If you are reading this blog then the chances are you are looking to make a splash in your home interiors... and why not we say! After all "In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different" as the fabulous Coco Chanel once said. We believe this is true for everything from fashion to interiors and if you want to have something unique and different for your tiling you have come to the right place!
Sticking with the fashion theme, we have selected our top picks for Summer 2016 and here are our 10 favourite Baked Tile Co statement tiles, so clear the run way, here they come...
First up we have Chipboard - a truly unique tile for the fashion forward and not one for the lovers of vintage or twee styling. This urban and industrial beauty would be best suited to a home where concrete is prevalent and copper piping is on show. As with all of our porcelain products it is bleach-able, can be steam cleaned and best of all is maintenance free, so we think this would tick all of the boxes for a creative, family home. "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." Coco Chanel. Inspired by the common building material Chipboard, this range expresses the way in which we live and what is happening in the building industry in its rawest form.
Secondly we recommend Creative Geometrics - "Don't be into trends. Don't make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live." Gianni Versace. We think that there is no better product out there than this range, its varying colours allow you to really express yourself in a way no other tile does. From fades (dark to light and vice versa), to picking out certain sections and tiling in a contrasting colour to create stars, diamonds or even hexagons, no two Creative Geometrics projects will ever turn out the same... #Unique.
Up third is our show stopping Shoreditch - if you are a lover of colour, pattern and individuality then this is the tile for you. "Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak." Rachel Zoe. Opting for a heavily patterned tile like this says instantly 'I am loud and proud' of my home and this space. Pair with a painted dining table or colourful kitchen for true eccentricity!
Fourth on our run way we have Karaja - "It’s a new era in fashion - there are no rules. It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together." Alexander McQueen. This number is what some would call traditional, where as others perceive it to be modern and some consider it to be oriental in style. The truth is it can be whatever you want it to be and that is why it is fourth on our list. Use it with a brick effect wall tiles to appeal to its traditional side, pair it with white high gloss furniture to modernise it and couple with geometric room dividers and oriental plants and flowers for a taste of Asia.
At the half way point we present Perspectives - Try the fan shape in an ombre style, or a striped design to make your walls do the talking. Don't limit it to one wall though... do every wall! "More is more and less is a bore." Iris Apfel. Well said!
A bit of sass for sixth in the form of Townhouse Mosaic Marble - "Big girls need big diamonds." Elizabeth Taylor... and big rooms need Townhouse Mosaic Marble. For that introduction of glamour and sass, pair with a huge freestanding bath and relax!
For seventh heaven we indulge in London Funk City - We are all still stuck on grey, but use this tile to introduce a bit of style to your grey-scale scheme. "Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered." Giorgio Armani. For a truly memorable twist, use it on floors and walls in a kitchen with plain and simple cupboards and worktops.
Exciting eight is Hexagon Studio - "The hardest thing in fashion is not to be known for a logo, but to be known for a silhouette." Giambattista Valli. This tiles shape is its distinguishing feature, to get the most from this product and create a statement, you must use a contrasting grout colour. For the white tile use anthracite grout and for the grey tile a coloured grout such as yellow or red (both colours available from grout brand Kerakoll), and for the black tile use a pale grey or white grout!
Not to be forgotten and nicely in ninth we've got Vintage - Eye catching, patterned and multi-coloured, it is a statement tile for sure. Suitable for floor and walls and even suitable for use outdoors, we love Vintage! Be the talk of your town and do away with boring patio flagstones or decking, opt Vintage. "People will stare. Make it worth their while." Harry Winston.
Last but not least we have Courchevel - Our favourite wooden effect tile. This may not be considered to be a statement tile as such but it’s all about how you use it. Be brave and don't just confine this tile to floors. It can be used on walls, chimney breasts, as exterior cladding and even inside showers, but best of all wooden effects stand the test of time and won’t date. “So soon as a fashion is universal, it is out of date.” Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach.
For more statement tiles visit www.bakedtiles.co.uk