February 11, 2021

We think our glazed tiles are pretty special. Crafted in Spain and Portugal, they are glazed by hand, meaning each one is completely unique. Their surfaces are gently reflective, creating a multifaceted look that shifts with the daylight, while colour‑wise they range from delicate neutrals to deep, luscious jewel tones, all derived from the natural pigments we love. If you’re thinking about going for glazed, here’s what you need to know…

 

1. They can make a subtle statement...

This splashback seems simple at first glance, but the subtle panel of Polar White glazed square tiles adds depth and interest to the space. We love how the light bounces off this backdrop, creating a gentle sheen that draws the eye while still honouring the understated nature of the overall aesthetic.

2. ...or become a full-on focal point

If you really want to make a splash you can go full‑on glazed without any fear of overdoing it. Take this knockout bathroom at @stokey_abode ‑ decked out floor‑to‑ceiling with our glazed rectangle tiles in Shrimp Pink, the space is striking but not overwhelming thanks to the prettily paired‑back colourway.

 Image @stokey_abode

3. They're timeless

We never get bored of looking at the rich, deep colour of our Emerald Green glazed rectangle tiles. For us, this shade holds enduring appeal, and it’s particularly apparent in this bathroom designed by @maxmademedoit where soft, dusky pink walls make way for a forest‑like floor that’s an instant classic.

Image @maxmademedoit 

4. They're not meant to be perfect

Our glazed collections aren’t made to conform ‑ these tiles wear their differences and imperfections with pride. This shower from @vlpaling_styling @studioore allows the distinct character of our hand glazed tiles to really shine ‑ if you look closely and you can see the care and attention that goes into each one. It’s apparent in the shape, the colour, and every inch of the glaze. For us, it doesn't get better than that.

5. A little can go a long way

Thanks to the eye‑catching nature of reflective surfaces, you can add just a few glazed tiles to a space and they will still stand out. Here, @maxwellandcompany have used a panel of our Ink Blue glazed rectangle tiles to add colour and texture to an otherwise neutral space and the effect is gorgeous ‑ a corner of shimmering blue providing a perfect backdrop to some pretty impressive foliage.

Image @maxwellandcompany
 

6. They've got hidden depths

Don’t just think kitchens and bathrooms ‑ glazed tiles can add wow factor to all sorts of places. Take this pool in the courtyard of a live‑work house built in a former commercial building in Rotterdam by Dutch architecture firm @mvrdv ‑ it’s already impressive, but the brilliant hue of our Ink Blue glazed squares upgrades it to an attention‑commanding design piece in its own right. As featured by @dezeen.

7. They love the light

Our blue glazed tiles are flooded with natural light in this East London project by @maxwellandcompany and bounce it right back to illuminate the room from the ground up beautifully. Again, it’s a case of these seemingly simple tiles providing a big hit of depth and intrigue, and that’s what we really love about glazed ‑ they offer so much more than you initially realise. 

Image by @landers_photos
Love the look?
Browse our Glazed Collection, including the newly launched seville collection. Samples available to order and will be with you in under 2 weeks.

If you'd like to discuss a project you're about to start, or are you looking for interior inspiration, contact our design team on design@bertandmay.com to arrange an interior design consultation. 

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