Friday, 30 June 2017
Why not pick a patterned tile?
With so many options now readily available and affordable there are more possibilities than ever, so what look should you go for.
People worry that patterns are on trend now but that this will not last. We don’t think you need to worry too much about this. The first proper production of patterned tiles was known as encaustic or inlaid tiles. These went into production in the 12th Century and by the 13th Century were highly sought after. To this day encaustic tiles remain an extremely desirable choice of flooring. The Victorians loved a bit of style and grandeur in their entrances usually created with dramatic tiling.
While encaustics can be expensive, fortunately with advances in technology and photographic printing we now have many different types of patterns available in a whole range of prices. These vary from digitally printed, computer-generated imagery to individually screen printed or even hand painted, patterned tiles. For wet areas you can even get beautiful patterns in a rated non slip finish, so you can bring a bit of excitement to non slip bathrooms, kitchens, pathways and outdoor steps. Alternatively, when it comes to Victorian floors you can create your own pattern from a mix of different sized, shaped and coloured pieces, you can even add a few screen printed, patterned pieces if you want something a bit more decorative.
As for style you can go for anything from modern to rustic, coloured to monochrome or even in contemporary shades of grey. Terrazzo style, concrete look, geometric or random mix patterns. There really are so many options available.
Choose a pattern that reflects your personality, your style, one that you love. If bold patterns aren’t your thing there are so many other options available. If you want a subtle hint there are lots of designs in muted colours with more delicate decoration. If making a statement is more your style, why not go for bold bright dramatic patterns. There is a pattern to suit everyone’s style, but don’t forget to choose something that also compliments the style and era of your house.