Let your imagination break the monotonous square
“…Age apace comes at last to all.” But Gen X of tiles is an exception. They represent your stylishness, your creativity and as a whole create a statement exclusively for you.
Globalization of style has created new range of never-before tiles that have sparked a passion for innovation in the world of tiles. Tiles are no longer simple, white squares protecting kitchen countertops. It's no longer hip to be square. Through relentless R&D activities by tile manufacturers, new range of tiles have evolved into an art form encompassing the personality and creativity of homeowners. The smart generation has improved the feel and look of their sweet homes by breaking the age-old restrictions of usages of tiles. With an incredible array of colors, sizes and sleek or textured surfaces, tile has become a matter to add excitements to the lifestyle of people.
In the words of Mr. Sanjeev Ranjan, AGM Marketing, Somany Ceramics Ltd, “Tile offers you limitless possibilities in designing a unique dwelling as they come in myriad of colors, patterns & designs. One of the hottest trends in the ceramic tile industry today is the technology of capturing the visual essence of natural aesthetics like wood and stone, and duplicating their effects. These tiles with natural appeal are suited both for interiors and exteriors on wall and floor spaces.”
The new range of tiles has successfully ventured different nooks and corners of households—from floor to wall, from lounge to bed room, from lawn to bar, from ceiling to the front portion of house---everywhere. Tiles can be used anywhere in a home; the only limit is one’s imagination. For do-it-yourself homeowners, it is important to get an understanding of which kind of tiles to be used in which space.
Ø While working on bathroom, make sure you use anti-slip/ anti-skid tiles. Otherwise tiles could be dangerous if there is water on the floor. Even if your bathroom is small you can make it look more spacious by using tiles in combinations. For instance, use tiles in darker shades on the farthest wall of the bathroom and lighter shade tiles on other walls. This will not only make your bathroom interior unique but also add contrast and depth.
Ø The kitchen is the most popular place to find tiles. As a design element kitchen tiles can not only be used on floors, but also on walls as a backsplash or on countertops providing a durable surface that is stain resistant. You can also try using motif tiles specially crafted for kitchen in designs of forks & spoons or fruits & vegetables. The motif tiles are normally used to give an outline or border and can be easily combined with regular wall tiles.
With so many styles to choose from, it can be difficult finding just the right tile for your living room. Natural stone or stone-look tiles continue to be a wise investment because they bring in the atmosphere of the great outdoors and often feel a bit more luxurious than standard ceramic tiles.
Ø If you are tired of painting your walls with the same old colours and textures you can try using wall tiles on them. They come in a wide variety of designs and shades which would give walls a completely new look. The trend of using wall claddings on exterior walls is fast catching up as you do not need to repaint the walls every couple of years or every festive season. The tiles for exteriors are crafted in a variety of textures and finishes with contemporary and traditional patterns such as stone, brick, floral and geometric.
Tile maintenance is an important part once one decides to use tiles in home decor. It is always advisable to choose tiles which are scratch, stain and abrasion resistant. According to Mr. Ranjan, “The specially crafted VeilCraft tiles (popularly known as VC tiles) from Somany are abrasion and stain resistant which ensures greater longevity and enhanced beauty year after year.”
It’s time for you to make your house a home. You don't have to live in a depressing, white-wall house. Pick up from wide array of stylist designer tiles and add some zip to your life with color and style.