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26th Apr 2022

The right choice of splashback can put the perfect finishing touch to your kitchen, lifting your spirits every time that you see it. Of course, they serve a practical function to protect the walls behind the sink and hob from damage, but they can also provide a stylish focal point for the room....

14th Apr 2022

Fitting an entirely new kitchen is a big job. Not only does it cost a lot of money but it is quite disruptive, to say the least. That’s why it might be worth considering a couple of upgrades for your cooking and dining space instead of a major home improvement project. One of the...

14th Mar 2022

Interior design trends come and go, and bathrooms are no different. While some trends can improve your space for the better, some trends you may want to think twice about before giving your bathroom a makeover this year One example is the trend to remove bathtubs in favour of spacious...

14th Mar 2022

When freshly laid, bathroom tiles will look great! But the grout that holds them together is typically a light colour, as well as being porous, which can mean it can be easily damaged by water, which can be problematic seeing as there can be a lot of water-based activities in the bathroom....

26th Feb 2022

We would all love an expansive kitchen with acres of space to cook, eat, and entertain, but if you’re stuck with a small kitchen, then there are lots you can do to maximise the space you have and make use of tiles to make the kitchen appear more spacious. Whether it’s the...

14th Feb 2022

Anyone keen on installing Italian porcelain tiles will have good reasons to do so. Not only are they stylish, elegant and durable; they are also the inheritors of a long tradition that dates back to the Middle Ages. However, while many of the styles that emerged in that time reflected the...

10th Feb 2022

When fitting the tiles one major consideration is the grout and sealant placed around them that is used to keep your mosaic effect tiles on the wall or floor. The only issue with them is that they can be more difficult to clean than the tiles themselves, which can be frustrating when...

15th Jan 2022

White minimal bathrooms have been the accepted, if tired, norm for an age, but the trends for 2022 all point to a sudden injection of colour, as retro trends are making a serious comeback in modern bathroom designs, as homeowners incorporate pops of colour and patterned surfaces. If...

10th Dec 2021

Bathrooms are often designed with function rather than form in mind, which sometimes means that they can be small, or a particularly odd shape as they need to fit around existing water pipes and plumbing. However, they are also a great opportunity to experiment and express your interior design...

29th Nov 2021

Tiles are built to last. Whether marble-effect, stone or mosaic effect tiles, tiles are made from exceptionally strong materials and can last an incredibly long time when taken care of and installed properly. Whilst some of the oldest tiled surfaces in history such as the Madaba...

16th Nov 2021

A beautiful bathroom is a guaranteed way to make an impression if you decide to put your house on the market. Good quality Italian polished porcelain tiles will look stylish in any size and shape of room, for example. There are also some other features that are a big hit with potential buyers,...

5th Nov 2021

One of the big appeals of using tiles in the home is that they combine a unique aesthetic beauty with important functionality, and few designs have embodied that more than the mosaic effect tile. A sheet of smaller tiles assembled on a transparent array, mosaic effect tiles are a practical...

15th Oct 2021

A materials researcher has found a way to reuse waste products from the fishing industry by converting fish scales into a new biodegradable material suitable to make marble and mosaic effect tiles. With each tile being 99.5 per cent comprised of fish scales, Scalite is made from the...

17th Sep 2021

We all know Dulux paint and the brand’s scampish sheepdog, but did you know that Dulux release a Colour of the Year? And the 2022 result is in! So when you’re looking for interior design inspiration, from your coffee table to your bathroom mosaic tiles, take note of the 2022 colour...

2nd Sep 2021

Not so many years ago, choosing bathroom tiles was easy: large squares in white, or a subtle variant of that shade. Nowadays, clinical white bathrooms with strictly neutral palettes are far from the only option. There is an ever-expanding range of colours, textures, patterns, and shapes of tile...

8th Aug 2021

Laying Italian porcelain tiles onto your kitchen walls or floor is not as difficult nor as complex as it may first appear. Whilst DIY tiling is a big project, and many elements can go wrong if you fail to prepare, it is also a project that can be undertaken by handypeople who are happy to...

30th Jul 2021

As we have all recently spent a lot more time in our homes, it has become more important than ever to maximise the connection with the outdoors. Natural light and a feeling of being close to nature has proven benefits for our mental wellbeing. Here are some tips to enhance the link between your...

