Natural stone comes in a surprising range of colours, from the almost black of slate through various shades of grey, to brown, beige, ivory and classic white, with surface features including staining, cracking and the growth variations induced by the intrusion of water or pebbles. The Sedimentary Rock range, for example, is based on natural limestone quarried for centuries in the Lake District, and has these subtle surface features faithfully reproduced from the original stone.
Trending fashions in interior design are featuring brick-style. The Muralla collection for example, is a range of tiles especially designed to represent the stripped-back effect of aged brick, and named after the Spanish word for an old wall. This look is right on trend in contemporary design, suggesting a rustic appeal which is ideal for both interior and exterior walls. These hardy porcelain tiles are also great for enhancing special features like hearth surrounds or splashbacks.
Contemporary Stone Effect tiles also come in a wide range of sizes, from the small brick style tiles above to the medium sized glazed porcelain squares and decor styles of the Sunset range. Then there are the large floor squares and wall plank tiles you can find in the Eterna range.
For an even more striking design statement, many tile collections are now featuring decor and mosaic options. Try the straight Shutter tile in the Sunset collection, or the rustic split-face stone effect of the Strata Range. For bathrooms and wet areas you can heighten the wavy effect with the gentle ripples of the Armony range.
Patchworks and mosaics are a fascinating way to individualise your home, where you can mix and match tiles to create your own unique designs. Some collections also have their own featured mosaic styles, including the popular strip mosaics, which are assembled in narrow layers of varying depths and lengths, such as those in the Crossover range. Others offer composite square mosaics, where a number of small squares are outlined on one larger square tile, such as in the Eterna collection.
With all the wide variety available in Stone Effect tiles, every design parameter can be met with ease and style, for yesterday's style at today's prices.