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  1. Perfect pathways – Make an entrance with Victorian Floor Tiles

    Perfect pathways – Make an entrance with Victorian Floor Tiles A beautiful Victorian floor tiled pathway can enhance and even transform your home. You don’t have to live in a Victorian or Edwardian home either, these tiles work well in small porches, pathways and even on steps leading up to a door. Either way you’ll add some serious kerb appeal to your property.   1. Classic CheckerboardA black and white checkerboard pathway is a fantastic investment that promises style for years to come. Choose from smaller or larger square tiles to create a timeless pattern suited to your taste 2. Warm welcomesMake the most of a small porch with these beautiful hand decorated tile sets, sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests. Choose from a variety of styles, colours and borders. We love the traditional styling of this porch teamed with a quirky door mat! 3. Totally traditionalIf you are restoring an old path it’s often best to stick to the original pattern and colourway. It will give your entrance a new lease of life and enhance the property’s heritage features. 4. Modern twistIf you’re looking for something a little more modern, you can still achieve a contemporary feel with Victorian Floor Tiles. Opt for a grey and white colourway in a classic pattern for a modern twist 5. Personal touchIf you want to add a personal touch or change up one of our existing patterns, there’s plenty of choice to create your own bespoke pattern!Victorian Floor Tiles are not only pretty, they are tough too. You can install them both inside and outside – they are strong enough to withstand high foot traffic and whatever the weather throws at them, and will continue to look good for years.   Read more...
  2. Heritage Hallways | Create a timeless welcome with geometric, Victorian Floor Tiles

    Heritage Hallways | Create a timeless welcome with geometric, Victorian Floor Tiles The hallway is the first room you and your guests see when entering your home, so it’s worth investing in the design to make a great first impression. This room can sometimes be overlooked as one of the less frequently used rooms in the home. But opting for hard-wearing yet beautiful geometric floor tiles is a great way to add character as well as practicality. Victorian Floor tiles are renowned for decorating the floors of period properties. From simple chequerboard pathways to detailed porches and entryways, this style of geometric tiling has never gone out of style. Our Victorian Floor tile patterns are made up of individual pieces such as squares, rectangles, triangles and hexagons in many sizes and colours. This allows for the creation of lots of pattern options like the classic octagon-dot and more complex layouts, that incorporate a number of pieces. It also helps for those working with older properties where walls and floors may be a little uneven, the small, individual tiles allow for greater flexibility on installation and can be cut to fit tricky spaces. Our Victorian Floor Tile collection is produced using similar production techniques to their original counterparts, which adds to their authentic charm and means they will last for generations to come. To create something truly unique, explore our range of decorative drop in tiles to really set off the look. If you have a dark hallway, it might be worth leaning into a more atmospheric style with dark walls and a contrasting floor. A really important part of selecting your Victorian Floor Tiles is taking some time to look and feel samples. You can create your own mood-boards, play around with shapes and colourways and start to think about which pattern you will go for. Choose from a variety of colours including traditional Buff and Red, classic Black and White, contemporary greys and even pastel tones. These colours are designed to work together and complement each other in order to create a range of pattern options. Whatever your taste, Victorian Floor Tiles can act as the foundation to build upon. While some designs may be seen as complex and bold, the designs can be paired with a variety of schemes. To really express your style go for bold wallpaper, complementary paint colours and playful accessories and create a gorgeous, eclectic space as pictured above. Or, if you prefer neutral interiors, pare back a bold pattern with light walls and fresh lighting. …So if you’re thinking of installing Victorian Floor tiles in your home or just want to find out more about our iconic range, take a look at our brochure and find your nearest retailer here Read more...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. The versatility of Tileworks – our collection of large format contemporary tiles

    The versatility of Tileworks – our collection of large format contemporary tiles Large-format tiles have grown in popularity over the last decade and the trend shows no sign of slowing down either. Our range of large format contemporary tiles is named the Tileworks collection and it is home to a wide selection of concrete, stone, and metal effect tiles in an abundance of neutral tones and finishes. It’s these natural hues and effects that make our Tileworks collection so versatile, along with their large format attributes helping to create seamless style, due to less frequent grout gaps. With so many options, we thought it would be helpful to showcase how this collection can be used throughout all the areas of the home.   Lounge With more and more of us opting for open plan living, lounges with tiles are becoming more popular, due to their functionality and sleek look. You might think that tiles feel cold underfoot but with underfloor heating and an array of textures and finishes available, you needn’t worry. You can also add warmth with soft furnishings and deep rich colours. Pictured below are Portland Stone floor tiles with Midnight Blue large format wall tiles, both from the Tileworks collection.   Hallway Tiles are a brilliant choice for hallway floors, their durability means they can cope with the footfall of everyday life whilst still looking stylish and beautiful. Opting for large format tiles means you can also seamlessly blend into rooms like the kitchen or lounge for an uninterrupted, modern finish. For hallways we love the terrazzo style of our Pietra Lombarda tiles, they are perfect for creating a serene yet functional space.   Kitchen and Utility Kitchens need to be practical spaces and so tiles are a natural choice for walls and floors. Not only are tiles easy to clean and maintain, but they can also help you to create a number of styles. Large-format tiles are great for achieving modern looks, especially when teamed with handle-less cabinetry and chrome fixtures and fittings. They are also great for adding character, take our Marble Carrara tiles, styled here with wood-effect floor tiles to create a scandi-style kitchen. There are plenty of options for utility rooms too, we love the simplicity of our Peggy Grigio tiles, teamed with simple white cabinets for a soft and fresh look.   Bathroom You can transform your bathroom into a calming oasis by choosing the right tiles and Large-format tiles are perfect for this. Opting for a larger sized tile will give you fewer grout gaps and help to create a continuous, smooth finish. To create a relaxing, spa-style bathroom try our Amelia tiles, their detailed veining creates an element of texture to help add depth and warmth to a space.   Outdoors The Tileworks range is so versatile, there are even tile options that can be installed outside. Our Kaamos tiles have an elegant and refined stone look with versatile and practical properties. Use Kaamos both inside and out, with both 10mm and 20mm options; it’s extremely hard wearing and can even be laid onto to sand, pebbles and directly onto grass. The full colour-bodied construction disguises any wear and tear that may occur on tiles used outside.   So, whichever room in your home you’re working on, there’s something in the Tileworks collection that’s perfect for your project.  Read more...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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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