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 range of patterned wall and floor tiles.
This collection is home to a diverse range of pattern tiles. So, you’ll find everything from exotic overseas influences to designs that are love letters to bygone eras.
With a broad and brilliant spectrum of shades, as well as a diverse range of sizes (from 4x4cm all the way up to 60x60cm), you won’t need to shop anywhere else. Put simply, whatever pattern tile 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, discover more about our weird and wonderful patterned tile collection right here.
Before we take a deep dive into pattern tiles, here’s a little background on the heritage of patterned tiles.
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 on tiles has clearly been a long-standing one.
From highly ornate cathedrals and palaces during mediaeval 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. The gothic revival movement during this time brought decorative pattern 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 mass-produced encaustic pattern 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, there’s a patterned tile to suit every room and every taste. The result is a versatile and ultra-stylish interior you’ll love for years.
As a decorating material, pattern tiles offer countless styling possibilities (not to mention practical perks), making them a sound choice for your next home update.
For floors, they can bolster their functional role by combining up-to-date styles with practical flooring, whether that’s in a bustling kitchen or a peaceful bedroom.
When it comes to decorating walls throughout your home, patterned wall tiles are right at home as part of an intricate, eye-catching feature wall. Whether you want a simple two-tone pattern or a daring clash of colours and patterns, patterned wall tiles will instantly add character to kitchens, bathrooms and beyond.
Some of the positive benefits you’ll find with pattern tiles include:
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, allow your creativity to come to the fore to pull off eye-catching designs wherever you decide to embellish with patterns.
With any interior design project, your choice of colour matters. That’s why at Tiles Direct, we’ve handpicked a range of pattern tiles that are bursting with colour variety.
Most of our pattern tiles use signature colours like cornflower blue, red, beige, brown, black and white, but that’s not all we have on offer. Whether you want a mix of vibrant hues or a neutral vibe, we have you covered.
Some of our most popular pattern tile colours include:
To discover which tiles best suit your personal style and specifications, take a look at our complete range of designs 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. This means you’re guaranteed to find a tile that reflects your personal style and complements the rest of your home’s aesthetic to a T.
To help you find just the right patterned tile design for your home, let’s drill down into the detail of the diverse variety we have on offer.
Choosing the right material and finish for your pattern tiles may not seem that important, but it can make a big difference when it comes to the finished result.
To help you find the best option for your pattern tile project, here’s the lowdown on the various finishes available in this range:
Our retro patterned tiles come in all shapes and sizes, 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!
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, and even outdoor areas, into a patterned paradise.
To help you get the most from your pattern tiles, here are some handy styling ideas on how and where to use them.
The kitchen: patterned kitchen tiles, whether on walls or floors, can help you to emulate anything from the quintessential Victorian kitchen (with a classic monochrome patterned tile) to a room straight from a gorgeous Grecian villa (with a warm red terracotta-coloured tile).
The bathroom: make a statement with your bathroom design using pattern tiles. In rooms that are often ravaged by humidity, they can give interiors added longevity. From 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. Equally, patterned bathroom floor tiles can provide a reliable flooring solution that’s also packed with high-end style, whatever colour and design you choose
The living room: you want your pattern prowess to extend beyond the kitchen and bathroom - why not apply 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.
The bedroom: give bedrooms a fresh new look with a classically styled tile that still looks at home in modern surroundings like our Urban tile collection. With ornate detailing and calming colours, it’s primed for achieving a restful ambience for a good night’s rest
The hallway: a must-have for period properties, pattern tiles can recreate that authentic Victorian style for a super stylish hallway. They’re not limited to older homes, though - using pattern tiles for hallway floors and walls can give your space added personality and help to hide muddy footprints, scuffs and more
The open-plan room: patterned floor tiles can also be put to use by marking out 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
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 in 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.
If you’re still not sure or want to experiment with a few different designs, you can order tile samples from just 99p each before you buy in bulk? And if you need any extra help in choosing your tiles or have a question for us, simply head to our Contact Us page to find the best way to reach us.
To find out more about buying patterned tiles for commercial design projects, visit our dedicated pages for architects, interior designers and project managers.