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Tiles: A Multitude Of Materials To Choose From

Tiles have their origin in different materials. Approved Trader examined the different materials used for tiles to guide you in your choice for your home, both inside and out.

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Tiles have their origin in different materials. Approved Trader examined the different materials used for tiles to guide you in your choice for your home, both inside and out.

Cement tiles

Cement tiles have come back into within the home! In years gone by it was very popular but over time new materials came to replace it. Its material allows him to assume various patterns and colours allowing you to create a trendy retro look in sizes ranging from 5 5 cm to 30 30 cm.

Strong and very durable, cement tiles are safe from climate change. Furthermore, as regards maintenance, three things are needed: soap, water and elbow grease. However, pay attention not to spill anything on them, cement tiles are not stain resistant because it is a porous base material.

Terracotta Tiles

Terracotta tiles have increased in popularity, again offering a wide choice of colours and shapes available allowing you to arrange your floor according to your desires .

Terracotta tiles are a strong durable tile choice , which makes it an ideal flooring in rooms with high traffic. In addition, if you have under floor heating, its thermal qualities will make a very good conductor of heat.

Nevertheless, it should treat the terracotta tiles against porosity to prevent accidental tasks in the future.

Porcelain / Ceramic Tile

This is the most commonly used tile in UK homes. Made from ceramic, it is easy to maintain and clean , strong and stain resistant are among the numerous qualities that make ??them so popular.

Comfortable on both walls and floors and in wet areas such as bathrooms, porcelain tiles are available in multiple designs and shapes . Some imitate natural materials like wood or stone.

Generally 2 faults are reported with ceramic tiles, cold contact and can be a slip hazard if the tiles are wet and untreated.

Marble Tiles

Marble, is a very noble material, finding its place in the rich and prestigious residences around the world. Marble tiles are very durable but care must be taken so that it retains its beauty.

You should maintain it carefully so that it retains all its qualities and splendour. Marble must have a stain-and water-repellent treatment.

Whatever the type of tile you are considering Approved Trader can help you in your search to find the most suitable type of tile, along with an expert tiler to help you carry out the work.