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 →

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 →

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 →

One of the best ways to achieve a perfectly practical outdoor space is by continuing hard surfaces from inside through to outside. We’re sure you’ve noticed in recent years that outdoor living has become a very big thing. Taking the inside out, alfresco dining, bi-fold doors and dreamy summer evenings to unwind in the garden after work. One of the best ways to achieve a practical outdoor space is by continuing hard surfaces from inside through to outside. Quite simply, allow your garden to become an extension of your home. Hard landscaping is ideal from a practical point of view and will last for yearsRead 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 →