Yes, you can tile over tile you just need to make sure you have space for your floor to rise by approximately 15mm. For example, you can shave to the bottom of the doors inside your house however tiling to an outdoor door can be a problem.
We recommend priming your existing tiles, we have a range of primers, please ask one of our team and we will point you in the right direction.
Yes, you can tile over timber however, we do not recommend it unless the floor is well supported and free from excess movement. A first step must make sure the timber floor is completely secured and there is no excess movement, as can cause tiles to crack. You also require a primer and flexible adhesive. All adhesives we supply is flexible and we can provide a suitable primer.
Yes, you can create a wet room in an upstairs bathroom using our Jacoboard backer board, tray cast, and a tanking system.
We also recommend that you tank your shower and bath area, the BAL WPI Tanking kit provides a flexible and tough waterproof membrane underneath your tiles and will stop leaks. This product comes with the BAL 25-year guarantee.
There is a saying all surfaces can be slipped on. There are lots of factors, water on the floor, shoes, or barefoot. A polished tile is adequate for most internal and dry floor areas. Matt tiles are also fine for most internal and dry floor areas, and most of these tiles will have an R rating of 9, which is an EU standard that all European manufacturers will work too.
For any floor areas that require a higher level of slip resistance, such as outdoors or where there will be excess water, the tiles with a higher R rating will need to be considered. For example, for our outdoor range of tiles, R11 is the standard used.
As there is now such a wide range of colours in tiles and so much more choice, we pair this with a wide range of grouts to match your tiles almost perfectly or make a statement in your home.
Yes, you can outdoors. You must use a porcelain tile also we highly recommend a high-grade non-slip. Also, when laying tiles outside care must be taken during cold periods and the area will need to be protected from rain, while the adhesives and grouts cure.
There are other methods of installation including decking style, using pedestals etc. Please contact one of our team and we will be happy to run through the options.
Not always. Most wall tiles are not made strong enough to use on the floor. Any Porcelain tiles can be used wall and floor. Also, all floor tiles can be used on walls.
Yes, you can use any tile for underfloor heating, Porcelain is a highly effective conductor of heat.
You can use any tile around a stove. When it comes to under the stove if there is direct contact with the heated part of the stove it must be Porcelain.