Nerang Tiles introduces to the Gold Coast a new concept in decorative surfaces with universal potential for the construction industry. This new range of thin full body porcelain tiles is the world’s first full body porcelain ceramic tile in a large 3000mm x 1000mm format, with a thickness of just 3.5mm. This makes it possible to use large ceramic surfaces in previously unthinkable applications. This new tiling technology is a revolutionary new way to skin architectural surfaces.
Whether your in need of bathroom tiles, kitchen tiles, floor tiles, interior or exterior tiles, this new range of thin full body porcelain tiles are suitable for all applications.
High Flexural Strength
Tile products are among the most popular construction and decorative materials in the homes, in public environments and in industry, where its hygienic properties, strength and safety are highly valued.
Ceramic tiles are thin flat slabs made from various compositions of clays and other inorganic raw materials, which are moulded, dried, sometimes glazed, and then fired at sufficiently high temperatures to provide them with certain desirable properties or characteristics.
Ceramic tiles have long been valued for its durability and beauty, and it can be traced as fundamental construction materials as far back as Egyptian, Assyrian and Roman civilisations where its use went far beyond the purely decorative. Providing both form and function, ceramic tiles were used not only in the typical domestic applications, but also in many public environments such as temples, baths, basilicas, markets, plazas and meeting places.
Today, the industrialisation of ceramic tiles production has created a wide range of tile products that are used in a variety of applications, both functional and decorative. The technological evolution has automated the production process, enhanced the quality, and expanded the variety of formats, finishes and colours of tiles that are available in the marketplace.
Tile products are among the most popular construction and decorative materials in the home (bathrooms, kitchens, floors, corridors), in public environments (facades, bars, urban furnishings) and in industry, where its hygienic properties, strength and safety are highly valued.
Nerang Tiles has taken advantage of the industrial revolution and technological advancements in tile productions and aesthetic design. Nerang Tiles has sourced the highest the quality floor tiles and wall tiles from the most popular regions in the world (Spain, Italy, China, Indonesia, Malaysia etc) to fill its multi award winning showroom with the world’s best.
Nerang Tiles understands the superior performance of ceramic tiles compared to other building materials that can be attributed to three main characteristics.
Ceramic tiles are uniform in size and appearance. An almost limitless variety of layours can be achieved using different shapes, sizes, colours and a wide variety of special decorative pieces. Ceramic wall tiles not only offer a surface covering, they assist in creating an environment wherever it is installed.
Find out what tiles can do for your space by viewing a few of the thousands of tiles that Nerang Tiles has on display at their multi award winning showroom on the Gold Coast.
One of the most frequently asked questions during bathroom renovations is - Can you tile over existing bathroom floor tiles or wall tiles? - Well, technically you can lay new tiles over existing tiles. However this method of tiling highly depends on the condition of the existing tiles.
Since you are renovating the floor tiles or wall tiles because they are worn out, damaged or out-dated, tiling over the existing tiles is generally not advisable. Why? There are a wide variety of reasons, but the main is that the adhesive for the new tiles may not stick as well to the existing tiles as a concrete bedding because of the humidity, movement or condition of the existing floor or wall.
Tiling over existing ceramic tiles in your bathroom is a great way to save a bit of cash by not having to pay someone to rip up the existing job, there is also less cleaning involved.
Nerang Tiles has provided some tips and tricks below to help you consider whether you wan to tile over your existing bathroom floor tiles or bathroom wall tiles.
Before you start
Special materials specifically designed for nontraditional surfaces are required when tiling over existing tiles.
If you are tiling over tiles that have a matt finish then the best adhesive to use would be any non slump, flexible tile adhesive that has a C2S2TE classification that can be installed in accordance with Australian Standard AS3958.1-2007.
If you are tiling over tiles that have a gloss finish then the approach is just slightly different. Before installing the tiles you will need to prime the existing surface of the tiles by using a specific tile primer that will need to be applied by a roller to the existing floor. Once the primer has dried then a rubber based modified adhesive can be applied.
It is critical that you properly inspect the condition of the existing bathroom floor tiles or bathroom wall tiles because they are the foundation of your new tiling job. Any tiling job needs to be properly sealed and bond with its base. If your existing bathroom tiles are well laid, there are no hollow gaps underneath or humidity issues, then it should be okay to lay the new bathroom tiles.
