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Broadbeach Waters charmer

Broadbeach Waters charmer | Tiling | Scoop.it
PALM trees and tranquil canal waters frame the Broadbeach skyline from the patio of this modern home, creating a gorgeous outlook for the owners to enjoy.
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Your guide to tiled kitchen splashbacks

Your guide to tiled kitchen splashbacks | Tiling | Scoop.it

There  was a time when tiles were pretty much the only option available to homeowners when selecting something to create a kitchen splashback. Then along came such materials as glass and acrylic, and these stole the show for some time. Now, we are once again embracing tiles and welcoming them back into our kitchens, especially on splashbacks. This time though, the variety of materials, colours, size and shape of tiles on the market is so diverse, that choosing the right one to suit your kitchen scheme can be a difficult task. Hopefully, this mini guide will give you the lowdown on splashback tile choices to help steer you in the right direction.

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What You Need to Know Before Shopping for your Flooring Project

What You Need to Know Before Shopping for your Flooring Project | Tiling | Scoop.it

From timber to tiles to carpet, flooring is one of the building blocks of a home. Here’s how to select the best product to suit your needs.


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Tiles are timeless and slightly low maintenance. The patterns are range from timber, marble until plain white which you can suit with your home design.

Opt for the best quality tiles by purchasing them from reputable tile companies, such as Amber Tiles. Trusted Australian tile companies can provide you with advice and tips for your home flooring http://www.top4.com.au/business/amber-tiles-12026.

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Latest Trend in Flooring: Timber Tile

Latest Trend in Flooring: Timber Tile | Tiling | Scoop.it

Amber Tiles has introduced a new range of glazed porcelain tiles featuring a timber look to its existing collection of timber design products.

Amber’s new ‘timber tiles’ are the latest trend in flooring products and use digital technologies to recreate intricate natural wood designs. Amber's timber look tiles and pavers combine the earthy and sophisticated aesthetic of timber with the durability of glazed porcelain. Amber’s popular timber design collection includes the Italian Atelier tile, Doga Sandal tile and the Timberstone paver.


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Wood flooring can be too risky to install if your home doesn't support the right environment. Therefore, timber tile is here as an alternative if you want to have wood patterns as your flooring style.

This is the latest trend you can try today as it will give your home the updated look and seem clean and modern. Never compromise on quality, tile is a long-term investment. You should purchase it from trusted company. Reputable Australian tile manufacturers have the best collection of timber tiles and also tips for you to choose the right tile http://www.top4.com.au/business/amber-tiles-12026.

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Add Value to Your Home with Kitchen and Bathroom Renovations

Add Value to Your Home with Kitchen and Bathroom Renovations | Tiling | Scoop.it

Sprucing up the kitchen and bathroom and giving walls a lick of paint will add the most value for renovators.

Cairns builder Damien Hyde, from Smith and Sons Renovations and Extensions, said there had been a noticeable increase in homeowners wanting to give their bathrooms a makeover.


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Even though room renovation is not a daily task, but you surely don't want to have a lot of things to fix after giving your room a change. Never compromise on quality. If you need to change the look of your room, adding new colours to the walls and floor can help you. Choose the right paint colour or tile patterns for your wall, and maybe you may want to try installing tiles with fancy patterns.


Considering to give a makeover to your bathroom or kitchen? Look no further, Australian tile companies provide you the guide to choose the right tile to make your rooms appear up to date and definitely increase the value. Check out their listing here:  http://www.top4.com.au/business/amber-tiles-12026.

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Decorating a Small Space in Sydney

Decorating a Small Space in Sydney | Tiling | Scoop.it

Apartment dwellers are used to making life work in a small space but it doesn't mean you have to decorate in a certain way or barely have any furniture. Architect Daniel Boddam shares his tips for creating a comfortable home in a small space without compromising on style.


The most successful small spaces tend to be clean, simple and refined. You can have a modern tone for a space and add layers and dimensions to it, to suit your lifestyle and location.

