HOW TO DESIGN A KITCHEN UPGRADE

Add Tile and Personality That Will Stand the Test of Time

From inspiration to installation, a kitchen should be an uplifting space since it is the heart of the home and the room we use the most.  Gone are stark white kitchens with the all-white tile of the early 2000s. We are seeing a return to statement tiles that add texture, colour, personality, and interest to any kitchen or any space suitable for tile. 

Wicker Charcoal Matte Porcelain Wall and Floor Tile | Photo by The Tile shop

With British country aesthetic at its core, we’ve partnered with The Tile Shopto create a new collection of Laura Ashley tiles using signature prints from our extensive archives. The tiles have been upgraded to a durable porcelain material, allowing these signature looks to be used in even more spaces of the home, whether its a bathroom, mudroom, laundry room or kitchen.

Wicker Charcoal Tile | Mr. Jones Charcoal Tile | Mr. Jones Dove Grey Tile
Photos by The Tile shop

Here is how to use tile to design a classic kitchen:

  • Go Graphic: “Graphic kitchen floors perfectly complement a white subway tile backsplash, which is always a classic,” says The Tile Shop’s Jill Byrnes. “Porcelain statement floors are a modern twist on Victorian cement encaustic tiles.” Choose a geometric print such as Laura Ashley Mr. Jones, a design by Laura Ashley herself, in Charcoal for contrast in light and dark greys.
Wicker Charcoal Matte Porcelain Wall & Floor Tile
Design by: West Bay Homes
Wicker Charcoal Matte Porcelain Wall & Floor Tile
Design by: West Bay Homes
  • Make a Statement:  Use statement tile for an instant upgrade and new look for the backsplash or bar area in the kitchen. It will help define a space, add personality and give a fresh look without having to completely remodel the entire kitchen. Our favourite statement-making tile is the timeless Laura Ashley Wicker tile in charcoal
Oriental Garden Splashback | Lisette Flint Splashback |Photo by The Tile shop
Photos by The Tile shop
  • Be British: Oversized tempered glass splashbacks, a British must-have, are designed to fit the space between stovetops and cabinetry in the kitchen as well as behind the sink. Choose a floral motif or geometric print from our range of seven splashbacks designed with Laura Ashley’s most iconic and loved prints.  
Mr. Jones Dove Grey Tile | Photo by The Tile shop
Wicker Dove Grey Tile | Design by Bria Hammel Interiors

A leading specialty retailer of natural stone and man-made tiles, The Tile Shop offers exceptional customer service whose knowledgeable staff also offers free design services because everyone deserves the luxury of beautiful design and designer style in their homes. 

Shop These Tiles and Splashbacks

Wicker Charcoal Tile | Mr. Jones Charcoal Tile | Lisette Flint Splashback
Wicker Dove Grey Tile | Mr. Jones Dove Grey Tile | Oriental Garden Splashback

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