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How to pick perfect patterned floor tiles

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Homes that really seem to dazzle and delight always have one thing in common;  patterned flooring somewhere in them, to lift and embolden an already gorgeous designs aesthetic. it could be as simple as a checkerboard kitchen floor, or some vintage tiles in the hallway, but either way, they always look incredible and add a certain elegance to a property, so they are most definitely worth integrating.

From patterned kitchen tiles through to unusual choices for bathroom floors, there are a host of amazing tiles styles to choose from, but this guide is going to focus on just a few of the most eye-catching styles and colours that are enjoying serious popularity right now. We think that each of these beautiful designs would work in absolutely any room of a home, which is another reason why tiles are so fantastic; they have versatility that is hard to match and it's time that more people than just the professionals recognised that!

Don't shy away from original patterned floor tiles.

In heritage homes or older properties, there is a good chance that lurking underneath some shabby carpet somewhere, is a slew of fabulous patterned tiles, just waiting to be brought back to life. A lovely idea is to pay homage to the age of a property by either restoring or reimagining existing pattern tiles and with so many specialist stone experts ready and able to recreate existing styles, to repair a beautiful floor, authenticity doesn't need to be faked. 

For traditional terraced houses in the UK, patterned tile hallway floor are a fantastic idea.

Mix patterned floor tiles with natural materials.

Kitchen Tiles:  Walls by A2studio
A2studio

Kitchen Tiles

A2studio

Floor tiles, in particular, ceramic tile styles, can be contrasted absolutely beautifully by natural materials, which leads to a more dynamic, unusual and eye-catching flooring style. Perfect for open-plan ground floors, we think that a patterned kitchen floor tile, butted up against wooden floorboards, look spectacular and eloquently help to mark out where a kitchen ends and a living room begins. Painted floorboards would work incredibly well too, to pick out the main colours in the tiles.

Express yourself through patterned floor tiles.

Chinese wallpaper tile panel detail.:  Bathroom by Reptile tiles & ceramics
Reptile tiles & ceramics

Chinese wallpaper tile panel detail.

Reptile tiles & ceramics

Kitchen floor tiles are an incredible way to really express a more daring, bold or colourful side of a homeowner's personality, which is why the brighter and more unusual, the better… in some cases. In a pared back kitchen without too many focal points, a dramatic and ornately decorated tiled floor could be all that's needed to lift the space into new realms of designer chic and make it editorial-worthy.

What about hand-painted patterned floor tiles?

Trying to decide on the best tiles for kitchen floor surfaces is difficult as there are practical considerations to take into account, as well as personal taste and preferences. We'll come to the design aspect in a moment, but to start with, it's vital that a hardy ceramic tile is selected. Everyday traffic on top of delicate porcelain simply isn't an option, as damage is all but guaranteed. A thicker ceramic should allow for peace of mind and from there, any colour or pattern can be added and then glazed. 

We rather like these hand-painted pretties that scream of a stunning family home!

Remember that patterned floor tiles work in the bathroom too.

 Bathroom by Gama Ceramica y Baño
Gama Ceramica y Baño

PATCHWORK TONOS AZULES

Gama Ceramica y Baño

Gorgeous ceramics aren't just for kitchens and hallways, as bathroom tiles have come such a long way. Offering fantastic aesthetics, an easy to clean surface and common sense hygiene, bathroom floor tiles make such good sense and can be installed in such a way as to continue on from wonderful wall designs, for easy cohesion.

The range of bathroom tile ideas out there right now can feel a little overwhelming, but by identifying suitable materials first and then honing in on the perfect aesthetic, no homeowner will struggle to get the ideal pattern tile finish in the bathroom.

Tap into interior design trends with patterned floor tiles.

Deco Floor Tiles:  Bathroom by Target Tiles
Target Tiles

Deco Floor Tiles

Target Tiles

Using patterned tiles for kitchens is a common sense idea, especially when you consider the fact that staying ahead of the curve and in line with current interior design trends is simple when ceramics are used to their full potential. From 3D-effect shapes through to repetitive patterns in a flat formation, anything goes in the world of tiles and as trends trickle down from high-end through to high street retailers, anyone can capture absolutely ANY look.

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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