All About Tiles
Tile Shapes Explained
You can create incredible tile patterns just by being a little bolder with your choice of tile shape. The size of your tiles can also dramatically change the look of your room, we’ll explain all that here.
We hope you love our great range of different tile shapes, we'll run you through them so you can make the best choice for your new space.
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|Penny rounds||These charming circular tiles are the perfect addition to complement a coastal or contemporary style. Ideal for adding texture in place of pattern.|
|Subway tiles||First seen in a New York subway in 1904 they’re now in homes across the world. In 2021 you’ll find these beauties stretched to elongated forms in our current Trend Forecast.|
|Hexagon||Geometric Hexagon shapes inject depth and dimension into space. Feature on bathroom walls or a kitchen splashback as a piece of art.|
|Rectangle||If you like sleek and streamlined, you’ll love rectangular shapes. An eternal classic, there are so many ways to personalise rectangular shapes through laying patterns.|
|Chevron||The zigzag effect of chevron shapes adds dynamic interest to floors and walls. Timber look Chevron’s are one to watch in our current Trend Forecast.|
|Square||Simple lines and an understated aesthetic give square shapes their timeless appeal. They’re also incredibly versatile to suit any room or style. Make a statement with trending Patterned Decors.|
|Slabs||Not exactly a shape but these beauties deserve a mention for their size and beauty. Our largest slabs are 3metres x 1metre and what you can do with them is amazing.|
Splackback Wall Tile: Touchstone Hex Nero Mosaic
Our Hot Tip: Explore the many different sizes of tiles we have on offer here
Beaumont ambassadors Kyal & Kara are the masters of transforming interior spaces through the use of tiles - let Kara run you through all the different sizes available.
Lucy Cornes from @sheshopped talks slabs.
With breathtaking beauty and remarkable practicality, these man-made emulations of large natural stone slabs have opened up doors to new design innovations we’ve so far only been able to imagine.
Only tiles that are 800x1600mm or bigger are worthy of being called slabs. Anything below that size is deemed large format or a standard size.
Slabs are also thin, so very practical and can be used for kitchen splashbacks, countertops, dining tables, bathroom walls or floors, a feature wall in a dining room, or a main floor - in fact even outside for facades and external cladding.
Our slabs provide any project with innovative construction solutions. With their large size, slabs can be installed as facades in fewer steps. We're hard-pressed to find a better, quicker flooring option for living room renovations either.
Our Hot Tip: We have Australia's best range of Slabs! Browse our range here.
Benefits Of Slabs
They are also eco-friendly, consuming less raw quarry materials than other types of porcelain tiles and are fired in a hybrid kiln that requires less energy to produce. They can also be produced with recycled materials, using the precious resources we already have
The slim lines and mechanical strength of slabs make them perfect for decorative feature walls, a streamlined look for floors, and even a porcelain veneer for furniture. Slabs offer a seamless solution for cladding kitchen countertops, islands or bathrooms. They also save time in renovation projects with the ability to tile over existing floors.
Strong and Durable
Slabs inherit all the core qualities from their ceramic and porcelain cousins. Slabs have high physical strength to stand up to scratching, wear and tear, and even rapid temperature changes. UV light will not fade them, and chemicals won’t challenge their integrity.
With the same incredible beauty of natural slabs of stone, it’s difficult not to be wowed by their scale. The technological capabilities of the manufacturing process are beyond imagination, achieving intricate stone veining, exposed aggregate concrete or terrazzo, and dramatic book matched marble.
Tiles are made from natural raw materials, which make them completely safe with no toxic resins, chemical binders or VOC gases.
The benefits of Slabs start to become crystal clear when you measure up your space and discover you will only need 2- 3 tiles across one wall...that’s only 2 grout joints! Add to that the usual easy upkeep of porcelain tiles that are naturally mould and stain-resistant and you can sit back and relax knowing just how little care and cleaning tiles need.
Floor Tile: Timeless Amani Grey
Wall Tile: Grand Atlantis Gold Silk
Our Hot Tip: Our Slab brochure is packed full of handy information and our stunning ranges. Click here to view.