Between the glorious weather, various sporting events on the TV and the lure of BBQ’s & pub gardens, we’re pretty sure you’re not thinking about new tiles right now. But this could be the perfect time to think about giving your kitchen or bathroom a makeover. Just think – you could return from holiday to a bright new bathroom, or make the most of the sunshine and cook alfresco while your new kitchen tiles are being installed. Either way, we are excited to tell you about this month’s Featured Tiles. Last month we had two very similar ranges on offer but the same definitely could not be said for Calacatta and Priory – read on to find out why.
These tiles are designed to look like (you guessed it) Calacatta marble – a white coloured natural stone with beautiful grey veining patterned throughout the material. Marble can be very expensive to buy and install, so we think the Calacatta range is perfect for those looking to create a luxurious look in their bathroom or kitchen for less. The square 592x592mm porcelain floor tiles are available in a polished or soft-touch silk finish. The co-ordinating 700x350mm ceramic wall tiles come in either a matt or a gloss finish, depending on which look you want to go for.
Encaustic tiles have been popular for hundreds of years and traditionally involve using different coloured clays to create designs instead of painting the pattern on the surface of the tile. Traditional encaustic tiles are still available but ceramic or cement tiles with a printed pattern tend to be more popular as they can be mass produced and are therefore more affordable. The Priory range emulates the look of these tiles but are actually made from hardwearing porcelain, so they can be used on both walls and floors – even in high traffic areas like hallways and kitchens. Pair the plain White or Grey tiles with any of the three patterned decor tiles for a vintage look.
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