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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

At A&J Trading International, we are very passionate about high-quality tile and stone for use in both residential and commercial projects. To that end, we have partnered with a fantastic China-based manufacturer and international distributor to bring you the best products at competitive prices. We strive to give you best experience possible, even providing you with accurate care advice; your needs are our needs. Our tiling products range from rustic to polished to porcelain glazed over a number of different styles, colour schemes and patterns for each grouping, so you’re bound to find a product to suit your needs. With backgrounds in construction and product distributionRead More →