The diversity of textures, rich palette and relative affordability have contributed to the popularit...
The diversity of textures, rich palette and relative affordability have contributed to the popularity of wallpapers as a finishing material. However, the wearing qualities of wallpapers are not as high, as one might wish them to be. Moreover wallpapers are not suitable for application in wet and heavy traffic areas. Contemporary wallpaper effect tiles by the European tile manufacturers are an optimum alternative to the classical wallpapers. The faux wallpaper tiles fill the interiors with cosiness, on the one hand, and ensure outstanding performance and easy maintenance, typical of ceramic and porcelain tiles, on the other hand. The range of wallpaper patterns is dominated by versatile stripes and floral motifs. The collections of wallpaper looking tiles are highlighted by lovely patterns and bright shades.
It should be noted that the designers of ceramic and porcelain tiles are also inspired by the exquisite fabric textures. Nowadays the fabric effect tile series are characterized by sophisticated design and accomplished look. The fabric imitations in clay and porcelain stoneware are commonly encountered in the portfolios of the major tile brands.
Rendering the beauty of brocade, silk, velvet, cotton, the fabric effect tiles flawlessly blend into the interiors of all styles and purposes. Modern technical advancements enable accurate imitation of the original fiber texture. As regards floor coverings, they usually evoke ornate tapestries with twisted precious fibers.
Importantly, when it comes to wallpaper effect tiles or fiber imitating series, jointless installation would always be an optimum solution, making the tile joints almost invisible.