Your dream home is a reflection of your vision and personality. A range of factors like colour palette, flooring, space-usage, wall décor and lighting come together to materialize this vision. Of these, flooring plays a central role in setting the tone for your décor.
Modern floor tile designs offer abundant choices when it comes to texture, shape, colourways and sizes. But does that mean your perfect floor tile is only a random pick away? No!
Different tiles work for different spaces. What goes for your bathroom may not meet your living room requirements. Getting your tile selection right is imperative and we help you here with key thumb rules:
The Living Room
Your living room shapes the first impression of your home. It’s where you welcome guests, host gatherings and celebrate festivals. Obviously then, while choosing tiles for this space, two key aspects come into play – visual aesthetic and durability. Vitrified tiles, with their low porosity, high strength and luxurious polish perfectly fit the bill in this regard. Not only are they scratch and water resistant, but also come in a wealth of colour and design variations.
Modern bathrooms are not only meant to be functional, but also visually appealing. Our Slip Shield tiles offer the ideal solution to bathroom tiling needs with their water and abrasion resistance, high breaking strength and finesse. Best part? They work just as well for interior as well as exterior flooring options!
When it comes to kitchen flooring, high durability and low maintenance are of prime importance. With an ingrained resistance to high humidity, ceramic tiles are a staple fit. Their easy maintenance, longevity and ability to withstand high temperatures are nearly unparalleled. Somany Ceramics also offers glazed vitrified tiles for kitchen that are sealed with patented anti-ageing ‘VC Shield’ protection. This unique coating process ensures that your kitchen floors are guarded against abrasion, scratches and discoloration for years to come.
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The grandeur, opulence, raw nature of wood, bears the capacity to uplift your senses through its rich and organic characteristics. Wooden floors are the best way to achieve that touch of lavishness in your home, but wood is high maintenance. Now you no longer need to use pure hardwood, modern tile designs in India can emulate the texture of wood with remarkable ease. With this growing trend of wood, here are a few reasons why wooden tiles are a preferable option to wooden flooring:
A major drawback of natural wood is its vulnerability to damages like, scratches, cracks, and dents. Seasonal changes affect wood to expand or contract making it difficult to maintain. Hardwood requires refinishing and regular cleaning. Apart from maintenance, wooden flooring cannot be installed in spaces like bathrooms, laundry rooms and entryways. An accumulation of these factors is cumbersome.
In addition to their longevity, tiles are extremely easy to maintain. You can use any cleaning product and method on tiles. In the unlikely circumstance of these durable wooden tiles getting damaged, you can easily replace one single tile and not your entire flooring.
The biggest advantage, of using wooden tiles is the magnificence of wood without the effort and expenditure, making tile flooring the epitome of versatility. They are built for all kinds of climatic conditions and can last longer than wooden flooring.
While installing wooden tiles in your home, be sure to select stunningly authentic wooden tile designs. Somany Ceramics offer the best floor tiles in India. With a large catalogue of floor tiles they have brought the stunning natural appeal of wood to life. So, keep in mind what suits your need and spread the beauty of wood in every corner of your home.Read More »
We have all imagined sitting in the patio or the veranda in our dream house on a warm summer evening or a chilly afternoon, reading a book. The patio is beautiful, the embellishments subtle and refreshing. However, finding the perfect tiles can be slightly intimidating given the wide varieties available and how to leverage them.
1. Hue of your humble home
Designing something is very important we need to make sure that every element compliments the other. While shopping for outdoor tiling, make sure that the style of the tile compliments that of your house, encompassing both colour and texture.
2. Texture of the tiles
It is of utmost significance that the quality of the tiles is non-slippery and suitable for outdoor use. The most appropriate textures are either natural stone or porcelain. They have very low water absorption rate, making them efficient for outdoor utility. The texture should also be decided after keeping in mind the amount of water the floor is exposed to, and the climatic conditions.
3. Tiles and lights
One understated factor while choosing ideal outdoor tiles is, the lighting outdoors. Using dark tiles in dimly lit areas will not only give a dreary apprearance, but it will also take away from the effect of your appropriatley chosen tiles. Hence, light coloured tiles work best for areas with low light, whereas darker tiles compliment well-lit patios.
Did you imagine a lavish pool outside your house or did your dream sequence feature a spacious balcony? While deciding your tiles, it is advisable to first keep in mind exactly what you need the space for. A patio may need smooth flat tiles whereas area around a pool will require uneven surfaced tiles.
