5 Bathroom Tile Trends You’ll See Everywhere In 2018
Every year we are spoilt with an endless amount of choices in tile trends for bathrooms. 2018 is the year of gravitating towards peaceful bathroom havens that bring a sense of calmness and tranquillity - favouring soft interiors with indoor plants, accessories and warm décor. Whatever you want to say in your bathroom, our top 5 bathroom tile trends will offer you a myriad of decorative opportunities to stand the test of time in longevity and unparalleled style.
Thin Design Profiles
IImpossibly thin, yet remarkably strong design profiles are turning bathrooms into extraordinary works of art. Truly timeless in design, delicate thin (small) tiles, ultra-slim benchtops and thin bathroom shelving are the perfect trio that is elegantly aesthetic.
We are now seeing a shift away from subway tiles to tiles even smaller, elongated and thinner tiles called “kit-kat” or “finger” tiles. Our architecturally crafted Japanese inspired feature tiles are great for small shower niches to statement feature walls, giving any bathroom design the perfect visual centrepiece of the home. Perfect for adding soft colours into intimate spaces to adding that extra touch of personality with lively blues, emerald greens and terracotta colour tones.
Larger is always better!
Tiles continue to be designed bigger and bigger with sizes up to 160cmx320cm and the thickness ranging from 15mm thickness for heavy traffic areas to ultra-thin surfaces for endless possibilities. There’s no doubt that big is going to be beautiful with large format tiles creating a sense of spaciousness and lends itself beautifully to impactful interiors. The seamless finish of large format tiles achieves minimal grout lines giving added benefits of less grout cleaning and maintenance. Whether you are after a polished, semi polished, matte or glazed look, our large format tiles offer endless design flexibilities to suit your home, lifestyle and personal flair.
Mother Nature inspired
“Life Style” is one of the biggest buzzwords in the home scene. As a result, the home becomes more balanced with our lifestyle and about embracing our surroundings. We are seeing many homes bringing the outdoors in, as we connect with the many wonders of Mother Nature. Finding inspiration with nature leads to incorporating natural materials within the home that are easy on the eye and evoke the feeling of nature. Thanks to the advancement of technology many tile manufacturers are thinking outside the square and replicating the beauty of natural stone into a durable porcelain tile. Driven by the core quality, fashion and desire of the many styles we love; timber, marble, stone bricks, terrazzo and concrete look tiles. Every year, we are seeing timber look tiles looking more realistic than ever, imitating the worn, distressed look of wood that looks almost identical. Many homeowners love the timeless honed and matte finish of natural stone inspired tiles draped onto the walls and floors in the same tile.
The trend in bathrooms today are now shifting away from the rich high-end appearance of polished tiles, to the timeless appeal of matte porcelain tiles including honed marble. This particular product comes out of the fire kiln in its most natural form with no further treatment or processing required. The rough appearance is a popular choice to achieve a traditional and natural look whether it be indoors or outdoors. Matte tiles are a very durable product that makes a perfect floor option indoors and outdoors for its grip-like finish in dry and wet environments. The advantage of mat tiles is they are less likely to smudge and show water marks as easily compared to a polished surface. This is ideal for high traffic bathrooms and its low sheen appearance makes them incredibly easy to clean and maintain. We are also seeing
The understated style and sophisticated appeal of a smooth matte or honed finish allow the shape, texture and pattern of the tile to be the feature of the bathroom, instead of relying on the high-end gloss appearance to create that wow-factor.
Soft Patterns – It’s all in the surface
As many homeowners are looking for delicate, graceful designs, we are seeing a demand of soft pattern surfaces. If you are looking for a tile that creates subtle movement through texture and pattern without being too overpowering, then you are about to fall head of the heels! The soft delicate veining inspired by a blend of different stones transforming many spaces of the homes today. Evoking depth and beauty of stone conveys an authentic appeal that is functional and hard-wearing.