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  1. Outdoor Tiles, for your outdoor project!

    Outdoor Tiles, for your outdoor project! Opting for outdoor floor tiles will guarantee year-round style and practicality. Our showrooms offer a wide range of 2cm thick outdoor tiles in a range of colours, textures and sizes. Whether it’s a small patio or vast tiled space, there’s a tile for every outdoor project.   Small Spaces Large-format outdoor tiles are brilliant for revamping small gardens or terraces. Choosing a larger-sized tile will help to make the space appear bigger and less cluttered, thanks to fewer grout lines. Choose from dark grey and black shades for a contemporary and sleek feel or opt for lighter shades of grey and beige to create a bright and airy space.   Patios Outdoor porcelain tiles are perfect for patio areas. They often provide the basis for outdoor dining areas, BBQ’s and areas to relax and enjoy the sunshine. Tiles are a great choice for patios, their hardwearing properties mean they can endure the outdoor elements all year round – and they can transform any garden space. While square formats are still popular for patios we also love the use of rectangle tiles, laid in a brick-bond layout. This look creates a modern feel and adds detail without being overcomplicated.   Indoor - Outdoor Living With so many of us now looking to bring the indoors out, recent trends have seen the use of bi-folding doors that open out indoor spaces to outdoor terraces and gardens, for a continuous transition. Large-format floor tiles are a great way to achieve this seamless style, use on the floor indoors through to out for an effortlessly unified look.   Patterned tiles For something completely show-stopping take a look at our patterned options. Perfect for creating cool outdoor spaces like bars and kitchens, these tiles will add instant style.  Read more...
  2. Our favourite outdoor tiles

    Our favourite outdoor tiles This time of year sees many of us updating and renovating our gardens and outdoor spaces into our own little slices of paradise, especially with the warm and sunny weather we’ve been having this spring and summer!   If you’re transforming your outside space, have you considered tiles? While there are several options when it comes to flooring, such as decking and concrete, tiles are a great choice in terms of practicality and style. Not only are they hard wearing and easy to maintain, there are also a number of patterns, colours and formats available so that you can create a beautiful space you’ll love for years to come. We’ve got a varied selection of outdoor floor tiles, from natural tones and finishes to bright colours and bold patterns, here’s a closer look.   Natural and Grey Tones For those creating a garden scheme in neutral tones, take a look at our wood-effect tile options. The Lignum collection offers six subtle shades, including soft greys and warm browns, all in a slip-resistant finish. Unlike real wood or decking, these tiles are impervious to rot and rising damp and are very low maintenance as they don’t need sanding or resealing - they’re even wear resistant! It’s no surprise that grey tiles are a popular choice for homeowners, grey tones have been on-trend for some time and the trend shows no sign of slowing down either. If you’re looking for grey tiles that work with your scheme check out Kaamos, also available in Black and Ivory, these tiles are perfect for indoor and outdoor use – and even better when used in synergy.   Pretty Patterns Incorporating pattern into your outdoor space is easily done with tiles, and we have a wide selection of beautiful options, mainly in our Odyssey range. This collection is home to a range of patterned tiles and borders all of which are inspired by journeys of discovery from across the globe meaning you can create your own holiday feel in your back garden with tiles! Choose from delicate prints and soft shades to deep reds, buffs and monochrome styles.   Heritage Style If you’re creating a more heritage feel then you may already be considering Victorian Floor Tiles, which are perfect for achieving this look. Although traditionally used on front paths, porches and in hallways, Victorian floor tiles look stunning in any outside area. Their durable nature, endless styling options and colourways means there’s a Victorian Floor tile pattern for everyone’s taste.   Make a Statement  If you’re really looking to make a statement in your outdoor space then try using tiles on the walls and floors to create a Mediterranean feel. Team with a rustic table and chairs for the perfect al fresco setting!   Whichever outdoor tiles you opt for, we always recommend seeing real life samples and getting expert advice from one of our retailers, you can find your nearest retailer here Read more...
  3. Design ideas for outdoor spaces

