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The Best British Tile Brands

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Committing to a statement tiling project is a leap of faith – but that won’t stop us yearning for wall-to-wall pattern, impactful splashbacks and faded Sicilian glamour. A well-placed tile has the power to transform an ordinary sink into a work of art and take a lacklustre wall to the next level. Here’s our edit of the best British tile brands to inspire your own projects.

The Best British Tile Brands

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  • Balineum Swirl tiles

    Balineum

    There’s something for everyone in Balineum’s exquisite collection. Whether it’s designs inspired by seaports of the Mediterranean, ethereal mottled or tortoiseshell glazes or marbled swirls on cement, inspired by the Florentine tradition of marbleising paper. The only difficulty is narrowing down one choice.

  • Fired Earth Bert and May Bolonia tile

    Fired Earth

    1983-founded Fired Earth is a firm British favourite for a reason. Selling terracotta tiles as its first product, it grew from a farm in Oxfordshire to one of the best loved producers of tiles in England with a huge range, drawing inspiration from near and far. We love Bert & May Bolonia – inspired by reclaimed designs with an air of faded glamour.

  • Claybrook

    Claybrook Studio

    Not only is Claybrook Studio’s selection of tiles worth breaking the decorating budget for, but it’s also the perfect place to find inspiration for your next tiling project. Its on-trend styles range  from power pop pinks to confetti bursts and romantic trellises.

  • Marlborough tiles Emma collection

    Marlborough Tiles

    Founded over 85 years ago in Marlborough, Wiltshire, Marlborough Tiles has an impressive pedigree; its designs were even once collected by Queen Mary, Grandmother to Elizabeth II and some now feature in the V&A. Especially beautiful are its etching and hand painted tiles in washed-out palettes with delicate designs of flowers, farm creatures and motifs from nature and the seaside.

  • Baked Tile Co mural

    Baked Tile Company

    What could improve bathtime more than transforming the backdrop to your roll top (or shower cubicle) into a work of art? At the top of our decorating wish list is this tropical stone mural from the Baked Tile Company – which has a broad range of designs from distressed-effect to botanical murals and traditional Mediterranean and Tuscan designs.

  • Maitland & Poate tiles

    Maitland & Poate

    A family-run business based in London, Maitland & Poate’s was born from a passion for Andalucian tiles. Today, handcraftsmanship and traditional Spanish designs the bread and butter of the company, who still rescue reclaimed flooring from across Europe for more eco-friendly projects. Its hand painted glazed tiles can be added to any bathroom, kitchen, hallway or outdoor space for an injection of hacienda style.

  • Ca Pietra National Trust tiles

    Ca Pietra

    Are you building on a botanical interi0r theme? Ca’ Pietra recently partnered with the Natural Trust for this woodland glade-inspired tilescape. If you’re not ready to go all out just yet, there are also plenty of more muted, traditional designs to choose from in the collection.

  • Mandarin Stone Terrazzo Nouveau

    Mandarin Stone

    Mandarin Stone’s collection of porcelain and ceramic tiles can take you from a more pared back minimalist look to something a little more unique – like this Terrazzo Nouveau cloakroom. Available in Ruby, Lemon, Lime colourways and more, the Nouveau is an ideal on trend update for both walls and floors.

Main image: Claybrook Cabrera tile, £4.49 each

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