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How to Make the Right Choice for the Kitchen Floor Tiles?

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How to Make the Right Choice for the Kitchen Floor Tiles?

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With the real estate industry booming at full-fledged, every house owner is stressing on ensuring that the interior of their house looks impeccable. Australians have splurged a whopping $7.7 billion in the renovation, and every year approximately 8 million Aussies opt for renovating their property. Another astonishing figure that stands out apart from others is that approximately 2 million people in Australia have splurged $5,000 and above for renovation.

What’s on the List?

During the renovation projects, for an Aussie, what remains the priority are the rooms and then the floors. Kitchen floor, in particular, needs decent attention being an integral part of the house. Being the heart of the home, taking care of the kitchen and all its aspects is the duty of every house owner. Choosing the right kitchen floor tiles is always going to make the ambience of the kitchen worth mesmerising.

Experts from Direct Tile and Bath suggest some of the effective ways to choose the right kitchen tiles in Perth. Read on the blog to get what are the elements.

Things to Know about Kitchen Floor Remodifications

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Do you know, approximately 80% of house renovation involves kitchen remodification. An Aussie splurges a whopping $23,000 (approx.) on a kitchen renovation. The reason of expense being so high is that kitchen accessories are always costly. Flooring should be included to make sure that the overall get-over of the place is flawless. The countertops, splashbacks, lights, and other accessories are important. But what is more needed is to make sure that the floor tiles are impactful and beautiful.

The following are some of the essential features to look out for in a kitchen floor-

i.         DURABILITY

When it is about investment, make sure that it is proper. According to the professionals from Direct Tile and Bath, cheap stick-on floor tiles can save you money, but in the long run, it is going to be expensive. Such tiles get enormous wear and tear of surfaces or corners peeling off. Inferior quality of tiles might not retain the adhesive onto the surface for long.

ii.        SIZE

The manufacturers of tiles make sure that they make available the tiles of different sizes. For the kitchen floors, the size of the tiles must be in accordance with the kitchen size. If your kitchen is small, then the small-sized tiles would do wonder. On the other hand, large floor tiles would look decent on the large kitchen.

If you are purchasing tiles online in Perth from Direct Tile and Bath, look out for the specifications. Each of our products has the information mentioned in detailed.

iii.       Colour & Texture

Yet another factor that plays a crucial role in ensuring that your kitchen looks flawless is the right choice of the colour and texture. On the one hand, colour adds elegance to the kitchen; texture, on the other hand, plays a crucial role in ensuring safety.

Lighter shades of tiles are going to lighten the space especially when the kitchen is small. According to the experts, for the kitchen, installation of matte and textured tiles will ensure safety by restricting the slips. Therefore, this must always be the primary criterion when it comes to purchasing the right tiles.

Conclusion

With the different varieties of available tiles, making the right choice is going to be easy only when you will know the requirement and specifications. At Direct Tile and Bath, you would get an extensive range of tiles that might include tiles made from porcelain and ceramic.

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‘Your Tile Test’- Which Type Fits Which Part Of Your House?

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‘Your Tile Test’- Which Type Fits Which Part Of Your House?

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The task of selecting the right tile for your home renovation is becoming more daunting by the day. So many designs with so many variants differing in size, texture and substance exist in the market. And the good thing-bad-thing about them is that each of them seems appropriate to fit anywhere in your house.

Fortunately “Direct Tile And Bath”- your one-stop supplier of discount tiles in Perth provides you with a knowledge base on which tile to use at which part of your house.

But Before That... Something Equally Important!

Check The PEI Rating: PEI rating determines the durability of the tile in question. Tiles with a low rating like 1 or 2 prove suitable for low traffic areas, whereas those rated 5 deems appropriate for heavy foot traffic areas. This is meant for clay or porcelain tiles in Perth or other similar options.

Checking The MOH Rating: MOH rating is mainly applicable for glazing tiles who come in a rating of 1-10. Any tile with rating 5 or above is meant to be impressively durable and suitable for normal flooring applications. Whereas, tiles with rating 7 or above is appropriate for extreme trafficked parts of the house- like the hallway.

Which Tile Goes Where?

