Ceramic and porcelain tiles that are laid in repetitive series or layout are called patterned ceramic tiles. Patterns and patchwork designs add character to a room, and allow the designer or homeowner to make distinctive personal statements or style. Repetition gives emphasis, and that holds true with tile patterns – they call attention and accentuate without being too bold or brash.
A kitchen can be clean, sleek and white – in other words, plain. A designer can add zest and energy to it by using patterned ceramic tiles. There’s no need to repaint or overhaul a very efficient and streamlined kitchen. Simply inject an exciting pattern, such as Moorish-style patchwork on the backsplash or the sink area, and this will enliven the whole place. Dark interiors in vintage cafés and restaurants can be spiced up using exotic Moroccan encaustic tile patterns on walls and counter outlines. This blends with the retro feel of the place and brightens the space without clashing with the existing design. A country cottage style living room can make use of customized decorative flooring to add the designer’s individual stamp.
Patterned tiles create stunning spaces without interrupting harmony in the overall design. By carefully choosing patterns, a judicious designer can balance modern and classic elements. For instance, a classic chequerboard of alternate dark and light plain tiles on the floor will match with contemporary geometric patterns on the backsplash or the floral encaustic patterns on walls behind the cabinetry. A whole range of shapes, sizes and colors can be used in contrast to each other, yet create a unified look. Mediterranean style patterned tile work can swamp a room with colourful shapes, but may also pull together other design elements, such as exposed beams on the ceiling, a mosaic art on the wall, or the material used for flooring.
Patterned designs used as borders help define space and function on floor areas. Tiles in various patterns make elegant house entrance, walkways and pathways. Hotels, bars and commercial areas often use patterned flooring to designate the function of surface areas – this helps regulate the heavy traffic of people milling around the facility regularly. Patterns can be in small or large formats depending on their use. Large patterns are applicable on floors and walls. Small patterns often adorn smaller interior spaces, such as backsplash and borders. Anti-slip patterned border tiles can be used on tread noses and stair landing to emphasize the edges. Glazed tiles are recommended for areas that are often wet. These types of patterned tiles are not only beautiful, but also functional.
The best place to install patterned tiles is a recessed area, such as an alcove or a niche. Victorian style patterned tiles will definitely make a regal seating area. A cooking area pushed to a corner can be made to jut out visually with deco tiles arrayed on the backsplash or the surround in a unique pattern. Solid patterns create strong impressions, and this can be used to bring out your personality even on home features that are normally hidden from the view. This is often overlooked by designers and homeowners when deciding on the tiles for their personal abodes. Strategically designed, these tiles can transform bathrooms, living rooms and dining areas into timeless home designs.
Our patterned tiles come in a variety of themes and influence, and you will find limitless design potentials with them. They encompass popular design options, both modern and traditional. Visit our show room and see how patterned tiles can be used to dramatically spruce up your home.