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Why Choose Aurees Tiles?

When you’re looking at tiling an area of your home, you want to be sure that your chosen tile retailer has a wide variety of designs and solutions alongside expertise to help you make a well-informed decision.

Here at Aurees Tiles, we pride ourselves on having a clear focus on customer satisfaction as well as an extensive product range. Our meticulous customer service, competitive prices and high-quality products have made us one of the largest suppliers in Adelaide.

We have listed some fantastic reasons why you should go with Aurees Tiles for your next tiling project.

 

HUGE RANGE

We understand that making the right choice can influence your homes entire look and feel. This is why we take the time to understand what you’re looking to achieve design.From here we develop recommendations that are best suited to your needs.

Our selection includes a wide variety of kitchen, bathroom and floor tiles in Adelaide. With over 500 different varieties, and new products arriving monthly, you can be sure that you will find the perfect option at Aurees Tiles.

 

ADELAIDE’S HOME OF LOCAL AND IMPORTED TILES

Our showroom stocks over 500 varieties ranging from local to imported. This allows you to create a space that is specific to your tastes. Perhaps you want to create a Moroccan themed splashback or something a little more understated; we’ve got it all. We understand the choice can be overwhelming, that’s why we have a dedicated team that specialise in helping you choose the best option for you, alongside the best value in Adelaide.

OPTIONS FOR EVERY PROJECT

It doesn’t matter if you’re building a new home, or simply renovating your kitchen or bathroom, rest assured that we can help. We can help you throughout the design process and offer our knowledge and expertise with our personalised selection service.

GREAT PRICES

We are a factory direct outlet, meaning that we can offer you prices that are impossible to beat. We regularly have a flow of new products coming through, and without the significant overheads of many of our competitors, we can offer you the best value in town. Drop into our Adelaide showroom and see it for yourself. We also offer a wide range of adhesive, tiling tools and equipment at a great price.

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What Makes a Great Floor Tile?

Your home’s flooring can make or break the aesthetic of your interior design. When it comes to choosing a ceramic or porcelain flooring option for your home, there are a few things to consider. Below we have included some tips and advice that you should take into consideration when picking the perfect flooring solution for you.

Floor Colour

You want to aim to coordinate your flooring with the entire room, not just your wall colour. Think about things such as cupboards and furnishings in the room that may have accent colours as these things will all come into play when picking out your flooring colour.

As both ceramic and porcelain flooring is durable, you can rest assured it will be around for years to come. Meaning that the flooring choice you make now could potentially be in your home as long as you are, so we suggest you choose a natural colour. Think about the amount of natural light coming through your room as that may determine whether your floors need to reflect the light to make your space feel larger or if a darker coloured tile is better suited.

Keep the finish in mind. Colours such as glossy blacks often show dirt more so than that of a lighter tone.

 

Pattern and Size

Your tiles can adhere to the floor in a variety of ways, such as standard fixing or brick bonded and staggered. Anything is possible when it comes to patterns. Depending on your choice there can be a variety of sizes and may have a modular pattern to follow in each square meter. Your floor tile size determines how many grout lines are shown in the flooring. Fewer grout lines can create an illusion of more space, which is great for rooms that are on the small side.

 

Ceramic or Porcelain

Porcelain tends to be a stronger material because of its density. Because of this, porcelain is the preferred choice when it comes to outdoor spaces as they will not soak up water which can freeze and crack.

However, taking into consideration, the amount of traffic the flooring is exposed to does determine if you need porcelain or ceramic. Ceramic options come with a grading establishing if they are better suited for commercial or domestic use. If you were tiling the floor of a shopping mall, then porcelain would be best suited because of the high volume of foot traffic. However, if you were tiling a residential kitchen, ceramic would be suitable.

It’s always worth checking which type is best suited to your needs as it can save you headaches further down the track.

If you’re unsure, buy from a knowledgeable supplier instead, such as Aurees Tiles. Not only do we have the best range in the business, but we also have the tools to get the job done!

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Advantages of Using Floor Tiles

Ceramic and porcelain flooring is a versatile resource that can be utilised in a variety of architectural environments without having to worry about things such as water and stains. Tiles are a great flooring option because of its versatility and longevity, among other distinguishing characteristics.

Here are five advantages of using floor tiles for your flooring:

 

Lasting power and Durability

Both ceramic and porcelain options are extremely tough, and are often hard to crack or damage. If installed correctly they can last for between 10-20 years if well maintained. If damage does occur the process of replacing them is relatively easy.

