Definitions


Tiles –  Ceramic Tile is made by mixing raw materials (clays, sands etc), working this mixture into a slab like shape and then firing it at a high temperature in a kiln.

Wall Tiles – Wall tiles are ceramic tiles made from a mix of clay materials which are fired in a kiln at very high temperatures. Wall Tiles are typically less durable than a tile designed specifically for flooring.

Wall Tiles are generally glazed, often highly decorated and come in various different finishes, including gloss, semi gloss, matt and textured.

EXAMPLE :

Wall Tiles are suitable to be used as –

  • Bathroom Wall Tiles
  • Kitchen Splashback Tiles
  • Laundry Splashback Tiles
  • Skirting Tiles
  • Commercial Kitchen Tiles
  • Commercial Bathroom Tiles                                                       

Floor Tile –  Floor Tiles are ceramic tiles made from a mix of clay materials which are fired at very high temperatures. Floor Tiles have considerable strength and resistance qualities that are able to withstand weight, abrasion resistance and foot traffic. Floor tiles come in a variety of different finishes including, glazed, unglazed, polished, gloss, matt and textured. Many floor tiles are also suited for wall use.

Porcelain Tiles – Porcelain tiles are ceramic tiles made from a dense refined clay dust and fired at high temperatures creating a hard and durable surface. Porcelain tiles  have a water absorption rate of less than 0.5 percent, making it resistant to moisture, staining and wear. Porcelain Tiles come in many different tile surface finishes including, glazed, unglazed and polished.

Polished porcelain Tiles – Polished porcelain are ceramic tiles made from a dense refined clay dust which is fired at high temperatures creating a hard and durable product. The polished surface is not a glaze or surface coating, but comes from an abrasive polishing process after the tile has been fired.

Ceramic Tiles – All tiles have a ceramic base defined by the mixing of raw materials widely available in nature ( clays, sands etc), working this mixture into a slab like shape and then firing it at a high temperature in a kiln.

Bathroom Tiles –  Bathrooms require tiles on the wall and floor to create a barrier against moisture. They help to alleviate water damage and provide a surface that is easy to maintain in a wet or damp environment. Bathroom wall tiles and floor tiles also have a great aesthetic appearance and come in a variety of colours, shapes sizes and finishes to suit any decor.

Kitchen Splashback Tiles – Kitchen splashback tiles provide a surface that is easy to maintain. Personal style is also a big consideration when selecting tiles for a kitchen splashback, and with a large range of tile finishes, colours, designs and materials available to choose from, most aesthetics can be achieved.

Living Area Floor Tiles – Floor tiles are a popular choice for living area floor coverings due to their durability and easy to maintain surface. Floor tiles also have a great aesthetic appearance and come in a variety of colours, shapes sizes and finishes to suit any decor.

Timber Tiles – Timber Tiles are ceramic tiles as authentic looking as real timber.

Benefits of Timber Tiles –

  • No Sealing.
  • No Marking
  • No Maintenance
  • Extremely Hardwearing
  • 100% Waterproof
  • Suitable Indoors and Outdoors
  • Cost no more than real timber

Timber TilesSuitable for

  • Living Areas
  • Outdoor Alfresco’s
  • Ensuites and Bathrooms
  • Feature Wall Cladding (Indoors ands Outdoors)

Timber Tiles are a real alternative to Timber Flooring.

Swimming Pool Tiles – Swimming Pool Tiles provide the final finishing touch to your pool. Swimming Pool Tiles come in an array of colours  which allow you to match or contrast your pool with its garden surroundings. Swimming Pool Tiles are easier to clean along the waterline where dirt deposits on the surface of the walls, than rendered surfaces in concrete pools.

Glass Tiles – Glass tiles have become one of the most popular materials for a kitchen splashback or bathroom feature. Glass tiles are made from pieces of glass that have been pressed into various shapes. The glass tile pieces are then placed onto a mesh, ceramic or plastic backing for easy installation. Glass Tiles have a luminous appearance and come in an array of different colours.

Stone and Marble – Stone and marble feature tiles come in various colours. Stone and marble tiles are a popular choice for kitchen splashbacks or bathroom features. Stone and marble tiles come in in various finishes such as honed (smooth, matt ), polished (glossy, reflective), and sandblasted (irregular, pitted).

Border Tiles – Border Tiles come in a variety of different materials ranging from, ceramic, glass, metal, marble and stone. Border tiles are commonly used throughout the bathroom, laundry and kitchen areas to complement their surroundings. Border tiles are available in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Glazed Tiles – Glazed tiles made from a mix of clay materials which are fired in a kiln at very high temperatures. After the ceramic tiles are fired, a thin coat of liquefied glass is applied over the top surface. The glass is what makes glazed tiles so highly moisture and stain resistant and what gives them their colour.

Rectified Tile – A rectified tile is a tile which has had its edges mechanically finished to achieve a more precise size. This involves cutting or grinding the tile edges after it has been fired. Due to the edges of the tile being rectified a smaller grout joint can be achieved.