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Why Use Porcelain Tiles Outside?

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Not all tiles can be used outdoors, and you might have heard about using porcelain paving on your patio or in your garden – but why? Porcelain is the perfect choice for your outdoor paving, but only when 20mm thick or more.

A Guide to Choosing Your Bathroom Tiles

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How to choose bathroom tiles. Once upon a time, choosing bathroom tiles was simple, but now there’s an endless array of tiles to choose from. Do you go for a pattern? How about tile size? Colour? At London Tile Co.

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PorcelPave Porcelain Paving: PorcelPave Cathedral

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Refresh Your Porcelain Patio Paving With PorcelPave Cathedral. The summer is finally here and it’s time to get your garden ready for warmer weather, entertaining, and sun bleached good times.

A Guide for Choosing Your Kitchen Wall Tiles

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How To Choose Your Kitchen Tiles. Your kitchen is the beating heart of your home, so choosing the best kitchen tiles is an important task. Whether you’re refreshing or building a new kitchen, you’ll find there are a multitude of options available to you.

Siam Metro Tiles for Spring 2021

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Metro Tile Madness! With everyone going mad for metro tiles this year, we thought it was about time we updated our classic metro tile range! We’re proud to introduce the new Siam tile range to our collection.

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Metro Tiles – Tile Trends for 2021

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Metro Tiles; From the Subway to Suburbia. Classic metro tiles are less of a trend and more of a style icon! We love them here at The London Tile Company, and it’s apparent that you do too!

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March Tile Trends for Spring

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Our Top Tips for Wall & Floor Tiles for March. With the trash fire of 2020 in the rear view mirror, it’s time to look forward to 2021. Spring has sprung, and the lifting of lockdown restrictions is finally on the horizon.

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May Featured Tiles: Malmo Cement Effect & Aquarius Stone Effect Tiles

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May seems to have crept up on us and we’re finding it hard to believe we’ll soon be half way through 2019. We’re looking forward to BBQ season and seeing all the wonderful garden designs created using our range of outdoor porcelain tiles. This month we’ve got an extra-special treat for our customers as both of our Featured Tile ranges are best sellers. Malmo.

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How To Choose Bathroom Floor Tiles

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Whether building a new property or renovating a current one, choosing the bathroom floor tiles should be one of the highlights. Tiles can transform your house into a home and bathrooms can really set the tone for your property. Are you looking for a sleek, modern finish? Or how about a vibrant colourful feature wall to start your day right?

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Know Your Cement Based Tile Adhesives

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What Are The Differences Between Cement Based Tile Adhesives? There are many different types of tile adhesive available today, each for a different purpose and application.

Why External Porcelain Paving is a Safer Choice for Your Patio

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Though it may technically be summer in the UK right now, it sure doesn’t always feel like it. The UK’s weather has a tendency for sudden downpours when there hasn’t been a cloud in sight, or that infuriating incessant drizzle that leaves you always a little bit damp. Besides the risk to your BBQ’s burgers and sausages, these changes in the weather can make your patio a slippery hazard to all those in attendance. But never fear, The London Tile Co.

White Tiles at The London Tile Co.

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In any area that involves creativity you will always find classics; a little black dress, an armchair, even a ball point pen. Often overlooked as boring or too simple, we believe that the white tile is a classic that deserves more recognition. There are so many little touches that can set a white tile apart from the others and so many ways to style them to make stand out. At The London Tile Co. we have a great range of white tiles in all shapes, sizes and styles – read on to find out more.

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November Featured Tiles: Andalusia & Earth

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After a month of sunshine and surprisingly warm weather, November has started with a heavy rainstorm here at London Tile HQ. Still, we’re looking forward to cosy evenings and comfort food in the run up to the festive season – and we have some fantastic news about our monthly Featured Tiles. Thanks to the success of the scheme over the last year we have decided to raise the discount from 10% to 20% so you can save even more on tiles to transform your home. Andalusia.

July Featured Tiles: Arabia and Victorian Mosaics

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Whether you’re getting ready for a well-earned break or busy with weddings, parties and barbecues, summer is usually a busy time of year for many of us so it’s easy to forget about the interiors projects you have been considering. But during the summer is actually a perfect time to get some work done. Doors and windows will likely need to be kept open, so if the temperatures are higher you won’t be shivering during its completion.

Update Your Kitchen Splashback With The Savanna Range

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Are you looking for that extra something to add dimension to a kitchen in a new build? Or maybe you are renovating your current kitchen? Whatever type of property you have, at some point it’s likely your kitchen will need a new splashback. A kitchen splashback will help keep your kitchen looking clean and whether you want to add a pop of colour or keep it classic look no further than The London Tile Co.’s s Savanna range.

Keeping Your Porcelain Patio Clean This Summer

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In the UK it rains for almost half of the year, 156 days if some websites are to be believed, so the last thing anyone wants to be doing when the sun makes its rare appearance is cleaning the patio. Though both natural stone and wood can be used for your patio, they are notoriously hard to clean, collecting dirt, weeds and mould. This is why we at The London Tile Co. have decided to help make your life as easy as possible with our range of outdoor porcelain tiles.

