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What’s new in Bathroom Tile Trends for 2014?
Bathrooms have grown in importance as a room over the years. People now place a lot of emphasis on making their bathroom a stylish and welcoming place. A big part of that style is the tiling used.
If people are visiting your home, and use the bathroom, you are going to want them to get a positive impression. In addition, if you are soaking in the tub, you want to do so in a pleasant environment. The latest in tile trends for 2014 can make both of these things happen.
The Wood and the White
A clean and classic look, pristine white tiles against a background of wooden accents is very popular for 2014. This doesn’t mean that you actually have to employ wood as a material itself. Ceramic and porcelain tiles with a textured feel and a look of wood have been on the market for a while now, but are just making their rise to prominence – check out ABL to see them yourself.
A Metallic Feel
Quirky and contemporary, metal tiles are on trend in 2014. They present a crisp and clean look that is perfect as a backsplash, feature, or covering for an entire wall. For a really contemporary feel stainless steel is cool and sleek, whereas copper is a little steampunk in its aura; past blending with future. When you think of metal don’t just think about shiny, there are plenty of more muted matte styles available.
Many of us will have travelled on the subway at some point in our lives. Few of us would probably quote visiting a subway restroom as an unforgettable experience, but the instantly recognizable rectangular white tiles that decorate subway walls have become a much sought after bathroom decoration. They present no problems with matching patterns, and give a sense of space to a smaller room.
Mosaic and Mixing It
Big and bold floor mosaics are hot right now; whether swirling or geometric they are a great way of putting your own stamp on a bathroom. Mixing mosaics is equally popular; although you don’t necessarily have to match the designs from floor to wall it’s best to choose styles that complement each other, and remember that too busy can be hard on the eyes and can make a small room look even smaller.
Same Color, Different Shape
If you don’t want to mix your colors, or even patterns, in a room, you also have the option to vary the size of tile you use. Choose a block color that complements the bathroom hardware and accessories. When you pick out your tiles in the color be creative and opt for differing varieties. If you have large square tiles for the floor, then go for small slim rectangular files for the walls. If your color choice is dark you may want offset it with some lighter colored paintwork.
Any of these tiling styles would be great addition if you want to update your bathroom with a 2014 look.