Functional Yet Stylish Tile Recess Solutions
Got a shower wall that’s looking lacklustre? Planning to build or renovate a bathroom? Then allow Myaree Ceramics to tell you why a tile recess with glazed porcelain tiles is so necessary for a final stunning and functional bathroom finish.
Everyone’s after the ‘hotel look’.
With the rich colours of Sicis mosaics, many Myaree Ceramics clients have added a splash of colour or a gorgeous pattern to a recessed shower or vanity space. It’s a wonderful opportunity to use an amazing feature in a limited area to achieve a high-impact result.
You’ll save your elbows and head a lot of bumping and scraping.
A recessed tile wall immediately removes the need to hang a shower caddy, so all of those shower necessities don’t sit out on the wall waiting to get in the way. You can add practical tiled shelving within the recess.
Your floor serves its purpose as a floor!
It’s so common it has almost become acceptable to stash product bottles, razors and toothbrushes on the edge of the bath or on the shower floor. Well, not at Myaree Ceramics. We believe the floor is for standing on and letting the water carry your day’s cares away. A bath is for music and champagne! A gorgeous tiled recess on the other hand, tiled in any of our hand-picked glazed porcelain tiles, that’s the answer to a seamless look and proper storage.
Give your bathroom the bold feature you deserve.
Boldness and creativity can be indicators of our own personality. It’s often the reason why people choose the bathroom as one of the personality points of their renovation. Be bold. With the depth of choice of glazed porcelain tiles from Myaree Ceramics, your artistic expression is as close as a chat with our experienced, highly trained design team.
Because you don’t renovate or build every year.
This is the chance to get it right. Have a tiled recess beside the bath. One by the vanity and then a lovely big recess with separate shelf compartments in the shower. There is no limit. Myaree Ceramics can show you previous success stories – our experienced interior designers would love to add you to their catalogue.
We think that whoever thought of purposely putting a hole in someone’s bathroom wall and then tiling it to make a recessed shelf, deserves a medal. Or at least a lifetime supply of shampoo. It has to be one of the simplest ways to store bathroom items out of the way, and at the same time produce such a beautiful stepped-back masterpiece.
If you now feel inspired to put a recess in your bathroom wall and raise the spirits of its inhabitants, contact Myaree Ceramics today to discuss all of your tiling needs.
Tile Trends 2017
With 2016 well and truly behind us, it’s time to take a look at what’s trending in bathroom tiles for 2017. At the recent Cersaie Tile Fair in Italy, we discovered the latest innovations and trends taking the industry by storm.
Chevron and herringbone styles
Chevron and herringbone patterned tiles were big at the Cersaie Tile Fair. These patterned tiles are the perfect bathroom tiles for Perth homes, and can also be used in kitchens and living areas. Chevron and herringbone tiles have a timeless feel, while still being bold enough to add some texture and flair to your home.
A fresh taste on geometric
Geometric-shaped tiles and patterns can be used in a variety of ways to increase the aesthetic appeal of any space. For example, triangular-shaped floor tiles add a sense of drama, and if you use them as a feature on a wall, you can easily accentuate their graphic patterns. On the other hand, decorative geometric patterns often create a sense of nostalgia, while also establishing warmth and a sense of coziness in a range of settings.
In a bathroom, traditional hexagon mosaics are still a favourite, as they add dimension to the floor and can be played up with bold-coloured accessories. With new and innovative patterns and finishes constantly emerging, the geometric craze is likely to stand the test of time.
Encaustic or pressed cement tiles are becoming popular again, as they’re a decorative choice with a softness and warmth underfoot that few other tiles have. The new styles are driven towards creating distinctive patterns or features in small spaces, such as bathrooms and kitchens, and can even be used as a decorative insert in an entranceway.
Warm colour palettes
In 2017, we will see a distinct shift towards warmer colour palettes that encompass plenty of greys, creams, and pastels, especially peach, pink, blues, greens, and even navy accents. These colours are not only timeless; they will also take the industrial concrete look to a whole new luxe level.
Stone-look tiles and bookmatching
Elegant designs and easy-to-care-for finishes make stone-look tiles a fast favourite among Perth homeowners. This trend captures the rich texture of natural stone, while providing the long-lasting qualities and resistance to moisture as porcelain tiles. From limestone to travertine, there are plenty of colours and designs to choose from. Thanks to advanced new printing techniques, bookmatching is now available in stone look tile. The mirrored, marble patterning of bookmatching was previously only available in real stone, and looks to be a super-hot trend for 2017 and beyond.
