We work closely with Nelson Tile & Slate Centre to style our architecturally designed homes and renovation projects. Nelson Tile & Slate Centre offers an extensive range of tiles from Italy, Spain, Asia and the Arab Emirates, sourced from designers and factories based around the globe.
With today’s technology, the options for tiles can be endless. If you are having trouble choosing tiles for your home, here are a few tips from Lisa at Nelson Tile & Slate Centre:
Modern printing techniques have given rise to incredibly realistic wood, marble and stone look tiles, while decorative designs are getting more imaginative and interesting than ever.
This can be a bit daunting at first, but really it’s easy to narrow down your choice if you consider the following:
- The style of your house and your personal style. Spend some time browsing magazines or websites like Pinterest to narrow down what you are looking for. Remember to take into account the design style of your house and to work with it not against it!
- The light in the room, both natural and artificial. For example, a gloss tile will suit a dark space, as it reflects more light as does a lighter colour.
- The size and layout of the room. Large module tiles make a small room look larger, as does the direction of the lay when using a rectangular tile. Using the same tile on the floor and walls will make the space look more cohesive.
- Grout colour makes a huge difference. Contrasting grout will make the design pop but can add tension to the space by emphasising the lines; while colour matched grout will make the pattern more subtle.
Are you interested in learning more about tiles for your new home or renovating your existing? We would love to help – get in touch with us today!