Nerang Tiles is a big fan of the French provincial decorating style that reflects the homes in Provence in the South of France in the 17th and 18th century.
What is French provincial design? When Nerang Tiles thinks of French provincial we are thinking colours inspired by the landscape of southern France littered with sprawling farmhouse tables, stone floors and rough plastered walls in the inside of French cottages. There is no doubt that French provincial design remains one of the most popular interior design aesthetics in the world and we believe it can be integrated into any home.
Nerang Tiles has put together a few handy tips to show you how to bring a splash of French provincial into your home using a few design tricks with furniture but most importantly by selecting the best tiles. There are so many tile options.
Nerang Tiles is seeing a growing number of people after the French provincial design to be integrated into their home to give it a combination of elegance and functionality.
Below are a few handy tricks to getting the French provincial look:
Nerang Tiles has over 5,000 floor tiles and wall tiles on display at its award winning tile showroom on the Gold Coast. Visit the Nerang Tiles showroom today to see the extensive range of floor tiles and wall tiles and ask one of our friendly staff to assist with selecting the very best tile options to help curate and bring to life a French provincial design.
5 interesting facts about ceramic tiles
1. The Assyrians were the first to use the tiles.
2. The Arabs brought the use of tiles to Europe. And with them they made decoration majestic buildings such as the Mosque of Cordoba and the Alhambra in Granada.
3. There are various tile production techniques such as dry rope, majolica or edge.
4. The best way to clean the tiles is with a mixture of hot water and vinegar.
5. One of the countries in the world where the tile has more prominence is Portugal. So in cities like Oporto that can be found both in churches and train stations through housing.
Here at Nerang Tiles we take delight in the fine art that is tiling. We are committed to providing the Gold Coast and Northern NSW with premium quality tiles and the lowest possible price by working with leading tile suppliers for all floor tiles and wall tiles available throughout Australia.
Nerang Tiles prides itself on the extensive tile range, we challenge you to find a larger tile range of floor tiles and wall tiles anywhere else in Queensland. At Nerang Tiles you will find tiles to suit any area from your kitchen, bathroom, living area to your outdoor patios and pool areas.
If you are looking for something unique, Nerang Tiles has it all; subway tiles for your kitchen splashback, timber tiles for a rustic floor plan, large format marble look tiles for a stunning bathroom or even glass or metallic mosaics for something special. Nerang Tiles has it all.
With over 5,000 floor tiles and wall tiles on display at our award winning tile showroom, you are sure to find the tiles to complete your dream design. Coupled with our award winning services, our knowledgeable team can help design and curate the most effective and cost efficient way to tile any area of your commercial or residential area.
Visit Nerang Tiles today at the award winning Nerang Tiles showroom on the Gold Coast to receive exclusive in store tile discounts and to see the most extensive range of floor tiles and wall tiles available at discount prices.
Give your home character & a sense of cultural design
Nerang Tiles brings to the Gold Coast a tile range inspired by traditional encaustic cement tiles. This floor and wall tile range has the look and feel of a hand made product - each piece varies slightly in pattern and texture.
This is part of the beauty and rustic character of the tile design.
Suitable and applicable as both a wall tile and floor tile, this tile range does not require sealing and is suitable for kitchen splash backs, wet areas and outdoor areas.
It has a non slip rating of R10(P4).
Visit the Nerang Tiles award winning tile showroom today to see this amazing tile range.
Nerang Tiles is an award winning tile showroom on the Gold Coast showcasing thousands of quality porcelain and ceramic wall tiles and floor tiles at discount prices.
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Why not build your home and decorate it with tiles that decorated an award winning home by an award winning builder and from an award winning showroom. #onlythebest
Subway tiles are becoming increasingly popular, especially as a feature tile for kitchen splashbacks or bathroom walls.
Since the New York Subway opened in 1904, this type of tile has been a prominent and popular feature that has transitioned into both commercial and residential designs as well as a necessary and commonly used design feature for many interior designers and architects.
Nerang Tiles has developed an increasingly large range of subway tiles in many different sizes, finishes and formats that can compliment any area. Pick between modern rectified cut subway tiles in a variation of colours or go for a more warm and rustic look by using handmade and traditional look subway tiles.
For those with a creative mind and looking for design inspiration, pair subway tiles with different coloured grout to frame the tiles or bring a colour from another part of the room.
For all your subway tile needs and for any help visit Nerang Tiles for more information and to see the amazing range of subwau tiles available in Queensland.
What is epoxy grout?
Made from epoxy resins and a filler powder, the grout is extremely hard, durable, and nearly stain proof. Often times the bond between tiles is stronger than the tile itself. You might wonder why this type of grout is not used all the time. First, most installers find it harder to use than cementitious grout.
Where to use?
Ideal for use with most type of ceramic tiles
Suitable for interior and exterior applications. Commercial walls and floors including dairies, breweries, food processing plants, hospitals, public toilets, commercial laundries and kitchens.
