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  1. Transforming your space with tiles

    Transforming your space with tiles Tiles have been a staple in interiors for decades for good reason, their practical properties and vast beautiful design options mean they are the perfect choice for wall and floor coverings throughout the home. However, while many naturally select tiles for their kitchen and bathroom spaces, many overlook the fact they are ideal for hallways, living areas and outdoor spaces.   Why tiles? Naturally, we’re big fans of tiles here at Original Style, but there really is a tile for every area of the home. With recent trends seeing homeowners wanting to create seamless, open plan spaces using long-lasting, practical materials, tiles are the answer to many interior design needs. They are brilliant for creating synergy throughout the home and can be used as a basis to build upon to create many styles and trends, they also provide more durability than perhaps carpet, wood, laminate or lino. While we offer a vast range of tile collections, we understand that sometimes our customers can feel a little unsure where to begin. So we thought we'd take the time to go through a number of style ideas and explain which of our tiles can be used to help create your perfect interior space.   Scandi-Style tile ideas  Scandinavian interior design has dominated home trends for the last few years and it certainly seems the trend is here to stay. This style usually starts with natural textures and neutral tones, like woods teamed with cream, beige and white shades to build a soft yet warm space. For floors, our wood-effect tiles are perfect for this; choose from muted shades of grey, cool-toned browns as well as warmer shades. If wood-effect tiles aren’t your style, take a look at our entire ‘Tileworks’ collection, there are a number of stone and concrete effect tiles in neutral tones, which can be used on both walls and floors to embrace this trend.   Statement style tile ideas Patterned tiles are also hugely popular, from feature floors to stylish splashbacks, patterned tiles are perfect for those looking to add a little extra detail and interest to a scheme. There are plenty of ways to incorporate a statement style with tiles into your space, from fabulous - yet functional - kitchen, bathroom and hallway floors to gorgeous eye-catching walls. Our ‘Odyssey’ collection is home to a series of patterned tiles and borders, inspired by places and cultural design from around the globe and throughout the ages. Think Moroccan bazaars or Turkish pottery, these tiles will transform the walls and floors in your home. For statement walls, our ‘Living’ collection features a selection of large-format, patterned tiles that are distinctively different. These include unique designs such as the French-inspired Maison, iridescent Art Deco style Radiance, and, the uber-cool Nano with urban ditsy prints. These tiles are suitable for many areas in the home - we especially love them for feature walls and, they all come with a coordinating plain tile so you can go as bold or as subtle as you like.   Contemporary style tile ideas Contemporary styles work in kitchens, bathrooms, and generally any room in the home! A modern design style can be created with tiles in many ways, in a variety of formats, textures, finishes, and colours. We’ve got plenty of options for contemporary style-tiles, from stone and wood-effect to large-format glass and metallic finishes. Large-format tiles are wonderfully versatile for a variety of settings and fewer grout lines make for a more chic, seamless finish and can help a space to appear bigger than it is.   Farmhouse style tile ideas The farmhouse, country-style trend is timeless and can be easily created with tiles. Muted hues and natural textures provide the perfect basis to build a rustic interior scheme. Natural stone tiles are great for this; choose from limestone, slate and even real marble, all of which provide an authenticity that will reward you for years to come.     Read more...
  2. The versatility of Tileworks – our collection of large format contemporary tiles

