01792 773015

Tile ideas for your home

In the UK ceramic and natural stone tiles used to be confined to the bathroom and kitchen but not anymore.

Now British homeowners are becoming more like their European neighbours and are using tiles throughout the home. If your home is minimalist loft, cool, uncluttered Scandinavian, richly decorated Victorian or warm country cottage there is a tile that will perfectly reflect and enhance your style.

Why not use the same floor tile throughout the house and change the moods with soft furnishings. Using the same floor covering gives a feeling of spaciousness as the hall blends into the dining room, which merges with the kitchen and melts into the lounge.

Go for the latest porcelain, natural stone look a likes in trendy pale beige or cream. They provide a neutral background to the rest of your furnishings and are extremely robust and hard wearing. Ring the seasonal changes with colourful rugs Cool pastels for the summer and deep red and gold for the winter.

You can even tile outside as many tiles are frost resistant; but do check. Tile the floors both sides of the patio doors with the same tile and watch as the dining room passes almost imperceptibly into the garden.

But dont forget tile for the rooms in the house that do all the hard work.

In kitchens ceramic tile is ideal on floors, walls, splash backs and worktops. Fat, grease and food spills are just wiped away and dirty footprints from pets and children are no problem. For extra hygiene and assurance you can use a grout with antibacterial protection and you can use bleach and strong cleaners on a glazed ceramic floor with no risk of long term damage.

In bathrooms tiles are clean and hygienic on walls and floors. We all know how careless children and some grown ups can be about water in the bathroom.

With ceramic tiles you no longer need to worry; whether its from little drips or big drips liquids can just be wiped up.

Why not turn your bathroom into a wetroom or add a walk in shower. There are kits available for tanking (waterproofing) the walls and floors so that the water stays in the bathroom.

With the latest adhesive technology, you can tile on suspended wooden floors. so give that bathroom a face lift; and while you are doing that why not treat yourself to a bit of extra luxury and have under tile heating installed? Youll get the bonus of extra wall space where radiators are no longer needed. The systems are so thin they dont raise the floor, and they are easy to install and relatively inexpensive.

For further information please contact the customer help team on 0800 8766866 or email directtilewarehouse@comptongroup.com


Direct Tile Warehouse is a member of The Tile Association and would like to thank The Tile Association for preparing this guide and allowing Direct Tile Warehouse to use it.


Sign up here and be the first to hear about our latest news and offers on wall and floor tiles