Trending: Terrazzo Tiles

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The trend towards Terrazzo has come back and it’s easy to see why

Terrazzo offers that subtle texture and timeless classic look making them perfect for use in bathroom and kitchen applications!
The material’s strength and versatility is also suitable for both residential and commercial spaces.


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Our Padovan Series (2500) Terrazzo, made in Europe, is a dense material suitable for all commercial and residential applications. Its hard wearing product made from a carefully controlled mixture of natural stone, quarts, and marble bonded with high grade Portland Cements is truly made to last and durable in all purpose finish. Like natural stone, Terrazzo needs to sealed after installation.  Available in 410 x 410 x 20 mm size in Honed Finish.

Other finishes and sizes are available via special order:
Exterior slip resistant R12, brushed finish and polish finish.
Coming soon: 600×600 mm size.


 

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Our Portland Series (1000) is a Terrazzo looking  porcelain tile and still perfectly captures that natural terrazzo effect.
It is available in matt and external grip with P3 rating and comes in 3 sizes: 300×300, 300×600, and 600×600.

 

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The trend towards Terrazzo has come back and it’s easy to see why Terrazzo offers that subtle texture and timeless classic look making them perfect for use in bathroom and kitchen applications!The material’s strength and versatility is also suitable for both residential and commercial spaces. Our Padovan Series (2500) Terrazzo, made in Europe, is a dense material suitable for […]

Handy tips for colour matching grout

 

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When completing a tile project our clients will often spend hours with us carefully selecting tiles for each room in the house and then when it comes to grout most have not even consider what colour they would use to match each tile. Grout is an often over looked part of the tiling process that gets only a moments thought once the tile selection has been made.

However, your choice of grout colour plays a huge part in the overall look of your tiles, it also plays a big part in the regular maintenance of the grout, as the lighter it is the more the dirt and grime will show up.

If you visit the Design Tiles showroom at Rockdale we can help you match your colour to your sample tiles using our Mapei Grout chart and the expertise of our colour and design consultant Dianna. Once you have decided which Mapei Grout is going to work best you need to make sure you have the right tools for the job so here is a list of what you may need:

  • Regular sponge
  • Large sponge
  • Grout float
  • Dry cloth
  • Some thin dowel
  • A clean bucket
  • A grout saw

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To ensure your grout works for you follow the below tips for colour matching your grout.

 

Tip 1: Blend your grout to your tile colour

Unless you want the grout to stand out more than your tile select a colour in a similar shade preferably a neutral shade that will fade away, disguise stains. For a white tile it is no longer vouge to use starch white grout, we now know it is better to use a light grey grout to hide marks and help show the tile off rather than the grout.

 

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Tip 2: Use dark grout to create a bold look

Dark grout on a white subway tile creates a retro, bold and industrial look and even better helps to mask any stains so is perfect in a shower or kitchen area. On the flip side white grout with a dark tile creates a similar striking effect

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Tip 3: Choose a good quality grout

Just like your tiles choosing the right quality grout can make all the difference to your overall finished product. Design Tiles only stocks Mapei Ultra Colour Plus grout and matching silicone.

Mapei grout is Italian made and contains BioBlock technology which blocks varies types of mould from forming in humid conditions and DropEffects technology which provides high water repellent properties making Ultracolour Plus less prone to dirtiness with excellent durability. Mapei grout dries quickly while ensuring colour is uniform, making floor and wall tiles ready for use quicker.

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If you require any further information visit our showroom at 413 Princes Hwy, Rockdale NSW 2216 or call us on 02 9567 8971

  When completing a tile project our clients will often spend hours with us carefully selecting tiles for each room in the house and then when it comes to grout most have not even consider what colour they would use to match each tile. Grout is an often over looked part of the tiling process […]