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Urban Chic

urban chic tiles

Inspired by stylish city living, urban chic or industrial style celebrates vast open rooms, industrial and architectural detail, and creative solutions to produce a home style that is both personal and functional.


It’s easy to see why this style is still bang up-to-the-minute, despite having been around for a few years. This naked, & unfussy industrial scheme allows the fabric of the building to shine through with exposed brick walls, visible ducting or beams and a blend of modern and pre-loved furniture and accessories. But you don’t need to live in a converted factory or warehouse to bring some industrial style into your home, even a modern three-bed semi can be given urban chic-ness with a few carefully chosen essential elements.

Of course, one of the classic elements of urban chic is the metro tile, and we have plenty of those to choose from. Look at some of our fabulous ranges such as Sainte Maxime, or for added edge to your metro tile try our Reverse Metro range. Some of our metro tiles offer a rougher look and feel, other give a more streamlined feel. Once you’ve chosen the perfect tile for you, be sure to incorporate plenty of other industrial elements such as metals. A steel worktop or table legs will work well, for instance, and add some copper piping in for good measure. Warm the room with some stripped wood features, and colourful quirky accessories.

Stone effect floor tiles or stripped wood floor planks are perfect for the urban chic floor and work seamlessly to create the open and spacious look that is synonymous with the urban style. Take a look at our Dwell range for a stunning contemporary floor and wall tiles or look at our Montese range for a stylish take on the concrete wall, another element of the urban home that is so on trend at the moment. We also have some fantastic wood effect floor tiles, in a variety of finishes. Perfect for the spacious-but-warm look that only wood can give, but with the durability of porcelain.

Whether you want to go the whole hog or cherry-pick your favourite elements, make urban chic a style that works for you.