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Ceramic Tiles Installation

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Just as practice makes a man perfect, the right installations makes the tile structure perfect. So when you are going for ceramic tiles installation in your home, workplace or any other locations, you have to take care of certain aspects that have major bearing on the tile structure.

So far as ceramic tiles installation is concerned it is one of the easiest of the tasks. It is easy with modern fast-setting mastics, sealants, as well as grouts. However, the installations principles are the same irrespective of use of materials or types of installations in which you are involved.

Few tools that you will require for ceramic tiles installation are a hammer, chalk line, level, saber saw with carbide blade, rubber gloves, tile grout sealers, tile mastic, edging cap as well as a couple of outside corner edge caps. Paint stirring stick or some old toothbrush for forcing the grout deeply in the joints will come up handy as well.

And of course you need tiles for ceramic tiles installation.

Curving a Marble Sculpture

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Most people like and adore marble sculpture but few know exactly how they are created. Usually they are results of creation of 3-dimensional and visually interesting objects from marble. Thus curving a marble sculpture is an act of arts and science simultaneously.

Of course; curving a marble sculpture is not the easiest of the tasks to be accomplished. Yet it is one of those activities that have been in existence from the pre-historic times. Some of the prehistoric sculptures like the Venus of Willendorf are wonder of the world as are the faceless Cycladic statues of ancient Greece.

Thus from the ancient times, sculptors have been engaged in curving a marble sculpture. Only difference is that there has been huge evolution of the technologies involved in the process.

While the earlier sculptors used to curve a marble sculpture with abrasive techniques, their modern counterparts uses diamond tools and such other devices for the purpose.

Bathroom Design Innovations and Trends – Part II

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Given below are some more bathroom design trends and innovations that you can consider when remodeling your bathroom:

  • Bathtubs in unique and fun shapes are in fashion today. You will find these tubs in many wacky shapes. Some of these will cradle your body in a cozy manner and others will use lesser water. Your bathroom will definitely be unique and eye catching with these unique bathtubs.
  • Designers today favor an organic, softer look rather than hard edges and straight lines. Curving shower stalls, vanities and storage units are very much sought after for bathrooms and they look really beautiful as well.
  • Although symmetrical placement is accepted conventionally for bathrooms, several decorators today are experimented with harmonized asymmetry for creating unique but attractive designs. Use subtle touches in your own bathrooms in the form of quirky tile placement and overhanging sinks.

Design Ideas for Kitchen Tiles

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

When designing or remodeling your kitchen, your tiles will play a huge role. Countertops, backsplashes, walls and floors have to be carefully selected. Porcelain, ceramic, granite and marble are just a few of the popular options available. Mosaic or mural patterns on backsplashes and walls are beautiful.

Coordinate the colors with your floors for a beautiful look. You will have more freedom and flexibility for decorating larger kitchens. There are several magazines and home improvement websites where you will find design ideas for kitchens. Follow the latest trends and designs.

If you have a kitchen island, you can use contrasting borders for the tiles for a beautiful look. With the right lighting, this will look spectacular. Glass tiles are unique and very beautiful for creating wall designs and murals. You can also use pebbles and glass for creating your backsplashes if you are feeling creative.

Selecting Patterns and Colors for Kitchen Tiles

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

When selecting the patterns and colors for your kitchen tiles, they should be in coordination with the backsplash and counter tops. Select bright colors like blue, coral, peach, yellow and green with floral designs for rustic kitchens. If you have a Mexican style kitchen you can use white and red colors in striped designs.

Modern kitchens are known to have bold, contrasting colors such as yellow and red, white and red, black and white, blue and green. You can also intersperse it with bright colors through splashes in a few areas or through the backsplash.

The colors you select for your kitchen tiles will transform the look of the room entirely and provide it a unique look. Coordinate the look with the appliances, storage units, cabinets and the decorative items in the kitchen for a beautiful kitchen which looks professionally designed and gorgeous.