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Marble tiles which come in soft pale shades will create a bigger effect and luxurious look to your small bathroom. Having a small bathroom doesn't limit you from making a fancy feel, try to use muted palette and matching material for your sanitary ware.


Choosing the right tile for your room can be tricky, but with the guide of Australian tile companies, you can have the right recommendation and advice for your need http://www.top4.com.au/business/amber-tiles-12026.

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No grout about it: Tile sign goes viral

No grout about it: Tile sign goes viral | Tiling | Scoop.it

When Emma Manteufel wrote a slogan on the sign outside her work a year ago, she never thought it would be shared hundreds of thousands of times on social media.


Ms Manteufel does not know who originally shared the photo of the sign, but she first noticed it online in November last year when an American radio station shared it.


Almost 200,000 shares later, she said she saw the photo pop up daily in her Facebook feed.


The photo of the sign has recently been given a second-life by contestants on an Australian home renovation TV show.

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DIY: How to tile your kitchen splashback

DIY: How to tile your kitchen splashback | Tiling | Scoop.it

It's actually a hard question considering there are quite a few different solutions out there. Do you choose glass, tiles, engineered stone, granite, Laminex Metaline or even stainless steel? Do you opt for price over looks or vice versa?


You can have the best of both worlds with tiles.


Tiles have really made a come back in the last couple of years for two good reasons: they stand the test of time and it has to be the most inexpensive option, especially since you can do-it-yourself.


Tiled splashbacks also have the added benefit of choice. There's millions of different tile choices and several ways to lay them. Think herringbone, subway or straight lay, just to name a few.

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Kitchen Make Over: Minor or Major

Kitchen Make Over: Minor or Major | Tiling | Scoop.it

I have seen many beautiful kitchens but also a lot of kitchen nightmares as a cabinetmaker of 15 years.


The kitchen is the heart of the home - it's where the whole family comes together. I try to tell people who are renovating their home to do the kitchen first.

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Planning on doing a kitchen makeover? Plan carefully. There are a lot of things to consider when you want to change your kitchen look.


When you decided to renovate your kitchen, you need to opt for the best quality products for the replacement of the old ones. Also, choose the most updated collection so you won't get the old trend for your new kitchen look.


Especially when you plan to change your kitchen tiles. It's important to select the best manufacturers, like Amber Tiles, which will provide you with the latest trendy tiles with the best quality in the industry. If you need more advice and tips on tiling, check out their listing here: http://www.top4.com.au/business/amber-tiles-12026.

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Kitchens Trends for 2016

Kitchens Trends for 2016 | Tiling | Scoop.it

Are you spending three hours or more in your kitchen every day?


According to the just-released 2016 Kitchen Trends Survey, nearly two-thirds of homeowners spent more than three hours in their kitchens doing things like watching TV, entertaining, eating and reading, in addition to the traditional cooking and baking.

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Here are some of the hottest trends for the next kitchen renovation ideas:

  • Wood floors - Floors made of wood are trending.  
  • Neutral walls Gray, beige or white are still dominating as wall paint colours. 
  • Storage The most important aspect in the kitchen, based on the survey, is storage.
  • Stainless steel - It's the most popular material for kitchen appliances by 75 percent of customers. 
  • Granite For 45 percent, the popular natural stone was installed as their new countertop material. 
If you feel like wood floors are too risky to install and you are not sure with its maintenance and care, you can opt for porcelain/ceramic tiles with wood pattern on the surface. 

Porcelain is more durable than wood and it has a lot of options to choose from. However, you still need to ensure that you purchase it from the best tile manufacturers in the industry, such as Amber Tiles. Check out their listing here: http://www.top4.com.au/business/amber-tiles-12026 for more tile ideas and inspiration.
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Supersize Porcelain Tiles are Versatile

Supersize Porcelain Tiles are Versatile | Tiling | Scoop.it

That old workhorse, porcelain ceramic tile, has been updated with modern equipment and manufacturing processes to such a degree that it may change the look of suburbia as well as our notions of what constitutes a tile.