Your dream house is ready, all this is where you might end up writing your next book or coming up with the next brainwave of your life – and perhaps one right tile decision is all you need.Read More »
The décor of your office reflects the values of your business. When you are designing your office space, it is crucial to choose the right kind of flooring. To accommodate plenty of movement, the elements selected must provide comfort and durability while remaining visually appealing.
With the abundance of floor tile options available in the market, the selection process can be overwhelming. Somany provides a variety of styles, shapes, sizes and colours of tiles so your space can truly reflect your taste and personality to perfection.
The decision of which tile should be used completely depends on where they are being placed and the purpose they are serving i.e. in order to make a space look bigger, hard surface tiles are they way to go. While carpet tiles can be difficult to maintain, ceramic and vitrified are extremely easy to clean.
With offices having large amounts of foot traffic, the floors have to be cleaned more regularly. The biggest advantage of our ceramic tiles is the maintenance and simplified cleaning process. The glowing appearance of the polished vitrified tiles makes them ideal for conference rooms and office lounges, adding an elegant element. These tiles also reflect natural light into the room, making your office space seem larger and more sophisticated.
Durastone tiles are fit for outdoor spaces around the office. Their natural appearance projects an organic feel to encourage more creativity around the office. To elevate an outdoor space, use Durastone tiles for parking lots and outdoor lounges as they are water proof, resilient and extremely durable.
Tiling your office floors is a great long-term investment for your business. It will save time, money and provides an unparalleled form of sophistication for the workplace. Somany Ceramics’ latest designs offer a variety of ceramic, vitrified and Durastone tiles to meet any tiling needs you may have.Read More »
Wall and floor tiles add colour, structure, beauty and warmth to your home. The current trends have inspired many designers to use tiles to transform rooms. Additionally, they help in making rooms look bigger, more compact, better lit etc. This makes it imperative to pick the right tile size and colour because when placed right, they can magically transform the look of your living room.
Listed below are different kinds of tiles that can revamp your favourite rooms:
Large format tiles for floors- Large tiles are key to creating an illusion of space. Visually these are more appealing than small tiles adding more value to your living room besides space.
Light coloured tiles for walls and floors- When lighter shades of tiles are used on walls and floors, they reflect more light, making them look bigger. On the contrary, darker tones absorb light and constrict the vision, making the room look smaller.
Additionally, glazed tiles, unlike the matte ones, have a beautiful silken finish that bounces the light back to the room, making it appear larger. Most importantly, they are easy to clean, making them the perfect choice for living rooms.
Plain tiles: Opting for plain or subtly patterned tiles is a great idea for creating an illusion of space as well. If you have a special liking for patterned tiles, make sure you use them right and only in a small area of your room; either floor or a feature wall.
Porcelain tiles: Made of refined material, these are perfect for creating distinctive and unique floor and wall designs. They are durable, scratch and stain resistant, and available in a variety of beautiful colors.
Choose from an extensive range of wall and floor tiles and see how they add glamour and style to your home décor. Leading tile manufacturer companies like Somany Ceramics are known for their finest quality of tiles. With their distinguished collection of wall and floor tiles, available in numerous sizes, shapes, textures and colours, they are sure to give your home an identity of its own.Read More »
Our homes are an expression of our individual tastes, style and persona. Choosing color schemes, wall art and the interior décor are important decisions to make while building your dream home. When presented with numerous options, we often overlook the grace tiles can add to the aesthetics of a room. Here’s a guide to help you discover your personal style with tiles.
If you’re looking to add a touch of luxury in your home, polished vitrified tiles can fulfil that desire. Being scratch and stain resistant, they are the ideal choice for large spaces like living rooms. Somany offers an extensive catalogue of polished vitrified tiles in different shades and designs. Mix and match these with beautiful furniture and minimal décor to make your house look stunning.
If vintage is your style then tiles can help you add that old world charm to your dream home. Somany Ceramics has a large variety of durable Durastone tiles in different patterns and sizes that are ideal for outdoor spaces. Using these kind of tiles in different spaces, especially outdoors, can help you achieve a vintage look.
Tiling gives you great opportunities to experiment with colours, textures and designs. From natural wooden tiles to basic ceramic tiles, using different colors, sizes and shapes you can achieve a unique and stunning look. Break the monotony by using different tiles in different rooms of the house. To make it even more interesting, you can choose from a diverse range of wonderful wall tiles, made available to you by Somany Ceramics.
