Introduce the industrial look to your home with tiles

Industrial style in the interiors world refers to an aesthetic trend which follows cues from old factories or industrial spaces which are then converted into living spaces. These conversions in recent years have lead to residential spaces which reflect characteristics of the original building and its uses. These spaces have become trendy, and therefore the aesthetic is much saught after.

The industrial look often includes weathered wood, exposed brick and concrete and often exposed pipe work too. Natural colour palettes also help to achieve this look.

With these main features in mind, we can see that tiles can be a big part in recreating the industrial look within your very own home. Choosing elements from brick, wood and concrete effect tiles will allow you to add small or large element of industrial style into your home.

Concrete effect tiles.

Both the Transition and Barco are concrete effect porcelain tiles. This means they are extremely hard wearing and are therefore suitable even for the busiest of homes. Perfect for all living spaces throughout the home. Muted grey and beige tones stick to the neutral palette favoured for the industrial look. While both ranges include large format tiles, the Transition range is available in a 120x60cm size option. This super large format tile is over a meter long making a dramatic addition to any design scheme, but particularly for the industrial look. Its scale reminiscent of large scale materials and machinery which would have once filled old factories.

Weathered wood

Wood effect tiles are a brilliant way to introduce the wood look into your home, without the maintenance and expense of real wood flooring. There are many different options on the market now giving you choice of size, colour and also how weathered the wood is going to look. Choose a wood effect tile which has been designed to have realistic veins and markings, as you would see in old weathered wood. This will be a great addition to an industrial style space. Get creative and consider using your wood effect tiles on the walls, in showers or as unexpected decorative features.

Brick effect tiles

Our Chicago range of brick effect tiles are made from strong porcelain, meaning they can be used in applications all over the home on both walls and floors. Take the look outdoors and use them on a patio or pathway. The perfect option for a feature wall or chimney breast to create the old and slightly weathered look which the industrial look relies on. Add modern decorative accessories and furniture to the space to finish the look.