Gone are the days where bathrooms, kitchens and utility rooms had the monopoly on tiles. It wasn’t too long ago when tiles were seen as a purely practical choice but the landscape with tiles has dramatically changed within the last few years and it could be argued that tiles are now rivaling paint, wallpaper, vinyl and carpet tiles as interior must-haves. Tiles are a highly durable, stylish surface covering that will transform walls and floors, creating interior spaces that deliver on wow factor whilst still keeping functionality in mind, making them ideal for bars, restaurants and hotels that are known for their high traffic areas. Tiles are now being utilised in every design scheme imaginable in the hospitality industry.
This month, Head of Customer Marketing at British Ceramic Tile, Liam Poole, explores the rising popularity of tiles in the hospitality sector and how designers are turning to ceramic, porcelain and glass to create show-stopping designs. Turn to page 22 to read his advice on what’s best to use on walls and floors this year.
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