The Latest in Tile Trends

Walkers has the best range of designer tiles in Geelong and Ballarat, including kitchen tiles, bathroom tiles and floor tiles, showcasing the latest trends to suit all projects and budgets. Let our expert team of interior designers, colour consultants and tilers work with you to make your dream kitchen or bathroom a reality. Our range includes ceramic, porcelain, travertine, mosaic and external tiles, with the top brands from Europe and Asia.

As one of the oldest Australian family owned and operated businesses since 1906, we pride ourselves on old fashioned service, expert advice and competitive pricing, and the best tiling service in the region. Our quality workmanship doesn’t stop until you are 100% satisfied with the finished product.

Designer Tiles

The overarching trend in the coming year is the continued movement toward natural finishes and materials. Products that evoke the look of natural fibres, while maintaining a sense of luxury, continue to be top sellers.

“Every year we look forward to informing our customers on the latest trends, but we’re particularly excited about the emerging tile looks for 2017,” said Walkers Director and family member, Chris Walker.

“We absolutely love the direction that building and design is going in terms of producing styles that are simple, yet offering a subtle indulgence. Homeowners are creating spaces within their homes that are not just visually appealing, but nurture a sense of well-being and comfort.”

Inside Outside Living

For the main living area, hardwood will continue to reign king in 2017. Expect to see styles with increasing colour variation, along with continued popularity of reclaimed and repurposed aesthetics. We also expect to see a growing trend toward longer, wider planks to create seamless flow from space to space, along with the use of various widths from plank-to-plank to add visual interest.

For colour, the warm grey spectrum, spanning both light and dark values, will continue to drive choices in flooring and home furnishing alike, as will tone-on-tone colours that showcase the natural characteristics of the type of wood used.

What’s New in Kitchen Tiles

Kitchens are being transformed into open concept living spaces that require floorings that flow seamlessly into adjacent living areas. While engineered hardwood will remain a top choice; ceramic wood tile flooring gives homeowners beautiful wood replications, with the additional benefits of durability as well as water and stain resistance.

Bathroom Tile Inspirations

We expect to see the popularity of concrete-look tiles to continue throughout the next season, and the emergence of the handcrafted variety of textured tiles. Curved mirrors, egg shaped/non symmetrical baths and basins are also set to come in over the next 12 months and become more popular.

Natural Materials & Simple Styles

Natural materials and textures that bring to mind luxury and elegance continue to be best sellers, combining a visual as well as tactile appeal. As described by Chris Walker “It’s a style that makes our customers feel comfortable and one easily incorporated into homes no matter the existing decor.”

Visit Walkers state of the art showroom in Newtown, and let our expert team guide you through the latest trends and looks.

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