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five ways with floor and wall tiles from tile monkey

A tiled floor, laid in a timeless herringbone pattern, completes this modern living space with vintage industrial style elements.


As a new year stretches ahead of us, many homeowners will be turning their thoughts to making interiors updates. If your makeover plans include the kitchen and bathroom, you’re most likely considering updating your flooring. We’ve teamed up with Tile Monkey to identify some of the best ways to update your home with original floor tiles.

Tile Monkey is a one-stop shop, offering an extensive selection of wall and floor tiles, available in many different styles, thicknesses, and finishes for the kitchen, bathroom and throughout the home. With an increase in demand for stylish floor tiles, Tile Monkey continues to expand its already wide range of designs, from contemporary to classic, natural stone to wood effect. The tiles are not only good quality, they are also affordable. We reviewed Tile Monkey’s collection and selected some of our favourite designs:


In Warehouse Home Issue Seven, we featured the impact of parquet design across furniture and homeware design. There is something timeless and classic about a herringbone pattern that lends itself perfectly to interiors schemes both vintage and modern. The image left demonstrates just how stylish a herringbone layout can look.


In many respects, nothing can beat a real hard wood floor. But if you’re looking for a cost-effective and easy-to-clean contemporary alternative, the new generation of porcelain wood-effect floor tiles are an ideal solution, particularly for bathrooms, kitchens and hallways. The matt finish of these natural brown tiles, means that they are non-slip and don’t need to be polished. They’re ideal from rooms that are filled with natural light as they aren’t shiny. The fittingly named ‘Forest’ tiles have the appearance of aged, multicoloured timber.


These beautiful black ‘Aporia’ porcelain tiles can be used on both the floor and wall to create a sophisticated bathroom scheme. In practical terms, the porcelain is stain and water resistant and the matt finish means the tiles do not have to be polished and are non-slip, all making this design ideally suited to a bathroom setting. ‘Denali’ is another striking oversized square floor tile, offering a more distinctive stone-effect pattern. For a slightly more ‘modern rustic’ treatment, in the bathroom or the kitchen, you might like to consider these large rectangular ‘Pomezia’ textured wall and floor tiles have an effective slate appearance and a tactile finish.


If black flooring feels too dark and dramatic for your space, a softer but no less chic solution is grey tiling. Tile Monkey has a very large selection of grey floor tiles, such as these elegant and understated ‘Carbona’ tiles. These ‘Foggia’ floor tiles are particularly well suited to a heritage conversion or industrial inspired space. For a bold and modern geometric flooring treatment, we suggest the ‘Vigor’ hexagonal shaped tile in grey.


Tile Monkey’s selection of pumice inspired porcelain tiles are another way to channel chic shades of grey in an interior scheme. We particularly like the blue-grey tones of the ‘Sandra’ tiles, which are available in seven different dimensions.

To help you make your final decision, complimentary tile samples are dispatched by Tile Monkey via First Class post, enabling you to touch and feel your selected tiles before purchasing. Orders placed before 12pm can be delivered the next day, meaning you can move ahead with your home makeover as soon as possible.

For further tiling inspiration why not order Warehouse Home Issue Seven, which includes a stunning review of grey and pastel wall and floor tiles (shown below).

Main image courtesy of Tile Monkey.

a collection of contemporary and industrial style floor and wall tiles on concrete floor.

Soft pastels combine with smart chevrons in our round-up of the finest new tile designs. Styling by Sophie Bush | Photography by Rachel Anderson.