Traditional style tiles and how to use them

Friday 20 March 2015, Written by Sarah Cole Tags: Decorative


Whilst there has been a definite move towards very contemporary interiors over the last few years, traditional styles remain in favour - particularly amongst those who are restoring a period property and want to remain true to its style.

Our Artworks range is typical of this, and manufactured using traditional techniques in our Exeter factory. Textured mouldings and decorative pieces are hand poured, hand trimmed, hand painted or glazed using traditional methods to produce a truly unique finish.

Some of the more decorative, Art Nouveau styles remain very popular and look beautiful adoring a traditional Victorian fireplace, or when used to create a sense of grandeur. Do this by adding details that force you to look again - such as mouldings or skirting pieces to add polish and that all important finishing touch.

Whilst its roots are firmly traditional, it's perfectly possible to use the tiles in the collection in a contemporary environment. All of the colours in the collection are rich and luxurious, so can add a great deal of beauty to any space. Take this completed project from one of our retailers, Byggfabriken in Sweden, as a prime example. Using Jade Breeze field tiles with a Jet Black moulding, they have created a calming and attractive space that is contemporary despite the prevalence of traditional hues. You can see the subtle variation between the glazes on each tile which is a result of the way they are manufactured. It gives every one a uniqueness that can't be found in mass produced tiles.

These tiles, and the many other colours that they are available in, look beautiful when combined with geometric Victorian floors, or even on their own. If decorative tiles aren't what you're looking for, take a look at the range of hues within this collection, as you might be surprised by what you find!

For more ideas, head over to our Inspiration pages or browse more images on Pinterest.

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