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The Tile Association Awards 2020

We are honoured to be nominated as one of the finalists for “Tile Fixer of the Year.”

The competition winner is decided by public vote so if you had 2 minutes spare your support would be great –

Vote here:
TTA Awards 2020 – Tile Fixer of the Year

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Ultra Adhesives

Check out the results of this small project that we did for Ultra Adhesives.

They`re a fantastic company to work with, we use all there tile adhesives/tile grouts and self levelling compounds they are user friendly and of the highest quality.

We wouldn’t hesitate to offer a full warranty to any jobs completed using their products.

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A Guide to Tiling in Victorian Style

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

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NEWSFLASH…

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