Some helpful information about floor tiles and wall tiles
Tiles are an extremely popular and usually integral part of a home’s design. This is mainly due to a tile’s flexibility of style, materials, size and colours available as well as their proven durability and low maintenance solutions.
A ceramic or porcelain tile is typically used as a floor tile to all areas of the home. However tiles are most popularly used in main traffic areas such as the entry, corridor, kitchen, family, dining and wet areas such as bathrooms and the kitchen splashback.
Wall tiles on the other hand are rarely seen in parts of the home other than the kitchen splashback and bathroom. However they can be extremely effect on any other walls in the home needing an uplift, repair or feature to help the room gain that wow factor. Wall tiles are effective at creating the impression of space or to compliment colour tones in a home and are a hard wearing easy to clean material for the kitchen, bathroom or laundry. Remember that the size and shape of your wall tiles can play a big part in the aesthetics of a bathroom with larger format tiles opening up small spaces while smaller tiles provide a sense of details and are great for feature areas and breaking up spaces.
Floor tiles are in fashion at the moment and a popular choice for covering all floor areas in a home. With so many benefits and with the help of new technology, such a huge range of colour, style, design and materials, it is easy to see why porcelain and ceramic tiles are the most popular method used for flooring.
At Nerang Tiles, we display and sometimes stock over five thousand different tiles which have over a million different styles, formats and colours. Sourced from around the world, Nerang Tiles boasts some of the most contemporary and some of the most traditional look tiles on the market – if you are considering and interior design, floor tiles are a great addition to any home.
Tile types available at Nerang Tiles include bathroom tiles, kitchen tiles, pool tiles, outdoor tiles, floor tiles, wall tiles, feature tiles, wet area tiles, non slip tiles, commercial tiles, pool copping tiles, glass tiles, metal tiles, marble tiles, stone tiles, timber tiles, porcelain tiles, ceramic tiles, cladding and much more.
The basics of floor tiles – ceramic and porcelain Floor tiles go through an intense firing kiln manufacturing process, so they are design from the get go to be harder wearing than any other floor covering. This is just one benefit, other benefits include:
Floor tiles for easy cleaning Porcelain and ceramic floor tiles are basically maintenance free, requiring only a vacuum or easy mop on a regular basis. Most porcelain and ceramic tiles will resist dirt, stains and liquids so they are easy to clean off using most off the shelf cleaning products.
Versatility of floor tiles If you are renovating or building a new home, then choosing your flooring, whether it is for the kitchen, bathroom or entire house, is probably the most important factor. Tiles are the perfect choice. Tiles come in all shapes (hexagon, rectangle, square, round etc) and sizes (600 x 600, 600 x 300, 1800 x 900, 450 x 900, 10 x 10, 20 x 20 etc) as well as all colours and designs. Thanks to new tiling technology, tiles can now imitate the aesthetics of real marble, stone, timber, vinyl and many other natural products. This is great because natural products requires sealing, constant cleaning and can have large variations, were as tiles are basically maintenance free and can be digitally printed to be consistent in colour, texture and size.
A good investment for your home Floor tiles are not only easy to maintain and aesthetically pleasing, but they also have great durability. Tiles last centuries, tiles laid down by ancient romans and in ancient cathedrals are still in place today … enough said right.
Wall tiles and floor tiles for every project Nerang Tiles is a multi award winning showroom, acknowledged by the Australian Tile Council as the Best Showroom in a regional area for over 14 years running. If you are looking to build a new home, update your home or office with stylish wall tiles or floor tiles, please visit the Nerang Tiles showroom on the Gold Coast or give us a call on 07 5596 1916 for more information.
