If you’re a die-hard fan of vintage style and want to balance cool, contemporary design with a big, beautiful dollop of retro in your home, welcome to our patterned tiles range.
Here, you’ll find everything from exotic overseas influences to designs that are love letters to bygone eras - all in a broad and brilliant spectrum of shades, as well as a diverse range of sizes (from 4x4cm all the way up to 60x60cm). Put simply, whatever pattern you’d like to introduce to your home’s interior, we’re sure you’ll find a tile to fit.
If you fancy injecting a little colour and playful pattern into your home, find out more about our weird and wonderful patterned tile collection right here.
Patterned tiles through the ages
It’s fair to say that patterned tiles are having a renaissance in modern home design, taking influences from around the globe to embrace vibrant and colourful designs. And while this comeback seems relatively recent, our love affair with elegant and ornate patterns has clearly been a long-standing one.
From highly ornate cathedrals and palaces during medieval times to as far back as ancient Greece and the Roman Empire, patterned tile displays have been admired for centuries. However, the pinnacle of their popularity and accessibility (before today, of course) is during the Victorian era, where the gothic revival movement brought decorative tiles and interiors to the fore with the infamous Minton tiles.
From checkerboard floors in black and white to delicate fleur-de-lis and quatrefoil patterns, the birth of the mass produced encaustic tiles during the industrial revolution brought bigger scope for designs. It also gave them greater accessibility, with many homes adorning walls, floors and fireplaces with decorative tiles.
Today, you’ll find patterned tiles in an array of shapes, sizes and designs that make it even easier to embrace these characterful coverings throughout the modern home. From vintage-style kitchen splashbacks to contemporary living room floors, it seems there’s a patterned tile to suit every room and every taste - delivering a versatile and ultra-stylish interior you’ll love for years.
Mediterranean to geometric
To discover which tiles best suits your personal style and specifications, take a look at our complete range today. Our online catalogue includes everything from iconic designs reminiscent of the Victorian era to dainty Moroccan and Spanish-style patterns and even bold, dramatic geometric tiles - meaning you’re guaranteed to find a tile that reflects your personal style and complements the rest of your home’s aesthetic to a T.
Our retro patterned tiles come in all shapes, sizes and colour schemes - so you’ll have no trouble compiling your shortlist of favourites. The only hard part will be deciding on a single design for your room - but if you’re struggling to choose, you can always mix and match!
While pairing two or maybe three types of patterned tile may sound like madness, it can in fact be the perfect way to really make your decor stand out. We love the look of marble-effect tiles with a geometric pattern like those found in our Itac range - the combination of soft, neutral colours and classic stone is definitely a striking aesthetic you’ll never tire of.
If you’re still not sure or want to experiment with a few different designs, you can also order tile samples for just 99p each before you commit to a larger order - giving you a chance to look at your favourite tiles in situ and make an informed decision on the right pattern for you.
Combine fashion and function with your flooring
There’s no escaping the fact that floors have a functional role in any home, whether that’s in a bustling kitchen or a peaceful bedroom - but that doesn’t mean they can’t also be bursting with up-to-date style.
If you want to dial up the style on your floors, this range could be just the one for you. Patterned floor tiles are a powerful and practical way to bring some beauty into an area of the home that’s often reserved for function at the expense of fashion.
Favouring a patterned floor design could go some way towards camouflaging everyday use in heavy traffic areas like kitchens, bathrooms and hallways - meaning some of the typical dirt and surface dust will be less visible and won’t demand constant cleaning.
Plus, as tiles in this range are made from ceramic, porcelain and, in some cases, authentic natural stone, you’ll also have peace of mind that you’re investing in a hard-wearing material in areas where durability is most important.
Being durable and low maintenance aren’t the only benefits that come with using patterned tiles on floors. With a sealed top layer that’s a standard feature of patterned porcelain, ceramic and natural stone tiles, they deliver outstanding water, chemical and stain resistance - perfect for the inevitable spills and splashes in busy households. The composition of these tile materials also means they’re incredibly strong and scratch resistant, even with patterned designs.
