A small selection of our tile range:
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The amount of traffic in a room, or its use, can have an impact on the type of floor or wall tile that you select. Rooms are generally identified as having low, medium, or high traffic, but you must always consider your particular circumstances and lifestyle. One way to determine if the tile you are considering is appropriate is to find out the tile's PEI rating. The Porcelain Enamel Institute rates tiles based on how well they stand up to wear and tear, with 1 being the least durable (low traffic) and 5 being extremely durable (high Traffic).
Which tile should I choose?
- Ceramic tiles are the most popular choice in homes today. They hold up well in most areas and come in a vast range of colors, sizes, and styles.
- Porcelain tiles are ceramic tiles with a water absorption rate of less than 0.5 percent and are used to cover floors and walls. They can either be unglazed or glazed.
- Glass tiles have become more popular in recent years and as such are now available in a huge range of sizes, colours, finishes and designs.
- Mosaic tiles are often used for shower floors. Their small size means that the floor will be broken up by more grout, which reduces the slip factor. They are also commonly used in swimming pools, changing rooms, wetrooms or as features.
- Quarry tiles are made from shale, clay or earth, resulting in an unglazed tile with color throughout. Quarry tiles are used for both floors and walls and are normally used indoors, usually in utility rooms or communual areas.
Which natural stone should I choose?
- Slate is a durable, fine grained metamorphic rock split and sawn to form tiles.
- Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of calcium carbonate with consolidations of shells and sealife fossilisation.
- Travertine is a honeycomb structured calcerous rock deposited from natural mineral springs.
- Quartz is a dense metamorphic crystaline rock.
- Teracotta is a clay, baked and fired in traditional kilns.
- Marble is limestone in a metamorphic crystalline state.
- Granite is a hard, tough, igneous rock, medium to coarse grained and consists of a number of minerals, including feldspar.
- Cobbles are small individual stones of worn reclaimed appearance usually used in courtyards and driveways.
- Sandstone is a sedimentary granular rock of compressed sand which is often fossilised.
Adhesives, Grouts And Levellers.
Wall and floor tiles need a special adhesive, and at the Pentagon Design Studio in Bagot Road we stock a range of products to suit every situation.
For wall tiles you can select a ready mixed non-slip wall tile adhesive, or a waterproof version for shower cubicles, bathroom splashbacks and wet areas. For floor tiles, you are best to use a cement based powder floor tile adhesive.
The type of grout used is also important and will depend on whether you are grouting a wall, floor, wetroom of flexible area. There are many colours available nowadays so think carefully about this as the colour can really determine the final look.
If you need to level the floor before tiling, the levelling products are available to go onto both concrete and timber surfaces and can also be used where underfloor heating is present.
Why not pop down to Pentagon Design Studio in Bagot Road to find our more about the options available. Alternatively you can contact us or call us on 01534 888000.
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