  • For The Kitchen

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PEI and MOH rated tiles are best suited for the heart-and-soul of your house. Contrary, non-glazed tiles are notsuitable at all.

The appropriate options would be to opt for textured glass or well-polished tiles. Porcelain tiles are the best option. Our experts will help you out with your flooring needs and even combine it with silicone- grouts to improve stain resistance.

  • For The Bathroom

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When selecting the right bathroom tiles in Perth, always consider the slippage-resistant factor. Again opting for glossy tiles for the floor could be inappropriate, as when wet, they become really slippery.

Options which you could opt for include glass tiles, stone tiles, ceramic tiles, vinyl tiles, linoleum tiles, plastic laminate tiles and cork tiles.

  • For Interior Entrees

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Your interior entree is the most trafficked area of the house. And so, when selecting the right tile; you need to go for options with higher MOH ratings.

Rough-textured glazes are an adequate option as it conceals the dirt and withstands the foot traffic it receives constantly. Avoid any kind of designer tiles with MOH ratings of 3 or lower.

  • For The Kid’s Playroom

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A lot of people make the mistake of choosing low-quality clay tiles. Don’t make this mistake. Clay tiles can easily crack and chip away with more exposure to foot traffic and impact.

For this area; our specialists suggest using giant porcelain tiles to reduce grout work and easy to clean. We have an impressive collection of top-grade tiles in Perth for your vivid house rooms.

Browse Through Our Catalogue:

“Direct Tile And Bath” imports quality tiles from suppliers, and that allows us to keep our rates low and easily affordable for every buyer. Plus, we always update our catalogue to give you something new to see and choose on every visit.

Feel free to check our catalogue. You will find the right tiles for different parts of your home.

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Tricks to Pick the Right Wall Tiles for Bathroom and Kitchen

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Tricks to Pick the Right Wall Tiles for Bathroom and Kitchen

While you are thinking of renovating your bathroom or kitchen, tiles indeed become the very first thing to grab your attention. Apparently, choosing the right floor tiles seem to be a tricky task for some, but, selecting the wall tiles also require a specific amount of effort.

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Before we go further into pointing out the tips to choose wall tiles for both bathroom and kitchen, it is essential for you to know the basic differences between the wall tiles and floor tiles.

What Is the Difference Between Floor and Wall Tiles?

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Even if the material seems to be the same, but still there are some differences. Mainly, it's the visual difference. For example, you can easily find a wide range of both porcelain and ceramic tiles for the floor as well as for walls, but both of those will never look like same to you.

Also, the best ceramic wall tiles in Perth are mostly created with a lighter body compared to that of the ceramic floor tiles as it does not have to take so much of foot traffic.

The modern trends in tiling have brought a huge change in the old methods of laying the tiles. Now, some people prefer to lay big floor size tiles on the walls of their kitchen and bathrooms too. But, the highlighted differences will always be there.

Now, it’s time for the tricks that you are meant to follow for picking the right wall tiles.

Find out in the following.

Choose According to Your Lifestyle

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It's essential for you to take note of the lifestyle of your family members while choosing a tile. For example, if you have kids in your home who likes to draw on the wall quite often, you will need something more durable and also resistant to such wear and tear of regular use. So, consider the habits of your family members to choose a tile offering better longevity.

Check the Colour Choices

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Having a completely white kitchen interior is the fascination for some people. If you are one of them, choose white gloss tiles for both kitchen and bathroom as because gloss tiles are easy to clean. However, if you want to go for a bit darker side, choose the matte finished darkly shaded wall tiles. Remember, solid colours are the flavour of this year. So, choose accordingly.

Don’t Just Go by the Look

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It's true that the finest wall tiles turn out to be the biggest attention seeker in the room, but that does not mean that you will get sold by the appearance only. First, make sure, it is suitable for the wall. Next, you cannot just go by the look without caring for your budget. You will also get the finest quality wall tiles within your price bracket. All you need is a little research.

Final Words

Save money on the purchase of porcelain and ceramic wall tiles from Direct Tile and Bath, one of the best tile stores in Perthpaying our FACTORY SPECIAL PRICE. As we supply our products directly from our Perth warehouse, we can keep our price range low. Visit our ‘Trade Store’ for checking out our exclusive collection of wall tiles and invest as per your choice.

