Frequently Asked Questions
It can be difficult to decide what kind of flooring to use when you renovate your home. We’ve supplied tiles, timber and bamboo flooring to a wide number of customers and advised them on what is best for their project and their space.
We’ve taken that knowledge and used it to answer a few common questions to help you choose the best flooring for you.
For a quote or to view the range of tiles in our showroom, make sure you call us today.
Ceramic and porcelain tiles are both great options for walls and floors but have a few key differences. The cheaper of the two, ceramic tiles are less uniform and are very light, which makes them more versatile.
Porcelain, on the other hand, is a denser tile that is great for high-traffic and commercial areas, as they’re even more resistant to breakage than ceramic. They’re also produced so that each tile is identical, and you get a finish with very clean lines.
Both options are available in a wide range of patterns, designs, shapes and sizes—and our consultants can help find the perfect tile for you.
We supply tiles, flooring, grouts and adhesives, but we don’t lay them ourselves. A lot of our customers are eager to do their own tiling, however if you would prefer it, we can recommend a tiling company. They’ll work with you to lay your tiles and give you a perfect finish.
We also recommend qualified waterproofing professionals to all of our customers. Even if you’re doing your own tiling, waterproofing must be laid by a licensed technician under New South Wales legislation.
In appearance, bamboo and timber flooring are very similar. The former is more affordable, long-lasting, and easy to clean. They’re also made with safe resins and are extremely environmentally friendly, making them great for green homes.
Timber flooring, while a more expensive investment, offers more thermal benefits than thin bamboo flooring. It can also be re-sanded and sealed multiple times, extending its life if scratched or marked.
Both flooring options can be laid over pre-existing floors like concrete or prepared tiles and give your home a warm, comfortable aesthetic. Which is better then comes down to other factors, such as budget or pets who might scratch floors.
Hard floors, such as tiles, timber or bamboo flooring have a range of benefits over soft flooring such as carpet.
Tiles, timber and bamboo flooring are very easy to clean and maintain. Spills won’t soak in, so they can be easily mopped up and won’t damage your floors.
Not only that, but they don’t trap dirt, dust, pet hair and pollen like carpet does. This makes them great for pet owners, asthma sufferers or people with allergies.
Yes, you can. An interesting choice that’s becoming more popular lately, using floor tiles on the walls will result in a more uniform, unique finish.
However, many floor tiles are designed to be dense to resist cracking under heavy traffic. The density makes them heavy, which means not all floor tiles are suited to being used on walls.
During your design consultation, we will be able to advise you on whether the floor tiles you’d like are suitable for walls.