Choosing the right tile
I have a straightforward approach to selecting the right tiles for my home. I have used this approach for my previous 3 renovations and it has always worked a treat. Selecting tiles comes right at the end of the project, when I already know what the walls, furniture and coverings are. It is the tiles that finish off the job and must match and compliment the rest of the room.
I go straight to Tileflair with small samples and swatches from the room – a painted piece of paper with the exact paint used, a piece of worktop or exact samples of the surfaces in the room. I then walk around the showroom looking for compatible tiles and consider the possibilities.
One trip to Tileflair was all I needed to find the right tiles. Armed with my samples, I looked around the showroom at the setting displays and started my search to match up tiles that complemented and brought out the best in my existing surfaces. Tiles can bring out the best in the colour of the units used and enhance the entire colour scheme.
Antares tile series in the kitchen looks great. I chose this particular design to introduce colour and design elements to the tile design. It looks quite stylish and the tiles have an impressive metallic finish to them. The more you look at the tiles, the more you see. Design tips
100 x 100mm tiles have been a popular kitchen tile choice and offer a large number of design and colour options. Instead of having a solid colour wall throughout the tiled wall, you can use an accent colour with a 70:30 mix. This random and scattered design allows you to add colour as you see fit.
An alternative to this random design is a 50:50 in in a chequered design, which also adds a design element and breaks up the solid wall of just one colour.