13 September 2012

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CAN YOU USE UNDERFLOOR HEATING WITH STONE TILE FLOORING?

Written by Suzy Bunting, Posted in General information

Should you choose underfloor heating?

CAN YOU USE UNDERFLOOR HEATING WITH STONE TILE FLOORING?

Underfloor heating and natural stone tiles make an ideal couple; stone tiles retain the heat from the underfloor heating, they both require little maintenance, and they can add value to your home. This article discusses the growth of underfloor heating in the UK market, the benefits of underfloor heating and stone flooring, and the similarities they share.

23 August 2012

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THE ORIGINS OF SANDSTONE TILES

Written by Bill Garnham, Posted in General information

Sandstone is a good choice for flooring

THE ORIGINS OF SANDSTONE TILES

Sandstone is a porous material and comes in a great deal of colours, from white to red and brown.

10 June 2012

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FLOOR TILE GROUTING - CONTROLLING COLOUR SHADE VARIATION

Written by Bill Garnham, Posted in Guides

Take the time to prepare your grout and surfaces

FLOOR TILE GROUTING - CONTROLLING COLOUR SHADE VARIATION

We have found that in most situations you cannot blame the grout powder for variations or patchiness in the appearance of the applied grout. It is generally due to one of the following reasons.

02 June 2012

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NATURAL STONE FLOOR TILES - PLANNING YOUR INSTALLATION

Written by Bill Garnham, Posted in Guides

Laying stone flooring: preparation and foundations

NATURAL STONE FLOOR TILES - PLANNING YOUR INSTALLATION

Planning your floor installation well and laying a firm foundation will save you time and ensure your floor stays in top condition for a long time.

08 May 2012

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LIMESTONE FLOORING

Written by Bill Garnham, Posted in General information

Limestone floor tiles create cool and comfortable interiors

Heligon Tumbled Limestone tiles

Because limestone is a hard and durable it is an ideal material for floors and walls. The pale limestones are used extensively in modern minimalist spaces as well as in more casual and comfortable environments. Generally limestone is suitable for any domestic application and for light commercial areas.

05 April 2012

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6 best practices when CHOOSING YOUR STONE

Written by Bill Garnham, Posted in Guides

Take the time and make the right choice of stone tile

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Natural stone is a good investment, if well chosen, as it will always add value to your property and last a very long time. Following these rules will help you make the right choice.

27 March 2012

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TELL US ALL ABOUT IT!

Written by Bill Garnham, Posted in General information

Share some tips with our readers

TELL US ALL ABOUT IT!

Interesting, informative, amusing, expert or engaging? Write an article for our blog that will be valuable to our readers.

06 March 2012

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SLATE TILES FOR YOUR KITCHEN?

Written by Bill Garnham, Posted in General information

Why slate tiles can be a good choice for your kitchen.

SLATE TILES FOR YOUR KITCHEN?

There are so many different kitchen flooring options that it can be overwhelming but you can't go wrong if you stick to something durable and practical.

13 September 2011

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FIXING FLOOR TILES TO FLOATING TIMBER FLOORS

Written by Bill Garnham, Posted in Guides

Stone flooring on floating wooden structures

FIXING FLOOR TILES TO FLOATING TIMBER FLOORS

A typical floating floor lies on a concrete base and is characterised by a layer of rigid insulation topped with flooring grade plywood or chipboard (18mm - 20mm deep) The insulation layer should be of sufficient density to provide firm support to the over-laid board.

31 August 2011

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HONED LIMESTONE FLOORING - CLEANING, PROTECTING AND MAINTAINING

Written by Bill Garnham, Posted in Guides

How to maintain natural limestone floor tiles

floor tile maintenance

How to clean, protect and maintain natural stone floor tiles. Limestone kitchen floor tiles will not degrade if protected and maintained properly. Lithofin impregnators achieve the best possible protection without altering the surface appearance. Formation of stains is largely prevented, the surfaces become easier to clean.