How to create a retro look with floor and wall tiles

How to create a retro look with floor and wall tiles

As we've discussed before, when it comes to selecting floor and wall tiles – either for residential or commercial projects – the main considerations should be the function and style of the space, as these drive the decisions relating to practical factors as well as aesthetic preferences.

If a clean, professional and contemporary look is sought, then floor and wall tiles which are sleek, modern and minimal are hard to beat.  However, if the project is more flexible, and is not restricted by the need to adhere to a corporate image, then the options available are broader: retro style floor or wall tiles can add a much-needed injection of character.

Introducing retro pattern with floor and wall tiles

Our patterned hexagonal porcelain Hexatile range channels an art deco/Victorian feel which is combined with a 1970's aesthetic – patterns range from geometric shapes to organic floral designs and Middle Eastern/ Moroccan-inspired motifs.

Suitable for use as floor or wall tiles, the range is available in 20 different patterns which are supplied in a  random mixture.  The pattern and shape of our Hexatile range can be paired with entirely plain hexagonal tiles of the same size – either laid in a random pattern or as a border detail, for example in a central walkway or foyer where the patterns can be appreciated to their full potential.

In two distinctive colour palettes – monochromatic grey and white or shades of cream, stone, brown and turquoise – these floor and wall tiles will add a retro statement to any residential or commercial setting.

Retro Metro wall tiles

If you're looking for a more understated retro tile, to add a touch of vintage chic, then our ceramic Metro wall tiles are an ideal choice.

Taking their influence from the 1920's Parisian Metro system, our popular Metro wall tiles are available in the traditional 7.5x15 rectangular brick format, in a colour palette ranging from classic White and Cream through to subtly pretty shades of Antique Green, Duck Egg Blue, Stone and Mint.

Produced in Spain with active glazes, our Metro wall tiles have a crackled, crazed surface which adds to their retro appeal.

In equal measures elegant and simple, the versatile style of our Metro wall tiles lends itself to kitchens, bathrooms and cloakrooms in residential spaces and is also an excellent choice for cafés, restaurants and bars.

Retro floor or wall tiles to suit your project

In addition to the range of floor and wall tiles presented in our e-brochure, the Square Foot Projects team can source specific products to meet your specifications – if you want to achieve a certain look, from retro to modern.  Our team are on hand to offer the wealth of their expertise and technical knowledge to bring your project to a successful conclusion.

Square Foot Ceramics: floor and wall tiles for any style or space

Besides retro-style floor or wall tiles we also offer a broad range of modern-contemporary options as well as slate and other natural stone products.

To find out more about our range of floor and wall tiles and expert design service, please speak to a member of the Square Foot Projects team on 0208 397 6284.

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