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Embracing patterns – a round-up of our favourite tile designs

Friday 10 July 2020, Written by Laura Tompkins

Patterned tiles have been around in interiors for decades and recent years have seen them make a comeback stronger than ever! From feature floors to stylish splashbacks, patterned tiles are perfect for those looking to add a little extra detail and character to a scheme.

Why wood-effect tiles are the perfect flooring choice for Kitchens & Bathrooms

Monday 21 January 2019, Written by Melissa Gunstone

Finding a stylish yet practical flooring solution for your kitchen and bathroom can be a challenging task – we’ve all been there. When it comes to bathrooms, most people typically require flooring that’s water-tight and, of course, slip-resistant. Whereas for kitchens you need something that’s easy to clean, hard-wearing and suitable for heavy traffic – especially for those of you who have a social soul, or a family, and your kitchen is the heart of the house. Also adding to the list of requirements is durability. With the average person updating their kitchen and bathroom every 10-15 years, you’re going to want to ensure your new flooring stands the test of time! Cue wood-effect tiles…

5 easy mistakes to avoid when selecting tiles & designing your bathroom

Friday 6 October 2017, Written by Laura Tompkins

When updating any room in your house, it’s safe to say you are trying to improve the space and aim for perfection. But the excitement of it all can often lead to design pitfalls and mistakes, especially when there are so many options and styles to choose from. To help ease the process we’ve drawn up some of the most common mistakes and how to avoid them!

How to nail the neutral trend with tiles

Friday 30 June 2017, Written by Laura Tompkins

Neutrals go with anything, that’s what makes them such a practical and safe choice in interiors. Adding colour to a space can be daunting, but it can be just as confusing teaming together neutral tones and textures. Whether it’s your bathroom, kitchen or hallway, you can still create a stunning look without committing to bold colours, here’s a few of our tips on creating winning neutral spaces.

Your Guide to tile pattern layouts

Friday 27 January 2017, Written by Laura Tompkins

Before you get stuck into your kitchen or bathroom makeover, have you considered the layout of your tiles? Playing with angles and patterns is a brilliant way to add interest and a new dimension to your design. We’ve put together some tips and ideas on laying tiles to make even the simplest of schemes stand out.

Tiles for every room in your home

Friday 18 November 2016, Written by Laura Tompkins

Tiles are a natural choice for kitchens and bathrooms, their hardwearing and durable qualities make them ideal for daily traffic, spills and easy maintenance. Whilst kitchens and bathrooms are undoubtedly logical places to use tiles, developments in design and materials mean there’s now even more choice in tiles that are suitable to use throughout the entire home!

Victorian Floor Tiles - Small Porch Tile Ideas

Friday 26 August 2016, Written by Laura Tompkins

Victorian Floor tiles are often associated with grandeur, restoration and luxury but the great thing about these tiles is that they work on both a large and small scale. Tom Harvey Original Style’s 3D designer gets asked lots of questions about Victorian Floor Tiles, especially from customers who want to add a touch of luxury to a small space in their home like porches, here are a few of his tips and ideas.

Our New Tileworks Collection

Tuesday 19 July 2016, Written by Laura Tompkins

This month we have another new product launch! The new Tileworks 2016 collection has been updated to include products previously shown in both the Tileworks Autumn and Spring collections as well as the main brochure. It also includes some range extensions and exciting new products with interesting materials, finishes and styles to enhance the range.

Your guide to timeless monochrome interiors

Friday 1 July 2016, Written by Laura Tompkins

Interior trends have changed and evolved over time but a black and white colour scheme always remains a timeless staple. Living with a monochrome pallete may not be to everyone’s taste but there is no denying its simple and classic appeal. Using black and white tiles is a striking combination and with careful design, a monochrome interior can transform any space in your home.

Best of British - How to get that “British” look

Friday 17 June 2016, Written by Jane Addis

New Products Coordinator and Designer Jane Addis takes us through our 'Best of British products' this week and with a rich heritage of design inspiration it’s easy to see why British design is so very much in demand. Quirky, fun, stylish and on trend there’s something for everyone in our British made product offerings

Ideas for fabulous functional flooring

Thursday 24 September 2015, Written by Laura Tompkins

In this week’s ABC of tiling we're focusing on floor tiles. Whether it’s your hallway, kitchen or bathroom it is essential that the floor is hard wearing, durable and slip resistant. Our floors face the daily traffic of muddy shoes, friends and family, and mess from children and pets so tiles are a sensible choice.

Kitchen walls & floors – tile ideas to transform your space

Friday 4 September 2015, Written by Sarah Cole

If you’re planning to renovate your kitchen you’ve probably given lots of thought to the cabinetry, worktops and colour scheme but how much have you considered the type of tiles you might use?

Victorian floor tiles – a Swoon Worthy garden makeover

Friday 28 August 2015, Written by Sarah Cole

Today we’re delighted to share with you a very special project that we’ve been working on. You may remember that we launched some additions to our Victorian Floor Tile collection, along with a gorgeous new brochure, at the beginning of the year.

How to choose hallway tiles

Friday 12 June 2015, Written by Sarah Cole

As the first thing you and your guests see when you enter your home, hallways are important to get right to create that all-important good first impression. Whether you want a grandiose area to impress visitors, or a cosy entrance that welcomes you home after a long day, it’s possible to create either of these environments using tiles.

Up the garden path - exterior tiles

Friday 29 May 2015, Written by Sarah Cole

Whilst we are passionate advocates of using tiles throughout the home, one area that is often overlooked is the exterior. Tiles aren’t always associated with gardens and pathways when they can actually make a huge difference to these spaces. Many styles of tile, particularly geometric Victorian floor tiles, have been used to decorate pathways for decades, but these aren’t the only ones that you can use outside of your home.

The best of Tileworks

Friday 8 May 2015, Written by Nan Nawrocki

Our Tileworks collection is undoubtedly our most contemporary, filled with versatile and affordable ceramic and porcelain tiles. Made up of large format, decorative and realistic stone, metal and wood replicas, it’s easy to see why Tileworks is one of our bestselling ranges.

Q&A - What tiles should I use for my conservatory floor?

Friday 17 April 2015, Written by Sarah Cole

As part of a new series, we’ll be taking a look at some commonly asked tile-related questions and offering design and practical advice. There are lots of things to consider when you choose tiles; from material to size, colour, maintenance and how they will be installed… we’re here to help!

Top tips for using Victorian floor tiles in porches, paths, gardens and halls

Friday 6 March 2015, Written by Sarah Cole

Victorian style patterned geometric floor tiles – a closer look at what’s new

Friday 30 January 2015, Written by Sarah Cole

Victorian floor tiles – new geometric patterns, colours and shapes

Friday 12 December 2014, Written by Sarah Cole

Border tiles for walls and floors

Friday 10 October 2014, Written by Sarah Cole

Kitchen flooring – why tiles are a great choice

Friday 8 August 2014, Written by Sarah Cole

Caring for natural stone: tips to keep your tiles looking beautiful

Friday 24 January 2014, Written by Sarah Cole

Anything but ordinary – patterned tiles makes a comeback

Tuesday 30 April 2013