bathroom wall tiles

Creating a feature wall, splashback or shower with wall tiles

With floor and wall tiles available in so many colours and designs, you can add your own unique style to your bathroom with stunning results.

In this article we provide inspiration for using wall tiles for appealing feature walls, spacious walk-in shower enclosures and eye-catching splashbacks.

Using wall tiles for your walk-in shower

Wall tiles can be used to create an inviting walk-in shower feature. Our Original Style mosaic tiles are available in a diverse combination of colours, materials and designs which can be used to achieve many different looks. For example, you could create a serene, spa-inspired walk-in shower using shimmering glass mosaic tiles in a dreamy palette of restful shades with pearly lustre glazes. Alternatively, opt for a more rustic look with slate-style mosaic wall tiles for a fantastic organic shower experience. Or how about a matt white or metallic mosaic tile for a chic and modern, almost space-aged, look?

Small mosaic wall tiles are at one end of the scale, but you could go to the other extreme and select large scale tiles for your walk in shower. Expansive large format tiles will give a clean and contemporary look to your bathroom – choose stone-effect rectified porcelain wall tiles, which resemble slate, marble or travertine, for an effortless yet deluxe finish to your shower. Dark grey tiles and pale matt neutrals are also very popular at the moment, and look sleek, elegant and modern when paired with pristine glass shower panels, sparkling white bathroom suites and chrome taps and fixtures. 

Splashbacks and feature wall tiles

As with showers, you can also use wall tiles to create a striking feature wall behind a statement bath or a stunning splashback behind a sink, or pair of sinks. Not only will tiles protect from water splashes but they will also work as a visual tool to highlight a beautifully opulent freestanding bath tub or make a stylish sink area into more of a focal point in your bathroom. Again, this is really down to your personal style but we recommend choosing wall tiles which contrast enough with your other three walls to ensure that they stand out – for example, we offer glass tiles in an array of vivid brights which will really ‘pop’ against a mainly white or neutral backdrop.

Tilemates: floor and wall tiles for every home and project

With five showrooms in South East England – located in Brighton, Crayford, Petts Wood, Tunbridge Wells and Welling – Tilemates offers customers a variety of tiling solutions to suit all homes and interior styles, from traditional to contemporary.

From our showrooms we supply a broad range of ceramic, glass and porcelain floor and wall tiles in a spectrum of colours, from neutral to vivid, as well as many different patterns, textures and surface finishes. We also sell quality tile accessories, tools, grouts, adhesives and underfloor heating kits for a professional installation.  In addition to our tile ranges, we also supply vinyl flooring by renowned manufacturers, Karndean and Amtico.

To find out more about our ranges of floor and wall tiles, please speak to a member of the Tilemates team at your nearest showroom or alternatively call our Chessington Head Office on 020 8397 6284.

  • The Guild
  • TTA
  • Brighton

    Tel: 01273 412000

  • Crayford

    Tel: 01322 555453

  • Petts Wood

    Tel: 01689 878667

  • Tunbridge Wells

    Tel: 01892 514004

  • Welling

    Tel: 020 8303 4023

  • Head Office

    Tel: 020 8397 6284