Top luxury kitchen tiling ideas for 2019
Having a new kitchen installed is an exciting project from start to finish (if not a little stressful if you’re living in your house while it’s being completed) as it can completely change the look of your home. From ideas stage through to completion there are a lot of elements to consider such as the overall style you want to have, the colour of the cabinets, appliances to purchase and, of course, what to do with the flooring and walls.
Many opt for tiling as it’s easy to clean in such a messy environment, durable and certainly uplifts the appearance of your kitchen. Tiling offers the finishing touches to your new kitchen that really brings the room together; you can add colour, pattern and style quite easily with the right options. But with so many options out there, where do you start? Well we’ve asked the tiling and grouting experts about their trends for the year to give you some inspiration.
Create a bold look with a statement wall that draws attention to you and guests as soon as you enter the room. Whether you opt for super stylish white metro tiling with dark lines, tiles styled in a herringbone pattern or hexagonal tiles, you know this will give you a modern, fresh look that is easy to maintain. Add a little colour with mosaic tiles or try a geometric style, which offers a nice pattern as well as pops of colour or even take the opportunity to go bolder than ever with a stand-alone colour to keep it ultra-contemporary.
Solid marble floor
There’s no denying that marble exudes opulence and luxury, and with marble floor tiles you can create a palatial look that will upgrade your kitchen from lovely to lavish in no time at all.
As this is a product of nature you know that every piece will be unique and it comes in multiple colours too, though a lighter shade creates luminescence and will therefore brighten up the room. It is easy to polish and can be used with underfloor heating to take away the cool feel that comes with this natural stone. Try matching this with your worktops or use marble effect wall tiles to bring the look together.
Wood effect tiling
Who says you need real wood when you can opt for tiling that looks just as good but has all the practicality and durability of glazed porcelain and none of the maintenance of hardwood. Wood is more susceptible to cracks, warping, scratches and dents and is not as easily replaced as one or two damaged tiles, it is also more sustainable for the environment to choose tiling. This growing trend can work well on floors and walls and offers a unique look for your super-trendy kitchen.
Consider creating a statement floor by adding a colourful pattern to liven up the look of your new room. From re-imagining the Victorian look to geometric patterns to encaustic tiles that come in a wide range of patterns and colours, the options you can try are endless. If you think the entirety of your floor might be overpowered with this then perhaps use a small area for this patterned or colourful look such as surrounding a kitchen island or even around the edges of the room.
Add the wow factor with metallic wall tiles to give instant glamour and a unique look that your friends will envy. Differing shades mean you can go more neutral with silver or bolder with copper effects and you can match with pendant lighting in a similar shade and the odd accessory.
Copper works well with navy, which is on trend and also darker shades of grey. This trendy effect can be used with multiple shades in mosaic styles or on its own along a statement wall for maximum impact.