period tiles

How to restore and clean period tiles

Over the years the porous surface of period tiles will allow dirt and moisture to penetrate, with protective waxes and sealants gradually breaking down. Whether you have uncovered stunning Victorian tiles beneath an old carpet or are simply looking to restore dull tiles to their former glory, the correct products will help you to remove …

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remove sealant

How to remove and replace sealant

Sealant is used to create a tight seal in areas which are prone to water damage, such as kitchens and bathrooms. However, over time sealant can become damaged and discoloured, with cleaning unlikely to remove any stains or mould. If you need to remove and replace your sealant, we have created this useful step by …

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wetroom drainage

Wetroom Drainage FAQS – Common wet room drainage questions and answers

A well designed wetroom will add a touch of luxury to every bathroom, and they are growing in popularity thanks to their low-maintenance and ability to add value. However, it is important to consider the design carefully, with factors such as wet room drainage and waterproofing essential in every wetroom. In this useful guide we …

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Shower drains for wet rooms

How to choose shower drains for wet rooms

When planning a new wetroom or bathroom, shower drains are one of the first aspects you need to consider. Wetrooms and walk in showers have become very popular throughout the UK and Ireland, thanks to their style and practicality. However, unlike traditional shower trays, the water in a wetroom is not contained and it needs …

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grout joints

A guide to grout joint widths and tile installation

The gap size between tiles is often referred to as the grout line, grout joint, or grout width, with the size required depending on the type of tile, substrate, grout and your own personal preference as a tiler. These grout lines are designed to prevent water, dust and dirt from accumulating in the inevitable gaps …

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movement joints

Where should movement joints be installed?

Movement joints are designed to separate large tiled areas into smaller tile fields, which are capable of absorbing movement between the substrate below and the tiled surface. By absorbing gradual movement, the joints will prevent cracks and debonding within the grout and tiles themselves. However, to ensure the movement joints provide the absorption required, it …

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tile backer boards

A quick guide to tile backer boards

Whether you are thinking of tiling a floor, wall, shower enclosure or a wetroom, it is important to ensure that an effective substrate is in place before tiling. An even and stable substrate will improve the longevity and durability of the tiled surface, and tile backer boards are a great way to overcome the issues …

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2023 Tile Style Trends: We Predict What’s Next For Tiling

From new twists on traditional classics through to statement finishes and textures, we take a look at the 2023 tiling trends. Whether you are tiling a bathroom or searching for durable flooring for your home, these tile trends are sure to offer inspiration for your interior design choices. Geometric tile style The popular geometric interior …

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Introducing a new range of tiling products from leading Italian brand Raimondi

Leading Italian brand Raimondi are well-known for their product research, so every single product in the extensive range is designed to meet the needs of professional tilers. From the small tools such through to the large tile cutting machines, our hand-picked selection of new Raimondi products offer improved quality, reduced fatigue and increased productivity. The …

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uncoupling membranes

A guide to uncoupling membranes

Uncoupling membranes. often referred to as movement mattings, are designed to overcome a variety of potential tiling problems, which naturally makes them a very popular choice with professional tilers. These useful membranes will uncouple the layer of tiles from the substrate below, which reduces any potential stresses, whilst assisting with waterproofing, heat exchange and evaporation. …

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