Tartan tiles are a celebration of texture and contrasting surface treatments. This wonderful glazed tile for the wall makes an oversized texture inspired by its namesake fabric.

Tartan uses both gloss and matt finishes on each tile to enhance the striped relief. The pattern is built up from layers of gloss and matt finishes combined with stripes of textures in relief. These are rectified wall tiles that allow fitting with a fine grout joint. Because of this the fitted effect is not greatly interrupted by the grout lines.

The background of these wall tiles has a light texture, further adding to the fabric effect. Plain tiles share the same lightly textured ground. These can be useful where the colour is required to continue without the layered pattern.

We love the scale and look of this contemporary tile. The colour options are few but well chosen. Tartan black is particularly useful when used as a neutral. Everything will pop against the dark depths of this option. The Rust is a great pairing with a dusty pink, adding a spice to counter the sugar. Perfect for a shower wall, bar front, or even living space. The overall effect of this series adds interest and texture without being overtly bold.