From William Morris to the Moors, from Morroco to Majolica, tiles have long been a versatile and highly popular form of decoration. This work provides advice and information and guidance on all aspects of designing and decorating with tiles.;An array of tile types are included from machine-made to hand-painted, from warm terracottas to subtly coloured encaustics, with a multitude of design ideas on how to use them. Diagrams show how to lay tiles to achieve patterns and permutations, from the simplest one-colour schemes to complicated geometric and trompe l'oeil effects, all making use of borders, corners, insets and the combination of different tile types. A colour-coded tile directory gives advice on how to use each particular shade, the effect a colour will achieve in a room and suggestions for matching or contrasting tiles. These ideas are complemented by a practical section covering all technical tiling information, including measuring, cutting, laying, grouting and sealing.