    Design ideas for outdoor spaces Any sized garden is a blessing, and, an area of your very own to turn into a sanctuary. With the sun shining over the last few weeks, many of us have been thinking about transforming our outdoor spaces and we have plenty of design ideas to get you started.   Small spaces You might think having a small garden limits your design options, but there are many clever ways you can add practicality and style. Starting with tiles, opting for a patterned floor tile is a brilliant way to add interest and detail, using a repeating pattern is also great for adding the illusion of more space: These patterned floor tiles pair perfectly with green foliage, try adding potted plants and adorning the surrounding walls with some greenery to cocoon the space, adding a touch of grandeur. This look works in small gardens as well as in courtyards, just add a table and chairs for the perfect reading nook or alfresco dining. Recent years have seen the trend of opening up indoor living spaces into the outdoors, often with bi-folding doors that allow for a continuous transition. Tiles are a great way to create this seamless look, they make an area feel bigger than it is and there are plenty of styles to choose from. Pictured below is Kaamos, suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, choose from three colour options all perfect for creating a contemporary look. Perfect patios You might not be looking to tile your entire outdoor space, which is why creating a patio or decking area often a popular choice. It means you have somewhere to set up tables and chairs, sun-loungers and even barbeques but also means you can still have a grass area. While decking is often a common choice, wood effect tiles are actually perfect for creating this style too. Our Lignum tiles come in an anti-slip option and are ideal for outdoor use, here’s five more reasons to love wood effect floor tiles: Moisture resistant – Spills just wipe off Wear resistant – No hardwood is this hard Fire Proof – Wood-effect tiles will not burn or release any toxic fumes No sealants, varnishes or oils required No on-going maintenance – no stripping, sanding or re-sealing Or why not make an entrance with impact by using Victorian floor tiles? They are perfect for small porches, pathways and also under verandas, choose from a variety of patterns and colourways. However you choose to transform your outside space, opting for tiles is a brilliant way to add style as well as practicality Read more...
  4. Update your home for spring with tiles!

    Update your home for spring with tiles! With the days finally getting lighter, longer and warmer, spring is a great time to start home improvements. Whether it’s your kitchen, bathroom or garden, here are a few ideas on updating your home this spring.   Gardens Naturally we start spending a lot more time in our gardens during spring and investing in some beautiful tiles is a great way to add colour and style. Whether it’s your front garden or back garden, tiles can make a huge impact. Here are a few examples:     Both our Victorian Floor tiles and Odyssey collections offer a variety of patterned tiles that can be used in both inside and outside areas. For something more subtle try Krea from the Tileworks collection, a wood-effect plank which can easily bring the outside in and create a seamless transition between your home and its surroundings.   Kitchens If you’re looking for a fresh update in your kitchen but not a complete overhaul, try working with what you already have. Painting cabinets and updating door handles is a great and cost effective way to refresh your kitchen. Updating your tiles or splashback alongside this will help to totally transform the space. Here are some ideas:   Bathrooms Bathrooms can be costly to change in terms of design and layout, but updating even a panel of tiles in the room can help transform the space. Whether it’s a strip of Mosaics or a full wall, refreshing the tiles can give you that brand new bathroom feeling!     Whichever room you’re updating this spring, take the time to get inspired first, take a look at our Instagram and Pinterest pages for more interior design ideas Read more...
  5. Up the garden path - exterior tiles

    Up the garden path - exterior tiles 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.   Victorian style ceramic floor tiles are the natural place to start and are mostly commonly seen in houses and gardens throughout the UK. Thanks to their heritage, and their rise in popularity during the late 1800s and early 1900s, these can be found gracing front gardens across the country. With many being restored, or reinstated where they were once removed, using Victorian style tiles outside your home can give it undeniable charm and a sense of grandeur. These styles are now appearing on terraces and in place of patios in back gardens. If you don't have a suitable exterior space for these tiles, they are also an excellent choice for conservatories. Hardy (once sealed) and undeniably beautiful, they are a practical and appealing choice. Other tiles that can be used outdoors are the decorative, ceramic Odyssey collection. Providing they are installed correctly they are able to withstand the rigours of outdoor life. These tiles feature gorgeous patterns, many inspired by exotic locations and cultures, so can create a truly special environment, such as Romanesque. For those who prefer a modern or minimalist look, many porcelain tiles can also be used externally. There are many porcelain tiles that realistically replicate the look of stone and wood. These are extremely practical and can provide greater safety, with excellent slip resistant qualities. Not to mention the fact that the look great Read more...

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