We discuss polished tiles, honed tiles, tumbled tiles, flamed tiles and sawn tiles. Whether you need to know which tile is best for bathroom floors, kitchen splashbacks or around your pool area, we discuss the pros and cons of each finish and which ones are best for each application.
We discuss gloss tiles, polished tiles, matt tiles, semi-polished tiles lappato tiles, grip tiles and external tiles. Whether you need to know which tile is best for bathroom floors, kitchen splashbacks or around your pool area, we discuss the pros and cons of each finish and which ones are best for each application.
This week we had the amazingly talented Crystal from Design Twins stop by and show us how to style up a day bed using lots of goodies from the Design Twins store.
Ceramic Tile - a clay-bodied tile which is typically glazed and fired. less dense than a porcelain tile. Typically found on walls.
Cushion Edge - a rounded edge on a tile
Grout - the filler between tiles
Porcelain Tile - a refined clay-bodied tile which has been fired at a higher temperature than ceramic to create a harder, denser tile. Typically found on floors and walls.
Rectified Edge - a square cut edge on a tile
Sealer - a liquid coating applied after tiling to 'seal' tiles from surface damage such as staining
Vitrified Tile - another name for a porcelain tile. The process of creating a porcelain tile is called 'vitrification'.
1. Design your new bathroom and work out how best to use the space
2. Obtain permission from council or strata to do the works if required
3. Order the tiles and fixed furniture (tap ware, toilet, sink, shower screen etc)
4. Remove all fixed furniture and demolish existing bathroom wall and floor finishes
5. Install new plumbing and electrical services as required
6. Sheet or render walls to provide flat surface for tiling later
7. Waterproof floor and shower walls
8. Screed floor including falls towards the floor waste
9. Tile the floor
10. Tile the walls
11. Grout the floor and walls
12. Install new fixed furniture
Not all tile shapes and sizes work well in every room. We wanted to provide a few rules of thumb to go by when selecting the correct tile size for your project.
There is certainly a few exceptions to the above rules but if you start with these principles, you will be well on your way to a designer masterpiece.
Choosing the right texture of tiles will ensure that they perform in your chosen application.
Its important to make sure you have the right people doing your install. The most beautiful tiles in the world cannot out-shine a mediocre installation.
It is often asked what the purpose of grout actually is. Grout is used to fill the spaces in-between tiles.
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