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How to choose the best flooring for your home

Thursday June 27, 2024

Renowned for over a century, porcelain tiles are crafted from natural clay, fired at high temperatures, and boast exceptional non-porous qualities. Their versatility and durability make them a compelling choice for flooring projects, offering an array of sizes, styles, and patterns. But with so many styles to choose from, how do you know you’re matching the right tile to the right room? Here are our top tips on how to choose the best flooring for your home.


Cornwall Kitchen Marble Tiles

Choose the best flooring for your kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of any home. Choosing the right tiles can brighten the space, protect flooring, and offer endless design options for a beautiful, functional, and inviting kitchen.

Consider combining light and dark colours to add depth and contrast to the area. For example, combining a quartzite-inspired Putney Black flooring with lighter cabinets or countertops, adds visual interest to the space.

Patterned tiles bring a sense of artistry, cultural richness and timeless beauty to the kitchen, making it a delightful space for cooking, dining, and gathering. Georgian Moroccan Blue tiling helps you to achieve a statement floor, whilst maintaining a light and airy ambiance.

For a classic, modern look marble flooring always wins. The Sanford White Matt Porcelain tiles come in extra-large dimensions, presenting a seamless and stylish finish with minimal grout lines.


Cornwall Bathroom White Subway Tiles

Choose the best flooring for your bathroom

Bathroom tiles prevent mould, but can also transform your bathroom into a beautiful, durable, and relaxing place to be.

Wet room style flooring which replicates the look of concrete is guaranteed to bring a modern edge to your bathroom. The Leeds Grafito Porcelain Tiles bring a sleek finish and rugged appeal, offering both style and durability in a moisture-prone environment.

Ocean blues bring a relaxing feel to bathing areas, along with a contemporary seaside feel. Cornwall Blue offers a stunning high-end slate effect with a dash of colour, which is also perfect for covering watermarks.

A statement floor can also work well in bathrooms, bringing a hint of luxury. Featuring an interwoven criss-cross pattern, Mondrian Gray does just that, whilst maintaining a neutral and relaxing colourway.


Cornwall Marble Midcentury Tiles

Choose the best flooring for your living room

Long-gone are the days of carpet. Tiles improve cleanliness, and add a polished, sophisticated look for a beautiful, welcoming living space.

Slate-effect flooring can provide a beautiful, high-end, chic home interior, especially when paired with bold artwork and soft textiles. Cornwall Ash Grey tiles feature rich veining and slate details without the cost or maintenance of real slate.

Light, neutral coloured flooring like the Fontwell Sand Floor tiles can make any living room feel more spacious, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Incorporate natural elements such as wood accents or indoor plants to bring warmth and texture to the room.

Concrete-effect flooring can also work well in living rooms, especially when combined with statement lighting. Soften the look and add warmth to the space by layering area rugs in different textures and patterns.


Cornwall Tiles

Choose the best flooring for your hallway

Having an inviting hallway is a must for every home. Statement tiles like the Verto Edwardian Green Square tile add personality and character to an often overlooked space, leaving a memorable first impression for your guests.

Take inspiration from the elegance of historical buildings in your flooring, with geometrical shapes combined with modernist style. Middleham Redmire is one such stunning statement tile, which will elevate your hallway.

If you prefer something more subtle, lightly coloured concrete-inspired tiling works well in hallways too. Perfect for minimalist interior design and ready to be complimented by house plants, statement furniture and accessories.


Cornwall Outdoor Tiles

Choose the best flooring for your outdoor space 

Black tiles like our Minster Black absorb heat, making them perfect for cooler climates and providing warmth to your outdoor area. With their ability to conceal dirt and create dramatic contrast, they look fantastic with pale-coloured outdoor furniture.

Portuguese limestone-effect tiles bring a hint of Mediterranean charm to outdoor spaces, whilst also remaining contemporary. Consider planting foliage in terracotta pots or planters to complement the earthy tones, or even adding a terracotta fire chimney. 

Minimalistic grey tiles like Derwent Soft Grey complements various garden styles and allows plants and landscaping features to take centre stage. They provide a sleek and modern backdrop for outdoor furniture, planters, and decor meaning they go well with all of your existing garden accessories.


For more information on porcelain tiles, including our best-selling ranges of bathroom tiles, floor tiles, kitchen tiles, outdoor tiles and wall panels, visit our showroom or speak to one of specialists.
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