Tile Ideas from Around the WorldLee Johnson
Tiles have been used to add dimension, beauty and style to homes, properties and public buildings for many, many years – the earliest known use of tiles can be traced back to 4,000 BC in Egypt! In older times, tiles were associated with luxury because only wealthy people could afford them. Today, tiles are used in many different places and for many different applications; bathrooms, kitchens, floors, walls, sinks, etc.
You can find different tiles around the world with incredible colours and patterns, as well as stunningly complex designs. If you’d like the interior design of your home to be inspired by the styles of countries far away, take a look at some ideas you can find across the globe:
Patterned tiles seem to be making a comeback in 2017. Simpler floor tiles were trending for a long time and, while they will never go out of fashion, patterns are rising in popularity once again. This means that tile floors will stop blending into the background of a room and will stand out instead.
Examples of these types of tiles can be seen in the Original Style Odyssey Tiles Collection
The Odyssey collection is inspired by faraway places and styles, and are reminiscent of Moroccan bazaars, rustic Turkish pottery and even the architectural beauty of the Incans. Tiles such as these are ideal for more than just floors, as they can be found on both the interior and exterior of a home, as well as walls, kitchens and bathrooms, for instance.
Tiles around the world are a lot different than the ones closer to home, but that’s what makes them so amazing! You don’t have to travel to the East to be able to enjoy Asian-inspired designs, for example. Case in point, our Original Style Mosaics Feng Shui Koboshi will not only add a striking aesthetic to your home but can also give you that harmony and positive energy that you seek in your home.
The beautiful splashes of colour in this range can represent the elements and bring any room to life, especially when you add your own personal touch with plants, flowers and other decorative objects – and the glass will add elegance to any space. Your bathroom, kitchen, bedroom or living room will transport you to the East without you having to leave the comfort of your home!
Scandinavian countries come to mind when you think of minimalist. This type of interior design is characterised by simple, clean lines and usually light colours, from whites to pastels and everything in-between. However, darker colours can also be found, of course, so long as the style is not overcomplicated!
For example, the Grespania Nexo Pulido Blanco offers a contemporary technical metallic effect that gives off a feeling of luxury and simplicity at the same time.
Achieving minimalism is easy with these tiles, which can also be used for a range of projects, such as walls in bathrooms, living rooms and closets. And, made from 47% recycled materials, this collection is truly one-of-a-kind.
These types of tiles offer a more traditional aesthetic, which is so characteristic of the countryside, the Mediterranean and the Netherlands, for example. It is common in many countries, including the UK, as it’s durable, hardwearing and versatile.
A great example of this is our Grespania Caniama Bambu Wood-Effect Tile, which easily offers warmth and elegance to your home.
Perfect for flooring, these tiles are incredibly popular for kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms, and are used in both residential and commercial projects.
Our tiles can make you travel around the world without you ever having to leave your home! Get inspired by browsing our vast selection, order some samples, and you could be enjoying a brand-new room in no time!