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For a touch of pure class and sophistication, there’s nothing quite like the immaculate beauty of marble tiles. If you’re looking to master high-end interior design in your home, our opulent range of marble effect tiles will help you to find one key ingredient for this luxurious look, all at an affordable price point.

No matter what your aesthetic and functional desires may be, you can rest assured that this extensive range of marble effect tile solutions will provide a stylish and practical walling or flooring option for an array of interior environments.

Every shape, every size

When you shop our marble effect collection, you’ll have your pick of a diverse range of styles, shapes and sizes. Square tiles in this range are available from 15cm x 15cm all the way up to 80cm x 80cm - while rectangular tiles can be bought in any size from 7.5cm x 15cm to 60cm x 120cm. 

Smaller tiles, such as our Carrara Matt Flat wall tiles, have the iconic look of a flat metro tile with the beauty and colouring of marble, giving you a wonderful classic-retro blend. These dinky tiles are ideal for introducing some welcome depth and texture to an otherwise understated design, like a modern kitchen splashback or walk-in shower. 

However, smaller spaces may benefit from a larger tile that elongates the space visually.  Designs like our large Hellas marble look porcelain floor tiles can instantly transform any tired room into a lavish living space, while the marble adds a sense of grandeur. 

The design options don’t end there, though. On top of all that, we’ve got square, hexagonal and cube-effect mosaic tiles with a classic marble look. These will all help you to create a unique and high-end feature wall in your home. There are also a collection of unconventional shapes in our range, which can be used to make a show-stopping chevron pattern or add a beautifully offbeat border to otherwise minimalistic walls.

In short, you have a wealth of options to pick from when it comes to the shapes and sizes of our marble effect tiles. Look to incorporate these into your interior where you see fit, utilising larger tiles to give the impression of space in smaller rooms and incorporating different shapes and cuts to act as interior focal points. Whatever your style, there’s sure to be a marble effect tile that seamlessly complements your chosen design theme.

Classic marble colours

Marble colours can range from almost pure white to dove grey and jet black, with colourful veins adding to their aesthetic beauty. It’s this wonderful colour spectrum that gives marble such uniqueness and versatility as a decorative material, allowing you to create cool, classic interiors or something far more dramatic with darker stone. 

Of course, real marble naturally creates these one of a kind patterns and tones over thousands of years. However, our marble effect tiles use high-spec printing technology that expertly replicates these characteristics and colours, giving you an authentic looking marble finish in the form of a modern tile.

When it comes to white marble effect tiles, take your pick from almost all-white tiles with ever so subtle light grey veins to more striking designs that feature larger detailing in dark grey, brown and black. White marble effect tiles with brown, honey-coloured veins can lend a softer, warmer touch to interiors, giving them a comforting feel. Alternatively, white tiles with darker grey details are perfect for creating cool and sophisticated contemporary interiors that take their inspiration from classic styles.

Moving slightly up the colour scale, you’ll also find plenty of options for grey marble effect tiles that have a slightly darker base colour infused with pretty lines in varying shades of grey and black. Perfect for those in search of an interior theme that feels less stark than white marble, grey marble effect tiles can bring a sense of modernity and depth to kitchens, bathrooms and more. Paired with crisp white and a wooden or metallic accents, these tiles can bring a traditional look effortlessly into the 21st century.

At the far end of the colour spectrum, you can choose from a selection of dark and dramatic black marble effect tiles that demand to be noticed. Whether you opt for black marble effect floor tiles or you want to add some brooding hues to your walls, these tiles are guaranteed to bring a sense of glitz and glamour. For a classic finish, black marble effect tiles with white or pale grey veins are the ideal choice, while elegant gold veins can be just what’s needed to take your marble interiors to the next level of sophistication.

Marble effect tile finishes

Colour and size aren’t the only considerations when you’re buying marble effect tiles. Our collection also offers a number of different finishes. Whether you realised it or not, the tile finish can have a dramatic effect on your completed aesthetic, so choose wisely:

  • Polished marble effect tiles - with a shiny, glossy surface, polished marble effect tiles are perfect for pulling off a high-end feel in living rooms, hallways, kitchens and beyond. With a glass-like finish, they help to bounce light around the room, making them a solid choice for poorly lit areas. However, maintaining their sheeny look can take a little more upkeep than a matt tile as polished floors tend to show up specks of dirt, water marks and smeers more easily. This means they need regular cleaning and drying
  • Matt marble effect tiles - feature a slightly dull, tactile top layer that gives them more of an organic feel, all while adding better grip underfoot to minimise trips and slips. The duller surface also means less light will naturally be reflected off the tiles, but a matt marble tile can inject more texture and subtle depth into spaces. They also hide water marks and smeers better than their polished counterparts, which inevitably makes them lower maintenance, particularly for floors in high traffic areas
  • Sugar-effect marble effect tiles - with a semi lappato or sugar effect finish, the surface of these tiles is more textured than matt tiles, but still offers a slightly polished sheen. This combination can give better traction underfoot yet still delivers light reflecting potential, all while working to soften a room’s interior with a textural edge that feels luxurious yet inviting

Why choose marble effect tiles?