Selecting Colors for Your Bathroom Wall Tiles

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Your bathroom walls must look fresh and vibrant at all times. Select colors for your tiles which bring a sense of freshness and peace. Bright colors will always be in fashion while black is always popular. Black tiles can be used with lighter colors. Textured and patterned wall tiles will add characters to your bathroom.

Homeowners can find a huge range of choices in patterns and colors for tiles today. Select a color which will blend in easily with the décor of your bathroom. You will also be able to find interesting shapes in tiles. You can use a combination of various shapes to create an interesting method.

You can also vary your laying method for a beautiful pattern. Lay large and small tiles randomly for a wonderful look. You will be able to easily find several ideas in design magazines for designing your bathroom walls.

Selecting High Quality Bathroom Wall Tiles

Friday, June 15th, 2012

When selecting tiles for your bathroom walls select a design and color which will be beautiful and appealing for years. The quality of these tiles should also be excellent so you will be able to enjoy them for several years to come. The tiles you select for bathroom walls must be able to retain their beauty and shine for years.

Bathroom wall tiles and floor tiles must be water resistant so that water would not seep through and discolor them. Since your bathroom would be subjected to constant water spillage, they should also be able to dry out easily. Select tiles which are hygienic so that mildew and mold would not form on the surfaces.

Natural stones such as limestone and travertine with sealant as well as ceramic tiles are great options for your bathroom walls. All three tiles are high quality, water resistant and hygienic for use in bathrooms.

Day 13 of Olympic Torch Relay: Stoke-on-Trent to Bolton

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

stoketoboltonToday the Olympic torch is being carried from Stoke-on-Trent to Bolton by specified torch bearers. It is the 13th day of a 70 day journey which will see the torch pass through over 1,000 villages, towns and cities throughout the UK before making it back to London in time for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on July 27th.

After leaving Stoke-on-Trent  the flame will pass through the following places before arriving in Bolton; Cobridge, Burslem, Middleport, Crewe, Congleton, Macclesfield, Knutsford, Runcorn, Widnes, Warrington, Lowton, Abram, Wigan, Scholes, Ince, Hindley, Westhoughton.

The Olympics is very much about variety in terms of events, nations and venues. At Tiles Porcelain we also place great emphasis on variety to ensure we have tiles for everyone. This includes a huge selection of granite, travertine, marble, slate, limestone, porcelain, quartz and ceramic.

Day 12 of Olympic Torch Relay: Chester to Stoke-on-Trent

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

On day 12 of the Olympic Torch’s journey around the UK it is travelling between Chester and Stoke-on-Trent. TV drama Hollyoaks is set in a fictional suburb of Chester. Stoke-on-Trent is famous for its pottery making. Pottery in the form of cups and ornaments are clay based products very much like ceramic tiles. Like ornaments, ceramic tiles are glazed which provides a protective seal and makes them scratch and stain resistant as well as easy to clean and maintain. We have a premium range of ceramic wall and floor tiles available at unbelievably low prices.

The Olympic Torch Crosses the Border from England to Wales

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Today the Olympic torch will arrive in the Welsh capital, Cardiff on the seventh day of its relay around the UK. Before it gets to Cardiff the torch will pass through other places in Wales including Newport and Pontypool. A combination of famous personalities and local heroes will act as torch bearers throughout the 70 day journey through over 1,000 towns and cities.

splashbackWorld renowned fashion designer and businesswoman Laura Ashley was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. She was a pioneer of Romantic English designs—often with a 19th-century rural feel—and the use of natural fabrics. The Laura Ashley brand of ceramic tiles is still popular among homeowners looking to create stylish and trendy decors.

Cost effective ceramic tiles are easy to install and are also low maintenance. We have premium quality ceramic tiles available in a range of colours, features and designs. Our metro brick ceramic wall tiles (left) have a highly polished finish and look stunning as a splash back feature above worktops in kitchens.

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