January 16, 2020 | Updated: 8 March 2021

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Wave tiles, a fluid wall finish for bathrooms and other spaces

The interior design sector is packed with interesting choices for wall finishes. Everything from painting to papering, wall cladding using materials like wood and stone, diverse ranges of tiles and even green living planted walls. However a new typology of textured tiling is gaining attention with manufacturers like Porcelanosa producing a range of exciting bathroom wall tiles. One of the most impacting examples is the wave tile, sculptural tiles in low relief with all the practical advantages offered by ceramic. The wave effect wall tiles form a continuous fluid movement of ceramic across the wall surface that echoes the flow of water. Just like other 3D tiles for the bathroom wave tiles are easy to maintain and hard wearing. The wave tile can be incorporated as a feature panel or to cover an entire wall. Here below we consider some examples of the best applications of this innovative new option for wall finishes. 

Bathroom wave tiles inspired by fluidity

Wave wall tiles are inspired by the motion of water recreating a captured fluidity expressed in ceramic. It follows that the bathroom is an obvious place to feature the wave tiles. Given that the contemporary bathroom nowadays resembles more a luxury Spa than simply a place to carry out our daily ablutions. The bathroom space and how it’s decorated presents an opportunity to create a sense of wellbeing. An environment that reflects the advances that have been made in ever more technically sophisticated taps and sanitary fittings. With wave effect wall tiles the bathroom walls become a canvas for celebrating water. Create a sculptural shower cubicle or a feature wall behind the wash hand basin.

Wave effect wall tiles in a selection of colours

Wave wall tiles appear like a seemingly random pattern with raised relief that recreate the texture of flowing water or shifting sands. An innovative example of how our home décor is increasingly being inspired by the natural world and the organic. The wave tile can be used in different colours to create very contrasting effects. The timeless and classic white wave bathroom tiles are guaranteed to lend the bathroom a sense of contemporary elegance. While the grey wave tiles will contrast with other bathroom fittings and allow for a more avant-garde overall effect.

Wave tiles in other rooms

The bathroom is not the only space in the home however that can benefit from the wave tile. When contrasted with other ceramic or porcelain wall finishes in living rooms the result can be dramatic. If used as a wall panel place a favourite piece of furniture in front to frame its design. For kitchens on the other hand the wave tile can provide a practical and evocative backsplash. Used in the entrance hall the space becomes a room rather than a place to simply pass through. Another material that can provide the undulating wave movement effect is the Wood Duna timber mosaic by L’Antic Colonial. Adding an element of three dimensional design combined with the warmth of natural wood.

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    1. Hi Jeannie,

      The beige version of the Ona wall tiles is currently out of stock. However, this collection is still available in two colours: White and Natural. You can see the various formats here: https://www.porcelanosa.com/uk/tiles?porce_collection=6404

      Anyway, there are no samples of these wall tiles available. We recommend that you visit your nearest Porcelanosa store to see them in person. You will find all our showrooms by following this link: https://www.porcelanosa.com/uk/showroom-locator/

      Thank you very much.

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