Top three tile trends for summer 2020
PUBLISHED: 11:32 04 June 2020
Having spent an excessive amount of time in our homes over the last few months, many of us are craving a refresh. So, if you’re looking to update your home this summer what tile trends should you look out for
Rob Ingram of Ottery St Mary-based Devon Tiles and Bathrooms highlights his top three.
1. Hexagonal tiles
Six-sided tiles, otherwise known as hexagonal tiles, tessellate together perfectly, to form a honeycomb pattern. The hexagon dimension allows several different laying options, so hexagonal tiles are ideal for letting your creativity run loose!
Choose from plain or patterned hexagonal tiles or create your unique style by mixing them up. If you want to go bold choose a contrasting grout colour to make the hexagonal pattern really stand out.
2. Metallic tiles
If you’re after the wow factor, look no further than metallic tiles. Metallic tiles add a touch of luxury to a room, and as their reflective surface bounces the light, they have a dual benefit of making your room appear larger.
Metallics have been a popular interior trend for a long time and with new styles continually evolving there’s no sign of that abating. Our favourite design for 2020 is an oxidised metallic appearance that replicates the blue-green patina which forms on the surface of copper when it oxidises.
Metallic tiles are suitable for walls, bathrooms, kitchen splashbacks and even flooring, so the opportunities to use them in your home are endless.
3. Large-format tiles
If you’ve got the space, exploit it! Large-format tiles create a clean and uninterrupted finish to your living space – an opportunity to create a minimalist and seamless surface.
Believe it or not, they’re perfect for smaller spaces too and will actually make a room look bigger. But, if you’ve got the space, some ranges are available in a whopping 1.6-metre x 3.2-metre tile! Despite their size, many of the large format tiles are lightweight, which makes them incredibly versatile and means they’re suitable for floors and walls.
Devon Tiles and Bathrooms is an independent and family-run business with a large tile showroom on the Finnimore Trading Estate in Ottery St Mary. Sourcing tiles direct from some of the finest factories in Italy and Spain enables them to offer the latest tile trends,
several of which you won’t find in any other tile showroom locally. For more information, visit www.devontiles.co.uk or call them on 01404 811209.