Feature Wall Tiles

Feature Wall Tiles

The term feature wall tiles covers a large range of different tiles, it is really up the homeowner to decide what they want their feature to look like but the use of tiles within this collection can certainly hep guide you in the right direction!

First thing's first! A Feature wall is not just restricted to a single wall in your living room! A tiled feature wall can be created anywhere; your stairs, kitchen, bathroom, toilet, dining room or external wall all of which can be tiled

We know the normal perception of a featured wall is usually a single wall within the room that is a unique colour or sometimes its a single wall of wallpaper, but what if we gave you some ideas on unique and captivating tiles feature walls?

Creating a feature wall doesn't have to be obvious, it doesn't have to be aesthetically safe, sometimes its about putting your personality forward and being risky. At the end of the day, it can always be changed, but we are here to help you pick the best from the best! And feature wall tiles are the way forward!

We believe that feature walls actually work best with tiles! Yes, wallpaper and paint will create a feature, a focal point if you will. But, what if it could be something more? What if you feature wall could be packed full of unique design, texture and something that will last for 20-100 years?

Even when we mention tiles for a feature wall, some think tiles are just plain white tiles that go around your bath. However, these are so much more! They are now beautiful, heavily designed and are manufactured to incredibly high standards using HD print.

Its not just homeowners who have taken to creating a tiled feature wall or any feature wall at that. Interior Designers and Architects have been using wall tiles to form stunning features for many years. In many new-builds, certainly across the south of England, house builders have been using feature wall tiles to create features within their show homes to fully show off what is and could be possible within the home. Now, if it is good enough for interior designers, then its good enough for Appleby's Tiles!

Also. remember that size isn't everything! For example, a small space such as in a bathroom (above the sink our toilet), you don’t need much to make a huge impact – a feature wall is a great way to make it stand out.

That feature will become the personality of any room!


Size Up Your Room

Always consider the size of the room or space where you want to create a feature wall. We say this because different tiles can have different effects. For example, if you want to create a feature wall using feature wall tiles that opens up the room and moves light around more freely, then we would say stick to light tiles (mainly gloss finish), a matt tile, a dark wood or brick slip which although cosy and adds depth, can bring the room in a little and make it appear darker and smaller than it is. We think a really special tile at the moment within our feature wall tiles is the use of hexagon tiles!

Now your room is sized its time to decide on tiles there are a few that really stand out for us and they include

Hexagon Tiles

There is no denying that hexagon tiles are the new kids on the block but what they are doing to the tile industry is manic! More and more homeowners are opting to use this geometric shape to create feature walls in their home and it is easy to see why.

Offering a unique shape and a vast array of colours and deigns these feature wall tiles are going to continue to gain popularity to become one of the 5 most popular tiles of the year.

When using these for a feature wall the consideration of space is not so important as most hexagon tiles measure in at a smaller format such as 20cm x 20cm so no matter the wall of choice you can be sure of maximum impact!


Brick Effect Feature Tiles

Brick effect feature tiles are incredibly popular especially in areas such as the living room, kitchen and bedroom they offer ease of installation with a stunning rustic/modern finish. 

When using brick effect feature tiles again size of the area is not so important as these tiles are designed to look completely natural it gives you levy in the cuts. With a range of over 150 different brick effect tiles, creating a feature wall with the use of them is relatively easy.

First and foremost we would advise browsing the selection and ordering samples where possible, then set the decor tone for the room so if it is a modern finish your seeking then go for a smoother face brick effect tile however if you want a rustic or more natural look then the use of our rustic brick effect tiles as a feature wall tile would be best suited.

Patterned Tiles

Patterned tiles have been knocking around for a few years now and are incredibly varied in their design and output this is certainly one feature wall tiles that will flow with any existing decorative covering and that is part down to the size of our collection of these tiles.

If you are seeking to keep your interiors looking modern or minimalist and want a feature wall that doesn't stand out too much then using either a concrete effect patterned tile or a monochrome patterned tile will be best suited.

Feature Wall Brick Slips

For feature wall brick slips are a must unlike brick effect tiles, these are completely authentic. What we mean by this is that brick slips are made exactly the same way bricks are however, feature wall brick slips are thinner measuring between 15mm and 20mm thick. 

The benefit of using these over other coverings for a feature wall is there is no comparison in terms of natural aesthetics, they look completely in place and every single brick slips has slightly different hues and tones to them!

Wood Effect Wall Tiles

More of a unique feature wall tile is our wood effect wall tiles, not commonly used due to the perception of wood effect being used on the floor. but this is not the case, wood effect wall tiles look incredible on the wall especially those installed in a herringbone design, this design it more intricate and works perfectly for feature walls!

The Key Features Of Our Feature Wall Tiles

Damage Resistant

A tiled feature wall done properly will last a lifetime. Unlike paint, they won't chip by kicking into them, the paint doesn't come off when you wash them and grease marks don't set in like wallpaper. Tiles are built to last and are an incredibly robust material, especially porcelain tiles. These are the leading tiles today and offer all of the benefits of other tiles but with hight strength and great fire resistance.

Stain Proof

A feature wall built of tiles is stain proof. Maintaining a tile feature wall is simple and easy. Simply clean away all kinds of splashes as soon as they happen. This should help prevent staining. Be sure to clean spills using warm water and a soft cloth.

Moisture & Mould Resistant

Another reason to create a feature wall in either the kitchen or bathroom is that the moisture from cooking and showers is enough to leave black mould and stain the walls; this won't have the same effect on a tiles feature wall. Tiles are non-porous, which means that the bacteria associated with mould can not penetrate the surface causing damage.

Life Long

These types of tiles will last a life time. Although delicate before installed, once fixed with adhesive, these tiles are as strong as stone! So, when you create your beautiful feature wall, you know that in 2-5 years you haven't got to re-paint it, you haven't got to wipe the stains off. The wall will become part of your home for as long as you would like it to.

Not Effected By Fade

Tiles do not fade! Unlike paint, wood and wallpaper, when in direct sunlight these can become bleached or flake or even peel! Not tiles! Tiles do not have any of the weak properties of the the above; they are strong, the colourings of the tile are printed and embedded in to the structure ensuring they will not deteriorate any time soon!


There is nothing more beautiful than a tiled feature wall, whatever paint and wallpaper can offer, tiles offer more! This is because they are packed full of features, the touch is enough, you can take a brand new apartment with its white washed walls, install brick slips and turn it in to a shabby/chic New York apartment. And it doesn't end with the look anyone that comes over and gets up close to such a tile will notice the feel of the brick tiles, wood tiles or split-face tiles feels completely natural. 

Why Choose Us For Your Feature Wall Tiles?

This is an easy one for us! The main reason our customers choose Applebys Tiles for their feature wall tiles is the size of the range. We do not believe it is possible to scroll through our extensive range of over 1000 different feature wall tiles without a single one catching your eye! That should be enough reason and if it is not then...

Our customer service? We have changed the way customer service works we don't just offer a phone call, we offer Live Chat response with an average wait time of just 2 minutes, better yet your not going to be speaking to a robot or someone with little knowledge of the product and the industry.

All of our customer service team have extensive knowledge of our feature wall tiles, their uses and how to install them. They are not trained to try and sell or up-sell our tiles instead, they are all previous tilers with a total of 40 years tiling experience between them you can be sure the advice offered for our feature wall will be comprehensive.

If you want to learn more about our range of feature wall tiles than head over to our blog where we have plenty of guides surrounding their uses, installation and what works well, where!

We hope you find your perfect match today if not head over to our Live Chat and see how one of our representatives can help you!