Freqenty Asked Question
What type of tiles are there ?
Ceramic tiles: The most common tile used. Ceramic tiles are made from clay and then heated. Ceramic tiles come in glazed and unglazed.
Quarry tiles: are unglazed ceramic tiles.
Porcelain tiles: porcelain tiles are fired at a higher temperature than standard ceramic tiles making them more stronger and moisture-resistant. Porcelain tiles are also less porous, making them more stain-resistant. Most porcelain tiles are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Porcelain tiles are harder to cut than standard ceramic. Porcelain tiles come in matte, unglazed or a high polished finish. Some high polished finishes are prone to scratching.
Mosaic tiles: Mosaic tiles are usually around twelve inch square and made of porcelain or clay. mosaic tiles are also available in pre-mounted paper or on mesh sheets. mosaics come in all different shapes and styles, which allow you to be creative with your design.
Where can we buy tiles ?
Where can I find a tiler ?
What are the advantages of tiled floors and walls ?
Unlike many other coverings they are very hygienic and easy clean.
The surface of ceramic tiles reduces a lot of allergies once kept cleaned and no harsh chemical cleaners are used.
Their durability is hard wearing and when cared for correctly and professionally fitted, tiles look great for years.
Glazed tiles are fairly stain resistant of any spills and can be wiped clean. Unglazed tiles however require extra care as there is no glaze to protect them.
Tiles are scratch or crack-resistant, normal wear or tear even high heels wont scratch them, however if you leave something heavy fall on them they are likely to chip.
Tiles can generally be used in any areas indoors or outdoors, tiles for outdoors however will consist of a heavier grade to withstand the elements i.e.: frost etc.….
Wet rooms: The slope/fall in the floor for a wet room must be right from the start, this slope must be made correctly by the building contractor. It is imperative that the slope/fall is formed into the wet room floor itself. The floor must never be flat, and you should never try to create the falls with tiling. A tiler is not responsible for creating the slope/fall, it must be done prior to Tiling the wet room. All wet rooms must be tanked to waterproof the area.