With the new year well underway, the team here at ROCCIA thought that now would be the perfect time to take a closer look at some of the top tile trends that we expect to see this year.
From large format tiles continuing to dominate the tile interior design market to bold and bright designs making a comeback, we will give you some of our opinions on what we expect to see from the tiling market in 2020.
Large Format Is Still King
Large format tiles have been in demand for a number of years now, with their robust properties and stunning aesthetics appealing to a large number of homeowners and interior designers. Their surge in popularity doesn’t look set to slow down any time soon either, with 2020 set to see the trend of people purchasing large format tiles continue.
Coming in a range of shapes, sizes, patterns and colours, large format tiles have a number of benefits that homeowners can’t get enough of. One of the major benefits of installing this particular type of tile within your home is that you won’t have anywhere near as many grout lines when compared to a normal tile. This makes your room appear significantly larger than it actually is, as the larger tiles create a more seamless aesthetic to your room.
Combining large format floor tiles with and large format wall tiles is a match made in heaven and have the capability of making any room you choose to install them within have a truly grand appearance.
Image: iTravertino Large Format Tiles
Metro Tiles Continue Their Popularity Surge
Metro tiles, often referred to as subway tiles, have been around for almost a century now – and they are still as popular as ever. The fact that this tile design has stood the test of time, shows just how sought after they are. Mainly utilised in the subway systems across America in the early to mid-1900s, metro tiles have a long history of being able to withstand huge amounts of environmental pressures.
Coming in a whole host of vibrant colours, subway tiles are best utilised as a splashback in kitchens and are often used as feature walls within the home. We would definitely suggest considering metro tiles if you are looking to inject some personality and vibrancy into your kitchen this year!
Subway wall tiles are set to be a huge hit in the kitchen this year, as they have been in years gone by. Their robust properties, paired with striking aesthetics, have allowed this particular style of tile to continually be one of the best-sellers across the tiling industry. Perfect for the busiest of home environments, metro tiles should definitely be on your list if you are considering a kitchen renovation this year. Be sure to visit our kitchen showroom in Preston if you would like any further guidance from our experienced team on how you can best utilise the space in your kitchen in 2020!
Image: Metro Subway Wall Tiles
Wood Effect Tiles On The Rise
As many homeowners are looking for a more minimalist look for their home, we can almost guarantee that wood effect tiles will become extremely popular throughout the coming year.
Giving your home all of the aesthetic benefits that wood flooring brings, without the hassle of a rigid maintenance schedule, wood effect floor tiles have all of the properties you’re looking for from a robust and durable flooring. Boasting a fantastically durable exterior, wood effect floor tiles are more than capable of withstanding large amounts of footfall, for even the busiest areas of your home.
Wood effect tiles are also considerably more cost-effective than their genuine counterparts, so you can stand to save a pretty penny when you choose to invest in them. Those savings can go into completing the rest of your renovation project to a very high standard!
Image: Kauri Floor Tiles
Don’t Play It Safe
Whilst many interior design trends for this year are very understated and ‘safe’ there are some circles that believe that, in some cases, interior design experts will opt for more colourful patterns to complement more neutral interior designs.
There are many tile designs that are currently entering the market that are increasingly bold. This offers homeowners the perfect opportunity to utilise contrasting colours more regularly with striking aesthetics in mind.
Perfect to be used in rooms that don’t get as much light as other areas of your home, colourful and vibrant tiles can give any room a much-needed lift. If you are looking to make a real statement in your home in 2020, be sure to keep an eye out for tasteful tiles that utilise a variety of colours and patterns.
Image: Mont Blanco Wall Tiles
If you would like to speak to one of our tile experts in person, then be sure to come and visit us in-store. Whether you are looking for advice on your next project or would like to browse an extensive range of tiles, our tile showroom in Preston or tile showroom in Bolton are sure to have exactly what you are looking for.
Alternatively, if you can’t make it in-store, why not contact us by calling on 01772 382716 or getting in touch via our simple online enquiry form? A member of our experienced team will be more than happy to assist you further!