On trend: Tiles

It’s National Tile Week! To celebrate, we caught up with British Ceramic Tile to find out the latest on-trend looks….

Oily marbles

Opulent marble tiles work well for walls and floors, but often come with a designer price tag. Marble-effects are a cost-effective alternative, allowing you to recreate the same aesthetic while being easier to install and maintain. The latest trend is for swirling designs with blends of greys, white and beige combining to create a glamorous finish.

Time for texture

From wood to slate, natural textures are taking the interiors world by storm, with a wealth of effects now available. Wave designs will help to create a tranquil, calming atmosphere in the bathroom, while subtle geometric patterns and forms deliver an instantly eye-catching look. There are lots of options available!

Industrial edge

Channel the industrial trend with metallic shades of gold, bronze and silver. Distressed tiles are very much of the moment, and are ideal for creating an aged and weathered effect. Combine these finishes with a moody matt black tile for a striking contrast and maximum design appeal.

The return of Terrazzo

Terrazzo is returning to design schemes in a big way. A sustainable, composite material of quartz, marble, glass and metal encased with cement, Terrazzo tiles are known for being incredibly hardwearing bringing to life the reclaimed, artisan look.


This trend shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. Upcycling has been enjoying a revival in recent years, with many of us turning our love of arts and crafts into treasure troves for the home. Old and unwanted furniture is now being transformed through a clever combination of decorating techniques with tiles proving to be the go to option.

To find out more about how to use tiles in the home visit nationaltileweek.com

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