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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.

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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.

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October Featured Tiles: Concrete Effect Reflections & Malmo

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Whether you’re into cosy afternoons in front of the fire (or Netflix!), long autumnal walks or something a bit more spooky, October is here to satisfy your cravings.

September Featured Tiles: Aquarius & Caress

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After a whirlwind summer of sporting events and heatwaves, we have to admit that we are ready for the calm (and colours) of autumn.

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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.

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.

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.

How to Measure Your Room for Tiles

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Thinking of giving your kitchen or bathroom a refresh? Planning on revamping your hallway floors? Whichever room in your home you are buying tiles for, it’s important to measure properly so you get the right amount of tiles.

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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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10 Benefits of Outdoor Porcelain Tiles

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Want to know why everyone’s buzzing about external porcelain tiles at the moment? We’ve put together our top ten benefits to help you decide whether they are right for your project.

Flagstone Tile Layout Patterns

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Flagstone-style flooring has been used all over the world for years. Traditionally made from stone such as travertine or limestone, the term flagstone is now commonly used to describe the patterns created using different sized tiles or paving stones.

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.

Aquarius Stone Effect Tiles

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The Aquarius range features natural stone effect wall and floor tiles as well as a modern decor tile in Dark or Moon grey. Bathroom Tiles Kitchen Tiles

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May Featured Tiles: Echo & Temple

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We’re certainly getting a taste of every weather this year; from snow to a mini heatwave and back to de-icing our cars. Hopefully, warmer weather is on its way (again) and we can concentrate on summer plans and choosing new tiles. Our range of external porcelain tiles have been flying out of our warehouse and we cannot wait to see the exciting patios you are creating with them.

Metro Tile Layouts

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Metro, subway, brick, or whatever you call them, these small ceramic tiles never seem to go out of style. They take their name from the coloured brick tiles traditionally used in underground stations but have become a staple in both kitchens and bathrooms over the last few years.

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Installing External Porcelain Tiles With PorcelQuick Adpeds

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Traditionally the most popular materials for patios have been natural stone and concrete slabs for many years, but recently porcelain has seen a huge increase.

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.

December Featured Tiles: Yogi Split-Face Stone & Sheffield Metallic Effect Tiles

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We’ve had a fantastic year at London Tile HQ and it’s hard to believe we’re almost at the end of 2017. Before we get caught up in wrapping gifts and planning parties we need to tell you all about our Featured Tiles for December.

September Featured Tiles: Savanna and Scorpio

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Summer is nearly over and although we will miss the warmer weather, we have to admit that the thought of autumn leaves and winter walks is starting to sound inviting.

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Three New Valverdi Indoor-Out Ranges Coming Soon

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We can’t get enough of open plan living; from clever ways to create zones within spaces, to floor to ceiling windows and bi-fold doors, it seems there are countless ways to make this trend work for you.

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Get The Look For Less With Wood Effect Tiles

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There’s something about wooden floors that adds a cosy feel to homes and while we love the look, there are some elements that put us off. Not only are they expensive to install and maintain, they also often show signs of wear and tear.

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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Porcelain Paving Patio Edging Ideas

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Porcelain is quickly becoming one of the most popular material choices for patios and terraces; whether this is due to its hardwearing and long-lasting properties or the range of stylish colours and styles available we’re not sure – most likely a combination of both.

Stand Out With Metallic Effect Tiles

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The latest tile trend is one that will add a touch of urban glamour to any room in your home. Whether you are going for a shimmering bathroom or a high-impact hallway, our range of metallic finish tiles are sure to create the wow-factor.

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New Year, New Tiles!

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We’ve been working hard on our new tile ranges, and now they are all in stock and available to order online or in any of our showrooms. From vintage hand-made style wall tiles to the latest wood effect trends, we are really happy with our newest collections.

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Ask An Interior Designer: Tips For Choosing Tiles

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Clare Phillips is an independent consultant on interior design and house building who has recently completed her own self-build project in Surrey. Having spent a significant amount of time choosing and styling tiles for her own contemporary five-bedroom home, we thought she would be the perfect person to give us some tips on choosing tiles. Clare has used a mix of large format grey and wood effect tiles in her home to create a modern feel with a touch of Scandinavian style.

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.

