Gave up Katie thanks
none of the Tiler’s were interested in ceramic tiles - only soft tiles like sandstone etc
I ended up using 2 different coloured grey tiles the dark tiles in a pattern like a cross in the alfresco entry areas.
looks interesting without being fussy.
Thank you so much for the update. Would it be possible for you to post a photo of your crazy paving project? I'm sure our members would be keen to see your version of it.
@wronskipaula the way you designed your alfresco entry areas sounds stunning! Did you do it all yourself? Any photos of the finished product to share?