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Stone tiles – the perfect way to get the Mediterranean look in your home

Natural stone tiles can be used to achieve a Mediterranean-influenced style in your home and are an excellent choice, offering timeless luxury and character to any interior.

 

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Achieve striking Mediterranean style with stone tiles

If you have ever visited a Mediterranean destination on your travels then it's likely that you will have admired the classic architecture and striking interiors of homes, hotels, restaurants and cultural venues.

The Mediterranean style is inspired by traditional decorative elements from Spain, Italy, France, Morocco, Turkey and Greece, and reflects the beauty of the Mediterranean landscape and temperate climate. Typically Mediterranean style utilises natural materials, such as stone tiles, to achieve a rustic and earthy aesthetic in the home.

If you're inspired to recreate a Mediterranean-inspired look in your home then read on for advice on the best applications for natural stone tiles.

 

Using stone tiles for a Mediterranean style bathroom

Classic honed and filled travertine stone tiles are a fantastic and inexpensive option for a bathroom or wet room area. Travertine tiles are available in a range of sizes and offer the ultimate in effortless modern convenience whilst lending a beautifully mellow and subtle rustic finish.

Stone tiles in your kitchen

Stone tiles, such as limestone, sandstone or slate, are frequently used in Mediterranean interior and exterior spaces. These stone tiles are ideal for applications where an area of the home extends from interior to exterior, for example a kitchen which flows into an outdoor terrace area.

Natural stone tiles make a style statement in any home, adding character and dimension. Available in a range of stunning neutral colours and surface finishes, from highly polished to more rustic textures, limestone, sandstone and slate are an excellent choice for achieving a Mediterranean look in the UK as many options are also compatible with underfloor heating.

Achieving an opulent finish with stone tiles

Natural stone tiles, such as marble and limestone, which can be polished to a high gloss, lend an instant air of opulence and sophistication to any room.

In an array of colours and sizes, marble is an especially versatile choice for the home and can be used as a floor or wall covering due to its strength. Marble is a sumptuous material and can be used to create dramatic and elegant high-end Mediterranean-inspired results in all sorts of spaces, from bathrooms to kitchens and dining rooms.

Stone tiles and underfloor heating

Whilst the Mediterranean climate is predominantly temperate and mild, unfortunately this is not always the case in the UK! However, traditional style stone tiles can be used very successfully in conjunction with underfloor heating technology to ensure that your home is cool in summer and cosy in the winter. Versatile and energy-efficient, underfloor heating is an excellent modern means of heating the home.

For inspiration and expert advice, visit the Stone Gallery to see our extensive selection of beautiful natural stone tiles, from limestone to marble, basalt, slate and travertine. Whilst visiting our showroom, why not pay a visit to the Stone Gallery's Art of Living Group stable-mates: Ceramic Tile Warehouse and Park Street Interiors, for everything you need to enhance your home.

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