6th Jul 2021

Many of us opt for tiles in our kitchens and bathrooms, and whether you have porcelain squares or elaborate mosaic effect tiles, they look incredible and last a long time. However, because they are often made up of a lot of smaller tiles, there are plenty of places for dirt, damp and...

22nd Jun 2021

Tiles are having a trending moment thanks to the ever-changing designs, and these highly decorative materials have stepped out from being simply the background of kitchens and bathrooms, and are being used throughout the home. Tiling is an ideal way to improve areas such as...

14th Jun 2021

More and more bathroom designs are eschewing the unfussy plain tiles look and embracing striking patterned tiling instead. Tiling can be as attractive as it is functional, as much as decorative wallpaper can be, with designers selecting patterned tiles for floors, showers, backsplashes to add...

31st May 2021

When it comes to home design, there are many different approaches people like to take. Some will opt for something traditional and grand, others colourful and funky. A further approach may be to look for something exotic and a bit different. The truth is, everyone has different tastes and...

20th May 2021

Bathrooms are often small spaces with a number of essential fixtures and fittings, which can make design and layout a real challenge. However, you needn’t compromise on style to achieve a functional room which also feels bright and airy. Here are some tips to make the most of the available...

20th Apr 2021

A small living room needs careful planning, or the result can be an interior which feels overly cluttered with a mish mash of furniture. It is important to maximise the sense of space and keep your living room a comfortable and inviting place to be. So how do you decide exactly what...

12th Apr 2021

2021 is proving to be a really exciting year for bathroom tile design, as the Homes and Gardens website explains. The focus is shifting away from the bath and washbasin which have dominated the past few years, and is moving towards the colours, patterns, and textures that can be created with...

11th Mar 2021

It is spring cleaning season, which means it is the ideal time to give a deep clean to our home. Bathrooms, in particular, need a deep clean as well as regular cleaning to avoid the build-up of grime and soap-scum both on your mosaic effect tiles and in the grout between...

24th Feb 2021

We have all had to sacrifice our social lives during the lockdown, and many people, in place of being able to meet friends in pubs and bars channelled their energies into DIY mixology and Zoom cocktail hours with friends, sipping on Old Fashioneds, Boulevardiers and our own gin cocktails. ...

19th Feb 2021

At Total Look Design, our commitment is to bringing you the very best products from around the world to make every room in your home look superb. It is for that reason that Italian porcelain tiles feature so prominently in our range. Italy’s porcelain industry has a rich history...

11th Feb 2021

The original location of a Roman mosaic depicting the 12 Labours of Hercules was discovered under the streets of Cartama, Malaga, over 150 years after first being mentioned by archaeologists. The location was discovered after surveys found a part of the mosaic that had not been previously...

27th Jan 2021

After the last year we’ve all had, one thing we can all benefit from is a little more self-care and relaxation in our lives, and there’s no better room for that than the bathroom. However, no one can truly relax in a shabby and out-of-date bathroom, so why not use it as the...

28th Dec 2020

Tiles have been used to create large scale decorations since Ancient Rome, with some of the most beautiful and enduring works of art in history being in the form of mosaics and mosaic effect tiles. This tradition has long continued for the same reason that we have tiles in our kitchens and...

14th Dec 2020

Whether part of a shower wall, kitchen floor or across the home, Italian porcelain tiles are a popular choice due to their sparkling finish, durability and ease to clean. Taken care of effectively, tiled floors last longer than any other floor surface. Roman mosaic floors have even been found...

20th Nov 2020

When we add tiles to a kitchen or bathroom space, it provides a particular effect to the room and changes its perception. By taking advantage of how we look at tiles we can help to expand a small shower or kitchenette into a larger-looking space, or make a larger bathroom feel more...

16th Nov 2020

More of us than ever are focusing on revamping our homes during the lockdowns as a result of the pandemic. Spending more time at home means you’ve got the opportunity to work out what you really want from your property and the different spaces you use every day. Kitchens are...

12th Nov 2020

When it comes to interior design, but especially bathrooms and kitchens, texture has a major effect. Whilst colour, patterns and designs can affect how big a room feels, the texture may have one of the largest effects, drawing the eye towards certain accent walls and features....

