Diverse and Beautiful: Porcelain Tiles
Over the past few years tiles have evolved greatly and continue to play an increasingly significant role in the home. We are seeing tiles used not only on the floors and walls of kitchens and bathrooms but in bedrooms, living areas and other non-traditional areas. As tile applications diversify, so do the choices available on the market. Tile production has become more innovative – mimicking natural and man-made materials such as wood, stone, fabric and metal. Aside from the availability of stylish design, one of the major benefits of choosing tiles is their longevity – they are built to last.
One of the relatively newer trends among home owners is the porcelain or ‘vitrified’ tile.
Porcelain tiles are a form of ceramic tile; however, they are harder and offer great design flexibility. Although both are produced from clay and other naturally occurring materials, the clay used to make a porcelain tile is more refined and purified. As a result, these high-quality tiles are very strong with low porosity which makes them extremely resistant to liquid. Vitrified tiles are becoming a popular choice particularly for floors and wall coverings. In any application or use in the home, these tiles have a huge advantage over other tiles based on their longevity. Harder, more damage and wear resistant they will last for a long period of time and do not need to be replaced frequently. This makes them suitable in all areas up to the heaviest residential footfall and even light commercial traffic.
Glazed vs not glazed
Your first decision is to choose whether or not to choose glazed tiles. Glazed vitrified tiles have a surface coating to give them a shiny appearance and can be digitally printed with patterns. These tiles are considered more water, scratch and stain resistant in comparison to regular polished vitrified tiles. Glazed porcelain tiles come in a gloss, matte or textured finish. They are also available unglazed with either a polished, natural or textured finish. In a polished vitrified tile, dyes and colour patterns are mixed into the entire tile, making them virtually impervious to wear and suitable for any application. A glossy flooring of glazed or polished vitrified tiles can be used to reflect brightness in the home, while a matte or natural finish can be used to underplay excess light.
Myaree Ceramics stock a wide range of polished and glazed porcelain tiles from high quality tile producers such as Mutina, EMIL, REX, 41 ZERO 42 and the XO geometrically patterned series. Pair your vitrified selection with one of the other ranges of unique-look tiles available in store – combine with faux timber or stone to give you the perfect finish. Myaree Ceramics has an extensive range of porcelain tiles available for home or commercial spaces. Need a second opinion? Come in and bounce your ideas off our experienced and qualified designer who will also advise you on the application of porcelain tiles and their various uses around the home.
The Right Mix of Tile And Texture
Tiles can be mixed and matched (or not) more than you might think.
If you have an idea to mix colour and texture, good! It works, often. Success stories abound at Myaree Ceramics of clients who have created a unique look that reflects their own style.
Our design team
Myaree Ceramics has an interior design service that allows customers to come in and bounce their ideas off an experienced and qualified designer. You might decide to tweak their ideas a little and that’s your prerogative. Our design team are highly trained in the application of tiles and their myriad of uses in the home, so as you embark on your tiling journey, call us or call in to our showroom!
Tone and texture together
These days, you have numerous choices of tile – for both practicality and look. It’s not just a gloss or matte finish any more, although a truly striking effect can be achieved when matte wall tiles meet up with gloss floor tiles.
If you’re trying to achieve a tonal effect in your bathroom, pick one colour and then, work with shades of that colour on different surfaces. Then to create interest or a feature in a tonal look, you can play with the finish. Not just gloss or matte but also textures: waves, floral imprints, tiles that look like paper that has been folded and unfolded, waves, etc.
For an alternate but equally amazing visual effect, instead of running tiles all in one direction, try mixing them up horizontally and vertically. Herringbone pattern comes to mind but Myaree Ceramics has an abundance of inspiring ideas for you.
Light it up!
Continuous-strip wall lighting can enhance the overall effect as it highlights the tile’s surface.
The same can be said in planning for a textured tile wall that is close to natural light – as the sun moves across the sky, your tiles’ textures cast varied shadows throughout the day.
The seamless look
Don’t be afraid to use the same tile style on a wall and floor. When the right tile is chosen, the effect is a seamless, ultra-stylised look. Hotels opt for this a lot, and as the hotel finish is so ‘in’ thanks to TV renovation shows, it means many private renovator/builders are too!
The same tile colour is often available in different finishes and sizes too – so with the help of our designers, you can play with the different combinations to achieve subtle but effective design solutions.
It sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Our extensive range of tiles – from mosaic, to glass, to glazed porcelain will have you stopping to adore your decision for years to come!
Call Myaree Ceramics today to discuss all your tile and texture needs.
Glass Tile Trends: Introducing Vetrite by Sicis
Striking and decadent, the Vetrite collection by Sicis is a merging of functionality and timeless style. The glass tile is becoming increasingly popular in modern décor, a beautiful choice to either make a statement or to complement neutral palettes. This large format range offers a huge variety of stunning patterns for any style of home – without compromising on any of the qualities of regular tiles.
Sicis is considered the leader in production of glass tiles which are now available at Myaree Ceramics. A range of hues, textures and patterns are on offer – warm neutrals, metallic and bronze looks or textile-inspired tweed patterns. The tile is intricately designed – created with two panes of glass containing a sheet of fabric between them. Structurally, these tiles are thin, yet strong and scratch resistant – making them incredibly versatile and durable. They are easy to keep clean and protect walls from damage caused by water absorption. This unique Italian imported tile comes in a standard 300 x 600 size, but can be customised and made to order in any other format required.