Features and benefits
Directions for use
Test the product in an inconspicuous area first
The coverage of the grout will vary depending upon the texture size and thickness of the tile and the width of the grout joint.
Clean tools and equipment with water before the grout dries.
Nerang Tiles stocks and can special order a number of different epoxy grouts from leading global suppliers such as Davco, Bostik, Ardex and Sika (CTA).
The above details and recommendations are based on the information provided and based on the Davco Epoxy Grout package using a 7.5kg colour grout.
Ask any of the Nerang Tiles staff for assistance in selecting or ordering epoxy grout.
So you are considering using ceramic or porcelain tiles for your wall or floor. What an excellent choice you have made! Ceramic tiles and even more so, porcelain tiles, are a beautiful and durable product that dates back thousands of years. Ceramic tiles that were laid back in the mid-century and ancient Egyptian times still exist today. However, there are a few things you should know and a few steps you should take before jumping in and buying and sort of tile.
Nerang Tiles has created this quick little guide to assist you in purchasing the perfect ceramic or porcelain tile for you are, whether it is a bathroom, kitchen or entire home.
Do Your Homework
Nerang Tiles suggests using the following steps before buying tiles:
Sticking to this process will help guarantee a smooth installation.
Many of the floor tiles and wall tiles available today are designed to look and feel like natural products such as stone or timber and will emulate their rugged surface and colour variations. These types of tiles are commonly internationally designed to show variations in colour and texture, just like the real natural products.
Why is the density of a tile important? Well different styles of tiles exhibit different gloss levels and surface textures. As an example, in areas that get what such as bathrooms and shower areas, you would want a floor and wall tile that has a low moisture absorption and good slip resistance. Just remember that most high quality porcelain tiles will have a 0.5% water absorption rate which is just as good as glass.
Normally, the more dense a floor tile or wall tile is then the amount of moisture a tile can absorb will decrease.
Here’s some terminology to help you decide:
Non-Vitreous Tiles absorb 7% or more moisture. They’re best suited for indoor use only.
Semi-Vitreous Tiles absorb from 3% to 7% moisture. They re best used indoors only.
Vitreous Tiles absorb less that 3% moisture. They are referred to as frost resistant tiles but can’t be used in exterior areas where freeze-thaw conditions might cause tile cracking.
Impervious Tiles have less than .5% moisture absorption. These tiles are frost proof and can be used outside or on building facades. If you have serious winter weather, these are the tiles for you.
Grout is important. You need grout and cannot avoid it. Australian standards require grout joints and if you want to avoid your tiles chipping and cracking in the future then you should at least have a 1.5mm grout joint between your tiles. This is to give the tiles a movement joint and some flexibility to move with the substrate in case the temperature causes the substrate to contract and expand.
When choosing grout color, it’s a good idea to select a colour that will blend in with the colour of the floor tile and wall tile. Sometimes its best to choose different colours for both floor and wall so that the colour of the grout matches the tile that it is next too. This will give your floor tiles or wall tiles a more continuous and seamless look.
Hint: If your tile is in a high traffic area or outdoors, use a darker colour grout and tile to avoid seeing the dirt and grime build up.
The exat grout joint recommended should be assessed on site by your tiler, the tiler will give you their recommendation on what grout joint is best for the type of application your area has and for the size of tile.
Once your tile has been laid and grouted, it’s up to you to guard all caulked areas against water damage. Grout may darken over time in areas with heavy water use.
Inspired by Spanish culture, this modern tile range combines the delicacy of porcelain art with sophisticated functionality that can be effortlessly installed into any space you desire.
Available in a range colours : Beige, Bone, Charcoal, Olive, Lappato Finish
A range of sizes:300X600mm, 600x600mm
And a range of finishes: matt finish, Exterior Structured/Grip Finish= 600x600mm.
Nerang Tiles offers yet another tile range to its extensive floor tile and wall tile range, allowing customers the choice flexibility to choose the perfect tile to compliment and enhance the interior or exterior design of their homes.
Visit the Nerang Tiles award winning tile showroom on the Gold Coast to see the full range and receive exclusive in store tile discounts.
Nerang Tiles has the largest range of floor tiles and wall tiles on sale at its tile showroom. To see more floor tiles and wall tiles on offer click here or visit the tile showroom to see the full range.
A new porcelain tile series that will bring history and character to any tiled surface. Tile technology has gone one step further and brought the distressed and rustic concept to the next level by expanding this new collection to create a painted and distressed finish. The aged patches, scrapes and scratches let the traditional colours not only show through the pointed top but also go throughout the body of the tile.
With the available sizes, any pattern and design can be created.
Available in a 600 x 600 mm, 200 x 200 mm and 75 x 600 mm size format, the two colours are sure to change the design and feel of any tiled surface.
Now available at Nerang Tiles, the full range can be seen at our award winning tile showroom on the Gold Coast.
Visit the Nerang Tiles award winning tile showroom today to see the full range of floor tiles and wall tiles and receive exclusive in store discounts.
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