12th Nov 2020

Biophilia has been a huge interiors trend for a while now, no doubt driven in large part by the global pandemic and the fact that we’ve all been craving nature while stuck at home for months on end. This has become especially important for people who have little to no outdoor space to...

19th Oct 2020

Quality Tiles ‘Worth The Budget’ In Kitchen Revamps by Ravid Autmazguin When you’re planning to revamp your kitchen, it can be easy to get carried away with spending on your new cabinets, work surfaces and appliances. While all of these are important elements, one...

7th Jul 2020

6 Ways COVID-19 Will Change Kitchen Design by David Eley Without a doubt, all our futures will be different in a post-coronavirus reality. Whether it’s how and where we work, how we travel and commute, and even how we socialise (distant) with others, It is, of course,...

30th Jun 2020

Small Bathroom Ideas To Make Space Look Bigger by David Eley While we’ve all been spending more time at home, so many of us have been looking at creative ways to make our spaces feel roomier. This particularly rings true when it comes to small bathrooms. For those who...

22nd Jun 2020

Gorgeous Pink Bathroom Ideas by David Eley For those with their fingers on the pulse of what’s hot and what’s not, it won’t have escaped their notice that the age of the clinical white bathroom is over. While many colours are certainly on-trend, pink is having its...

3rd Jun 2020

85% Of People Have Done Home Improvements During Lockdown! by David Eley When you think about it, it seems inevitable that the more time we spend at home, the more DIY and renovation work we think about doing - and lockdown has certainly meant that we’re now spending...

20th May 2020

Transform Your Home With These Simple DIY Projects by David Eley Many people are tackling decorative DIY projects during the coronavirus lockdown. The stay at home order has created an army of DIY enthusiasts, ready to transform their homes. Self-isolating has given a...

7th May 2020

How To Avoid A Lockdown DIY Disaster by David Eley The coronavirus lockdown has meant that many people are taking to tackling DIY tasks around the home, maybe for essential jobs, or maybe just to give the house a new look while quarantined. However, with the NHS...

8th Apr 2020

Isolation ‘Could Lead To DIY Boom’ by Ravid Autmazguin Being forced to stay at home and not go anywhere is a new and unusual concept for everyone at the moment, which is why many people are already looking for things to fill their time – including home renovation...

24th Mar 2020

How Can I Use Mosaic Tiles? by Ravid Autmazguin Mosaic tiles are so versatile, and are a simple way to add a touch of luxury and ‘wow’ factor to any tiled area, no matter whether it’s functional, or a work of art!  Feature walls: Create a stunning statement on...

24th Mar 2020

How To Use Tiles To Create The Illusion Of Space In Small Bathrooms by Ravid Autmazguin If you only have a small bathroom, the challenge can often be how you can make it feel more spacious and a little more luxurious. Luckily, there are some great tricks you can use...

9th Mar 2020

Bathroom ‘Most Popular Home Upgrade’ by Ravid Autmazguin Britain is a nation of DIY fans, with many homeowners regularly updating their properties to keep their houses looking on trend. This could include fitting new fireplaces, landscaping the garden, or even...

11th Feb 2020

Using Sustainable Paints by Ravid Autmazguin Once you have got the kitchen tiles sorted for your Kent home you will want to get on with completing the paint work on the rest of the kitchen. With conscious and sustainable consumption buzzwords for 2020 for everything...

5th Feb 2020

Best Splashbacks For Kitchens by Ravid Autmazguin When you are looking for the best splashbacks for your kitchen in Essex, consider everything from tiles through to glass. Splashbacks are used in kitchen on any part of the wall that could get splattered. They are most...

22nd Jan 2020

Bathroom Design Trends for 2020 by Ravid Autmazguin It might not be the heart of your home, or the centre of entertaining like the kitchen or dining room, but the bathroom is still a very important room in the house. We visit this room several times a day, so it should...

30th Dec 2019

Pinterest Trends for 2020 by Ravid Autmazguin If you are looking for inspiration for your mosaic effect wall tiles refurb this New Year, then consider some of the Pinterest trends. The social media site has released its predictions of trends in 2020, as it does every...

