October 2013

Tumbled Travertine

Tumbled Travertine is becoming the natural stone of choice in the Sydney market. Travertine is deposited by mineral springs, especially hot springs. It has a fibrous appearance and is formed by a process of rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate, often at the mouth of a hot springs. It has been used as a building material Read More

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Mosaic Tiles Sydney

Using mosaic tiles is a fantastic way to jazz up your room whether it be your kitchen splash back or bathroom wall. TFO is Sydney's favorite place for the most creative but affordable mosaic tiles. You may be familiar with the term “mosaic”, recalling pottery covered with small pieces of tile or a picture created Read More

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Polished Porcelain Tiles

A discussion of polished porcelain tiles would not be complete without highlighting their strong points. One strong point is with regard to design. Some polished porcelain tiles have been produced to allow the bisque (tile body) to show through the face of the tile. The result is a deeper, more realistic dimension. A second bonus with Read More

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Porcelain Floor Tile

An oversimplified way of defining porcelain tiles is to basically say it is a ceramic tile that has a water absorption rate of 0.5 percent or less. However, despite this sweeping statement, porcelain tiles can be separated into various types. The characteristics of “unglazed” or “natural” porcelain tiles can be readily understood by considering the Read More

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Rectified Tiles

The word “rectify” in itself conveys the thought of making something right or refining something. Thus, rectified tiles are those that have been mechanically finished on all sides after the firing process to make sure they are all precisely uniform in size or truly square. When tiles are cut prior to firing and then baked Read More

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