Tiles are a very practical building material that have been widely used since the times of the ancient Romans, who were prolific users of ceramic floor and wall tiles. Available in a host of colours, designs, sizes, and textures, their use is only limited by your imagination. Tiles will enhance the appearance and value of your home, whether they are used indoors or outdoors.
Easy to clean and simple to maintain
Tiles are easy to maintain. They will not become shabby or thread bare and will not burn. All that is required to clean them is a sweep and a mop with warm water mixed with a neutral cleaner.
Tiles are hard-wearing and low-maintenance. Their high hypo-allergenic factor, easy maintenance and longevity make them an ideal choice for those with busy lifestyles.
The prevalence of asthma in our community has encouraged many Australians to select tiles as a floorcovering in preference to carpet. Carpet often contains dust mites, which are a known trigger of allergies such as eczema and asthma.
In winter tiles act as a natural heat bank, absorbing sunlight shining through windows and glass doors, and storing that energy during the day. In the evening tiles re-radiate that stored energy for hours. In summer tiles soak up the heat during the day to make the home cooler and reduce air conditioning costs. If the sun is kept off tiles in summer they will remain cool.
Light and UV resistant
Unlike carpet, tiles do not fade over time with exposure to sunlight.
Floor and wall tiles can be installed with basic and inexpensive tools by a competent handyman.
Moisture and damp resistant
Tiles are generally not affected by moisture and wet conditions. They are extremely durable in a domestic situation and are resistant to stains and household chemicals.