To truly capture a sense of luxury in your home’s design, you’ll need to invest in durable yet trendy materials. These materials should be able to withstand their fair share of wear and tear while maintaining the timeless style of marble tiles for years to come. 

Luckily, our marble effect tiles are made from ceramic and porcelain, meaning they’re built to last. Each material boasts some practical properties that make them perfect for a range of interior environments: 

Unrivalled durability - among all the expected splashes and spills associated with daily use, it’s easy for your flooring to lose its shine. With our marble effect tiles, however, you can rest assured that your flooring will remain looking pristine for years to come. Manufactured from either ceramic or porcelain, all the tiles in this range are hard-wearing as can be, with a far more reliable resistance to scratches and stains than traditional marble tiles which are porous. This allows them to effortlessly withstand daily use without sacrificing their aesthetic appeal

Minimal maintenance - that’s not to say our marble effect tiles require much upkeep to maintain their glistening finish, though. On the contrary, unlike real marble tiles that need periodically sealing, a regular sweep and mop is all these tiles really need to keep shining day in, day out 

Water resistance - porcelain and ceramic marble effect tiles also deliver exceptional water resistance. With a fully glazed top surface, water will simply run off the surface rather than soak into the tile, making them the ideal partner for wet areas of the home such as bathrooms and kitchens

Sustainability - for homeowners in search of a more sustainable building material that won’t need replacing every few years, marble effect tiles could be just the solution. Made from natural materials, tiles are designed to last for decades with the correct installation, meaning you can guarantee your home updates have built-in longevity to do your bit for Mother Nature

Versatile sophistication from floor to ceiling

There’s no better way to create a lasting luxury look in your kitchen or bathroom than to treat these spaces to the gorgeous, opulent aesthetics of marble tiles. As primarily practical rooms, interior design can often be neglected in these parts of the house, but our marble effect kitchen and bathroom tiles mean you can achieve the perfect balance of fashion and function.

These tiles are also equally at home on walls or floors (or both, if you’re going all-out). Most of our marble effect tiles come in smart, monochromatic shades such as white, off-white, grey and black - ideal for mastering modern minimalist, retro and traditional interior design themes. Be sure not to confuse monochromatic with ‘plain’, though. With stunning detailing on tiles such as the Black & Gold Marble Effect and the Statuario White Matt, these tiles can make a lasting visual statement among a whole range of interior approaches.

What’s more, with a tiled wall or floor as a luxurious yet understated backdrop, you’re free to experiment with furniture options, accessories and accent colours to your heart’s content. Experiment with unique shapes like those boasted by our Traces Statuario Mosaic wall and floor tiles to create distinctive focal points around your interior, or as a tool of emphasis surrounding other interior features and decor.

Whatever your interior design goals, there’s sure to be a marble effect tile solution that can help you achieve your desired style. Whether you’re more modern or traditional, minimalist or indulgent, these versatile tiling solutions seamlessly complement an array of interiors with one constant - absolute opulence is guaranteed every time.

Where to use marble effect tiles

If you’re struggling for inspiration on where to use marble effect tiles, here are a few ideas to get you started.

Beautiful bathrooms

Marble effect bathroom tiles can be a welcome addition to a tired interior, transforming the space into a plush oasis that makes your daily routine feel more indulgent. For a truly luxurious look, why not go all-in with wall-to-wall marble? Marble effect wall tiles are the perfect choice for vanity splashbacks, walk-in showers, bath surrounds and any other surface, giving you a high-end feel throughout. 

If all-marble walls feel a little overwhelming, then marble effect floor tiles could offer a more subtle aesthetic, acting as a solid foundation to style the rest of the room. For a dramatic look, opt for black marble look tiles or ones with a lighter base and dark grains that create striking contrasts. 

Classy kitchens

Using marble look tiles in practical spaces like kitchens can instantly add a sense of class, and this stylish material can work for both classic and contemporary design styles. 

For a traditional look, white marble effect tiles with a subtle grain could be just what’s needed for floors or walls. Paired with rustic or classically styled cabinets and furniture and you’ll have a kitchen that will never go out of style. 

When it comes to modern kitchen interiors, a soft grey marble effect wall tile in a matt finish set against sleek white glossy cabinets will ensure the overall feel is contemporary, especially if you opt for a less conventional tile shape like hexagons, metro brick style or elongated hexagons that will accentuate the sense of texture throughout the space.

