Here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s leading tiling experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about contemporary interior design and straight lay tiling.

What are the advantages of straight lay tiling for contemporary spaces?

While straight lay tiling is often seen as the most basic of tiling options, this can be very beneficial when used in the right spaces. In fact, there are a number of advantages and benefits to using straight lay tiling in contemporary kitchens and bathrooms, and other home spaces. These advantages include:

  • Complementing the contemporary design scheme- in a contemporary interior design scheme, straight lines and straight edges are the main aim. When tiling walls and floors you can complement this design with the straight lay tiling and create the perfect background design for your space.
  • Creating contrast- with a straight lay design it is easy to create contrast with the design simply by using a grout colour of a contrasting colour. This grout colour can allow the shape of the tiles to stand out, as well as the creating an effective and visually interesting design feature.
  • Effective background tiling- if you want to create a feature wall or splashback area that has a different, more decorative style, straight lay tiling throughout the rest of the space is the perfect solution. This simple design allows other design elements in the room to stand out and really shine.
  • Large format tiling- large format tiling such as timber effect floor tiles or naturals tone effect tiles can often be more impactful and effective when using straight lay tiling. This is because the size of the tiles makes creating a tiling pattern difficult, and straight lay tiling can instead help the room feel larger.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at Tiles 2 Go.