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Victoriana

Love the look of Victorian tiles but not sure on the best way to incorporate them into your space? You're not alone. We're in love too, that's why we've put together this handy reference. Read on and discover the tiles we recommend for your project!

Entrances and Hallways

If you live in the UK, you've definitely seen original Victorian floor tiles before. In the entrances and hallways of many homes in Britain they've survived the test of time. Their placement is no coincidence. Tiles were expensive and impressive, and you'd want to make sure your visitors saw them! Fortunately our tiles have the same wow factor, at a much friendlier price.

You have a few options here. You can pick a repeating pattern to create a beautiful geometric floor, or use black and white tiles in a traditional chessboard pattern. Both choices will give your visitors and guests a Victorian welcome to remember. You don't need to live in a period house to pull this look off - these tiles are just as home in a postwar semi or a new build.


Bathroom Walls

Creating the perfect base for your beautiful fixtures and fittings is your aim here. Get the Victorian look with smaller, brick-shaped tiles. Create a simple but elegant wall with a flat or bevelled white tile and matching grout.

You can expand on this base in a couple of different ways. Using a contrasting grout, as seen in this image, gives your wall a lot of pleasing symmetry. Using a coloured tile that pairs well with your chosen floor creates a more homely space.

Kitchen Walls & Splashbacks

Not a traditional location for encaustic tiles but a popular one, and its easy to understand why! Strong patterns, like our Granille tile, work well to provide contrast with solid coloured worktops and work really well with natural wood colours in your kitchen.

For modern kitchens in whites and greys where you want to bring more character to your walls without introducing colour, our Nikea grey range is perfect. It is a random mix of patterns, so if you want to keep things super structured a pattern like Paris Bercy brings greige geometric greatness.

Feature Floors

There's no reason to limit the look to entrances and hallways. Feature floors are an effective way to liven up bathrooms, kitchens and living spaces with plain walls. One advantage of a patterned tile with multiple colours is the palette range it provides, building a beautiful base to (literally) build your space from.

Mixing with modern

Despite first becoming popular over a century and a half ago, the enduring popularity of Victorian tiles is no accident of history. The patterns and designs, ranging from the more ornamental to the stark and simple, are timeless.

Minimalist and modern spaces work beautifully with a Victorian inspired surface, especially monochrome ones like Paris Vivienne.

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Twenties

How times change. Long gone are the days of small, rustic tiles being the only choice for kitchen splashbacks. Nowadays there are a wealth of exciting colours, shapes, sizes and materials to compliment or contrast your kitchen. Large tiles can give the illusion of seamless space while smaller tiles can be used in differing patterns and mixes to achieve to achieve the perfect look.

So, sit back, scroll down and browse the latest collections assembled by our experts in-house designers.

Keep It Simple

When kitchen doors are coloured or patterned, worktops are statements, and/or floors are decorative, all you need is something plain on the walls.

Plain, of course, does not mean boring. With some of our heavy glazes in matt and gloss finishes, plain means class.

Spice It Up With Patterns

Patterned tiles have revolutionised the kitchen wall tile market in recent years. From strong Victorian to cool urban, these tiles can bring a kitchen to life. If you feel the look may be too strong over all the walls, why not use them as a feature in part of the kitchen? For instance above the hob.

Believe in Bevel

Often called metro tiles, the bevel edged look is now an established favourite for kitchen walls. They can be laid brick-style (for the more traditional look) or in straight columns (for a more modern look). Available in multiple colours and sizes, we will have a bevelled tile to suit your needs.

Biselado Metro Blanco Brillo

Make Your Mark With Mosaics

Mosaics have been used as an attractive and effective covering since Roman times. Modern technology means they are now far easier to fix, yet still give a classically elegant finish.

The Many Faces of Split Face

These cleverly engineered tiles give the look of hand-quarried stone. Widely used in many areas of the home, it has fast become a stylish favourite.

Classical Stone and Marble

If you're looking for a simple but classy, timeless look, this could be your category. From almost-white Carrara to heavy, dark blue stones, there will be a colour and finish to compliment your kitchen.

These tiles replicate the beautiful materials quarried from around the world.