Tag: wood-effect tiles

  1. NEW Tile Designs for Modern Interiors

    NEW Tile Designs for Modern Interiors This summer, we’re delighted to introduce a selection of contemporary tiles to not one, not two but THREE of our most popular ranges.   Tileworks, Mosaics, and Glassworks have welcomed a whole host of new tile designs from statement glass bricks and small format wood-effect tiles through to gorgeous Penny Round mosaics. To help inspire your upcoming project, our Design & New Products Manager, Jane Addis, has categorised our new additions into five, contemporary trends to help you find the perfect, modern tile style.     Soft Industrial - A combination of mixed materials, textured finishes, natural hues and micro, geometric formats define this interior style and the following new tile designs will help you get the look.     Nature Play - Think earthy textures, shapes inspired by nature and wood-effect finishes to embrace this on-trend look.   Beach Blue - This trend is all about bringing seaside, blue hues into your home. The lighter tones are perfect for incorporating a bright, modern feel which works beautifully in bathroom settings for a tranquil atmosphere.   Biophilic Green - Bringing the outside in is a classic interior design choice for a modern scheme and our new additions which feature biophilic green hues are perfect for achieving this look.   Pastel Pink - Pink tones are here to stay and our new additions provide a multitude of sophisticated tile designs to incorporate this on-trend, vibrant palette Read more...
  2. 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...
  3. Our favourite outdoor tiles

    Our favourite outdoor tiles This time of year sees many of us updating and renovating our gardens and outdoor spaces into our own little slices of paradise, especially with the warm and sunny weather we’ve been having this spring and summer!   If you’re transforming your outside space, have you considered tiles? While there are several options when it comes to flooring, such as decking and concrete, tiles are a great choice in terms of practicality and style. Not only are they hard wearing and easy to maintain, there are also a number of patterns, colours and formats available so that you can create a beautiful space you’ll love for years to come. We’ve got a varied selection of outdoor floor tiles, from natural tones and finishes to bright colours and bold patterns, here’s a closer look.   Natural and Grey Tones For those creating a garden scheme in neutral tones, take a look at our wood-effect tile options. The Lignum collection offers six subtle shades, including soft greys and warm browns, all in a slip-resistant finish. Unlike real wood or decking, these tiles are impervious to rot and rising damp and are very low maintenance as they don’t need sanding or resealing - they’re even wear resistant! It’s no surprise that grey tiles are a popular choice for homeowners, grey tones have been on-trend for some time and the trend shows no sign of slowing down either. If you’re looking for grey tiles that work with your scheme check out Kaamos, also available in Black and Ivory, these tiles are perfect for indoor and outdoor use – and even better when used in synergy.   Pretty Patterns Incorporating pattern into your outdoor space is easily done with tiles, and we have a wide selection of beautiful options, mainly in our Odyssey range. This collection is home to a range of patterned tiles and borders all of which are inspired by journeys of discovery from across the globe meaning you can create your own holiday feel in your back garden with tiles! Choose from delicate prints and soft shades to deep reds, buffs and monochrome styles.   Heritage Style If you’re creating a more heritage feel then you may already be considering Victorian Floor Tiles, which are perfect for achieving this look. Although traditionally used on front paths, porches and in hallways, Victorian floor tiles look stunning in any outside area. Their durable nature, endless styling options and colourways means there’s a Victorian Floor tile pattern for everyone’s taste.   Make a Statement  If you’re really looking to make a statement in your outdoor space then try using tiles on the walls and floors to create a Mediterranean feel. Team with a rustic table and chairs for the perfect al fresco setting!   Whichever outdoor tiles you opt for, we always recommend seeing real life samples and getting expert advice from one of our retailers, you can find your nearest retailer here Read more...
  4. Our top contemporary-style tile picks

