Whether you’re dreaming about marble or sandstone floors, many renovators are often surprised to learn that stone look tiles can often replicate the real thing.
When it comes to building materials for both residential and commercial spaces, natural stone has long been associated with luxury. The rich, textured finishes of travertine, marble, sandstone and limestone have long risen above the fads and trends that plague the world of design, and are instead regarded as classic, timeless symbols of true elegance.
However, like most high-quality products in limited supply – home owners can expect to pay a premium for natural stone. Not only is the extraction method and production significantly more challenging when compared to other materials, but natural stone is also more expensive to install thanks to the irregularities and textures of the stone’s surface, Natural stone also needs to be sealed and regularly maintained to keep the stone looking its best.
Having said that, even if your budget doesn’t allow for natural stone throughout your home or workplace, advances in modern digital printing technology and the manufacturing present an alternative, being stone look tiles – but are they as good as the real thing?
Five Popular Examples Of Stone Look Tiles
If you’re looking to replicate the look and feel of natural stone, then the good news is that there are a wide variety of alternatives that have hit the market in 2021 – many of which are actually crafted from porcelain and ceramic. To get an idea of just a handful of the many stone look tiles available through Tile Wizards, we’ve listed some of the most popular new arrivals.
Enzo Tile – The Enzo tile encompasses selected natural colour variations, with the combination of random streaks of traversing marble veins and natural stone look fusing character and depth. With the added advantage of an in/out slip resistant technology on the Natural finish allows for a matt feel inside and have the safety of a slip resistant tile outside in the same colour and size.
Carrara Tile – Available in a polished or smooth satin finish, the Carrara tile has a natural stone marble vein look with seven faces. With a flexible aesthetic, it’s a popular choice to Brighton up a range of rooms, including living areas, bathrooms, kitchens and even kitchen splash backs that will make your kitchen pop.
Cepheus Tile – A realistic interpretation of natural terrazzo that emphasize commercial and residential spaces with style. The three-color terrazzo variety allows a choice from a gentle colour palette that is warm. When dry, the in and out finish mimics a natural smooth matt, and when wet, it mimics an anti-slip surface, allowing you to transport your home outside in the same style.
Cortez Tile – comes with an undulated surface that’s suitable for all areas of the home that is under cover, the Cortez range is a strong stone mix design. Suitable for both industrial and minimalist designs, the tile is a soft stone design with twenty faces that display the variation of patterns, and has been crafted with the look and feel of natural travertine and limestone in mind. Available in 3 colours.
Tivoli Tile – Inspired by sandstone, the Tivoli tile series features natural looking swirls that emulates the real thing. Available in four different colours, the tile features ten faces and suits a broad range of room types and can bring your indoors outside with a matching grip finish for both indoor and outdoor. Available in 4 colours 3 finishes and 2 sizes.
Sourcing Stone Look Tiles In Australia
In 2021, your options for stone look tiles are almost limitless, and selecting the right type for your home isn’t an easy feat. With each space, comes a different preference or priority: are you chasing style, functionality, or simply want to stay within the budget?
In operation for over 24 years, at Tile Wizards we pride ourselves on getting you more, for less. We pioneered the warehouse format, and our stores are purposefully designed to make your selection easier, and ultimately offer our customers quality, price and the right advice.
Even if you are just after some honest and friendly advice – please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Tile Wizards today for a free quote. We’re able work with you in order to bring your dream flooring solution to life.