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The kitchen is without doubt one of the most popular rooms in the home for which tiles are used and, it has been this way for centuries. Kitchen tiles come in many different forms for all types of applications from mosaic wall tiles to terracotta effect floor tiles.
The range we offer is endless with over 2,000 tiles in this collection that will suit the walls, floors or both! In addition to this we must stress that it is important not to fall in to the "ordinary" what we mean by this is sticking to simple white square tiles or even a metro tile! This is your kitchen, your space so make it a reflection of your personality.
Within this brief description of our collections, we will touch on different options for both the floors and walls of the kitchen. The Kitchen tiles set out below are what we believe to be the biggest trends of the year based on statistics and interior designer recommendations.
The main purpose of using tiles within the kitchen is their life span. When you consider a kitchen some would say it is the heart of the home from cosy family meals, Christmas dinners and entertaining it is a busy room the is susceptible to many elements such as wet, muddy boots, spills from the odd glass of wine, accidents from the dogs, toys being dragged in and out! Your kitchen sees everything!
When you consider the 3 most popular floor coverings and compare them it is evident as to why kitchen tiles are the best choice. See our table below
Properties of kitchen floor coverings
|Properties rated 1 - 10||Tiles||Wood||Lino|
|Ease of Install||5||7||7|
|Choice Of Designs||10||8||8|
It is clear to see from the above that using Kitchen tiles for the floor is far superior and it is exactly the same on the walls as well, tiles have always been used on the splash area of the kitchen.
Our Top 5 Kitchen Tile Choices For The Floor
These are just some of our favourites mixed with some of our most popular choices within the kitchen! But don't be afraid to experiment or mix tow choices together! You can't go wrong with kitchen tiles!
Wood Effect Kitchen Tiles
Wood effect kitchen tiles work really well in the kitchen mainly because a kitchen is made up of wood itself wether it be a wood worktop or wood cupboards, completing the look with the use of wood effect kitchen tiles will create a very natural and cosy setting.
In terms of colour schemes the options are endless as are they with the designs, you can opt for a coloured Wood effect kitchen tiles, oak, redwood, floorboard design etc etc there are no limitations so if your considering using a wood based product for your floor covering then browse our range to find a wood effect kitchen tile that matches your needs.
Better yet, our wood effect tiles listed are designed to perfectly replicate real wood this means they are packed with variations, knots and grains and these don't just look great but also feel incredibly realistic!
Stone Effect Kitchen Tiles
Like wood, Stone effect tiles offer a very natural floor covering that will give a cottage and cosy aesthetic to the home, the range of stone inspired effect tiles within this range is extensive and includes the use of marble, limestone terrazzo etc etc.
The main benefits of using a stone effect tile for the kitchen floor is its ability to naturally blend with existing interior. The general colour of our Stone effect tiles is neutral from whites to greys making it the perfect choice.
The difference between effect tiles and real stone is the cost and maintenance, as ours are made from ceramic or porcelain you do not need to worry about the maintenance or sealing them, they can be cleaned with a bucket of hotter and bleach without any adverse effects!
Terracotta Effect Kitchen Tiles
For a traditional finish it has to be our range of terracotta effect kitchen tiles! these tiles boast stunning Mediterranean colours and a real country side property finish. Better still with the use of terracotta effect kitchen tiles over actual terracotta is you don't have all the imperfections, maintenance or special cleaners.
You can simply lay them down and enjoy the warmth they offer without having to worry about spills etc. We boast a medium sized range of terracotta effect kitchen tiles of different sizes, hues and finishes to meet whatever needs you specify!
Patterned Kitchen Tiles
Patterned kitchen tiles are fast becoming the most popular choice for homeowners and it is because the variation in design allows homeowners to choose a patterned kitchen tile that recreates a victorian finish and a patterned kitchen tile that recreates a modern/urban finish.
When we talk about our Patterned kitchen tiles these can include the designs such as floral, geometric shapes, landscapes, abstract designs and embossed prints. We would highly recommend checking out this range if you are looking for something completely unique!
Concrete Effect Kitchen Tiles
Concrete effect kitchen tiles have been on the rise and these are more commonly used in contemporary settings, for instances a perfectly white high gloss kitchen with tall ceilings and a minimalistic style of living!
The derive from the desire of people choosing to sand and polish natural poured concrete to offer an industrial finish to the home but to save the cost, maintenance and time, large format Concrete effect kitchen tiles were developed to perfectly replicate this in a much more manageable form!
Our Top 5 Kitchen Tile Choices For The Walls
Metro Kitchen Tiles
Metro kitchen tiles have been the most popular choice for kitchen walls for the last decade and it is easy to see why, these stunning kitchen wall tiles come in a variety of different designs to include the standard subway Metro kitchen tiles, cottage tumbled metro tiles, rustic crackle glaze tiles.
The variations in designs and colours within our metro kitchen tiles means they work perfectly in all settings be it modern, traditional or contemporary. They also work with the use of all kitchen floor tiles.
Kitchen Brick Slips And Brick Effect Kitchen Tiles
Kitchen brick slips and brick effect kitchen tiles are to separate entities. to explain in brief a kitchen brick slip is a thinner version of real brick and they are used to create a completely authentic wall covering that emulates real brick.
Brick effect kitchen tiles on the other hand are made from either porcelain or ceramic and come in a variety of designs for example they can be an interlocking panel tile. generally much bigger then single brick slips, easier and quicker to install and although they look amazing and reflect real brick quite well, they don't offer the perfect aesthetics like Kitchen brick slips would.
The use of these types of tiles will create a warm and inviting environment for the kitchen!
Mosaic Kitchen Tiles
Again a very popular choice for the kitchen with the use of mosaic kitchen tiles these can ass space to your room, their little intricate design and build allows for the appearance of thousands of little tiles in one place creating a larger canvas with minimal effort.
Unlike other options mosaics are notoriously expensive and we have some of the most exclusive mosaic tiles available world wide, with colours such as gold, copper and silver to name just a few!
If the expense of using mosaics in your whole kitchen puts you off, then consider the use of mosaic kitchen tiles as a feature rather then a complete wall covering this can be done by using mosaics to work as a splash back behind your cooker with a more affordable tile such as a metro tile either side!
Patterned Kitchen Tiles
Much like the floor, the use of Patterned kitchen tiles can really create a focal point and an area of distinction within the kitchen, they can be colourful and playful or monochrome and nostalgic the variations are endless.
Our top tip when it comes to using Patterned kitchen tiles is to ensure you stick with smaller designs and smaller tiles for the kitchen, anything too big and you may end up cutting off part of the design!.
Why Choose Us For Your Kitchen Tiles?
This is an easy one for us! The main reason our customers choose Applebys Tiles for their kitchen tiles is the size of the range. We do not believe it is possible to scroll through our extensive range of over 2000 different Kitchen 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 kitchen tile, 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 kitchen tiles will be comprehensive.
If you want to learn more about our range of Kitchen 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!