Following in the footsteps of the best fashion designers, Fired Earth is adding a diffusion line to its collections.
First to arrive is the Tile Basics collection, which will include tiles starting at 36p each.
Bright and bold, tiles from the Collage range, take their inspiration from the Pop Art movement of the 1950s and 60s, when collage and painting were combined to construct new art forms that heralded the cultural transformation of Britain and America at the time.
Fired Earth is broadening its reach and appeal by adding a diffusion line to its collections.
This begins with the launch of Tile Basics this month, which will carry tiles starting from just 36p each.
Tile Basics is designed to complement the existing Fired Earth range and add some new bolder colours, which can be mixed and matched.
A specially selected collection of 37 new tile designs, featuring technically innovative and stunning surface effects, has been brought together in the latest Craven Dunnill Renaissance brochure, just published and available on request.
This latest collection reveals an emerging trend, towards bolder and more dramatic style statements for mainstream tiles: Industrial metallic tones are interpreted as urban chic in the new Actual range featuring intense, burnished mahogany and pitted silver options. In contrast, the delicate lustre glaze, which adorns the classic Blonda leaf design, featured here, has a timeless appeal, reflected in its black and white palette. The evocatively named Diablo range, is a dramatic example of the return of colour for bathroom walls with a blood red, three dimensional design, which seems to shimmer before your eyes.
Craven Dunnill is a one-stop supplier of ceramic wall and floor tiles. The company stocks a choice of more than 10,000 products, plus accessories such as adhesives and grouts, at its Bridgnorth warehouse and provides technical expertise, on-site delivery, and bespoke specialist manufacturer.
Fired Earth is widely acknowledged as the UK’s authority on tiles from around the world. The company’s carefully sourced ranges are both distinctive and timeless. But it’s worth noting that Fired Earth has a number of very affordable tile collections within its range- for example:
On The Wall
With clean, classic lines and an elegant structural style, the Architecture range can create versatile designs, with the clever use of different sizes in patterned combinations, or by mixing the gloss and matt finishes.
From 53p per tile.
The contemporary feel of the Retro Metro range, takes its influence from the 1920s. The rectangular shape and subtle colours of these tiles offer a real modernity and stylised finish to a room.
74p per tile.
Katherine Lyne, Marketing Manager at leading UK tile manufacturer and distributor the CP Group, explains why tiles are the perfect way to introduce individual style into a bathroom:
More than ever people want to create their own distinctive look and tiles are perfectly placed to respond to this demand, especially in rooms such as the bathroom, where the overall colour scheme is predominantly white.
Whether you are looking for a small, subtle change or to make a dramatic style statement, tiles offer unrivalled choice in terms of colour, texture, pattern, size and shape and are a quick and easy way to give an off the shelf bathroom suite the wow factor.
As more and more homeowners are looking to make improvements to their current homes rather than buying a new property, cost effective DIY products are more popular than ever.
Forbo’s Marmoleum Click range has all the benefits of the Eco friendly Marmoleum floor coverings, but can be laid by the homeowner with its simple locking system, where panels and tiles literally click in to place creating a seamless durable floor.
Marmoleum Click features a top layer of linoleum a natural, ecologically produced material made from linseed oil, rosin, limestone and environmentally friendly pigments; the flooring inhibits the growth of dust mites and is therefore ideal for anyone with allergies or asthma.
Forbo’s Novilon collection leads the way this spring with stylish modern designs, hitting the trend for natural effect flooring.
One beautiful style from the range, is a rich mocha design with a texture reminiscent of cracked earth – ideal to set off iconic modern furnishings.
Perfect for the living room, Novilon is warm to the touch and its seamless finish, creates a low maintenance hygienic floor and a stunning minimalist look.
For this look you would expect a designer price tag, however prices for Novilon start from just £15.99/m².
If you are looking to make a style statement in your bathroom, the novel Sketch Tiles from B&Q will be hard to beat.
These extraordinary floor tiles contain liquid that moves with every step you take, to create a colour-shifting effect.
The new tiles are available in eight colour-ways, including an unusual orange/claret and a contemporary red/white.
Gold taps are a token gesture by comparison. If you really want to wallow in luxury, go for a big tin tub. A pure Gold one! Well, pure Gold Leaf.
This magnificent piece takes bath-time to another level – when you sink into this to wash all your cares away, it’s more than probable, you can bask in the fact that you haven’t got any.
Worked from solid tin and available with a Gold Leaf exterior or, if you prefer something a little less ostentatious, Silver Leaf. Glorious!
After an extensive period of subtle patterns and minimal colour schemes in the bathroom, there is now resurgence in surface pattern and block colour.
Craven Dunnill reflects this emerging trend, with its new Tarim collection of ceramic tiles for the walls and floor, which features a bold floral design in gloss finish and field tiles in warm tones of chocolate and cream; the elegant colour scheme balances the bold floral design, to create a contemporary classic to stand the test of time.
The Tarim range from Craven Dunnill’s Renaissance Collection features two colours: Marfil a rich cream, and Wenge a warm chocolate brown.