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Flat or bevelled metro tiles??!

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BasinHaircut Tue 10-May-16 22:40:44

I can't decide!

i can't help but think the bevelled ones are a bit too much, but then I'm not sure.

I like the thought of flat ones because I quite like plain, but then will it look boring?

I'm rambling sorry, but I'm v tired and confused about tiles!confused

ilovevenice Wed 11-May-16 00:17:23

I definitely prefer flat - the bevelled ones are a bit pub toilet for me! We've used the Walls and Floors white chapel brick gloss tiles with Mapei moon white grout and they look great (if I say so myself!) smile

ChablisTyrant Wed 11-May-16 00:24:25

Flat. Bevelled outdated now.

BasinHaircut Wed 11-May-16 08:33:31

Ohh ilove I was looking at the walls and floors website last night, are they good then?

BasinHaircut Wed 11-May-16 08:34:18

Yes exactly, I thought bevelled would look a bit dated and also wrong for some reason and I think it's the public toilet look you are right!

SquinkiesRule Wed 11-May-16 09:54:33

Crap, back to the shop for me. Dh and I had beveled cream ones picked out. Good job he hadn't bought them.

wowfudge Wed 11-May-16 10:12:26

I disagree, but then I live in an old house which still has some of the original bevelled metro style tiles...

BasinHaircut Wed 11-May-16 10:43:32

wow I think if something is original then the term 'dated' doesn't apply!

Original features are another thing entirely you lucky thing!

ancientandmodern Wed 11-May-16 10:52:32

Builder told us to avoid bevelled metro tiles as difficult to get good fit at corners - could be laziness/incompetence, but...

FemaleDilbert Wed 11-May-16 10:55:59

Bevelled are a pain in the arse to dust!

Outnumb3red Wed 11-May-16 10:57:27

We have bevelled metro tiles. White with light grey grout against solid oak worktop and they look fab imo

UnityBlottisaTosser Wed 11-May-16 10:58:35

I went for flat with an uneven surface, but that was just personal preference. My DB lives in an Edwardian house and has bevelled metro tiles in dark green and it looks amazing, but I don't live in an old house and wasn't doing a traditional bathroom so bevelled didn't appeal to me.

DataColour Wed 11-May-16 10:58:43

I have the same as Outnumb3red. They look fab.

I have never dusted them hmm

lalalonglegs Wed 11-May-16 11:35:01

I prefer flat but have found that bevelled seem to come in more colours.

BasinHaircut Wed 11-May-16 13:45:01

I only want white. I'm thinking of the cleaning of bevelled too. Especially as they will be over the hob. Plain/flat seems more sensible too no?

Outnumb3red Wed 11-May-16 14:07:03

I've had flat tiles before my bevelled ones and can't say I've noticed a discernible difference in the cleaning of them.

wowfudge Wed 11-May-16 15:05:54

I once had matt white metro tiles with a bevelled edge in a kitchen - a lot less in your face than the gloss ones.

DustOffYourHighestHopes Wed 11-May-16 15:25:52

Matt and flat!

BasinHaircut Wed 11-May-16 15:28:48

Ohh I've just ordered gloss white!

Did wonder about Matt but thought they might also be harder to clean??

WanderingTrolley1 Wed 11-May-16 15:42:03


GreenMarkerPen Wed 11-May-16 15:45:40

if you do it yourself flat.
if you pay someone and like the look the other ones

moonandforward Wed 11-May-16 17:06:27

Flat, crackle glaze are lovely.

SliceOfLime Wed 11-May-16 17:11:12

Matt and flat here too! Walls and floors Rhian tiles come in flat and Matt, they're longer than most metro tiles 300x100 mm and I love them!

ilovevenice Thu 12-May-16 10:08:42

Sorry - forgot to check back. I found Walls and Floors were great. V speedy delivery, good value and helpful on the phone if needed. Post a photo when you're done!

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