Build it with Waxman: Top Ten Tiles for the modern House Builder

Build it with Waxman Top ten tiles - April 2016

Making a home isn’t as simple as building a house. Each room must be carefully planned considering its layout and use, along with budget constraints and longevity of materials applied. Every design and plan is a meticulous operation to ensure maximum comfort and functionality is achieved, so when reaching the point where each room can be decorated tiles are sometimes regarded as a less vital part of the whole process. This isn’t necessarily the case.

Granted, it’s difficult to predict the specific tastes of the families who are going to inhabit these homes, however that doesn’t mean tile choice should be compromised.  Tiles can act as the perfect canvas for further interior design, or even the main feature in an otherwise plain room; they have so much more to give than excellent durability and endurance.

With over 30 years’ experience in providing tiles for the house building and construction industries, we have a good idea of the types of wall and floor coverings that work well in homes, as well as having the products and stocks to ensure House Builds are completed to the highest standards within most time scales.

Our last blog post in this feature focussed on the new Waxman Ceramics Tile Collection brochure, from here there are a number of notable ranges that are ideal to help create modern homes:



A glazed ceramic range of neutral tones, Arianne offers the ideal canvas for further decoration. Using the latest in digital printing technology this earthy collection adopts the look of natural minerals with speckles and veins creating a blend of light and dark.

The two colour options, which are available in two sizes respectively, are suitable for internal walls helping to create an elegant backdrop for bathrooms and living areas.


Ardesia Set shot

Giving the look of natural stone thanks to the use of high quality digital printing technology, Ardesia helps to create the rustic industrial trend that is very much en vogue. With four colour variations all suitable for use on both internal and external walls, with matching decor tiles for internal use only, this glazed porcelain range presents endless design opportunities.



Using a shadow effect to give an almost vintage effect, Beton is the perfect solution for projects that require large surface coverings with effective results. To be used exclusively on internal floors this large format range encompasses four colour options ranging from White to an ashy/grey Smoke.

Use Beton for kitchen floors to bring out surrounding chrome hardware for a modern finish.

Lake Stone

Lake Stone

One of Waxman Ceramics’ newest ranges, Lake Stone is a large format series with a cutting edge style. The range hosts four colour options, all of which are enhanced by their accompanying decor tile which offers vertical grooves of texture to offer an appealing balance.

Lake Stone is ideal for internal wall coverings where the standard and decor tile can be used in conjunction with each other to create a stylish effect.

London AM

London Am

The light shades of London AM are ideal to bring brightness to rooms where space may be an issue. To be applied to internal walls and floors, this glazed ceramic range comes in two sizes of which, the rectangle option is accompanied by a slightly contrasting brick effect decor tile.

Offering the perfect platform for bolder interior design, London AM is ideal for utilities and en suites.



With the authenticity of natural wood combined with the durability and longevity of glazed porcelain, Origen provides the perfect solution for rustic inspired walls and floors. Each ‘plank’ hosts unique grains and shades, like wood, to create a natural and modern surface covering.

More resilient to wear and tear than its organic counterpart, this wood effect tile range is a robust alternative to laminate and wooden flooring that has the added advantage of installation alongside under floor heating.



Exclusively for use on internal floors, Loft is a large format range that is both durable and stylish. Its square 60 x 60cm shape, combined with the four earthy shades of Bianco, Greige, Crete and Piombo, makes it a sensible choice for projects requiring coverage of a large surface area.



A glazed porcelain tile range, Brick offers contemporary style with abundant implementation possibilities. Its long rectangular shape (6×, in both wood and natural stone effects, is available in six colour options to facilitate various application preferences.

Create classic herringbone back splashes or even a durable parquet inspired bathroom floor with these modern and cost effective tiles.

Heritage Taco

Heritage Taco

Injecting a porcelain patchwork of print and pattern to create an encaustic inspired result, Heritage Taco is the ultimate range to give a modern twist to a country home. The range is available in three different colour options ‘Mix’, ‘Grey’ and ‘Black’; all of which encompass a variation of over 20 designs, supplied on a random basis.

The variation of patterns and unique designs of this range makes it ideal to create a feature kitchen wall or unique fireplace hearth.



Giving a geometric twist to the timeless subway tile, Vox incorporates monochrome patterns into eight different designs to offer an eclectic mix once applied together. This range is available in Matt and Gloss finishes with a standard white tile providing even more scope for further implementation design.

Alternate from white to patterned to create a checkerboard of pattern on bathroom back splashes, for an injection of style.

The above ranges offer just a capsule selection of the many tiles suitable for the modern house builder. For more information on our entire range, please download out NEW Tile Collection brochure, alternatively you can browse all ranges on our new sister site Waxman Architectural Tiles.

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