Tiles are a brilliant option for any property, as they are versatile. They have the ability to transform any room, with a beautiful tiled floor or even an eye-catching feature wall.

You will find a fantastic range of tiles here at Building Supplies Online, all of which are from UK leading manufacturers such as RAK and Verona.

Floor tiles are fast taking over carpets and laminate flooring in popularity. This is due to manufacturers' clever technology which is now starting to produce tiles that replicate natural materials such as wood, marble, stone, concrete and slate.

They are of course more practical too with their easy to clean properties. This gives anyone a good reason to use them, but especially families and pet owners where dirt is unavoidable!

They can set the tone for your overall chosen room and, if done right they may even be the first aspect people notice. Also, remember, they will often be used as a backdrop so when choosing them, perhaps consider what is the main focal point in your chosen room that you would like to accentuate.

When browsing, you will see that we have a wide variety of different tiles available for example:

  • Plain
  • Hexagon
  • Geometric
  • Mosaic - smaller tiles that can create intricate patterns
  • Linea – on trend at the moment due to their modern and sleek finish
  • Morrocan

Moroccan tiles are becoming ever more popular as they add colour, indulging with stunning intricate designs and sleek clean lines. Using a style like this allows you to show off your own interior design skills.

This sort of design is great for also making any room look bigger and with the illusion of more space. If you are feeling really daring and want to go bold, you will find many of our patterned tiles available for both walls and floors, so why not use both?

These together will have a significant impact and impress any guest coming to your home. This option also looks great in an office environment making your room look professional and glamorous.

There are also many different finishes available such as:

  • Gloss
  • Satin
  • Matt

Choosing between Ceramic and Porcelain Tiles

Despite being very similar and belonging to the same family of materials, porcelain and ceramic do have a couple of differences which should be noted when choosing which ones are right for you.

Porcelain tiles only absorb 0.5% water which is much less than Ceramic. This is because of the clay which is used in their production process. In production, the clay used for porcelain is more compact and less porous, therefore, soaking in less water after the tiles have been laid.

This allows the them to be more hard-wearing therefore great for high-traffic areas in the home or commercial properties. This charactaristic also makes them great for areas prone to liquids and spillages such as the bathroom, utility room and kitchen.

Ceramic tiles are fantastic in slightly less traffic congested areas in the home.


They are a great choice for many rooms such as:

  • Bathrooms
  • Kitchens
  • Hallways
  • Bedrooms

When considering a new kitchen, you need to make sure the tiles are one of the first things to consider as they set the tone for the room.

When considering a general hallway floor tile the durability of the tile is one of the main points to consider. In the UK our hallways are one of the most trafficked rooms of the house. As a result, if you lay a floor tile that is too thin it is more likely to break. Also, as the floor becomes wet anti-slip properties are worth considering.

Cheap Tiles

It is no secret that using tiles can sometimes be costly due to large the large quantities needed. Here at Building Supplies Online we offer low priced options for those on a tight budget. Cheap costs don’t mean a lack of quality, that is something you can be sure of! They are similar in strength to the more expensive ones in our range.

When it comes to choosing cheap tiles for your kitchen there are a vast array to choose from including natural stone and porcelain. Each has different attributes and price points. In a kitchen, a natural tile is often the most popular choice as they are more naturally hard wearing.

When making your decision why not request a sample from us to make sure you get the tile you want. It is vital to order an extra 10% when calculating how many you need. This is because you will have a number of cuts and also accounts for accidental breakages.

Once you have decided which ones you are going to use for your project, why not browse our selection of tile accessories including grouts and adhesives to assist you in completing your tile project.

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