Fabulous for the home, as well as for a wide variety of public environments and commercial premises, these versatile contemporary Feature Tiles offer fascinating scope for the imagination.
Feature Tiles fall into four general sub-categories:
1. Patterned tiles, such as the Nikea, Arte and Vintage ranges, which confer an atmosphere of distinctively chic retro style.
2. Textured tiles, such as the Sunset, Strata and Sovereign ranges, where the 3D effects include striations, waves and ridges.
3. Scored tiles, such as the Ethereal, Microtec and Vado ranges, where light scoring divides each rectangular tile into a number of narrower strips and creates the effect of shuttering.
4. Composite mosaic tiles. These include hexagonal shapes such as those in the Mystone range, differently sized squares like those in the Silverstone or Crossover ranges, and the trending split-face stacked stone type found in the Ethereal, Vado, Tracks and Strata ranges.
Out in a class of its own, the Cento per Cento (100%) collection of Italian majolica tiles comes in a choice of ten bold and glossy colours, but it also offers its own range of nine unique 3D designs, based on different types of chocolate brick.
On trend styling is all about mixing it up. Contrasting plain tiles with mosaics can look stupendous, as can clever use of textured tiles to create a three dimensional effect. On an entire wall, for example, the wavy Sovereign Decor tile makes you feel as if you’re under water, while the natural striations of the Burlington Rel tiles have a distinctly jazzy effect. Feature tiles can be mixed in a variety of ways, with different colour contrasts and textured tiles interspersed with plain ones. This means that everybody who uses these tiles can make a uniquely personalised design.
Traditional patterned tiles look terrific in any style of decor, and with today's high definition digital print technology, many authentic retro or exotic styles can easily be replicated. Patterned tiles can be used to great effect as a focal point for special features, and will look sensational as borders, splashbacks and fireplace surrounds.
The Arte and Vintage collections offer a selection of monochromatic grey and white tiles in traditional Victorian designs, including tulips, circles and geometric patterns. If you're renovating an older property, or just into traditional retro, you can create a charming period piece with these beautiful patterned tiles. They combine an authentic vintage style with the easy functionality and sustainability of modern materials. The Vintage Mix tile is packed in a random selection of 22 different kaleidoscopic designs.
For a more colourful patterned tile, the Nikea range is wonderfully eclectic in its brand of retro chic. It's based on old fashioned hand-painted tile designs originating in the souks of Morocco. Also supplied in packs of randomly selected patterns, the Nikea Moroccan-style range has 27 different colourful designs and offers a fantastic opportunity to create uniquely individual patchworks.