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Wall Tiles
Porcelain Wall Tiles
Travertine Wall Tiles
Ceramic Wall Tiles
Sample Tiles


Wall Tiles



Wall tiles are quite different to other kinds of tiles, not so much in what they are made from, or how they are made, but more so in their strength and durability. There are a number of things to take into account when choosing wall tiles. In addition, the size is important, because if you are tiling a kitchen wall, you may find there are a lot of plugs and switches to work around, and large wall tiles will need to be cut with a tile cutter in order to fit. This can be difficult and doesn't always look so good. Alternatively, smaller mosaic wall tiles can easily be cut to fit around switches etc. This can be done easily and looks professional. But if you're tiling a large wall area, doing it all in mosaics could prove not to be cost effective, so it's a good idea to look at combining different sized wall tiles which follow a similar theme.


Porcelain Wall Tiles


Why consider porcelain wall tiles? They have certain advantages over natural materials. They are virtually non absorbent and are extremely hard and durable. This makes porcelain wall tiles a good choice for wet walls such as the laundry, kitchen or bathroom. They fill a gap in that they complement perfectly the minimal requirements of contemporary design and our polished collection represents fabulous value for such a hard wearing surface. Large sizes are now available ranging from 600mm to 800mm square. An important point about laying big porcelain wall tiles, is that they should not be laid with less than 4mm joint as slight variations in size will occur. Remember that large wall tiles will help to make a room look and feel more spacious.


Travertine wall tiles


Travertine wall tiles are a type of limestone; they have unique qualities in texture and appearance such as small irregular holes and fissures. This natural look can be very esthetically pleasing, and make travertine an attractive wall tile for living areas and courtyards, however, travertine wall tiles may not be very practical for the kitchen, where grease and grime could be difficult to remove, so you would need to use a quality sealant to maintain them and keep them clean . If you really like the look and feel that travertine offers, but are concerned about cleaning and maintenance, take a look at our Earthworks Collection BY Pilkingtons. You can have the look and feel offered by travertine wall tiles while at the same time, having all the advantages of porcelain and ceramics.


Ceramic wall tiles


With all ceramic wall tiles , shade variation will occur with different production batches, so it's important to ensure that sufficient wall tiles are ordered to complete the project. Ceramic tiles are made from a mixture of clays pressed into shape and fired at high temperatures (this is what gives the tile its hardness). Ceramic wall tiles can be glazed, which is essentially a liquid form of coloured glass that provides colour and texture this can be done in a way that produces the desired design and finish. The glaze also provides a protective function preventing staining and scratching, thus making them suitable for use as wall tiles in wet areas.


Sample wall tiles


We are happy to send samples of current batches. Our tiles are of the highest quality and cannot be compared with alternative products. Please take a browse through our extensive range of wall tiles in our easy to use, brand new online showroom, or call us on 0800 195 6620 and our friendly experienced staff will be happy to assist you with your tiling needs.



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