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We spend a lot of time in our kitchens, whether it’s cooking, eating, entertaining friends or spending time with family, so it’s no wonder it’s often referred to as the heart of the home. Make your kitchen somewhere that you enjoy spending time by choosing wall and floor tiles that complement your own personal style – it’s amazing what a difference they can make to the overall look of your room.
One of the most popular looks for kitchen wall tiles is the classic Metro tile. It’s incredibly versatile and can be styled in lots of different ways to suit either traditional or contemporary kitchens. The brick shaped tile with bevelled edges looks great in a timeless brick bond format, but can also be used to create more eye-catching patterns such as herringbone. Using a contrasting grout colour (such as dark grey grout with white tiles) can also help to elevate the humble Metro tile to new heights, and with our wide choice of Metro colours you can even mix and match to create your own unique design.
Another kitchen wall tile trend is for rustic gloss tiles that have a handmade appearance, such as our Country range. Available in a choice of muted colours they’re the perfect finishing touch for rustic country kitchens or painted Shaker styles. For a contemporary twist they can also be used with sleek modern kitchens to create an on-trend contrast between old and new. For a timeless look opt for the classic 7.5x15cm brick format, or for a more modern take on the style why not try the elongated 5x25cm or 5x50cm sizes.
Wood effect tiles are very popular for kitchens and they can be used on both the floor and walls to create a homely, Scandinavian feel that looks great with simple white or grey kitchen units. If you’re a fan of the industrial trend, distressed wood effect tiles such as our Kunny range will help you create the look in your kitchen.
When deciding what floor tiles to use in your kitchen think about how the room will be used. For example if it’s a busy family kitchen hard wearing glazed porcelain or ceramic in a matte finish will be the most practical option, but if the wow factor is more important than practicalities a gloss polished porcelain would be a good choice. If your kitchen is open plan and leads into a dining or living area then why not extend the tilling all the way through – wood effect tiles are particular popular for this.
If you’re not sure which kitchen wall tiles and floor tiles to use together why not order some samples so you can play with different options in the comfort of your own home. And if you need any help or advice please don’t hesitate to contact us at Tile Trader.