If you’ve ever dreamed of having a beautiful wooden floor in your home but have been put off by the idea of maintenance, warping, scratches and issues with underfloor heating, you’re not alone. It’s undeniable that a hardwood floor with gloss is stunning, but it’s simply not attainable for many of us, or suitable for our lifestyles. So why not consider wood effect tiles? Wood effect tiles have been around for years, but have recently garnered extra attention thanks to improved technology, meaning they are realistic now more than ever. So much so, that it can sometimes be difficult to tell that they are replicas! ARead More →

The benefits of using tiles outdoors Just like the tiles used indoors, outdoor tiles come in a vast array of colours, textures, styles, and materials. However, unlike their indoor counterparts, outdoor tiles need to be strong, hard, and durable enough to withstand the elements. They need to be able to withstand all that nature throws at them while providing us with a space both attractive and functional. Unfortunately, not all tiles and materials can be, or should be used for all applications. Some tiles fair better in different temperatures and conditions than others, so it would be wise to take your time, read up onRead More →

Over the years, tile sizes have grown dramatically. 20 years ago, 8mm×8mm floor tiles and 4mm×4mm wall tiles were in fashion. These days, the more common and fashionable sizes can include 1200mm×600x13mm and 800mm×800mmx10mm. Others can even be measured quite a lot larger for floor and wall tiles. When talking to homeowners in the A&J Showroom, we discover that they have sometimes been misled to believe that because they have a small room, they should select a small tile. Truth be told, size doesn’t always matter. Colour, texture, shape and sometimes size will all determine if a room feels either big or small. Ultimately, when choosingRead More →

Tile is a natural for bathroom walls and floors. It’s versatile, beautiful and enables so many design possibilities to enhance the livability and overall value of your home. Here are therefore 5 of the best ceramic and porcelain tile trends for bathrooms we’ve found to inspire you. Several of the Best Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Trends for Bathrooms 1. Large format ceramic and porcelain tile Large format ceramic and porcelain tile look really good on floors and walls. Just as floor tile sizes are getting bigger, wall tile sizes are also getting much larger too. The larger size tends to make a space look bigger; it also requiresRead More →