It is undeniable that the tile world sees a range of trends similar to the fashion sector. One such trend at the moment is encaustic or encaustic look patterned tiles. The desire to create a unique space that is functional as it is insta-worthy is top on the list for many clients. Real encaustic tiles, while stunning, require sealing and are susceptible to chemicals. Encaustic-look tiles on the other hand don’t require sealing, are more hard-wearing and resistant to chemicals. The good news with this style; these tiles work wonderfully in a number of diverse spaces.
Decorative and patterned tiles work best in smaller spaces to create the greatest impact. This is why they are often used as feature tiles, appearing in splashbacks, bathrooms, bar or shop counter fronts, stair rises and even table tops. However, don’t be afraid to use them on a larger scale. These tiles are perfect for pools and outdoor areas as well. They are also a great way of revitalising and area of existing tiles by matching a pattern with what is already in place.
With a rise in distinctive, colourful and creative spaces using these tiles, we hope this is one trend that is here to stay.
See our range of decorative and patterned tiles here