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What To Know When Buying Tiles

Our tiles can assist you in transforming your kitchen, or even refresh your bathroom. Our collection of porcelain and ceramic floor and wall tiles include striking designs, contemporary marble finishes, and classic shades of teal, white and grey. Our easy-to-follow guides will guide you to do it right the first time.

Different types of tiles

Ceramic tiles

Ceramic tiles are created of clay, and then topped with a decorative glaze which is later cured by heating (suitable for areas that see little traffic such as bathrooms).


It is easy to fix and cut
The top layer protects against staining and water
Resistant to extreme humidity conditions
Easy to maintain and durable
Cheaper and cheaper than natural stone or porcelain.

Porcelain tiles

The porcelain tiles can be fired at greater temperature that ceramic, which makes them stronger, more durable and water-proof (suitable for areas that see a lot of traffic like kitchens, living areas or bathrooms).


Durable and hard-wearing due to greater density of the material than ceramic
Hygienic and scratch-resistant
A strong imitation of natural materials
Less maintenance than natural stone.
Unglazed, glazed or polished

Natural stone tiles

Our classic natural stone tiles Leicester are sourced from the ground which means that each tile has distinct pattern, markings and textures (suitable for areas with light traffic including kitchens and bathrooms).


Extremely durable and tough-wearing
Lasting lifetime when you take care of it properly.
Conductor disperses evenly heated air when used in conjunction with underfloor heating
Each stone has its own unique characteristics

Kitchen floor and wall tiles

From a stunning centerpiece to a relaxing family gathering, selecting the best tile for your walls and floors is crucial to creating your ideal kitchen. With a variety of sizes, colors and styles available you can easily achieve the stunning or subtle effect that you’re after.

Tiles for the bathroom floor and wall

Your bathroom is your very own private space where you can unwind, relax and wash away the pressures of daily life. Select from our extensive selection of contemporary, traditional and contemporary tile designs to give your bathroom a look that fits your individual design.

Complete your tiling project

Tile adhesive

Adhesive is typically one of the initial steps for tiling floors or walls. It is essential to ensure that tiles remain solidly fixed. Available in powdered form or ready-mixed.

Tile Grout

Keep grouting gaps free of the elements of moisture and dirt by using tiles grout. Ideal for floor and wall application, it’s in powdered or ready-mixed form, and comes in a variety of colors.

Tiling Tools

We offer spacers, cutters smoothers, trowels, and many other tiling tools that will help you finish your tile project with a professional look.

Tile Trims

Our tile trims and strips provide your tiled walls with an elegant and professional look as well as protect your tiles from wear and wear and tear.

Floor Levelling Compound

The floor-levelling product we offer is self-levelling and specifically designed to raise or smooth out uneven cement, concrete screed, or plywood floors.

Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating systems warm your home effectively. You can choose between an electric or water underfloor heating system to generate warm, affordable.

Top tips

Take a look before purchasing

Take a measurement of the area you’re tiled to figure out the number of tiles you’ll require. The majority of tiles are sold in packs that are sized to cover one square one metre. If you’re tiling flooring take measurements of the length and width and then multiply it to get the square metres. For walls take the width and the height and then multiply these to create an area of square metres. If your wall is surrounded by windows, doors, or fixed cupboards, you can work out the areas of each by subtracting them out of the overall area. Purchase 5-10 percent more tiles than you require – this will allow for breaks and differences in shade. It is possible to return any unopened tiles as long as there is a receipt, and the return is within 30 days from the date of purchase.

Make sure the tiles are appropriate

If you’re planning to tile flooring, be sure the tiles are rated according to the wear rating for floor tiles (PEI score). It is important to not use floor tiles in the walls and ensure that the floor is able to support the load of tiles.

Are you ready to care for your tiles? Natural stone tiles require sealing after they’ve been laid and resealing each six-month period. Are you prepared to undertake? Before you purchase tiles, make sure to learn about any care and maintenance requirements.

Find the correct grout and adhesive

The kind of grout you’ll need will depend on the tiles that you’re using, your surface you’re tiling , and the space that you’re tiling So, always verify the label. Grout is also available in a variety of shades, so be sure that you purchase the color you’re looking for.

The same applies to adhesives. They must be selected with care, so be sure to read the label carefully to ensure it’s suitable for the tiles and surface. Dry adhesives that are quick drying are ideal for tilers with experience, however they may dry too fast for those who are new to tile.

Make sure the surface is clean prior to applying the tile.

Do you have a surface that is suitable to be tiled? Be sure to know this prior to commencing your project because tiled surfaces that are not suitable for tiling can create major issues. For instance, the surfaces in bathrooms must be waterproofed prior to being tiled.

Security is the most important thing.

Tile shards are just as sharp and sharper than glass and grouting and adhesives may be irritating to the skin, which is why it is essential to wear goggles, a mask for dust and gloves. If you’re grouting your flooring, you should wear knee pads.

Are you tying corners? Make sure to trimming

Create a neat finish around corners by using trim for tiles. The thickness of the trim you require is determined by the thickness of the tiles. The trim is available in various shades, so that you are able to match the colour with the grout and tiles.