Take to the floor with these patterned floor tiles if you're looking for a fresh, welcoming look in your kitchen, bathroom or hallway. Whether porcelain, ceramic, or encaustic, patterned tiles instantly add character and texture to a space, and are easy to clean.
Before you get started, it's important to make sure that you know how to choose floor tiles, as there are several factors you'll need to consider.
Once you've figured out what type of floor tiles you need, decide on the style you want. Whether you're recreating an authentic, Victorian-inspired look or aiming for something more contemporary, there's something to suit every style of interior in our gallery of floor tile designs.
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 good 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. Create a vintage look in a bathroom, hallway or conservatory with these matte-finish ceramic Cynosure tiles, priced at £29.95 per m2 from Walls & Floors.
5. Make a statement with a patterned floor
With an effect reminiscent of the ink marbling on the inside cover of Victorian books, these new Inker porcelain tiles, £2.74 each from Artisans of Devises, have instant impact. The swirling patterns can be randomly laid to create a uniquely hypnotising display.
6. Opt for something unique with a patchwork style
Taking its inspiration from French provincial style, the new Riga tile range from Tile Mountain is guaranteed to be a hit. Its eye-catching patchwork shape adds a unique focal point in any room. Comprising of thirty two pattern variants in eight combinations, you can create a design unique to your home. With a matt finish the tiles measure 450mm x 450mm and are priced at £16.99 per sq m.
7. Complement an industrial style with graphic tiles
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 £45.80 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 greens. 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, £90.67 per m2, can be arranged in a variety of configurations to create a calming watery effect, while the patterned York floor tiles, £59.95 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 £70.80 per m2.
11. Create an eye-catching design with encaustic inspired tiles
Create a statement floor that is not too overpowering, with these stunning monochrome Picasso patterned tiles, £40 per m² from Verona. With a nod to traditional encaustic designs, the glazed ceramic tiles are extremely hardwearing and so ideal for high-traffic rooms, such as kitchens and hallways.
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 hallways. 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
Create a synergy throughout your bathroom by matching ornate floor tiles with a feature wall in a shower enclosure. The blue and green pattern of these Philadelphia tiles from Rustico Tile & Stone, add a Mediterranean flair to this high-shine bathroom.
15. Take inspiration from Meditarian influences
Offering the elegance of old-world Mediterranean style, Lapicida’s Cordoba
cream terracotta tiles have been created to mimic authentic original designs. Featuring replica scuff marks and fading, these tiles reflect the heritage of reclaimed terracotta flooring, without the high price tag. Mix and match with the Alhambra Forza and Cordoba Visconti tiles to create a characterful look. All £58.80 per m².
16. Combine Morocco and monochrome for a sophisticated bathroom floor
With clean lines, a high-gloss finish and a calm palette of soft blue, white and grey, the new metro-inspired Poitiers wall tile, £49.99 per m2 from Gemini Tiles, seamlessly blends into any design scheme. Lay in brick patterns, create an on-trend herringbone design, or pair with Moroccan-inspired floor tiles, like the Havana Silver ornate matt range, also £49.99 per m2 .
17. Take inspiration from Victorian designs with statement hallway flooring
Featuring rhythmic patterns and a sophisticated two-tone colour palette, the Modern Harlequin Denim encaustic tiles, £3.84 each at Ca’Pietra, take inspiration from classic Victorian designs. Perfect for hallways, the pattern elongates the space and perfectly complements this stained glass front door.
18. Use chequer tiles to create an intricate chequerboard patterned floor
With their aged crackle effect, these rich cobalt Catania wall tiles, £2.24 each from Topps Tiles, give a vintage finish that is perfectly suited to period homes. Pair with the Victorian Black/White chequer tile, £2.24 for W28.8xL28.8cm, for a sophisticated mosaic effect that works well in a small bathroom.