modern floor tiles

Modernising a period property with floor tiles

Your choice of floor tiles can make a big impact on the overall style of your home. Flooring covers a large amount of space in a house and can easily enhance a room. It’s not unusual to just change the flooring in a home when decorating, as it won’t break the bank but will offer an obvious transformation.

Those living in period homes often want to modernise the interior but can sometimes feel restricted as they may wish to keep the period features. Adding new floor tiles is an affordable and practical solution to this common dilemma. Updating old tired carpets to ceramic or porcelain floor tiles will instantaneously modernise your home as their glossy finish will freshen up your interior.

Choose the right material when picking your floor tiles

There are certain materials which homeowners should stick to when thinking about modernising their period home - these include marble, glossy finished limestone, polished sandstone and quartzite. Sleek, light floor tiles will create an airy and welcoming ambience within a room which many period homes can sometimes lack.

Due to the smaller windows, rooms within period properties can often look small when coupled with darker wood and furniture, however, adding light floor tiles will draw the emphasis away from the size of the room and instead onto the new floor tiles.

The colour of your floor tiles will make a huge impact

The colour of your tiles will largely depend of the size of the room; small rooms should utilise lighter floor tiles while larger rooms are able to use both. Grey is an incredibly popular colour for tiles at the moment and will effectively modernise your period home. It works best in kitchens or large open spaces and it can also be emphasised by using large format dimension tiles.

Black glossy floor tiles are also effective when modernising your home as the polished finish will add a contemporary feel and will offer a great juxtaposition between the period features and the modern tiles.  We would recommend using darker colours in larger rooms rather than smaller ones.

Cream floor tiles will fit in with the majority of rooms including kitchens, bathrooms, hallways and bedrooms and combined with their smooth even finish will create a modernised feel. The light and complementary tones of cream floor tiles are suited to both large and small spaces.

Wall and floor tiles for every era of property

We have a selection of fantastic wood effect porcelain floor tiles here at Ceramica which, depending on the colour, could add a modern twist to your home. Light brown wood will help soften harsh dark period features and will add an element of light into your home. 

We have five spacious showrooms across the South East including Addlestone, Ashtead, Amersham, Folkestone and Wimbledon, which all showcase the fantastic floor tiles we have available. Pop in to your nearest store anytime or call us and speak to a member of the Ceramica Tiles HQ team on 020 8397 6284.

  • The Guild
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  • Addlestone

    Tel: 01932 353 141

  • Amersham

    Tel: 01494 728 500

  • Ashtead

    Tel: 01372 277 727

  • Folkestone

    Tel: 01303 278 750

  • Wimbledon

    Tel: 020 8543 5413

  • Head Office

    Tel: 020 8397 6284