A note today about bathroom tiles. Last year, I was searching in vain for wood effect porcelain or ceramic tiles to create a Japanese look in our ensuite shower room. I’d seen a few peaceful bathroom images where wood was used to create a calm, ordered effect, but my builder warned me about using real wood in a damp climate where mould can set in so quickly. Not really the look I was going for. I had to accept that we do have slightly more rain here in Manchester than other places, and that hot, dry days are few and far between.
I did get my Japanese-look shower room with a bit of ingenious tile sourcing…
… but I was really hankering after wood plank tiles, and there were none to be found, at least not within a tight budget.
However now the shops, online and warehouses, are full of them! I could have had a choice of smooth grained or rustic, and much more in between.
This year, I’m looking for real stone effect in porcelain and ceramic. I have noticed a few in tile showrooms,
and some absolutely beautiful examples in this season’s new catalogues:
Hurry up, the UK market, and buy some in!