Category Archives for Floor Tiles

Ceramic Wall and Floor Tiles

Ceramic tiles are available in what seems like almost endless variety. To make the right choice it’s important to know about the different types of tiles and the uses to which they’re suited. Ceramic tiles are not by any means … Continue reading

11. August 2011 by admin
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Laying Quarry Tiles on a Concrete Floor

Calculate the number of tiles needed and plan the layout so that you do not finish with very narrow tiles along any wall. If you are using hand-made tiles, soak them in water for several hours before you begin work. … Continue reading

22. June 2011 by admin
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Laying Paper-Backed Sheets of Mosaic Tiles

Mosaic tiles are sold in paper-backed sheets, either 610 x 305 mm (2 x 1 ft) or 305 x 305 mm (1 x 1 ft). The tiles are either square or rectangular. Laying hexagonal mosaics is best left to a … Continue reading

22. June 2011 by admin
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Choosing and Laying Ceramic Floor Tiles

Ceramic floor tiles are available in a number of sizes and thicknesses, and they usually have a matt unglazed surface. Unlike wall tiles, most of them are made without spacer lugs. Surfaces Concrete floors are the best surfaces on which … Continue reading

22. June 2011 by admin
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Marking Up for Laying Floor Tiles

Lay ceramic tiles so that they are square in relation to the doorway — when you enter the room the line of tiles must run away squarely from you towards the back of the room. This is particularly important with … Continue reading

22. June 2011 by admin
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Types of Ceramic Tiles

  Do-it-yourself ceramic tiling has become so popular that manufacturers now produce a range of tiles specially for this market. Most of them have spacer lugs on the edges so that they can be spaced accurately on the wall. They … Continue reading

22. June 2011 by admin
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Choosing Vinyl and Cork Tiles

Vinyl-tiled floors are especially suitable for kitchens and bathrooms. They are hard-wearing and resistant to grease and acids. These can be laid on suspended timber floors, provided the underfloor ventilation is really good. Do not lay tiles on timber treated … Continue reading

22. June 2011 by admin
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How to Lay Floor Tiles

Laying floor tiles Floor tiles, like wall tiles, can be used creatively to make whatever pattern you wish. An imaginative design can help to improve the proportions of the room — stripes laid widthways will make a floor area look … Continue reading

13. June 2011 by admin
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Types of Resilient Flooring

These floor-coverings are less noisy and kinder underfoot than hard floorings, but firmer than carpet. Resilient floors are made in both natural and man-made materials. Some are available in extra-broad widths to fit a large room without seams or joins, … Continue reading

13. June 2011 by admin
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