H&E Smith Ltd is a specialist tile manufacturer and distributor offering a wide range of wall and floor tiles including our popular bespoke tile manufacturing service. We have a long reputation of working with architects and designers worldwide to help bring key elements of their projects to life. Our very popular Period Embossed Tile Range and Eco-Glazed Brick Slips are regularly used to create feature walls for restaurants, bars and retail outlets.

Tile Samples for Architects and Specifiers

At H&E Smith we are frequently asked to supply free tile samples for the purpose of helping architects and specifiers choose the tiles they require for specific projects. We have significantly expanded our range of porcelain tiles to help meet individual project needs. By getting a feel for the style, colour and texture of particular tiles it can often help inform a design decision. We now have a purpose built tile sample showroom to help with all your design requirements.

Brick Slip Sample Box

Tile Finder

Browse our tile ranges and request samples of tiles from us to help choose the most suitable products for your interior and exterior design projects.

Latest News

The Art of Shaded Tiles: Elevating Commercial Spaces with Dynamic Design

In the world of commercial design, every detail matters. From the choice of furniture to the type of flooring, each element contributes to the overall [...]

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The Timeless Allure of Victorian Tile Style in Modern Design

In the ever-evolving world of interior design, certain styles stand the test of time, continually influencing contemporary aesthetics.

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Elevating Design Excellence: The Distinctive Period Embossed Victorian Tiles Range by H&E Smith

In the world of architecture and interior design, the synergy between heritage aesthetics and contemporary functionality is a delicate balance that defines truly exceptional spaces.

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Eco-Glazed Brick Slips: The Versatile & Stylish Solution for Modern Design

In the world of interior and exterior design, materials that offer both aesthetic appeal, versatility and sustainability are highly sought after.

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The Platform Garden – RHS Chelsea Flower Show

We were delighted when Amelia Bouquet and Emilie Bausager contacted us about plans for their garden design for the Chelsea Flower Show 2023.

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Bespoke Bar Tiles for 1871 Bar

When it was time for CJC Design to choose tiles for the front of the bar for the 1871 Bar at the Royal Albert Hall, [...]

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London Underground Tiles

London Underground Tiles

Since the mid 1980’s H&E Smith has been manufacturing bespoke glazed ceramic tiles and faience for London Underground Station refurbishment projects.

From small patch and repair work to full station refit projects, we are proud to be the supplier of choice for Transport for London.

Our Products

Eco-Glazed Brick Slips

Eco-Glazed Brick Slips are thin sections of brick that are used to decorate a surface and enhance it’s appearance by creating the effect of a solid feature wall. Our Eco-Glazed Brick Slips are available in 20+ colours.

Bespoke Wall Tiles

H&E Smith offer a bespoke manufacturing service for their clients. As a specialist tile manufacturer, we always try to give our clients a first class service which leads to a happy purchasing experience and positive feedback.

Period Embossed Tiles

Ceramic Tiles for walls and floors ranging from traditional high gloss Victorian glazed tiles to contemporary fast fire multicolour silkscreened tiles to inspire the imagination of the interior designer.

Pavigrés Floor & Wall Tiles

As an official supplier of Pavigrés products, we can offer a wide range of design options for your next project. Porcelain wall and floor tiles from Pavigrés can be used for all manner of commercial settings to create something quite special. 

Metro Tiles

Metro Tiles are a classic period tile that has become an increasingly popular wall tile in recent times. We manufacture and supply this tile range in a beautiful array of lustrous colours.


H&E Smith has been a specialist Tile Manufacturer and Distributor since 1926.

Our website allows discerning designers and architects to source tiles by various criteria such as large format porcelain floor tiles or bespoke tiles. The H&E Smith brochures, can easily be downloaded from the samples/brochure page.

H&E Smith was originally established back in 1926 as Smith & Warrilow by William Henry Smith and his partner Ernest Warrilow. They specialised in the manufacture of refractory glazed tiles for fireplaces and later the manufacture of finest quality traditionally crafted English ceramic wall tiles.

The current name is the result of a company restructuring process caused by the retirement of Ernest Warrilow.

As a specialist tile manufacturer, the company has a long reputation of supplying ceramic tiles to London underground, where reliable production schedules, quality and precision manufacture have been paramount to maintaining the efficient running of the service.

Our Period Embossed Tiles and Eco-Glazed Bricks, all made on site, are our most popular selling lines, often used to create feature walls in bars, restaurants and retail outlets.

Our experience with the bespoke manufacture of ceramics has greatly enhanced our ability to be able to work closely and effectively with interior designers and specifiers.

This has culminated in our large collection of clients that we now supply throughout the World, both in the fashion and restaurant sectors. These include Ben Sherman, Ted Baker, Christian Louboutin, Jamie Oliver, Nandos, Hawksmoor and Byron restaurants. The expansion of the business has acted as a catalyst during the past few years.

As a specialist tile manufacturer, our knowledge of the market has enabled us to expand our product offer, incorporating the latest inkjet digital technology, innovative new materials in extra large formats, ultrathin porcelain panels and vast colour palettes, all available to the client in one easy process.

As designers and creators of ceramics, we are passionate to explore new horizons with materials, colours and textures. These are reflected in our comprehensive product ranges. Samples can be ordered through the website and dispatched within hours.

Our technical sales team are also readily available for visits to clients to discuss options, alternative materials and assist in any way possible.