Charlie Porter has picked out the most exquisite tiles and created a painterly scene of Dutch life with them. From zellige to encaustic tiles, via Balineum's colourful prints and some classic Delft tiles, this is quite the line up of beautiful ceramic tiles for floors and walls.

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    From left:
    • Clay ‘Zellige’ (transparent pine green), 10cm square, £118 a square metre, from Mosaic del Sur.
    • Ceramic ‘M087 Ville Green Brick Tiles’, 21 x 7cm, £1.35 each, from Milagros; edged with ceramic ‘Pencil Rail Paintbox Gloss Mouldings’ (sage), 20 x 1.5cm, £8.34 each, from Mandarin Stone.
    • Cement ‘New West Pattern Nine’ (black/white), 20cm square, $6.44 each, from Clé.
    • ‘Encaustic’ (alvito), 20cm square, £8.99 each, from Fired Earth.
    • Ceramic ‘M058.6 Harlequin’ (gold), 10.5cm square, 75p each, from Milagros.
    • Ceramic ‘Palermo’, 15cm square, £15.34 each, from Balineum.

  • Best new tiles | House & Garden

    From left:
    • Terracotta ‘Cannes Mae’, 15.2cm square, £13.45 each, from Claybrook.
    • Ceramic ‘Felce’, 15cm square, £15.34 each, from Balineum.
    • Clay ‘London Life Tiles’, by Laura Carlin, 10cm square, £90 for set of six, from The New Craftsmen.
    • Ceramic ‘MO67 Martha’, 10.5cm square, 75p each, from Milagros.
    • Clay ‘Zellige’ (transparent amber), 10cm square, £118 a square metre, from Mosaic del Sur.
    • Cement ‘Green Split Shift One, Two & Three’ (forest green & brighton stone), 20cm square, £6 each, from Bert & May.
    • Ceramic ‘Faux-Iznik’, 20cm square, €582 for set of 20, from Emery & Cie.
    • Ceramic ‘Old Faro Patterned’, 33cm square panel of four, £70.80 a square metre, from Lapicida.
    • Cement ‘Luna Dusk Tiles’ (cherry red & brighton stone), 15cm square, £3.32 each, from Bert & May.
    • Lava stone ‘Ossido’ (OSS24), 40 x 6.5cm, £560 a square metre, from Made a Mano.
    • Porcelain ‘Buildings Tiles No 9’, 40.5 x 6cm, £33 as seen, from Hilary Roberts.
    • Ceramic ‘Delft Flowers 5’, 15.2cm square, £26.40 each, from Douglas Watson.
    • Ceramic ‘Stefania’, 15cm square, £15.34 each, from Balineum.
    • Background throughout, ‘Study of Cirrus Clouds Mural by John Constable’, £460 for 2.4 x 3 metres, from Surface View.