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Choosing your Tiles
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DSCF0661There are a few things to consider when choosing your tiles, with the most obvious being the style, finish and colour - and I can help you to make the right choices. Look at where the tiles will be and how they will be used.  When selecting colours and designs, it’s a good idea to take inspiration from existing areas of your living space.  Slip resistance is important in wet areas. Glazed tiles are waterproof but can be slippery so they may need to be coated for additional safety. Unglazed tiles are porous so they should be sealed in order to minimise staining and residue build up.

It is important that the area to be tiled is measured accurately so there are enough tiles to complete the project. Buying extra tiles so that you have spares in case a tile chips or breaks in the future is also a good idea - since it will be almost impossible to match new tiles to your existing ones. Less visible areas (such as pantry and under the refrigerator) can always be tiled last in case we have to compromise on the pattern. These are some of the tricks of the trade.

Yes - you can use floor tiles on a wall, but wall tiles should never be used on a floor as they are simply not strong enough to handle the extra loads!

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