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Introducing the Kennet collection


Introducing the Kennet collection

Today, we launch the Kennet collection: our first skinny metro tile.

Of course, this is not a standard skinny metro tile. As with everything we create at Marlborough Tiles, this is our considered take. We have paid close attention to the balance of the tile’s proportions, designing it to be just a touch longer than most, and narrower - making it easy on the eye and striking a visual balance when installed, between grout line and tile.

Rather than the pristine, sleek look of a standard metro tile, ours is rustic, with a subtle crackle glaze and rough edges. These tiles have a textured body that is made using traditional techniques, the clay pressed by hand into its frame. The result is a characterful and organic finish, perfect in its imperfections, where no two tiles are exactly the same.

A considered take on the skinny metro tile, our Kennet collection has a rustic finish with a subtle crackle glaze. Pictured: Silbury Hill and Beckhampton.

We are known for the complexity of our coloured glazes, which have long been influenced by the natural world. There is something quite magical about the area that surrounds our factory in Marlborough. The ancient landscape with its enchanting woodlands and sweeping chalk downs, the sparkling clearwater river and vast horizons which give way to looming skies. In the mornings, particularly at this time of year, the landscape around our factory is infused with a soft, misty light that has inspired this new collection.

The Kennet collection includes seven harmonious and subtle shades; a restorative and grounding palette of tranquil blue greys, gentle and earthy neutrals and a delicate bloom of blossom pink.

Barbury Castle

A handmade, rustic, cool blue skinny metro tile.

This misty blue toned tile has cool undertones, bringing freshness to any space. Here we have opted for a classic half-brick bond layout, with a harmonious Silver Grey grout.


A handmade, rustic warm white skinny metro tile.

This warm white tile is a wonderful option if you are looking to add a soft and comforting neutral to your space. A herringbone pattern layout enhanced by contrasting grout colour - in this case, Limestone grout - draws the eye to the organic edges of the tiles.


A handmade, rustic, soft green skinny metro tile.

This soft green toned tile is a wonderfully warm neutral that will add depth and character to your space. We simply adore this tile in a kitchen, with white grout to add freshness.

White Horse

A handmade, rustic, cool white skinny metro tile.

This chalk white tile has cool undertones, perfect to add freshness to your space. Here we have used white grout to harmonise with the glaze, and stacked the tiles vertically, creating a grid effect.

Long Stone

A handmade, rustic, mellow pale grey skinny metro tile.

This mellow, pale grey tile has a warmth that’s perfectly at home in a country cottage. Shown here in a traditional half-brick bond layout with white grout.

Pewsey Vale

A handmade, rustic, delicate blossom pink skinny metro tile.

This delicate blossom pink tile has a wonderfully uplifting quality.

Silbury Hill

Silbury Hill

This subtle green toned tile has a real earthiness to it. Arranged here in an elegant herringbone pattern with white grout that attracts the eye.

As you can see, there are a variety of options when it comes to laying out these thin brick tiles. Stacking them vertically creates a grid pattern that draws the eye up, accentuating the height of your room. A classic brick-bond layout has subtle, rustic charm. A herringbone pattern layout enhanced by contrasting grout colour creates an air of vintage elegance.

As ever, if you would like assistance in choosing your tiles, our design team is here to offer a second, expert opinion. Please get in touch - we are here to help.



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