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Top 4 Tile Trends for 2017

kitchen_backsplash2c-1024x768A new year and they say a change is as good as a holiday, so if you’re considering making some home improvements or you’re in the process of renovating or building, you might want to take a look at your tiles. Tiles are not only practical and easy to clean, but they can define the character of your home and there is a range of tiling styles available.

You no longer have to live in a home of drab, neutral color tiles; and every year, there are new trends that allow home owners to experiment with different styles. So whether you are planning a tiling Do It Yourself job or you’re getting a professional tiler to come out to your home to do the work for you, consider these top tile trends for 2017 and your home will be looking better than ever.

1. Luxury tiles are ideal if you want to add a touch of class to your home. They are particularly eye catching when you mix and match them with luxury fixtures, such as gold plating. One of the most popular styles of luxury tile are class marble design. A luxury vinyl tile look is also increasingly popular, giving you a ceramic feel to your tiles, but much warmer – a great tile for homes in cooler climates.

2. Something you may not have considered before is a new style of tile on the market. With the changes in technology and the advancement of artistry, 3D tiles are actually causing a scene in 2017. Most of these are manufactured in Italy, designed by the world’s best tile artists and producers and they can bring your home to life! These tiles have three dimensions, and include things like raised geometry and asymmetrical profiles.

3. If wood floors don’t seem practical in your home or you don’t want the hassle of having to clean and maintain wood floors, a great alternative that is set to take over the world of tiling in 2017 is the timber look. Timber look tiles are low maintenance when compared to their real counterparts, but they look great and can even give you “wooden” floors in your bathroom! The one place you normally wouldn’t have it.

4. The ocean look is a popular choice for 2017 as people are looking for the ultimate lifestyle getaway. Unfortunately a holiday isn’t always an option, so the beach look in your tiles can help you to feel as though you’re living on a luxury island – when you’re right in the city center. The ocean look includes both the aquatic theme, a mix of greens and blues with a range of images or shapes; and fish scale tiles which – as the name suggests – look like fish scales. The ocean look provides an elegant, refreshing look for your home.

If you want advice on the best tiles to suit your home in 2017 or if you want to make an appointment for a new look, give the professionals a call.