New natural stone tiles & how to use them
Many of the new products feature deep, dramatic hues (Mohala and Doma) which play into the trend for dark shades. A variety of finishes, including highly polished or a textured flamed effect means that they can fit seamlessly into a range of environments. Glossy, polished varieties will look at home in contemporary schemes - try using Mohala as a splashback in a kitchen. The larger than usual brick size also adds to the modern feel as there are fewer grout lines to distract the eye than with standard brick tiles.
Grey shades also feature heavily, with new products like Castel (shown top) and Grigio tumbled marble bricks.Castel tiles come in a range of sizes and look great when used in a herringbone pattern. Make a feature of areas like shower cubicles or splashbacks to draw the eye. Using a larger format of the same tile on the floor maintains continuity.
On the other end of the spectrum, warm colours such as Byzantine Bronze and our new Handmade Terracotta Hexagons will make any space feel cosy. We picture the Handmade Terracotta Hexagons in areas like conservatories for a practical and relaxing space.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about natural stone tiles is their combined durability and aesthetic appeal. Our stone tiles are already millions of years old, forged by the Earth, before they make it into your home. Each features natural variation and subtle differences from one tile to the next. What's more - their appearance will gently evolve over the decades creating a naturally aged patina.