Highly visible and so often on show over large expanses, walls and floors, whether in the kitchen, bathroom or even the garden should work well visually, while also being tough enough to last the test of time with minimal maintenance.
By taking inspiration from some of the latest surface trends, you can find the perfect flooring solution for the interior, and exterior of your home.
Large format tiles have grown in popularity over the past few years, led by the shift towards wet room-style and open-plan interiors. This on-trend look is also full of practical advantages too.
One major benefit of large format tiles is their visual impact; the larger the tile the more it will visually expand the space, making it an ideal option in smaller rooms. And because large tiles mean fewer grout lines, cleaning is made easier too, with the uninterrupted look streamlined and hygienic. This uncluttered, minimal approach is less busy than opting for lots of pattern and lends itself to contemporary interior design.
Large format tiles are a great look for a larger space or an open plan area, contributing to the feeling of space and airiness, but smaller areas can benefit from larger tiles as well.
Seamless design with minimal grout lines
At just 6mm thick, Meteora Gris is just one of the many perfect wall cladding solutions available. The textured finish of the material enhances its natural beauty, adding to the feeling of wellness in the bathroom, while the distinctive stone-effect patterning in on-trend grey, combines harmoniously with a myriad of colours and materials, acting as a blank canvas in the modern home.
Named Best Bathroom Surface at the Living etc Style Awards 2022, Meteora Gris has practical appeal too, supplied in a slab format to make installation cost-effective and simple, particularly over large areas.
Extending interior design trends outdoors
The move towards home entertaining and making the most of our outdoor spaces has led to a growing trend for inside outside kitchens. Here too, CRL Stone offers the perfect flooring solution, with its range of materials creating a seamless sense of flow when the same flooring is used for the kitchen and the adjoining exterior space.
The flooring chosen must be suitable for all weathers, of course. It should be frost-proof and slip resistant but also UV resistant too, so the colour of the tile won’t fade from direct sunlight. CRL Stone offers all these qualities and more, making it ideally suitable solution for use outside.
Choose a natural effect tile, like Iseo Gris for example, to bring the outdoors in and vice versa, while options such as Croma White and Croma Grey are ideal for creating a contemporary indoor-outdoor space that runs on a continuous finish.
Climbing the walls with street credibility
The high level of durability and ability to withstand changing weather conditions throughout the seasons, makes the surface range from CRL Stone ideal for exterior cladding too.
Cladding can make a property stand out and enjoy extra prominence, giving it enormous street cred while also protecting and preserving the quality of the bricks and mortar beneath. In a natural finish, Silk Negro, for example, is a dark, modern surface that works in harmony with natural materials such as wood and the raw finish of brickwork. The material’s low water absorption rate of less than 0.2% makes it ideal for outdoor environments where it won’t be impacted by frost and ice, while its UV resistance makes this a colourfast surface that won’t fade over time, even when used outdoors and in direct sunlight.