How to create stylish and striking décors with Salvatori textured stone tiles
Discover the stylish world of textured stone tiles and how to add Made in Italy design flair and understated luxury to your home
Create unique sophisticated décors with contemporary walls in natural stone
When it comes to interior design, tiles are a key element in terms of practicality and adding that unique, personal touch. With their incredible range of colours, textures and patterns, they make it easy to stay on trend without sacrificing your own taste or the style of your home.
One of the most popular materials for injecting depth and interest to walls among many interior designers is textured natural stone. In tile form, it is versatile, easy to install and offers an incredible array of contemporary patterns that can create striking feature walls, especially when clever lighting is added.
In this article we look at how to create stunning walls in natural stone textured tiles and of course offer some inspiring and elegant examples in Salvatori’s timeless and distinctive style.
Different types of modern wall tiles
Every room in a home is more than a simple, functional space. Not only do they express our style and our way of living, but they can influence our mood and wellbeing. If they are well-designed, they can offer intangible benefits such as creating an atmosphere of calmness and serenity, becoming a haven from the stresses of everyday life.
The amazing choice of modern tiles allows us to find the perfect solution that reflects our personality and taste, whether that is understated and minimalist or vibrant and eclectic. On a practical level, they are also easy to clean and incredibly hardwearing and long-lasting, making them a winning solution all round.
The wall or floor coverings we install can impact the way we think about and use a space, so with that in mind, let’s take a look at the various options.
Honed natural stone has long been the preferred choice for bathrooms and kitchens and given its durability, versatility and timeless aesthetic, it is little wonder why. Large-format tiles in neutral colours are perfect if you are looking to create an airy, clean atmosphere.
As an alternative to the classic honed finish, there are many structured tiles that deliver more visual interest in a modern, understated manner. If you’re a fan of industrial style, dark-coloured stones are ideal as they deliver a sense of urban style and inject character into a space.
Another interesting option is to go for contemporary stone textures that recreate the effect of wood, as these combine warmth and timelessness.
Whether you decide upon marble, limestone, travertine or other variants, natural stone never fails to inject a charismatic element to a décor, along with a sense of harmony and elegance. There is something wonderfully soothing and special about stone’s origins in nature and this inevitably comes through and perhaps even at a subconscious level leaves its imprint on us.
Every type of stone brings its own unique characteristics to a space and interior design, from the subtle dappled patterns of limestone, to dramatic veining of certain marbles through to the more rustic effect of travertine with its distinctive holey surface.
Add depth and interest to feature walls with contemporary three-dimensional tiles
An original alternative to the more traditional honed finish, textured wall tiles can create surprising three-dimensional effects, adding depth and interest to a room.
This is a great solution if you want something a little different without sacrificing elegance and sophistication. You can achieve a minimalist effect without veering into a cold, clinical atmosphere, resulting in a décor that delivers an incredible aesthetic in an everyday context.
Salvatori produces a number of three-dimensional tiles, all of which offer a simple but innovative twist on natural stone and reflect our design philosophy of contemporary yet timeless understated luxury. We have chosen three enduring favourites to illustrate how they can completely transform a simple wall into a striking feature that draws the eye without dominating the décor.
The first is Raw, designed by Piero Lissoni to recreate the rough-hewn effect of wood in gorgeous natural stone. As the name suggests, it is extremely tactile, and truly comes to life when illuminated, resulting in an intriguing play of light and shadow.
The second texture is Infinito, which lives up to its name with its seemingly infinite lines that are designed so that the joints between tiles are invisible. The rhythmic regular of the pattern is almost mesmerising in its precision, and once again, illumination is key in bringing out the contrast of light and dark.
Last, but definitely not least, is Romboo, an ingenious repurposing of offcuts of our Bamboo texture which are cut into small diamond-shaped tile. When they are placed together, they form rhomboids that take on a dramatic three-dimensional effect, especially with the addition of lighting, making Romboo perfect for a contemporary and striking feature wall.
To sum up, textured tiles are an easy way to inject depth, visual interest and elegance into your home décor. If you take it a step further and choose natural stone, you also benefit from an intrinsic link to nature and an understated aesthetic that creates a soothing atmosphere of subtle luxury. As if all that weren’t enough, stone tiles are hardwearing, easy to look after and durable.
If you would like to find out more about how to play with our Made in Italy textured tiles to create your perfect interior design, please get in touch. We will be delighted to help.