If you watch any home improvement TV shows you will often see that as part of a new build or renovation project that people choose underfloor heating.
Why get underfloor heating?
For starters it is more comfortable, conventional heating with wall mounted radiators create draughts – that is how they are designed to work by circulating cold air in at the floor level, heating it and the heated air naturally rising to the ceiling. Eventually the entire room warms up, but until that happens the room can feel draughty as the air moves around in a big circle.With underfloor heating, the entire floor operates like a lower temperature radiator element.
Underfloor heating also saves space, no wall mounted radiators means more flexibility with room layout, where you position furniture etc.
Finally, underfloor heating is safer, unlike radiators that run hot, underfloor heating is warm, so no risk of scolding for the elderly or young children.
Which system – a quick summary
There are 2 main types of system. ‘Wet’, which comprises pipes running under the flooring surface, with warm water being pumped through them, or ‘dry’ , which consists of electrical wires being run under the flooring surface.
There is no such thing as ‘best’, as best will depend on what is most important for you and your installation. If you haven’t gone time to read all the details and just want a simple summary, then for bathroom renovation projects dry (electrical) underfloor heating usually has the most advantages, whereas for large, new build projects then wet systems make the most sense.
Andy Carroll & Son Tiling Ltd have gone ELECTRIC & Eco Friendly
The moggy has served it`s purpose but over the past 7 years it has become more apparent that I am now carrying a lot more and Tiler Manchester has had a re-think. The appeal that my little work horse has had over the years has been incredible.
Alas, it is now time for something new for Tiler Manchester. We have decided to go ELECTRIC!! Yes you all gasp ! I have to plug in /charge my new van, that’s right I hear you all say, I need to plug the beast in. No petrol or diesel costs, no road tax, fantastic for the environment too and when I am on business in London there are no congestion charges to pay either. Happy days ……. this keeps the tax man happy and cheaper for customers too !
Keeping with the traditional artwork from the Morris Minor, we emulated the same onto the new Nissan eNV200, but still keeping the old faithful for estimating as the moggy appeal is still loved by many previous/potential new customers and the general public too.
Opulence, romance and excess; these are the main features of the Victorian style that has long been a favourite of designers and DIYers looking to add a dash of class to their interior spaces. Today it remains as popular as ever, and there’s even something of a revival movement going on, combining the style’s characteristic opulence with some of the minimalism of more modern designs.
Tiling on both the wall and floor has long been a hallmark of the Victorian tradition, with elaborate patterned tiles being used to create alluring feature sections, or brightly-coloured flooring helping to produce the style’s characteristic flamboyance. It’s something that tends to sit well with the utilitarian nature of Victorianism too; easy to clean and simple to maintain.
In the hallway, black and white checked patterns have proved to be a favourite classic with many homeowners looking to imitate the traditional Victorian look, while interwoven designs and the simpler red quarry ranges are also a popular choice. Victorian hallway tiles have also been favoured for their durable nature and ease of maintenance, providing homeowners – both modern and Victorian – with an easy-to-clean surface that lasts once it’s down.
Decorative borders and patterned tiles are also used in the kitchen and bathroom, and are becoming a mainstream choice for splash backs and feature sections. If you’re thinking about emulating the Victorian style in this way, consider opting for a porcelain range, which will generally offer more water resistance than ceramic tiles, making it better suited to high-traffic and consistently wet areas.
Today there are a great number of classic buildings across the UK that stand as testimony to the enduring character of the Victorian style, its distinct architectural nuances and interior design charm. In London for example, the St. Pancras railway station oozes with gothic revivalism from the 1860s, while the tiled interior of Manchester’s Great Town Hall still rings of both elegance and utilitarianism; a wonder for any modern Manchester tiler to behold!
Visit Discount Tiles where you can find plenty of Victorian tile ranges and styles
Andy Carroll & Son was asked to provide a quotation to put right another tradesman`s work – this is what we were faced with
I felt really sorry for the customer and felt I should share this and take my hat off to the “plasterer” who said they could tile !
I was just trying to imagine how this so called tradesman felt whilst tiling this customers bathroom. I cant imagine how he could look back on his days work and think “I`m very pleased with this, I could not have done it any better”
This is what we as good professional tilers often come up against when pricing jobs. We are quoting against “multi-tradesman” who say they can tile! The grouting was never started as the customer kicked him out of their home.
Unfortunately the customer did not have enough funds left to be able to employ a professional wall & floor tiler to put right.
As the saying goes “You are only as good as your last job” so ensure you take a look at their previous work, references and reviews and compare them our reviews