Top 5 floor tile trends for 2018

We've rounded up the latest floor tile trends for 2018 which you can incorporate into your flooring renovation project.

By Gemma Parkes | 15 December 2017

Starting a floor renovation project in the New Year? Discover the latest floor tiling trends to use every room.

Not just relegated to kitchen splashbacks or the bathroom floor, tiles are a practical surface material for all interior spaces. If you’re planning a floor renovation project in 2018 and you’re looking for an alternative to wood flooring or carpets, take inspiration from our round up of the latest trending floor tiles for the New Year.

The rug effect

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Photo credit: Saloni

Big bold reliefs are still current, while textile effects and more subtle structures are also coming through. Raised pattern mosaics create a tactile finish along with split-form slate and warm-toned metallics with aged patinas.

Add interest to a large expanse of tiled flooring with a decorative panel surrounded by a contrasting border with Pobles porcelain tiles, from £82.80 per sqm, Saloni.

Bespoke pattern

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Photo credit: British Ceramic Tile

Adding pattern to the floor is a way of introducing extra character to a scheme. ‘Digital inks are evolving quickly with the ability to print directly onto glazed and fired porcelain and ceramic. This allows a more extensive colour range and more fabulous patterns,’ explains Jane Addis at Original Style.

‘While new materials and printing technologies are the exciting future of ceramics, there is still a push to maintain the traditional processes within the British ceramic industry.’ Create a bold floor design using shaped tiles in a mix of colours like these Hex satin tiles, £65 per sqm, British Ceramic Tile.

Multi-use

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Photo credit: Gemini

Team tiles in different formations for extra interest such as these Marazzi Terramix glazed porcelain tiles, £59.99 per sqm, Gemini.

Try mixing contrasting materials or gloss and matt surfaces from the same range for a more relaxed scheme. For a rustic look, hand-crafted designs with natural indentations and imperfections offer an informal look.