18th Dec 2019

Best Colours For 2020 by Ravid Autmazguin If you are already looking forward to choosing the best bathroom tiles Kent has to offer in the New Year, then you will be thinking about interior design trends. Colour is of course an important design trend to factor in when...

14th Nov 2019

Quarter Of Homeowners Spend Six Months Redecorating New Home by Ravid Autmazguin Whether you have bought a newbuild house or a period property, making a new pad feel like home is important for many homebuyers. So much so that a quarter spend more than six months...

18th Sep 2019

How To Use Cork In Interior Design by Ravid Autmazguin There’s an increasing desire for homeowners all over the UK - and, indeed, the world - to be more eco-friendly and sustainable in their approach to interior design and home improvements… and luckily, there are...

10th Sep 2019

Decorate To Create A Calm Space by Ravid Autmazguin Whether you’re planning to revamp your bathroom, replace your kitchen or just give your living room an overhaul, it pays to think about what you can do to make your home a more calm and relaxing place. A recent...

10th Sep 2019

How To Make Your Bathroom Your Favourite Space by Ravid Autmazguin Redesigning a bathroom can be tricky. It’s not as simple as picking out a new paint colour or different tiles. There are fixtures and fittings to consider, not to mention lighting. Country Living...

5th Aug 2019

How Do You Clean Grout? by Ravid Autmazguin It’s all well and good choosing beautiful Italian polished porcelain wall tiles for your bathroom, but they’ll only stay beautiful if you look after them and clean them properly. While the tiles themselves will wipe clean...

2nd Aug 2019

How To Introduce Warm Colours To Your Bathroom by Ravid Autmazguin If you’re planning to redesign your bathroom, you’re probably going to be including white as one of the colours. You may even be keeping the majority of your space to white and grey tones to keep it...

15th Jul 2019

How To Make Your Kitchen Eco Friendly by Ravid Autmazguin As you’re making decisions regarding new kitchen tiles for your Middlesex home, it might be a good idea to start thinking about how you could make this part of the house more eco-friendly at the same time. It...

8th Jul 2019

A Guide To Modular Kitchen Design by Ravid Autmazguin If you’re thinking that it’s time to redesign your kitchen you might want to look at the options for a modular kitchen in your home. Architectural Digest recently explained why this kind of kitchen design is such...

28th Jun 2019

10% Of Women Saving To Redecorate by Ravid Autmazguin Many women clearly find having a well-decorated home very important to them, as ten per cent of females are currently saving up for home improvement projects, from installing a new kitchen to fitting new bathroom...

17th Jun 2019

How To Add Smart Tech To Your Bathroom by Ravid Autmazguin Regardless of style and design, especially when it comes to bathroom tiles, we’ve been designing our bathrooms in our London homes in the same way for a few decades now. However, in more recent years, the...

31st May 2019

Which Tile Is Best For Your Interior Project? by Ravid Autmazguin Before you get stuck into a home renovation project, you could be forgiven for thinking that all tiles are created equal. Of course this is far from true. In fact, there are many more types of tiles than...

23rd May 2019

How To Create A ‘Bathroom Selfie Spot’ For Easy Social Marketing by Ravid Autmazguin When you’re looking to buy bathroom tiles for a newly refurbished pub in London, there are a couple of things that will be on your mind - price for one no doubt, but also the...

16th Apr 2019

TV Host Favours Simple White Kitchen Tiles by Ravid Autmazguin These days, there is a huge range of Italian polished porcelain tiles to choose from, including ones with mosaic designs or geometric patterns. However, one celebrity has shunned the elaborate designs of...

10th Apr 2019

Brits Save For Ten Years To Afford Forever Home by Ravid Autmazguin Homeowners who are already on the property ladder still have to save for several years to be able to make the final step, with Brits typically putting money aside for a decade before their ultimate...

8th Apr 2019

Classic Kitchen Design ‘Always On Trend’ by Ravid Autmazguin When you’re thinking of revamping any part of your home, it can be easy to get caught up in the latest home decor trends. From different colours to new materials, it’s not hard to get carried away with...

2nd Apr 2019

Top Design Trends For 2019 by Ravid Autmazguin If you’re planning a home renovation project this year, you might want to check out some of the top design trends for the year ahead, although chances are that you’ll already have stumbled across a couple of them given...

