Beautiful but extortionate tiles, do you know any alternatives?

(16 Posts)
TerrysNo2 Thu 18-Jul-13 14:07:05

We are in the process of buying a 1930s house (fingers crossed). We would like a beautifully tiled hallway and have seen these tiles (Romanesque at the bottom with the dog in the photo) but just had a quote of £4k shock for a space of 8 x 2.5 metres (just for the tiles, fitting would be on top)

If anyone knows of anything similar but cheaper please post here.

Thanks! smile

FayeKorgasm Thu 18-Jul-13 14:18:49

I haven't done the maths, so dont know if they are cheaper,but these from fired earth are nice.

http://www.firedearth.com/catalogsearch/result/index/?q=patterned+floor+tiles&tile_material=47

Or these

http://www.cesolencaustic.com/?_escaped_fragment_=tegels-and-arte

I've just chosen my new flooring for a renovation and extension at home and loved it! Just got to get through the build now

Have fun!

FayeKorgasm Thu 18-Jul-13 14:19:34

I'm on my phone so don't know if the links work. hmm

MummytoMog Thu 18-Jul-13 14:22:29

That sounds about right for encaustic tiles, sorry. You can get digitally printed tiles which are cheaper, but not nearly as beautiful. Or you could see if you could find reclaimed tiles in a yard, but quality would be variable and it might be difficult to find 20m2...

TerrysNo2 Thu 18-Jul-13 14:32:55

I've not heard of encaustic tiles before, I just thought they were pretty grin

So now we have to talk about priorities!

MummytoMog Thu 18-Jul-13 14:35:00

Fired Earth are beautiful, but will be about the same. SO BEAUTIFUL.

MrsFlorrick Thu 18-Jul-13 15:35:59

I was going to suggest mandarin Stone as they do some almost identical. Until I saw the price. They come out at almost £2k more than your ones.

Sorry not sure I can help much. Fired Earth do similar. I will go away and look at price.

BoBoo Thu 18-Jul-13 15:44:32

Where are you? There are some good alternatives in London. Emerie et Cie are beautiful, although I find the site difficult to navigate. Or there is this place in Camden, which came out as significantly cheaper than Fired Earth when we were looking. They have designs in stock and bespoke designs so you can choose the colours.

i would also say fired earth but they are very expensive. even if you get them on sale.

spotty26 Thu 18-Jul-13 15:54:29

What about getting the original ones reclaimed? There is company called reclaimedtilecompany.com and they have a beautiful selection, but again, they may work out as expensive in the end.

alhambrahome.co.uk/pages/encaustic-tiles say prices start at £99/m2.

TerrysNo2 Thu 18-Jul-13 19:03:07

thanks everyone, will look at all these smile

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MummytoMog Tue 30-Jul-13 21:44:33

Hey, I'm reading Real Homes and there's an ad in it for a place called Tons of Tiles, where the Victorian looking tiles seem to be cheaper, around £30 a metre. Maybe worth a look?

Brugmansia Tue 30-Jul-13 23:15:46

I've been looking a bit for reasonably priced encaustic tiles. This place and go be a bit better value, particularly for the ones in stock.
www.cement-tiles.com/index.html

sofinuska Tue 04-Feb-14 16:30:39

would also recommend the one in Camden. Like boboo says, significantly cheaper than fired earth and cant see any difference in quality. They have stock tiles and also do bespoke i think www.encaustic-tiles.co.uk

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