We’re celebrating 40 years of business here at DTW – that’s right, we were founded in 1978! So we’re looking back over some of the interior design trends we’ve loved over the years, including 70s inspired tiles.
Admittedly there are some trends from the ‘70s that we’d rather not repeat, but with some gentle updating, there’s still plenty of treasure to be found among the retro styles we used to love.
Wood panelling was all the craze back in the day. Perhaps we were influenced by a fusion of Scandinavian and Far Eastern traditional decor styles?
While we’re not advocating that you cover all of your walls in panels of synthetic knotty pine (typically paired with a garish linoleum floor – for which we beg forgiveness from the design gods), we can recommend some surprisingly realistic wood effect tiles from our range for your floors.
70s Inspired Tiles: Wood Effect
Just a few of the benefits of wood effect tiles:
- They’re easier to clean and maintain than solid wood floor
- Their detailed wood texture gives more anti-slip resistance than laminate flooring (plus we think it looks more realistic!)
- They’re more cost-effective and long-lasting than wood flooring
A couple of points to note about wood effect tiles
- First of all, check with your tiler they can work with long plank-style tiles before ordering
- A few wood effect tile designs have variations between shades and tiles, so take this into consideration before choosing.
- Decide which direction you want the tiles to go in. Vertical to elongate the room? Horizontal to make it cosier? Or how about a super stylish herringbone pattern.