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Having a large porcelain tile covering the walls or counter-tops can be a new way to spice up the room. There many options available, vary from a soft matte to a highly glossy finish, from a smooth to a slightly textured surface. 


Installing a high quality tile requires a lot of consideration. You can't risk the appearance of your house, hence you need to purchase the right tiles from a professional in the tiling industry of Australia, such as Amber Tiles. You should check out their listing here: http://www.top4.com.au/business/amber-tiles-12026 for more information and updates about current tile trends.

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Techne selects Fibonacci Stone terrazzo tiles for Mammoth café flooring

Techne selects Fibonacci Stone terrazzo tiles for Mammoth café flooring | Tiling | Scoop.it

Leading Melbourne architecture practice Techne Architecture + Interior Design selected terrazzo tiles from Fibonacci Stone as the perfect flooring solution for a new café, Mammoth, located in Malvern.


Celebrated hospitality couple Loren and Jamie McBride called on Techne once again for their latest culinary venture, the Mammoth café in Malvern. The Melbourne design practice had earlier worked on their Richmond café, Pinch of Salt, and Northcote venue, Barry.


One of Australia’s most innovative architecture and design practices, Techne works across commercial and residential projects, while adding its distinctive design touch to Melbourne’s hospitality landscape with venues such as Movida, the Prahran Hotel and Tonka.

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Accessible acoustic timber ceiling tiles ideal for sensitive restoration

Accessible acoustic timber ceiling tiles ideal for sensitive restoration | Tiling | Scoop.it

SUPAWOOD’s SUPATILE 10 acoustic timber ceiling tiles have provided a sensitive and attractive solution to address noise reverberation and accessibility in the modernisation of circa 1920’s heritage listed buildings at Wesley College in South Perth.


The brief given to Taylor Robinson Architects put significant emphasis on sustainability and respect for the heritage nature of the existing buildings. The aim was to sensitively refurbish both the Ward and Kefford buildings to provide flexible contemporary learning and administration spaces for the senior school.


High ceilings, tiled floors, exposed brickwork and large windows which accentuated noise reverberation necessitated the need for a ceiling tile product to dampen the echo. SUPATILE 10 provided the designers with flexible economic acoustic options as well as full access into the ceiling and a look that maintained a blend between the old and new elements.

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Laticrete tiling products help create impressive en-suite addition at old Victorian home

Laticrete tiling products help create impressive en-suite addition at old Victorian home | Tiling | Scoop.it

Tile installation products from Laticrete were specified for a renovation project at the Ascot Vale residence, an old Victorian home built in 1906.


The homeowner retained Nicholas Murray Architects to execute a renovation project at the property involving the addition of an en-suite bathroom and powder room to the side of the house. A key challenge for the architect was to ensure the extension complemented the flow of the existing home.


Architect Nicholas Murray, builder Craig Kinney, Chris Stenhouse from Wall & Floor Tiling and the tile manufacturer Refin worked together to ensure that the finished project had impressive outcomes. A total of 81 square metres of tiling was required for the project.


To address the problem of wastage disposal of the tiles during installation, Chris suggested laying both wall and floor tiles in a random pattern where the off-cuts would be used in another row, minimising waste generation. The project used large format tiles measuring 1500mm x 750mm.

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Beaumont Tiles opens massive distribution centre at Rochedale in Brisbane

Beaumont Tiles opens massive distribution centre at Rochedale in Brisbane | Tiling | Scoop.it

Beaumont Tiles has opened one of the largest distribution centres in the southern hemisphere at Rochedale in Brisbane’s south.

 

The state-of-the-art 13,287sqm. head office and warehouse facility employs 75 people and will service Beaumont’s growing network of 28 stores in Queensland and stores and customers in Northern NSW.

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Marble is Now Trending Among Tile Choices in Australia

Marble is Now Trending Among Tile Choices in Australia | Tiling | Scoop.it

Marble is having more than a moment in the spotlight in Australia’s design industry as consumers continue to opt for earthy materials.

The material has been traditionally associated with expensive and opulent spaces, but today marble is used in everything from five-star hotel bathrooms to a simple coffee table top.


