The laundry is one of the most functional rooms in the house. Tiling this space is a big project with significant wet areas to consider, such as the floors, walls and splashbacks. With a bit of pre-planning, ‘Project: laundry’ can turn from a somewhat chaotic space into a sanctuary.
No matter the design of the room, we have a tile solution. Here we break down our favourite style options and how they can work for you.
A neutral colour palette is a popular choice as it often ensures the longevity of the room. To differentiate each part of the space is where you can play with texture and finish. As laundries are commonly a small space in the house, it’s important to look at tile options that will work with the natural light. On the floor, a matte light grey Lappato complements the light in the room and adds an element of luxe to the overall finish. Pairing this with a gloss white splashback allows the light to reflect, making the space appear brighter and bigger whilst being a nice subtle difference to the flooring.
Incorporating mosaics in the laundry room is becoming increasingly popular as a way to give the room personality. Usually being separate from the rest of the house, many people choose to use an interesting or bold option, such as our Porto Mosaic, something they might not select for another room, but is still very effective and unique. Hexagons, Herringbone and Penny Round are all popular mosaic splashback options to add a WOW factor to the space. Trust us, you won’t mind doing your washing in a mosaicked laundry.
Matte or gloss? When there are great options for both, it can be hard to know what finish to choose. Firstly, let’s look at the flooring of the laundry; unless you want to incorporate a large non-slip rug into your design, this is where you would select a matte finish. A smooth, glossy surface tends to be more slippery- particularly when wet. Considering the laundry is a wet area, it is best to only use gloss on the walls or splashback. Gloss has its benefits. It is great at reflecting the natural light around the room and therefore works well on the walls to make this typically small room appear larger.
Are you working on a laundry project? To discover these looks and more, visit The Tile Collective’s online showroom, here.