Three Super Cool Modern Tiles

Tiles with attitude.

Cool, modern tiles are a great way to add some instant pizazz to a modern bathroom, hallway, cloakroom or kitchen. Sure, there are plenty of safe and stylish options, from scalloped fish scale tiles to timeless metro tiles and modern encaustic tiles. But for out-there wow-factor? Spell out words or numbers with Rory Dobner’s punk illustrations (time to upgrade your house number plate perhaps?) or walk on the wild side with Graffiti style tiles underfoot.

BEETLE JUICE

For hand-painted, illustrated tiles, Marlborough Tiles have everything from trout to turtles, and from snowdrops to strawberries. Lovely for above the range cooker, or to adorn the pantry or laundry room (sigh, we can dream), but the real head-turners are the bugs and beetles. A little bit gothic, a little bit punk, but subtle enough to blend in to a monochrome bathroom, funky cloakroom or above the stove in a white kitchen.

Beetle tile, 6.3 x 6.3 inches, £14.42 each from Marlborough Tiles

SPELL IT OUT

Use Rory Dobner’s graphic tiles to create a cool splash back in the kitchen, number or name your house by the front door, maybe even spell out ‘powder room’ or ‘laundry room’ above a doorway to give it clear definition, or spell out your child’s name for a fun display in a teen’s or children’s bedroom. Instant cool points, guaranteed.

Alphabet tiles, £38 each from Rory Dobner

GRAFFITI ARTIST

For a punk, rock ‘n’ roll edge, pave your hallways or adorn a wall with American Graffiti’s out-there tiles.

Graffiti tiles, 45 x 45cm, £420 per m2 from Stone & Ceramic Warehouse

Featuring designs inspired by street art and famous icons, they’re perfect for creating striking visual displays in Industrial and Urban style homes.

Graffiti tiles, 45 x 45cm, £420 per m2 from Stone & Ceramic Warehouse

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