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Five Top Tile Trends For 2013


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Does your bathroom feel a little tired and dated, or do you find yourself having to make apologies in advance when friends and family visit and want to use it? If the answer is yes, then you may want to consider a bathroom makeover. One of the most cost effective ways to do this is to change your bathroom tiles. Whether you plan to tile your bathroom yourself or get a professional to do the job, here are five top tile trends that are big in 2013 to give you some ideas.

Go Glass

Glass tiles are making a comeback in 2013. They have the ability to create an illusion of space so are ideal for smaller bathrooms. A glass tile is non porous, so water or steam won’t get through and damage the underneath layer. Used sparingly they are also a great way to give you that feeling of opulence without it costing you an arm and a leg to achieve it.      

Go Bigger

The small tile is so last year, so if you really want a bathroom that is bang on trend, go larger and go brighter with your tiling. 36 x72 is the size to go for and the brighter and bolder, the better. Deep reds and greens are certainly on trend and look stunning against the backdrop of pure white bathroom hardware.

Get Some Texture

Textured tiling is also bang on trend for 2013 and if used correctly has the ability to create an inviting and tactile space where you’ll want to spend time. Why not introduce some textured tiling as part of an overall finish and break up smooth plain neutral tiling with bands of colour and texture. You may be surprised at how good it looks.

Go Geometric

If you really want to get people talking about your bathroom then look to tile your bathroom using geometric shapes. Try mixing varying shapes and sizes to give your bathroom that extra dimension and slot them together like a jigsaw puzzle. As long as you stick to one colour, then this look really works.

Go Mosaic

Mosaic tiling is most definitely in for 2013 and there are many different colours, styles shapes and textures to choose from. Neutrals such as beiges, and light browns are a popular way to give you an earthy feel, or why not mix and match strong and neutral colours to bring a touch of vibrancy to your bathroom? The Yorkshire Tile Company has a great range of designs to choose from.

Whatever you decide, tiling your bathroom is a relatively easy and inexpensive way to bring your bathroom smack bang into the 21st century and providing that you make your choice wisely, then you can’t go wrong.