If you’d like to update your bathroom walls or kitchen backsplash with new tiles, it might not be necessary to strip away your old tiles first. If your tiles are firm and in good condition, it’s possible to tile over your existing tiles for a fresh, modern look without the hassle of stripping away your existing tiles and starting over
As all computer monitors are slightly different in the colour display there may be some difference in the exact colour of each imaged displayed on you monitor compared with the finial product delivered. At Tile Depot we aim to produce images with sharp and vibrant colours where possible, this may differ slightly from what appears on each compu
Nothing ruins the look of a clean, stylish tile floor like dirty grout. Tile grout seems to be a magnet for mess, turning a nasty dark brown within years while the tiles it holds in place resist dirt effortlessly.
Luckily, cleaning tile grout is far from difficult, and it doesn’t require the use of any expensive cleaning machines. With
Tiles have been used for thousands of years as a way of decorating floors and walls throughout the home. They not only look gorgeous, they last longer than carpets, wallpaper or vinyl and can significantly add to the value of your home, and so should be viewed as an investment, rather than a cost.
Easy to maintain
Ceramic tiles are made from a blend of clays and silicones pressed into shape and then fired in a kiln to produce tough, hard wearing tiles that are resistant to water, spillages and stains. They don’t require any sealing or polishing and are easily wiped clean so are ideal for walls and floors, bathrooms and kitchens.
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Porcelain tiles are beautiful to look at and are extremely hard wearing. They are made from pure materials fired at very high temperatures to produce tiles that are stain, scratch, shock, frost and chemical resistant.
Many can be used indoors or outdoors and are available in matt and gloss finishes and glazed or polished.
These beautiful looking tiles are made from naturally occurring substances, which means each tile has a slight variation in colour and texture, giving them a very distinctive look.
The most popular types of natural stone tiles are:
- Limestone – classical soft, warm creamy white in appearance
Mosaic tiles come in sheets comprising many small tiles. The sheets can be cut down to your required size or into strips to be used as a border or feature. They can be glazed or unglazed and come in a choice of materials and can be used in a variety of ways including:
- As a feature panel behind a basin or focal point in your kitchen
It is important to use the correct type of adhesive and grout for your particular tiling job.
For walls you can use a ready mixed adhesive which has self priming in it – so there’s no need to prime the wall beforehand or to mix the adhesive. If, however, you are using larger wall tiles (e.g. 30cm * 60c
Whether you are a tiling pro or a DIY novice, being well prepared will help you get the perfect finish on your walls and floor!
Plan the design
Always plan the design and layout on paper first, taking into account fixtures and fittings in the room. This is especially important if you are mixing shapes and designs.<