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Its unique pattern on the surface has the ability to convey minimalist elegance, while at the same time being flexible enough to work with many modern materials.

If you are in doubt, marble can help you narrow down your choices to make your home look up-to-date and elegance at the same time. You should also purchase it from a trusted company. Reputable Australian tile manufacturers, such as Amber Tiles, have the best collection of marble tiles and also advice for you to choose the right tile for your home http://www.top4.com.au/business/amber-tiles-12026.

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Versatile Tile Styles to Create a Pretty Home Interior

Versatile Tile Styles to Create a Pretty Home Interior | Tiling | Scoop.it

New technologies in materials and manufacturing mean that tiles come in a better range of styles than ever, and are also more durable than ever.

Most tiles will have a rating that indicates whether they are suitable for walls, floors, indoors, outdoors, high traffic or low traffic areas, so use the rating to help select the best tiles for your home.

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Tiles nowadays are also available for other rooms than bathroom and kitchen. There are many options you can choose from as the trend is growing and the patterns are following interior style these days.

Even though the choices available are varied, you don't need to worry. Trusted Australian tile manufacturers have the right advice and recommendation for you to select the best tile for your home. Check out their listing here: http://www.top4.com.au/business/amber-tiles-12026.

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Tiles Are Now Trending Outside of The Bathroom

Tiles Are Now Trending Outside of The Bathroom | Tiling | Scoop.it

Gone are the days when tiles were confined to the bathroom and the biggest choice homeowners faced was square and white or, well, square and white.

In the past few years we’ve seen tiles move out of the bathroom and into pretty much every other room of the house.

And while white is still a popular choice, a move to patterned and textured tiles is encouraging many of us to step outside our comfort zones when it comes to adding interest to otherwise bland spaces such as the kitchen splashback, powder room, laundry and even alfresco living areas.

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Tiles used to be popular for bathroom and kitchen application, but lately, you can use tiles to decorate other rooms as well as various patterns and designs are growing.


Which tile is right for your room? That might be the question. But you can narrow down your choices by following the guide from Australian tile companies, where you can get the right recommendation and advice  http://www.top4.com.au/business/amber-tiles-12026.

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Everlasting Classic Design for your Interior

Everlasting Classic Design for your Interior | Tiling | Scoop.it

Beyond functionality, when it comes to design schemes, the best interiors are always surprising, interesting and adventurous. While there is still demand for strictly classical interior design, classic features are making a big impact on modern design in a very sassy, rebellious, and unexpected way.

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Marble tile is considered popular and perfectly fit for modern look. However, you need to choose the high quality marble tiles as they are more durable and can last in a very long time.

If you want to install marble tiles, always purchase from a reputable manufacturers. Australian tile companies can guide you in choosing the right tile for the rooms in your house http://www.top4.com.au/business/amber-tiles-12026 with the right tips and recommendation from the experts.



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Broadbeach Waters charmer

Broadbeach Waters charmer | Tiling | Scoop.it
PALM trees and tranquil canal waters frame the Broadbeach skyline from the patio of this modern home, creating a gorgeous outlook for the owners to enjoy.
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11 Pattern Tile Ideas You Should Try

11 Pattern Tile Ideas You Should Try | Tiling | Scoop.it

Encaustic tile is a not-so-new trend that brings in a durable material like cement and beautiful patterns that will liven up any room. These colorful looks have actually been around since medieval times and are coming back in a big way (pattern love forever!). Whether you’re fond of intricate, Moroccan-inspired designs or modern geometric shapes, they all have a certain “been here forever” rustic charm. 

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If you feel like Encaustic tiles are a bit over the top, you can opt for tiles with natural colour such as grey, beige or white. You need to choose the best tiles which will suit your bathroom design. It's not necessary to apply the hype trend when it's not your personal taste or can't fit the overall look in your bathroom. 

Encaustic tiles can look very flashy and stand out, but if you prefer to go conservative and opt for a timeless design, it's recommended to choose regular pattern for your tiles. Pick the best tiles for your bathroom from a reputable manufacturers, like Amber Tiles. You should check out their listing here: http://www.top4.com.au/business/amber-tiles-12026 for more ideas and tips about tiles. 

