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For longevity – im­por­tant with a fixed fin­ish such as tiling – steer clear of short-lived trends and aim for a sim­ple de­sign. In clas­sic white, there are lots of sub­tle fin­ishes and invit­ing shapes that give the mono­chrome look in­ter­est. “Mar­ble is a time­less stone which will never date and it’s be­ing used more broadly,” says Naomi Nimmo, re­fer­ring to emerg­ing colour­ways such as dusty pink and spearmint. Ter­razzo’s re­turn to glory shows no sign of abat­ing, while our taste for metal­lic de­tails is hit­ting tiling ter­ri­tory, with fin­ishes from sil­ver to rose gold ad­ding glint and glam­our. If you’re plan­ning for the long haul, use me­tallics spar­ingly, as high­lights rather than in swathes. Coloured grout has been hav­ing a mo­ment, and can lift plain white tiles but, for a time­less look, match grout to tiles.

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