You could be forgiven for thinking that living area tiles are best suited to homes in warmer climes, but, when combined with the right material palette, they’re an incredibly practical option for both walls and floors. Tiles don’t have to look hard or cold: once layered with floor coverings, they can provide the perfect counterpoint to the softer textures in your scheme. A hygienic and longwearing alternative to carpeted floors, stone or porcelain tiles are easy to keep clean and free of dust, and are ideal for high-traffic spaces.
Unlike a wooden floor, tiles aren’t affected by moisture, so they won’t warp or shrink throughout the seasons. There’s also a wealth of styles and finishes to choose from – whether that’s a polished marble floor that will lift and lighten a dark space, or rugged natural limestone tiles for texture and character in abundance.
Another benefit of floor tiles is that they can instantly unify an interior. This makes them a great fit for open-plan kitchen and living rooms, or for use throughout the entire ground floor when space is at a premium. With our indoor-outdoor tiles collection, you can even extend your living room tiles out into your garden, for a cohesive and contemporary feel.
Thanks to the latest production technology, we offer a huge range of porcelain tiles that mimic stone, cement, terrazzo and more, which means it’s never been easier to completely redesign your living space. If you love the idea of an industrial, loft-style aesthetic, try a concrete-look floor tile; if you’re after old-world elegance, consider a marble-effect design. We even have porcelain tiles that emulate the beauty of real wood, including pale parquet and planks with a reclaimed look.
And, it’s worth remembering that tiles aren’t just for floors. We love to see living room wall tiles applied creatively. Why not nod to mid-century style with a tiled fireplace? Take the tiles from floor to ceiling, or simply clad a portion of the hearth. Alternatively, use textured tiles to add interest to the lower half of a wall; use them to line alcoves, or as a backdrop to built-in bench seating. Match your tile colour to your wall paint for subtle variation, or a choose a bolder hue for a real statement.