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Tips From Pros to Install Subway Tiles Without a Flaw

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Tips From Pros to Install Subway Tiles Without a Flaw

Bathroom renovation isn't a headache, but few of the small details can turn up to be a massive problem if you haven't paid proper attention to them.

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Here is where the installation of subway tiles comes as a factor that requires not just attention, but a bit of professional care to.

The Great Things about Subway Tiles

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There are many! Subway tiles have been one of the most popular choices for the modern bathroom because they are superbly versatile in their designs, colours and patterns. They look good and offer your bathroom a class that sets a strong uniqueness to the place. They are modern and aren't that costly too. Plus, cleaning these subway tiles isn't always a hazard unless...

...you neglect your bathroom (no offence).

Have you already decided to buy these tiles for your bathroom? Then you'd better hold on a bit. It is because you may completely ruin the outcome you pictured when these tiles aren't cared by professional means in case of their installation process.

This blog will aim to help you with some quality knowledge about what professionals do in such a project.

Read on to find out.

1. Pros Use a Ledger

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Most pros wouldn't ever think of installing subway tiles without a ledger. The thing is that subway tiles have a very clear borderline and such prominence is taken as a fundamental factor in their elegance. Not using a material for ledger may make the alignment curved. It is a serious discomfort to the eye. Plus, it may loosen the tiles at their grip with the wall. A proper bathroom renovation by subway tiles in north of river Perth is going need a supportive wooden piece at the first rows of the tiles. This step gives the pros an idea about how exactly the alignment should be. Plus, the entire process becomes much easier.

2. A Tile Cutter Is Occasionally Required

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The tile cutter is a tool that doesn't sound so serious, but using it is very serious. There are a variety of tile cutters out there and you may not know which one you need only for subway tiles. Besides, a slight mistake in using them can make you face accidents and damage a subway tile permanently.

3. Checking the Spacers: Most Subway Tiles Have Them

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Not including the right spacers can be a serious error. However, this factor can be applied to other tiles but not with subway tiles (at least not with most of them). What professionals do is that they check the tiles for those spacers and apply it only if you need a very thick grout line. In most cases, you don't need such thicker looks at the grout by your subway tiles in Perth for bathroom renovation. It doesn’t look so good and will get dirtier with time too.

4. Time for the Edges!

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Well, in most cases, the edges of these tiles can ruin the looks if you haven't calculated edging them properly. Pros go for measuring the tiles and checking if they are going to be uniform with the edges of the walls. They make additional efforts if the desired outcomes don't happen based on the measurement of the tile and the space at the walls.

5. Keeping on Cleaning

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Pros know that the binding material would keep on extracting itself from the grouts the harder the tiles are pressed to settle onto the surface of the walls. If they don't keep on cleaning that extra residue being extracted, then it may get stuck due to getting dry.

Conclusion

You'll need the right product for the right installation. Well, why don't you contact the officials of Direct Tile and Bath? The brand has a variety of products. But, the more interesting thing is that the staffs there can help you to choose the right subway tiles you need for your upcoming bathroom renovation.

When installed, these subway tiles will make way for a splendid time inside your bathroom.

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Why Are White Customised Kitchens a Great Choice For You?

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Why Are White Customised Kitchens a Great Choice For You?

White is the colour of purity and tranquillity. It captivates the mind, and its charm and grandeur can endure the test of time.

Perhaps that could explain the reason why so many homemakers are using white gloss tiles for decorating the Heart N Soul of Their Home.

What Makes White Kitchens Best-Sellers?

If you share similar thoughts, then here are some perks of white customised kitchen which will make you proud of your decision.

Read on mate!

  • Customised white kitchen decor proves pleasing to the eye, and its neutral texture makes it correspond with any coloured tile.
  • It inflicts a sense of positivity to the entire kitchen presentation and makes it inviting for your guests.
  • The grandeur of your kitchen will never diminish as white doesn't fade.

But hold your horses mate; there are many more reasons why you should opt for custom-designed white kitchens. Continue reading!