Large-format tiles are becoming increasingly popular in 2017 because they create a sleek, more streamlined look with fewer grout lines. Using the same large-format tile on both the walls and floor will make your bathroom feel bigger and brighter, which is a definite plus if your bathroom is feeling a little cramped.
Classic, smaller-sized square formats
Despite the popularity of large-format tiles, smaller-sized square formats that were popular in the late 1980s-90s are making a comeback. A favourite among homeowners and designers alike, they’re well suited to small areas, like around a vanity or on a shower wall.
If you’re looking for high-quality glass tiles in Perth, or simply want to make sure your bathroom is fitted with stylish and luxurious tiles, contact Myaree Ceramics today.
Tiles and Technology
At Myaree Ceramics, we’re constantly looking for new and improved ways to make sure our entire product range meets our strict quality standards. The easiest and most efficient way for us to do this is to keep up-to-date with the latest advancements in tile technology.
Most of the tiles on display in our Perth-based showroom are imported directly from Italy. Since our inception in 1985, we have worked hard to build strong, long-lasting relationships with some of Italy’s finest and most reputable tile manufacturers. To keep up with demand, they have invested in machinery that allows them to produce more tiles in half the time.
Advancements in technology have progressed to the point where man-made tiles can replicate the look of natural tiles so well it’s almost impossible to tell the difference. In the past, tiles that were designed to replicate the look of natural finishes, like travertine, didn’t have any pattern variations. This meant that if you were to compare a natural tile to a man-made one, you would easily be able to identify which was which. Natural stone products are all unique, as each individual tile has variations in its pattern, whereas traditionally, the patterns on manufactured styles were identical. Now, thanks to improvements in printing technology, this is no longer an issue. Taking advantage of beautiful timber and stone look finishes is now easier than ever, as you can take advantage of the hard-wearing nature of manufactured tiles, while enjoying the beauty of natural products.
Increased production and availability of large-format, slim-profile tiles can also be attributed to advancements in technology. Slim 6-8mm thick tiles (that would usually be 10-12mm thick) can now be made just as strong as standard-profile tiles. They’re also lighter, easier to lay, and cheaper to ship and store than their thicker counterparts. Many of the factories that produce our high-end selection of quality glass, mosaic, and stone tiles from are becoming so advanced; they’re almost entirely automated!
However, despite the latest technological innovations, there will always be a demand for handmade, artisanal products. If you’re after handcrafted tiles with a distinct European charm, you can rest assured the old fashioned way of doing things hasn’t been completely eliminated. With a clear divide between robot-made and artisanal, homemade products, you won’t be limited to just one type of manufacturing. We will always make sure we’re bringing our Perth clients the best range of quality tiles, and we understand that maintaining traditional production processes is part of this service, so whether you’re after the latest manufactured tile solutions, or beautiful, handcrafted designs, we’ve got you covered!
To view a comprehensive selection of luxurious glass tiles in Perth, or some of the finest mosaic tiles Perth has to offer, be sure to visit our showroom! Here, you’ll be greeted by our fully trained staff who can assist with all of your tiling needs.
Tiles & Sustainability
At Myaree Ceramics, we are dedicated helping you to choose tiles that are crafted in a sustainable, ethical fashion. We import ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tiles from across Europe that are exclusive in nature and crafted ethically with the newest and most innovative technologies available. From bedroom to bathroom, kitchen to outdoor and indoor pools we stock and sell tiles for every room and need you might have.
Know your products
It’s important to us you know where your tiles come from and how they’re made – it’s not just about locale but also an understanding of material sourcing. Our Italian and Spanish manufacturers must meet European sustainability regulations regarding materials, consumption of water used during production and use of recycled materials. The process is just as important to Myaree Ceramics as the end result – a great selection of tiles. The companies we source from aim to use 20 to 80 per cent of recycled material in their production while water usage, emission reductions and waste management are also a priority.