Every individual has a unique taste in home decor that suits their personality. And with tiles, opportunities to express yourself are limitless. So, venture into the exciting world of tiles, and transform your home.Read More »
The essence of any bathroom lies in the aesthetic appeal of its sanitary ware. The last few decades have seen revolutionary developments in the different styles and designs of basins and the one you choose to adorn your bathroom speaks volume about your style.
If you’re looking for the best basin design to purchase, here are few inspiring ideas:
From the exquisite French collection of sanitary ware, Somany brings to you an absolute delight. Chanel provides you an essence of luxury with a shape that goes beyond just style. In addition, Chanel is a space saver! It can be easily installed on your wall providing you ample space to experiment in the rest of your bathroom.
If you’re bored of the same old monotonous basin designs, you are in for a treat. Some designs like the Tulip Corner are definitely to be considered . This basin is exquisitely designed and gives your bathroom an urban look. Inspired by the complexity of a tulip flower, it will sure light up your bathroom.
Another stunner from the French Collection by Somany is this simplistically designed basin. Dior being minimal in its design, is an absolute delight. If you believe that ‘less is more’, you have found the perfect match for your liking.
Basins come in all shapes and sizes and Enzo, being an art basin is gloriously larger in size. It has been designed for bathrooms that are big and need a basin that is eye-catching. It also gives you the freedom to install it as per your liking – You can put it up on the wall or use a cabinet for support, the choice is yours!
If you are looking for rectangular basins to compliment your bathroom, Jazz is definitely the best option for you in the market. Big in size, with perfectly crafted rounded corners, it makes your room look more spacious and luxurious.
A good quality basin is essential for every bathroom and can completely transform its look. If you don’t choose anything less than the best for your home, then don’t settle when it comes to your bathroom. Find unique and modern sanitary ware with Somany Ceramics, that offer you an extensive catalogue to select designs that suit your need.Read More »
However big or small, building every home has a story – choosing the colours for your walls, picking furniture and deciding on tiles for kitchen and bathrooms, etc. Just like every other decision you have to make, the sizes of tiles you install in your rooms have a huge impact on the complete look and feel of your home. Here is what you should know:
- When choosing a combination of tiles in one room, remember that the more kinds of tiles you use, the more compact your room looks. If you are looking to visually expand your room with tiles, do not use more than two different sizes.
- One general thumb rule to follow when it comes to selecting tiles based on size, is to first see how big your room is. A huge room is always complemented by large tiles, and a small room would always look more spacious with smaller tiles. This is also why you find most cloak rooms with tiny, mosaic tiles.
- When picking floor tiles, there is another factor that you should consider – grout lines. The more grout lines your floor has, the bigger your floor looks. And similarly, if you wish to make your room look cozier, you should opt for larger or at least medium sized tiles, for the opposite effect. Another way to do this is to ensure that the colour of the grout lines is similar to your tiles.
- One important thing to consider is the placement of your tiles. Like we discussed above, more grout lines make the space look busier and hence, bigger – another way to do this is by diagonally placing your tiles instead of having them placed in a grid.
- The last thing you need to know is the effect tile colours and finishing have on your rooms. If you remember physics from school, we were told that smoother and shiner surfaces reflect light; this is also true for lighter colours. To make your room look bigger you need to find tiles that are light in colour and smooth in texture.
If you remember these little pointers, then choosing the right tiles for your home will be a cakewalk. So, go get started. Happy tile-shopping!Read More »
Most planned housing societies flaunt houses identical to each other. As much as one resembles the next in superstructure, façade, elevation and outlook; the interiors ultimately make a difference. But, styling your house is not an easy job. How about some advice from the top interior designers around the world? Here are a few tips to style your home interiors like a pro:
Gauri Khan, India
French doors with their large glass panels create the illusion of an open space beyond the room. You can be a bit more inventive by adding some bright light in the space beyond the doors as a perfect substitute for sunlight. For a wall window, use the wall that separates the windowless room from another that has natural light.
Elizabeth Pyne, New York
Small living spaces don’t have to look cramped. Make sure that your living room chairs have small arms so that most of their square footage is given to the seat, so you can curl up in them. They feel luxurious and roomy even though they’re not big.
Nate Berkus, Chicago
Your home tells your story and who you aspire to be. We represent ourselves through the things we own. I don’t believe in trends. I believe in collecting things that you connect with. We should surround ourselves with things we care about, that have meaning.