    The versatility of Tileworks – our collection of large format contemporary tiles Large-format tiles have grown in popularity over the last decade and the trend shows no sign of slowing down either. Our range of large format contemporary tiles is named the Tileworks collection and it is home to a wide selection of concrete, stone, and metal effect tiles in an abundance of neutral tones and finishes. It’s these natural hues and effects that make our Tileworks collection so versatile, along with their large format attributes helping to create seamless style, due to less frequent grout gaps. With so many options, we thought it would be helpful to showcase how this collection can be used throughout all the areas of the home.   Lounge With more and more of us opting for open plan living, lounges with tiles are becoming more popular, due to their functionality and sleek look. You might think that tiles feel cold underfoot but with underfloor heating and an array of textures and finishes available, you needn’t worry. You can also add warmth with soft furnishings and deep rich colours. Pictured below are Portland Stone floor tiles with Midnight Blue large format wall tiles, both from the Tileworks collection.   Hallway Tiles are a brilliant choice for hallway floors, their durability means they can cope with the footfall of everyday life whilst still looking stylish and beautiful. Opting for large format tiles means you can also seamlessly blend into rooms like the kitchen or lounge for an uninterrupted, modern finish. For hallways we love the terrazzo style of our Pietra Lombarda tiles, they are perfect for creating a serene yet functional space.   Kitchen and Utility Kitchens need to be practical spaces and so tiles are a natural choice for walls and floors. Not only are tiles easy to clean and maintain, but they can also help you to create a number of styles. Large-format tiles are great for achieving modern looks, especially when teamed with handle-less cabinetry and chrome fixtures and fittings. They are also great for adding character, take our Marble Carrara tiles, styled here with wood-effect floor tiles to create a scandi-style kitchen. There are plenty of options for utility rooms too, we love the simplicity of our Peggy Grigio tiles, teamed with simple white cabinets for a soft and fresh look.   Bathroom You can transform your bathroom into a calming oasis by choosing the right tiles and Large-format tiles are perfect for this. Opting for a larger sized tile will give you fewer grout gaps and help to create a continuous, smooth finish. To create a relaxing, spa-style bathroom try our Amelia tiles, their detailed veining creates an element of texture to help add depth and warmth to a space.   Outdoors The Tileworks range is so versatile, there are even tile options that can be installed outside. Our Kaamos tiles have an elegant and refined stone look with versatile and practical properties. Use Kaamos both inside and out, with both 10mm and 20mm options; it’s extremely hard wearing and can even be laid onto to sand, pebbles and directly onto grass. The full colour-bodied construction disguises any wear and tear that may occur on tiles used outside.   So, whichever room in your home you’re working on, there’s something in the Tileworks collection that’s perfect for your project.  Read more...
  3. Tile of the Year 2019, Midnight Blue!

    Tile of the Year 2019, Midnight Blue! Following on from last year’s successful Tile of the Year campaign with ‘Heath’ from The Winchester Tile Company, Original Style is excited to announce the dramatic Midnight Blue as 2019's must-have tile.   Why Midnight Blue? Reflecting movements in interior design trends, Midnight Blue encourages the embrace of darkness. Its deep, rich colour tones provide a sense of indulgence and when paired with warm earthy tones, feelings of serenity and calm create a sophisticated sanctuary. In addition to its stunning colour variations, this tile stands out due to its larger than life format. Measuring at 1200 x 600mm the metallic-inspired wall tile will add dramatic dimension to any space, providing impact and wow factor. The ethereal textures of Midnight Blue are simply encapsulating. With desires to become more connected with spaces that surround us, the strong deep hues of Midnight Blue allow you to become fully immersed in tranquillity and luxury – and, who doesn’t want that? Styling Midnight Blue Wonderfully versatile, the size and drama of Midnight Blue offers the opportunity to introduce feature pieces in non-traditional tile settings. When teamed with rustic brick, such as Original Style’s Antico Casale Fumo, warm lighting, and an eclectic mix of contemporary and nomadic inspired decor; the combination creates an earthy, industrial living space. For those who would love to incorporate Midnight Blue into their bathroom setting, pair with gorgeous brass taps, natural greenery or an on-trend Crittall-style screen for a style which radiates luxury Read more...
  4. Large format, textures, and contemporary finishes; Tileworks has been extended

