Patterned tile flooring | Featuring Carpetright

There has been such a revival in patterned tile flooring recently.

It used to be the mainstay of Victorian houses — the sight of beautiful encaustic tiles, greeting you in the hallway— but then fell out of favour in recent years for plainer alternatives.

I did a little bathroom makeover quite recently and — although we haven’t actually changed the flooring yet — I began sourcing a replacement for the sad, tired carpet that’s currently on the floor.

I totally had my head turned by patterns and shapes — beautiful colour combinations — and fantastic substitutes to plain (and dare-I-say-it boring) floor-coverings.

In fact, just last week KA who blogs at Life As Our Little Family had shared her own bathroom makeover with our HomeEtc link up and what should I see?

MORE gorgeous patterned tile flooring!!

Yep. There’s a revival in full swing, alright.

But there definitely appears to be an emerging trend for similar patterns and prints in homeware across the board; it’s not just resigned to flooring.

I’ve spotted quite a few beautiful Moorish inspired wallpaper designs recently. I’m not saying that a full — pattern on pattern — floor to ceiling pairing would be quite appropriate for modern day living in the UK but elements of it, here-and-there, is lovely and the perfect way to break up an expanse of plain colour, as illustrated by the image below.

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Gorgeous tile effect wallpaper
I love seeing how a design, that’s generally used on a hard surface, translates to softer materials too.

These days you can even buy patterned tile cushions. The decorative nature of a tile print works so beautifully here. And if you’re a little too nervous to cover your walls in a tile print wallpaper — or go for patterned tile flooring — it’s a lovely way to bring a little of the exotic into your home.

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Even tile print cushions!
I always love going to Portugal and seeing their beautiful patterned tiles.

Makes such a change to see gorgeous, decorative flooring too, rather than boring old grey or brown that is often favoured in the UK.

But did you realise that you don’t even have to go for a tiled floor to get the same effect?

I was having a look at the Carpetright website the other day and they’ve got some amazing patterned vinyl flooring.

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Moroccan patterned tile flooring— on a ROLL — how awesome!
The one above is on the roll vinyl.

Looks fabulous and you’d never guess — without closer inspection — that they weren’t imported tiles, shipped in from Morocco.

Pinterest is bursting with beautiful examples. But now, having seen the vinyl, it’s hard to work out what are actual tiles and what’s vinyl.

I’ve started a Pinterest board for decorative flooring inspiration. Pop along and have a peek.

Follow The Twinkle Diaries’s board Decorative Floors on Pinterest.

In any case.

Whether it’s original encaustic tiles or on the roll vinyl, it has to be preferable to tatty, carpet that has seen better days.

I think our bathroom carpet’s days are well and truly numbered ;)

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Encaustic tiles? Or Vinyl? | Image Source
This is a collaborative post but all thoughts and words, as ever, are entirely my own.

About Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

48 thoughts on “Patterned tile flooring | Featuring Carpetright

  1. I loooove patterned flooring, it looks gorgeous, so much better than boring laminate or carpet. We need to re-do our kitchen flooring sometime, the laminate has dents in it where various things have been dropped. :) x

  2. Roll on vinyl is brilliant for bathroom floors. I love the Moroccan tile vinyl pattern, that’s gorgeous and looks far more expensive than it probably is.

    Laura x

  3. Wow I adore the last photo! Patterned flooring isn’t something I had ever considered before but it looks so lovely, I can’t believe you can get it on a roll! Amazing! xo

  4. Oh I love these looks you’ve shared! The patternend floor look so oppulent – I can see this becoming a really big trend. It’s so great that you can have a really stylish option but it’s much more afforable and easy to keep clean – being vinyl.

  5. Ohhhh I love the flooring in the last picture! I love greys and whites and this is right up my street! I would love to get rid of the carpets out of our bathrooms too, they just aren’t practical!

    Gemma xx

  6. Love patterned, tiled floors! My father in law suggested we tiled the bottom of our stairs/entrance area with a black and white tiled pattern and we always get comments on how nice it looks x

  7. I’ve been meaning to change my bathroom flooring for a while and roll vinyl’s sounding like a good idea, and it’s so much cheaper. There’s so much around now and the beautiful Moroccan style prints sound amazing!

  8. I am going to be brave and add a patterned floor in my new kitchen….watch this space! However people have frowned at my possible choices but I think once it is together it will look great.

    1. Aah Steph! Stick with your convictions lovely — if you think it will look fab then it WILL!! I’m always totally blinkered when it comes to home improvements. Once I’ve decided I’m going to do something I do it! :)

  9. Loving the vinyl flooring in the bathroom – what a lovely pattern. I’ve recently been looking at vinyl flooring instead of laminate for upstairs. P.s .loving your bathroom makeover. I really need to get some of those radiator covers do you know if they do different sizes? xx

    1. It’s gorgeous isn’t it? So lovely to add a pattern to mix things up a little bit. And yes! The radiator covers come in LOTS of different sizes — I think they’re amazing. Such a great (and cheap) way of giving a room a facelift!! :) xx

  10. I love patterned tiles, on the walls or the floor. I’ve been pointing them out to my husband recently but he’s not convinced they will go in the new kitchen. To be honest I’m not either but they are so pretty! x #HomeEtc

  11. I really like the Moroccan patterened vinyl flooring. The colours are lovely and fresh. I’ve always stayed away from vinyl when choosing floor coverings but I would certainly consider it in a bathroom for example…Colours and patterns for vinyl have come a long way! #HOMEETC

    1. Me TOO! If we didn’t have such wonky floors in our ensuite, I’d like some in there! I’m just not sure how they’d lay it as the floor beneath has to be totally flat. Am on a mission to find out if it’s possible to get some fitted xx

  12. I have always loved a bit of pattern…who am fooling I love lots of patterns. The cushions are lovely, I have so many photos of tiles from my Portugal trip I was going to frame them but I am wondering if I could do something a bit more exciting now

  13. so Caro – please tell me where I can get the tiles in the last image? I have trawled the internet and can’t seem to find any like them to buy! HELP!!

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