Tiles Direct is your one-stop-shop for premium-quality porcelain floor tiles that don’t come with a premium price tag. Whether you want a practical solution for bathrooms or to add a decorative touch to living room floors, our porcelain tiles are available in a huge range of colours, textures and finishes. This means the choices here are endless - so you’re guaranteed to find the perfect tiles for your next home update.
Whether you already have specific ideas in mind or you’re looking for some home interior design inspiration, we’ve curated a fabulous selection of porcelain floor tiles to help you deliver a stunning finish. From cutting-edge patterns and colours to classic styles and shades, whatever designs you have in mind for giving your floors a makeover, we’re confident you’ll find all the ingredients you need right here.
When it comes to practical flooring solutions, tiles have been a go-to option for centuries - but porcelain floor tiles take that practicality to a whole new level. Porcelain is a manmade type of ceramic, making it perfect for floor tiling due to its outstanding durability, strength and customisation options.
Outstanding strength: with a manufacturing process that uses finer, denser clay and higher temperatures and pressure to produce tiles, porcelain floor tiles are harder and stronger than other types of ceramic. Paired with their excellent longevity, this goes towards making them a highly durable flooring option that’s guaranteed to maintain its finish for years to come - even in high-footfall areas.
Excellent water and stain resistance: while porcelain floor tiles can be used throughout your home, areas like kitchens and bathrooms can definitely benefit more when it comes to coping with daily wear and tear. Porcelain tiles are incredibly dense, which makes them extremely resistant to water and a perfectly practical choice for floors in wet areas such as bathrooms. The material’s density also makes it chemical and stain-resistant - perfect for protecting your kitchen floor against everyday spills and suchlike.
Minimal maintenance: installing porcelain tiles in your home could also save you a whole lot of hassle when it comes to upkeep, too. Whether you choose matt non-slip floor tiles or a gloss or satin finish, all of our tiles boast extremely low-maintenance properties - meaning a regular sweep and mop will keep them looking pristine for longer.
Endless versatility: porcelain tiles also boast incredible versatility as a flooring solution, thanks to the huge variety of styles and colours available. From beautiful rustic kitchens with easy-clean wood-effect floors to luxury living rooms with porcelain marble floor tiles, porcelain tiles open the door to all kinds of styling possibilities, even if you’re on a tight budget.
Porcelain tiles are a trusted choice for kitchen and bathroom floors, but their use doesn’t have to stop there. They work brilliantly throughout the home, providing a practical, durable and timeless flooring solution for bedrooms, hallways, living rooms and more.
Still not convinced? Well, let us give you a little food for thought on how you can use porcelain floor tiles in every room of the house to deliver floors that will look beautiful for years to come.
Kitchens: from heavy footfall to daily spills, kitchens need to be kitted out with a robust flooring choice to handle everything that home life has to throw at them (quite literally in some cases). Luckily, covering your floors with porcelain tiles is the ideal solution from both a practical and aesthetic perspective. As one of the busiest rooms in modern homes, we’d recommend opting for shades and styles that won’t show up every crumb or spec of dirt - like those in our Mix It range, that feature a mottled pattern. Alternatively, go bold with your design, using intricate patterns and colours like the Harmony hexagon floor tiles that also bring bags of character to functional spaces
Bathrooms: similar to kitchens, your bathroom floors need to be able to withstand exposure to water and a lot of use, making porcelain floor tiles the perfect companion. Wet floors are inevitable in bathrooms, so a non-slip porcelain tile could be the way to go. With an anti-slip matt finish, these tiles give better grip underfoot without compromising on style - an essential consideration for families with little ones splashing around in the bath every night.
Living rooms: if you’re looking for a more continental feel with your living room interiors, stripping back your carpets and laying porcelain floor tiles is a must. However, a tiled floor doesn’t have to look and feel cold. Opting for warm hues like wood-effect tiles or some earthy natural stone-style versions will ensure your lounge feels homely and welcoming - especially with the addition of a statement rug. Living room tiles also bring a practical touch as any drink spills can be quickly mopped up without leaving a stain behind.
