New interior trends appear every year, and most come and go, but concrete-look tiles have been around for decades, and they’re not disappearing any time soon.
Concrete look tiles are currently facing a resurgence in interior design circles, which means many more people are choosing them for their homes as well as commercial spaces.
Concrete White Natural Porcelain Slab
Concrete Taupe Natural Porcelain Slab
Concrete Grey Natural Porcelain Slab
The great thing about these tiles is that they’re more sustainable than actual concrete tiles and come in a range of finishes, so you can tailor your concrete-look interior to your taste.
Where to Use Concrete look Tiles
These tiles are perfect for industrial-inspired interiors, especially if you’re nodding to Brutalist architecture. They can also help to create a parred-back, open-plan space feel ahead of the curve.
Concrete-look tiles are incredibly versatile; here are some ways you might want to include them in your residential or commercial design:
Impressive reception area
Atelier Olive Grey Honed Porcelain Tile
Atelier Black Honed Porcelain Tile
Atelier Grey Light Honed Porcelain Tile
If you a spacious reception area with high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling concrete-look tiles can help to create a space that’s dramatic and modern.
Large-format tiles are particularly effective at creating drama. Concrete pairs beautifully with raw metal fixtures, so do consider an industrial staircase or windows to complete the look.
Scandi-inspired wet room
An all-concrete shower room with large windows with a view is the ultimate in contemporary living.
Raw metal fixtures, such as a rain shower, and a matching concrete bathtub or sink will give your bathroom a parred-back edge reminiscent of modern Scandinavian living. Despite assumption, it’s not all about natural wood.
Minimal viewing area
Whether you’re a shop owner or you have a beautiful art collection that you want to show off in your home, concrete-look tiles are unfussy, which makes them ideal for gallery spaces.
These tiles’ simple design can be used to draw focus to an object or collection. With floor-to-ceiling tiling, you can create a minimal viewing space that’ll show your work in its best light.
If you often read cookbooks or browse food blogs, you’ll be familiar with gorgeous food photography set against a backdrop of natural stone and concrete-look surfaces. Now you can bring a little of that inspiration into your home or commercial space with these tiles.
Why not use concrete-look tiles to make a feature of your kitchen island or workspace?
Even if you don’t have enough space to dedicate an entire room to a bar, you can use concrete-inspired tiles to create a plinth-style bar, where you can house all your favorite cocktail ingredients. Then, when entertaining, this part of your living area will become the hub of the party.
A Note From Marble Systems Design Team :
The wonderful thing about concrete-look tiles is the array of tones they’re available in.
We love to pair light, pale grey tiles with dark, near-black tiles for a sharp contrast that’s timeless. This contrast works particularly well in kitchens and bathrooms, especially when paired with soft, dramatic lighting.
Finish your room with industrial furnishings: upcycled mirrors and coffee tables are a fantastic choice.
Explore our full range of concrete-look tiles here.