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Porcelain Tile Perfection for your Kitchen Islands

Kitchen islands are hot property in the interiors world. As well as providing a stylish focal point they offer practicality and panache in equal measure. Many kitchen islands provide breakfast bar space where the family can dine, storage space to keep unsightly white goods tucked away and space for washing and preparing food. Best of all, with Porcel-Thin tiles, they can coordinate beautifully with the rest of the room or provide a standout style statement.

Kitchen island trends for 2019

Large kitchen island in monochrome kitchen

Last year, research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and the Home Owners Alliance (HOA) revealed that open plan kitchens are highly desirable, owing largely to the fact that they can increase a property’s value by as much as £50,000. Kitchen islands are an excellent addition to open plan kitchen/diners because they help to zone the space and keep it neat while leaving it largely open and fluid for a more workable area with a relaxed vibe.

Kitchen islands feature as a main attraction in this year’s kitchen design trends too. Last year was all about dark colours and the renaissance of marble to top kitchen islands, a trend that’s still going strong. This year, it seems quartz worktops and concrete accents for kitchen islands are big news. Another score for the Porcel-Thin collection!  

Porcelain tile for your kitchen island

Marble effect kitchen island with timber cabinets

The functionality of a kitchen island, with its ability to house cookers, dishwashers, sinks and more –often hidden from sight – is clear but what about the kitchen island’s flair? Many achieve wow-factor in their culinary space by choosing kitchen islands that do not coordinate with the rest of the décor.

Kitchen island can help introduce a secondary colour, pattern or style of furniture to a space. Porcel-Thin’s collection – offering everything from wood look porcelain tiles and tiles featuring art inspired by nature to porcelain tiles with smart slate effects and incredible book-matched marble effects – is the perfect choice to achieve an interior style statement. Why not add simple accessories such as coloured cookware and oven gloves for more interest and to cement that mix-and-match chic?

Create a cohesive kitchen design with Porcel-Thin

Glossy kitchen island with Bianco bookmatch wall tiles

Architects, property developers and interior designers are coming to realise that using Porcel-Thin’s porcelain tiles in the kitchen can also create a wonderfully unified space. Not only can our ultra-thin porcelain tiles be used on the walls as hygienic and long-lasting wall coverings but they can also be used as heat and water-resistant splashbacks and as feature walls for extra pizazz.

Tile patterns can really sing when carried through from walls to worktops but tiles used for a kitchen island worktop can marry up the décor in a less covert way by nodding back to the main design theme back from the centre of the space. You can, of course, go the whole hog by choosing our durable and hard-wearing porcelain tiles for your kitchen floor too – ultimate unity!

Explore the Porcel-Thin collection to discover the various colours, styles and finishes of large-format porcelain tiles that will look amazing  as part of or alongside your kitchen island.

Kitchen island design trends for 2019