One of the things I am so pleased with at the country cottage is the floor tiles we have laid throughout the ground floor. The practicalities of having a hard floor are endless, especially when there’s a dog in the house. Muddy paw prints are easily mopped up, spills are no worry at all, and we can traipse in and out all day long in our wellies knowing that we just have to do a quick sweep to get it looking pristine again.
Little Bricks Tiles in Forget-Me-Not
There are drawbacks of course. I’m absolutely convinced that all of my kitchenware is going to end up dropped and smashed. Hard tiles can be very unforgiving. And although we have chosen tiles that are absolutely right for a country cottage – porcelain that looks like limestone – hard floors can sometimes look a bit, well, hard. And cold.
Bricks tiles Venetian Red with Dee Hardwicke Lattice in Cherry Red
So I was very interested to see the latest vinyl flooring range from Harvey Maria. ‘Little Bricks’ is a colourful collection of multi-tonal tiles designed to create a classic metro-style look. Tactile and easy to lay, they are available in a palette of nine distinctive colours, including pastels and bolder tones of red and deep blue.
Little Bricks tiles in Forget-Me-Not with Dee Hardwicke in Cornflower Blue
So you get the practical and hard-wearing flooring solution that has all of the good points and less of the bad. Not only is vinyl as easily cleaned as other hard floors (if not easier) the iconic brick-shaped tile can be used creatively as a border around patterned tiles to form decorative ‘rugs’ creating a much warmer looking flooring solution. And a unique one. To either zone a room, or to create a stylish block-coloured floor, as the shape means that they can be laid in a number of different patterns such as herringbone, subway, stacked or basket-weave.
Great also for traditional or contemporary interiors.