Top tips for using black tiles

Here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s leading tiling experts. As a result, we always keep our finger on the pulse of tiling trends and tips. When it comes to tiling colour schemes, there are many changes to what is popular, and what is not. If you are renovating or redecorating a property, its important to avoid these fast paced trends, and simply target the timeless classics. After all, unless you’re a DIY lover and plan to redecorate every year, trends quickly become unfashionable. However, one tiling colour scheme that is here to stay, is monochrome. As a result, we have produced these top tips for using black tiles.

Top tips for using black tiles

Black tiles can be a stunning addition to any room. From the bathroom, to the kitchen, black tiles can add a dramatic, stylish feature, and really transform your space. But there are some considerations to bear in mind. These include:

  • the finish- glossy black tiles will have a different effect to mat black tiles.
  • the tiling layout

The finish

Using some black tiles can leave your room feeling a little dark and drab, and this puts off many homeowners and landlords. Matt tiles are the main culprit for this, because they do not reflect the light.

However, if you opt instead for high gloss black tiles, you can expect light to be reflected around your room, creating a lighter, brighter effect. In fact, reflective and glossy black tiles can make your room sparkle.


Many people think using black tiles makes your room look boring. However, we feel that tiling layouts can be used to great effect with black tiles, especially for wall tiles.

The herringbone tiling pattern is a great layout to use with glossy black tiles. Especially when this is coupled with the right lighting and the right grouting colour.

Subway tiles in a brick-bond layout, in glossy black, are perfect for the kitchen back-splash. This is very effective, especially when the rest of the kitchen is in white. As a result, your eye will be drawn to the back-splash, which makes it a fantastic feature wall.

Why not take a look at our range of black tiles today, online or in store, here at Tiles 2 Go in Preston?