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Posted on Mar 2, 2017

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Choosing the right flooring or wall tiles for your home can be a confusing exercise for the uninitiated. What tile goes in what room? What are the best tiles for outdoors? There are a myriad of options out there.

Tiles are perfect for creating innovative and inspired bathrooms, kitchens and both indoor and outdoor living areas for both residential and commercial projects.

Here are some of the options for you to consider.

PORCELAIN TILES
Porcelain tiles are strong and durable and come in an extensive range of colours, sizes and styles. They are Ideal for the kitchen, indoor and outdoor flooring and high traffic areas.

CERAMIC TILES
Ceramic tiles are ideal for walls and slightly lower traffic areas, making them ideal in bathrooms and kitchen splash-backs.

GLASS MOSAIC TILES
Handcrafted glass mosaic tiles are real head turners with an evocative and startling range of colours, shapes, sizes and finishes. They can deliver style and individuality to your home, creating unique and exciting personal (and commercial) living spaces.

And they are easily complemented by a range of sophisticated and dynamic wall paper designs, all executed in glass and are ideal for residential and commercial environments, including bathrooms, kitchens, bars, restaurants and swimming pools

NATURAL STONE
When it comes to choosing tiles and claddings, it’s hard to match the beauty and timelessness of natural stone. There is nothing man-made about real stone – the colour, the highlights, the grain and the variations have all been crafted by nature during millions of years.

Natural stone tiles and cladding come in a variety of colours, sizes and finishes.

The most popular types of natural stone are:

  • Basalt – a volcanic stone featuring exceptional hardness and durability.
  • Granite – the hardest common building stone making it exceptionally durable, colourfast and stain and scratch resistant.
  • Limestone – a sedimentary rock composed mainly of calcite’s (shells of marine animals, some up to 140 million years old from the Jurassic period).
  • Marble – a metamorphasised rock formed from limestone featuring stunning veins.
  • Sandstone – a sedimentary rock formed as the result of water, ice and wind patterns composed of compacted sand with minerals determining its colour.
  • Travertine – a form of limestone deposits precipitated from springwater or hot springs featuring a distinctive grained effect and Swiss cheese surface unless filled.
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