When renovating or upgrading your home, what kind of things come to mind? While many people look for luxury and elegance with a sense of pristine cleanliness, others simply look to turn their house into a warm, family home.
An increasingly popular choice for renovation projects and upgrades alike is Polished Porcelain wall tiles and floor tiles. And for good reason! This particular porcelain finish can truly take the vibe and feel of a space in a new, sumptuous direction. And you don’t have to break the bank to do so!
What’s the difference between polished and unpolished tiles?
While colour and design are important elements in the consideration of achieving the aesthetic you desire, the finish of the tile can change the room drastically. Matt and Lappato tiles are advantageous in offering texture and additional slip resistance, whereas Polished and Mirror Polished Porcelain Tiles can really open up any room through their stunning reflection.
Where can polished porcelain tiles be used?
When people think of ‘Polished’, they immediately assume the area is unsafe and slippery. Whilst we would not recommend installing in the base of a wet room, Polished and Mirror Polished Porcelain tiles can be used in Kitchens, Living Areas, Hallways and Bathrooms.
Essentially, Polished and Mirror Polished porcelain floor tiles can be pretty much be treated like any other type of tile. They are adaptable and excellent for any flooring project you are taking on.
Why are polished porcelain floor tiles proving so popular?
This is a good question! We think one of the key reasons that polished porcelain wall and floor tiles are proving so popular at present is not only their sumptuous appeal, but also their versatility.
Designs ranging from soft printing for subtlety, to appealing strikes of veining that replicate that of genuine Tuscan marble (without the associated price tag!) offer various characteristics to suit that of modern and contemporary homes alike, as well as offering the illusion of more space in the smallest of rooms.
What options are available?
So what does this range contain? The answer is a spectrum of exciting choices that can form a central part of your home renovation project.
A great tile to start with is our Mirage Mirror Polished Porcelain tiles. These tiles are inspired by Tuscan marble and have a beautiful contemporary Italian design. These tiles are available in 600x600mm and 600x1200mm options, and are perfect for seamless open plan designs and modern living in all areas of the home. Due to their distinctive strikes of veining, these are a perfect tile to choose as the focal point of your room whilst adding popular accent colours of white, black, gold or silver.
Grey polished porcelain wall tiles and floor tiles are another popular option, with this type of tile delivering a wonderful basis for features and elements in a room to truly take off. We stock Royale Light Grey Porcelain tiles with a polished finish that offer a great choice.
For truly luxurious tiles, consider our Calacatta Grande Mirror Polished Porcelain tiles. Again available in 600x600mm and 600x1200mm, these tiles offer relaxing grey shades with a mirror glass polished shine. A similar but different tile are our Lavish Mirror Polished Porcelain tiles, which has comparable veining style but differences in veining colour to create a subtly different look.
Both minimalists and maximalists can benefit from our Super White Mirror Polished Porcelain tiles. The beauty of white polished porcelain wall tiles and floor tiles is that they are a great medium to then bring plentiful colours into your design. Or they can act as the main eye-catching feature, helping to elevate the feel of these areas of the home.
We also stock beautiful Royale Vanilla Polished Porcelain Tiles. Ideal for those looking to create a contemporary style, Royale Vanilla Polished Porcelain Tiles will create a beautiful sleek, modern look in your home. This subtle soft cream/ivory colour tone also has a wonderful light reflecting quality.
Owing to the great relationships we have built with our customers, we have been fortunate in getting insights into their fabulous projects.
Blogger Chloe (@thegreybuild) has been using us for quite some time throughout the renovation of her home, and she favours a neutral palette.
Chloe has used our sophisticated Perla Soft Grey Mirror Polished Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles in one of her bathrooms. With their warm grey tone (greige if you want to be on-trend), this tile exudes warmth and elegance for the most relaxing setting.
Sticking with her neutral theme, Chloe has also used our Florence Ivory Mirror Polished Wall and Floor Tiles to add warmth to her hallway and kitchen area. Not only has the beautiful finish of the tile elevated the area due to their gloss reflective finish, but the rectified edges of the tiles have allowed for smaller grout lines, helping to create a seamless, open-plan effect.
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We hope this has helped shed some light on why polished porcelain tiles have become such a popular choice for the floors and walls of homes up and down the UK.