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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

When choosing tiles for your project, we always recommend the best. That’s why our partners in China are continuing to supply us with outstanding new marble tiles we know you’ll love as much as we do. Manufactured with care and dedication, these tiles are designed for robustness, longevity, style and are simply just too good to pass up! We’re very proud of the various looks these provide a home or office, with a range that can inspire anyone on a daily basis. Depending on your needs, we have a range that we know will have just what you need, so come on down or call usRead More →