A focus on sustainability
As a result of the way we source, our tiles are a more sustainable option for your home than most durable flooring, and our high quality, low porosity porcelain based tiles will outlast most alternatives. And of course, wood and stone-look tiles are also an environmentally friendly option compared to their real wood and stone counterparts which are mined from the earth. While some of the glass mosaics options amongst the offering are made from entirely recycled materials
Technology and an extensive range
Working with Italian tile manufacturers who are fluent in the latest technology means that we can offer exclusive options that you won’t be able to find elsewhere, and that will give your home design an advantage. We source 3D tile options to add depth and texture inside and outside your home, glass mosaics for your bathroom or pool, antislip tiles for those areas that can become a safety hazard, and porcelain tiles that are resistant to scratching.
At Myaree Ceramics, we are the most innovative and creative tile supplier in Perth, offering an unmatched, exclusive range for your entire home. We have hundreds of different styles, colours, materials and finishes to choose from, and several experts on hand to help you choose the ideal option for your home or outdoor area.
Pool Tile Trends – What’s Hot for Summer?
When it comes to choosing tiles for your new pool, there are many different colours, materials and styles to consider. From classic or traditional designs to something a little more distinctive, there’s a perfect option for every pool owner. Though classic tiles are always on offer, trends change as we approach each summer period as new colours and concepts hit the tile market. So, what type of tiles are pool owners seeking out as we head towards the summer of 2017?
With patterned or mosaic tiles back in vogue there’s something for every taste, budget and colour scheme for Perth renovators right now. Colourful, Moroccan inspired tiles and patterned mosaics make a bold statement. While the classic monochromatic palette of art deco may just be the perfect finishing touch for the buyer looking for a pared back yet, contrasting look. At Myaree Ceramics we have a wide range of glass and ceramic tiles on offer as well as interior designers on staff to help you discern what’s best for you and your pool.
In true resort style, many pool owners are opting to forego the usual edged waterline tiling and dive right in to the world of tiles, tiling every inch of their pool; this option both practical and stylish – both equally as important if you ask us. Functionally, a tiled pool is easier to clean and maintain compared to traditional options. On the flipside, a fully tiled or mosaiced pool adds an element of luxury all year round.
For those who aren’t drawn to colourful patterned mosaics, . Pool owners are veering away from the traditional blue and choosing taupe or egg shell , pastels, and even white to blend in with or complement the surrounding landscape. If you’re looking to think outside the box, consider a neutral patterned design to create interest without introducing colour.
What goes around comes around, and bullnosing – a finish that allows you to round out or square off a tile’s edges – is resurfacing as a tiling trend. Pool edges are now being finished with bullnosed tiles for a subtle finish. Myaree Ceramics can source various bullnosing profiles custom-made locally, using our porcelain tiles.
Once you’ve settled on the tiles around the edges and in the pool, think antislip for surrounding areas.
Though perhaps a more practical trend, antislip tiles are becoming more and more sought after as families act to secure their pool areas from wandering feet.
Myaree Ceramics offers a wide range of patterned, neutral and coloured tiles that can be purchased or made to order from our showroom. Contact us today!
Top Tips When Choosing Kitchen Tiles
Most of us think of the kitchen as the heart of the home. It’s the place where family and visitors congregate, it’s informal, companionable and a great place to chat while you’re making a coffee, preparing dinner or just pottering around. Because it’s likely that you will spend a lot of time in the kitchen, spending a little extra time choosing tiles that you love is a good investment. Getting it right means your kitchen will continue to please you for years to come.
Here are some ideas for you to consider when designing your dream kitchen:
Choose the right tile for the job
We all know kitchen flooring has a hard life so durability is the key. High quality porcelain tiles are extremely strong and virtually nonporous, which makes them almost impervious to liquid, and they are available in many colours, styles, finishes and textures. There are so many options, why not talk to us to find out which one will work best for you.
Transform your kitchen splashback – With a little thought and careful planning the look and feel of your kitchen splashback can be changed dramatically by using different tile formats, further interest can be achieved with contrasting grout colour. Bring in your plans and talk to our in-house designers about the size and shape that will work best in your space.
Rectified tiles with perfectly flat edges can be laid so closely together that the grout is thinner. This visually pushes the grout into the background giving the appearance of a solid block of colour which can look great as a splash back.
Create an illusion
Rectified tiles with perfectly flat edges can be laid so closely together that the grout is thinner. This visually pushes the grout into the background giving the appearance of a solid block of colour which can look great as a splash back.
