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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

  Winter is on it’s way for 2018 If you’re thinking about installing or refurbishing a fireplace in your home, it’s a good idea to consider surrounding it with some beautiful tile work. Depending on which type of fireplace you have, this will impact your decision on which stone to choose, along with the type of finish.   Open Fires & Wood Burners When it comes to surrounding your beautiful wood-burning fireplace, it can be a costly mistake to select unsuitable tiles for the project. At A&J, we recommend using quarry tiles or full bodied porcelain tiles for your open fireplace or iron wood burners. Slate can also be aRead More →