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Hakwood's wooden tiles can be arranged to form patterned floors

Dezeen promotion: tiles by Dutch manufacturer Hakwood have been used to create a striking monochromatic kitchen with tricoloured floors inside a home in the Netherlands.

The house – which was used as a store for horse-drawn carriages before being redesigned by Dennis Interior Architect– comprises a series of contemporary living spaces that are organised around a monochromatic kitchen.

Hakwood floor tiles

Hakwood's tiles have been applied in three different colours – black, white and grey – to form a striking 3D-effect cuboid pattern across the floor. This is complemented by black cabinetry, window blinds and tall shelving units where the inhabitants have displayed a selection of ornaments.

At the centre of the space is a blocky breakfast counter made from gold-hued metal.

An exposed brick wall and a long, off-white sofa features in the adjacent living area, which has overall been completed in much more neutral tones. This includes the flooring, where wooden tiles have been applied in a subtle criss-cross pattern.

Splashes of colour are provided by a deep blue woollen throw and velvet armchair, which sits just in front of a large arched window that looks through to a small courtyard.

Hakwood floor tiles

Crafted from European ash and oak wood, Hakwood's floor tiles are available in a wide variety of shades including Fossil, which is pale grey, Coco, a rich dark brown, and Ferrette, a bright white.

"European oak and ash possess a beauty rooted in nature. Characterised by a less prominent grain and neutral tan colour, the oak has a raw, natural appearance. Ash is defined by its blonde base tone and options for calm and bold variation," explained the tile brand.

Hakwood floor tiles

Customers are able to customise existing models or create a bespoke flooring design using the interactive Tile Designer programme on the brand's website, which allows users to rotate, flip, or mirror tiles into various bold motifs.

Hakwood is based in the municipality of Werkendam in the south of the Netherlands and has been manufacturing hardwood for 40 years. Last year the brand added to its existing wall tile collection with three new designs that were inspired by "curves and right angles".

To find out more about Hakwood's floor tiles, visit its website.