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Find out how you can add patterned tiles to their greatest effect to make a strong style statement

Are you tired of plain tiles in your home? Ready to add more style and personality to your living space? Look no further than the latest trend in home renovation: patterned tiles. These tiles offer a unique and stylish way to liven up any room in your home, from the bathroom to the kitchen.  

In this home renovation guide, I'll take you on a journey through the world of patterned tiles, from understanding the different types to exploring creative design ideas and cleaning techniques.

 Ca' Pietra Reform Reformed Stone Forest Green Tiles

Ca' Pietra Reform Reformed Stone Forest Green Tiles

The types of patterned tiles 

There are several types of patterned tiles, each with its own unique characteristics. Encaustic/cement tiles are made of cement and have a decorative pattern that is created using coloured clay. These tiles are extremely durable and available in various patterns and colours; perfect for high-traffic areas. 

Ceramic tiles are made of clay and are less expensive than other types of variants and can be used in areas with low to moderate foot traffic. Meanwhile, porcelain tiles are made of a type of clay that is fired at high temperatures. They are extremely durable and can be used in high-traffic areas.

Always consider durability, foot traffic and your budget when choosing the type of patterned tiles for your home. 


Some design ideas for patterned tiles

They can be used in a variety of ways throughout your home. They can be used on the floor or walls in the bathroom to add a unique touch. In the kitchen, patterned tiles can be used as a backsplash or on the floor to create a statement piece. In the entryway, they can be used to create a welcoming and unique space that can make quite a good impression on your guests.

When it comes to design ideas for patterned tiles, the possibilities are endless. Modern styles can include geometric patterns in neutral colours. Traditional styles can include floral patterns in bold colours. Meanwhile, global styles can include intricate patterns in bright colours.


Some installation techniques

Installing them can be a good DIY project, but having the right tools and knowledge is vital to ensure a successful process. The first step is to prepare the surface by cleaning it and ensuring it is level. Choosing the right grout and adhesive for the type of tile being installed is also important.

Hiring a professional tile installer may be best if you are uncomfortable with DIY installation. They will have the knowledge and experience to ensure a successful installation.

Patterned tiles can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any home renovation project. Whether you are remodelling your bathroom, kitchen or living room, they can create a unique and memorable design statement. However, it is essential to understand their proper maintenance and care to ensure they remain pristine for years.

Original Style Wildflower Rose Patterned Tiles - stocked by Hyperion Tiles

 Original Style Wildflower Rose Tiles

Cleaning your patterned tiles

Maintaining your patterned tiles with routine cleaning and upkeep is essential if you want them to continue to appear brand new. The easiest methods to clean and maintain your tiles are with a broom and dustpan, a vacuum cleaner, and a mop. When dealing with more stubborn stains, try using a solution of tepid water and a gentle detergent. Because harsh chemicals and abrasive cleaners can scratch the surface of the floor, you should avoid using them.

To properly clean the various kinds of patterned tiles, a variety of cleaning methods are required. Tiles made of ceramic and porcelain, on the other hand, are comparatively simple to clean, whereas tiles made of natural stone require more maintenance. Tiles made from natural stones such as marble and granite are porous and have the ability to collect liquids, which can result in staining if not properly sealed. It is important to clean up any spills as soon as they occur in order to stop the substance from seeping into the tile's surface.

Original Style English Garden Magnolia Tile - stocked by Hyperion Tiles

Original Style English Garden Magnolia Single Tiles 

Repairing your patterned tiles 

Cracked or damaged patterned tiles can detract from the beauty of your home. Repairing them can be a challenging task, but it is possible. The first step is to remove the damaged tile carefully. You can use a chisel, hammer, or screwdriver to do this. Be sure to wear gloves and safety goggles during this process. 

Once the damaged tile has been removed, replacing it with a new one is a good idea. Matching the replacement tile to the existing pattern is essential to ensure a seamless repair. You can do this by taking a picture of the patterned tile and showing it to your tile vendor. They can help you find a matching tile.


Restoring your patterned tiles

Over time, patterned tiles can become dull or discoloured. This can happen due to heavy foot traffic, exposure to sunlight or the use of harsh chemicals. Restoring them involves cleaning and polishing the tiles to bring back their shine and lustre.

For light cleaning, warm water and mild detergent can be used. However, for a more extensive restoration, it is best to seek the services of a professional. They have the knowledge and tools to clean and restore your patterned tiles without causing any damage.


 Adding that unique touch

Indeed, patterned tiles are a great way to add a unique touch to your home renovation project. They can last for years to come with the right care and maintenance. Be sure to clean your tiles regularly, repair any damage promptly and seek professional restoration services when necessary. Experiment with patterned tiles in your next renovation project and create a stunning and memorable design statement.

If you are looking for a high-quality patterned tiles shop, look no further than our high-quality selections at Hyperion Tiles. We are a family-run business driven by our passion for pushing the boundaries in premium wall and floor tile design. We pay attention to every detail, sourcing comprehensive collections of superior-quality tiles for floors and walls, inside and out. Feel free to click all our tile categories above for more on our tile variations and their prices. – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I mix and match different patterned tiles in the same space?

Mixing and matching different patterns can create a unique and eclectic look, but it should be done with care. Ensure that the patterns complement each other in terms of colour and style to avoid a chaotic or overwhelming appearance. Browse our range of patterned encaustic cement tiles to find the one that matches your home's aesthetic.

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