Latest Tile Trends, Innovations and Latest Manufacturing Technologies in India
Change in the Trends from decorative to Utility Products
Earlier Tiles were majorly used as decorative products but now as tiles are changing, consumer preferences are evolving manifold. Now tiles are functionally as well as aesthetically advanced. Today, we have tiles which specialise in various aspects such as slip-resistance for bathrooms and swimming pool areas. anti-bacterial properties for outdoors especially in humid regions and scratch-resistant properties that are suitable for high traffic areas. These specific properties of tiles make them a necessity without compromising on the visual appeal they offer.
Growing Use of Tiles in Non-Conventional Areas
As more and more tiling options and designs become available, tiles are not just confined to the Kitchen and Bathroom areas, but are preferred in non-conventional areas like living rooms, bedrooms, restaurants, malls and offices. Along with the floor tiles, the latest rage is wall tiles that are chosen by customers for beautifying their walls and facade cladding, replacing paints which was the only option available earlier. Tiles are resistant to stains and dirt, which can be cleaned with a damp mop, sponge or common household cleaners. Hence, these are preferred in the living areas, on walls, floor or facades. For example the latest offerings from Somany Ceramics, Glosstra tiles are wall tiles with extra sheen and have glossy surfaces, which illuminate a dull room and enhance the style quotient of the living area. Owing to the technological advancements and creativity in designs, there are plenty choices available in tiles for interiors and exteriors of homes, hotel lobbies, retail outlets, office receptions and so on.
Vitrified tiles – A great innovation for the ceramic tiles industry
Worldwide and in India as the formats grow larger, especially for flooring, vitrified tiles are the only option. These are available in a plethora of designs and patterns and are used for floors of varied domestic and industrial structures. With the properties such as high gloss surface, stain resistance, dirt resistance, hygienic and low maintenance, these tiles are perfect for the said clients. Growth in the vitrified segment will only escalate.