14th Mar 2019

Tiles ‘Allow You To Personalise A Space’ by Ravid Autmazguin When it comes to bathrooms and kitchens, tiles are something of a staple design choice. They’re well known for being highly durable, as well as waterproof, which makes them ideal for floors and walls in...

12th Mar 2019

Top Tips To Make A Small Bathroom A Relaxing Space by Ravid Autmazguin We know what it’s like when you only have a small bathroom. It can be hard to keep the clutter from creeping in and turning your space into a bit of a mess. Despite your good intentions, it can be...

7th Mar 2019

Use Tiles To Make Small Bathrooms Look Bigger by Ravid Autmazguin Living in a small house or flat presents a number of challenges for homeowners, from not being able to store everything to feeling cramped and claustrophobic. Those who have a small bathroom do not have...

22nd Feb 2019

How To Inject Some Colour Into An All-White Kitchen by Ravid Autmazguin If you have just moved house, you might not have the finances to renovate or redecorate the kitchen. However, this doesn’t mean you have to put up with a boring interior design for years on end,...

30th Jan 2019

3 Smart Tech Ideas For Your New Bathroom by Ravid Autmazguin It’s all about smart technology these days when it comes to creating your dream home and, thanks to the Internet of Things, you can really transform spaces so that they don’t just look beautiful but so...

22nd Jan 2019

Would You Use Dulux’s Love Palette In Your Kitchen? by Ravid Autmazguin Dulux has released its Colour Futures report for 2019, which has set out four different colour palettes that can be used to induce different moods and emotions.  It ranges from the Dream palette...

11th Jan 2019

Bathroom Trends To Adopt In 2019 by Ravid Autmazguin The start of a new year is an opportunity to think about changes you would like to make to your house – and many people feel more inspired and creative in January than any other time of the year. That is why 2019...

12th Dec 2018

Half Of Brits Undergoing Home Improvement Projects Before Christmas Day by Ravid Autmazguin Christmas is not just about getting presents from loved ones, eating as much chocolate as you want, and visiting lots of friends and family, it also marks the end of the year and...

6th Dec 2018

Half Of Christmas Shoppers Choose Small Businesses by Ravid Autmazguin Many shoppers might be inclined to stay indoors and go online to buy goods in the lead-up to Christmas; however, a significant number of consumers still favour small and medium-sized enterprises...

22nd Nov 2018

Be Savvy When Buying This Black Friday by Ravid Autmazguin Black Friday has been growing in popularity in Britain over the last few years, and now it has taken over as the biggest shopping day of the year, whether you are looking for Christmas presents, clothes for...

21st Nov 2018

Carpeted Bathrooms ‘Big Turn Off’ by Ravid Autmazguin Homeowners have shared some of their biggest turn offs when it comes to home decor, as well as the top projects they’d like to carry out in their homes.  One thing to avoid if you’re looking to revamp your...

19th Nov 2018

House Prices Remain Unchanged Month-On-Month by Ravid Autmazguin The property market has not been flourishing as much as homeowners would like lately, with house prices remaining consistent month-on-month. HM Land Registry revealed its latest House Price Index for...

6th Nov 2018

London Property Price Growth To Be ‘Much Slower Than Other Regions’ by Ravid Autmazguin London property values have escalated significantly over the last few years. However, homeowners have now been told that house price growth is going to slow down in the capital,...

24th Oct 2018

Toilet Rugs Named As One Of Biggest Turnoffs For Homebuyers by Ravid Autmazguin Anyone who is trying to sell their property will be looking for ways to make it more appealing to viewers – and the answer could be as simple as getting rid of your toilet rug. According to...

10th Oct 2018

Tips To Make Your Hallway Stand Out by Ravid Autmazguin The hallway is one of the parts of the home that can often be neglected. It’s a space you pass through rather than one you linger in, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish. Getting this part of your home...

2nd Oct 2018

Top Tips For Creating A Harmonious Shared Bathroom by Ravid Autmazguin When you’re planning a bathroom makeover, your choices have to work for the whole family, from picking bathroom tiles to a new tub for your Essex home, you need to consider everyone’s needs. Many...