Luscious living rooms

If you’re craving a calm and serene space to relax in at the end of the day, marble effect floor tiles are an ideal option. For a clean and seamless look, large marble effect porcelain tiles will minimise busy grout lines and add a definite sense of opulence to any living space. 

Finish your floors with a Persian rug or something a little softer underfoot if you prefer and plenty of comfy seats and soft furnishings. This will ensure your marble effect floor tiles feel far from cold, creating a tactile and welcoming space for relaxation.

High-end hallways

Make the right impression when you greet guests at your home by using stylish and durable marble effect floor tiles in your hallway. Instantly injecting a feeling of grandeur, a marble entranceway is guaranteed to transform your hallway from functional to fabulous. 

Equipped to handle water, muddy footprints and everyday use, using marble effect porcelain tiles in your hallway can also ensure your floors are easy to clean and made to last, whatever levels of footfall comes their way.

Luxury style, without the luxury price tag

As your one-stop-shop for tiles and tiling accessories, at Tiles Direct, we understand that price plays a major part in your decision-making when it comes to buying the ingredients for your interior design projects. That’s why we strive to provide the most cost-effective tiling solutions without compromising on style or practicality.

Our stunning range of marble effect tiles deliver the luxury factor you’d expect from coveted marble tiles, but with a more pocket-friendly price tag. With prices starting from as little as £3.99, there’s never been a better time to bring a touch of luxury to your home. Premium design with an affordable price tag - it’s what we do. 

Installing marble effect wall tiles 

To achieve that classic marble tile style with our marble effect wall tiles, we’ve put together some simple steps for you to follow below:

1.Measure the width and height of the wall to work out how many tiles you need (for ease, you can use our handy grout calculator found on each product page)

2. If the wall has pre-existing tiles on it, remove these will a chisel and hammer 

3. Fill any cracks or holes in your walling with filler paste using a scraper - allow to dry for 4-6 hours 

4. Sand down any bumps on your wall with coarse sandpaper for an even work surface 

5. Wipe down the wall with a damp sponge to remove any dust and dirt from the area

6. Roll waterproof sealer over walls if working in traditionally wet areas such as bathrooms 

7. Dry-lay your desired pattern to see which tiles will need trimming 

8. Apply a layer of adhesive to the desired wall

9. Add grooves to the adhesive using a grooved-trowel 

10. Hang your tiles, adding spacers between each tile for even grout lines 

11. Remove spacers to add grout 

12. Mix the grout and apply to relevant sections 

13. Wipe down using a wet sponge after 30 mins 

14. Apply sealer to block out moisture 

Installing marble effect floor tiles 

For opulent marble tile inspired flooring using our marble effect floor tiles, you’ll need to follow these simple steps outlined below: 

1. Install a cement floorboard

2. Lay down latex-modified thinset mortar onto your subfloor 

3. Place down a cement board and attach with screws 

4. Lay more mortar and cement board onto the subfloor, ensuring your end joints are staggered 

5. Cut the cement board using a jigsaw tool 

6. Tape the joints of the cement board

7. Measure your flooring to find the centre of the room, marking it widthwise and lengthwise with a chalk line 

8. Lay down tile cement where you plan to lay your first tile 

9. Begin laying your tiles, starting in the middle of the room and aligning them with the chalk line

10. Place a grout spacer at each corner of your tile 

11. Lay all tiles except the ones on the outer edges of your flooring which will need to be cut to size before laying last

12. Remove grout spacers after allowing your adhesive to dry overnight 

13. Mix your grout and spread into the spaces between tiles 

14. Remove any excess grout with a sponge 

15. Seal the grout after it has set - this is usually around 72 hours

Of course, if you’d rather leave the technical stuff and heavy lifting to someone else, it’s always best to contact a professional to install your marble effect wall or floor tiles. 

Tiles Direct - your one-stop tile shop

At Tiles Direct, we strive to be your one-stop shop for all things tiles - making tile shopping quick, simple and affordable. With a broad range of marble effect tiles and all the tiling accessories you need to install them properly, we’re confident you won’t need to shop anywhere else. 

We even offer free delivery when you spend over £499 and a price match promise, so if you do end up shopping around and find the same product cheaper elsewhere, simply send us your quote and we’ll beat it!

Order your marble effect wall and floor tiles from this diverse range today and you can achieve a luxury finish without breaking the bank. Found a tile you like but want to see it in situ before buying in bulk? No problem, order a small tile cut sample online from just £1.99. 

For more information about our marble effect tiles, why not contact us today by calling 0113 253 0005 or emailing us at info@tiles-direct.com? A friendly, knowledgeable member of the Tiles Direct team is always happy to help.

 
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