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Why use a professional tiler?

Benefits of a professional tiling service

Since we have owned and operated a professional tiler service, operating throughout the Manchester area for many years, here are some of our thoughts on the subject:

A professional tiler provides the finishing touch to any commercial or domestic property.

At Andy Carroll & Son Tiling we –

• accurately estimate time required to do the job.

• recognise the type of tile and quantities required – no repeated trips to the tile store…

• are trained and qualified in the correct tiling sequence…

• know how to correctly lay all manner of tiles including ceramic, mirror, natural stone, porcelain, marble tiles, tile trims and more…

• prepare for every tiling job professionally, ensuring all surfaces are dry, straight and sound before starting the tiling work and then map out the tiling sequences meticulously.

• have the experience to know what the finish will look like. As a result we can offer advice. Size, shape, colour and style of tile all needs to complement each other as well as the style, shape and size of the room.

• only use professional tiling materials that will maximise the quality finish, durability and professionalism of the job.

• have all the best and most effective tiling equipment and products including knives, cutters, adhesives, grouting and measuring equipment.

• Work in all kinds of properties. Whether old or new properties tiling can be difficult to get right due to quirks of walls often not being level, pipes and other difficult obstacles. For the amateur tiler this can be especially difficult to ensure the tiling job is finished expertly. A professional tiler from Andy Carroll Tiling will navigate all these little difficult areas of the tiling job and make sure the tiling results are professional, straight and aligned creating an overall lovely effect for your home or commercial premises…

For a good result you need a professional tiler with professional skills using professional equipment. If you are seeking a professional Manchester area tiler, why not give Andy Carroll Tiling a try?

Whether it be a brand spanking new wall tiling or floor tiling job, hallway tiling, kitchen tiling or bathroom tiling, or even grout restoration tiling repairs or other improvements to existing tiling, enlisting our professional tiler service will save you time and money

We offer very competitive rates and guarantee professional results every time. We take a great pride in our work as our testimonials confer.
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Why not email us for a free quote or telephone now and find out how we can add a touch of class to your new tiling project?

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Another Happy Customer

Great to get such lovely feedback from a great customer…

“Andy Carroll and Son laid a technically complicated floor to my kitchen & conservatory requiring complex ‘strengthening and levelling’. This floor used ‘Fired Earth’ encaustic tiles and easily weighed a finished 1/3rd of a ton when completed.

The result is fantastic; the geometry of pattern, perfect!! Their attention to preparation was fastidious and millimetre perfect using ‘laser’ technology for a perfect fit.

Andy & his son Andrew, were always punctual, put a solid six long days into the task, and finished ahead of time before Christmas. Cheerful banter between them made supporting their task a pleasure. Clinically clean & tidy after every session, I can confidently assert they are the very best of tiling specialists.

Marvellous!”

Patrick Oates
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VOTE ANDY CARROLL & SON

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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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Mould Prevention

MOULD PREVENTION IN YOUR BATHROOM

We know how deflated you can feel when that nuisance mould appears in your bathroom, shower or wet room. This is mainly caused by moisture and poor ventilation.  Also, organic deposits in the form of body care products which are used are also the problem such as shower gels, shampoos, conditioners and also scurf (skin).

Primary Attack
The mould initially grows in the organic deposits on the surface of the sealant
Secondary Attack
After a while the mould starts to grow into the sealant
Prevention requires circulation & ventilation

Windows should be opened fully during and after having a bath or shower.  This can also depend on the time of year on how long you need ventilation.   For example, in the summer months you would need to leave your windows open longer for at least 30 minutes and in the winter months for at least 15 minutes.

Bathroom Tiler recommends to rinse the silicone joints briefly with the shower after using your bath/shower and to dry thoroughly with a clean cloth.

A pH neutral cleaning agent should preferably be used for the regular cleaning work of your bathroom.

Acid cleaning agents are less suitable because mould multiplies in an acid environment.  It is also recommended to clean the silicone joints once a week with a disinfectant sanitary cleaner.

As a preventative measure every 1 – 2 months use an Anti Mould spray on your silicone joints.

If you require any further guidance please to not hesitate to contact us at Andy Carroll & Son Tiling Limited

…happy cleaning !

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Why Under Tile Heating ?

Underfloor Heating as part of your tiling project

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.

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We have gone ECO

ECO & Moggy
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.

Out with the old and in with the new
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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

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Famous

Andy and Andrew, were among just a handful of tilers chosen to front the ad campaign, were picked for the role because of their professional reputation.
A father and son are making their name in the world of tiling – as the faces of a national advertising campaign.

Andy Carroll and son Andrew, from Manchester tiling firm Andy Carroll and Son Tiling Ltd, are the stars of a series of adverts for Schluter-Systems which makes more than 8,000 tiling products.

The adverts, for the companies new innovation work- shops which focus on training for tile specialists, will be published in a range of trade magazines from this month.

When devising the campaign we were keen to include testimonial comments from and images of some of the best tilers in the business.

Both Andy and Andrew are great examples of how an on going commitment to training can lead you to great success. Carl Stokes, divisional manager at Schluter-System


Andy and Andrew tested out one of the workshops during a trip to Leicestershire for the photo shoot. Andy said:

We were flattered to be asked to take part in this campaign by Schluter-Systems Ltd and thoroughly enjoyed our time there

The photo shoot was good fun and we can’t wait to see our- selves in some of the leading trade magazines. I’ve never done anything like this before but you never know where it might lead!

Continuous learning and development enables us to tender for more jobs in the area and broadens our level of expertise and experience, which in turn gives increased confidence to our customers. You can never have too much practical training.

Find out more about Schluter-Systems’ innovation workshops at trainedwithschluter.co.uk