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Floor Tiles Ideas – 5 Things You Need to Know About Floor Tiles

Not all floor tiles are made the same or from the same material. You should get to know the categories of floor tiles. These categories are glazed porcelain, polished porcelain, unglazed matt porcelain, unglazed rock face porcelain, ceramic tiles, glazed matt porcelain, glazed polished porcelain and natural stone.

Each floor tile has both advantages and disadvantages, so knowing what you need for your job is just as important as knowing your tile categories. For instance, if you are buying tiles for an uncovered outdoor area, it’s worth considering an anti-slip floor tile.

Quality should not be determined by price. The best way to assess the quality is by researching manufacturers who are known for producing good quality floor tiles such as Italgraniti, Refin, Cerdisa, Monalisa, Lola Ceramics, Ceramica Magica, Dongpeng, Bozbaylar and Cinkaya Natural Stone.

Once you have selected the brands and types of floor tiles you are after, shop for the cheapest prices. Don’t pay more than you have to. Tile Factory Outlet is known for having the cheapest floor tiles in Sydney but they also carry all of the above brand name tiles.

Lay your floor tiles once and lay them right. Make sure you use a tiler who has a good reputation and buy the tile adhesive and grout for him. We recommend one of Australia’s leading manufacturers in grouts and adhesives, Davco.

So as you can see, there is a lot involved, no doubt more than you ever thought. If though you want to take the easy way out, visit TFO. We have over 100 years of experience in tiles, not just selling them but visiting factories and keeping up-to-date with industry changes. We also employ a colour consultant and interior designer and many others who have had tiling experience that are willing and able to assist you further. Look below for more floor tiles sold online.

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  • Beck December 9, 2017, 2:04 pm

    Wanting to know if I was to lay tiles in my pole home ( so living upstairs only) what would stop the tiles from moving as the house moves in expanding and contracting?
    Is there a way ? I love the thought of tiles .

    Thank you

    • The Guys at TFO December 11, 2017, 12:36 pm

      Hi there, thanks for your enquiry. It is possible with rubber based glue and using expansion joints, however, we recommend that you get a builder to come out and have a look at the property to check if it is suitable.

  • Rodney Collier October 21, 2017, 9:13 am

    Hi there thinking of using marble mosaic in penny round in my shower floor .i am a bit concerned about the affects of chemicals on the stone and the fact that you have to seal the surface.sounds like a bit of extra continual work.I have also read you have to use additives in the grout to seal all sides.obviously if laid by a professional they should know this.how often would you have to reseal the marble in the shower floor given exposure to shampoos etc,if the shower is used on a daily basis?

    • The Guys at TFO October 24, 2017, 1:48 pm

      Hi there, thanks for your enquiry. This depends on if it is a honed or polished product. If it is polished, it is unsuitable as the polish will etch away. Honed is recommended to lay on the floor in a shower and should be resealed on average 3-5 years depending on the product. Please give us a call on (02) 8728 7800 if you require further information.

  • Marjorie October 6, 2017, 12:22 pm

    Can you please tell me what is the difference from rectified tiles and none rectified tiles I am looking for floor tiles. Thank you

    • The Guys at TFO October 9, 2017, 5:24 pm

      Hi there, thanks for your enquiry. Rectified tiles means that the edges are sharper than non rectified tiles. If you choose a rectified tile, you can lay them closer together to avoid larger grout joints.

  • Pepi September 23, 2017, 8:53 pm

    wanting non rectified tiles 150 squ metres in polished concrete, travertine
    or wood look in grey tones delivered to Victor Harbor SA5211 what do you have ?

    • The Guys at TFO September 29, 2017, 5:28 pm

      Hi there, thanks for your enquiry. Please give our office a call on (02) 8728 8700 and speak to one of our sales consultants.

  • Robyne Tracy August 22, 2017, 2:27 am

    What is the thinnest floor tile you have please

    • The Guys at TFO August 23, 2017, 2:05 pm

      Hi there, thanks for your enquiry. The thinnest floor tile we have is 8mm thick.

  • Annabelle Watt July 31, 2017, 1:50 pm

    I need to buy 500 sqm 600 x 600 of non slip ceramic grey (with a bit of character ) tiles and pay $18/sqm
    Is this possible
    Thanks

  • John February 7, 2017, 5:14 pm

    Can you tell me what the standard thickness of kitchen floor tiles of say 600 by 600mm size is?

    • The Guys at TFO February 7, 2017, 6:36 pm

      Hi John, generally speaking, 600x600mm porcelain tiles are approximately 10mm in thickness.

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