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High Quality Tiles Getting More Affordable

High Quality Tiles Getting More Affordable | Tiling | Scoop.it

The age of conformity is over as extraordinary tiles become centrepiece of interior design.


Beaumont Tiles design specialist Christie Wood said 2016 would mark a ‘coming of age’ for interior design with new tile developments and technology making amazing tiles affordable.

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The trend to use affordable tiles with unique design is increasing in Australia. People try anti-mainstream designs for their interior look these days, including installing amazing tile designs into their walls or floor.


Amazing tiles need to be purchased from the best manufacturers, such as Amber Tiles, which will provide you with a lot of a high quality tile references. Check out their listing here: http://www.top4.com.au/business/amber-tiles-12026 for more tile ideas and inspiration.

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Trendy Tile Choices for Designers

Trendy Tile Choices for Designers | Tiling | Scoop.it

Trends in the tile and stone industry are continuously evolving, offering designers, architects and the public more and more options to decorate spaces  and to express their creative individuality.


With the introduction of high-tech laser water jets to cut the stone and glass, it has made it possible to expand the intricate mosaic detail and now make it available to everyone. The beautiful fabric patterns of the past can now be duplicated using natural stones and glass of all colours.

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Tiles with creative patterns are the perfect option to create a variation in your house flooring. Now you can match plain or less pattern tiles with full pattern ones for a trendy look.

Opt for the best quality tiles with a wide range of pattern choice from reputable tile manufacturers, such Amber Tiles. So you can get a lot of references on tile patterns and have many options to choose from. If you need more advice and tips on pattern tiling, check out their listing here: http://www.top4.com.au/business/amber-tiles-12026.


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3 Trending Looks for Outdoor Tiling

3 Trending Looks for Outdoor Tiling | Tiling | Scoop.it

An in-house study by Tile Factory Outlet reveals that “outdoor tiles” is one of the most popular keywords searched online worldwide. Given the broad range of choices available in the market for outdoor tiles, it’s not surprising that so many people are searching for unique outdoor tiling ideas for their homes as they look for ways to improve the aesthetic appeal and functionality of their outdoor area.

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Indoor tile designs have grown up into better appearances these days, the trend is also followed by outdoor tiles as more people search about the keyword online.


You can find tile references online easily in this modern day. With the right keyword, you are going to get any inspirations that you need for tiling ideas. However, you may need to ensure that the type of tile that you choose has the best quality, just like Amber Tiles, you don't want to risk the appearance of you floor tiles hence you may need to check out their listing here: http://www.top4.com.au/business/amber-tiles-12026 for more ideas and tips on tiling.

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Glazed Tiles for a Spanish Farmhouse Renovation

Glazed Tiles for a Spanish Farmhouse Renovation | Tiling | Scoop.it

Arquitectura-G has revamped a country house into a family home featuring a tile-covered kitchen, a spiral staircase and a secluded swimming pool.

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The architects chose to use a common material in each room, which is a brown glazed tile. It is pretty much dominated as it covers most areas in the kitchen such as surfaces, cooking areas and even the sink.


This could be a great idea to follow for your next kitchen inspiration. Find the best local tile industry in Australia in your city and get the tile that match your kitchen design.



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Large format tiles trending in wall and floor design

Large format tiles trending in wall and floor design | Tiling | Scoop.it

National Tiles has observed a growing interest from buyers in large format tiles for walls and floors.


Till a few years ago, the large format tile was a rarity; however, thanks to technological improvements in tile manufacturing, tiles in sizes such as 600 x 600mm, 800 x 800mm and 500 x 1000mm are now available in a variety of styles, presenting exciting design possibilities for walls and floors.


National Tiles recommends large format tiles for several reasons:


They’re beautifully simple. One of the recent trends in bathroom and kitchen design is to install large format tiles so that an expansive, seamless appearance is achieved with minimal grout lines. Cleaning is also simplified as a result.

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