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Which Tiles are best for kitchen and bathroom?

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by lehmanjoseph, 24 Apr 2011.

  1. lehmanjoseph

    lehmanjoseph

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    Hi Guys,

    I want to stylish kitchen and bathroom can you suggest me which type tiles are best for my kitchen and bathroom.
     
  2. Richard C

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    Bit of an open question really as it’s down to personal choice; whichever one’s you fancy & fit your budget really. Ceramic are probably the cheapest & easiest for DIY, porcelain & natural stone tiles can be more difficult to cut & you really need a wet cutter. Drilling porcs/stone can also be difficult for the inexperienced & some need sealing before you lay them to avoid staining. Go for something with a non-slip surface, some can turn into an ice rink with just a little water spill.

    Read the tiling forum sticky & archive posts before you buy or start doing anything, it may prevent you making disastrous & potentially expensive mistakes. Preparation & using the correct materials for the tiles & tile base is all important if you want it to last. Suspended timber floors & wet areas need careful consideration, basic mistakes can seriously catch you out. Use only the quality trade tiling materials, the DIY stuff is mostly crap & don’t use white/light coloured grout on the floors.
     
  3. keithrob91

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    Does this apply to the tiles as well, or just adhesive and grout? I ask because we're extending our bathroom very soon and costs are mounting fast and we wondered whether tiles are an area we can save some money. However, the builder we are using for the extension work (and probably tiling) has recommended a particular tiling shop and said stay away from the likes of b&q.

    Keith
     
  4. TradePriceTiles

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    i'd echo Richards comments completely. can you expand on what you want from them - easy to maintain/something different etc, perhaps a budget? are you diy'ing or having a tiler in?

    Keith - what budget are you working on for tiles? are you fitting yourself or committed to using the builder?
     
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    Actually Keith - just realised we are hijacking someone elses thread. if you post a new question i'll try to help
     
  6. Richard C

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    Mainly referring to the adhesive, grout & preparation products (where needed) but what your tiling onto is equally if not more important. It obviously makes sense not to buy cheap rubbish tiles but I’ve laid B&Q (& other budget) tiles many times without any problems at all & you can pick up some really good bargains due to their purchasing power; likely your builder gets an extra discount from tile shop he recomended that ends up in his back pocket! :LOL:

    As stated, you should not really be hi-jacking someone else’s post. ;)
     
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