Which Tile is Right for You?
Tiles are a great way to add variety and personalised touch to your new kitchen design. With so many options trending around tiles in kitchens right now, it can be hard to choose which tile is right for you. With so much choice, where do you start? Read on to find new kitchen tile inspiration.
Looking for a contemporary kitchen design? Here’s your answer. You might have seen subway tiles in modern cafes and workspaces. This is because they’re a fun way to play with contrasting textures, sizes of tiles and colour design. The great thing about subway tiles is the sheer amount of options you have in placing them on a surface ie: horizontally, vertically, diagonally, cross-hatched or a combination of all the above. A classic subway tile combination is perfect for a neutral yet contemporary kitchen. Add a featured black and white splashback in your kitchen to complement cream walls and minimalistic kitchen design features.
Looking to customise your own tiles? Mosaic tiles are one of the most versatile ways to add character to your kitchen design. They’re a perfect tile alternative for almost everywhere in the kitchen; splashbacks, floors, feature walls and benchtops. Mosaic tiles are also completely customisable. Choose a texture from, glass, ceramic, porcelain, wood, and stone. Then choose your shape and size from hexagon, diamond, arabesque, and fan-shaped.
Natural stone and concrete tiles
After an effortlessly chic kitchen design? Natural stone and concrete variables are the latest trends in contemporary kitchens. With this option, you can choose between an industrial grey stone wall or a tonal, natural concrete. Both of which are timeless and act as a canvas for your colourful accessories in and around the space. Stone and concrete tiles come in glossy, matte and weathered finishes.
Looking for a touch of luxury and then some? Go for marble. Marble will make the kitchen appear larger. It’s also timeless and easy to clean. Marble floor tiles are one of the most-used tiles for kitchen floors for a number of reasons… their durability, hard-wearing nature, shatter-resistance, light-reflecting qualities, and insulating properties.
Glass tiles are the number one kitchen tile design for anyone who wants an easy cleanup and is sustainably-minded. Perfect for splashbacks, countertops and feature walls, glass tiles will add elegance to any kitchen space. The tiles are resistant to mould, mildew, and stains. Going for this option allows you to choose recycled glass which is made from reclaimed glass refuse. Producing a glass tile also takes almost half the energy required to produce a ceramic tile.
Limestone tiles are for anyone who wants to create a timeless aesthetic that is cost-effective. Limestone has a high resale value as buyers often can’t look past its durability and beautiful aging properties. Limestone’s neutral, earth tones match perfectly with any decor or accompanying kitchen design. For more kitchen design inspiration, take a look at our blog on splashbacks trending in kitchens around Australia.
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