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I don't know where to start, can you help me with colours?

Yes, our experienced sales staff can advise on colours, ensuring your tiles match and complement your existing or new kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, exterior, paints and carpets. 

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What is the difference between Porcelain and Ceramic Tiles?

Ceramic and porcelain tiles are both made from clay. Porcelain is baked in the kiln at a higher temperature than ceramic, making it a denser and stronger tile. For this reason, we often recommend laying porcelain tiles on floors, and ceramic tiles on walls.

 

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Which tiles are best for a small bathroom?

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Small tiles are often considered the best option for a small bathroom and although this can sometimes work, smaller tiles create more grout lines and can look cluttered.

You should also try to avoid busy designs.

Large plain tiles can help to create the illusion of extra space in a compact bathroom and a small amount of tiles will cover a large amount of space quickly. It also means there will be fewer tiles you need to cut, when fitting them around awkward spaces.

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Is ceramic or porcelain tile more expensive?

Since porcelain tile is made of finer clays, it is denser than ceramic tile and more durable, but this also makes it harder to cut. ... Porcelain tile is generally more expensive to buy than ceramic tile. Because it is typically more durable than ceramic, porcelain tile is ideal for flooring and heavy-traffic areas.

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Can we organise delivery?

Yes, we can organise delivery providing the area is safe and clear for our driver to unload materials safely.  

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Do porcelain floor tiles scratch?

Porcelain is made from finer, denser clay and is fired at higher temperatures. Additionally, porcelain tile is tougher, more scratch resistant than other varieties, and more durable and resistant to stains.

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What is a rectified edge?

A rectified-edge tile has been cut to exact size after firing. This process creates a precise square edge and as a result, can be laid with a narrower grout joint than unrectified tiles.