 

Variety of Design Options

The techniques that are used to manufacture modern tiles allow them to be printed in various ways. They can be arranged in patterns or accented with designs and motifs.

It also gives you the ability to replicate the look of other materials such as hardwoods and natural stones. When creating a layout, you have full customisation as they can be cut and shaped into triangles, rectangles and planks.

 

Low Maintenance

Tiled flooring proves to be easy to look after. Liquids, dirt and stains all rest on the surface allowing you to easily clean them up with minimal effort. Regular maintenance mainly consists of vacuuming and the occasional mop to keep the floor clean and tidy. In the event of a spillage, you can freely use strong, heavy-duty cleaning products without worrying about damaging them.

This proves time and time again to be one of the best-selling points. Soap and water will clean up any spill, and many grouts on the market are 100 percent stain resistant.

 

 

Water Resistance

All glazed ceramic and porcelain flooring comes with a protective layer that adheres to the material, making them water and stain resistant. These types of tiles also come with a natural resistance to high humidity making them perfect for kitchens and bathrooms.

However, an unglazed flooring option will need to be sealed to provide them with the same protection from liquids. This also applies to the grout lines. Otherwise, water can seep down, weakening the installation and causing mould to grow.

 

Allergen Concerns

Because of their hard, solid surface, tiled flooring tends not to attract pollen, dust, and other allergens. When dust or pollen does land on a ceramic or porcelain floor, they stand out amongst the surface making clean up easy and quick. This also helps contribute to keeping the air clean and free of irritating materials that can prove to be harmful to people living with asthma.

If you’re thinking about choosing tiles for your next surface solution, come into Aurees Tiles to have a look at our vast range of tiling designs and solutions

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On Trend Tiles for Your Kitchen in 2017

In the past, tiles were often only used in kitchens as a splashback and flooring option. In the early year’s splashbacks were often colourful and filled with fruit and vegetable graphics in standard 4×4 ceramic options. Moving forward to 2017 and the average kitchen tile has undergone many changes.

Today we are seeing more people installing stone, glass, mirror or metal splash backs and occasionally even going for something more creative and using artful designs and incorporating textures and different shaped mosaics. Below we have listed some styles that have gained popularity in 2017 to help you pick a design that best suits your design tastes when designing your kitchen.

 

Popular Colour Choices

Grey is proving to be a favourite colour choice amongst many Australian’s this year as well as the timeless classic beige and cream colour palette. The concrete look is also proving to be increasingly popular, and designs are proving to mix natural elements and materials to achieve a look that gives a layered organic feel.

Designers are also showing more adventure when using colour in their kitchens, particularly pastel tones, while others are moving towards creating a more ‘moody’ kitchen with the use of a dark grey to a black palette.

Overall, designs are showing more layering of colours, mixing their mediums and textures to create a visually exciting space.

Wood Look

Wood-look styles are great for creating spaces that are visually interesting while remaining practical. Over time the variety of wood tiles available has increased dramatically, and in turn, the interest in installing them has increased.

These styles look incredibly realistic, but unlike timber are less susceptible to the denting, scratching, warping and cracking that affects real wooden flooring.

We offer a wide variety of wood look styles at Aurees Tiles. All are very robust and versatile and work well in kitchen flooring. Available in a wide range of colours including natural timber tones varying from light through too much richer making them perfect for a wide variety of design aesthetics.

 

Subway

Subway tiles are gaining popularity in both residential and commercial buildings. The name comes from their extensive use in the New York City subway. The style proves to work well in vintage, contemporary, provincial or industrial kitchens. Varying varieties of this style are available in an array of price points making them great for every budget.

This style proves to be a popular choice for splashbacks, and like other porcelain options, they are easy to clean and are not stressed by heat.

 

If you’re looking at re-tiling your kitchen give Aurees Tiles a call today. With the most significant tile choices available in Adelaide you can remain confident that we have something perfect for your kitchen design.

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Top 5 Tips for Selecting Great Tiles for Your Home

When building or renovating your home choosing your tiles can be a daunting experience, after all, they are more often than not going to be a surface that you and your family will use the most every day.

Here at Aurees Tiles, we have a stunning range to ensure that your home will be both functional and striking. Below we have put a list together of the top five tips to help you choose the best tiles for your new home or renovation.

 

Think About the Rooms

Whether it be your living area, laundry, bathroom, kitchen or even your entire house, choose an option that complements the look you want to create for that space. For example, tiles that are larger instantly add style and a sensation of space in your living areas. However, placing larger sizes in small rooms such as your bathroom can have the opposite effect.

