Tiling is a considered purchase, so it pays to shop around and see what's on offer before you commit. To make sure you don't miss out, we're bringing you the best of the current crop of wall and floor tiles. Mix it up with geometrics, go bold with patterned prints or mix candy colours.
TASTE OF THE MED
Evoking the beauty of the mediterranean, these Formentera porcelain tiles form one of six new collections by Homes & Gardens magazine and Tile Giant. There are three motifs: Geo, Petal and Trellis in either a grey or blue palette, an Aged White tile or the Patchwork mix, which combines six patterns in one box.
The tiles have a matt finish suitable for walls and floors and a beautifully worn patina. Mix and match them to create a unique pattern.
Each tile measures 20cm sq and costs £45sq m. See these and the other five new collections at Tile Giant.
HOT AND COLD
Funky splashbacks are having a moment, yet choosing your tiles can be a tricky decision. Ted Baker’s new collection for British Ceramic Tile features three designs, plus the option to go ‘warm’ or ‘cool’ with your palette.
Triangles tiles, £100 per pack of eight, available from November britishceramictile.com
Super-cool interior lifestyle brand Bert & May has a new collaboration with Soho Home, the interiors brand from Soho House. Having tiled the club spaces in Soho House hotels, bars and restaurants across the world, the tile collection was the next logical step for Bert & May.
Sharing a similar aesthetic and love of craftsmanship, Bert & May for Soho Home collaboration features Bert & May’s distinctive pale green, soft blue and blush pink colourways and cool geometric patterns, so your kitchens and bathrooms can ooze Soho House chic.
A selection of tiles by Bert and May for Soho Home, £190 per sqm, www.sohohome.com
PASSION FOR PATTERN
Fill your home with vibrant design with these tiles from La Maison Bahya, designed in Paris and handcrafted in Morocco.
Choose between five different styles of mix and match for an eclectic look.
Prices start at £140sq m, bahya-deco.com
The new name to know in tiles, Otto, handcrafts traditional tiles in Istanbul using ancient techniques.
If you have a design in mind, they can make bespoke patterns, colours and shapes, or you can choose from an array of ready-made patterns in ceramic, terrazzo and cement.
We love Pinky Stripes below, and Hex60 Blue (above), from £4.80 a tile, ottotiles.co.uk
The colours in Neisha Crosland’s new encaustic tile collection really are good enough to eat – see Shrimp Blue, Pistachio, Cinnamon and Pomato Pink, all in unusual shapes, from diamonds and scallops to oblong hexagons. We’re smitten by Fern in Smoke Sage, which looks great on a bathroom walls.
No one does California cool better than Kelly Wearstler. The stateside designer’s latest ceramic tiles for Ann Sacks feature graphic single-colour designs created courtesy of the cuerda seca technique.
Gaze into the dappled surface of Sunset, above, and you’ll feel like you’re diving into an LA swimming pool.