Tiling is having quite the resurgence in popularity as of late, but what will the trends look like in 2022? We’ve rounded up the top 5 trends in tiling we predict this year.
Whether it’s in a beautiful, ornate mural or one large piece of art, mosaics are seeing a comeback and are especially popular among Australian homeowners. While these types of tiles were used primarily as accent pieces just a few years ago, today they can be used to give more breathing room to your favourite art or piece of furniture. To ensure you get that bold look you’re going for without taking up all your space, look into creating mosaic-style living spaces. From countertops and backsplashes to entire walls, there’s so much you can do with all those little coloured pebbles!
If you’re after a high-end look with low maintenance, natural stone tiles are a great option. The cost of these tiles can vary wildly depending on how your installer chooses to price them, but the choice of stones means that most people can get what they want within their budget. Natural stone will be particularly popular for outdoor use as well as living spaces that need to exude luxury.
Last year, 5% of tiles used across Australia were made from terrazzo; by 2022, that figure is expected to rise to 10%. As more and more homeowners demand a modern aesthetic, contractors are turning to techniques like these to create innovative new flooring designs. Terrazzo’s shimmering appearance is making it one of Australia’s most popular trends.
Although wooden flooring isn’t for everyone, some homeowners can get on board with tiling to achieve a similar look. Wooden look tiles have been around for a few years, but they’re gaining momentum as more and more homeowners see them as an affordable alternative to real wood floors. They come in a variety of shades and styles and are available as porcelain or ceramic tiles that can be laid indoors or outdoors.
In a kitchen or bathroom, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by a room’s elements. While grout is often hidden behind tiles and left unnoticed, homeowners shouldn’t forget about selecting its colour. Since it tends to fade into the background, many people will choose neutral or low-contrast colours to ensure that grout doesn’t show through their tiles. As grout colours become darker, homeowners can use contrasting walls or cabinets to create depth and avoid an overwhelming effect.
If you are looking for tiling or waterproofing on the Sunshine Coast, contact our friendly and professional team at Campbell Tiling & Waterproofing today on 1300 938 040.