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5 Stores That Sell Patterned Tiles

Because sometimes, all-white tiles just won't do

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Photography: Philip Escudero (Main Photo)

Gone are the days when homeowners would settle for all-white (or all-beige, all-black) tiles. The trend now is to have a dizzying pattern underfoot, or on your walls. And for the homeowner who’s a bit pattern-shy, a subtle border along a backsplash or an accent panel of colorful tiles would also do.

Here are a few local patterned tile suppliers to head to—most of them also carry plain tiles of the same color family as the patterned ones, in case you want to coordinate them.

Vintage Hardware Manila


This popular online store for the trendy subway tiles has expanded; carrying exuberantly patterned blue-and-white or black-and-white tiles, some of which have embossed details.

Mobile 0998-862-9747, or follow them on their Facebook page

READ: 7 Different Ways To Use Subway Tiles

Machuca Tile, Inc.


The first—and original—brand of patterned encaustic tiles, Machuca stemmed from the Baldoza patterned tile factory in the 1900s owned by Don Jose Machuca de Romeo (hence the name). These are their tiles on the beautiful floor of the Quezon Heritage House.

867 General Solano St., San Miguel, Manila, tel. (02) 735-1797; URL machucatile.com

READ: A Heritage House In Quezon Memorial Circle

Gusto Tile


A relative newcomer in the tile industry, the Korean brand specialized in affordable, printed tiles of many patterns and designs (we love the Lichtenstein-style cartoon prints).

PB-G015 CW Home Depot Ortigas Complex, 1 Julia Vargas Ave., Pasig City, mobile 0919-496-1000

Itrade


Cebu-based Itrade specializes not only in patterned tiles, but also in unusually-shaped tiles that you can fit together to form another pattern (pattern on pattern!).

Unit 2-6 Forum South Global, 7th Ave. cor. Federacion Drive, Bonifacio Global City; and at Vibo Place, N. Escario St., Cebut City; or follow them on their Facebook page

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READ: 7 Alternatives To Subway Tiles

Malaga


Another purveyor of encaustic patterned tiles is Malaga, whose beautiful showroom in Tagaytay displays the different ways homeowners can use their tiles, inside and out.

Km. 64-65 Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road, Brgy. Lumil, Silang, Cavite, mobile 0999-974-0670

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