A survey reveals that 67% of homemakers consider white kitchens as their primary choice of decor. And amazingly, this number continues increasing with time.

WHY?

White Kitchens Appear Chic - Clean - Fresh

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Using glossy white tiles or subway tiles for your kitchen helps you camouflage your architectural imperfections, blemishes on walls and mechanical ducts. It also adds a distinctive feature to your kitchen walls and enlivens your old homes.

Many also believe that since white signifies cleanliness and freshness, using white tiles will emulate the same kind of effect on your kitchen presentation. It will also keep your kitchen cool and presents a calming backsplash.

White Kitchens Appear Commodious

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Good science reveals that darker colours always absorb light while white shades reflect them. If you custom design your kitchen using gorgeous white subway tiles (either with solid designs or with patterns), it will make your little kitchens more commodious.

Naturally, when a room is decorated with black (or dark shaded) tiles, your eyes understand this light absorption and signals the brain that the kitchen space appears smaller. It's like a mirage when realistically the room is still the same.

So, opting for white coloured subway tiles in Perth, allows you to use the 'Science of Perception' to your favour and make your guests feel that your kitchen has plenty of space.

Helps Create an Inimitable Focal Point

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If you are one who finds great pleasure in 'show-n-tell' then decorating your kitchen with white tiles will serve advantageously for you.

It forms the perfect backdrop for you to flaunt your newly bought refrigerator or installed a new wooden cabinet. Plus having a white tile kitchen makeover allows you to bring out your creative side and experiment with wallpaper accents, countertops or any other aspect which you want to upgrade.

Final Words

Summing up, custom designed kitchens seem perfect for homemakers having a refined taste preference. And if you like the idea of a white-tiled kitchen, then without wasting any more time, browse through the amazing tile options available at Direct Tile and Bath.

You don't need to worry. The prices are competitive, and the qualities of tiles are excellent. Just make your pick and present a deluxe decor your favourite portion of your house.

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The 3 Factors to Consider When Installing Tiles for Your Kitchen

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The 3 Factors to Consider When Installing Tiles for Your Kitchen

When it comes to beautifying the kitchen, there are several who think it to be a bad idea especially when it isn't something that comes to the public eye as that of the other rooms of the house. What people forget is that a kitchen is what kick starts your daily dose of nutrition and when you are charged up with something nice for the stomach, you are to have a great day ahead.

It is no doubt a personal space that you and your family make use of to whip up delicious and scrumptious food; there can always be this touch of luxury to it. No matter how big or small the kitchen is, setting up the basics such as the cooking countertop, the cabinets, furniture, etc. is something important. Another thing that is equally essential is the tiles that are to be installed on the floor.

Since it is an area that is constantly in contact with water and similar liquids, there can be nothing better than tiles to adorn the floors. While you choose the tiles, here are a few things you could keep in mind.

The Durability of the Tiles Should Be Kept In Mind

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Since it is an investment that you make for it to last for long, there is the need to look into the durability of the tiles that you make a pick on. While choosing tiles that are ceramic, porcelain or probably stone, you get to install something that would stay for long. Even though the kitchen doesn't encounter much of a brunt apart from using it to cook food, there is the need for it to be durable just because there is water and other that comes in contact with it.

The Colour or the Shade of the Tiles

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It is often seen that people match the colour of the walls or the accessories in the kitchen to the tiles that they intend to install. You could come up with experimental ideas by installing tiles that have a contrasting colour. For those who are experts with installation of wood look tiles in Perth agree that this makes the kitchen look great to the eyes as well as increases the value as a whole. There are several who opt for dark coloured tiles just so that it doesn't get dirty soon or retain dirt on its surface. In that case, there is always the option for dark coloured ones that go perfectly for the floor and walls of the kitchen.

The Anti-Slip Factor

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Kitchens are known to witness a lot of water spillage as well as the presence of dishwashing area and the sink. While tiles have a smooth surface, picking any given set doesn't help out in any way. There is the need to keep in mind the fact that they shouldn't be slippery as that may hurt you and cause fatal health issues. Tiles that are made specifically for the kitchens can be picked from amongst the rest and accordingly installed.

Follow these three tips, and you could own a great and economical bathroom.

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