    Our top contemporary-style tile picks Contemporary styles work in kitchens, bathrooms, and well, every 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. Here’s a closer look at some of our top picks…   Kitchens In recent years, modern kitchens have consisted of sleek, streamlined cabinetry with minimalism playing a vital role and a similar approach can be adopted with tiles. Our collections host a number of contemporary-style tiles that not only provide the perfect modern finish but are also brilliant because they work in both small and large kitchens. When we say contemporary-style tiles we’re typically referring to large-format. Larger sizes are wonderfully versatile for a variety of settings and fewer grout lines make for a more even, seamless finish and can help a space to appear bigger than it is – especially in smaller spaces. Large-format tiles work beautifully in larger kitchens too and again create a seamless expanse of space, particularly on floors.     For walls take a look at our Glassworks collection, the reflective iridescent options pair beautifully with large-format tiles from our Tileworks collection. For smaller kitchens, glass tiles are great for bouncing light around the room to again give the impression of more space. Even muted tones of white can help create this feel.   For larger spaces think about incorporating a feature wall or focal point, this is a great way to add impact and style. We love our Copper Leaf glass tiles for this effect!       Bathrooms Contemporary-style bathrooms are a popular choice, the minimalistic modern look is stylish, practical and lends itself to a tranquil, spa-style feel. Our Tileworks collection offers a wide range of large-format options in muted, natural finishes and styles. Wood-effect tiles are a great choice for bathrooms, they look beautiful on walls and floors and create a really modern, fresh look.   Stone-effect tiles are also stunning in bathrooms, we love Amelia a lightly detailed tile with gorgeous veins in a number of shades and finishes! Glass tiles are great for bathrooms too as not only are they practical, but they also offer an eye-catching design statement to an interior scheme. To create a contemporary style with a bit more edge, why not opt for a dark and moody feel? Our Antique Mirror tiles are perfect for creating this look.   Hallways You may not initially associate tiles in the hallway but they are wonderfully durable and a great choice for floors. Take a look at how these Pietra Lombarda floor tiles create a chic and calming entranceway.  Concrete-effect tiles also naturally lend themselves to a more contemporary feel, pictured below is Celaya in white and grey, used on walls and floors for a modern yet homely effect. To view the full collections take a look at the Tileworks and Glassworks brochures for a world of inspiration Read more...
  5. 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...
  6. Design ideas for outdoor spaces

    Design ideas for outdoor spaces Any sized garden is a blessing, and, an area of your very own to turn into a sanctuary. With the sun shining over the last few weeks, many of us have been thinking about transforming our outdoor spaces and we have plenty of design ideas to get you started.   Small spaces You might think having a small garden limits your design options, but there are many clever ways you can add practicality and style. Starting with tiles, opting for a patterned floor tile is a brilliant way to add interest and detail, using a repeating pattern is also great for adding the illusion of more space: These patterned floor tiles pair perfectly with green foliage, try adding potted plants and adorning the surrounding walls with some greenery to cocoon the space, adding a touch of grandeur. This look works in small gardens as well as in courtyards, just add a table and chairs for the perfect reading nook or alfresco dining. Recent years have seen the trend of opening up indoor living spaces into the outdoors, often with bi-folding doors that allow for a continuous transition. Tiles are a great way to create this seamless look, they make an area feel bigger than it is and there are plenty of styles to choose from. Pictured below is Kaamos, suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, choose from three colour options all perfect for creating a contemporary look. Perfect patios You might not be looking to tile your entire outdoor space, which is why creating a patio or decking area often a popular choice. It means you have somewhere to set up tables and chairs, sun-loungers and even barbeques but also means you can still have a grass area. While decking is often a common choice, wood effect tiles are actually perfect for creating this style too. Our Lignum tiles come in an anti-slip option and are ideal for outdoor use, here’s five more reasons to love wood effect floor tiles: Moisture resistant – Spills just wipe off Wear resistant – No hardwood is this hard Fire Proof – Wood-effect tiles will not burn or release any toxic fumes No sealants, varnishes or oils required No on-going maintenance – no stripping, sanding or re-sealing Or why not make an entrance with impact by using Victorian floor tiles? They are perfect for small porches, pathways and also under verandas, choose from a variety of patterns and colourways. However you choose to transform your outside space, opting for tiles is a brilliant way to add style as well as practicality Read more...
  7. 2LG Studio present their top interior trends for 2020