Treat your walls to some throwback chic
When it comes to decorating walls throughout your home, patterned wall tiles are bang on-trend right now, as these tiles are right at home as part of an intricate, eye-catching feature wall. Whether you’re elegantly contrasting pure, stunning white with a two-tone pattern or braving a daring complementary clash, in the kitchen, bathroom and beyond, a striking patterned wall makes a strong impression.
Protective kitchen splashbacks are a particularly suitable home for statement tiles like these, creating a luxurious focal point in an area typically prone to spills, splashes and stains that can be easily wiped away with just water or a mild cleaning product for stubborn marks.
This principle can be applied to other practical rooms like the bathroom, where pushing the boundaries of interior design with statement walls couldn’t be easier. Providing the ideal solution for sink splashbacks, shower walls, bath surrounds and even bath panels, patterned wall tiles are a sure-fire way to grab the attention of everyone who enters the room.
With a vast selection of patterned wall tiles available that can be installed throughout your home, we’re sure you’ll find limitless styling possibilities. Whether you want an authentic Victorian bathroom style using vintage patterned tiles or a Spanish inspired dining area using our Dream range, allow your creativity to come to the fore to pull off eye-catching designs wherever you decide to embellish with patterns.
Revolutionise every room of the house
Whether you’re going bold in one room of the house or using a cohesive collection of patterned tiles to tie your entire home together, the beauty of these designs is their ability to transform any room of the house into a patterned paradise.
Patterned kitchen tiles, whether on walls or floors, can help you to emulate anything from the quintessential Victorian kitchen to a room straight from a gorgeous Grecian villa. Easy to clean, resistant to moisture and more than strong enough to withstand daily wear and tear, tiles are the ultimate flooring solution for kitchens - and when it comes to walls, our rich and luxurious range of patterns can breathe new life into this practical area of the home.
In the bathroom, you’ll enjoy these same functional benefits, as well as an infusion of elegant and exotic designs - more than welcome in a room that can otherwise become ravaged from years of exposure to humidity. Patterned bathroom floor tiles, whether in the typical cool or earthy shades or in a brighter, less conventional colour scheme, can provide a reliable flooring solution that’s also packed with high-end style.
If you want your pattern prowess to extend beyond the kitchen and bathroom, why not push the boundaries of your interior design by applying patterned tiles in living spaces, too? For cutting-edge chic in living rooms, opt for contemporary Digital Art geometric designs that will beautifully frame the whole room.
Alternatively, give bedrooms a fresh new look with a classically styled tile that still looks at home in modern surroundings like our Urban tiles collection. With ornate detailing and calming colours, it’s primed for achieving a restful ambiance for a good night’s rest.
You can even use patterned floor tiles to create separate zones within your home. Divide open-plan living spaces with hexagonal tiles in the kitchen and wood-effect floor tiles in living areas that will instantly define the uses of each space. Or why not frame your dining table or coffee table with a patterned tile rug? With a backdrop against plain tiles, it’s a brilliant way to add an interesting feature to functional floors.
Why choose Tiles Direct?
With an impressive selection of premium patterned tiles, Tiles Direct is your one-stop shop for quality tiles and tiling accessories, ensuring you have everything you need to make impactful updates in your home that will last for years.
Having worked in the tiles industry for over three decades, we’ve made it our mission to source the best products from leading suppliers across Europe to give you competitive prices on premium products. In fact, we’re so confident of our prices that we even offer a price match promise. So, if you spot one of our tiles at a lower price elsewhere, just let us know and we’ll not only match the price, but beat it - making sure you get the best possible deal.
Browse our beautiful online range of patterned tiles today to treat your home to jaw-dropping designs that can effortlessly complement your existing theme or create a sumptuous centrepiece in any room of the house. And when you spend over £499 with us, you’ll get your tiles delivered free of charge, giving you even more value for money.