Top Tips

With more shapes, sizes and styles to choose from than ever before we know that, for many homeowners, choosing the right tiles for your project can be a daunting experience. Whether you’re just starting out, an experienced DIYer or simply picking the tiles you want your fitter to install, our handy hints should help you on your way to achieving your dream room. If you would like advice on any tiling topics that we haven’t covered, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Choosing your tiles

Apart from ensuring the tiles are suitable for your desired application, there aren’t many right or wrong answers when it comes to choosing your tiles and much of the decision will be based on your own personal taste and budget. If you’re spoilt for choice, here are some frequently asked questions that you may find useful.

What’s the difference between ceramic and porcelain tiles?

Are natural stone tiles better than porcelain or ceramic copies?

Does it matter what size tiles I choose?

Should I use the same tiles on the walls and floor?

Are there different tiles for bathrooms and kitchens?

How can I make my room look more interesting without spending a fortune?

Planning your project

How do I calculate how many tiles I need?

Do I need to seal my tiles?

How long does it take to tile a room?

When tiling, should I just work my way through each box one at a time?

If I run out of tiles will I be able to buy more to finish the project?


What should I use to clean my tiles?

Do I need to reseal tiles that have previously been sealed?

Can I use a steam cleaner on my tiles?