Down from £41.00 per m2 to £32.80 per m2 for the month of May.
Are you wondering how the checkerboard effect originated?
It was Herbert Minton who, during the Industrial Revolution and having grown up in a family of potters, combined his knowledge of ceramics with the new machinery of the time to produce decorative floor tiles for the rich. The floor tiles that he produced eventually landed up decorating beautiful buildings like the Houses of Parliament and he became the biggest producers of tiles that the world had ever known.
Unfortunately, Minton’s colourful decorative tiles were expensive to produce and only available to the very wealthy. However, another clever Victorian realised that single colour tiles, layered together, in a repeat pattern, were far cheaper to produce and thus was born the famous geometric floor tile pattern that the Victorians used so well. The most popular of which and still right up there with contemporary style and grandeur today - that mix of black and white tiles, was what we now know and recognised as the classic checkerboard effect of the Victorian era.
Tile: Image from Pinterest
The Nostalgia Anti-Slip range of tiles that we stock at Baked Tiles is great for entrance porches, hallways, kitchen floors as well as splash-backs, bathrooms and wet-rooms. It can successfully withstand high temperatures, so can be used to surround a wood-burning stove or fireplace and on top of all that, due to its anti-slip properties and ice-resistant qualities, it is also perfect for patios and external pathways. This is because it is made of porcelain and has an anti-slip rating. This means that in the event of a bad frost its surface won't crack and the rain, or a damp wet-room floor, won’t cause the tile to become slippery where there might be a layer of excess water which would normally lower the amount of friction between your foot and the tiled surface. So, all in all, this porcelain tile is a fantastic all-rounder with both cosmopolitan and vintage elements which can help you to create a contemporary space where aged details stand out.
This versatile tile can be used in so many ways. Here are some pictures of some other tiles in the Nostalgia range which should give you an idea of how this tile can be used throughout your home:
#1 Entrance Porch and Hallways
Tile: Nostalgia. Anti-Slip - Black & White
#2 Kitchen floors and Splash-Backs
Tile: Nostalgia Anti-Slip - Diagonal
Tile: Nostalgia Anti-Slip - Provence
Tile: Nostalgia Anti-Slip - Patchwork
#3 Bathrooms & Wetrooms
Tile: London Funk - Compass
#4 Fire-surrounds & Hearths
Tile: Image from Pinterest
Tile: Echo - Principe Colour
#5 Patios & External Pathways
Tile: Nostalgia Anti-Slip - Triangle
So, from now until the end of May please make the most of this wonderful offer.
Nostalgia Anti-Slip, Triangle is selling at the discounted price of £32.80 per m2, while stocks last.
Get 5 Samples for £5 delivered (£5 voucher included)
Tile sizes are a 10cm cut sample
If you are struggling to know how to use your tiles to get your desired effect? Let us give you a hand.
We have qualified interior designers at hand to help you create your ideal scheme. We can offer you advice on creating a layout with unusual shaped tiles; advise you on what colour grout to use ; or which tiles to select to create the look you are after. Further more if you are looking to select a paint colour to go with your chosen tiles, we can help there too. Just send us an email with photos of your room, information on any items that you are using in the same space as your tiles and ideally measurements of the room. We can then get one of our designers to give you a call to chat through your concerns and offer you advice and guidance….its as simple as that!
Please send us the details of your technical query, with the details of the tile you are considering and any other relevant information and we will give you a call or come back to you via email with some advice.
If you have a whole house or large project, we can often assist with bulk discount. Please send us details of the products you require and the quantities of each and we will come back to you with our very best prices.
Just drop us an email with your question and we will do our best to help.