26th Sep 2018

How To Futureproof Your Bathroom At Home by Ravid Autmazguin If you have no plans to downsize at any point in the future and want to stay in your family home for as long as you possibly can, then you’ve got to think about futureproofing parts of the home that will...

24th Sep 2018

New Bathrooms Among Most Popular DIY Job by Ravid Autmazguin Most property owners like to put their own stamp on a home when they first get the keys, and one of the most popular renovation jobs is installing a new bathroom.This is according to the latest research from...

20th Sep 2018

These Are The Colours That Will Rule Next Year by Ravid Autmazguin When it comes to colour trends, being braver with your choices is no longer just limited to paint, and exciting bathroom tiles are just as likely to be what you’re craving in your Kent home. So, if...

11th Sep 2018

Top Tips To Revamp Your Bathroom by Ravid Autmazguin If you’re looking for an interior project to take on this autumn and winter, tackling the bathroom could be a good thing to do to create a relaxing space where you can unwind. But it can be difficult to know how to...

31st Aug 2018

Top Tips You Should Remember For Kitchen Designs by Ravid Autmazguin If you’ve lived in your current home for some time, you’ll know how much of an exciting time it can be to plan out an area that needs to be renovated. However, you’ll want to ensure that any...

8th Aug 2018

Use Outdoor Tiles To Make A Statement by Ravid Autmazguin Patterned tiles are one of the latest ways in which our gardens are getting a revamp. This is according to Homes and Property, which pointed out that there’s been something of a decorating revolution in...

3rd Aug 2018

Essential Items Needed For Every TV Unit by Ravid Autmazguin People will buy TV units to do exactly what it says on the tin: to store different items and serve as a place for the television to be placed on. However, you’ll find that most people who approach it with...

23rd Jul 2018

3 Ways To Customise Coffee Tables For UK Gamers by Ravid Autmazguin When you walk into your lounge to play a video game, you want to be fully immersed in the experience. Your love for the hobby has probably meant that you’ve bought posters and other memorabilia...

25th Jun 2018

How To Style Your Swimming Pool by Ravid Autmazguin For many people, having a swimming pool in their house is a fantasy. However, there has been a substantial increase in the number of million-pound properties bought in the UK over the last decade, with many of them...

19th Jun 2018

Kitchen Most Desired Home Upgrade by Ravid Autmazguin Kitchen tiles in Essex will be in high demand we predict, as a kitchen upgrade is now the most desired home upgrade among owner occupiers. In a recent survey by John Lewis Finance, home owners revealed that one in...

14th Jun 2018

Revamping Your Kitchen? Check Out These Top Trends by Ravid Autmazguin A kitchen redesign project can be a big undertaking, and isn’t something that you’re going to want to redo every couple of years, so it pays to think carefully about the style you’re opting for...

29th May 2018

Don't Forget The Details When Designing Your Home by Ravid Autmazguin When figuring out new design ideas for your home, it’s important to remember to make the most of the details in your scheme – whether that's shopping for interesting coffee tables in the UK to add...

18th May 2018

Tiles Growing In Popularity by Ravid Autmazguin The huge range of different tiles available is fuelling a resurgence in this floor and wall covering, with a host of designers suggesting that tiles are one of the hottest trends in interior design right now - great news...

23rd Apr 2018

Homebuyer Levels Reach 10-Yr Peak by Ravid Autmazguin Hardware stores, bathroom tile shops in London, garden centres and furniture outlets are set to be booming in business over the next few months, after a huge number of homeowners have entered the property market....

17th Apr 2018

Have You Used Instagram For Bathroom Tile Inspiration? by Ravid Autmazguin If you are on the lookout for the perfect bathroom tiles for your Essex property and own a smartphone, it’s very likely you have been searching for the perfect porcelain on social media sites...

11th Apr 2018

Should You Hire An Online Interior Designer? by Ravid Autmazguin A lot goes into creating a complete interior design scheme – and it's not simply a case of choosing cushions and coffee tables for your UK home. Building a sophisticated scheme from the bottom up is an...

28th Mar 2018

Would You Have A Dog Shower Installed At Home? by Ravid Autmazguin We’re a nation of animal lovers here in the UK and our pets really are very pampered indeed – and why ever not, we ask? After all, they’re as much a part of the family as anyone else. But how far...