Trends in the flooring world tend to move slower than those of home furnishings or paint colours, but this year there are two styles that really stand out. Whether you prefer to go for timeless elegance or your home is so #ontrend it has its own Instagram account, these are the styles to pay attention to. We’ve previously discussed Herringbone flooring and this week we’re focussing on large format tiles.
Subway tiles have been in fashion for a few years now, popular for kitchens and bathrooms both in domestic and commercial settings. However, styles have been swinging towards larger tiles and slab sized porcelain sheets. Bigger-than-average tiles look sleek and modern, and the reduced grout lines make them easier to keep looking clean and chic. This trend for porcelain tiles has translated in to other types of flooring, including vinyl – where of course grouting isn’t an issue, but the principle of the look remains the same.
Trick of the Eye
When deciding what size tile would suit the room it’s to be laid in, many people make the mistake of thinking that small tile = small room and large tile = large room. In fact, larger tiles can make a small room look bigger. Reducing the ‘visual clutter’ of makes a room appear larger, so a floor with minimal grout lines and edges will is a better choice for a small room than the alternative. Conversely, if you have an expansive space that you’d like to feel more intimate, choosing a busy pattern or contrasting grout lines will make the space feel smaller.
We stock a huge range of flooring types, including luxury vinyl that imitates stone, wood plank and ceramic tiles. Visit our showroom to find a style that’s perfect for your home or business.