Creating feature walls with Stone Effect decor tiles

Stone effect tiles are still our best-selling style of tile here at Rees Tiles. We believe they are extremely popular due to the fact they require very little maintenance, which isn’t the case with natural stone flooring. Porcelain and ceramic tiles are also a preferable choice as they absorb very little water. Low absorbency means they don’t stain and mark like natural stone therefore there is no need to seal and treat them ongoing. All the beauty and look of natural stone without the hassle of maintaining it, just put install them and clean as you would clean any other surface.

A large proportion of tiles now tend to be made from porcelain, a very dense, white bodied clay, denser than traditional red bodied ceramic. Traditional ceramic and white bodied ceramic is just as good as it ever was for the record, just in case you thought we were completely Team Porcelain! Porcelain tiles have increased in popularity as you can use it on both walls and floor. This means you can use the same tile throughout your bathroom and you don’t have to use a separate floor tile which traditionally was square in shape. The design and consistency flows seamlessly, creating an aesthetically pleasing space. Porcelain is also great for areas with high traffic because of its density so is an ideal flooring option for hallways, kitchens and living spaces, in fact you can even use some porcelain tiles outdoors!

Creating feature walls with Stone Effect decor tiles

Feature Tiles

Stone effect tiles come in a range of different designs and colours intended to replicate all the varieties of stone available. As well as being available in a variety of sizes starting for 45x45cm and going right up to 120x120cm, our stone effect tile collections have many feature styles.

Split-face styles such as ‘Centenar’ collection are proving to be very successful with our customers as they can be used in areas that can get wet such as decorative feature walls in bathrooms. Natural stone split-face tiles can’t be used in wet spaces as you can’t grout them, whereas tiles such as the Centenar don’t have any exposed space that water can penetrate and the edges can be grouted.

Creating feature walls with Stone Effect decor tiles

Ribbed textures are another way to keep with stone effect but create an eye-catching element to a room. This texture is present on the décor tiles of collections such as ‘Himalaya’ and ‘Sunset’ in our showrooms. The ribbed effect creates shadows and highlights as well as draws your eye to the design and you can’t help but run your fingers over them when you walk past.

Lastly are tiles such as the ‘Danubio’ collection which have a 3D patterned décor available. Danubio has a standard tile of 32x90cm and a décor tile with an attractive swirl pattern. The decor tiles look stunning, create an amazing feature wall or border and carry the same stone effect as the standard tile.

Creating feature walls with Stone Effect decor tiles


I cannot speak highly enough of Rees Tiles. True professionals with an eye for detail. From initial consultation along with help with choices and designs which fitted perfectly with our vision. This professionalism continued throughout or project, they really did go above and beyond and were available for advice no matter how small at all times! If you are looking for quality both in product and service, then look no further. Honestly, we love them!

Robert Mason, Quite Simply French

The team at Rees Tiles were super. They were really helpful when choosing our tiles for 3 rooms in our refurb.

We felt very confident when chatting to Holly and Steve about our ideas. They provided invaluable advice about all of the types of tiles we wanted. They were very friendly and gave us time to think about our ideas, even allowing us to bring in our kitchen cupboards to match the colours perfectly. Thank you!

Mrs Tillotson, Client

We are really happy with the service we get from Rees Tiles. Steve always responds to emails quickly, with a quick turnaround on quotes and great products supplied.

Sohailia Amini, Wrenman Homes

I have had the pleasure of dealing with the team at Rees Tiles over a number of years and have always found them to be knowledgeable and helpful, an all round first class service.

Harvey Bainbridge, Client

We find our relationship with Rees Tiles very professional and reliable. The fact that we can call to order stocked tiles and receive them to site the following morning is fantastic. It means that no job is held up and the turnaround for the end purchaser is smooth and quick.

Jonathan Willan, Site Manager at Halton Mills Ltd.

Everyday durability and long-term maintenance are important factors when choosing any product, especially for use in a commercial environment. We’ve used many grouts and sealants over the years but found nothing that goes the distance when it comes to deterioration or discolouration.

Carl Johannessen, Jigsaw PFM

Looking for tiles for our bathroom, kitchen and extension floor was made easy by the fantastic displays and huge choice of tiles available at the Rees Tiles and Flooring showroom in Lancaster. Steven and Holly were very obliging, offering us their knowledgeable advice on finishes and grout colours, and also allowed us to take various samples home to try. Rees Tiles is the place to go for a wonderful selection of quality tiles with a helpful, friendly service.

Mrs Richardson-Hogg, Client

When we decided we wanted to update all the en-suites at The Sun Hotel we called into Rees Tiles and Flooring by chance and I am so thrilled we did. From start to finish the service was fantastic and we couldn’t have asked for more. Using Rees Tiles and Flooring made what could have been a stressful time so much easier. I’d be happy to recommend them to anybody who requires tiles.

Helen Henderson, The Sun at Troutbeck Bridge

Patient and Helpful with a Beautiful outcome! We were searching for the perfect shades and textures for the floor and bathrooms in our new home, which we finally found thanks to the expert and friendly team at Rees Tiles and Flooring. From start to finish they were wonderful, delivering tiles and underfloor heating when we needed it so the fixer could keep to the planned timescales. Great service and amazing products.

Mrs Wanless, Client

Steve and the team at Rees Tiles have been great in helping us choose what would work with the kitchen. They were really excited when we said we wanted to use large tiles in the kitchen, and this made us feel even more certain we’d made the right decision.

Mr Bower, Client

The team at Rees Tiles assisted me in matching up colours and explaining which would work best in my home. They worked alongside the people working on my house really well and I didn’t have to be involved which made it really stress-free for me – something which is appreciated when moving to a new house! I’m so pleased with my bathroom and kitchen and am planning on getting some tiles for my hallway soon!

Mrs Carney, Client

We have over the last 3 years totally refurbished our 5-star Silver award B&B. Rees Tiles and Flooring have supplied all the tiles for our bathrooms and kitchen and we cannot praise them highly enough. The tiles are top class quality as is the service received from Steve and his staff. We would not buy tiles in the future from anywhere else and would recommend them to anyone.

Mel Smith, Capernwray House B&B

I would certainly recommend Rees Tiles and Flooring Ltd to anyone. From the minute I walked in I was greeted with a smile and received fantastic service. The team helped me in selecting the tiles for my main bathroom, en-suite and kitchen. Rees Tiles are willing to go that extra step further to make sure the customer is completely satisfied – it’s just a shame I have nothing else I need to tile now!

Mr Keit, Client

My mum has used Rees Tiles for years and it was off her recommendation that we got in touch with Steve and Holly. They listened to what we wanted and understood the look we were trying to achieve. We borrowed samples and by having the tiles at the house we were able to decide what worked best in the space and lighting. I especially like the colours in the mosaic, and everyone always compliments on how eye-catching and effective they look. Thanks for all your help Rees Tiles!

Mrs Shires, Client

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