When starting a project I personally love to start with flooring. I begin with getting inspiration from the building itself, wether it’s modern/classic/ contemporary and move from there.
Most of the time we go for tiles in areas such as kitchens and bathrooms as they are the most practical and more hardwearing when it comes to water and steam than some other materials are such as parquet or any other type of natural flooring.
You could also go for wood effect looking tiles if you prefer practicality but still like the warmth and effect of the wood grains.
A huge trend this year is distressed wood tiles. I LOVE this look and I think it can go in any design setting be it shabby chic, modern or minimalistic.
Another trend I am loving is Terrazzo tiles. I know it’s not for everyone but they are so interesting and different that you can literally have the barest bathroom in the house, add some terrazzo and transform that room into something spectacular.
I love it as a feature wall too –
3. Large format tiles
Ever heard the saying “The bigger the better” ?
In this case, it definitely is.
This particular tile works best in large spaces for obvious reasons.
When introducing large format tiles, you’re essentially making the room aesthetic bigger and are leaving a more seamless effect with minimal room for grouting.
Tile manufacturers originated the art of disguise in the flooring market so it s no surprise that their current natural wood looks are just about the hottest thing on the flooring market. In fact, manufacturers are now able to mimic all the hottest wood flooring trends with textured looks and everything.