METRO TILES & FINISHING PIECES 150 x 75mm (6 x 3”) / 75 x 75mm (3 x 3”)
Still popular in today’s contemporary living spaces, bevelled tiles like these have been used in the Paris Metro since 1903.
They typify its iconic Art Nouveau style.
The Finishing Piece or corner can be used as part of a design and also to ensure
neat edges and minimal cutting.
Although inspiration for our decorative tiles can be traced back to art and architecture from the past, the designs, patterns and colours still look fresh and distinctive for 21st century interiors. You can recreate classic styles or give tradition a twist for a contemporary look.
Called a ‘subway tile’ in America as tiles
this shape appeared in New York City’s subterranean train stations in the early 1900s – and it has to be said, they have graced our own London underground stations for just as long.
This is a new introduction for Artworks, available in nine gloss colours. The brick is a popular shape for the same reason as the half tile – it works in different layouts. Laid
horizontally it can make a room feel wider, placed vertically it makes a wall appear higher, whilst the herringbone
pattern is a real classic.
Skirting boards were originally made from wood and hid the messy bottom edge of plastered walls, also protecting them from damage from heavy foot traffic and brooms. Our skirtings are more decorative than functional, adding an attractive transition
from wall to floor surface.
This influential movement began in Britain around 1880, with artists, designers and architects pioneering new approaches in a reaction against mass industrialisation. Traditional and handmade crafts were embraced, and medieval styles revived. Two of the key figures were William Morris and John Ruskin.