After years of plain tiles with minimal decoration, patterned tiles are back in fashion.

Encaustic-style Tiles

Have you ever wanted to recreate the look of the floor in a period house with those beautiful patterned tiles?  Well now you can – pattern is back in a big way with encaustic tiles recreated in porcelain and ceramic for use on both floors and walls.

 

Get the Patchwork Look

The larger tiles tend to be around 45 x 45cm and divided into panels to give the impression of four 20 x 20cm tiles.  And there are smaller decors available as part of a larger range which can be used as a block to create a feature wall.  Mix and match is also in vogue with different designs being included in a single pack (especially for the smaller sizes).

Feature Panels

Create a panel on your wall or floor in the middle of a single coloured tile or cover an area with the patterned tiles for an eye catching centrepiece.  Pick one of the monotone varieties for a subtler effect whilst still achieving the overall look.