At The Colour House, bespoke homes and craftsmanship are at the heart of our hub, which is why we’re so in love with Encaustic tiles and the variety they bring in terms of elegant style. Thanks to their colourful and eye-catching designs, the possibilities are endless when it comes to this traditional look. But first, let’s explore how they are made and why they’re so great for the planet, here’s more.

What are encaustic tiles?

Encaustic tiles are actually ceramic and feature a coloured pattern made out of clay. They also date back as far as the sixteenth century and are still as popular today thanks to their environmentally friendly production process. They are perfect for making a statement whilst keeping a sense of tradition that radiates quality. Use our tiles anywhere in your home, indoors or outside, read on for some timeless ideas.

Encaustic tile splashback

Tile splashbacks have long been a practical solution for kitchens over the decades. Offering many versatile options, Encaustic tiles are time-tested and importantly, very durable too. Not only that, but you can also achieve a unique look, depending on what tile you use. We love the idea of Valdes (A) with a teal shaker kitchen for a traditional look with a twist.

Vivid stair treads that pop

Upon entering most homes, we are met with the stairs, so why not have some fun with these? Steps are a great opportunity to showcase your taste and greet guests with some style. Thanks to their non-slip surface, Encaustic tiles work well for high-traffic areas like this. El Chato will add some charm to the treads without looking too busy and help the rest of your decor stand out.

A decorative patio area

Encaustic tiles create a decorative look we’d instinctively use in the home, but increasingly we’re seeing more pattern outside for gardens with colour and flair. An extension of your home, patios and courtyards are effectively another room. You should look into tiles with care, making sure they’re ok for outdoors; UV-resistance is in the name with our Rayes design.

Non-slip bathroom tiles

Long energising kitchens and hallways, Encaustic tiles will make the most of a bathroom too. Creating non-slip vintage-style floors and colourful walls, you’re sure to put a spin on your chosen design. We can’t get enough of the Hex Tiles range by London Encaustic – a collaboration with the very talented Anna Hayman. Our favourites designs are Zeta Lagoon, Zeta off White and Zeta Pineapple for an art deco feel.

A classic front garden path

Geometric tiles were a huge trend in many Georgian and Victorian properties. They were also a symbol of social standing, incredibly hard-wearing and today, can still be found in many period homes. For that great first impression, Encaustic tiles can create an elegant doorstep or path. Get the look with our Monotone tiles, and a freshly glossed door – black and white will always be classic.

Whatever your taste, these diverse tiles are sure to create a beautiful, bespoke home. Keeping traditional methods alive, we work in collaboration with London Encaustic to provide handmade bespoke tiles that are made to order as part of our design service. Creating your own encaustic tiles for indoors or out. Thank you for reading.