There’s a multitude of elements that go into producing a cohesive new build or renovation project. You have to think of the foundation in relation to the walls, in relation to the roof, in relation to the floors, in relation to … everything. The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the home, with high traffic and moisture as the main challenges. In this blog, we put the spotlight on five trendy tile styles that stand the test of time (and look great while doing it) in this particular room.
What to Look For in a Kitchen Tile
There are many elements to the ideal kitchen tile, from the aesthetics to the function. What you want to do is find a balance between the two. In terms of looks, your new tiles must either enhance or completely transform the style that you already have. When it comes to how they work, the tile that you choose must be able to keep up with the regular use of your home’s kitchen. Some of the things you should pay attention to include:
Different types of tiling materials come with varying costs, cleaning and maintenance demands, durability, and other factors. Consider your budget, cleaning schedule and kitchen foot traffic before you pick a material. Also, weigh the pros against the cons.
Kitchen tiles come in a wide variety of sizes, which have different optical effects. Usually, larger tiles look good in spacious and open kitchen spaces. They make a bold, larger-than-life statement that compliments a luxurious look. However, if you have a tiny kitchen, you may want to stick with small to medium-sized tiles to avoid drawing too much attention to the contrast. Some stone tiles come in free-form shapes, which fit in with a natural interior design style so that you can consider this for your kitchen as well.
Needless to say, colour plays a significant role in how we perceive light in any space. If you have dark kitchen walls, go for a floor with a lighter shade. On the other hand, light walls tend to complement dark floors well. If you’re a little eccentric or enjoy expressing your personality through colour, you can opt for bright coloured tiles or even patterns. Your floors can also be a work of art.
The most important thing is to think about the tiles as part of the bigger picture. They won’t exist in isolation, so make sure that you choose a design that gels well with your entire home. If it means that you try your ideas out on an interior design app first, then go for it. Not only is it fun, but it gives you a preview that either cements or improves your concept of the tiles you want.
Now, for the fun part:
Tile Style #1 − Capture & Project Natural Light in a Room with Scandinavian/Nordic Tiles
If you’re into flooring that reflects natural light well, this is the perfect style for you. Scandinavian tiles get are named after a notoriously cold region of northern Europe, where the summers are short, and the long winters are dark. These types of tiles make the most of what little light enters through the windows.
Scandinavian Floor Tiles
Tile Style #2 − The Shabby Look Highlights All Things Bright & Beautiful
Contrary to popular understanding, the term “shabby” in the tiling world doesn’t necessarily mean low quality or tacky. What it refers to is a neutral style with subtly colourful undertones, such as our Limewash range. These types of tiles are difficult to scratch and easy to clean, so that’s a plus.
Shabby Floor Tiles
Tile Style #3 − Warm it Up With Charming Farmhouse Flooring
A wooden finish is one of the longest standing flooring styles on the market. It warms up a space but also, in the case of our Planet range, provides easy installation and hassle-free maintenance.
Farmhouse Floor Tiles
Tile Style #4 − Use Patterns to Add Dimension With Bohemian Designs
You’re probably imagining a melting pot of hipster patterns … and you’re not entirely wrong. This tile style refers to bold designs, usually made in a single neutral colour or monochrome combination, such as our mostly chevron-design Lusson Range. It’s full of character and great for hiding little foot traffic marks in your kitchen.
Bohemian Floor Tiles
Tile Style #5 − Industrial Flooring Combines Function & Modern Tastes
You’ll be hard-pressed to find tiles that are more durable, current, and easy to clean. Industrial style equals to getting lots done in the kitchen without having to worry about heavy cleanups.
Industrial Floor Tiles
This is only the beginning of what’s possible for your kitchen in the making. With the right flooring suppliers on your side, the options are endless. At Tile Market, we prioritise each client’s unique requirements, providing top quality building blocks for the best floors in Australia. Order from us today.