2015 was a great year for tiles, with some fantastic trends including wood effect tiles and patterned floor tiles. This year we’re seeing these trends expand and develop, alongside new ideas, which we’re very excited about. Here’s our round-up of our favourite tile trends of 2016.
Wood effect tiles were one of the biggest tile trends in 2015, and although we think they’re going to stick around this year, there’s a new trend that might just take over. The authentic look of our brick effect tiles makes it easy to create a cool brick wall look in your own home. Use a wider 10mm grout joint to mimic the bricks & mortar look.
This is not a new trend as grey has definitely been one of the top colours over the last year or so, but it is shifting to a more urban, cement look for 2016.
Chevron patterns have been almost unavoidable over the last year, covering everything from fashion to stationery. It’s an easy pattern to recreate by laying metro tiles in a herringbone pattern.
Linear patterns are back in a big way this year, whether you use the tiles to create these patterns or choose those that already feature them is up to you. Our favourites are the not-so-straight Coast Wave Decor tiles, and the subtley textured Napoli Decor tiles.
Speaking of textures, this year they will be less harsh – think sublte designs and shapes. We love the Napoli tiles mentioned above, and also the sweeping 3D texture of the Sahara range.
Large format tiles have been popular over the last few years, but this year tiles will be getting supersized. Large sheets of porcelain will be used to create seamless walls – watch this space!
Porcelain tiles are becoming a popular choice for outdoor projects such as patios, pathways, balconies and terraces. Valverdi Indoor-Out porcelain tiles offer the choice to use co-ordinating porcelain tiles inside and outside the home – creating a seamless link between the two.0
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