FAQs

Once fixed - how do I keep tiles clean?

After installation by a professional tiler the tiles in your home will look stunning. With the correct care and attention you could have many years of trouble free comfort. Best practice regardless of flooring finish (ceramic, wood, stone, carpet or vinyl) is taking your footwear off when you enter your home will make a dramatic impact on keeping your home and floor looking first class (commercial buildings will have a large footwell mat). Tiles can be kept clean by routinely...

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Can I have underfloor heating?

Yes you can, underfloor heating is available in two types of system - electric (mat or loose wire) or water. Today there are systems available for every situation, laying tiles (ceramic or stone), wood, carpet or vinyl. Talking with your builder/professional tiler with regards to your individual needs prior to starting your project would be beneficial to both. Please refer to each underfloor heating system manufacture to establish your approximate running costs.

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What is Travertine?

Travertine is a form of limestone also known as Calcium Carbonate which is deposited by mineral springs, especially hot springs. Travertine tiles are natural such as Marble, Slate, Granite, Limestone and Onyx. The characteristics of Travertine tiles are the holes within the stone which are caused by carbon dioxide. Due to this natural formation process Travertine have a low density, porous and full of holes. The faces of Travertine tiles are filled, it should be noted that there are always other voids...

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How do I cut wall and floor tiles?

Any good tile showroom/stockist will be able to offer you the correct tiling tools for your project. It is good practice to think about safety too, consider wearing safety gloves and goggles, tiles can be extremely sharp once cut.

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How many tiles will I need?

Like wallpaper, tiles are produced in batches (shade & calibration). It is important to make sure you have enough of the same batch. For your project your professional tiler can work this out, they should allow an extra ten percent more tiles for cuts, wastage and site conditions when laid square and an extra fifteen percent for diamond fix. It is also wise to keep an extra^ box or two over at the end of the project for any later...

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