While floor tiles have long been a firm favourite, it is only recently that wall tiles have really started to show their true potential. Made from hard-wearing materials such as porcelain and ceramic, and featuring protective, water-resistant coatings, wall tiles have fast become the preferred option for kitchens, bathrooms, wet rooms, and other parts of the home which are typically vulnerable to damp. Unlike wood, wallpaper, or paint, wall tiles will not become damaged by high moisture content in the air.
Traditionally, wall tiles have been used in kitchens and bathrooms, not only due to their water resistance but also for their low maintenance, hygienic, wipe-clean nature. However, there is now a growing trend for homeowners to place wall tiles in many other parts of the home, too. In fact, with an ever-increasing range of shapes, styles, colours, and textures, wall tiles can even be used in hallways, conservatories, and living rooms, where they may act as anything from subtle wall coverings to bold, vibrant feature walls.
An emerging trend in wall tiles is to use them not only inside the home but outside too. There are many wall tiles available today which are suitable for outdoor use as they are strong and sturdy enough to maintain excellent structure and a stunning appearance even when exposed to the weather. As more and more homeowners are breaking down the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces, many are using wall tiles to bring colour, life, and character to patio areas and outdoor kitchen spaces.
There is perhaps a greater choice for wall tiles available today than there are floor tiles. Options include mesmerising vintage wall tiles, wood effect wall tiles with authentic grain patterning, natural stone effect wall tiles, and intricate mosaics. Many wall tiles will be provided with a finishing touch of gloss, satin, matt, or polished coatings which are excellent ways to introduce different textures and styles into your home, and breathe a new lease of life into tired spaces.
The eye-catching waves of the Ripple collection and the high-gloss finish of the Crackle Glaze tiles offer sleek and streamlined contemporary designs to take your modern home to the next level. Or perhaps you’d prefer something slightly more traditional to complement existing design and decor in your homes, such as the natural look given off by the sophisticated Serenity range, or the understated beauty of the Sunset collection. Whatever your preferences, you’ll find a wall tile that you love.