Since roman times, tiles have been used for bathroom decor, it could even be speculated that ancient Egyptians used some kind of finished sandstone for their bathrooms! In the modern age, they are a must due to the way homes are constructed. Whether protecting the plaster on your walls, protecting your flooring structure from rotting or protecting every single surface from the moisture that steam provides. Here’s a few short tips to help you with your decision of bathroom tiles. Some classic water resistant, go-to tiles for bathrooms are porcelain, ceramic and glass tiles,  As well as sealed natural stone tiles and sealed glazed tiles. An important thing toRead More →

When it comes to remodelling or creating a kitchen from scratch, choosing the right design depends on many factors: the client’s or your own personal style prerequisites, how the kitchen is to be used and functional aspects such as efficiency, spaciousness and convenience.   Before starting the design process, it’s important to understand that kitchens are about more than just cooking – whether small or large, today they represent the heart of the home, the new living space for talking, eating, laughing, and sharing, so the style design will be crucial. From cosy country kitchens to modern, minimal or even pop styles, come and findRead More →

Display some artistic flare! Mosaic tiles can be used in a variety of design choices, whether adding an eloquent flare to a large area or using mosaic design for finishing touches and fine detail. One can be reminded of a piece of art, mixing and matching multiple colours and even different finishes and textures. Here are some ways to make the most of this timeless method of tiling. Feature Walls & Floors Due to the extreme eye-catching nature of a mosaic design, it can be perfect to make a large impact on a space with a feature wall or floor. Full floor-to-ceiling tiled walls willRead More →

The simplest way to give any home or office setting a touch of sophistication following the most valid trends in contemporary living, is definitely choosing precious stones to use on floors, walls and for furnishing details. Widely used for tasteful design, marble is essentially the prime choice. For A&J Trading Tiles & Stones, both designing and creating surfaces inspired by the precious stone means a setting with ceramics to help light up the setting. Thanks to on-going research and development, we have obtained porcelain stoneware slabs, able to offer faithful marble reproduction with their veining effects, tone-on-tone colour nuances as well as naturally shimmering effects. A&J TradingRead 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 →