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 →

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 →

Announcing that we have a recently added to two of the fantastic ranges of items in our stock! Here’s a run-down of just some of the options you’ll find in our Showroom and on display in our Tile Gallery: Porcelain Continuing our largest range, we’ve added 17 new Porcelain tiling options just for you. With a particular focus on Marble Look tiles, our main range comes in various sizes and thickness. Be sure to check out new Porcelain tiles with IDs P72-P87 in our Tile Gallery for more information. Extra Large Format Porcelain Sheets Yes, it should be obvious to everyone by now that we doRead More →

As you begin to host your barbecues in the summer, your kitchen will start to have good food, people and of course, the inevitable mess. Cleaning your counter-tops leaves you face-to-face with your backsplash; a kitchen accessory that often times becomes the striking feature of the room. Whether it’s assembled with polished white tiles or a collage of porous stone, your backsplash is unique to you. Yet what if that assortment of stones no longer appeals to you? The history of backsplash is a long one, changing shapes, colours, and designs everyday. We recommend solving the kitchen conflict with mosaics: a popular trend and inspiringRead More →

Porcelain and ceramic tiles are two of the most commonly-used flooring materials. Compared to other options such as natural stone or hardwood they are affordable, making them ideal choices for home owners who desire the  durability and strength of a hard floor. But which one do you choose? This is an important question to consider before you begin shopping for tiles. Both options have their benefits and they also have a few drawbacks. It is important to understand them, so as to make the best decision for your space. The kind of tile you have in your home can determine a lot of things. For one, theyRead More →

Part of our job at A&J Tiles and Stones is to keep on top of the most cutting-edge and popular interior design trends. With the recent Melbourne Home Show in April this year, we saw many of these trends and can now share with you our picks for the top tiles in 2018. Matte Matte tiles are the top trend in 2018, in many homes edging out glossy tiles as the most popular finish. Matte tiles are commonly used in light to high people traffic areas such as bathroom floors, outdoors and hallways as they provide traction, yet gloss tiles can also be used onRead More →

Because kitchens are explicitly functional spaces, their success is tied to the products – such as appliances, tap ware, surfaces, ceramics – you choose for them. But of course, we expect more than mere functionality. The kitchen has become the beating heart of the modern home: it’s now an open space designed to work seamlessly and look great while it’s at it. We take these expectations with us too, to public buildings, offices, shopping centres, everywhere. Designing Home Kitchens With Tiles & Benchtops   Our kitchen tiles and tops will make the difference. The old house-party cliché about your friends hiding away in the kitchenRead More →

How to Choose Flooring to Fit Your Style: An easy guide to discover what your design style is and which flooring style will complement your unique look. You probably have an idea of what you love about your house. For example, when you shop online for furniture, maybe you gravitate more towards one style than another. Your flooring style should also match your design style. Most people have a style type, but maybe you don’t know yours. Let’s look at just four of the most recognisable flooring styles: Modern History: Modernism began in the late 1800s and which picked up steam in the 1920s. Modernism’s roots areRead More →

We have an amazing new range of Wood Look Planks to choose from, check them out here and in-store today! Definition and the Benefits of Wood Look Tiles Wood look (or wood effect) floor tiling, like the name suggests is designed to look like wood, be realistic and feel so comfy underfoot you’d wonder why no-one thought of it decades ago. In terms of the benefits, firstly they’re made to look very much like traditional classic wooden boards. Second, since they’re porcelain they don’t stain; whether it’s coffee, wine, or oil, just sponge them down and you’re good to go. Thirdly, if you like underfootRead More →