Get The Look: Senate Snow Flagstone Tiles

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The Senate range of tiles have a rustic looking textured surface that resembles natural stone. The tiles are actually made from hard-wearing porcelain, which means your flooring will not need specialist sealing or cleaning like a natural stone tile, and will keep it’s colour for many years.

New Retro Metro Crackle Glaze Bevelled Tiles

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Our Cactus crackle glaze tiles are one of our best selling kitchen tile ranges, thanks to their classic and timeless style. So when we saw these new bevelled crackle glaze tiles we knew we had to stock them.

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Marvellous Marble – Get The Carrara Marble Look For Less

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From phone cases to couture dresses, it’s not hard to see why marble is back in fashion. With a timeless elegance that looks stunning in any room in the home, marble is often seen as a luxurious material choice.

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June Featured Tiles: Gorgeous Grey from Malmo & Panache

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Grey used to be associated with drab and dreary decor, but now it has a much more stylish and modern reputation. It’s a great neutral base that suits large and small spaces and goes with most other colours, so you can add and change your accessories if you want a pop of colour. If you still aren’t sure check out our previous blog post by interior designer Clare Phillips who has used grey throughout her stunning new build home.

Tile Trends for 2017

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Our purchasing team had an eventful trip to the Cersaie International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile in Bologna, Italy, this year and have returned with ideas and inspiration for the coming months.

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August Featured Tiles: Allure & Exhibit

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August has arrived and while we’d normally be mourning the fact that summer is coming to an end, this year we have found ourselves craving cooler climates. That’s not to say that we have not loved having so much sunshine, but we’re English and we do like a bit of rain. This month we have two lovely tile ranges to tell you about, so read on for more information about the August Featured Tiles. Allure.

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Laying Wood Effect Tiles

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Wood effect tiles are all the rage at the moment, and it’s not difficult to see why. They are great value for money, realistic looking and extremely hard-wearing.

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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.

How To Create Indoor-Outdoor Flow

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The trend for indoor-outdoor living areas is one that is might seem relatively new, but we think everyone should be embracing it. Having a large indoor space that’s only used occasionally is impractical, and yet a smaller space which connects to a corresponding outdoor area gives you the option to extend when needed. We’ve put together some helpful hints to guide you in creating a seamless connection between your indoor and outdoor living areas.

2018 Tile Trend: Terrific Terrazzo

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At The London Tile Co. we’re always looking for the next trend in tiles and this year it seems terrazzo is at the top of everyone’s list. We’ve seen a huge increase in ‘effect’ tiles over the last few years; porcelain that looks just like other materials but has all the benefits of tile. Whether it’s brick, wood, cement or stone, we love that this hard-wearing and low maintenance material is providing the latest interior design looks for less.

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Five Ways To Create a Feature Wall With Tiles

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We’ve all been there – spending hours traipsing around shops and scouring websites for just the right item to make our decor dreams come true. Tiles are no different – whether it’s just the right shade of grey or the perfect amount of shimmer, you know when you’ve found the right one. Once you have discovered this elusive tile it’s easy to get carried away, planning to cover the entire room in a single design.

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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March Featured Tiles: Vintage & Burnt Oak

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We’re edging ever closer to spring and we can’t wait for the beautiful blooms and warmer weather that it brings. Spring is a great time for having a good sort out at home, and why not take that one step further by updating your decor.

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Interesting Ideas For Mosaic Tiles

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Mosaic tiles have been used for thousands of years to create works of art and decoration by people all over the world. Available in glass, stone, ceramic and even metal, mosaic tiles also come in a variety of colours and designs suitable for so many surfaces.

March Featured Tiles: Vintage Rustic & New England Wood Effect Tiles

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March got off to an interesting start – despite us thinking that Spring was on its way we were instead treated to below freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall. The snow is melting now and we can get back to thinking about our Easter plans and (slightly) warmer temperatures. If you’re thinking about sprucing up your home this year, now is the perfect time to start looking at tiles.

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Go Glam with the Glittering Allure Range

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At The London Tile Co. we love tiles (the clue’s in the name), but it’s not often a range takes our breath away – and the new Allure tiles have done just that. With glittering decors and stylish herringbone mosaics, Allure is available in four cool colours.