Ceramic and porcelain tiles have many benefits the biggest being durability. These tiles are tough and enduring, and generally have a longer life compared to most other materials. They are fireproof, moisture resistant - they have less than 0.5% porosity absorption rate and are highly resistant to chemical agents. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are easy to clean - simply wipe them over with a damp cloth or some cleaning solution. Glazed ceramic tiles are also quite stain resist
Are you coming to South Coast Tile & Slate to do a tile selection? Why not make a day of it! We are located a 5 minute drive to Shellharbour Square and 10 minutes to Shellharbour Village. You can do your tile selection and then have a relaxing coffee or a bite of lunch by the harbour. We recommend Relish on Addison, Sanoma Food & Wine and Green Poppy.
The beauty with subway tiles is they are cost effective and they can go modern or classic. The thing is though, they are everywhere but they have been around so long you could never say they are a fad. How do you mix them up? Use white subway tiles with a dark coloured grout for a graphic and dramatic look. You could incorporate thick black grout or a thinner grey grout. Added bonus, it won't show dirt like a lighter coloured grout. Try coloured subway tiles for a little less
When you are in Bondi next, it's worth visiting Pompei's for their renowned pizza and gelato. www.pompeis.com.au More importantly, while you are there you MUST have a look at their gorgeous tiles. Luigi Rosselli Architects have used tiles, mosaic and mirrors that characterise the gothic architecture of Venice.
D’Espresso Cafe New York takes the ordinary and turns it upside down. Inspired by the New York public library, the space is lined in a sepia-toned full size photograph of books printed on tiles. The floor shifts to the rear wall, the library stacks shift to the floor, ceiling and outer walls, and the library ceiling becomes the back of the bar, where coffee and sandwiches are prepared. Credits: www.thecoolhunter.com.au and www.nemaworkshop.com
Did you love Trixie and Johnno's ensuite? Even if you didn't like the tiles they used, get some inspiration from this design. Replace the grey tiles for black, substitute the patterned tiles for white. You get the idea! Play around with the design and come up with something that works for you. image credits: homes.ninemsn.com.au/theblock