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History Always Repeats

History Always Repeats

By The Tile Depot
25 February 2018 |

A fun case study into the history of the 3D cube pattern in tile trends. 

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What is a PEI rating?

What is a PEI rating?

By The Tile Depot
23 January 2018 |

PEI is a testing method for glazed ceramics to determine the 'wearability' of the surface of the tile. The test result determines the suitability for purpose for various areas of installation. 
 

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Create a coastal retreat

Create a coastal retreat

By The Tile Depot
14 December 2017 |

Summer has arrived and with it our thoughts of relaxing on the coast. But if you wish you had relaxed coastal living all year round, here’s some tips from The Tile Depot on how to make that a reality with tiles. Summer has arrived and with it our thoughts of relaxing on the coast. But if you wish you had relaxed coastal living all year round, here’s some tips from The Tile Depot on how to make that a reality with tiles.

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Outdoor Landscaping Trends - Whats hot?

Outdoor Landscaping Trends - Whats hot?

By The Tile Depot
13 December 2017 |

There really is no excuse… the sun is shining and the days are longer. Summer is the perfect time to rejig your backyard (or front-yard!) to better suit your lifestyle. Whether you want to upgrade your space to be the new neighbourhood swimming pool drop-in, or downgrade to something more low maintenance, porcelain pavers are the newest and trendiest way to anchor your outdoor setting.There really is no excuse… the sun is shining and the days are longer. Summer is the perfect time to rejig your backyard (or front-yard!) to better suit your lifestyle. Whether you want to upgrade your space to be the new neighbourhood swimming pool drop-in, or downgrade to something more low maintenance, porcelain pavers are the newest and trendiest way to anchor your outdoor setting.

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What is a rectified tile?

What is a rectified tile?

By The Tile Depot
04 October 2017 |

Rectified tile is tile that has been cut to an exact size. With rectified tile there is very little size variation between individual tiles. This means less chance of lippage, more accurate layout and easier installation.

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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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