Allow me to introduce you to these beautiful white marble hexagonal wall tiles from British Ceramic Tile. I’ve just used them in my kitchen and they look incredible. For the last 6 weeks I’ve been undertaking a kitchen makeover, without replacing the kitchen units but pretty much updating everything else. It’s been a mammoth task, and I’ll do a full reveal very soon, but in the meantime I want to show you around a few elements, including these tiles.
The last time we tiled our kitchen was over 13 years ago. I know this because I was pregnant with our first daughter and I remember disappearing to my parents for a while whilst a lot of the work was done. No such luck this time of course and we’ve had to live in the chaos and dust for a while but it’s been worth it. You can see before where we had small mosaics, which I loved at the time, but it was definitely time for a change.
I remember the lovely Karen from Making Spaces sharing an image at one point showcasing hexagonal tiles, and having worked with British Ceramic Tile earlier in the year, I’d seen this image on their website.
It perfectly matched up with a few ideas I had for our own kitchen, and so the seeds of design were sown.
These beautiful white marble hexagonal floor and wall tiles at British Ceramic Tile were exactly what I was looking for, and they were kind enough to send me some to help with the project. In a matt finish, with pale greyish veining, this porcelain tile can be used on either the wall or floor. They’re a good size, much larger than our mosaic as you can see, with dimensions of 175mm x 202mm. At £65 per box, you’ll need one box for every square metre of coverage and it’s worth adding on 10% for breakages too.
So how did they fit? Well, it took the tiling team a little while to get the job done. It was rather fiddly, and I believe slower because of the process to cut the tiles, and to fit them around plug sockets and corners. It also didn’t help that our 120 year old house has the most uneven walls ever, particularly in the kitchen which has really been knocked about over the years. It even had a fireplace in here originally. They did a great job though, so a big shout out to local family tiling company, Marchams whom I found through ratedpeople.com. (Do be careful with this site if you’ve not used it before, whilst I’ve had some successes, I’ve also been ripped off too – check out your tradespeople carefully.)
So as you can see below, the finished result is pretty awesome. I’ve spent all week painting the room (but more about that in a later post) and it’s finally finished so I can give you a sneak peek with the tiling. Welcome to my new hexagonal wall tiles!
I put a post up on Instagram the other day just giving a little intro to the tiles and it got lots of comments and love, so I’m pretty sure that hexagonal wall tiles like this are only going to grow in popularity. They’re neutral enough to work with lots of different decor styles but make enough of a statement to need little other adornment. I’ve helped highlight them using a mid intensity grey paint which I do think is an improvement on some of the other colours I was trying out.
They take a little longer to paint around of course, but you’re only going to to it every few years so no big deal really (just make sure you have a good brush!).
They make quite the statement don’t they? And once you see the full kitchen reveal I think you’ll appreciate how they work with other features in the room. I can’t tell you how pleased I am with the end result, it’s way beyond what I was hoping for.
So if you want to find out more about hexagonal wall tiles, check out the website HERE. You can order samples and get free delivery too with British Ceramic Tiles. Just make sure you get yourself a decent tiler who knows what they’re doing so you can achieve the look you want and need.
What do you think? Do you fancy putting tiles like this in your home? Do you have interesting tiles in the kitchen? I’d love to know so drop me a comment below.
All images copyright Jen Stanbrook
Tiles were provided for free by British Ceramic Tile but as you can tell, I know and like their products so would have bought them anyway. I only work and feature brands I know and trust. Thank you for supporting the brands that make the blog possible.