Can I tile over timber floors?
A. Yes timber floors can be tiled over. In some cases you can tile directly on the timber floors. The floor must be sound .
(no loose or movement in boards)
If floor is not in good condition fibre cement sheeting can be fixed to the floor and tiles laid to the sheeting.
Q. Can I tile over existing tiles?
A. Yes as long as the existing tiles are sound and solid .
Q. How long does it take to tile a house?
A. All depends on how big the job is and what is involved. For example, a living area of 50M2 will take anywhere for 2 to 4 days,
depending on the tile and floor plan.
For a bathroom can be anywhere from 3 to 10 days, again all depends what is involved.
Q. Where is the best place to get my tiles?
A. There are many tile shops in Adelaide, Some sell very expensive tiles and some sell very low budget tiles .We now supply a range of porcelain tiles. Our porcelain tiles are high quality and we offer you excellent service at a great price. Other than us, the best place for tiles is Beaumont Tiles They have a very good range and and a good knowledge of tiles .
Q. Are Chinese tiles any good?
A. Most tiles these days are made in China. Even the expensive Italian tiles are made in China. Some Chinese tiles are good and some not. My Advice is don't buy anything under $30 per Meter from a retail outlet as they are most likely to be poor quality. Some of the poor quality tiles can be bowed and cut out of square, making it impossible for the tiler to achieve a good job.
Q. What is the best color grout for my tiles?
A. The best color grout is a color that is as close as possible to the color of the tile, unless you are trying to achieve a contrasting effect. It is preferred to choose a color that is slightly darker than the tile.
Q. You are a considerable amount cheaper than allot of other tilers. Do you still do a good job and do you take short cuts?
A. All my work is done in accordance to the Australian standards. No, I don't take any short cuts, I plan on being here for long term. I have invested a lot of time and money into my tiling business and plan on achieving an excellent reputation with quality workmanship and service.
Q. Where is your office or showroom?
A. Right now we don't have an office or showroom. This is another reason why we are able to keep the prices low. If you would like to see our tile range call us for a measure and quote and we will bring the tile range to you.
Q. Can I have 1mm joints on my floor tiles?
A. Going by the Australian standards a minimum joint of 3mm is allowed for the floor. For wall joints a minimum joint of 1.5 mm is allowed. Tiles will crack and come loose if a join of less than 3mm is used. However, if its a small area such as a kitchen or an entry floor a 1.5 mm can be used but at a risk.
What are lash spacers?
A. Lash spacers or lash clips are designed for porcelain tiles or rectified edge tiles. They are used to reduce the lipping and slump of tiles during the curing process. However they cannot be used to level uneven floor surfaces as they are assumed, and not very cost effective.