If you’re looking to create a stylish, minimalist look, then grey concrete effect tiles may be just the thing. Whether you want to channel loft apartment vibes, capture the essence of a remodelled warehouse or you simply love the understated urban look, cement-style tiles not only look the part, but they are durable and easy to clean option for any space.
Taking inspiration from concrete floors and pre-cast walls, these tiles have an industrial, worn look with clouds, swirls and stone detail. They provide a completely blank canvas for you to enhance with bright colours, neutrals and naturals, or striking monochrome and are versatile enough to suit both contemporary and traditional spaces.
The beauty of grey is the wonderful range of tones on offer, from warm dark greys for a cosy ambience to cool greys to add light and space. Then you can choose from mottled matt finishes or add some sheen with a gloss finish. Grey concrete effect tiles are also available in a range of sizes, so you can achieve a seamless look in open plan areas or use just a few small tiles to make a feature.
Concrete effect tiles at a glance
- The appearance of concrete with the convenience of porcelain
- Industrial style
- Ideal for open plan areas
- Easy to clean
- Low maintenance
- Suitable for use with underfloor heating
Where Can I Use Grey Concrete Effect Tiles?
The easy answer is pretty much anywhere! Concrete effect tiles are ideal for walls and floors in any room where you want an uncluttered, industrial look.
A Guide to Grey Concrete Effect Tiles in Each Room
Grey hallway tiles
What better way to make an entrance than with a chic concrete-effect hallway floor? You can go for light tiles for an airy look, but dark grey tiles like these can actually create a cosy feel and look amazing paired with white walls, furniture and accessories. Remember that large tiles with matching grout will have a more seamless appearance than smaller tiles, and as hallways are busy areas, look for an anti-slip finish.
Grey bathroom tiles
Recreate the look of a modern loft-style bathroom with grey concrete effect tiles. For a really slick look, use them from top to bottom and carry the theme through with niche shelves for a really sophisticated effect. Pair with white or light grey for an up to date twist on the monochrome look.
Grey kitchen tiles
Practical rooms don’t have to be dull when it comes to floor tiles. Add some industrial drama with concrete effect tiles that are durable and easy to clean but also offer paired back minimalism. The advantage of grey is that is goes with any colour and existing décor, whether you carry on the industrial theme with metal chairs and tables, or soften the look with natural timber and fibres.
Grey living room tiles
Concrete effect tiles don’t have to be limited to floors. These scale effect tiles have plenty of movement and interest while still keeping to the minimalist concrete effect look. Paired with a plain floor tile, they jazz up the room perfectly, especially when complemented by bright furniture and accessories. A concrete-effect living room is a fabulous alternative if you’re looking for a minimalist modern look.
Dining room tiles
Dining room floors can really benefit from tiles as they are easy to clean and durable, with no more crumbs lost in the carpet! Conjure up a chic minimalist dining area with concrete-effect tiles for a relaxing place to eat, entertain or work from home.
Home office tiles
With more people now working from home, revamping your working space can really elevate the area and make it feel different from the rest of the house. The elegant and stylish appearance of concrete-effect tiles can add a calming atmosphere for stressful moments and make you feel like a high-class executive during your working hours.
Open plan area tiles
Create an uncluttered, seamless look in your living space with extra-large concrete effect floor tiles. A key trend for the last few years has been open-plan living spaces for flexible living. This year, we’ve seen the focus shift to creating a flow from room to room. By choosing large format grey floor tiles, it’s easy to achieve a seamless look thanks to the fewer tiles and grout lines required. Another top tip is to select tiles with rectified edges to allow for smaller joints.
Grey bedroom tiles
You might not have considered using tiles in your bedroom, but grey concrete-effect tiles can give your room the luxury hotel feel that you can complement with a range of furniture and furnishings, whether that’s delicate florals, natural fibres, soft pastels or striking monochrome. And if you’re worried about warmth underfoot, if your tiles are suitable, you can install underfloor heating to keep your toes nice and toasty.
Grey exterior tiles
Grey garden tiles are hugely popular, giving a neutral base that can look great against the bright colours of accessories, grass and plants. A hot trend is an indoor-outside look, where you continue your tiles from inside to outdoors for a stylish and seamless look. Our top tip is to choose anti-slip tiles – they are still available in a huge range of designs but offer more stability against rainy days and water from pools and hot tubs.
We hope we’ve inspired you to introduce concrete-effect tiles into your home. Shop our range here https://www.directtilewarehouse.com/concrete-effect-tiles/ or contact the team for inspiration.