Frequently asked questions
What do you mean by shade and pattern variation?
Some tiles will appear almost identical from piece to piece. While others may vary and have colour, pattern and shade variation to give the overall look more character and depth.
We will always ensure our clients aware of this, especially during our tile selection appointments.
Although, bare in mind if extra tiles are required in a particular shade, we cannot guarantee that the same batch you have from your previous order is available as shades vary from batch to batch.
Another type of variation is pattern which occurs in any tile with marble, concrete and other natural looking stone. They are made to mimic natural stone, meaning not every texture will be the same, a few will come with more pattern and some will come with less.
What is a rectified tile?
Rectified tiles can be ceramic or porcelain that have been manufactured to near-perfect straight edges. This provides a more clean, seamless symmetrical look.
What is the difference between a porcelain and ceramic tile?
When it comes to choosing a porcelain or ceramic tile, people often ask whats the difference between the two?
Both ceramic and porcelain are both made from clay, althought the clay they use to create a porcelain is more refined and purified.
Ceramic tiles are a lot more cheaper than a porcelain and installation is easier to do, therefoe cost effective.
What is screed and it's advantages?
Screed is a thin layer of concrete which is poured over a floor surface such as concrete to create a smooth, level surface prior to installing final floor covering such as tiles.
What are the different types of porcelain?
Glazed Porcelain - A glass wear layer or hard coloured finish that is applied to the surface of the tile. This glaze makes the tile non-porous, chemical resistant, strong and dense but is prone to scratch in high traffic areas. If chipping occurs the base colour will be visible as the colour does not go all the way through such as full-body porcelain.
Double Loaded Porcelain (Half body) - Has the same top coat throughout half the tile followed by the white bisque colour to the remainding tile.