What's Trending With Tiles in 2018

22nd June 2018

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What’s trending with tiles in 2018

Global design trends are shaping what is next in tiles, and our partners at Australia’s biggest tile, stone, and bathroomware retailer, Beaumont Tiles, have recently revealed the latest trending products.

Finding the perfect tiles can elevate your bathroom, kitchen, and laundry spaces to the next level. So it pays to know what is on trend to ensure your home is stylish now and into the future.

A natural look

With an ability to bring the outside in, natural-look tiles are heavily in demand. Choose from finishes such as stone or timber to bring a warm and textured feel into any living space.

The Vermont, on display at World of Homes, The Surrounds

Terrazzo tiles are making a resurgence in to 2018 and beyond. Made using a combination of stone, cement or resin, terrazzo is hugely popular for its organic look. Stone tiles such as Marwari limestone are featuring heavily in bathrooms, helping to strike the right notes of tranquility and restfulness.

Since these tiles follow a natural pattern, every tile looks unique. This means they conceal dust and dirt, making them an ideal low-maintenance option for high-traffic areas.

Plantation Homes’ Cosham Studio Manager Di Gaffney said “We are really seeing more natural variations and unique imperfections that natural products have to offer. In 2018, it’s really about embracing these imperfections and demonstrating confidence in showcasing the beauty of variations of tone, shade, and design”.


The Provence on display at Arise at Rochedale

Marble still in its stride

Not only has it long been a show of wealth and style, but marble has a look and texture that matches with just about anything. In step with the current penchant of natural-look tiles, marble continues to play a big role in what is hot in kitchens and bathrooms.

With its classic white base and grey veining, the most popular marble around the world is Carrara Marble.

Ms Gaffney added “Marble has been a design staple in homes for many years and is renowned for its beauty however it is notoriously expensive and as a material tends to be quite abrasive. We are seeing more and more people substitute real marble with more economical options such as Caesarstone’s Statuario Nuvo for benchtops and marble-look tiles. This is proving to be an even more viable material choice that gives you the same timeless elegance, without the expense and maintenance issues of real marble.”

Kitchen featured in our Panama design

Strength in slab tiles

Large format slab tiles are ideal for floors and walls. They bring a streamlined finish to surfaces and provide a strength that will endure for years.

Pastel perfection

From catwalks to interiors, pastels are back in a big way in 2018. Sugary and soft, the ice-cream tones of blue and pink can bring flavour to a stark, white space.

Decorate your space

Decorative tiles can gently break up a block colour of white and black. With everything blue trending, opt for Beaumont’s patterns in Royal Doulton blue, teal and grey, or beige and navy.

Industrial look stays strong

The benefit of going for the industrial look is you can amp it up or play it down. Metal coloured tiles in rust and copper come in mosaics and even three-dimensional shapes. They can be used as accents or bolder features such as splashbacks.

Tile your own path

Explore the full variety of looks and styles at one of our stylish display homes, which showcase the very latest in global interior trends. For advice and feedback, speak to one of our interior experts at Plantation Design Studio or take a look at our World of Homes experience centre where nine beautiful styles can be found on display in one handy location.

Take in the full range of colour options online with our interactive Visualiser, which can transform facades and interiors to your preferred colour code instantly.

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