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O nce you’ve designed the core of your kitchen, it’s time to start thinking about details. For flooring, porcelain tiles are a good option, being both lightweight and stain-proof. “Porcelain floor tiles are available in a vast range of colours, textures and tile sizes so you can achieve any look you desire,” says Jo Oliver, director at the Stone & Ceramic Warehouse. The kitchen as an entertaining space seems like it’s set to continue. Craig Smith, merchandising manager at Flooring Superstore, agrees that hosting and cooking at home will remain key trends. “As such, we expect to see homeowners opt for more vibrant floor choices to enhance their entertaining spaces. High-quality vinyl tiles are an affordable option and come in various interesting textures and designs.” Ruth Webber, creative director at tiling expert Bert & May, says a tiled splashback is a great way to add a touch of personality in a kitchen. “You can create a fresh design aesthetic by incorporating a more

Al Bruce, founder of kitchen company Olive & Barr, on the latest island designs ISLAND LIFE

1. For small kitchens, you can opt for a freestanding baker’s table instead of a fixed island 2. Oak and stone combined worktops make an island into a talking point. A stone worktop is cut to allow a piece of oak to slot in where desired 3. A metallic worktop – such as copper, bronze or brass – adds a distinctive statement feature

TILE A MINUTE Stone & Ceramic Warehouse (top) can supply a jaw-dropping floor. Options abound at Flooring Superstore (middle), and handmade tiles from Bert & May (above) are perfect for a splashback


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