Why Choose Porcelain Paving?

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If you’ve been on the hunt for new paving recently you have probably come across one or two products made from porcelain. This versatile material is taking over most areas of our home, but you might be wondering why it’s become so popular externally.

September Featured Tiles: Luxury Marble & Trend

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As the weather cools down and the kids go back to school we’ve found ourselves content with the upcoming change of season. While we love the long summer nights there’s something comforting about knowing Autumn is around the corner. And this is the perfect time to think about updating your home – whether you want a new kitchen to cook your Christmas dinner in or just feel like it’s time for a refresh of the bathroom.

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Porcelain Paving Pros and Cons

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At The London Tile Co. we know that there are many benefits to using tiles in your kitchen or bathroom, but what about outside? We stock a wide range of external tiles, which are often referred to as porcelain paving slabs, so we thought we would run through the pros and cons of this new-ish paving material. If you have got any questions at all about our outdoor tiles please get in touch with our customers service team. Pros of Porcelain Paving. Long lasting.

April Featured Tiles: Andalusia & Statement

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Will April bring the traditional showers, or are we heading for another early heatwave? Either way, we’re entering the perfect time to spruce up your home. Sometimes all you need to freshen up your space is a small change, and replacing that splashback or those old floor tiles could make all the difference. Take a look at this month’s Featured Tiles for inspiration, or browse our wide selection of wall and floor tiles online today. Andalusia.

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New Tile Ranges at The London Tile Co.

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We’ve had a sudden influx of new tile ranges here at The London Tile Co. and we can’t wait to tell you all about them. Whether you’re refreshing your kitchen for summer or planning a bathroom makeover, we have some stunning new ranges. Don’t forget that tiles can be used in any room in your home – they are hardwearing, hygienic and easy to keep clean, making them perfect for hallways, living spaces and even outdoors. Atrium.

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Create The Perfect Patio With Porcelain Garden Tiles

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Living in the UK often means events cancelled or contingency plans put in place due to the weather, so when we do get some sunshine (or even just a break from the rain) we all know how important it is to make the most of it. The last thing you want to be doing is deep cleaning or treating your patio or decking. Unfortunately this is the reality if you use a natural material like stone or wood. Sound familiar?

Mix It Up With NEW Retromix Patterned Wall & Floor Tiles

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We’re really excited about this new range of wall and floors tiles because they are just so much fun! Whether you want to create a classic black and white checkerboard effect floor or a totally unique feature wall, there’s a tile in the range for you. Tiles have been popular for thousands of years, particularly in the Victorian era when patterned tiles were highly sought after. The Retromix range takes inspiration from these historical influences but adds a modern twist.

Keep it Classic with Vintage Tiles

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Often interior design is about finding the balance between classic and contemporary. Whether it’s fitting a much loved piece of furniture into your minimalist space, or trying to modernise an older property, combining the two is a fine art, which is why we are so in love with the Vintage range. As the name says, these tiles have a vintage look but manage to work in almost any setting.

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Porcelain Paving Vs. Natural Stone

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It goes without saying that all paving materials will have pros and cons, but with porcelain fast becoming the material of choice for patios we wanted to see how it compares to another popular material: natural stone. The most common types of natural stone used for paving are sandstone, granite, slate and limestone – all of which have a beautiful natural look. Most natural stone paving has a rustic finish that can look out of place when used in modern homes and gardens.

Tiles We Love at The London Tile Co.

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This Valentine’s Day we decided to do something a little different, instead of getting all lovey-dovey about the people in our lives we have turned our attention to tiles! This may sound a little sad but we are all extremely passionate about tiles here and as part of the Hampshire Tile Warehouse group of companies we have nearly 70 years experience in the industry. We asked our staff to tell us about their favourite tile ranges and you can read some of the responses below.

August Featured Tiles: Sentry & Insignia

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Is the summer flying by for you too? At London Tile HQ we’ve been so busy that the start of August seems to have snuck up on us! While we don’t want to be seen to be wishing the summer away, the start of a new month does bring new Featured Tiles – so that’s something to be excited about. This month we’ve got a classic wall tile and a beautiful natural stone inspired range to tell you about – read on for more. Sentry. Keep it classic with the Sentry range.

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How to Plan the Perfect Shower Niche

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A shower niche is not only highly functional, but it can also add to the design and aesthetic of your bathroom space. It really is a must-have if you are renovating your bathroom. Where to Start. When planning a shower niche there are several things to consider to make sure your shower niche turns out perfectly. First things first, how many bath and shower products is your niche looking to shelve?

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Neutral Tones & Tempting Texture From The Napoli Range

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Texture has been making waves in the tile world over the last year, following on from other popular trends like wood and stone effect – which both seem to be here to stay. We’re hoping that texture will follow in their footsteps as it’s definitely one of our new favourite ways to add interest to a neutral colour scheme. One range that perfectly combines neutral tones with tempting texture is Napoli.

