The Benefits of Home Interior Trade Shows

If you are planning a grand design, upgrading your abode, getting stuck in to that extension, thinking about undertaking a home renovation or new build project then home interior trade shows are just for you.

These treasure troves of inspiration are both hugely informative and super exciting. Full of the latest ideas as well as a wealth of tried and trusted products, they will get your creative juices flowing and are a must for home design enthusiasts everywhere. Whether you are a homeowner, interior designer, architect or builder, they are well worth a visit. 

We predominantly attend 2 home interior trade shows each year – The Homebuilding & Renovation Show at the Birmingham NEC In March and Build It Live in Bicester in June and we have also attended Build It Live in Kent. They are all brilliant shows. These really are home interior trade shows for the serious renovator that draw a fairly firm line regards who gets to exhibit. That keeps the quality high – not too many duplications of product and a real focus on the build.  Let’s explore both. 

Home Interior Trade Shows
Homebuilding & Renovation Show NEC 21-24 March

Billed as a show showcasing self-build specialists, renovation experts and leading brands all under one roof, The Homebuilding & Renovating Show takes place from 21-24 March 2024 at the NEC, Birmingham. 

We find this one of the very valuable home decor trade fairs where customers have a chance to meet a whole host of industry experts. There are informative seminars where you can ask advice and more. It also means we have the opportunity to showcase both our tried and trusted tiles as well as brand new collections. It is always great to chat to customers and gather feedback and also help with queries and more. 

For us, exhibitions are as much about listening to customers latest requests as it is showcasing what we have to offer. It is your chance to ask us lots of questions, and we can offer insights into the latest trends and the latest tile technology as well as what to look out for when choosing tiles and the innovations that are shaping the industry. 

This is a huge fair, with just about everything you could possibly need in the world of homebuilding. So it is well worth a visit. You can grab two free tickets by visiting our website – simply click the link here! 

Come and visit us! We are on Stand G120 and we’ve given an outline below of the kind of things you can expect to see from us at HBR 2024.

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Our Stand at the Homebuilding & Renovation Show

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Your chance to chat tiles with us at the HBR Show Birmingham NEC

Build It Live - Bicester 8-9 June 2024

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Our Stand at Build It Live in Bicester June 2023

Billed as The UK’s most practical and informative self build exhibition Build It Live takes place in the heart of Oxfordshire in the lovely village of Bicester at the Heritage Centre. We’ve attended the Build It Live exhibitions for a number of years now. In fact this will be our 4th Build It Live show. This is a great home decor trade fair – large enough to showcase everything you need if you are undertaking a new build or renovation and compact enough to get round absolutely everything in a day – or two if you prefer! It’s a super friendly show, and we love it. It’s well worth a visit and the airfield is such a beautiful setting it seems to make the whole experience a joy.


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Your opportunity to view the latest beautiful porcelains

So, what will we be showcasing at both home interior trade shows? Here’s just a little flavour of what to expect! 

Showcasing - Porcelains with warmer tones & woods

With warmer tones definitely making a comeback from an interiors perspective, we have some of the most beautiful tiles to showcase in 2024. Take our newly updated Ethos collection with some beautiful new tile additions like our Ethos Sand. With comforting sands, taupes and creams fast becoming the go-to we will also showcase our new Grace Sahara making that spa like feel definitely within reach. Plus with wood tiles ever more in demand – particularly for the bathroom – you can’t go wrong with our Season and Oakwood collections. 

In addition, our beautiful Louis porcelain tiles will join us again. A firm favourite last year, these gorgeous parquet wood effect tiles are stunning. 

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Grace Sahara Bathroom tile top 5 tile trends for 2024
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Showcasing - Inside Outside Tiles

It’s one of our top tile trends for 2024 and has been steadily growing over the past few years. The trend for indoor outdoor living continues and we are connecting and opening up space like never before. We have many of our latest inside outside tile collections available to view at the show with porcelain tiles that work inside the home in 9mm thickness and 2cm thick tiles in an antislip finish for outside the home. 

Unlike the rustic charm of flagstones, natural stone or slate, porcelain brings a crisp, clean, architectural feel to spaces making it easy to continue that clean, contemporary look outside. That makes porcelain perfect for contemporary spaces, renovations and new builds. You will have the opportunity to see just how inside outside porcelains can work together, the quality of our tiles and get advice on what’s best for your project. 

Our exceptional collection of inside outside porcelain tiles feature thinner 9mm porcelains for inside and thicker 2cm porcelains for outside. Our brand new Fusion and Poise collections sit alongside our well-specified Alpine collection and our firm favourite, Ethos Shore. We’ve a host of tiles to pick from – and we’ve hand-picked these collections from Italian suppliers we know and trust – that means well-balanced shades, excellent quality and beautiful designs so you have the pick of the crop including the very latest designs as well as our tried and trusted collections. 

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Showcasing - Rustic Tile Portfolio

Both home interior trade shows will showcase tiles from our Rustic tile portfolio. This year, we will be closely following a small renovation project featuring our rustic tiles from start finish. This lovely project is a converted stables and the owners have selected something a little more traditional. Watch our website and Instagram for updates!


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Showcasing - Pretty Patterns

Our Motif collection with their hand drawn designs in subtle pastel shades will be on display! These pretty patterned tiles are perfect for creating a feature wall and adding interest to spaces. We’ve a whole host of pretty patterned tile for kitchens and bathrooms! 

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Motif  – 6 patterns 

Or if you want bolder still, Bloom may be just the ticket. Bloom is playful and fun and can be used on floors and walls. This is a tile that adds a little splash of colour in Olive Green, Russet Red or Oatmeal. Here pink and green are used to brilliant effect and the wood furniture picks up the blush tones too. 

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Showcasing - Metallics

Our marvellous metallics have been a huge hit at our home interior trade shows. From our Patina Blue Rust and Corten, to our Forge Mint and Bronze, these are stunningly designed tiles perfect for kitchens, bathrooms and more. If you are looking for something super special, this is it!



Want to visit one of these home interior trade shows and find out more about tiles?  You can grab yourself a couple of free tickets via our website! Or if you want to know more about our tiles, click any of the links below the images to take you to our tiles and portfolios! Need a little help with your project? Get in touch with us we would be delighted to help!

All images are subject to copyright. The TilePortfolio specialise in high quality Italian and Spanish Porcelain and Ceramic tiles, in particular large format Porcelains and porcelain tiles for inside and outside. Our carefully curated, stunning tile portfolios are beautifully presented online and supported by a friendly, warm and welcoming service. Visit our centrally based showroom in Kettering, Northamptonshire or shop on line with us at We are here to help and would be delighted to get involved with your project! We always recommend using a professional installer for your project. Please note: We strongly recommend using a professional tiler for your project. Installation requirements may vary depending on the tiles you choose, the fixing products used and the specific conditions. Always check with your tiler regards the suitability of the tiles. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions.

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