tile grout

How to clean and maintain tile grout

Tiles are often the perfect addition to a room, providing an excellent finish, ongoing durability and ease of care. However, the problem of maintaining the pristine finish of a tiling project does not often lie with the tiles itself, but with keeping the tile grout between the tiles clean.   Poorly maintained grout can leave …

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Large Format Tiles

Top 5 tools and accessories for large format tiles

Large format tiles are a popular choice in many installations; however, they can be challenging to handle and install. To help your tiling projects run smoothly, we have put together the following list of the top 5 tools and accessories for large format tiles. Thankfully, there are many tools available, from suction cups to drill …

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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 bathroom, shower drains for wet rooms 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 …

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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 clip and wedge

Tile Levelling Systems – A Useful Q & A Guide

In recent years tile levelling systems have led to a revolution in tiling, with very few professional tilers unaware of this innovative option. There are various levelling systems available on the market, with each product designed to create evenly spaced and level tiles. In this blog, we will take a closer look at the how …

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grout joints

A simple 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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tile trims

Tile Trims – How to Choose and Install Tile Trims

Tile trims are used to finish tile edges and corners to create a professional finish, and there are a variety of possible tile trims to choose from. Whether you opt for a standard bullnose trim, a metal trim, a PVC trim or a wooden trim, it is possible to create a traditional or contemporary finish …

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