    Large format, textures, and contemporary finishes; Tileworks has been extended Looking for that perfect tile? You really don’t need to look any further. We’ve recently welcomed exciting additions to our contemporary Tileworks collection to reflect exciting trends in interior design. The updated collection comprises a multitude of size formats, innovative textures and a wide range of finishes, colours and effects – suitable for every taste, location and setting. What a dream!   To introduce the new arrivals, we’ve comprised the following list to showcase some of our firm favourites. So, go and grab a cuppa, sit back and prepare to be inspired. When it comes to tiles, recent trends suggest that size does in fact matter. Our new steel range is big, bold and beautiful and is an exciting introduction to the Tileworks metal effect range.  It’s large format measuring in at 1200 x 600mm, makes for a dramatic statement. Alongside its ethereal textures and rich colour variations comprising Concept, Black and the stunning Midnight Blue, Steel will add intense dimension to any space. These porcelain wall tiles recreate gorgeous colours and detail of worn and rusted metal, making them the perfect addition to industrial décor.   The large format theme is continued in the expanded stone effect collection with Nero Venato, a glamorous black marble-effect tile. With Black continuing to be a key theme in contemporary interior design, Nero Venato is most definitely a step in the right direction for those looking to make an impact through the embrace of dark and moody interiors. Whilst hitting one key trend, why not incorporate another? This tile is absolutely breath-taking when paired with a gorgeous pattern floor tile, as shown in the above image with our Grande Lewtrenchard Grey on Chalk from our Odyssey collection.   As the popularity of wood-effect tiles continues to rise, we’ve introduced another show stopper to our range. Lignum offers greater versatility with more colourways to choose from and its high-performance slip-resistant finish means it’s also suitable for outdoor use and wet room floors. If you’re looking to achieve a tranquil and natural atmosphere, wood-effect tiles are the way to go.   The texture of a tile has the ability to completely change the overall look and feel of a room, which is why we’re proud to offer a selection of our products in both matt and polished finishes. Amelia is now available in ‘White Polished’ as well as in a new size format, allowing greater versatility to this stunning tile. And, when accompanied by Toronto from the Tileworks concrete-effect range, (which has also received a luxurious polished porcelain finish!), the completed look offers textured detailing for a contemporary, timeless feel.   Talking of textures, Maison Blanc is another addition which shouldn’t be overlooked. The woven fabric effect exudes style and its soft blue and cream tones are simply divine – pastel perfection Read more...
  5. Bigger is better – why large format tiles are a huge trend

    Bigger is better – why large format tiles are a huge trend One of the biggest interior design trends of late has been a move towards clean and contemporary interiors, often with an industrial edge.   Materials such as concrete or natural stone are remaining popular thanks to the rise of the 'architectural' look that can often be seen in hugely popular shows like Grand Designs, and it's now possible to fake this style with realistic tile replicas. But why is it so popular and how can you recreate the look at home? The key reason is that large format tiles offer a no-nonsense, sleek and unfussy aesthetic. This is largely due to the fact that using tiles of this size results in far fewer grout lines, allowing a clean and uninterrupted finish. It's a myth that large scale tiles shouldn't or can't be used in more compact rooms - in fact, these spaces are perfect for them. Using oversized tiles in a small area tricks the eye into thinking that the room is much bigger than it really is, so can help to create a sense of scale where it doesn't naturally exist. Not to mention the fact that few grout lines means easier cleaning! Just make sure you hire a professional to install them, as more cuts will probably be required. It's also important to lay large format tiles onto a flat floor as their impressive scale makes them inflexible. Porcelain and ceramic large format tiles are one of the most popular materials for these sizes. Considerably more affordable than other ranges, these materials also benefit from advancements in technology, such as new printing techniques. This allows effects such as concrete, wood and stone to be applied to tiles for a realistic finish with all but no maintenance requirements. Whilst genuine concrete looks great, it is susceptible to staining. In this instance, a large format concrete effect porcelain tile can be a great alternative. Another benefit of using porcelain tiles is that decorative effects can be applied, such as aged metal in our Steel effect tiles. Available in 1200 x 600 x 12mm formats, as well as smaller dimensions, these large tiles can help to create an industrial look whilst maintaining a contemporary finish Read more...

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