Selecting the right tile can transform a space and make a statement. The Vetrite range can be used across multiple surfaces and areas. Bolder tile choices in flooring, particularly in the bathroom have become increasingly popular in the last few years. Make your built-in bathtub the focal point of the room by cladding with Verite’s luxurious glass format tiles. Why not opt for a popular metallic or bronze palette? The metal-look tile is trending in 2017 and Vetrite are just one of a range of emerging offerings that just keep getting better with matte, sheen and light polished finishes.
In the kitchen, the glass tile remains a popular choice for adding a pop of colour and light to backsplashes. A current trend in kitchen design sees the backsplash becoming a central feature – the beautiful colour and textural range of Vetrite can offer many options on this front. Vetrite’s scratch resistance also makes for a beautiful and practical all over kitchen surface.
Choosing the perfect tile from both a functional and aesthetic perspective can be daunting and requires careful consideration. Myaree Ceramics offer an interior design service that guides renovators and home owners through this process. Consult with an experienced and qualified designer, highly trained in the application of tiles and their variety of uses in the home.
Call Myaree Ceramics today on (08) 9330 3611 for peace of mind in all your tiling needs.
Tile Splashbacks for Inspired Kitchens
Say goodbye to boring kitchen splashbacks forever. Kitchen tile splashbacks are thankfully back on the favourites list and the choice is bigger than ever.
Yes, everything old is new again – kitchen tile splashbacks are trending massively now. Many Myaree Ceramics clients have discovered that the reason is because you can add loads more character to your kitchen. These days, it’s a really exciting prospect with more colours, shapes and textures than ever before.
You could design 50 kitchens right now and still have some incredible styles and colours left over for more.
Great design saves time
So, how do you decide what’s best for your home? First, take some photos or grab some samples of your dream kitchen scheme – colours, materials, cupboard positioning, natural and artificial light, etc. Second, put them under the nose of one of our brilliant design team members – they have a catalogue of options to help you settle on your personalised splashback solution.
Time and again we’ve been told how talking to one of our experts has been a godsend.
Here’s why. Imagine if there was a way to bring more light into your kitchen with a certain tile. What if one particular coloured tile could highlight a work bench or your designer fridge? What size works best in small spaces? You don’t know to ask about what you don’t know. Myaree Ceramics’ design team, located just south of Perth city, know exactly what’s out there. Their experience is yours to drill down into.
The kitchen tile A-list
With so many quality products to choose from, we can say that there are some kitchen tiles that have hit the highs in popularity right now.
There has been a massive move towards subway tile splashbacks. Available these days in many colours, a popular choice is to mix up your colours and then lay them in creative, non-conventional ways for a modern wow factor.
Larger kitchen tile panels create a more seamless look while mini mosaics provide an entirely different look with great visual impact.
Finally, textured and even 3D tiles can look amazing in the kitchen. 3D tiles have patterns carved into or raised on the tile’s surface, giving a bold architectural feel. It certainly turns the kitchen into something more than just a place to prepare food, and these days this matters more as people opt to entertain in their kitchen whilst prepping a meal.
Believe it or not, this is just touching on the surface of kitchen tiles. With all the information around, nothing beats speaking to designers who can tell you where a tile is from, what space it works best in and how much it costs before you can type the questions into Google.
Make a note to talk to Myaree Ceramics today for tips, tricks and inspiration when it comes to your next tiling project.
Taking Wall Tiles Out Of The Bathroom
Who said wall tiles are only for the bathroom? Why not the bedroom, or the living room?
It’s not as crazy as it sounds. It makes absolute sense that a wet area like a bathroom needs a waterproof system that will protect its walls from water. The final layer of that system is tiles. The same goes for kitchen tiles – protection first, style and statement second on the list of importance.
Tiles as a cladding to your home
These days in Australia, wall tiles are becoming as much a decorative statement as a level of protection. Myaree Ceramics have applied tiles as cladding to an exterior of a building, as an interior feature wall, as an entry statement and even behind a bed.
In fact in countries like China, Japan, Brazil and the United Kingdom, bathroom tiles have been used for cladding for the outside of homes for many years. The practical argument is that the home never needs painting and it’s super easy to clean. Aesthetically, you can blend colours, textures and play with geometric shapes to really make your home a talking point around the neighbourhood.
Tiled headboards are on-trend
Headboards are a simple twist on the padded soft furnishing headboard we see often these days, which morphed from the original wooden bedhead. If you haven’t seen many tiled headboards yet, don’t worry, the trend is here and it’s a matter of time until you see more of them.
Tiled headboards come in any design you care to imagine: a patchwork quilt design; simple subway wall tiles, one colour or a touch of a Mondrian effect? The limit is only in what you can imagine.
Tiles can be used anywhere. Try a water feature wall. Perhaps you’d like to dress up the front of your kitchen island? It’s a small project but it still deserves proper planning so chat to Myaree Ceramics’ design team and dress up your kitchen for every dinner!
Look up and love it!
A tiled ceiling isn’t even out of the question. Where? In the shower it’s an obvious addition. It’s also a wonderful finish to a grand dining room. But even if you have a regular 2 to 3 bedroom home or apartment, wall tiles and kitchen tiles placed on the ceiling are absolutely acceptable as a feature. Quite often it is a mixture of tile pattern and colours to create a mosaic effect or ornate finish. Again, Myaree Ceramics can take any inquiry to its ultimate outcome.
The applications for tiles are practically limitless. If anyone can take you out of the bathroom and into the wider world of wall, bathroom and kitchen tiles, Myaree Ceramics, Perth can.
Contact us today for tips and tricks to save you time, money and tiles while pouring on the inspiration for your next tiling project.
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!