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Why We Love Monochrome Bathrooms

Black and white bathrooms always look so stylish whether they are in a traditional Art Deco style or designed with modern minimalism in mind. They are perfect in character or period homes and also in modern homes. And, best of all, they don’t date quickly so will look great for years to come so be a good investment in improving a home.

Bathroom manufacturers and the buying public all love white in bathrooms, whether it is the bathroom suite or large, glossy porcelain tiles there is really nothing to compare with gleaming white lines. White bathroom suites look equally good in period reproduction styles as they do in sleek contemporary styles and any of the huge range of bathrooms to choose from will look fabulous when complemented with black. Accent tiles in black can be used to create unique patterns on borders or tiled panels and black accessories such as vases, towels etc. enhance the monochrome look. If you are feeling very daring (and either don’t live in a hard-water area or have a water softener fitted) then I have even seen a black Art Deco style basin. Just be sure it will suit your style of home and bathroom (I’m personally still cautious about using any sort of coloured sanitary ware).

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How to Choose Your Perfect Tiles

When you need to decorate your floors or walls, tiles are a great solution that not only look fantastic but also offer durability that far exceeds any other options available. Wallpapering, painting or carpeting might be a smaller initial investment, but over the years good quality tiles will pay for themselves many times over by still looking good long after paint or carpets are showing their age. Depending on your project, you will need different types, sizes and finishes of tiles, so here are some tips to make sure you choose the best ones for your needs.

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Removing a tile step by step

It might seem a straightforward process to remove tiles from the surface of walls or floors, however if you don’t know what you are doing you could end up damaging the adjacent tile and making a simple job into a major task. Whether you need to replace a broken tile, want to swap a plain tile for a patterned or coloured tile or just get rid of a tiled area in your home, make sure you follow these step by step instructions to help the process go more smoothly.

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The Different Tile Choices Used in Flooring Today

Flooring tiles come in many different materials, styles and uses. This article will break down the basic definition, and uses of those tiles most popular in today’s home renovations.

Ceramic tiles

What are Ceramic tiles? Ceramic tiles aremade from clay fired in a kiln. A coloured glaze is added, and the tile is fired again, making the colours that have been applied come alive in vivid variations. Ceramic tiles can be slippery, so they are usually treated with an abrasive if they are to be used as floor tiles. Unglazed ceramic tiles, called quarry tiles, are also available. They stain easily, so they should be sealed for use as flooring. Remember that slick surface tiles are not ideal in places like the bathroom, pool changing rooms, or anywhere water may collect. […]

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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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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...