As this decade comes to a close, it is interesting to see the floor tile trends that have dominated the industry and how they have evolved over time. Looking back at the 1900s, floor trends reflected the political and socio-cultural conditions of the time and changes in them signaled a shift in the mindset of people. In the period between the 40s and the 60s, colour reigned with people opting for boldly hued tiles to bring a pop of vibrancy to their homes. But once the 60s faded into the 70s, floor tiles were replaced by carpets for a long time as people started favouring wall to wall carpets and colourful shag rugs. It wasn’t until this millenium that people once again remembered all the reasons they had loved tiles – and developed a few more too!
Today, let’s take a look at the tile trends that have taken our lives and homes from passé to ooh la la in the last two decades because everything that was old is new again and who knows where the inspiration for your next tiling session may come from!
Hygge is a Norweign and Danish design trend that has floored (floored, get it?) the world in the last couple of years. It talks about a way of decorating that harnesses the power of neutral colours, warm lighting, and plenty of cozy upholstery and blankets to create a feeling of comfort and warmth. One of the main elements of Hygge approved interiors are wooden floors. Now, if you are one of those people who love the look of wooden floor but find yourself shying away from them because of the unholy maintenance they require, we have got the perfect solution for you – vitrified tiles that represent wood perfectly.