Tiling is the ancient craft of covering floors, walls and roofs with small pieces of ceramic, for both functional and decorative purposes. Today, tiling is more fashionable than ever, with design ideas emerging every year.
The main types of tiling are:
· Terra cotta
· Natural stone
A surface that is expertly tiled will maintain its beauty and functionality for a long time. Our company, established for 30 years, offers:
· free quotes to intending customers
· tiling experts in your home
· competitive prices
· customer guarantees
In addition to laying down new, full tiling, we offer restoration services, regrouting and plastering, to customers wishing to conserve an older area of tiling in their home or business premises.
Ceramic tile is resistant to corrosion and fading. It is easy to keep clean, which is why ceramic tiling is most often seen in kitchens, bathrooms and any area where hygiene is important. Another advantage is that a broken tile need not mean a ruined surface, but needs only a small replacement. Increasingly, homeowners place ceramic tiling in the hallway hub between the house exterior and the main entrance door.
Coloured and patterned tiles are widely available with which to achieve lively and beautiful effects. The ceramic surface needs only the occasional wash with water and detergent, followed by a thorough rinsing to ensure the tile retains its shine. The occasional dash of bleach will deter the growth of mould in the grouting. Terra cotta tiling is very popular for flooring. With its warm colouring, and hardwearing and matt surface, it adds a striking and traditional accent when run through the ground floor of a building.
Marble and mosaic
Marble tiling is another fashionable and lovely material, but it does require careful maintenance. Made of calcium carbonate, it is prone to discolouration and corrosion by acids. Protective surfactants are available, but these have their limitations. If you are tiling an area for common use, it is wise to confine natural marble to walls and consider using marble-effect ceramic tiles on the floor. Mosaic is the most ancient type of tiling and is enjoying a new vogue in homes and in business premises. The patterns are formed of tiny, coloured ceramic pieces named “tesserae”, and an artisan skilled in the craft will add a unique and individual touch to any interior. However, readymade patterns, with the tesserae backed by netting, are available.
Slate and natural stone
Traditionally, slate tiling has been used on roofs. Nowadays, slate tiles are seen on the walls and floors of bathrooms. This dark material conveys a feeling of warmth, and is hygienic and hardwearing. Alternating the dark grey slate with tiles coloured by oxides and other chemicals can lighten the effect. Many business owners tile the walls and floors of the public access areas of their premises with natural stone tiles and slabs, typically quartz-granite. This expensive and beautiful material denotes quality and permanence. Stone is porous and does have certain maintenance requirements.
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