Not just Another Brick in the Wall – The Possibilities of Metro Tiles

Metro Tiles have been a prominent trend in the world of interior design for a while now. The mix of vintage and contemporary, combined with their sleek design and defined bevelled edges seems to capture the imagination of interior stylists all over the world. But Metros aren’t the only brick-shaped tile to create a stir recently. Whilst the Metro trend has been confidently strutting along, several other nifty little brick-shaped tile designs have popped up too – all just as unique, all with their own individual persona – and all just as effective at creating an eye-catching new look in your home. You can use the different designs and colours to achieve different effects in your home.

Create the Vintage, Shabby Chic Look

We’ve all heard of this fantastic interior trend. The idea of choosing old, weathered, worn-out furniture and furnishings – alive with charm and character. They don’t have to be old, though. A lot of retailers sell new items, with a distressed look deliberately applied to them. You’ve probably noticed new shabby chic ranges coming into the likes of Dunelm and Laura Ashley. There are a lot of boutique shops popping up in the high street, too; selling older, vintage furniture. It’s all part of the latest Shack movement!

It’s not in everybody’s price range to decorate and replace soft furnishings – but the beauty of this Shack trend is the fact you can mix classic with contemporary. You don’t have to strip out all your newfangled modern goodies, and bring in the vintage, distressed alternatives. Just create a classic, vintage backdrop – and maybe throw in the odd chair, coffee table, or cushion. For the background, use soft, subtle colours that don’t outweigh the rest of your room, but complement it instead. That’s what our latest styles of brick-shaped tiles are perfect for.

rustic metro tiles

With a warped, uneven surface, our Rustic Metro Tiles fully embrace the aged, vintage, distressed look demanded by the Shack trend. They come in an array of different colours; some subtle and perfect for sitting in the back-drop – and some a little more bold and vibrant; ideal for adding some warmth and zest into the equation. They have a shimmering gloss finish; great for catching the eye of your guests, whilst at the same time not stealing from the rest of the room. Combine some of the similar colours to create a varied, eye-catching patchwork.


Our Antique Crackle Metro Tiles are equally perfect for bringing the classic, vintage look into your home. The surfaces are riddled with a broken, random crackle effect. The subtle bevelled edges slope downwards around the sides; adding a definitive grid of grooves to a wall space. Again, choose one solid colour, or mix similar tones.


For a more extravagant, voguish approach, try the Ritz Tiles. The plain tiles have subtle difference in shades.

Once you’ve created your vintage back-drop on your kitchen or bathroom wall, it’s time to accessorize! Head out to your local vintage shop. Grab yourself an old antique radio – or a rustic, distressed chair – or a vintage floral cushion. Within your budget, start to add to your new shabby chic look; just remember that contemporary and classic can live side-by-side. You don’t have to throw away the new to bring in the old.

Compact and Contemporary

If you want to create a captivating, strong and defined feature wall in your kitchen, bathroom or living area, then brick mosaic tiles are a good way to go. Arriving on mesh sheets to keep them in place whilst you stick them to the wall, there are various different styles of brick mosaic available.



For an exclusive, lavish and of-the-earth approach, go for a natural stone sheet. Our Giallo Oro Brick Tiles - part of our selection of Persian Stone Tiles – are perfect for bringing the rich natural look into your home. The variety of shades, tones and textures will bring your wall spaces to life.


Alternatively, you could add a touch of glass! These striking Glass Mosaic Tiles have an eye-catching sheen, and come in a mix of different colours; from soft, subtle creams and greys, through to bold reds and greens. They will add a clean, smooth and sleek appearance to your walls.

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