    2LG Studio present their top interior trends for 2020 Each year, Original Style works closely with leading designers and interior experts to apprehend what colours, styles and schemes will embrace the interior scene in the upcoming year. As one of the UK’s leading tile manufacturers and suppliers, staying ahead of the curve is imperative and we’re pleased to announce that this year we’ve teamed up with London-based interior design duo, 2LG Studio, to bring you THE top tile trend predictions for 2020…   New Heritage - a modern twist on an old classic   Think decorative details, fine craftsmanship and timeless colourways and you’ve begun to embody a New Heritage interior style. Through incorporating classic qualities of historical interior décor alongside modern influences, you can create a space that withstands the test of time whilst ensuring your home never goes out of style.   Tiles have been a staple within interiors for centuries and despite the evolution of various formats and finishes, it’s the traditional styles that turn heads time after time - from the quintessentially British Victorian Floor Tiles through to artisan glazed and decorative tiles such as Original Style’s Artworks and Winchester tile collections.   “What’s wonderful about the New Heritage trend is that you don’t have to have to a period property to embrace it! It’s all about capitalizing on momentous historic décor, such as from Victorian, Edwardian and Art Déco movements, and adapting and mixing these styles to suit your interior – think Victorian Floor Tiles in modern colourways and rich, deep glazed tiles in contemporary formations such as herringbone or stack bond. Take something old and add a modern twist – this is what New Heritage is all about.” – Jordan Cluroe & Russell Whitehead, 2LG Studio.     Iridescence – fresh, fun and vivifying For those who enjoy being more playful with their interiors, the cool pastel shades and radiant surfaces that comprise the iridescent trend will be alluring. Taking influence from the mesmerising Aurora Borealis, you can incorporate an iridescent scheme to create your very own light show. “Iridescent homeware has been creeping into the interiors scene of late and we predict this trend is only going to become bigger and bolder during 2020. It’s no secret that light, both natural and artificial, can make a huge difference to the look and feel of a home and through incorporating reflective surfaces and soft colourways you can help a space feel brighter and livelier.  “Embrace this look with varied intensities; be daring with the glossy glass iridescent brick tiles from Original Style’s Glassworks collection – we LOVE ‘Pink Frost’! – Or if you want to go a step further, the fish scale iridescent mosaic is a real show stopper. For a more subtle take, a square field tile with a lustre finish will also help you achieve a light bouncing, iridescent vibe. “With people becoming more daring with their interior style, we advise our clients to incorporate design that bring them happiness and if iridescence doesn’t do that, then we don’t know what will!” – Jordan Cluroe & Russell Whitehead, 2LG Studio.     Texture Play - creating atmosphere through surfaces Incorporating natural materials and bringing the outside in has been a popular movement within interiors for decades, but now – thanks to advancements in inkjet technology – this look can be achieved through tiles. Stone, wood, concrete and marble-effects are all available in porcelain tile for a result that’s not only realistic – honestly, they look and feel just like their original counterparts! – but also wonderfully practical. “When it comes to texture play, it’s all about mixing up surface finishes within a space. In modern interiors, simply looking good isn’t good enough – during 2020, we’re anticipating an emphasis on how design feels. This new look, full of contrasts, is based on texture pairing; rough with smooth and matt with gloss, in order to achieve an atmospheric look and sensory experience that draws the eye and encourages touch. “This look can be achieved through installing flooring with a matt finish, such as Original Style’s Victorian Floor Tiles or a stone-effect tile such as ‘Mediterraneo’, in addition to a wall tile with a glossy glaze. Alternatively, you can switch it up with a polished floor tile and a matt, textured wall tile such as ‘Fusuma’. It’s also important not to forget the accessories as this is another opportunity to add another texture dynamic such as with brushed metal taps and coarse fabrics” – Jordan Cluroe & Russell Whitehead, 2LG Studio.     So - there you have it, the top trend predictions for 2020! What we love about Jordan and Russell’s predictions is that they’re all completely different but equally beautiful in their own way. Research shows that people are becoming braver within their interiors and are searching for ways to inject more personality into their homes. These trends personify this movement as there’s an appeal for all characters whether classic, spirited or experimental. Which of these trends will you embrace in your home during 2020 Read more...
  8. Incorporating large format tiles into your home with our new Tileworks collection

