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 →

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 →

Presenting our stand at the Home Show for August 2018. We had a fantastic time at the event, saw all the great companies & products on display and got to meet many awesome people looking for the best! We even had the honour of receiving the Best Stand award for 37sqm-59sqm, which was a delight and we’re so proud. With thanks to exibitions&eventsaustralia for presenting the awards in all categories. It was such a great expo and we look forward to what the future brings. See you all soon!Read 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 →

There’s no denying the impact that gorgeous grey has on any interior, and there is a whole world of choice when it comes to using grey stone on your floor. The plethora of materials, textures and finishes that are available in this versatile colour – from the paler shades to the darker hues – will delight and complement your scheme whatever your design ideas. The reason for grey’s enduring popularity is definitely down to its versatility. A grey stone tiled floor with be enlivened by crisp white, it will look stylish and sophisticated with muted colours such as pale greens, it will be softened andRead More →

It seems like the white kitchen trend has been dominating our industry for some time now. Although the look is classic and timeless, we all know what to expect: light natural stone or quartz counter tops with stark white cabinets and a complimentary hardware finish, such as brushed nickel. Simply put, white will never go out of style when it comes to kitchen design and décor. Having said that, we are seeing another colour creep into this high-traffic room and that colour is grey. Grey has quickly become the modern neutral of this generation’s homes. Many young couples and families are choosing grey-coloured hues for aRead More →

Introducing our New Extra Large Format Calacatta Porcelain Sheets, available for customers in-store today! Measuring at 2400x1200x20.5mm, these sheets are fantastic for both splashbacks & benchtops due to size and thickness and are a fantastic addition for your next renovation or remodel. We just love to offer you the best deals on products and price: call us or drop in to our Showroom today for more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon!Read More →