Whether you’re a DIY homeowner or a professional tiler, we have a full range of tile installation products in store for you. Browse below to see top quality installation products, edge finishes, and more.
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Tile Adhesive is always recommended as this has a higher bond strength.
Silicone is more flexible and allows for movement along any of the internal and external corners
A scribe and snap tile cutter is the most common option. Alternatively using an angle grinder with a diamond blade for checkouts and non-straight cuts. Our local stores generally have scribe and snap tile cutters for hire, get in contact for more information.
Depending on what the size of the tile is, for mosaics you can use smaller trowels 4mm-6mm as you don’t want the glue to pop through the openings. For larger tiles you would want a larger trowel for more adhesive coverage, 12mm being the recommended size for 300x600mm tilers or larger.
Depending on if you want a larger grout line to show or a smaller grout line, spacers start from 1.5mm and standard sizes are usually 1.5mm, 2mm and 3mm. A smaller grout line means less emphasis on grout colour and look. We recommend using a larger spacer for tiles with a handcut or non straight edge.
Priming the substrate (Surface) prior to waterproofing, adhesive or levelling compound is a critical part of the installation process. Priming encapsulates any dust particles left on the substrate, and ensures the bond to the adhesive, waterproofing or levelling is strong.
In most cases, porcelain and ceramic tiles do not require sealing as they have a low surface porosity. We recommend that all encaustic and natural tiles/mosaics are sealed. This allows for no penetration into the tile and for ease of cleaning. If using a white wall tile with dark grout, we also recommend sealing the tiles, this helps seal any microscopic pores where colour may get in during the grouting process.
This is highly recommended to make sure that the porosity of the grout is reduced, thus making it harder to stain and easier to clean
There are a few different methods to clean tiles, and it all depends on the type of tile. Most tiles are ceramic or porcelain, to clean these, vacuum the surface and clear of any dirt, use warm water and combine with a tile cleaner solution then mop. We carry the Aquamix range of tile cleaning and maintenance products.
Either can be used, however using a levelling spacer system will guarantee a level tile surface and can save you plenty of time. Ask the team for more information on these systems.
With our Davco Glass Mosaic Additive mixed with our Davco Elite grout, you will be able to glue and grout in one simple step. Please contact our instore team for more information on these products prior to installation.