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Greenery, the 2017 colour of the year is just what you need.

Greenery, the 2017 colour of the year is just what you need.

By Tile Depot
09 February 2017 |

Refreshen, revitalise and reconnect with the 2017 Pantone Institutes colour of the year, Greenery.

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What is Polished Porcelain and What is Nano sealing?

What is Polished Porcelain and What is Nano sealing?

By Tile Depot
15 November 2016 |

When porcelain is first made, it is not absorbent, but the polishing process for making the unglazed surface shiny cuts into the surface, leaving microscopic pinholes exposed and prone to absorbing stains, in the same way as natural stone tiles. Unless they have a suitable, long-lasting treatment applied by the manufacturer like nano, polished porcelain tiles will need sealing. Porcelain sealants are either solvent-based or water-based. Water based sealants are cheaper, but don't last.

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Top 5 tips for tiling a kitchen splashback on a budget

Top 5 tips for tiling a kitchen splashback on a budget

By Tile Depot
22 August 2016 |

So you have bought a house in this crazy housing market, and despite the whopping great price tag it still needs some work? Or you’re looking to sell your home and a quick tidy-up of kitchens and bathrooms will get you a few extra numbers on that price tag? Here are our Top 5 tips for tiling kitchen splashbacks on a budget.

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Wet room bathrooms - do it!

Wet room bathrooms - do it!

By Tile Depot
05 July 2016 |

If you're looking to create a spa-like feel in your home or want to maximise space in a small bathroom, a wet room is the perfect choice.

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Let woodgrain porcelain tiles work for your home

Let woodgrain porcelain tiles work for your home

By Tile Depot
05 July 2016 |

Wood grain porcelain tiles are one of the key emerging trends in interior design right now, capturing the beauty of natural timber and combining it with the durability and ease of maintenance of tiles.

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Keeping your tiles clean

Keeping your tiles clean

By Tile Depot
02 July 2016 |

"What is the best way to keep my tiles clean?" Offically the number one question in the tile industry worldwide!

Tiles are one of the most hygienic and easily maintained wall and floor surfaces you can choose. As they are virtually non-porous, tiles tend not to absorb any liquid, smoke, or fumes. In other words, it’s very hard to get tiles dirty and they will only need a quick clean once a week!

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Porcelain v Ceramic tiles - what is the difference?

Porcelain v Ceramic tiles - what is the difference?

28 June 2016 |

We are often asked what is the difference between porcelain and ceramic tiles? While both fall within the generic ceramic flooring category, porcelain tiles are denser, harder and less pervious to water than ceramic tiles. This means that some porcelain tiles can be used virtually anywhere, and they have the advantage over ceramic tiles in outdoor areas, wet areas and areas of high traffic.

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What are Encaustic Tiles?

What are Encaustic Tiles?

By The Tile Depot
21 March 2016 |

Encaustic tiles, also referred to as Moroccan tiles, Spanish tiles, Moorish tiles, cement tiles, inlaid tiles and geometric tiles. They were originally handmade ceramic tiles with ornate and geometric patterns that were produced within the body of the tile not the glaze. Thus over time as the tile was worn, the pattern remained.

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