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HOW TO PLAN A WETROOM

What is a Wetroom? A wetroom is just a tiled shower space that’s fully open? Well pretty much, but that’s not the whole story. While most wetrooms have a tiled floor that replaces the normal shower tray, not all are ‘fully open’ to the rest of the room. In fact, most have a glass screen […]

CAN WE USE PORCELAIN TILE OUTSIDE?

In short, YES you most definitely can use porcelain tiles outside! There are a few reasons why so let’s take a better look: 1. Porcelain Tiles Are Frost Proof When using a tile in a place where temperatures may drop to below zero, a porcelain tile is your only real option. This is because they are engineered […]

TILING EXPLAINED IN 10 TOP TIPS

Shopping around for new floor tiles? While it’s easy to get your head turned by pretty planks and swanky slabs, it’s vital to remember what lies beneath, what lies under your tiles is just as important as your new tiles themselves. And while every room might be different, there’s a few tips to follow to […]

UNDERFLOOR HEATING EXPLAINED

What kind of underfloor heating should i get? A common question – What kind of underfloor heating should i get? Its WINTER… and the prospect of a warm floor greeting you as you enter the kitchen fills you with JOY!?!    But where do i start?   electric or water system?  is it expensive? There’s a […]

HOW TO FIND A GOOD TILER

HOW TO FIND A GOOD TILER?

A common question – How do i find a good tiler?

Finding the right person for your next project can be pretty difficult. The words needle and haystack quickly spring to mind. As with all building trades, tiling is a skilled job and it’s important to ensure your tiler is up to scratch.

Choose well, it could go very wrong – After all, there’s no point splashing out on those lovely stone tiles for your bathroom floor if they end up looking like a dog’s dinner. They’ll need to be replaced – a messy and expensive job – and no doubt this will delay any other tradesfolk you have lined up. And that’s never a good thing, especially when the mother in law is due in a few days time.

SEALING MY STONE FLOOR

Do I need to seal my tiles before laying them? A common question – Do i need to seal my stone floor before laying them? No, this is not necessary, we advise first laying the stone (taking care not to slop adhesive all over the tiles. Only If they are super porous then seal them […]

HOW TO PREPARE SUB-FLOORS FOR TILING

Ceramic,  porcelain and natural stone tiles are all very different, so you must take great care in preparing your subfloor before laying your new tiles and things can go drastically wrong if you ignore these basic rules!   Beginning with the best subfloor or underlayment materials for tile. Cement-Based Backer Board Backer board is designed for […]

ENGLISH LIMESTONES EXPLAINED

Orbern £95 There may be several reasons for why your thinking of have an English limestone floor in your home v’s an Indian or an Egyptian limestone.  One may be that you just love everything English and you drink cups of tea with scones every day and drive a Morris Minor to and from the […]

JAN SALE IS NOW ON – THE IMPORTANCE OF USING DITRA or BAL MATTING

Check out our CLEARANCE STOCK today for great deals? SO why should we consider using these decoupling matting solutions on our new floors before tiling? Well it is very common to be spending a small fortune on a natural stone or tile floor and the last thing we want is a giant crack appear through […]

2 OF OUR BEST FLOORS

SO Spring is in full bloom and you are starting your new kitchen project! You will be think “what is a good floor for my new kitchen?” Well you have many choices, which can be a problem when considering what to go for…. wood flooring or stone flooring and possibly porcelain tiles. We have put together a TOP […]

TOP 10 TIPS FOR CHOOSING YOUR KITCHEN FLOORING

So you’ve decided to get a new kitchen installed!?!  The first thing to think about is what floor do I put in my new kitchen? We have created top 10 tips for choosing the right floor for your kitchen… need to measure your room before buying wood flooring or stone flooring you’ll need four things.  Stone or Wood? […]