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Although ceramic tiles may look similar to porcelain tiles, they are quite different in the way that they are manufactured. The main difference between ceramic and porcelain tiles is that a porcelain tile is much denser and less porous; this makes it ideal for use in the bathroom and kitchen floors.
Another important difference is that unlike ceramic tiles, with porcelain tiles the colour runs right through the tile and in addition to them being very hard wearing, any wear or chips to the tile will be difficult to see. We stock a vast selection of porcelain tiles here whether you’re looking for tiles for your whole bathroom, walls, floor, splash back or feature wall.
As an approved retailer of Villeroy & Bosch products, we are able to show an example of forty different porcelain tiles which are suitable for both floors as well as walls. The illustrations on the web pages show that having a luxury bathroom is now in reach of us all.
One example is the Villeroy & Bosch Bernina porcelain tile which can be used as wall cladding as well as a hard wearing floor tile. Available in five distinctive colours, beige, brown, cream, grey and anthracite, the large size of this tile means that you cover 0.8 square metres for each tile. The quartzite finish to these tiles gives the tiles a very subtle shimmering look, luxury is in a box from Villeroy & Bosch.
Porcelain tiles are long wearing and although the surface is hard to mark, they are making a mark in the bathroom industry.
Glass Tiles Glass tiles are increasing their popularity in both the bathroom as well as the kitchen thanks to the breakthrough in modern technology. The glass tile will impart intense colour and reflect light, and naturally, they are completely imperviousness to water. The richness, depth and colour of glass tiles often create stunning, original effects.
The colour is produced by imparting the print to the back of the tile.
The Villeroy and Bosch mosaic style glass tile that we illustrate here will provide a stunning contrast to an area of a bathroom, particularly effective above a white wash hand basin. The contemporary matt/glossy black tile looks particularly effective if it is broken up by adding a subtly placed border tile.
We illustrate two different styles of glass border tiles which can, of course, be used to great effect with other ceramic tiles and these can be very eye-catching. These tiles are a wonderful addition to any bathroom and perfect for creating feature walls.
May we suggest that when you are ordering any of these items, a ten percentage addition is included to allow for cutting and breakage? It is also important that you do order sufficient tiles to complete the whole area, as colours can vary between batches.
We stock a wide range of wall and floor tiles and the tiles we now have in our modern bathrooms are a long way removed from the glazed tiles that used to adorn our walls. The glaze and finish on a modern ceramic tile do not crack, is very resistant to knocks, but above all is the range of colours and subtle variations.
Our selection of tiles come in a range of contrasting looks and finish, shape and size, that will give your bathroom a completely new look, whether you wish to retile the whole bathroom or use tiling as a feature wall.
The Villeroy & Boch Bianco Nero Decor Tile is an example of just how different a modern wall tile can be. These are very stylish and also lightweight making them ideal for use on a wall. When you look at these tiles you will immediately see the clever three-dimensional effects that this design gives.
By complete contrast, the Imperial Antique Crackle Ceramic Wall gives a classic look of brick but in ceramic, this tile is absolutely made for a bathroom with retro styling baths and basins.
The bathroom floor has to serve as a good wear-resistant surface for you to use, but it does more; it provides the contrast against which your bathroom fittings and furniture is set. An example of this is the Noble Contemporary Ceramic Floor; any of the three colours will display your gleaming white bath and other items to great effect.