Tiny bathroom? No problem. This translates to a big budget for a small space. You can choose from the most expensive materials, an option you can’t make use of in your other living spaces. Lavastone, for instance. Bought from the volcanic slopes from Italy and France, hardened lava adds so much depth to the bathroom and being both water and stand-proof—is functional too.
Inventive Tile Lay Patterns
There are three steps to this: Firstly, opting for rectangular tiles rather than square ones. Secondly, integrating 2-3 different colours of tiles (not more, not less). Finally, tiling them in a slanted manner in place of usual horizontals.
The colour combinations of these rectangular tiles and choice of tile is completely at your discretion. Make use of unique lay patterns, for they instantly uplift an average bathroom to its slightly more eclectic version.
Sustainable architecture is so much in demand. From the use of sustainable raw materials in miniature home accessories to the bricks in mammoth architectural projects, eco-friendly home trends have become common.
It then seems only apt to use eco-friendly materials for our bathroom floors. Functionality need not be of question, however, because there are durable flooring materials that happen to be eco-friendly too!
Linoleum or cork are two such materials (both water-proof and durable) and are very different from each other. Incorporate one of them into your bathroom’s wet (shower) area. The difference in texture from when you step onto the bathroom’s dry and wet areas will pack in a neat punch.
Offering a long-term solution for people who love exuberant prints (like large florals or zebra stripes) but eventually tire of them, the solid print consists of your favourite print alongside a complementary shade of colour.
Bring this simple design technique onto your bathroom’s floors by combining delightful printed tiles with neutral ones. This will liven your bathroom and keep it grounded, at the same time.
Inspired by non-rectified planks of Nordic Countries. Wave is a creative pre-finished European Oak flooring inspired by non-rectified planks typical in Nordic Countries that in the past used to be laid respecting the irregular and natural trunk shape.
The look of the wavy planks, the three elegant colors (black, grey, white) and the alternating of supernatural Matt and high Glossy finishes, make the wood flooring so new and modern. It’s a high sophisticated parquet, where the combination of colors and refinements emphasizes the wavy lines on the floor, almost like an optical effect.
During 2013 Bolon launches Wing – a flooring tile that allows architects and designers to combine several of the company’s collections and elevate them to a new level. Wing, which is part of Bolon Studio, facilitates new dimensions for large and small interior design environments. The strong architectural form interacts elegantly with interior design elements and building details. The results are striking – the new format reenergises each collection with all new characteristics – especially in combination with one another.
Are you worried about the stains that affect ceramic tiles, making your floor looking gross? We have some tips for you to revamp your tiled surface immaculate and fresh.
Most of the tiles have a glossy surface that will resist itself from getting stained. Problems arise with the grout that fills the gap. As the grout is made of porous material, it can absorb dirt quickly. There are more chances for the grout to get stained with time. If you are freshly laying out the tiles, go for a special stain-proof grout. Or else, do not forget to apply clear sealers on the grout to prevent staining.
If your grout has not yet grabbed dirt, you can apply sealers. For that, you need to mix a mild bleach solution in a bucket to clean the grout lines. Use old tooth brush to clean the grout lines with bleach solution. After cleaning, rinse off the residue bleach thoroughly with water. Dry it efficiently before applying the clear liquid sealer. You can buy sealers from home improvement stores, along with a built in applicator. Try and select the appropriate applicator roller size that suits your grout lines. Apply the sealer smooth and neat and allow it to dry.
If your grout lines are already stained, you can choose for the grout stain pen for a uniform coloring of stained lines. The grout stain pen has a sealer mixed with a variety of colors that can give a uniform shade to the grout lines.
In case of bathroom floor tiles, their resistance to water and stains is the most important factor you should consider. There are loads of ceramic tile options for bathroom floors — use floral designs, different colored tiles for borders, crisscross patterns and any other inventive form you come up with. Remember that you can use the soft and gentle tones to give your bathroom a lovely romantic and laid back appeal, while solid or bold tiles will make sure that everything is soaked in contemporary style.
Your bedroom is your very own, personal heaven — so you may want to experiment a bit. Don’t go for anything that looks too bright and dashing. It might work well with your current mood but could fall out of favor very soon. Opt for colors and shades that are soothing and relaxing. Natural stone tiles are generally preferred as they tend to bring this elegant and luxurious feel. Prefer a shade that goes along with your theme and use various layout patterns to mix and match.
For decades, tiles have been part of many kitchens, but the latest trend has saw us moving from the monotonous ceramic tiles and opt for fancy Linoleum and bamboo floor tiles. They are both highly cost-effective, easy to maintain and clean and on top of these all, they offer a certain sense of eco-friendly feel. Of course, you can still go with the painted ceramic tiles that come in hundreds of designs, but remember that they’re not cozy in winter especially if you live in a colder area.
Designing your home and transforming it into this vivacious and beautiful abode that charms everyone with its unique and timeless look, could be a daunting task. Everyone around you has ideas, but what matters most is the vision and dream that you have for your own place. Achieving this perfect appearance depends on a wide variety of factors and while the themes, colors and décor that you choose are equally important, what most people seem to forget is flooring.
There was a time when choosing a tile meant picking one of the few ceramic designs available in the market. Times and technology have ensured that today there is a wide assortment and varied choices to choose from.
One of the biggest advantages of tiles is that you get to pick a design and the shade of your choice, no matter how extravagant it is. The current trend also ensures that they are not just limited to your kitchen and bathrooms anymore.
Living room tile flooring
The living room is where you welcome your guests, meet family members and friends. Our advice is to stick to ceramic flooring that is neutral, yet elegant. On the other hand there are carpet tiles offer plenty of room to improvise, but sticking to the classic designs and classy format serves you well. There are also porcelain tiles that look strikingly like real wood and are far more durable and moisture-resistant. Pick one of these if you really want a refined appearance.