Bedrooms: tiles may not be your first thought for bedroom floors, but like living rooms they can deliver a sleek and low-maintenance finish in this important room. By favouring porcelain tiles on the floor over carpets, your floors will stay looking pristine whatever comes their way - be that split coffee on a lazy Sunday morning or nail varnish. Beyond these practical benefits, using floor tiles can open up a whole world of interior design possibilities. From cool, calming grey floor tiles to playful patterns, whatever grand ideas you have for creating your perfect bedroom, tiles can help you achieve it.
Hallways: as the gateway into your home, hallways require careful consideration when it comes to flooring to handle muddy footprints and more day in, day out. For a hardwearing solution that won’t require a lot of upkeep, put your faith in porcelain floor tiles. Whether you’re looking to bring a vintage-feel with encaustic-style tiles or something more contemporary, using tiles in your hallway just makes sense.
Home offices: it doesn’t matter if you’re carving out a quiet corner in an open plan area or a dedicated home office, your decor choices can have a direct impact on how the space feels to work in. In order to get your home office design off on the right foot so it’s primed for productivity, the floors are a good place to start. As the foundation that ties the whole room (or area) together, we’d suggest opting for a neutral colour tile that can be enhanced with colourful walls and furniture to bring a little personality into the mix.
When it comes to porcelain floor tiles, we offer an extensive selection of styles, sizes, colours and finishes. For you, this means the choices really are endless - guaranteeing to help you achieve your dream home design. Whether you’re updating your kitchen, bathroom or bedroom, we’re confident you’ll find what you’re looking for here.
If you need a nudge in the right direction in terms of inspiration, we’ll help you along your way with a few style ideas below to get your creative juices flowing.
Tried and tested style: if you’re looking for porcelain bathroom tiles to create a timeless style, you really can’t go wrong with classic white porcelain floor tiles. These ultra-white tiles will brighten up any room, with a tried and tested look that never seems to fade in popularity - especially when it comes to bathrooms. Available in polished or matt finishes, these tiles can easily adapt to both modern and traditional interiors, whether you’re looking to achieve a minimalist all-white aesthetic or something a little more eclectic and colourful.
The gift of space: does your room feel a little on the small side? Trick the eye by opting for large porcelain floor tiles to create the illusion of space. Smaller tiles create a ‘busy’ pattern and can make small spaces appear cluttered. In contrast, large tiles have fewer grout lines to distract the eye, so even the most modest of areas can appear larger (especially with light-coloured tiles). Whatever style you have in mind, our range of large format tiles are available in a variety of sizes that go up to 60cm x 120cm, so you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your home.
Going grey: grey interiors never seem to go out of style and are primed for delivering a cool and contemporary look in your home. From bathrooms to bedrooms, we have a beautiful choice of grey porcelain floor tiles that are begging to be explored. Why not give bathrooms a moody atmosphere with beautiful dark grey Shark Tiles or keep things light and airy with cement-style porcelain floor tiles? Both will deliver a stunning finish that’s practical and always on-trend. Of course, if you want something a little more characterful, get creative and use our ultra-chic hexagon tiles, which come in a variety of shades and patterns so you can create a unique floor design.
Unrivalled opulence: if it’s glamour you’re after, our rich, black porcelain floor tiles are guaranteed to add a touch of luxury to any home. These polished porcelain floor tiles boast an ultra-reflective glossy surface that means these tiles are the perfect finish for any contemporary kitchen floor. Paired with high-gloss cabinets and state-of-the-art appliances, pulling off a sleek and stylish kitchen couldn’t be easier. Alternatively, give bathrooms, bedrooms and dining rooms a dramatic look with a little added sparkle using Star City Negro tiles that beautifully catch the light.
Marvel with marble: if you’re looking for something a little more natural, you’d be forgiven for thinking porcelain isn’t an option. However, our huge range of tiles are available in a variety of realistic natural finishes, including elegant faux-marble stone. From delicate mosaics to large-format tiles, our marble-effect porcelain tiles range is packed full of options for achieving luxurious home updates. Whether you want classic or a more cutting-edge feel, versatile marble-look tiles will give you the chance to create marvellous marble floors without breaking the bank.