March Featured Tiles: Pharaoh Stone & Sidewalk Cement Effect Tiles

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If there was ever a month that highlighted how up-and-down English weather can be, February 2019 was definitely it. We started the month with heavy snowfall and ended with a mini t-shirt weather heatwave! But as March rolls in we can feel Spring is on it’s way and with it brings thoughts of big clear-outs and time spent outside.

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July Featured Tiles: Priory Patterned & Calacatta Marble Effect

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Between the glorious weather, various sporting events on the TV and the lure of BBQ’s & pub gardens, we’re pretty sure you’re not thinking about new tiles right now. But this could be the perfect time to think about giving your kitchen or bathroom a makeover. Just think – you could return from holiday to a bright new bathroom, or make the most of the sunshine and cook alfresco while your new kitchen tiles are being installed.

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How To Get The Modern Country Look In Your Kitchen

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If the home is where the hearth is, then the kitchen is our modern day hearth. The kitchen is much more than the place where you store your food, it truly is the centre of the home. It is where all the family, no matter how big or small, come together and connect. Classic country kitchens are often associated with, and invoke feelings of, warmth and welcome. They give off a rustic, homely ambience, which in recent years has seen a rise in popularity.

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How to Style Outdoor Tiles

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Whether you’ve got an expansive garden or a small patio your outdoor space should be a place you wish to escape to, where you can relax and unwind. By styling your outdoor space to reflect and enhance your outdoor tiles, you can make your patio an inviting extension of your home. One easy way to make your outdoor tiles an extension of your home is by using Valverdi Indoor-Out tiles, to seamlessly match your indoor tiles with your outdoor tiles.

Add Allure To Your Home With Dazzling Tiles

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Is indecisiveness standing in the way of your perfect room? With so many tiles to choose from it’s no surprise that it’s not easy to make a decision but we think we can help you – look no further than our Allure range, which is alluring for all the right reasons; modern, edgy and eye-catching, the Allure range has it all. Allure Metallic Field Tiles.

Into The Woods: Four Exciting New Wood Effect Tile Ranges at The London Tile Co.

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It’s no secret that wood effect is one of the biggest tile trends of the last few years, and as digital printing technology develops and improves the designs available are becoming more and more realistic. We’ve spent several months searching high and low for the best wood effect tiles to add to our collection, and we’re exciting to launch four new ranges online and in our showrooms today. What’s So Good About Wood?

June Featured Tiles: Exhibit & Reflections

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It’s been a busy few weeks here at The London Tile Co., with sample orders flying out every day. We’re excited to see what these initial ideas will turn into in the hands of our customers, but if you are still at the start of your renovation journey read on for inspiration from this month’s Featured Tiles. Exhibit. Looking for a tile that’s simple yet classy? The Exhibit range features cement effect 600x300mm tiles in three neutral shades – Beige, Taupe and Grey.

What Is Tile Lipping and How To Avoid It

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Lipping is not something most of us have heard of, but you have probably noticed it before without knowing the correct name or why it happens. Lipping, or lippage, is the term used to describe the difference in height of the installed tiles. This can be particularly unsightly if measures are not taken to avoid it, and can even cause damage to the tiles or become a tripping hazard. How does lipping occur?

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February Featured Tiles: Calacatta Marble Effect & Chateau Flagstone Modular Packs

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We’ve all made it to the end of January and whether you’ve been doing dry january, veganuary or just taking easy after a busy Christmas, we think there’s cause to celebrate. There’s so much to look forward to in February; Valentine’s day, pancake day and for us a trip to the Surface Design Show to take a look at the brand new Valverdi Indoor-Out tiles on display. February also brings brand new Featured Tiles and this month we have two ranges that we absolutely love.

How To Get The Bake Off Look In Your Kitchen

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We are huge Bake Off fans at The London Tile Co. and we’re thankful that when the show moved ‘house’ it kept the kitschy-kitchen style that we all know and love. While we adore everything about it, the best thing about the colourful design of the makeshift kitchen is how easy it is to recreate in your own home.

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We’ve Won a Best of Houzz Award!

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We’re really excited to announce that we have been awarded a Best of Houzz 2019 Award for Design. If you’re not aware of it, Houzz is the leading platform for home renovation and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish.

Can I Use Porcelain Tiles Outside?

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The short answer to this question is yes. Porcelain is ideally suited to use outdoors as it is extremely strong and hard-wearing. Often natural stone or concrete slabs are used on patios, however these materials can require regular cleaning and sealing, and can look a little old fashioned. If you are looking for a long-lasting and modern looking alternative to traditional paving products, porcelain is the perfect choice.

Tips for Laying External Porcelain Paving Tiles

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We’ve seen the popularity of external porcelain tiles explode over the last year, and it’s no surprise since the list of benefits is a long one. Not only are they extremely hard-wearing and long-lasting, they are also frost, fade and stain resistant which makes them really easy to look after. When choosing your tiles it is important to make sure they are suitable for use outdoors.

November Featured Tiles: Panache & Temple

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Another new month is here and with it brings comfort food, fireworks and fairy lights. Many of us will be hosting family and friends over the festive period and want our homes to look their best – particularly kitchens for those preparing a feast of food. Updating your splashback with new tiles is a great way to give your kitchen a quick refresh and now is the perfect time do so.