Ceramic Tiles Made Simple

Careful planning is the secret of successful tiling. Whether a room is being half tiled or fully tiled to the ceiling, the aim is to leave a neat, balanced effect. Plan to have a full size tile at the top of the wall or in the top course of a half-tiled wall. Narrow pieces of … Read more

How To Work With Ceramic Tiles

Glazed tiles make a good finish in bathrooms or kitchens. They will resist most liquids and the range of patterns and colours is considerable. The most common tiles are about 110 mm square and 4 mm thick. Normal tiles have square edges, but others have one rounded edge for a ledge front or the top … Read more

Wall Tiling Made Simple

Ceramic tiles make one of the most attractive and hardwearing surfaces that can be found inside our homes today. Their polish remains unaffected by anything except direct physical damage and once applied they really require no upkeep at all They are not cheap, but taking into account the years of wear which one can expect … Read more

Tools For The Decoration And Maintenance Of Your Walls

The main work done to walls is: painting, wallpapering, tiling or perhaps minor repairs of plaster-work. The tools for these would be: Painting A series of suitable brushes and, of course, supplies of brush-cleaning material. For rubbing down the surfaces in preparation for painting you will need sandpaper. A useful tool for this is the … Read more

How To Lay Floor tiles

Hard floor tiles of all types (e.g. vinyl, cork, ceramic) must be stuck down with the manufacturer’s recommended adhesive, using a notched spreader. The exceptions are types of vinyl tile with peel-off self-adhesive backings which are quick and simple to lay. Planning. Draw a grid of the floor corresponding to the size of tile you … Read more

Fixing Tiles To A Wall – Tiling Tips For DIYers

fixing tiles

If you’ve prepared the walls properly, fixing tiles is a straightforward job but take your time to achieve a good finish. Start by spreading adhesive over an area of about one square metre in the corner where the two battens join. Use a notched spreader to get the adhesive reasonably even. Start laying the tiles … Read more