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| SLUG | Wall to floor MADE FROM EXCITING NEW MATERIALS AND IN A RANGE OF BEAUTIFUL COLOURS, TILES CAN IMMEDIATELY TRANSFORM A ROOM wizardry F rom glistening glass mosaics to bold slate and rustic terracotta, today’s tiles are less boring backdrop, more dazzling and dramatic style statement. Used to accentuate any space, tiles fuse style and function to create an on-trend look. Embed them in your kitchen, bathroom and living area for a designer-led touch or use them creatively to spice up fireplaces, surrounds and old mirrors. There is a tile to suit every style and you’ll be faced with so many stylish designs: from classics such as glass, ceramic, granite, slate, terracotta and sandstone to newer high-style contenders that include agglomerate stone, metal, rubber, cork and resin-impregnated wood. Available in every colour, cut, finish and texture imaginable, tiles can be cleverly mixed and matched to add a stunning decorative touch to your home. Best of all, you don’t have to be a masonry whiz to use this timeless and durable design staple. 246 | JUNE 2013 THE FLEXIBLE OPTION Tiles are fabulous tools for infusing surfaces with eye-catching character. Different locations require different types – because tiles used for a kitchen floor, for example, might not be right for a bathroom wall. For flooring, ceramic is your best bet. Not only does it answer the latest trends in tile design – many brands have cleverly assimilated the look and feel of natural stone, granite and limestone – but ceramic is tough, long-lasting, impervious to water and easy to maintain. Other budgetconscious floor options (particularly great for hallways, kitchens and conservatories) include terracotta and slate. Alternatively, for high-end glamour, blow the budget on granite, sandstone or marble. For a chic contrast on splashbacks, murals and kitchen counter tops, introduce vibrant metallic, stainless steel or glass borders. Mosaics are a front-runner for kitchen walls and bathrooms and, conveniently, are usually supplied ready-assembled on a mesh or paper sheet.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of At Home with Carol Vorderman 2013

Editor's letter
Carol's hello
Summer days
Rear of the year
Shades of citrus
Maxi moment
Good for the sole
Razzle dazzle
Swing by the sixties
All shapes and sizes
Steal her look
The swimwear round
A moment with Carol
Beaming with pride
Loose women
Forever friends
What men want
The D word
Fear not
Keep your flirt on
Sex on fire
Culinary classics
Food glorious food
At a pinch
Oiling the meals
Flaming hot
Under the grill
Raise a glass
Water works
Weight-dropping wonders
Tuck in
Home improvements
Holiday hazards
Proceed with caution
Warning signs
Down to the bare bones
Back on track
A sorry sight
20 under £20
How do they do it?
Rewind time
Lacklustre locks?
Pearly brights
Good job hunting
Old timers
The golden years
Cash in a flash
Money guru
Foster the love
Child's play
Easy as 1, 2, 3?
Summertime accessories
Those in glass houses
On the tiles
Home safe home
Savvy traveller
Holiday honcho
Port of call
Here come the girls
It's a numbers game
Book it in
Up, up and away!
Last word

At Home with Carol Vorderman 2013