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6 Tips for Matching Your Walls and Floors

While the vibrant colours and intricate patterns of a feature wall can capture the gaze of guests, it’s maintaining a sense of balance which is essential to any interior design project. Whether you go bold with contrasting choices or opt for something subtler in your home, making sure that the overall design of your walls and floor fits together is crucial for creating the most striking interior. From opting for a similar colour scheme throughout the room to focusing the design around a particular shape or style, making your walls... Read More

Patterned Floor Tiles: How To Make an Impact in Your Home

The days of a neutral interior design are long gone, and whether it’s a vibrant mosaic feature wall or an intricately tiled floor, the popularity of pattern is only set to rise. An imprint of your personality is what transforms a house into a home, and with no shortage of options when it comes to patterned floor tiles, it couldn’t be easier to get creative with your interior design. From modern geometric to traditional encaustic floor tiles, incorporating pattern into your interior design is sure to make your home stand... Read More


Bathroom Tiles vs. Paint: Which is Best?

Homeowners around the world have long faced the dilemma of choosing a side when it comes to the battle of tiles or paint. With each having their distinct differences, there are a number of things to take into consideration when it comes to redecorating your bathroom. With a glaring necessity for maintenance, style and longevity, we’re ensuring you get the best result for your bathroom by putting these two products head to head – so you can make an informed decision when it’s time to overhaul your bathroom’s interior. Conformity... Read More


5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Floor Tiles

Whether it’s a gleaming glossy sheen or sophisticated matte finish, a tiled floor perfectly combines style with function. Durable and stain-resistant, floor tiles are a practical choice for any busy domestic home – and the elegance of a tiled floor means that it will always be an impressive flooring choice in any interior design project. Cost-effective and low-maintenance, floor tiles are designed to last – but that’s not to say that you shouldn’t show your tiled floor some love and care. From cleaning hacks to preventing scratches, today, we’re bringing... Read More

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5 Ways Wall Tiles Are Better Than Paint or Wallpaper

While the relatively low material and labour costs can make paint and wallpaper seem appealing, the chic design and long term benefits mean that time and time again, homeowners are choosing wall tiles to decorate their homes. Whether it’s a home extension or bathroom re-fit, weighing up the costs can make choosing between tiles, paint and wallpaper often seem like a challenge. That’s why in today’s blog post, we’re taking a closer look at why and how wall tiles can be a great alternative to paint or wallpaper – so... Read More

5 Easy Ways to Make the Kitchen the Heart of Your Home

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, the kitchen is the perfect haven reserved for interaction, creativity and making memories with friends and family. Putting your heart and soul into your kitchen is the key to creating a positive and personal space. With so many style tips and trends constantly emerging and changing, it can be difficult to find the place for you in the world of interior design. However, with our simple and easy-to-action guide, you can help you make your kitchen a personal space that is individual... Read More

Kitchen Tiles and Designs: Trends for 2017

Investing in your kitchen’s interior is important for two vital reasons. The first is that you’ll want your kitchen renovation to last, and secondly, the kitchen has the potential to be the central area of your entire home. While accessories and appliances all factor into the design of your kitchen, tiles are a statement on their own – and the durability, variety, and low maintenance of kitchen tiles make them a great choice for your kitchen. When used effectively, kitchen tiles can say a lot about yourself and your home... Read More


Wall and Floor Tiles: Trends for 2017

With the start of a new year comes a flurry of resolutions, and if overhauling your interior is part of your plan for the year ahead, we can help.  At Tiles Direct, we like to look ahead so that we can bring you the biggest interior wall and floor tiles trends for 2017 – helping you design a home you so you can start the new year in style. Shape and size Whatever look you’re trying to achieve, the shape of your tiles is key. Large, brick wall tiles create... Read More


Bathroom Tiles and Designs: Style Trends for 2017

When it comes to interior design, the bathroom is a room that often gets neglected. Bathrooms can be artistic masterpieces of style and self-expression and if you’re looking for a touch of design inspiration, our easy guide will take you through the top design, colour and material trends for the year ahead. Return to nature More often than not, new trends stem from innovative twists on tried and tested designs. We’re predicting a return to much loved stone and wood in 2017, combining simple practicality with bold design ideas to... Read More

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How to Hijack Encaustic Tile Trends in 2017

Let’s take a look at how you can make a statement with encaustic tiles in 2017. What are encaustic tiles? Encaustic tiles typically use two different colours of clay to create patterns on a concrete or ceramic base. Often associated with the Victorian era, encaustic tiles are perfect for creating a high-quality period theme in any home. While they’re most commonly used for flooring, encaustic tiles can also be used to decorate a variety other surfaces throughout the home. Call us on 0113 253 0005 to find out more about... Read More