Porcelain tiles are highly durable, low maintenance with versatile designs adding to the capital investment of your home. Potential buyers will be impressed with your home’s tiles and décor.
Porcelain tiles are highly durable and resistant to scratching, staining, and even fire. With careful selection and minimum maintenance, they will stand the test of time.
Good for your health
The dense surface of porcelain tiles prevents the growth of mould, microbes, mites. They are impervious to dust that can cause discomfort and a large number of allergies.
Versatile Design and style
There are almost limitless options when it comes to tiles. Porcelain tiles are able to not only imitate the surface of materials such as stone, timber, concrete, textiles, brick and more. There is the chance to create hybrid designs such as timber and concrete, or concrete and stone looks. Glass mosaics and ceramic subway tiles are ideal for feature walls or kitchen splashbacks. With many designs to choose from, tiles can reflect your taste and style. They will add the finishing touch that you and your home deserve.
Tiles also come in a range of different finishes, further increasing your options of application; floors or walls, indoors or outdoors, domestic or commercial. These include polished, matt, semi-polished (lappato), honed, textured, and anti-slip, which makes tiles the perfect choices for all applications.
Tiles comes in different sizes, from 10x10mm mosaic to 1200x600mm and larger, you can choose different sizes that are suitable to your home. Tiles also come in different shapes, such as chevron, fan shape, penny-round, hexagon, tessellated, and more. The 20mm thick tiles are ideal for residential and commercial outdoor areas. They guarantee a high resistance to loads and stresses and are perfect for residential and commercial outdoor flooring.
Tiles can be applied to various surfaces both interior and exterior – to walls, floors, porticos, blade walls, kitchen splashbacks, bars, and water feature walls. They can be laid stack-bond, brick-bond, herringbone, diagonal, portrait, or landscape on any surface.
Most tiles do not require sealing – unlike many other flooring options.
Cleaning porcelain tiles is simple by mopping the surface. On the rare occasion you do manage to stain a tile there are various cleaning products available from our showroom that may assist in removing the marks.
In the unlikely event that a tile breaks, it is usually possible to successfully repair the tile. The broken tile is removed and the area cleaned. The replacement tile is inserted and grouted and the job is done!
Consider the following before choosing your tile
- How much light is in the room? (Polished tiles bounce light, matt less so)
- The style of your home and décor (Victorian, French Provincial, industrial)
- Practicality of surface – polished, matt, textured (dogs, kids, busy lifestyle)
- Appropriate size of tiles
- Colour co-ordination
Glazed tiles are coated with a liquid glass, which is then baked into the surface of the clay. The glaze provides an unlimited array of colours and designs with a digital print that also protects the tile from staining. Glazed tiles are cost effective to produce, hence making them ideal for budget application.
Double charged tiles are fused with two layers during the firing process. The top layer becomes the decorative component and usually accounts for 25% of the tile. This top layer can be given many different surfaces such as matt, semi-polished, polished, or anti-slip.
Full-body vitrified porcelain tiles have the colour extend through the entire tile. The tile is unglazed, however is machined to the desired finish. They do not show wear because the colour extends through the depth of the tile, making them ideal for commercial applications.
On your box of tiles you will find the shade or batch number. Tiles may vary in shade, size, or appearance from batch to batch, and it is inevitable that they will look slightly different. This deviation can occur through a number of variables such as ingredients, dye, kiln temperatures, or outside temperatures. It is important that any tiles used in the same area are of the same batch or shade. To avoid disappointment it is recommended that your order includes sufficient quantity to allow for wastage and spares.
Determine the total square metrage first, and then allow for wastage. Factors affecting wastage are:
- Room size
- Tile size
The general rule of thumb is the smaller the area or the larger the tile, the more wastage there will be. We highly recommend that your tiler measures your space.
Additionally, it is recommended that you keep at least one to two boxes of spare tiles to ensure that if necessary you are able to use the exact same tile for repairs as tiles can vary from batch to batch.
We have interior designers who can guide you with your selections an help you achieve the desired result. To ensure that you will have adequate time we recommend calling first to make a booking on 8443 9111.
Buying a pool is an exciting time. A pool provides you with an immediate source of relaxation and an oasis in your own backyard. Before you dive into the whole process, there are many aspects to consider that will ensure a smooth process so that the final product is personal, unique, and as durable as possible.
- Fast installation
- Relatively less expensive
You might like to consider a fibreglass pool if you want a fast install and are happy with the shapes and sizes available. However, there is little to no room for movement if you would like a specific pool shape.
Tiled concrete pools
- Flexible in size, shape and features such as spa, islands, swim-outs, steps, ledges etc
- Suitable for reactive soils, able to withstand the pressure of the soil
- High durable – longer life
- Can be tiled with ceramic, glass or natural stone tiles to give a variety different colours and looks
- Custom designed
Consider a concrete pool if you want long lasting and unique pool.
- Do research and talk to existing pool owners
- Discuss details and get quotes from pool builders
- Choose your pool builder
- Choose your tiles
Tiles will look different when in your hand compared to being in the pool, so it is very important to be well informed during your decision making process. Ensure you get the best possible advice!
We have the largest pool tile range in South Australia. With so many options and each providing a different look, choosing a tile can be daunting. Our staff are experts in the process of finding your perfect pool tile.
There are many different factors including landscaping, location, pool size, and surrounding foliage to take into consideration when choosing a tile. Remember that the weather will also influence the look of an outdoor pool, while lighting and windows will be very important in an indoor pool.
Visit our showroom and speak to one of our experienced staff about the right tiles for you.
If you live in a rural area, we are able to provide you with samples and assist with the delivery process. Contact us, and we can send you a sample of the tiles in which you are interested to help you with your decision making. We cater for the entire South Australian region for pool tiles.
Browsing through our gallery can help you determine which samples you are looking for.
Pool tiles must be properly stored prior to installation. They must be covered, stored undercover and protected from the elements. If the ground has the potential to get wet, ensure that they are raised above the ground. If you are concerned about storage requirements, please call us and we will be happy to assist with any enquiries.