Ceramic materials are time-honoured, ancient products, which are used extensively in every internal and external aspect of our built environment. Today, tiles can be purchased in an extensive variety of formats which vary in size from tiny mosaic tesserae to giant pieces of porcelain. Tiles vary in thickness from 5 mm to 25 mm. Products are manufactured from mixes of clay, sand and a variety of natural substances which are fired at extreme temperatures which frequently exceed 1200 degrees Celsius. The blend of raw materials and the temperature they are fired at determine the nature of the tile, and its suitability for use in specific applications. The firing process produces hard, rigid products which are fragile in certain circumstances. However, once tiles are correctly installed, they are capable of withstanding heavy loads, and substantial levels of foot traffic, without bending or deforming. At this stage they are highly resistant to abrasion and their resistance to impact is increased. The final stage of the firing process ultimately determines the hardness of the product. The high temperature production process produces a surface finish which is easy to clean and maintain. Ceramic tiles are inert, they can be fully immersed in water without any change occurring. Significantly, the flames of a fire will not alter their structure. Consequently, tile can be adhered to any internal or external, vertical or horizontal, wet or dry surface that has been correctly prepared. To summarise, tiles are:
Versatile They can be laid in numerous residential and commercial applications. Hardwearing/Exceptional Life Cycle Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) studies have determined that correctly chosen and installed ceramic tiles materials can last as long as the building in which they are installed in. Low Maintenance The cost of periodic maintenance of floor finishes over a protracted extended period of time is expensive and constantly increases. Tile requires minimal maintenance. Easy Cleaning The vast majority of ceramic floor tile installations can be cleaned by sweeping away accumulated grit and light mopping or cleaning with a microfibre wipe. Hygienic The compact body of the product prevents impregnation by dirt, dust mites or other potential contaminants. Fire and Heat Resistant Tiles will not burn. The inert nature of the material determines that no toxins or volatile organic compounds (VOCs) will be released during a fire. Tiled surfaces delay the spread of fire, the surface cannot be burned or marked by a lit cigarette. Chemical and Stain Resistance Most ceramic materials are highly resistant to staining and have a very high resistance to a wide range of chemicals. Appropriate specified ceramic surfaces can be laid in laboratories, hospitals, abattoirs, or virtually any commercial environment. Many all genuine porcelain products are practically impervious, and highly resistant to liquid impregnation and subsequent staining. Glazed ceramic products do not stain. Colour Fast Even extreme levels of ultra violet and other forms of light (sunlight) have no effect on the colourfast nature of tiles either glazed or unglazed. Energy Efficient Tiled surfaces adapt to the air temperature of a room, which minimises heating and cooling costs. Under tile heating systems can be installed during the laying process. Clay products absorb heat and naturally release it when the ambient temperature falls. Porcelain tiles are particularly effective heat banks. Anti-bacterial Advanced ceramic products are produced with titanium dioxide fired into the surface of the tile producing hydrophilic properties which ensure that the tiles are extremely easy to clean. In addition an anti-bacterial effect is created, in the presence of any form of light the photocatalytic process produces O2 active oxygen which can decompose microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, moss, mould and viruses, even the antibacterial resistant ‘super bugs’ are destroyed, this process also breaks down the toxic emissions such as nitrous oxide from motor vehicles. These products can be most beneficial when used in hospitals, on building facades and in private homes bringing major health and environmental benefits.
Nerang Tiles is a multi award winning tile showroom with thousands of quality floor tiles and wall tiles on display at its Gold Coast tile showroom. With ceramic tiles, timber tiles, porcelain tiles, stone tiles, marble tiles, mosaic tiles and non-slip / outdoor tiles on display, Nerang Tiles ha everything under one roof.
Visit in store to receive exclusive in store tile discounts and to find the right floor tiles or wall tiles for you.
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Best Showroom in a Regional Area - 2003, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 to present.
Voted Best Tile Showroom, Nerang Tiles hosts one of the largest Australian tile showrooms displaying thousands of floor tiles and wall tiles at discount prices at its Gold Coast Tile Showroom
Nerang Tiles is a one stop tile showroom, providing full and free colour and design consultation to assist builders, architects, retail and interior designers tile all areas from floors, walls, bathrooms, kitchens, pools, outdoor areas, offices to driveways.
Showcasing the latest in tile design and interior tile trends, including all classic and traditional tile designs, Nerang Tiles has it all. Some of the tiles available include tiles suitable as kitchen tiles, bathroom tiles, floor tiles, wall tiles, outdoor tiles, pool tiles, feature tiles and much more.
Tile types available at Nerang Tiles include: Bathroom Tiles, Kitchen Tiles, Wall Tiles, Floor Tiles, Outdoor Tiles, Pool Tiles, Pool Copping Tiles, Feature Tiles, Glass Tiles, Mosaic Tiles, Marble Tiles, Timber Tiles, Porcelain Tiles, Ceramic Tiles, Stone Tiles, Mercatto Tiles, Terracotta Tiles, Non Slip Tiles, Cement Tiles, Commercial Tiles, Textured Tiles, Sealed Tiles, Structured Tiles, Scored Tiles, Pressed Edge Tiles, Rectified Tiles, Vitrified Tiles, Listello Tiles, Step Tread Tiles, Bullnosed Tiles, Capping Tiles, Pencil Tiles and much more in a range of size formats, finishes and textures at the Nerang Tiles Gold Coast Tile Showroom.
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