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7 Smart Ways to Use Leftover Wall and Floor Tiles

Durable, long-lasting and easy to maintain, there are countless reasons why so many of us choose to clad our walls and floors with tiles – and when you consider how the sophisticated design of these floor and wall tiles can make an interior stand out, it’s easy to see why they’re such a popular choice. From bathroom floors to kitchen splashbacks, wall and floor tiles are guaranteed to add something unique to the aesthetic of your home – but what should you do with any leftover tiles? While setting some... Read More


5 Tips for Transforming Your Garage

When it comes to purchasing a property, the dream location can often mean that we end up compromising on other aspects of the home – and all too often, many of us end up settling for a smaller floorplan. Nevertheless, with single-storey home extensions thought to provide homeowners with a healthy return on their investment, there’s every reason to add the space that you need and want to your home. With single-storey extensions setting you back anywhere between £39-000 – £65,000, the savviest of homeowners are adding space and value... Read More


5 Ways to Use Quartz Floor and Wall Tiles

From long-lasting tiles to trendy phone cases, quartz and quartz-affect accessories made a big comeback in 2016 – and with the popularity of this product showing no signs of slowing down, there’s never been a better time to make your home sparkle with quartz tiles. Requiring little to no maintenance, and available in an extensive range of colours, quartz tiles are a first-class choice for any luxurious interior. That’s why today, we’re bringing you a room-by-room guide on how you can add style and sophistication to a space with quartz... Read More

Survey: UK Office Workers Share their Workspace Wishlist

At Tiles Direct, we believe in enhancing interiors – and that includes everything from home to office. That’s why we’ve conducted a new online study designed to help us learn more about what the UK’s office workers are looking for from their working environment. Allowing respondents to choose anything from natural light and furniture upgrades to better break areas and amenities, we asked members of the general public what would make their office a better space in which to work – as well as trying to find out whether office... Read More


Making Your Shower Shine with Bathroom Tiles

It’s the eye-catching aesthetic of a tiled feature wall which makes this interior design trend such a popular choice across the globe, but that’s not to say that these attention-commanding designs are without their own practical benefits. From the intricate design of a patterned tile to the long-lasting and durable nature of the material, there are countless reasons why so many of us are cladding our floors and walls with tiles. In areas like the bathroom, the wet conditions mean that functional needs of the room are frequently prioritised over... Read More

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Colour Blocking with Wall Tiles: Your How-To Guide

A fashion trend inspired by the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, colour blocking has fast become one of the most popular ways to make a statement in your home – and interior designers are in hot pursuit of this bold décor choice. A combination of bold shades and cubist designs, the simplicity of compiling a number of abstract shapes made up of a singular colour means that it couldn’t be easier to reflect your artistic flair by colour blocking in your home – so you can make a statement that says... Read More

Finding the Perfect Kitchen Border Tiles for Your Home

From adding interest to an interior to creating a cosy feel by breaking up a tall room, adding a border to your kitchen tiles is the perfect way to incorporate an eye-catching aesthetic into your home. Whether you create contrasts with bold borders or opt for more subtle tiles which will tie other design themes together for a cohesive overall look, embellishing the kitchen walls and floor with tile borders is guaranteed to add a new dimension to the room. A much-loved interior design trend for both vintage-style homes and... Read More

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Create the Illusion of Space with These Home Tiling Tricks

From city centre studios to cosy countryside cottages, a property with the living space that most homeowners dream of is often a luxury that many of us cannot afford. From prioritising the location to keeping within budget, compromising on floorspace is something that buyers will be all too aware of when it comes to purchasing a new property – meaning that it’s down to your interior design strategy to create a sense of spaciousness in smaller homes. Whether you clad your home with large floor tiles or choose a colour... Read More

6 Ways Wall Tiles Will Brighten up Your Home

With the sun making an appearance at long last, summer is well within sight – and with the promise of warmer temperatures, there’s never been a better time to give your property a fresh look for 2017. Whether your decor has seen better days or you’re looking to start off right in your new home, injecting personality into the interior design is what will transform a house into a home. We’ve already brought you the best ways to give your kitchen a new lease of life this season, but in... Read More

Finding Your Shape: Which Hexagonal Tile Is Right for You?

We’re not sure whether it’s the uniqueness of this tile shape or the satisfying symmetry of each hexagon tile, but there’s no doubt that the use of hexagons in interior design is a trend that’s only set to grow in 2017. The ease in which these alternative shaped tiles fit together means that whether you’re getting creative with an eye-catching feature wall or giving your kitchen splashback a modern edge, you’re guaranteed to maximise on style with minimal effort. Both quirky and versatile, it’s not hard to see why so... Read More