Take to the floor with these brightly coloured tiles if you're looking for a fresh, welcoming look in your kitchen, bathroom or hallway. Before you get started, it's important to make sure that you know how to choose floor tiles, as there are a few factors worth considering.
Happy that you know what you're looking for? Whether you're recreating a more authentic, Victorian-inspired look or channelling something more contemporary, there's something to suit every style of interior.
1. Consider the arrangement of contemporary tiles
Perfect for a more contemporary setting and allowing plenty of scope for creativity in how you arrange the porcelain tiles, Moon Deco Pink by Realonda comes in 10 striking designs with four patterned and two plain colours, from around £16 per m2, from Tile Expert.
2. Choose on-trend tiles with style longevity
In on-trend shades of grey, cream and black, but with style references rooted in ancient heraldry and fleur de lis designs, the Florence Décor 7/7 collection of patterned porcelain tiles comes in four base colours and seven decor designs. The designs can be used alone or combined to great effect. Priced at £59.49 per m2 from Mandarin Stone and suitable for walls and floors.
3. Embrace retro-inspired geometric prints
The mesmerising geometric patterns in Original Style’s Lewtrenchard Denim and Dark Grey porcelain tiles will look equally at home in a kitchen, bathroom or hallway. The tiles from the Odyssey Grande collection cost £79.95 per m2.
4. Opt for an antiqued finish in period properties
The antiqued finish and colourful floral design make this a good choice for period homes. Make a vintage statement in a bathroom, hallway or conservatory with these matt-finish ceramic Cynosure tiles, priced at £29.95 per m2 from Walls & Floors.
5. Make a statement with bold geometric shapes
Alhambra’s artist-designed Super-Tile is bound to bring a breath of fresh air to any room scheme with its bold geometric shapes in eyecatching spring green. It costs £163 per m2, with a share of the profits going to Core Arts mental health charity in Hackney for 12 months.
6. Take inspiration from Moroccan influences
Mix and match British Ceramic Tile’s four Moroccan-style Parian tiles to create a colourful patchwork effect guaranteed to brighten the day and lighten the mood. The tiles are sold in a mixed box of 22, £78 per m2 and can be used alongside the matching plain cream Parian tiles for more contemporary styling, and for walls or floors.
7. Opt for a monochrome scheme if your style is industrial-inspired
The Lenos Mirabello from Peronda’s Onset range fuses industrial and vintage styles and would work beautifully as a way of adding contemporary chic to a period setting. Priced at £33 per m2.
8. For a standout look, use the same tiles for your floor and walls
Fired Earth’s Amparo handmade encaustic tile can be mixed and matched with others in the Madeira range to conjure dreams of Mediterranean sunshine with its soft blues and green. Priced at £195 per m2, the Madeira range can be used for floors and walls.
9. Add texture to your kitchen with complementary tile combinations
Add soft shades and interesting texture to your kitchen with decorative wall and floor tiles. With subtle and varied reactive glazes, Topps Tiles' Shibori wall tiles in cream, blue and green, £76.44 per m2, can be arranged in a variety of configurations to create a calming watery effect, while the patterned York floor tiles, £67.56 per m2, add a touch of nostalgic fun.
10. Choose a faded tile for an authentic feel
Fall in love with the glorious aged patina of Old Faro porcelain tiles from Lapicida. The simple pattern in exquisitely faded shades of blue will make a stunning focal point of any wall or floor. Priced at £71 per m2.
11. Create an eye-catching design with patchwork tiling
Make up your own eyecatching designs with Topps Tiles’ Stamford large format patchwork tiles, which complement each other in any combination. Each whole 45x45cm tile is made up of four smaller designs giving the impression of a four pattern tile mix. Priced £55 per m2 for a mixed pack.
12. Choose a simple repeat pattern for a small space
With its pretty, retro design in contemporary teal shades, Ca’Pietra’s Cordoba encaustic tile (four shown) is a great option for halls. The tiles are suitable for walls and floors and cost £96 per m2.
13. Choose geometric shapes for a Mid-century inspired look
A good option for Mid-century modern interiors, Concept by Cas Ceramica is available in five designs and 11 colours. The satin-finish ceramic tiles would make a bold statement for kitchen or bathroom walls or floors, and are priced at £40 per m2.
14. Combine stand-out tiles for a stunning feature floor
Stone & Ceramic Warehouse's decorative Parisienne range includes this pretty Cleo porcelain patterned tile. Team it with others in the range, or with plain tiles for a stunning feature floor. Priced at £78 per m2.