Deciding on a kitchen style can be stressful, not only are there decisions to be made on cabinetry, colour schemes and fixtures and fittings, but consideration also needs to be given to practicality. Tiles are a natural choice for any kitchen, whether it’s contemporary or classic in style. For kitchens, large-format tiles are arguably the best choice. Larger surface areas and fewer grout lines make for easier cleaning, meaning they’re hygienic whilst remaining chic and stylish.
Featured above are Nord Ris - a cement effect tile in cool, soft tones of grey - and Kaamos, an elegant and refined stone look. Both options are perfect for floors, team them with natural colours and textures like wood, marble and exposed brick for a cool and contemporary look that also has a warm and welcoming feel.
Bathrooms also benefit from the properties of large-format tiles, especially in smaller areas where they can make a room look much bigger than it really is, helping to create a sense of scale that doesn't naturally exist. But more obviously, their grand scale can really make a bathroom look amazing!
For a totally on-trend spa-style bathroom take a look at Mediterraneo. It's extra-large format (900 x 900mm) and has a light yet bold texture with a rustic feel available in three gorgeous shades. Use on walls and floors for a seamless look.
For a really opulent feel check out Bianco Oro, a marble effect tile with beautiful gold veining. This highly polished glazed porcelain tile is available in two large format sizes (900x900mm and 1200x600mm) and perfect for those looking to create a luxurious feel. We’ve teamed it with Boreal Natural, a wood effect tile with widely varying faces, to add warmth and depth.
If neither of those tick your boxes, try the soft travertine effects of Mescla. It's neutral tones and subtle texture effects will work in many bathroom settings. There’s also St Martin with subtle veining and sophisticated grey shades to fashion a high-end smooth finish.
If you’re looking to update your hallway, it’s really worth considering tiles; you only need to search for hallway ideas on Pinterest to see why so many people are installing tiles into their hallways. Not only do they look fantastic but they are also ideal for enduring the heavy traffic of everyday life.
Below we’ve styled our Pietra Lombarda terrazzo style tiles with minimalist furniture and accessories for a sleek yet Scandi vibe. These tiles work well in open plan living, with beautiful detailing that replicates the 'Ceppo de Gré' style of natural stone which features large flecks and rich detailing.
Large format tiles are also ideal for utility rooms and can be used on walls and floors to create stylish yet practical spaces. Peggy Grigio featured below has a buffed concrete texture and works well when teamed with neutral tones.
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