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Patterned tiles are becoming a must have for nay home! with their rich colours and variation of design from image based to floral and tribal, patterned tiles are perfect no matter their setting!
Let us, let you in to the world of patterned tiles including the explanation of the variation of designs and formats and the options for their uses such as rooms and applications etc!
Now we will be the first to say when it comes to choosing tiles for your home, one could say we are flooded with options. Every design, shape, size and colour you could think of is now available in a variety of materials. Some of the many popular tiles of this day and age such include wood effect, hexagon tiles etc et but in our opinion for those looking to replace a floor or wall covering the only option should be the use of Patterned tiles!
A brief history of patterned tiles takes you in to the world of the market streets of Morocco, where the use of patterned and encaustic effect tiles have always been the fashion statement for centuries! Unlike the processes once used to create a patterned tile which consisted of crushed concrete, stone, glass and marble our tiles tend to be made from ceramic and porcelain.
The reason for this, is so they do not wear and offer waterproof capabilities without all the maintenance of having a cement based tile and of course not forgetting the cost! the cost to produce, paint and ship 1m2 of authentic moroccan tiles exceeds £200 per m2 but with the use of ceramic or porcelain and HD printing our patterned tiles are available from as little as £29.99 per m2.
There are a lot of uses for Patterned tiles and as we progress and choose to make our homes a reflection of our personality and strive for uniqueness we have a collection of over 300 different patterned tiles All of which have been designed to suit different environments. The main purpose of choosing a patterned tile over the use of a more "standard tile" is their ability to become a focal point or statement within the home!
The other thing we find with the use of patterned tiles is being able to decorate around them, although some may shy away from the bolder designs or colours it is actually incredibly easy to decorate the surrounding interiors with these in place!
The choices for patterned hallway tiles is endless and below are just some of the different styles that are most popular within the bathroom.
Below are some of the varieties of designs that we offer within our collection.
Hexagon Patterned Tiles
This is our favourite and we think it should become yours! it combines the use of geometric shapes found in authentic regions where patterned tiles strive with the mix of abstract, bold and distinctive designs and colours! The combination of these two aesthetics will create an absolutely stunning finish, perfect for those looking to make a big first impression when guests and family enter their home.
Hexagon Patterned tiles work perfectly on both the walls and floors throughout the home! they are non-restrictive in their uses and are surprisingly easy to install!
Within the range of hexagon patterned tiles there are approximately 100 different designs, sizes and finishes to choose from. It is important to remember to ensure the patterned tile you choose works for the environment you wish to install them!
For example ensure that if it is being used as a floor tile and that floor is subject to water look for a matt or textured finish tile to prevent slips!
If they are being installed on the wall then check to make sure the wall can take the weight. A basic way of doing this it
Encaustic Effect Patterned Tiles
This is what we would describe as the classic choice for a patterned tile and a little confusing because a patterned tile and an encaustic effect tile are actually the same product, it is a change of name that has moved forward a bit thanks to the popularity of the tiles!
This is one of our favourites and we think one of these go-to tiles. Encaustic effect basically means the look and feel of genuine encaustic tiles coupled with the modern tile manufacturing techniques to perfectly replicate the aesthetics.
We have a large range of encaustic effect Patterned tiles that is non-exhaustive this includes the likes of monochrome designs, single coloured designs and mixed colour designs. Its important for us that our customers have a large option to choose from as we believe everyones taste is unique.
When opting to change the walls or floors with the use of patterned encaustic effect tiles. consider the size of the area, for wall installation opt for a smaller encaustic effect patterned tile such as 20cm - 30cm in size, for the floors go for a large format tile! they look incredible and the reduction in grout lines will really make the design and colours stand out!
We would advise measuring your space, choosing a few samples, measure the size of the tiles and pattern and then decide how it will fit in to your space.
Geometric Patterned Tiles
For those who really like to push the boat out and really create a focal point be it the walls or floors of your home then the use of our geometric patterned tiles may just be the perfect option for you!
Geometric designs give an urban and artistic interior finish to your home! It is the process of combining modern shapes with the use of repetitive designs with our break to raise a three dimensional abstract finish.
These work particularly well as a floor covering because the approach on the tile blows you to get a visual perspective of the design. The larger the space the better these work as a package. We particularly like the use of cube effect designs for floors.
Some of our customers who use these tiles also opt for an alternative design where they will have a central runner or a square of patterned tiles in the centre of the room and then surround them with a more neutral tile.
Uses For Patterned Tiles
The uses for patterned tiles is pretty endless, you can use them in any room within the home, it doesn't just have to be the kitchen or bathroom that gets the special finish! It can be a feature in the lounge or to create a grand entrance!
In addition to this, a large range of our Patterned tiles can also be used external, to meet this criteria the patterned tile must be porcelain!, have a Matt finish and ideally an Anti-Slip rating of over R9 (all of these details can be found on the product page)
Why Choose Us For Your Patterned Tiles?
This is an easy one for us! The main reason our customers choose Applebys Tiles for their patterned tiles is, the size of the range. We do not believe it is possible to scroll through our extensive range of over 400 patterned 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 Patterned 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 patterned tiles will be comprehensive.
If you want to learn more about our range of patterned 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!