    Incorporating large format tiles into your home with our new Tileworks collection Large format contemporary tiles are still a popular choice for homeowners and there’s no sign of the trend slowing down any time soon! So, to keep our collection of large format, contemporary tiles up to date, we’ve refreshed it to include some truly beautiful new options, from gorgeous golden wood effect tones, to bang-on-trend terrazzo styles, there’s plenty to be inspired by.   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.   Beautiful Bathrooms 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.   Stylish Spaces 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.   Take a look at our entire Tileworks collection and if you’ve already got your eye on something, visit your nearest local retailer for samples and more information Read more...
  9. 5 Kitchen style ideas using tiles

    5 Kitchen style ideas using tiles The kitchen is the heart of the home and often a difficult project to design whilst prioritising practicality. A great deal of thought goes into the look and feel of cabinetry, lighting, paint colours, furniture, fixtures and fittings, but does as much consideration go into selecting tiles? Many homeowners opt for paint on the walls to avoid having to install tiles, but this can be a false economy. Both wall and floor tiles provide a clean and hygienic surface that won’t be damaged by cooking splashes or constant wiping and can really enhance the finished look of the space.   Natural and neutral It’s no surprise that many of us opt for natural and neutral colour schemes; they’re simply beautiful and add a cosy feeling, thanks to the warm undertones of browns, creams and taupes found in a natural colour palette. These shades reflect the warm rustic shades of the earth and can be enlivened with dark leafy greens or coppers and golds for a touch of glamour. If this is the style you’re looking to create, it’s worth considering wood-effect floor tiles. Natural wood flooring can be high maintenance and subject to damp, woodworm and the scratches and scuffs of everyday life.  With the developments in ink-jet tile printing, wood-effect floor tiles now look as good as the real thing; check out the full range here. For wall tiles, white brick tiles complement wooden worktops, cabinetry and rustic furnishings perfectly. For a really organic feel opt for natural stone. Here, we’ve teamed Natural Slate in Burnt Sienna with Levantine ivory wall tiles for the perfect country kitchen in soft neutral tones, for that blissful homely feeling.       Keep it simple with Field Tiles There’s a reason field tiles have remained a staple trend in tiling and interiors for decades. They are a classic choice and simple enough to work in harmony with so many kitchen styles, with the option of different colours, sizes and finishes. The field tile has a long history in interiors due to their functional yet decorative qualities. Whether your kitchen style is contemporary, modern or an eclectic mix of both, you can be sure that field tiles will in, some way or other, work easily into your scheme.  Just take a look at the beautiful settings below that showcase how a simple field tile can complete a space. Installing field tiles in a grid layout is one of the most popular tiling methods, but field tiles can also be brick bonded to add an extra element of interest.     Be bold with a statement floor Flooring is fundamentally a functional design aspect in a room. It can often be overlooked in the design process or thought that functional needs to be plain to be practical. Nowadays this is no longer the case, recent years have seen vast developments in ink-jet printing – meaning beautiful patterns can be printed onto practical porcelain tiles! There’s a whole host of options out there from bold patterns (check out the Odyssey collection) to all sorts of heavily detailed wood and stone-effect tiles. For an authentic look, its worth considering Victorian Floor Tiles. There’s a wealth of patterns, designs and colours to choose from, all with the advantage of longevity due to their hard-wearing nature.  This means Victorian Floor tiles are perfectly suited to kitchens that endure high traffic, spills and the daily tread of busy families!      Experiment with layouts If you’ve opted for simple cabinetry or a more contemporary style, but you’re still looking to add that pop of interest, why not try tiling in a herringbone layout? Any brick tile can be ‘herringboned’ but it works especially well with ‘kit-kat’ style brick tiles that are long and thin. This is also a great way to introduce colour into scheme whilst including some texture and interest.    Feature walls The kitchen is the perfect place for a feature wall, especially if you’re looking for a way to inject a bit of personality and style into a practical space. You don’t need to tile entire walls, just the areas prone to spills and splashes making splashbacks a great place to start! Just take a look at our Mosaics collection and explore all sorts of colours, textures, patterns and shapes that are perfect for transforming a space. Shown below are Fable and Medine Mosaics, both made up of beautiful intricate patterns in a multiway of colours or a soft muted grey. For an even bolder look, explore our Odyssey collection, home to a huge variety of patterned tiles in a range of sizes.  If you still can’t decide on kitchen tiles, find your nearest Original Style retailer. Visiting your local tile showroom will allow you to appreciate the look and feel of a wide range of tiles and get help and advice from the experts Read more...
  10. Why wood-effect tiles are the perfect flooring choice for Kitchens & Bathrooms

