My favourites on Instagram (part 3) – tiles are tiles

tiles are tiles

I love the soothing repretition of pattern and tiles and as I already announced in my blogpost about the tiles at Sintra and the Alhambra: “the soothing art of tiles”, my weekly Instagram roundup will be about tiles.

The profile ihavethisthingwithtiles reposts great pictures of tiles, mainly floortiles. It’s probably the first one you find and you’ll stick there 😉 Use the hashtag #ihavethisthingwithtiles to get featured. Considering the high quality, Gabriela Insana (I’m guessing she’s the owner of the account) curates before reposting.

There is a similar profile ihavethisthingwithfloors. They collect floor pictures, but as not all floors are tiled… Anyway, you can find such great pictures there:

🍃🌸🌿Regram @katherine_sabbath #ihavethisthingwithfloors #tiles

Ein Beitrag geteilt von I Have This Thing With Floors (@ihavethisthingwithfloors) am

Side effect: You’ll want to shop shoes right away 😀

There are several collectors of floor pictures, check out your own city. I like Paris very much, though there are many mosaic, not only tiles (but who cares?)

I totally admire the moorish influences in Spain and Portugal, so #azulejo is a great hashtag. That means tile, both in Spanish and in Portuguese. My favourite account is one that collects pictures of facades in Porto: I think it’s really special! They often show single tiles, not only the pattern as many others do. This feed always remindes me of my grandmas house, I don’t even know why, as I can’t remember one single tile there. I guess it’s the style that was used in old farmhouses (and we’re speaking about a Black Forest farmhouse, not one in southern Europe).

To go in another direction: tiletuesday shows often modern tiles and their surroundings.You can tag your pictures #tiletuesday to get featured. They show pictures from all over the world. Here is an example from Berlin:

There are 2 shops that have special Instagram feeds which I love. The Cementtileshop sells – guess what – cement tiles 😉 They focus on the rooms or places where the tiles are ‘living’.

Pratt and Larson on the other hand focus on their new designs and ideas. You’ll often find work in progress, like when they are painting the tiles.

There are some hashtags I can recommend for further research on Instagram. Try






Maybe you’re interested in a special style or pattern? Try the name of the pattern or the word for tiles in the language of their origin.

Feel free to comment if you think your Instagram feed should be mentioned as well or if you have a website about tiles or just want to say hello 🙂




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