Warm natural tones are definitely having a moment.
If you find grey a tad sombre and white a touch too bright, you’re in luck: warm natural tones are definitely having a moment. Brought out of the style wilderness thanks to 2018’s ‘earthen luxury’ and ‘global nomad’ trends in fashion and interiors, rich shades of ochre, burnt orange and brown are everywhere right now, teamed with richly textured soft furnishings and hand-crafted accessories. Terracotta in particular has captured our collective imagination: Pinterest searches for this versatile material have increased by 95 per cent in the past six months.
When it comes to flooring, no one appreciates the appeal of terracotta more than we Brits. Inspired by our love of holidays in the Med, we’ve long appropriated terracotta tiles to add warmth and a cosy rustic feel to our gloomy UK interiors. But as with all things, there’s a downside. Terracotta tiles become naturally more porous as they age, allowing water marks and stains to settle in, and require time-consuming oiling and sealing to look their best. Plus, they tend to be less than robust, and while they’re pleasantly cool underfoot in summer, they’re downright chilly in winter.
The solution? The Tile Styles PU Collection from Leoline features a wide range of stunning realistic-looking ceramic, mosaic and stone-effect tiles that will bring a Mediterranean vibe to your home without any of the hassle of upkeep. Our slip-resistant Alhambracushion vinyl, pictured, gives a beautifully authentic Spanish fincalook as well as a comfortable feel underfoot thanks to its Compactback construction, but you needn’t panic if you spill your sangria – all floors in the Tile Styles PU Collection feature a Superguard protective coating that’s stain resistant and super-easy to clean. Just wipe off any marks with a damp mop or cloth.
We think Alhambra would look amazing in a kitchen paired with black cabinetry. Or why not go all-out for a Miami Beach look, with plenty of pot plants, and bright whitewashed walls? If you’ve gone for an Alhambra floor, please do tweet us a picture of your finished room @LeolineUK. We’d love to see how this versatile floor looks in your home.