Modern tile production
Known as ‘encaustic’ tiling, today’s wall tiles are still hand-crafted by skilled artisans using traditional moulds and frames. A mix of natural marble
powder, coloured pigments and cement is used to hand fill a complex pattern mould. Then, a final backing layer of sand and cement is added before
firing takes place. Indigenous wall tiles measure 200 x 200mm and are carefully treated with a protective sealant pre-finish to create an easy-care
Wall tiles and interior design
Geometric-inspired patterns are very on-trend and can be used as a backdrop to enhance a style, or on a feature wall to capture attention. The addition
of patterned tiles to an otherwise neutral space can also add extra interest – and they’re also popular in spaces that you wouldn’t normally tile,
like the bedroom.
Colourful highlights of the Indigenous collection
- The Black Tulip encaustic follows an intricate design with artistic representations
of tulip flowers set against a light grey background. The interlinking of this pattern creates a visually stunning effect.
- Fes is a strong hexagonal pattern in blue, grey and black, which suggests Islamic
influences. Once installed, the final visual effect is stunning and this tile is very popular with interior designers.
- Inspired by the childhood toy, the Kaleidoscope pattern captures the feel
of changing patterns and reflections. Using a combination of pastel blue, grey and white, this design has its own vintage charm – with a hint of
Moroccan influence – and would enhance both contemporary and traditional spaces.
- Labyrinth displays a simple and stylish interlocking white pattern against a light grey background. This design has a modern vibe and would be an
elegant way to bring some pattern into a contemporary setting.
- Taking a minimalist approach, Medina replicates a simple diamond pattern in grey
and white. Its strong lines create a clean, uncluttered design and the overall effect is striking.
- Patchwork Multicolour combines numerous patterns and colours, and is indeed a patchwork. Far from being cluttered, the final look is amazing. This
bold design is a particular favourite amongst interior designers.
- A vintage pattern with strong Moorish influences, Zaragoza is an intricate design in black, grey and white. Full of exquisite detail, this is a most attractive tile.