The rise of ceramic tiles
News | Posted on September 27, 2017
In today’s modern world, everyone is looking for convenience. Not only is beauty a key factor in the decor industry, but people want elements that will suit them as well as their environment and cut down on care and maintenance too.
More and more people have started installing ceramic tiles over the years. And they have been around for longer than you think. The first documented application was in the Egyptian pyramids over 4000 years ago and style of tiles are still as beautiful, stylish and elegant as they were when they were put in to these megalithic structures.
Ceramic tiles have become synonymous with creating living spaces which are beautiful, durable and convenient. They can be used almost everywhere – from walls, floors, fireplaces and as an exterior cladding on buildings.
The evolution of Inkjet tiles
The latest developments in the tile manufacturing are ceramic tile bodies that have been printed on with an inkjet machine. Considered to be the most versatile and unique tiles ever made, ceramic inkjet tiles have endless possibilities. The digital inkjet machine prints a photorealistic pattern directly onto the surface of the tile which means that any artwork or design can be applied.
Johnson Tiles now offers the Fusion range of ceramic inkjet tiles. Here, tiles can be placed side by side and a larger design can be printed across the tile bodies before they are glazed and fired. This allows for the creation of a large illustration if required. Ceramic inkjet tiles offers corporates the opportunity to decorate their office space in a unique, yet stylish way while still bringing their corporate identity to life.
Natural look with wood-look tiles
While a polished and high-gloss look is still in demand, matte textures are making a comeback. Wood-look tiles are one way that these textures can be introduced, as they offer the warmth and natural feel of wood on a tile surface.
Other than being cost-effective, convenient and easy to maintain, wood-look tiles also offer the opportunity to look at different formats. Property owners are now incorporating different sizes and shapes into the floors they lay, even creating geometric patterns. For office space, wood-look tiles are great for open-plan areas such as the kitchen, bathroom and on the patio. The look good in an entrance hall or reception area and are fantastic for canteens or meeting rooms.
Renovating an office is an investment and while trying to keep up with the latest trends, it’s important to choose a style that suits the organisation too.
Mosaics are currently in high demand. Mosaics are great for bringing out your own style as they can be cut into pieces and made into different shapes and designs. By adding bold colours and textures, mosaics help to create an edgy and vibrant look for your office. They are great for feature walls and floors and they can also finish off an installation that required that extra bit of polish.
If you’d like to stick a more classic look and feel, then grey is the colour for you. This is the hottest colour of the year and it’s available in different shades making it easy to decorate a space with the use of features of bright colours and accessories. The same applies for the timeless combination of black and white.
Geometric patterns don’t apply to wood-look tiles only. Any tiles with geometric patterns are really popular and can make this space a focal point of the environment. Geometric patterns give the office space personality.