8 Floor Tile Ideas which are the most fashionable in 2018
In the last few years the rate at which tile fashion changes has truly soared. Nowadays the colour and designs of tiles change and modernize as often as clothes do. Every year the big tile manufacturers seem to release new shapes, cuts, colours and finishes of tiles which makes it even harder for the consumer to keep up with the trends. This is why we have decided to lend a helping hand by putting together in one place the trends and fashions of where tiles seem to be heading this year.
Here is our top 8 most popular floor Tile Ideas for 2018.
1. The multi-coloured heavy marble veined look
Riyadh Jade has definitely been the out and out hit of the year so far. As we know trends have going towards large porcelain tiles for a while and lately towards the extra-large sizes such as 80x80cm and 75x75cm but this classic 60x60cm gloss porcelain tile has really been the star of the show this year. Its classic marble look with a gorgeous blend of browns and greys and its smooth polished surface have really made this tile stay ahead of the pack. A brand new tile on the UK market but one that has come storming in.
2. The grey cloudy marble polished finish look
The second on our most popular floor tiles list has to be the lovely and shiny Nairobi Perla. Inspired by stormy grey clouds on a marble backdrop this tile has been a great choice for many people tiling their bathroom, kitchen and hallway floors and walls. Its smooth gloss finish is great for regular maintenance and its grey and white shading is usually compatible with all sorts of interior decor. Another proof that trends are moving towards polished porcelain tiles for large spaces.
3. The Herringbone look wood effect tile
Wood effect tiles have been in demand for quite a few years now. They are on their way to overtaking laminate and wood flooring, mainly because they are stronger, last longer and have a much larger choice in colour and design. Traditional wood effect tiles have usually been an imitation of real plank style wood flooring but this year some new and original designs have come on the market. One of them being the herringbone shape wood effect tile - Cabrio Marengo has definitely been a rising star in the wood look department. With its warm brown and grey colouring, its unique herringbone design and its 50x100cm extra-large size it has been a top choice for many tile hunters out there.
4. Terracotta colour, quarry look anti-slip tiles
It wasn't so long ago that patios and garden areas were only tiled in concrete slabs. They were heavy, chunky, hard to work with, limited on design variety and weren't especially pleasing to the eye. In the last five years or so frost-proof non-slip porcelain tiles have almost completely replaced these old fashioned large and awkward concrete slabs. The main issues with tiling the floor of your external are is that, it can get slippery and it can freeze. This new style of tiling addresses both of those issues. Our top selling non-slip tile Toledo is frost proof, durable and strong as its porcelain. It has an anti-slip rating of R11 which is almost the highest a tile can have and with its deep terracotta colouring it adds a real touch of class while producing a warm Mediterranean ambiance. Another advantage of this tile is that because it is glazed it prevents moss and general dirt staining and sticking to it, which makes it very easy to clean when compared with concrete floors.
5. Multi-coloured long plank style wood effect tiles
Another popular tile choice for consumers in 2018 has been the multi-coloured long plank style wood effect tiles. Our most popular tile in this field has definitely been Sambu Azul. It very smoothly and seamlessly blends in very contrasting colours such as midnight blue, cream, brown and grey along gorgeous wood-grain lines. Its long and narrow plank shape is great for making your living space look long and spacey and its large size gives you less grout lines which means less cleaning and maintenance. All in all a great choice for a large living room or kitchen which you want to give a modern, spacey and vibrant look to.
- Dominic Henry