If you’re planning on renovating your kitchen or bathroom, you probably want to give these rooms a whole new look and feel.
A great way to bring elegance and appeal into your interior design, as well as create a stylish, statement is to incorporate encaustic tiles into your renovation.
Encaustic tiles have been around for ages, and while they have always been fashionable, they are definitely having their moment in the spotlight as the trendy tiles of the moment.
What Are Encaustic Tiles?
Encaustic tiles truly are very special. These ceramic tiles are different from others as the different designs and patterns that they portray are not a result of paint or glaze, but are created by using different coloured clays. Traditionally, two different colours are used, but there are encaustic tiles that boast more.
This unique attribute, and the time and care it takes to create these tiles, has made them incredibly popular in a range of design trends.
Encaustic tiles, which became popular in the Victorian era, were originally referred to as inlaid tiles. They can come glazed, or unglazed and are available in a variety of sizes and thicknesses.
Encaustic tiles were mostly used in churches, but have made their ways into homes all across the world!
Modern Encaustic Tiles
While encaustic tiles may be looked at as an ancient design, modern manufacturing processes have made it possible for these tiles to come in a wide range of trendy designs, and encaustic-looking tiles make this trend all the more affordable. Things have come a long way from the encaustic tiles found in Europe in the 18th century.
Benefits Of Encaustic Tiles
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Another reason for the rise of the encaustic tiles is the range of benefits that they offer homeowners and interior designers. Some benefits include:
- Durable − These types of tiles are built to last for generations! Create a legacy with your encaustic tile design and enjoy them for the long term.
- Easy to clean − Use a damp cloth to wipe away dust and grime and enjoy tiles that remain clean for longer.
- Can be used for walls or floors − They are durable enough to be used for both surfaces so your tile design doesn’t have to stop at the floor.
- Available in a wide range of designs − Hundreds of designs available for all homeowners’ tastes and style preferences.
- Easy to install and maintain − The tiles make the perfect DIY project and can be quickly and easily installed.
The fact that the basic elements of this type of tile haven’t changed for many years shows that the benefits they provide are remarkable.
Encaustic Tile Design Ideas
When it comes to encaustic tiles, the design opportunities are endless. This is because they come in a wide variety of different designs and can be used on the floor or on the walls of your kitchen or bathroom.
Know that when you are using encaustic tiles, you are probably going to create a head-turning and even awe-inspiring feature in your home. These are definitely not your everyday tiles, so the more space these tiles take up, the bigger the design element of the room will be.
Don’t be scared to go big! The kitchen and the bathroom deserve just as much of a design flair than the bedroom, hallway and living room do. If you don’t want to go overboard with the tiles, especially if you choose a very bold print, you may want to keep the tiles to one feature wall in these rooms, or even a portion of a wall.
A basic design rule is to use a big pattern in a big room and a small pattern in a small room. But you don’t have to play by any rules. You could even mix and match a variety of tiles, using mostly plain ceramic tiles with an encaustic tile thrown in here and there for good style measure.
It’s very important to keep in mind the overall colour palette when choosing encaustic tiles, as you want the room to look cohesive and well thought out.
Our Range Of Encaustic Tiles
At Tile Market, we offer a unique range of gorgeous encaustic designs, which allow you to create an array of head-turning designs on the floor or wall of your bathroom or kitchen.
Our encaustic tiles mostly use natural colours but come in designs that range from bold and striking, to soft and whimsical. In our range, there is truly something for everyone and our experts are able to help you pick out the design that best suits your renovation needs.
If you’re looking to revamp your bathroom or kitchen in the upcoming months, you may be on the lookout for unique, encaustic tiles to add excitement and appeal to your renovation. If you’re looking for a friendly and professional tile supplier in South Africa, look no further than Tile Market. We trust that you’ll enjoy our wide range of affordable designs.