Prismatik from Fuoriformato (1000x3000mm)

Texture Happy

Textured tiles of all kinds are cropping up everywhere, expanding on the movement trend from 2018. Whether they are sculpted, moulded, embossed or etched, tactile tiles are going from strength to strength. Some texturised patterns that appeal to both the hand and the eye don’t necessarily make a statement of the relief. Instead they work to complement design creating a complete look with fine, tangible … Continue reading Texture Happy

Creations Big and Small

Stretching from floor to ceiling, large format tiles are here in a big way. Rather than selecting separate materials and colours for wall, countertops, cabinets and backsplashes, it’s now trendy to simply extend the floor upwards. This has a grand impact on interior spaces, especially open plan living areas, creating a clean, smooth expanse. Onice showcases this theme throughout their catalogue for Cevisama. Their large … Continue reading Creations Big and Small

Scale Garden from Realonda (307x307mm)

Shaping up Nicely

The prevailing mood is; hexagons are out. Although they were big last year, it is thought that 2019 is the time for them to make way for more creative, organic shapes. These range from the elaborate Arabesque to the simple triangle. It has also been thought this will be a big year for fish scale. Naturally, companies have a lot to offer in terms of … Continue reading Shaping up Nicely

Cementine Blanco, Cementine Ocre and Brush Ocre Deco from Mainzu Ceramica (200x200mm)

Colouration, Colouration, Colouration!

Increasingly cropping up in interior style last year, this 2019 trend isn’t shying away. Bold, lively use of colour is here to party. Both interior design and the fashion world have warmly welcomed colour back into the fold, with the former shirking classic neutrals in favour of something a little more fun, and the latter recalling the colour-blocking style from 2011. Interior designers are especially … Continue reading Colouration, Colouration, Colouration!

Tremendous Trends 2019

After trawling through list after list of proposed tile and interior trends of 2019, it seems there are a few things everyone is ready to see a lot of (predominantly those growing on the success of last years trends), and a couple of others from left-field that stand alone. There are also a some things trend-spotters really can’t agree on. For the benefit of Tile … Continue reading Tremendous Trends 2019

The Rug

With the modern desire for the unique, and an increased interest in pattern and visual intrigue, the mosaic rug ticks all the boxes for a modern home, despite its roots in antiquity.  Combined with almost any material, or standard floor tiles, these rugs create bespoke spaces without overwhelming the senses with pattern and colour, or underwhelming them with sterile, naked surfaces. With tiles now used … Continue reading The Rug

Head-bending Headquarters

A fantastic display of depth and light play is present at the GranitiFiandre headquarters in Castellarano.  Designed by Archea Associati, the main entrance is split in two using Fiandre’s strong, lightweight, large format, porcelain stoneware Marmi Maximum tiles in both Pietra Grey and Premium White. This split is imitated in the ceiling, with a large central piece that spills light from both sides giving it … Continue reading Head-bending Headquarters