    Why wood-effect tiles are the perfect flooring choice for Kitchens & Bathrooms Finding a stylish yet practical flooring solution for your kitchen and bathroom can be a challenging task – we’ve all been there. When it comes to bathrooms, most people typically require flooring that’s water-tight and, of course, slip-resistant. Whereas for kitchens you need something that’s easy to clean, hard-wearing and suitable for heavy traffic – especially for those of you who have a social soul, or a family, and your kitchen is the heart of the house. Also adding to the list of requirements is durability. With the average person updating their kitchen and bathroom every 10-15 years, you’re going to want to ensure your new flooring stands the test of time! Cue wood-effect tiles…   For those of you who haven’t yet come across the beauty that is wood-effect tiles, I’m sure you’re mentally debating how realistic they look and whether they even compare to real wood – well, newsflash, they really do! Original Style’s wood-effect tiles are incredibly authentic, created with the latest inkjet technology; they capture the depth and colour of natural wood. These tiles are also supplied with various faces so you can be assured that once these tiles are laid, their realistic nature will continue with minimal pattern repeats.   Not only do our wood-effect tiles look like real wood, but they also feel like real wood as the surface of the tiles feature a texture that mimics raised wood grains and knots – honestly, the resemblance is uncanny. What makes these tiles even more alluring is that they enable you to have all the charm and natural appeal of real wood but without any of the typically associated drawbacks as they’re made from porcelain. Porcelain is one of the toughest flooring materials available; it’s hard, dense nature means that these tiles are highly durable, water-resistant and can be easily cleaned. The following showcases a number of additional benefits that wood-effect tiles have when compared to real wood flooring; You do not have to worry about wood treatment or on-going maintenance such as stripping, sanding or re-sealing They’re impervious to rising damp, mould and decay Their non-absorbent porcelain material means these tiles are super hygienic These tiles will not burn or release any toxic fumes making them fireproof No risk of colour change and the dreaded orange pine! Rodent and woodworm proof Wear resistant and heel proof, meaning you can keep those stilettos on! And, as some of our wood-effect ranges offer a slip-resistant finish, this means you can have these gorgeous, earthy, tiles in wet areas – Hurrah It goes without saying that wood-effect tiles are the perfect solution when looking for suitable and stylish kitchen and bathroom flooring. But, don’t take our word for it, the best way to fully appreciate the detail and authenticity of these tiles is to visit your nearest retailer who will be able to either show you a display or order samples for you to peruse - we promise you won’t be disappointed (you can thank us later Read more...

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