5 eye-catching bathroom tile trends spotted at this year's Cersaie

BathroomsFeatures Thu 11th Nov 2021 by KBBFocus

5 eye-catching bathroom tile trends spotted at this year's Cersaie

5 eye-catching bathroom tile trends spotted at this year's Cersaie

Tile manufacturers were back in force at this year's Cersaie, and from small-format decors and mosaics to porcelain slabs and 3D wallcoverings, there was plenty for keen trendspotters to get their teeth into. We take a tour with tile manufacturers’ association Tile of Spain to find 5 key new bathroom tile trends.

1. Crazily colourful
Colours come and go, of course, but it’s predicted that a post-pandemic philosophy of going crazy either with vibrancy of hue or the bold placement of tiles is sure to pervade bathroom design well into the future.

Placed vertically, Fan by Natucer comes in Turquoise and 11 other matt or gloss colourways. www.natucer.es/en

Arranged as if cascading down the walls, Jungle by Mainzu is mixed with 10x30cm white verticals to dramatic effect. www.mainzu.com/en


2. Marbleous stone
Richly striated marble, stone and terrazzo effects continue to be popular, and there's no longer any shyness whatsoever about using designs that are obvious exaggerations of the raw material. Dramatic swirls of colour and large flecks give porcelain wall and floor tiles the ability to transform any interior. The more marvellous the better.

Patagonia by Apavisa features beige and earth tones that show how digital printing can imitate the patina of a raw material very effectively and even offer a twist. www.apavisa.com/en

Trend by Sanchis Home is a 60x60cm or 60x120cm porcelain slab that features giant coloured flecks. www.azulevgrupo.com/en


3. New Wave
Life has been rocky and wavy designs are everywhere. Undulating 3D lines can be deep and sculptural or more subtle, perhaps inspiring a calming effect. Often seen on white tile formats, these relief surfaces are frequently digitally printed with beige or gold veining, reminiscent of patterns in the sand and froth in the surf.

DEEP TECH technology has enabled Museum Surfaces to maximize the depth of relief on its elegant Dual Décor porcelain. www.museumsurfaces.com/en

Calacatta Gold by Gayafores, making this 45x90cm wall format ideal for a bathroom splashback.


4. Mosaic magic
Many of the Spanish brands produce mosaic versions in their ranges, whether stone, cement or whatever the material effect, but recent times have seen mosaics come into their own. There’s been a resurgence of mosaics as the stand-out design in a series. What’s more, mosaic specialists are also offering some truly sensational contemporary takes on the classic mesh-backed format featuring penny-shaped tessera.

Deco Penny Stoneglass is Onix’s most technical product range in penny size. Its hardness makes it suitable not just for walls, but for high-traffic flooring such as a commercial bathroom. www.onixmosaic.com

This 30.9x30.9cm porcelain format offers an elegant marble mix of circular tessera. It is just one of many colours, textures and finishes in the Penny Collection by Realonda. www.en.realonda.com


5. True to nature
There is always a counterpoint to any mainstream trend and products offering a softer look for bathroom settings will win considerable market share. Wood-effects and warm, earthy tones dominate and are often contrasted with simple white formats

Wire by Saloni is a 40x120cm white body wall tile featuring a contemporary wood-effect in three colours. www.saloni.com/en

Home Fresh by Azulejos Alcor is a 32.77x100cm white body wall tile with a natural muted palette. www.azulejosalcor.com

Tags: bathrooms, features, tiles, tile of spain, cersaie

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