Angie Hranowsky, Charleston, SC
Eye catching tiles can make a statement in the kitchen as well as the bathroom. Cover as much of the wall as your budget allows.
Designing your home is a never-ending process that needs creativity to flow. However, there’s no one way to go about it – your thinking cap must always be on. The marketplace is rife with deals and offers to get you thinking –from floor tiles and sanitaryware to bed sheets and furniture. Brands like Somany Ceramics with a whole range of décor solutions are a great way to get started.Read More »
Planning to redo your bathroom and give it a touch of modern elegance? Finding the latest technologies and innovations is surely a good way to start; however, with so many options out there, it’s important that what you pick seamlessly blends functionality with aesthetics to keep your space looking sublime – like our newly launched French collection of luxury Sanitaryware.
The new product line is not only inspired by French heritage, but also takes care of à la mode designing to be truly world class. France, with its rich arts and culture heritage, has always inspired brands from across the world to set new creative benchmarks, and our new collection is a prime example.
Designed to blend art, style, functionality and comfort, it defines the next level in contemporary sanitaryware. With the demand for smart bathrooms spiking worldwide, touchless faucet segments with built-in advanced technologies for energy conservation and organic hygiene are the next big thing in an environment conscious day and age.
Drifting away from traditional sanitaryware, the sleek design blends in perfectly with modern-day interiors and has been infused with state-of-the-art technology to create modern sanitary marvels. Discover all that and more in a very contemporary mix of smart toilets, automatic flush systems, and sanitary paraphernalia with our Somany Ceramics’ French collection.Read More »
When it comes to home décor, there’s no better way to make a style statement than adding a feature wall. It can add glamour to any space and will uplift the overall ambience of your home. As its colours and textures can entirely transform the personality of a room, it’s often difficult to decide where to begin.
Timber is an excellent option if you’re looking to give a cozy, earthy or artisanal feel to a room. It is preferable to use timber-look tiles instead of real wood because they are relatively low maintenance and yet they offer the same look and feel.
Feature walls are also popular for bathrooms. The designs vary from huge strips of geometric shaped wall tiles to small mosaics closer to the floor. It’s surprising how feature walls can transform even the simplest of bathrooms by lending a lavish touch. Further, they can make a small room look bigger with colour and finishing, especially with high gloss large format tiles.
Using colour as the primary feature is a designer’s dream. In the kitchen, a solid tone such as dark blue or grey looks both grand and stylish. For bedrooms, bright colours such as electric blue, fluorescent orange etc. create a joyous and lively environment.
Playing around with different lay patterns is another way to make your room look unique. In bathrooms as well as kitchens, the usage of vertical brick bond or diagonal herringbone can reflect your unique style.
If you are fond of customizing spaces, lay patterns are your safest bet. So, think bold and let our designs work wonders on your walls. For any assistance, you can always rope in a tile consultant to guide you in creating the perfect feature wall for your dream home.Read More »
Tile layout is crucial for bathroom renovation and significantly enhances the overall ambiance of your home. Planning the layout carefully from the beginning can simplify the entire process. Selecting tile material, style and colour can be daunting, so here are a few simple tips that will help you create your own bathroom bliss:
Add a Trending Touch or Two
Trending design ideas for bathrooms include larger-sized tiles for floors, showers, and walls. Tiles made from repurposed glass are also gaining popularity due to their eco-friendliness and compelling look.
There can only be one star element
The décor of your bathroom is an extension of your personality and there is a wide
range of beautiful tiles that will go perfectly with your personal style. You can take a risk with a fun colour or pattern on your tiles. However, if you are going for it, keep it to one show stopper. This will make your look timeless and create the wow factor that you are going for, since it won’t be competing with the other elements in the room.
No More Than Three Different Tile Designs
Once your focal point has been established, you’ll want to organise the rest of your bathroom design around it. Again, the floor and walls near the bath tub are ideal areas for tiles but you must consider tiling the bottom half of the walls as well. An important guideline to keep in mind is to never use more than three distinct tile types.
Bear in mind that certain tile types are easier to clean and maintain than others. Small sized tiles with a lot of grout lines may be more difficult to clean; this applies to non-glossy tile types like slate as well, unless it is sealed and finished. The most user-friendly tile materials for bathrooms are ceramic, porcelain and glass. You can make cleaning easier by opting for any of these materials.Read More »