• Posts Tagged ‘wood’

    Go with the grain: wood-effect ceramic designs

    by  • May 24, 2014 • flooring, walls, • Kitchen Surfaces

    wood effect ceramic tile from British Ceramic Tile








    Wood’s a fantastic way to add warmth and character to a kitchen, but it requires a lot of maintenance.

    Enter the new HD Rustic Wood-effect tile collection from British Ceramic Tile, which offers that gorgeous shade variation and grain detail of wood, without the upkeep. Durable and waterproof, the tiles are easy to clean, needing only a simple wipe with a cloth. And, unlike real timber, ceramic is a great conductor of thermal energy, making it well-suited to underfloor heating systems, for a toasty kitchen during the colder months.

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    Topps for tiles

    by  • February 2, 2011 • tiles, • Kitchen Surfaces • 0 Comments

    I’m a sucker for nice tile, whether it’s a splashback, a feature wall or more, so when I saw Topps Tiles‘ new offerings I couldn’t wait to show you. Here’s a few of my personal faves…

    Provenza tile in Craquele Cream, from 93p each, Craquele Butterfly, Dragonfly and Bumble Bee, from £5.99 each

    Arteak wood-effect ceramic tile, from £3.13 each

    Accord natural stone glass mix mosaic sheet in Crystal, from £11.49 per sq m

    Kula Glass Gloss Patterned splashback featuring Union Jack, 70 x 60 cm from £169.99 each


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    Mix and match

    by  • May 4, 2010 • wood kitchens, • Kitchen Inspiration • 1 Comment

    For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted a sleek white kitchen, that looks fresh and cool in the summer, and bright on dull, wintery days. Looking back, I think my vision may have been somewhat blinkered, as now I’m armed with more insight to the wide choice of materials available, I am all for combining colours and textures.

    Some days it’s a mix of hi-gloss colour that grabs me, other times it’s a wood and glass combination for an island unit. Different zones, different functions, different materials. The only problem is that there’s SO much choice and I’m well known for changing my mind on a regular basis. I’m currently in love with this design by Neil Lerner - I love the contrast between the dark island and light cabinetry.

    Despite being overwhelmed with so many ‘favourite’ materials, designs and overall choice, I’ve since been informed that  mixing and matching is the latest thing, which means I’m happy that not only am I ahead of the times, but my kitchen is going to look spectacular when I’ve finally decided on the right mix for me!

    BK Neil Lerner



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