Easily update your laundry with tiles

Gone are the days where laundry areas are a forgotten part of the home, always in a constant disarray with cleaning products galore and mountains of dirty clothing.

Today, laundry’s are seen as valuable and fashionable cleaning command centres. Whether they’re in the garage, kitchen, cupboard nook or have its own dedicated room – it’s becoming more important to make a design statement adding value to your home.

Tiles are an easy way to upgraded and refresh your laundry space. With laundry’s being a wet area, tiles are a practical choice where waterproofing is a must. Spills and accidental flooding are an unfortunate bi-product of the laundry area and tiles are a great choice for both the floor and splash back to ensure your homes bones are protected.

Here are 10 dreamy laundry areas where tiles are not only a practical choice but make quite a design statement.

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All laundry images sourced from Pinterest.

Pop in and see our staff for ideas and inspiration of how to update your laundry space.

STAFF PICKS: Summer

With the warmer weather upon us, there’s no better time to take on those home improvement projects that you’ve been contemplating all winter. These summer months give us more daylight hours and fresh inspiration and motivation to take on that reno.

Home renovation projects are fun and rewarding; but the savviest homeowners will also see the value it adds to their property.

Tiles are an easy way to update that kitchen, bathroom, laundry, entrance way or outdoor area. They can add instant impact to your space and add your own personalised style.

Here are some of our summer staff picks.

Dakota Tiles: Newton Tiles

Dakota Tiles: Newton Tiles

Dakota Tiles: Waitaki Tiles

Dakota Tiles: Waitaki Tiles

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Dakota Tiles: Wood Look Mayfield Tiles

Dakota Tiles: Wood Look Mayfield Tiles

Dakota Tiles: Lake Sumner Tiles

Dakota Tiles: Lake Sumner Tiles

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Pop in and chat to our friendly staff about your project and we will help you find that perfect tile.

10 Tile Trends for 2018

You know the saying ‘New Year, New You’, well the same goes for your home. There’s no better time than the new year to get that reno underway. Tiles are a great way to modernise and update that tired space adding instant impact.

Here are some of the trends we’re seeing for 2018.

 

Hexagonal Tiles

Geometric hexagonal tiles have been popular the last few years and 2018 will be no different – with the hex tile trend as strong as ever. You don’t need to go for the stock standard white small honeycomb shape; today there are so many sizes, colours, patterns, textures and tones to mix and match to maximum impact to that space.

Dakota Tiles: Stockholm Hexagon Tiles

Dakota Tiles: Stockholm Hexagon Tiles

Terracotta Tiles

We all know that fashion moves in cycles, and that’s certainly true for tile trends also. For many of us terracotta tiles may give you nightmares of the 70’s but this coming year we’re seeing a resurgence of this classic tile finish. Terracotta tiles inject a natural element to interiors bringing warmth to any space. The 2018 Terracotta comeback has taken on a modern twist; think geometric, chevron, herringbone patterns and mixed with pastel tones. They are extremely versatile and fit in with many decorating themes from coastal chic, to Mediterranean through to Moroccan-inspired looks. So, embrace the terracotta and fall back in love with this rustic warmth all over again.

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Photo Credit: Pinterest

Glazed Tiles

2018 is bringing bathrooms, kitchens and laundrys covered in glossy glazed tiles. From cashmere tones, to calm pastels through to bright colourful tiles – they’re all looking popular.

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Photo Credit: Pinterest

Patterned Tiles

Still looking popular for 2018 are patterned tiles laid out in a patchwork. The key for pulling off this striking statement is to let the tiles be the hero of the room and pair with simple, streamlined furniture and lighting choices which will create a modern look with added impact and character. 

Dakota Tiles: Cementine Mix Tiles

Dakota Tiles: Cementine Mix Tiles

Black Tiles

Black tiles matched with black grout are looking like a strong trend for 2018. The perfect combination for a sleek and modern splashback, bathroom floor, or around a fireplace. Plus, an added bonus of this colour scheme is you don’t have to worry about cleaning the grout quite as often as you would with a light colour.

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Photo Credit: Pinterest

Chevron pattern

The Chevron pattern has been around for centuries and has made a massive resurgence of late due to the popularity of geometric patterns. The great thing about this style is that it suits both period and contemporary homes, and is so versatile that it looks stunning on the floor, wall, splashback or as a design feature. This can also make a narrow space appear wider, perfect for those smaller bathroom or laundry areas.

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Photo Credit: Pinterest

Terrazzo

This marble mosaic flooring popularised in 1920s Art Deco architecture is making a comeback in 2018 with a new modern twist. Say hello to gorgeous terrazzo tiles. Today terrazzo tiles are more refined, come in many different colour palettes and bring a sense of luxury to any space. This tile choice is so versatile and looks great on the floor, walls, or as a feature tile.

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Photo Credit: Pinterest