Interior design is undergoing something of a revolution as we all move away from the fussy, cluttered design schemes so popular in the 1990s and 2000s, into designs which embrace a much more modern, sleek and contemporary look.
Hard wood flooring and plain rectangular tiles have been incredibly popular over the last decade, but all the experts expect to see an upsurge in demand for quality, modern tiling in the next few years, and not just in the kitchen and bathroom.
If you have children or pets, tiles can be a practical and beautiful choice for hallways, living spaces and playrooms. Many homeowners worry that tiles are going to be sterile and cold, but modern tiles are all about natural colours and textures, and this adds instant warmth to a room.
Furthermore, unless you are looking at cork or carpet tiles, underfloor heating is the ideal way of heating a room with a tiled floor. Many department stores, restaurants and upmarket hotels are switching from carpet or wood to tiled floors, so if you want some boutique hotel style in your home, a tiled floor is definitely the way to go.
Here is a guide on how you can tile your floor and be sure to check out part 2 of our Tiling guide where we will discuss tiling bathrooms and kitchens and tile colours.