To inspect and prepare the surface properly, you can check for cavities in the existing tiles by gently tapping on them with a rubber or wooden hammer to search for hollow sounds. These gaps or cavities are usually caused by the lack of adhesive between the existing tiles and the subflooring but can also be caused by movement in the surface.
Make sure that the floor tiles and wall tiles are leveled, any spots that are elevated should be grinded down with a right angle grinder fixed with a masonry wheel.
Sand all the tiles with a belt or orbital sander to scratch out any surface glazes. This will create a rougher and more porous surface which will help the adhesive bond to the existing tiles.
Vacuum and clean the tiles with detergent and water to remove any grime, dirt, sealers and wax. Rinse the surface of the old tiles with clear water and let it dry.
After you have prepared the floor, all that is left is for you to glue your new tiles to the existing tiles in your bathroom floor and wall. Tilers recommend using a rubber based glue for this job. This will provide more flexibility as the ground and existing tiles move slightly throughout the seasons.
MCB™ A-66 is a high strength, polymer and rubber modified, flexible, cement based adhesive which has been specially formulated to provide extra flexibility and extended coverage. It is suitable for most tiling applications including green screeds and it can be used in both internal and external situations for floor and wall tiling.
Suitable Tile Types
Areas of Use
Ensure that the surface is dry and clean. Remove any loose material and all contaminants such as grease, oil and dust prior to applying. Make certain that there are no undulations in the surface that may require MCB™ A-66 to be applied at a thickness in excess of 10mm. If necessary, level floors using ECO SYSTEMS ECO LEVEL FS
Tiles can accept foot traffic and can be grouted after 24 hours. This is dependent on the density of
the background and tiles and the ambient temperature and humidity.
CTA's MCB A66 tile adhesive is in stock and available at Nerang Tiles.
Visit the Nerang Tiles showroom on the Gold Coast for more information.
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Nerang Tiles is now featured on houzz.com, an online social platform for home remodeling and design, bringing homeowners and home professionals together in a uniquely visual community.
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Visit the Nerang Tiles multi award winning showroom to see the full range and receive free design consultations and samples.
The new N Basalt range
Visit the Nerang Tiles multi award winning showroom to check out our new 600 x 600 nonslip stone tiles.
Available in a light and dark grey, these stone look tiles are evolved porcelain surfaces that take inspiration form a selection of natural stone slabs with a minimal and fresh look.
With a non slip R12 & R13 rating, these outdoor stone look tiles are suitable for all wet areas, outdoors and pool surrounds.
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Visit the Nerang Tiles multi award winning showroom to see these amazing stone look tiles. The look and feel of real stone without the upkeep.
For more information please call Nerang Tiles on 07 55 961 916 or visit our showroom on the Gold Coast.
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Highly suitable to fix porous ceramic and marble tiles, particularly light coloured marbles, with an exception of moisture sensitive stone such as green marble.
Internal plasterboard, fibre cement sheet, rendered walls and timber floors with a correctly installed fibre cement tile underlay.
Easy to Use
Non slump, and with its unique thixotropic nature it will save you considerable working time. Will hold the largest wall tiles in place. Easy to trowel that saves you time and money.
VOC Content Test Certificate
Low VOC - Specification for Green Star Office Design V2 IEQ 13 and Green Star Office Interiors V1.1 IEQ 11
Excellent open time
Long re positioning time with extended open time of 20 min, which provides greater fixing efficiency over large areas, therefore increasing productivity.
Super flexibility - will easily accommodate the movement and vibration experienced in installations using flexible building boards.
Saves you money because it has a lower cost per square metre.
For more information about adhesives and other tile products please give Nerang Tiles a call on 07 55 961 916.
Inspired both on the natural, material finish of concrete and the smoothness of surfaces in micro cement, these new tile range boldly assimilates the characteristic lines of floor and walls in a modern urban habitat.
It is a functional product with the multipurpose features of a coloured paste stoneware, capable of meeting all of the demands of modern architecture, both in residential and public spaces.
Its large formats, neutral shades and smooth lines allow this tile range to create surfaces that are discreetly distinguished, giving an avant-garde style to the most varied spaces.
This new tile range now available at Nerang Tiles captivates through its modernity, adapting perfectly to the new trends of contemporary architecture.
See more modern floor and wall tiles here.
Available in 900 x 900, 450 x 900, 600 x 600 & 300 x 600