The wonders of wood: have you got grand designs of rustic-style interiors with wooden floors, but you’re worried about the cost and maintenance that comes with them? Don’t be. We offer a gorgeous selection of porcelain floor tiles with a wood effect finish. They not only look incredibly realistic, but are also very practical - making them ideal for use in kitchens. With our porcelain floor tiles you’ll find options galore, whether you want a vintage style with matt finish distressed wood-look tiles or a glossy finish Yale tile that replicates polished wood. This means you can enjoy the wonders of wood with porcelain tiles that look the part and will last for years with very little maintenance.
To get a professional finish we’d always recommend getting a reputable tiler in to do the job - particularly if you’re fitting large format tiles, as these can be a little tricker to install. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t do it yourself. If you feel like you’re up for the challenge, we’ve put together some helpful hints to get the job done right.
Get the measure of the job: like most DIY jobs, accurate measurements are essential and, when it comes to installing porcelain tiles, it’s no different. The first job on your list is to measure up your floor to calculate exactly how many tiles you’ll need. When measuring your floor, do the process at least twice to make sure you have the exact dimensions nailed down. Next, simply multiply the floor width by the length to calculate how many square metres of tiles you’ll need. Of course, you also need to account for any breakages and tile cuts, so order at least 10% more than your total square metre calculation. If you need any help, all our product listings feature an online tile calculator that will work out how many tiles you need and the price.
Don’t skip the preparation: before you begin to lay your porcelain floor tiles, you’ll need to prep the area. This means removing any furniture as well as ensuring the surface is level and clean. You can tile directly onto wooden, concrete and tiled floors, but iIf you’re facing an uneven floor, it may be worthwhile applying a self-leveling screed or tile backer boards beforehand to get the surface completely flat.
Mock up your floor design: the last part of your pre-preparation is to do a mockup of your floor layout before you stick the tiles down for good. This provides you with the chance to play around with layout patterns and work out tile cuts before you commit. If you’re unsure which pattern to go for, you’ll find various pattern and layout designs here.
Commit to the fix: with prep and layouts decided, you can now commit to fixing your porcelain tiles to the floor. First you need to measure the room to find the central point (where the width and length cross over) to lay your first tile. Then lay the tiles working out to the edges and corners of the room, leaving the door area as the last part you tile. To attach them to the floor, apply a small amount of adhesive at a time using a notched trowel. Press the tile gently into the adhesive and check it’s flat using a spirit level, using tile spacers between each one to get straight, even rows.
Seal your tiles with grout: after the tile adhesive has dried you’re ready to seal the porcelain tiles with grout. Use a grout float to apply the solution over the gaps of the tiles and press it into the voids to get a complete seal. Once dried, use a dual-purpose sponge and clean water to wipe away the grout residue - you may need to do this several times.
As with any tiling project, you’ll need the right tools for the job - find out exactly what you need right here.
At Tiles Direct, we fully understand that choosing the right tiles for your home can be a challenge, which is why we strive to not only offer a vibrant and varied range of styles, colours and sizes, but also competitive prices on all of our products. From matt to polished porcelain tiles, patterned designs to plain, we’ve got it all right here at a great price.
In fact, we’re so confident in our pricing that we’ll promise to beat it if you find our tiles elsewhere for less. This price match promise is what makes us one of the UK’s leading online suppliers for tiles. Not to mention the fact that, when you shop with us, a competitive price doesn’t have to mean sacrificing quality. All of our tiles are sourced from quality suppliers across Europe, ensuring you get a fantastic product for a fantastic price.
Struggling to decide which one of our gorgeous porcelain floor tiles to go for? Don’t worry, we fully appreciate that it can be hard to choose the right tile online. That’s why we offer tile samples for just £1.99.
Buy yours today to see how our tiles look in your home and once you’ve made a decision, simply place your order online and wait for your tiles to be delivered direct to your door. We’ll even throw in free delivery on orders over £499.
If you don’t find what you’re looking for or want to chat to a member of our first-class sales team about your options, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Simply give us a call on 0113 253 0005 or send us an email at email@example.com.