The Best Tile Brands To Have On Your Radar

From hand-painted to glazed, encaustic to porcelain, there’s plenty of creativity and innovation happening in the tile industry right now – which means it’s never been easier to add colour, pattern and texture to your space. Here are the best names to know – including the places to go bespoke…


Known for creating beautiful bathrooms, Balineum’s tile collection is outstanding. We love the SeriesS range – handmade in Italy, it’s inspired by the seaports of the Mediterranean. With more than 100patterns available, you’ll find field tiles, border tiles and authentic listelli trims – all in a variety of shapes and sizes, allowing you to create bespoke designs to suit your space. 



Otto Tiles & Design is a London-based tile company where rustic meets contemporary. Born and raised in Istanbul, founder and creative director Damla Turgut mixes ancient art and handicraft from her homeland with traditional aesthetics and modern style to create a truly unique collection.



Designed and produced in Cornwall, Decorum Tiles offers a range of hand-painted and patterned kitchen and bathroom tiles. We love the brand’s Cornish take on Delft tiles, which includes local landmarks and wildlife, and the English Garden panel – a 60-tile wall mural perfect for a bathroom. If you want something completely bespoke, the studio’s team of artists will work alongside you to create custom designs suitable for any room, all tailored to your requirements. Each artist has their own style and specialisation, so you can find the perfect painter for your project. 


Marlborough Tiles

A leading tile artisan producer since the 1930s, Marlborough Tiles continues to make elegant hand- painted and richly glazed designs. From floor tiles to wall tiles, for the kitchen and the bathroom, the range is full of subtle, sophisticated colours. We love the collaboration with Sims Hilditch. Each wall tile is painted by hand onto raw glaze using the classic Majolica technique, then individually signed by the artist behind it.


Bert & May

With a raw but refined aesthetic, tile company Bert & May was set up by Lee Thornley in Andalusia in 2004. Four years later, he opened a boutique hotel in Cadiz, showcasing his talent for sourcing reclaimed materials. Everything took on a new life a decade ago when Lee met Juanma – the owner of a small family business specialising in artisan encaustic tiles and traditional handmade
techniques. Since then, Bert & May has evolved into a specialist supplier of handmade artisan tiles.


Ann Sacks

You could easily lose a few hours exploring Ann Sacks’s showroom at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour. With a vibrant American aesthetic, the company scours the globe for the most innovative materials, artisans and designers, and regularly launches collaborations with household interior names such as Kelly Wearstler. Expect high-end tiles in innovative designs and finishes.


Artisans Of Devizes

Artisans of Devizes was founded in the late 80s, with nothing more than a sparse workshop, a handful of craft skills and a passion for natural stone and handmade tiles. Over the decades, it has grown steadily to become one of the UK’s leading stone and tile companies – while remaining true to its core values of quality, craftsmanship, integrity and collaboration. With showrooms in Wiltshire and London, customers can explore an eclectic portfolio of natural and man-made products from
around the world. 



The Claybrook team came together in 2017 to find well-crafted materials which focused on design and quality. With diverse backgrounds ranging from designing theatre sets through to retailing, surface design and conceptual art, they have a common love for clay. Taking raw material and shaping it into something useful and beautiful is what they’re all about – be it handmade terracotta, hard-wearing porcelain or glazed wall tiles. 



Mosaic Factory

Established in 2002, Mosaic Factory manufactures bespoke tiles to cater to small and large projects. With a huge collection of zellige (Moroccan tiles), terrazzo, granito and encaustic tiles in a range of colours and designs – from traditional to modern – be sure to make use of its online tool which allows you to easily view your custom look. For immediate purchase, there’s a large amount of available stock of the brand’s most popular designs – visit the London showroom on Columbia Road to see what’s on offer.


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