When in doubt, call in to see the experts at Myaree Ceramics
Make our showroom at 91 Norma Road Myaree your first stop. Bring in your plans, reference images and ideas and talk to our in-house designers.
With our extensive range and knowledgeable staff, we will work with you to create a design that will look good for years to come. Plus we can provide the best advice on how to care for and maintain your tiles. Contact us on (08) 9330 3611.
Tips to Maximise Your Small Bathroom
With planning, a small bathroom can be a triumph of function and design
Working with small spaces can be a challenge, so here are some clever design tips on how to maximise the space you have for better functionality, and some effective ways to create a feeling of space.
- The eye can be tricked into believing the space is larger by using the same materials on the floors and walls. Try to avoid using anything that creates a visual block such as using strong contrasts or changing the direction of tiles or trims. Tiling right up to the ceiling and running your wall tiles right across the width of the wall will also open up the room.
- If you’re lucky enough to have natural light, use it… even opaque glass will flood the room with light, creating an airy and spacious feel. Using clear glass shower screens also allows light to flow, creating an impression of space. For windowless bathrooms, innovative light solutions can combine practicality with style and atmosphere.
- Use light and reflections to create the impression of space. Strategically placed mirrors make reflections recede into the distance and provides the impression of infinity.
- A seamless transition between surfaces can be achieved by using rectified tiles which have perfectly flat edges. When laid, the edges of rectified tiles are closely aligned, the grout is thinner, so it merges into the background giving the appearance of a solid block of colour.
- Recessing cabinetry and shelves into the wall both increases storage and floor-space and reduces clutter. Building a recessed shelf or niche into the wall of the shower provides a home for shampoo and other products and makes for a seamless bathroom design.
- Choosing the right tile can enhance any interior and transform the appearance of walls and floors. It’s important to consider the proportion of the space and choose a tile that is relative to the size of the room.
- Always take tile samples into the room so you can see how it looks in-situ, it’s the only way to appreciate the real effect.
At Myaree Ceramics we believe your home should reflect your personality and lifestyle. Bring your house plans, reference images and ideas into our showroom at 91 Norma Road Myaree and talk to our in-house designers. They have a wealth of knowledge and are happy to work with you to bring your vision to life.
Together we can create a design that will stay looking good for years to come. Plus we can provide the best advice on how to care for and maintain your tiles. Contact us on 9330 3611.
The Art of Choosing The Right Tile For Your Home
Choosing tiles for your home can be daunting. Because there are so many options, so many choices and so many styles it can feel a little overwhelming. This is why getting the right advice from the experts is worth its weight in gold.
What’s Your Style?
Your personal taste and lifestyle reflects who you are, this is important when designing your home interior, because it’s what turns a house into your home. Here are some things to consider before you make your selection.
- Don’t be ruled by rules – if you’re renovating or extending an older property, mix it up. Adding a modern element to a traditional home can provide a sophisticated foil that adds another dimension to the look and feel of the home.
- Consider the type of traffic and wear the area will have and factor in how the tile will be cleaned and maintained. The right choice will pay dividends for years to come.
- Invest in a good tiler- the installation of your tiles is just as important as the selection to create a beautifully finished space.
Glazed porcelain tiles are the most commonly used because they’re relatively easy to install and are resilient enough to withstand heavy traffic and harsh cleaning products. Available in a wide variety of styles and colours there is a range to suit every taste and budget.
Natural or composite stone tiles are beautiful, but because they are porous, they will require more care and regular sealing for durability. Properly sealed the natural beauty of this product can add warmth and character although in heavy traffic areas or areas where there are likely to be spills, leaks or overflows, a more robust tile might be a better choice.
Your Home – Your Style
Be creative and think about how you could incorporate tiles as a feature. Whether it’s an entry space or large living area, the clever use of pattern and colour can inject mood, tone and texture to transform any space from ordinary to spectacular.
Bathroom tiles don’t have to be boring, choose a colour or design that you love and bring it together with carefully chosen fixtures, fittings and accessories.
Consider using feature tiles to create an impact or highlight a specific aspect of your bathroom or wet area. Combine with creative lighting solutions for a real statement.
Trends come and go but strong design can transform a home
Creative combinations can enhance any interior and transform walls and floors. Whatever your preferred style, step one is to consider the proportion of the space and choose a tile that is relative to the size of the room.
