Are you looking to update your kitchen and give it a fresh look? The right type of kitchen tiles are stylish but practical and durable, allowing for easy cleaning and maintenance.

At The Online Tile Shop, we specialise in kitchen tiles and have curated a list of our top picks for 2023 for walls and floors below - just a small selection of what we have to offer!

Colourful Small Format Wall Tiles

Small-format wall tiles can make a bold statement in any kitchen. For a pop of colour, consider our selection of colourful kitchen wall tiles available in shades of blue, green, yellow, and red. These tiles create an inviting and lively atmosphere in your kitchen.

A fantastic example of a colourful small format wall tile for 2023 is the Lume Dwell Rectangular Gloss Porcelain tile range, suitable for walls and floors. This is a stunning Italian glazed porcelain tile with a colour that stands out for all the right reasons.

Another great way to style your kitchen is with the Babele Beige Sabbia tile range, suitable for floors and walls, and are another new tile range we have launched.  The minor nature of the tiles allows for more inventive design work, so if you are determined to stamp your style on the kitchen, this is a brilliant way of doing so.

With so many great tile options to choose from at The Online Tile Shop, you can rest assured that we've got you covered for all of your kitchen design needs. Our expert team can also help you choose the perfect tiles and provide installation advice, and we’re always here to answer the most pressing questions when it comes to finding, fitting and styling the finest kitchen tiles.

Luxury Ceramic Kitchen Floor Tiles

Our luxury ceramic kitchen floor tiles are perfect for those who want to add a touch of elegance to their kitchen. Our offerings include patterns, colours that mimic natural marble, and innovative 3D designs. These tiles are also scratch-resistant and very easy to clean.

How Easy is it to Clean Kitchen Tiles?

Kitchen tiles are a stylish and practical choice and offer easy maintenance and cleaning, making them a popular option for homeowners. The ease of cleaning kitchen tiles depends on several factors, such as the tiles' material, texture, and finish.

Tips on cleaning kitchen tile materials

Kitchen tiles are available in various materials, including ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, and glass. Each of these materials has different properties that can impact its ease of cleaning. For example, glazed ceramic and porcelain tiles are non-porous and can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.

Although more delicate, natural stone such as marble or granite are also good options and can be cleaned with mild soap and water. Glass tiles, on the other hand, tend to show dirt and smudges more easily but can be quickly cleaned with a glass cleaner and microfiber cloth.

How to clean certain finishes of kitchen tiles

Tile finishes are also an essential factor when it comes to cleaning. For example, a glossy finish can show water spots or fingerprints more quickly, while matte tiles may hide these flaws better.

Regarding maintenance, gloss tiles may require frequent cleaning to maintain shine. However, despite matte finishes being more resistant to showing dirt, sometimes marks can be challenging to remove.

Regular Maintenance of kitchen tiles

To keep your kitchen tiles looking their best, regular maintenance is vital. Regular cleaning is essential, and wiping up any spills or stains as soon as possible prevents them from setting in. Use a damp mop or sponge with mild detergent to clean ceramic and porcelain tiles. Avoid using abrasive materials such as steel wool or harsh chemicals that can damage and dull the tile's surface.

Deep Cleaning for kitchen tiles

Sometimes, you need to carry out an extensive clean-up of your kitchen, including your tiles. In such cases, using a steam cleaner can be effective, especially for textured or porous surfaces. You can also use white vinegar mixed with water to remove dirt and grime from the grout joints of the tiles.

Can Kitchen Wall Tiles be used on the floor? (and vice versa)

When it comes to a kitchen renovation or remodelling project, one of the most important decisions you need to make is the type of tiles to install on the floor and walls of your kitchen. And while there are many tile options that can withstand foot traffic and water exposure, the question arises: can kitchen wall tiles be used on the floor, and vice versa?

Using Kitchen Wall Tiles on the Floor

Kitchen wall tiles are generally smaller and thinner than floor tiles, and are designed for vertical installation. However, in some cases, you may be interested in using wall tiles on the floor. This is possible, as long as you choose the right wall tile and use the right installation techniques.

First, you need to make sure that the wall tile is strong enough to handle floor traffic. Look for wall tiles with a PEI rating of 3 or higher, which will ensure that they can withstand moderate traffic. Additionally, choose larger wall tiles, such as 12x12 inches, and make sure they are at least 3/8 inch thick.

When installing wall tiles on the floor, be sure to use an appropriate mortar, such as a thin-set mortar, and ensure that the floor is properly prepared to avoid cracking or movement. It's also important to properly seal the grout lines to prevent water damage and staining.

Using Kitchen Floor Tiles on the Walls

Using kitchen floor tiles on the walls is a more common practice, as they are generally thicker and more durable than wall tiles. However, it's important to note that floor tiles may not be suitable for all wall installations.

Floor tiles are typically larger than wall tiles and may not provide the same level of detail or design flexibility. However, they do provide a surface that is easy to clean and maintain, and can withstand the moisture and humidity often present in kitchens.

When using floor tiles on the walls, it's important to choose a tile that is not too heavy, as it may not be suitable for vertical installation. Additionally, make sure to use a compatible adhesive and grout, and ensure that the walls are properly prepared to avoid damage or movement.

In conclusion, it is possible to use kitchen wall tiles on the floor and vice versa, as long as you choose the right tile for the intended use, ensure proper installation, and follow recommended industry guidelines.


In 2023, it is understandable people expect the very best in home décor, and with kitchen tiles, you can mix high-fashion with durability and dependability. At The Online Tile Store, we know you’ll adore our new products, so if you want to freshen your kitchen in the best way, contact us today to see the very best tiles for 2023.

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ALEXANDER GRAHAM

Verified Customer

|Excellent Service, tiles arrived very quickly and were well packed. Would highly recomemend this company.

1 months ago

Olena Golovtchouk

Verified Customer

Great tiles, very expensive delivery

1 months ago

Robin Temple

Verified Customer

Excellent service and I am thrilled with the tile you sent. I will be placing an order for more of these tiles to use as a splash back in a small kitchen .

1 months ago

Claire Martin

Verified Customer

Superb service and product

1 months ago

Anonymous

Verified Customer

Very happy with these tiles. Arrived quickly and very well packaged.

2 months ago

Sian Pugh

Verified Customer

Great price and fantastic service

2 months ago

Anonymous

Verified Customer

The tiles were a great price compared to other online retailers selling the same tiles. However, £30 for a DHL delivery seemed a bit expensive for a small order (approx 220 15x10cm tiles for a splashback).

2 months ago

Linda O'Keeffe

Verified Customer

Easy to use, fast service recommended

2 months ago

James Hindle

Verified Customer

Fab tiles and great service - we couldn’t be happier with the results !

4 months ago

trina hedges

Verified Customer

had two broken tiles - contacted themby email and sent pics but still no reply!! tried to upload pics but seems is not poss

4 months ago