Ceramic wood has been enjoying success for several seasons. It is hardly surprising – the natural richness of colours, structures and grains is an inexhaustible source of inspiration, while the parameters of wood-like tiles impress with their durability and ease of care. In addition, the form of ceramic boards allows for various ways of laying, each of which creates a distinct decorative effect. See how the face of ceramic boards changes depending on the arrangement!
Wood-like ceramic tiles are currently one of the most popular types of cladding – not just floors, but for walls also. They are not just worthy of replacing natural wood, they are also better in terms of mechanical and chemical durability, they are waterproof and frost resistant. That is why they are so eagerly chosen for living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, corridors, studies, children’s rooms and bedrooms, for offices, as well as for balconies and terraces. Ceramic boards are a very graceful finishing material. They allow for almost unlimited creative fun.
Herringbone, running bond – horizontal and vertical, braid and chessboard patterns…
The methods of laying ceramic boards are most often modelled on the methods of laying parquet or floorboards made of natural wood.
Every type of arrangement strongly influences the stylistic features of the entire space.
Parallel arrangements – in a regular or irregular running bond pattern, also laid vertically – usually introduces a sense of calm to the interior and provides a neutral background for furniture, decorations and lighting.
However, if you want to display individual ceramic boards or arrange them in regular, expressive forms, which will attract the attention themselves, you should consider more complex patterns also.
If you are a fan of the classics or are looking for universal solutions, consider the timeless herringbone. And if it is the herringbone you like the most, remember that apart from the single herringbone, you can also use the double and triple herringbone pattern, as well as the French herringbone, which has recently been a popular arrangement.
Classic arrangements also include chessboard, braided, basketweave, Dutch, as well as various types of ladder-like patterns.
The pattern alone does not yet exhaust all the possibilities – because there is still a choice to be made regarding the use of vertical, horizontal or oblique arrangement in relation to the interior layout.
And you do not have to decide on only the one “right” way of laying the tiles on a given surface. On the contrary, you can play with the rectangular form and deliberately combine different arrangements – e.g. parallel and at an angle. Thanks to such bold choices, your interiors will look unique, authentic and they will fully reflect your character and temperament.
Blissful relaxation in the living room
Ceramic wood currently dominates in living rooms. And not only because it works great with underfloor heating, but primarily because of its aesthetic value. The enormous wealth of inspiration drawn from various species of trees, subjected to additional stylistic treatments, creates wide arrangement possibilities. The living room space is mainly used for relaxation and meetings in a family and friendly circle. The most fashionable, large ceramic boards look great arranged in simple, parallel patterns, and they do not interfere with your favourite way of resting.
Undisturbed calm in the bedroom
As we have already mentioned, a regular, parallel arrangement of wood-like tiles works best in places where you want to calm down and relax.
Here, ceramic boards are laid along the side of the bed, and the tiles arranged vertically on the wall are their natural extension (as if they are “climbing up”), emphasising the height of the interior and the subtle decorative wall mouldings.
Focus on the home office
In the industrial living room connected to the home office, there is order and peace, created with the careful selection of decor elements. The bright floor made of ceramic boards emphasises the character of the interior
In a home office, you need calm and peace just as much as in a bedroom. Also, here bright colours, functional furniture, order and a simple, regular arrangement of wood-like boards on the floor will help to maintain the state of concentration.
And when the work is done – right next door, in the open, industrial space, you can indulge in a nice relaxation over a cup of coffee, while sitting comfortably in the armchair.
A bit of dynamism in the bathroom
It looks like ceramic wood is here to stay in the most fashionable bathrooms around the world. However, it does not need to be laid only in boring vertical or horizontal patterns. You might as well add some dynamism to the bathroom arrangement by using a spectacular herringbone pattern, as well as some strong, geometric motifs. Such a combination brings life and internal dynamism to the monochrome bathroom in neutral colours of light wood, concrete grey, and black and white contrast.
When planning the bathroom space, take into account the places you want to bring attention to – these can be, for example, a washbasin zone with a mirror, a shower recess or a bathroom relaxation corner. It is worth to bring into prominence and decorate these areas in original ways – one of which would undoubtedly be laying an interesting arrangement of ceramic boards in a French herringbone pattern.
All-purpose living space
The characteristic eye-catching arrangement of ceramic boards laid in a classic herringbone pattern is universal. It works well in open loft spaces, in living rooms, corridors, kitchens, offices, children’s rooms, dressing rooms, as well as on balconies and terraces. It also works well in exclusive interiors of age-old tenement houses, in strict industrial arrangements, in classic, rustic, boho, eco interiors, as well as in Scandinavian projects. If you are looking for a timeless way of arranging wood-like tiles (one that will outlive many stylistic revolutions in your home), consider this pattern.
Board by board on the terrace
Wooden inspirations have also been used for terraces and gardens, of course. Special, high-durability 2 cm thick terrace tiles were created especially for these spaces – also in the form of large ceramic boards. The non-adhesive method of laying these boards on special brackets means that they are laid “board by board”, i.e. in the most regular way possible. Such a layout also affects the subjective sense of order.
- Ceramic wood is an extremely flexible finishing material that can be laid in many ways.
- Straight, parallel ways of laying create an impression of peace and a uniform ceramic wood surface.
- More complicated arrangements of ceramic boards bring a higher-order and carefully planned dynamism into the interior.
- The way of laying a ceramic parquet is always worth considering in terms of one’s own taste, stylistic consistency with the rest of the equipment, as well as the function of the room.
- Ceramic frost-resistant cladding is universal – it can be used in every room as well as outdoor. They can decorate living rooms, children’s and guest rooms, kitchens, halls, offices, dressing rooms.