Monthly Archive: February 2012

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The Right Tools for Installing Porcelain Tiles

Cutting porcelain tiles is not as straightforward a job as cutting ceramic tiles and an electric tile cutter with a diamond blade will almost certainly be required. But these tools do not have to...

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The growth in popularity of porcelain tiles

The major manufacturers of porcelain tiles are now producing tiles that closely resemble natural stone such as marble, limestone and travertine. Natural stone has a unique beauty that is not easy to reproduce but...

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Natural Stone Flooring Terms

Acid-Washed Finish Takes the shine off polished stone and leaves small etching marks (pits in the surface). It gives the stone a rustic or antique appearance. Brushed Finish A worn-down look achieved by applying...

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Historical Royal Doulton Ceramic Tiles Saved

It was interesting to read recently about historical Royal Doulton tiles depicting nursery rhymes that were on the walls of an old hospital. The Royal Doulton ceramic tiles make up a series of murals...

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Fixing Bathroom Tiles – Part 2

  So here I am – all my tools are ready, the right adhesive and grout bought on the advice of the experts to suit the stone-effect porcelain tiles I have chosen and packs...

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Fixing Bathroom Tiles – Part 1

I don’t know whether it was good fortune or bad fortune when I recently moved house and bought a 1960’s house with a turquoise bathroom – some might say, at least it wasn’t avocado...

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Measuring up for Bathroom Tiles

So you are planning some DIY home improvements in your new house and the first task is re-tiling the bathroom. But if you are tiling your bathroom yourself then you will need to accurately...

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Getting Ready To Tile Your Bathroom

Tiling a bathroom yourself is relatively easy for a competent DIY’er but if you find putting up shelves is just too difficult a task for you then you would probably be better off getting...

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Some useful facts about marble

Marble is a natural rock that is extracted from quarries around the world in the same way as many other rocks, including granite. It is formed from limestone that has been altered (metamorphosed) due...

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A Glossary of Tiling Terms

I always think it is useful to have a little bit of knowledge when making a major purchase. Then you won’t make a rush buy that you regret later or be swayed into making...

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Why Choose Ceramic Tiles?

There are ceramic tiles suitable for all types of domestic installations such as kitchens, bathrooms, conservatories and hallways. They are both hard-wearing and beautiful, coming in a wide range of colour and pattern choices...

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Why Choose Porcelain Tiles?

If you are completely re-designing your kitchen or bathroom, whether you have recently moved to a new house and are starting on home improvements or just want to renovate your existing home, there is...

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The Best Natural Stone for Floor Tiles

Thought I’d made the decision to go with marble floor tiles to replace the sad and sorry tiles currently gracing my kitchen floor in my new home but I’m starting to have second thoughts....

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Marble Tiles for my Kitchen

I have recently moved house and I’m looking forward to choosing some new floor tiles for the kitchen and determined this time not to sacrifice quality for cost. In my other home I used...