The importance of ceramic tiles in kitchen design
Floor surface is one of the most important elements of kitchen design - which is where ceramic tiles come into their own: they deliver, both in terms of style and practicality.
Here we explore the advantages of using ceramic tiles to achieve the perfect kitchen finish.
The practical benefit of ceramic tiles
Ceramic tiles are an ideal choice for kitchens: they’re easy to maintain and clean; they’re also hardwearing and, importantly in a kitchen, ceramic tiles on the floor are slip-resistant.
Whether the preference is for glossy or matt ceramic tiles, or for those which mimic natural materials like wood or stone, the practical nature of ceramic tiles makes them a sensible choice amongst a plethora of floor treatments.
The modern kitchen is a social space
The kitchen is thought of as the ‘heart of a home’ and, where once it was a functional space primarily for food preparation and cooking, today's kitchens can also be living spaces, a dining room, or even a playroom, giving this room an even more central role in family life.
The modern kitchen, with its variety of functions, should be a place where we long to linger, rather than escape from to somewhere more comfortable. Employing ceramic tiles and an underfloor heating system will make for a cosy space, at the hub of the family home – something which our clients are seeing increasing demand for.
Injecting style with ceramic tiles
A very popular choice is our Prato collection, ceramic tiles for walls available in white or black for a crisp and stylish finish, while for floors our fabulous new Brescia Collection, with its rich wood effects, is popular and will give a classic or contemporary look.
With their subtle marble pattern, our large format glossy Daino ceramic tiles will add a chic and luxurious finish to any kitchen – with just the right amount of texture and character.
In neutral shades of cream and beige, our Travertine ceramic tiles mimic a mottled matt stone effect and are an increasingly popular choice for kitchens. They are available in a wide range of sizes and formats – from larger format through to mosaic configurations and relief inserts which add texture and dimension to walls.
The Caserta Collection is suitable for both walls and floors; with colours ranging from cream through to darker slate grey and black, these elegant tiles will give a sophisticated finish in any home.
If your project demands more traditional ceramic tiles, our classic geometric Savona and Turin ranges, in either black and ivory or red and ivory, will make a real focal point in any Victorian-style kitchen.
Ceramic tiles for any project
At Square Foot Ceramics we offer a selection of high quality ceramic tiles – from highly patterned to sleek and simple, and everything in between.
In addition to ceramic tiles, we have an extensive array of porcelain wall and floor tiles, anti-slip products, large format tiles, mosaic treatments and natural stone flooring, so we are confident that we can source the right product for your exact specification and project.
To find out more about our extensive range of porcelain and ceramic tiles, or for help with a project, speak to a member of the Square Foot Projects team on 0208 397 6284.