Metro Tiles - The Perfect Choice

It’s timeless and adaptable, charming and stylish – the humble metro tile is the perfect tile choice for any style bathroom and kitchen. Read on for metro tile inspiration, ideas for kitchen and bathroom interior designs.

Metro Tiles - The Perfect Choice

The flexibility of the metro tile is such that it can soften a contemporary look, or add an interesting modern feature to a traditional bathroom. The metro tile calms a busy room that is rich in architectural or design features and pairs beautifully with a patterned floor. It’s no surprise then that the metro tile is still one of the nation’s favourite style of wall tile.

Metro Style Guide

Classic metro

A splashback of glossy white tiles such as our Michelino White or our Marylebone White looks very much at home in any kitchen.

Classic metro

The simplicity and clean lines of white metro tiles enable them to gently bounce the daylight around the room and contribute to a light, open feel kitchen. Our Brick White metro tiles are a little more rustic with their uneven surface, ensuring that the room doesn’t look too sterile. This homeowner uses the Brick in light grey to give a soft backsplash in her shaker kitchen.

Different metro

Although there is plenty of character in the classic white Metro tile, if you want to bring out your creative side then think about some alternative options. For an easy-going feel to your bathroom or kitchen, add some shimmering tiles that add a soft but stylish feel. Our Shimmer range, which includes soft shades of blue, green, grey, cream and white will certainly add some elegance. They have a glazed, uneven surface that looks hand-made and which gently reflects a soft, shimmery feel.

Flexible metro

Tiles don’t have to be laid in the standard brick configuration. In fact, they look so much more interesting if you lay them in one of a multitude of other formations. Position them in a chevron pattern to give a modern edge that is visually rich, but not enough to overwhelm the space. Or consider tile layout and design: Subway or Stack bond, Running Board, Basket Weave or Herringbone formations. Look at our website for details. There really is no limit to the versatility of these gorgeous wall tiles. Whichever way you lay them, they will still preserve their understated but stylish appearance.

Bold metro

Go for rich and bold colours like the Bevelled Brick Red or the La Boca Mustard – both of which make a statement.

If you’re looking for a truly customised look, without the accompanying price tag, then be a bit creative by choosing two different colours of the same tiles and alternate them. For a colour bonanza choose two from the many different shades of our Brick range, or if you’re feeling really creative, then choose three or four and place them randomly in the space.

Contact the Helpdesk for all metro tile suggestions and advice.

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