TFO Tile Factory Outlet – Cheapest Tiles in Sydney
For centuries mankind has been searching for ways to make their wet areas cleaner and more beautiful. Ceramic wall tiles have been the most popular way of doing this. Why? Ceramic tiles are glazed many at over 1000 degree centigrade this provides a stain and dirt resistant surface. However much has changed in recent years and Tile Factory Outlet will provide a more up to date understanding for you the Australian consumer. We would say it is a must that you read this information if you are deciding to renovate your bathroom.
Wall tiles :
Ceramic bathroomwall tiles are specially designed for this use. Thus you cannot put a wall tile on the floor. Why not? Because wall tiles are designed for ease of cleaning they are designed for dirt and soap scum just to rinse off. This high resistancy to dirt and other contaminates also makes wall tiles very slippery when wet and so they are not suitable for floors. Another reason why many ceramic bathroom wall tiles are not suitable is that they often use a weaker biscuit or are too thin for floors. This means the tile cannot handle too much weight. Many ceramic wall tiles are not designed for floors many do not use the weight increasing back print to help make the tiles stronger.
How does an expert tell if a ceramic wall tile can be used on the bathroom floor if no factory information is available? Many experts will turn a tile over to see if it is suitable for a bathroom tile, if they see imprints of squares or honeycomb pattern and its over 6mm thick for a 200x200mm tile they will think that the factory has made it to withstand weight, then will just need to test the slip factor under water. This information should be enough for them to come to an educated opinion of suitability.
Ceramic Wall Tiles Colours :
By far the most popular colour is White. Why? White goes with nearly any colour. White is a light colour that helps make a room bigger. As this is the biggest volume tile produced, so production costs are lower. May we suggest the 300x600mm gloss White wall tile. These tiles are large format tiles that will make any bathroom appear bigger and are only $13m2 at Tile Factory Outlet Pty Ltd, Smithfield, Sydney, NSW. That is unless you want to go with what is the latest and in our opinion the greatest new tile, polished porcelain wall tiles.
Porcelain Wall tiles :
We will speak here about polished porcelain wall tiles. Polished Porcelain Tiles are very strong and durable. They give a highly reflective surface that can help a room look bigger, lighter, and brighter. Most polished porcelain tiles have a single product (porcelain) that goes from the surface to the underside. This minimizes the chance of chipping. As it comes from shining a naturally found product (raw porcelain materials) it gives a less clinical look and more natural effect. If you go for Nano preseal (highly recommended) it will make it easier to clean with dirt and soap scum and make the room appear bigger as Nano can enable up to 90 percent light reflectivity. No need to pay up to $70m2 Tile Factory Outlet has polished porcelain wall tiles from just $16m2.
Bathroom design ideas :
Standard have recently changed for hotels, now to get a four star rating you must tile the walls all the way to the ceiling. This change has come to reflect that Australian’s now expect this from a high quality dwelling, and let’s face it who wants to paint that top section (often times 600mm) every 5 to 10 years. We recommend tiling all the way to the ceiling for the above reasons but also because if you go for polished porcelain wall tile it will allow for increased light reflectivity. When horizontal bathroom border tiles were popular it gave a nice way of finishing the tiles at 1800mm. However now that we don’t use horizontal borders, why not tile all the way to the ceiling it won’t cost much more. In a standard 3x2m bathroom* this makes a difference of only 6m2 that you need to buy.
*Based on changing tiling from 1800mm high as required in the shower area to a standard ceiling height of 2400mm.