Interior Experts Reveal their Favourite Tiles from Walls and Floors

We asked some of the UK’s leading interior experts which Walls and Floors tiles they like the most! Here’s what they said…

Karen Walker – Editor, Good Homes Magazine

‘The love all the marble-effect tiles, as they’re so realistic looking and come in such a great range of colours and shapes to suit all decorating schemes – my favourite has to be the Voronoi hexagonal design – what a style statement!

The reclaimed wood-effect floor tiles are also a favourite as the mix of colours work in any room, and I’m still a lover of the classic Metro tile, particularly grey ones with white grout!’

Read Karen’s full interview here.

Lucy Searle – Editor-in-Chief, RealHomes.com

‘Any metro tile with contrasting grout! I really like the more muted designs in the Ledbury encaustic look ceramic tiles, too. My hallway has original tiles but if it didn’t I’d love these instead.’

Read Lucy’s full interview here.

Jo Chapman – Assistant Lifestyle Editor, Heat, Bella and Closer

‘I love the Chinese Elm Wood Effect Tiles laid out in a herringbone pattern. Parquet-effect flooring is having a moment and these tiles are hard-wearing and have a lovely cool grey tone to them. I’m also keen on the White Chapel Brick Gloss Tiles for a bathroom.’

Read Jo’s full interview here.

Andrea Childs – Interior Journalist and Editor

‘I’m currently planning to redo my kitchen and hallway and I have my eye on the grey and white May Fair Tiles. I think they’ll suit our Edwardian house and I like their strong, graphic look.’

Read Andrea’s full interview here.

Jenny Kakoudakis – Interior blogger, Seasons in Colour

‘I see Stars as a new interiors trend for 2018, so I would have to choose the Scintilla Tiles, a collection of patterned floor tiles with a star-shaped design that have an weathered almost antiqued effect.

I would use this ceramic tile behind a bath,tiling the entire wall for a bold statement or creating borders, horizontally over the bath or vertically in the middle of the bath. I really like the paprika colour way. The black Scintilla tiles would look great with black taps, while the Scintilla sapphire would work well with polished chrome faucets.’

Read Jenny’s full interview here.

Joe Simpson – Editor, Diary of a Tile Addict

Mingle is bold, brassy and beautiful, ideal for creating a striking feature wall or totally out-there splashback. As stated earlier, I am a melangist, so I am drawn to patterns and colours. In the Mingle range, they really pop with their shimmering gloss finish.’

Read Joe’s full interview here.

Rachel Parker – Surface Pattern Designer

‘I love the teal Varenne metro tiles, the colour is perfect! I’m basically obsessed with green interiors at the moment so if I was decorating my dream home it would be those, plus I’d try to sneak in some Wood Green Smooth Gloss tiles somewhere because the colour makes me happy. I’ve also seen the Maalem tiles used in some beautiful projects, they seem a great way of introducing some playful pattern to your space. Vintage, colourful and eclectic ticks my boxes.’

Read Rachel’s full interview here.

Jacky Parker – Interior Journalist

‘I really like your Ledbury patterned range, it reminds me of lovely Victorian encaustic tiles and looks great mixed with the Metro tiles. I also like the cork tiles, they have a retro feel, it’s a sustainable material and they have sound insulating qualities, which is great if you live in a densely populated city!’

Read Jacky’s full interview here.

Hayley Gilbert – Interior Journalist

‘I adore the Bijou Herringbone Mosaic Tiles as herringbone is such a big trend in timber flooring right now, so I love the idea of taking this traditional patterned design and using it in a contemporary way in porcelain tile form. And they can be used on walls and floors too, making them extremely versatile.’

Read Hayley’s full interview here.

There you have it – a list of favourite tiles from some of the UK’s leading interior experts.

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