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Designing Your Ideal kitchen

A kitchen is not just a kitchen. It is where everyone comes together. Kitchens are where you and your family connect, you talk over a good meal about your days, you help your kids with their homework and you share a couple of laughs with good friends over a glass of...

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Get Your Home Ready to Sell

Here we are in the heat of Summer and now is the season to put your house on show. This may be to command the best price while the garden blooms and spirits are lifted. Well, that is the theory anyway. Frankly, a garden can easily be given a face-lift but when a...

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The Truth About Tile Pricing

The South African tile market is very cost conscious, with many retailers competing for your business by discounting prices. As the saying goes “bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”. This certainly rings true in the...

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Large Format Tiles – How to Use Them Wisely

Large format tiles are becoming more trendy and growing in popularity. Smaller houses can easily look cluttered and busy. It is for this reason that more people have started using larger tiles to create a spacious feel. Large format tiles are easier to clean than...

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Design Tips for Making a Small Bathroom Feel Bigger

Small bathrooms in the main room can be challenging when making sure everything fits without looking cluttered. Luckily, having a small bathroom is not the end of the world as there a few small bathroom design tips design that can easily open the space and create the...

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DIY Tiling Series Part 5 – Applying Grout Tips

We are coming close to completing your tiling project! Up to this point, your sub-floor has been prepared, your full tiles have been laid with adhesive, all your tiles have been cut and now the last step is applying grout to the tiles to finish the project. Step 9:...

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DIY Tiling Series Part 4 – Cutting Tiles

Once you have placed all your full tiles you can move on to cutting tiles and placing the cut tiles. This process is the longest part to tiling and possibly the most complicated part. There are two tools for cutting tiles, a manual tile cutter for when you need to cut...

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DIY Tiling Series Part 3 – Laying Tiles Correctly

Once you have prepared your subfloor and mixed your adhesive you can start laying tiles. We learnt in Part 2, how to mix  the adhesive. Lets recap a few main points to get you back up to speed. Step 6: Applying your adhesive (Main points) Use your trowel to spread the...

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DIY Tiling Series Part 2 – Preparing Tile Adhesive

This is a DIY Tiling series to help you through your tiling project. In Part 1 we spoke about preparing your sub-floor and planning your tile layout. In Part 2 we are going to look at mixing and preparing tile adhesive for laying your tiles. Things to do before...

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How to Choose the Perfect Exterior Tiles

Choosing Exterior Tiles is not a simple task. This does not mean popping to the store and grabbing any tile that appeals to your taste. A lot of thought needs to be put into it for you to achieve that long-lasting, incredible design that you are seeking. Exterior...

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The Difference Between Ceramic and Porcelain

When it comes to selecting which tile to choose, we want to know what the difference is between Ceramic and Porcelain Tiles. The difference is hazy and hard to define. So what do we chose? What is the difference? Which is better? These are questions frequently asked....

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Mixing and Matching Mosaics

We are loving the idea of using these tiles to add a pop of colour and elegance to the room. For a refreshing modern touch to your home, Mosaic Tiles are always a good option. We are aware that sometimes it can go very wrong if not done correctly. Here are a few tips...

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Wood-Look Tile Trend 2016

It is undeniable that the Wood-look tiles are one of the hottest design trends of 2016. The concept of the Wood-look tiles is not a new one, but due to the practicality of them and their irrefutable beauty, the popularity has grown. What are these tiles that everyone...

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New Look – New Design

Who wants to dress the same every day for the rest of their lives? No-one! That’s exactly why we have spruced things up a bit. We have given our Middelburg branch a little bit of a Store Makeover, and soon, other stores will follow. You can’t just update one outfit in...

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