a variety of choice for interior design, and are available in a number of patterns, detail and styles.

For a little visual interest, why not mix and match colours and tile sizes to incorporate a modern yet simplistic style to your space? Installation patterns are also a fantastic choice that ceramic tiles offer, allowing you to accentuate decorative elements by incorporating trim pieces, inlays and borders within your design.

However, if cohesive and minimalist is more your style – repeat same style tiles on walls and countertops to really enhance a sleek, minimal and stylised aesthetic within a design theme.

Here at Tile Mart, we are proud to be one of the leading experts of tile design, and offer a stylish and affordable range of quality tile options to enhance your home, from ceramic wall tiles to porcelain floor tiles. Whether minimalist, contemporary, traditional or artistic – we are sure to have the perfect tile to enhance your decor! So, for more information, or to speak to one of our friendly and professional team – please do not hesitate to contact us on 01772 258 998 or visit us at one of our showrooms today!

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