We recommend customers bring in samples from the room you are planning to tile so that we can help choose a tile that compliments that room.
Some items you could bring are:
- Existing or new curtain/blind sample
- Carpet/mat samples or wall colour
- Bench top or cabinet colours
We recommend you take home the chosen tile samples to see how they look in your home interior with lighting, furniture and fixtures.
- Ceramic tiles
- Porcelain tiles
- Natural Stone e.g. sandstone, slate, pebble
- Terracotta tiles
- Hand-glazed tiles
- Exterior anti-slip
- Feature tiles e.g. glass mosaic, listellos etc
- Tiles vary in size, colour, shape, texture
- Strong and long lasting
- Resistant to scratching
- Most Porcelain tiles are frost proof (always pays to check though)
- Low water absorption, which equates to less staining and easier cleaning
- Easily maintained: no polishing, waxing or sealing and is cleaned easily with a damp mop
- Resistance to abrasion and tread wear – withstand heavy foot traffic
- Colour permanence – direct exposure to sunlight neither alters their colour or causes them to fade
Some tips you might not be told about
- Always pays to make sure you keep a few spares
- Always make sure the same batch number is used in the same area. If you are using a tile in two different areas then different batch numbers can be used in each of the areas.
- When estimating quantities don’t forget to allow for wastage
- If ordering tiles based on your tilers quote check whether they have allowed for wastage
- Make sure you are ordering “A” Grade tiles. Tiles can vary in thickness and dimension. “A” Grade tiles will be the most consistent; anything else will likely have variation that will make the laying process difficult and more expensive.
- Give yourself plenty of time. Although the tiling process is one of the last it pays to make your decision reasonably early. This gives you the best chance of having your chosen tiles available when your tiler needs them and all from the same batch.
- Check whether your tiler has quoted to seal the grout. If not you will want to make sure this happens.