Tiles4All – Ceramic Floor and Wall Tiles

Tiles4All have a stunning variety of ceramic bathroom floor and wall tiles available in different styles, colours and finishes. If you’d like to find out more information on how ceramic tiles can help transform your home, visit the Tiles4All website – http://www.tiles4all.co.uk/

Alternatively, you can visit our showroom and if you live in the following areas you’re right on our doorstep – Abbeydale & Totley, Abbeydale Road, Bakewell, Broomhill, Crookes, Crosspool, Crystal Peaks, Darnall, Dronfield, Ecclesall Road, Eckington, Fulwood, Heeley, Hillsborough, Loxley, Meersbrook, Mosborough, Nether Edge, Norton, Ranmoor, Sharrow, Walkley, Whirlow, Woodseat.

Ceramic Tiles are Stylish and Versatile

Ceramic tiles are made using a very traditional method that dates right back to ancient history and are best known for their tough exteriors. Ceramic tiles are made from slabs of clay that are fired in a kiln and this is what makes the surface of the tile so hard and durable, this is just one of the reasons why ceramic tiles are so popular in today’s market.

Another reason why ceramic tiles are so popular is that they are incredibly versatile and they come in almost any style, colour and finish imaginable. They have the ability to totally transform your home. Whether you’re looking to transform your whole bathroom into a spa area complete with a waterfall shower or whether you just want to add a simple tiled border that will really liven up a plain space, ceramic tiles can be a breath of fresh air for any area of the home.

When ceramic tiles are properly installed they can achieve beauty and longevity and are guaranteed to fully live up to their reputation. They are very easy to install, and can be carried out by most DIY enthusiasts. So if you’re looking for an inexpensive, durable product that has plenty of variety, then look no further because ceramic tiles are perfect.

Visit the Tiles4All website for more information – http://www.tiles4all.co.uk/Tiles/Ceramic-Tiles.html

How to Clean a Ceramic Tile Floor

It’s the porous surface of ceramic tiles that makes them so warm and welcoming to bare feet. It’s also what makes them vulnerable to stains and grime. To clean your tiles you’ll need:

  • A Vacuum with attachments
  • A bucket with roughly 2 gallons of warm water
  • 1/4 cup of white vinegar or mild soap
  • A mop
  • And a plastic-bristled brush

Firstly, you’ll need to vacuum your floor thoroughly to remove and loose dirt or grime.

For an unsealed floor you should then mix the vinegar in to the bucket of warm water. For a sealed floor you should mix the mild soap into the water instead.

If there are any stains use the cleaning solution and the plastic bristled brush to scrub them away, you can then soak your mop in the bucket containing the cleaning solution  You should always check warning or recommendations for the tile’s manufacturers before using a commercial cleaner. Mop the floor, you should then empty the bucket and fill it with clean water and mop the floor again to rinse making sure that you don’t mop yourself into a corner. Allow your floor to dry, then take off your shoes and go for a stroll

Here’s a tip for you – Sealed tile floors should be waxed around once a year – and stripped, re-sealed, and re-waxed every few years.

To take a look at the range of ceramic floor tiles at Tiles4All please visit the website – http://www.tiles4all.co.uk/

Have Your Considered Tiling your Living Room Floor?

Have you ever thought about decorating your living room floor with decorative tiles instead of low quality rugs? Tiling your living room floor will make the rooms look modern, charming and admirable.

Using tiles to floor the living room is one of the best ways of increasing aesthetic value of your room. There are so many different shapes, sizes, colours and finishes that the eye will not be able to resist.

Floor tiles are extremely easy to maintain, as dust and dirt will be so easy to get rid of and they can also add a sparkling touch to your floor.

If you’re live in the following local areas and are looking for the perfect floor tile to liven up your living room then Tiles4All are here to help! -  Abbeydale & Totley, Abbeydale Road, Bakewell, Broomhill, Crookes, Crosspool, Crystal Peaks, Darnall, Dronfield, Ecclesall Road, Eckington, Fulwood, Heeley, Hillsborough, Loxley, Meersbrook, Mosborough, Nether Edge, Norton, Ranmoor, Sharrow, Walkley, Whirlow, Woodseats.

Visit our website for more information – http://www.tiles4all.co.uk/Floor-Tiles/Ceramic-Floor-Tiles.html

First Man On The Moon – Space Shuttle Tiles

astronaughts land on the moonAdventure and exploration seems to have always been inherent in humankind, so when we ran out of places to explore on this planet, we turned our interest to the planets and stars around us. Of course our greatest accomplishment as a species was to put a man on the moon.

Sadly the legendary Neil Armstrong passed away this weekend leaving a long lasting legacy behind him. It was in 1969 that Neil Armstrong shortly followed by Buzz Aldrin first set foot on the moon and our first space adventures began.

Something you may not have thought of is just what a huge part tiles played in this accomplishment.  Apollo 11 was fitted with special thermal protection tiles of about 6 inches in size, these specially designed tiles needed to be light enough for space travel but strong enough to withstand great temperatures and of course possible  impact. These tiles create a protecting barrier between the space shuttle whilst in orbit and first man on the moonthe searing temperatures on re – entry.   

Tiles4all have a huge selection of tiles to purchase but unfortunately we haven’t found a market for shuttle tiles just yet. Some of the problems that the scientists needed to overcome when designing tiles fit for space travel are considerations that you need to take in to account when you buy  wall and floor tiles today.

For instance where will the tiles be used, will they be near a heat source or will they be exposed to movement?  A highly glazed tile placed near fluctuating heat such as that found near Arga’s or wood burning stoves could potentially craze, this is a very fine crack that appears in the surface glaze of the tile. Wooden floors create movement and should be secured with tile backer board and screwed firmly down before using a flexible adhesive to ensure your floor tiles don’t crack once fitted.  Porcelain floor tiles are more hardwearing and durable than a ceramic floor tile and will probably be more resistant to impact and general wear and tear.