Thursday, 29 April 2010

Slate or Ceramic Tile?

Slate or Ceramic Tile?

Your thinking of a new floor for your kitchen or bathroom, but then you have come down to a tough decision. Is it going to be a slate or ceramic tile floor in your kitchen or bathroom? It can be a hard decision and their are pros and cons on both sides. Maybe you currently have lino or wooden flooring and you are seriously considering a change.

One of the things that is often said about any stone floor, is that they are very hardwearing, but also very hard. There is no give in a stone floor, so they are likely to be very hard on the feet, joints and back, especially if your going to be standing in the kitchen for long periods of time preparing food or doing other things. Something to consider, especially if family members may be more advanced in years.

The other issue with any time of slate or ceramic floor is that any glass vessel dropped is going to create an almighty mess as there is going to be zero bounce. A bottle of wine dropped on a stone floor is going to go everywhere. And stone floors can be notoriously difficult to clean, as they are porous and so will absorb some of the material pored onto them on contact, making it extremely difficult to remove stains. Some people do complain that slate can have a natural dirty look that is near impossible to remove.

Another thing to consider with slate floors is that they are going to be very cold, which is not so much of a problem in summer, but in winter they are going to be brrrrrrr!

But the look of a nice slate floor is hard to be beaten.

But some people go for ceramic floor tiles, as some of these can give the look of slate, but without some of the maintenance hassles, as slate will have to be sealed on a regular basis to keep them looking good.

Other options if you decide for something a little softer on the feet, is to consider a bamboo or cork floor, they are both springy and forgiving. Or if you dont need it that soft, go for hardwood flooring and that has a little more give and will be softer on the feet and joints.

slate or ceramic tile
tiger slate
bathroom floor
premium black slate
tuscan slate ceramic
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plaza indian slate
slate tile floor
slate ceramic

Orange Kitchen Tiles

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Orange Kitchen Tiles

Orange Kitchen Tiles

Gloss and/or mosaic effect ceramic tiles in bright colours. A perfect choice for kitchens and bathrooms

subway kitchen shower
subway kitchen shower
subway kitchen shower
coralli kitchen
amazon redyellow orange tile mosaic
thai orange cream
Orange Kitchen Tiles
sunset red kitchen
orange burst
Orange Kitchen Tiles
Orange Kitchen Tiles
Orange Kitchen Tiles
Orange Kitchen Tiles
orange kitchen
orange kitchen thumb
Orange Kitchen Tiles
modern kitchen cabinets mia arancio

Bathroom Tiles

Orange Kitchen Tiles

Monday, 26 April 2010

Wetroom Tiles

Wetroom Tiles

Wetrooms are more commonly appearing in the latest bathroom designs. The idea for the wetroom came from Scandinavia, where they had the ingenious idea of taking the swimming pool concept and placing a waterproof membrane beneath wall and floor tiles instead of having a shower tray and partitions. If you have space for one, wet rooms are much more free and open than the ubiquitous shower cubical, the wet room being the bathroom equivalent of the open plan kitchen and lounge.

Wetroom Tiles
Wetroom Tiles
Wetroom Tiles
Wetroom Tiles
Wetroom Tiles
Wetroom Tiles
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Wetroom Tiles
Wetroom Tiles
Wetroom Tiles
Wetroom Tiles
Wetroom Tiles

Wetroom Tiles

Bathroom Tiles

Bathroom Tiles

Origami Bathroom Tiles

A plain matt white wall tile laid landscape with two different feature tiles, simple but beautiful

origami small bathroom tile

Melibea bathroom tiles
New shade from Spain, these ceramic wall tiles come in nacar and azul blue colours. The perfect choice for bathroom walls

Michelangelo bathroom tiles
Large format ceramic wall tiles in gloss/matt white and gloss/matt cream colours with matching glass borders
Michelangelo bathroom tiles

SunriseBorders
A subtle, horizontally graded colour change provides a refreshing look to this border
Sunrise Borders

Angel Cielo
A superb light blue, matt, wall tile that, combined with the Ornato inset and the Sensations floor tile, makes any bathroom look stunning.
Angel Cielo

Prissmacer
A very nice low price range of tiles comprising four wall tiles and two floor tiles. Use different wall tiles on opposing walls or as a contasting border or as a column - the choice is yours.
Prissmacer

Coralli bathroom tiles
Gloss, mosaic effect ceramic tiles in bright colours. A perfect choice for kitchens and bathrooms
Coralli bathroom tiles


Holiday bathroom tiles
Bright, bold and contemporary with a unique circular floor tile feature, a wall & floor range to create that wow factor.
Holiday bathroom tiles

Fusion bathroom tiles
A delicately shaded matt wall & floor tile with bold feature borders and matching floor tiles. Fusion bathroom tiles

Thermae bathroom tiles
A gloss, veined wall tile ideal for bathrooms and with matching borders and insets.

I Marmi di Rapolano bathroom tiles
Satin marble effect bathroom ceramic wall tile in two colours with mosaic feature tile and sculpted border and insets

Le Pietre di Samarcanda bathroom tiles
With its subtle tones, honed finish and sharp edges it is as beautiful as natural stone and can be used on walls and floors.

Milo Bathroom Tiles
An elegant, larger format tile that looks luxurious, for a bargain price. This tile also has a matching border and floor tile.
Milo Bathroom Tiles

Minimal bathroom tiles
Available in three sizes and colours with two different designs of border and inset Minimal is a very versatile bathroom ceramic wall tile.
Minimal bathroom tiles

Mahon Bathroom Tiles

Mahon Bathroom Tiles

Mahon Bathroom Tiles

The format of the moment with feature wall tiles enabling a vast array of colours, options and designs for you to make your own

Mahon

Starcross Tiles

Mahon Bathroom Tiles

Starcross Tiles

Starcross Tiles

Starcross is inspired by the mineral deposits found in the natural stone of the Devon coastline

starcross
starcross multi tonal mosaic

starcross dark grey

Kitchen Refurbishment

Starcross Tiles