How We Add Value
Step two is to talk to our in-house designers, they have a wealth of knowledge and are happy to work with you to bring your vision to life. So before you make your decision, bring your house plans and samples into Myaree Ceramics at 91 Norma Road, Myaree.
You will love our exclusive brands and commitment to exceptional design. Together we can create a design that will look good for years to come and provide the best advice on how to care for and maintain your tiles. Contact us on 9330 3611.
The Difference between Porcelain and Ceramic Tiles
A tile is a tile… or is it?
So, you’ve made the decision to tile your home. Congratulations, you’ve chosen a product that with the proper installation and care will look great for years with minimal maintenance. The secret is choosing a tile that is suitable for the location and application, but the wrong choice means you may run into problems in the medium to long term.
The Ceramic Option
The ceramic or non-porcelain tile is generally made from red or white clay and fired in a kiln. They are usually finished with a durable glaze which carries the colour and pattern and are suitable for wall tile and floor tile applications. Because they’re softer and easier to cut than their porcelain cousins, they are less durable.
Ceramic tiles are most suited to very light to moderate traffic only and because of the base material used are more prone to wear and chipping than porcelain tiles.
The Porcelain Option
Porcelain tiles are a high quality tile also known as ‘vitrified’ tiles. They’re extremely strong with low porosity which makes them highly resistant to liquid. Porcelain tiles are available unglazed with either a polished, natural, or textured finish.
Porcelain tiles are glazed with either a gloss, matt, or textured finish, making them one the most popular choices for floors. Because they’re harder and more wear or damage resistant than ceramic tiles, they’re suitable for any application from light traffic to the heaviest residential and even light commercial traffic.
The more specialised full body porcelain tiles carry the colour and pattern through the entire thickness of the tile, making them virtually impervious to wear and are suitable for any application from residential to the highest traffic commercial or industrial applications.
Why Myaree Ceramics are right on trend
At Myaree Ceramics, we’re committed to offering nothing less than the finest (natural stone inspired) ceramic, porcelain tiles and features to our valued customers. With our experienced staff, exclusive brands and a commitment to exceptional design, we’re dedicated to helping you create the space of your dreams. For the best independent advice on your choice of tiles, contact us on 9330 3611 and bring your plans into our showroom at 91 Norma Road, Myaree.
30 Years in the business and still growing
Myaree Ceramics still growing after 30 years.
We’re popping champagne all month, because May marks 30 years for Myaree Ceramics! We’ve changed a lot since the 80s (and we’re not just talking hair-wise), and we’re proud to celebrate this milestone. It’s been no small feat: Myaree Ceramics began, and remains, a family business – established by Vince Ciccarelli and his son Carmine, who still manages the business today – and we thought we’d share our story with you:
It begins with Vince. An Italian migrant builder, Vince saw potential for beautiful products from his homeland to be used in projects in WA – and so Myaree Ceramics was born. Initially supplying to the residential market in Myaree, Vince and his son Carmine were the first business in WA to import tiles from Italy. Needless to say – this was long before Pinterest, décor magazines, home renovation shows and the never-ending plethora of information available to customers today, so it was up to them not only to trend forecast (spoiler alert: a lot of brown and marble look tiles) but to help the customer understand the product. From the beginning, quality was key: every tile was imported not only for its aesthetic appeal, but its ability to wear well and outlast most of the product on the market at the time.
As the technology for manufacturing tiles advanced and China opened its import and export doors in the 90s, our world of tile options and supplies exploded with potential. It was also around the same time that the internet became commonly used and décor started taking on many new looks. The business expanded, so we moved with the times (and to a new location) overhauling our showroom, and employing interior designer staff to bring client visions to life in a variety of new tile materials.
We’ve since renovated twice, added an architectural department for our growing commercial work, wholesale product across the state – all while growing our product selection, leading to the many patterns and styles that we still consistently update to stay ahead of client requirements.
With a great love for what we do, our company has grown to 30 staff, and we remain one step ahead of the interior design market. A keen eye for décor composition and patterns, a lot of industry experience and a gallery of stock to bring happy tears to any interior designer’s eyes, the Myaree Ceramics ethos remains the same – to offer nothing less than the finest natural stone, ceramic and porcelain tiles to the residential and commercial sectors.