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Calculate the area to be tiled then add 10% for cuts.
Probably good enough for smaller tiles but not very accurate for bigger sizes.
Work out how many of your chosen tile will fit onto each wall or floor area and count each part tile as a full tile.For example:
If in doubt, buy more and bring the left-overs back. Offer applies to all ceramic tiles in stock except Sale items.
At Brooke Ceramics, we want to make sure that you have many years enjoyment from your tiles. So here are a few tips to help you avoid some of the more common pitfalls.
There are also grades of SLIP RESISTANCE, but this can normally be determined just by feel.
The THICKNESS of a tile has nothing to do with how long lasting it may be and only affects the actual strength of the tile. I.e. A thin tile will require a first class fitting job, since any areas without the correct adhesive contact can easily break. With thick tiles, you can afford to be less exact.
WHERE DO I START?
For more advice on tiles and tiling, call in and ask us anything.
BEAUTIFUL, VERSATILE MOSAICS
When choosing bathroom tiles, over half of our customers decide to include mosaics in their design. The reasons are simple - mosaics look fantastic, add flexibility to their ideas and are considerably cheaper than other decorated tiles or borders.
There are 3 main types of mosaics:
The 3 most common uses of mosaics:
Stone mosaics can also be used very effectively with floor tiles, either as a feature border or a 'bouchon' (a little square of mosaics).
Mosaics require a little more care when fitting, but are not too difficult provided you follow some simple tips.
To see a full range of mosaics in real room settings, visit our extensive showroom and view over 100 fully tiled bathroom displays.
Travertine is a type of porous limestone formed over thousands of years by the shells of marine creatures compacted into thick deposits and then transformed by hot carbonated water.
In the quarry, travertine is cut into big blocks which are then sliced into different tile sizes and graded according to colour and consistency. By its very nature, all travertine is porous and includes cavities of varying sizes.
To help overcome this natural porosity, the quarry will usually coat one side of the tile with a resin slurry to fill in the surface cavities. The other side is not filled and if floor tiling, this side must be buttered with adhesive before bedding in.
However, the slurry and adhesive cannot fill those holes which are just under the surface and these holes can sometimes collapse under foot traffic. If this happens, simply fill with more resin or use coloured grout.
The latest tiles are now digitally printed using similar technology to your home inkjet printer.
Photo quality designs are digitally printed onto wall & floor tiles to replicate:
MORE VARIETY, FEWER REPEATS
The starting point for many designs is to photograph actual pieces of natural stone or wood. After some tidying, these designs are printed directly onto the tile before firing. The result is an extremely realistic tile with more variety than screen printed designs and none of the problems associated with natural products.
Marble, travertine & stone designs without any sealing or re-sealing.
Wood designs without any sanding, warping, varnishing or shrinking.
NO MISSING PRINT
Screen printing cannot print all the way to the edge and leaves a ’frame’ around the tile. Digital inkjet printing goes all the way to the edge, even on bevelled or textured tiles, which creates a more natural look.
You could even have your own favourite photo printed onto your bathroom or kitchen tiles!