You might be surprised by home many different types of tiles there actually are. The most popular ones are ceramic and porcelain tiles. There's also glass tiles, cement tiles, metal tiles and stone tiles to name a few others. It's hard to know which tile would be best for your project so give us a call to discuss your options.
This tile is one of the most popular choice when selecting tiles for kitchen, bathrooms or even entryways as it is very durable for most areas around the home. This product comes in heaps of different styles and can suit any budget necessary. There is also glazed and unglazed ceramic tiles. Glazed will last longer as it has more protection and unglazed will give different textures giving a rustic look.
The other most common sort of tile is porcelain, which is different from the ceramic tile. The porcelain tile can be used to look like normal stone, brick, or wood and without any of the maintenance. You get the same exquisite product without any of the upkeep or weathering. It is an all-purpose tile, it comes in an assortment of plans, colours, and styles to permit for flexibility when planning a space. Porcelain can also be used outside, because it will not freeze, lose shape, or crack. It is great for other areas like the shower or kitchen tile, high-traffic regions, and kitchen splash backs. The installation of this product is more difficult to install than the ceramic tile.
Glass tiles are a great alternative to natural stone as stains can be easily wiped from glass tiles with out any marks. The stain resistance of glass makes it a fantastic alternative to natural stone. Choosing glass tiles is something that wouldn’t often be recommended as it chips quite easily. This product would be more suitable as a splash back and not for high traffic areas.
Marble tiles are more costly but give the room a feel of elegance. This product gives texture and depth. Each tile will be different from the next. There is quite a lot of upkeep for this product to keep it's nice look. This would be best used in low traffic areas unless a sealant was applied.
This product comes in a variety of shapes, colours, styles, sizes and material. Mosaic tiles work best on wall applications to add a certain style to the room.
This product has similar look and feel to marble tiles but is actually a natural stone. It is also much more affordable than the marble tiles.
Limestone is another natural stone and has a natural look. This product is often used in outdoor areas but can also be used indoors if desired. To prevent this tile from staining it is recommended to use a sealant to protect the tiles.
This Product is similar to limestone, as it is another natural stone. Travertine has a variety of soft neutral colours. A sealant will need to be applied to protect the tile from stains. Often travertine is used in outside areas but can be used indoors too.
Q. Can I tile over existing tiles?
It is possible to tile over existing tiles if the floor is flat and the existing tiles are structurally sound. Cairns Tiling doesn't recommend to tile over old tiles, while it is a little more costly, it is better in the long run to pull up the old tiles and do it correctly. There is no telling how well the job was done by the unknown contractor using unknown products. We it once and do it right!
Q. How much does tiling cost per square metre?
Due to the many variables that can be apparent across any given job, there is not a single square metre rate that we can give. The variables that we encounter can include; different substrates, leveling required, the need for expansion joints, waterproofing, size of area, size, shape and texture of tiles.. the list goes on.