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Tile Buying | Tile Choice: Which tiles are good?

Tile Buying | Tile Choice - What really IS a good tile? Find help choosing your tiles, and tile supplier. Use the 6,500 professional tile fixers we have on the forum to help you make the right choice for your bathroom, kitchen, shower, wetrooms, floors or walls. :)

Which Tiles Are Best? Current Tile Trends

Trying to find tiles that won't date too quickly, and are on-trend / in-fashion isn't easy. A lot of the trends come around again eventually but not always exactly the same. We're currently talking about Large Format Tiles, include XXL Tiles. Those are hard to cut and difficult to get full adhesive coverage with. Tough fully vitrified true porcelain that will be smaller in thickness and very hard to cut. Often hand cut with diamond discs. And then of course your ceramics (hand made in the UK, or machine made and imported). And not forget the mosaics. Very hard to get flat.
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Which Tile Shops Are Best?

Find out which tile shops and tile outlets are the best. Are tile superstores the best? Are B&Q still selling the most tiles in the UK? The chains, Tile Mountain, Topps Tiles, Tile Giant, CTD Tiles, TileBase, and so on; who is stocking which tiles? And where are the best deals coming from currently? - Keep up with the trends here. Trade Tilers need find the TilersForums Arms to find the best tile prices at trade discounted rates.
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Discontinued Tile Finding | List Spare Tiles

Free Discontinued Tile Finding Service. List all spare tiles here and it might help somebody who's looking for discontinued tiles someday.
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Help choosing tiles, and the tile supplier, is just a click away

Nearly 14 years we've been online, and we haven't ever had an area of the website to help people to choose their tiles. We have always been here for the tiler, but when it comes to the homeowner, we seem to have missed the boat a bit. We have a thousands discussion threads related to bathroom tiling and wetroom tiling going wrong. And if we had been here for those homeowners before they'd actually chosen their tiles, we could have perhaps avoided their disasters. Whether DIY doing their own tiling work, or homeowners choosing tiles to be installed by professional tilers; this bit of the forum is for them.

When it comes to buying tiles, and you end up with two or three choices, maybe a border tile, maybe a feature tiled wall, maybe mosaics in vertical lines or as a horizontal border, or maybe the whole shower area is a mosaic or feature shower area? - How do you actually choose the tiles? Some are Full Bodied (Fully Vitrified) Porcelain, Some are Porcelain Glazed. Some are Ceramic, matte ceramics and gloss. Floor tiles and wall tiles in each of all of the above! - HOW does one choose with such varying quality of tile - and often they look the same in the tile shop. And suppliers always only push the ones they have access to.

Checkout the forum categories here:-

Bathroom tiles, kitchen tiles, floor tiles and wall tiles - They stay fixed for decades if installed well, so choose well

Choosing Tiles - Help choosing bathroom, kitchen, wetroom tiles is on hand at TilersForums.com

There are some pretty cool tiles still in one piece from a while back. The image is of a tile freize fragment from the 13th to 14th century, Kashan, Iran. If we look after our tiled areas and appreciate the effort and work that has gone into making them, so we can shower all over them without issues, we might one day have our works in a museum also. (Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, at time of writing of course)

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