 

Make Sure the Tile You Choose Comes in A Range of Sizes

Larger options that start from 600mm in size and larger look fantastic in an open living space such as living room, while smaller sizes of around 300 mm create a beautiful look and help with your water drainage in your home’s wet areas. By choosing the same style and colour in a variety of sizes can help create a seamless transition throughout your home.

 

Choose your finish carefully

By using a matte or natural finish, you can create an earthy appeal, while a gloss finish provides your home with a modern, silky look. However, it is important to keep in mind that dust is more likely to show up on floors with a glossy finish but the luxurious shine throughout your home may just be worth the effort.

 

Select your Feature

By choosing a feature tile for your home, you can create a stunning aesthetic and create interest in your home. Feature designs can be included on floors and walls, but it is important to make sure the surrounding colours blend in well with pattern and colour choices of your feature designs.

 

Enjoy A Timber Look Without The Hassle

Wood look tiles are being increasingly popular and offer you a fantastic alternative to timber floorboards. Wood-look styles are not only waterproof, but they are much easier to keep clean.

At Aurees Tiles we have a tremendous range of wood look designs ranging from lighter through to deeper tones, making them perfect for any home design.

Why not come into the Aurees Tiles showroom and have a look at our fantastic tiling range for yourself. Our friendly staff can help you make an informed decision for your home and can help you with your tiling design. Give us a call today!

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How to Choose the Best Tiles for Your Bathroom?

Choose The Best Tiles For Your Adelaide Bathroom

It doesn’t matter how well you design your bathroom layout, making an unfortunate tiling choice can have a devastating effect on the room’s overall look and feel. However, the right tile choice can turn your bathroom into a home highlight. If your bathroom is looking a little worse for wear, but you’re not in the market for an entire bathroom renovation, tiles are the perfect way to freshen up your space.

Your choice of shape, size, material, colour and finish all come into consideration when making the right tile choice for your bathroom, but there are various other factors to contemplate, too. Don’t worry; we’ll help you narrow down your selection.

Take Your Time Choosing Your Tiles

Allocate a decent amount of time when tile shopping. At Aurees Tiles we have a vast range of tiles including the latest trends, colours and design options to choose from. It’s not uncommon for people to feel overwhelmed by the selection process, so be sure to give yourself enough time to find the tiles that best suit your Adelaide bathroom aesthetic.

Colour and Finish

When you walk into our showroom, you’ll be amazed at the range of tiles that look amazing on their own, however, if the style, colour and finish don’t complement the style of your bathroom they will quickly lose their appeal.

Be mindful of trends that may date quickly. If it’s after longevity that you’re looking for, sticking to a neutral palette is your best bet.

Have a colour in mind and stick to it. When choosing a tile colour scheme for your bathroom collect pictures of bathrooms you like the look of, this will help cut down on the planning process.

Bring your plans

Be sure to bring your floor plan in store when choosing your tiles. This way our expert team can help you plan your design with the exact amount of tiles you’ll need based on your room’s dimensions.

Enhance your space

If you’ve got a bathroom that is slightly on the smaller side, placing larger tiles on the wall will give the illusion of a bigger bathroom. Tiles that are around 200mm by 400mm are a good choice, and larger tiles mean there is less grout to clean.

Grout

The grout colour your choice will ultimately change your room’s final aesthetic. For a subtler appearance choose a similar or matching colour to your chosen tiles. Contrasting grout colours will further define the shape of your tiles and create a busier surface.

At Aurees Tiles we have an extensive selection of tiles to suit every Adelaide bathroom design. Our friendly sales team will assist you every step of the way in design and colour selection to make sure that your bathroom tiles are the highlight of your bathroom. Come and see us today!

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How Do I Know How Many Tiles I’ll Need?

What You Need To Know When It Comes To Tiling a Space In Your Home

Whether it is your floors or walls, the most crucial element in the process is the preparation. Accurately measuring your area will help you determine just how many tiles are required for your project and help things run without complications. We have listed a few tips and tricks to ensure that you get the right amount of tiles every time!

How Big Is Your Space?

Firstly, you will need to determine just how big your space is. Start by measuring your floor space followed by wall space. From here you’ll need to convert meters and centimetres into square meters, this will make ordering your tiles easier. Our biggest tip when measuring is to do it twice, just to be sure.

Floor Plans

If you are taking your room’s measurements from the builder’s floorplans, be sure you have the most up to date version. Decide on the pattern and tiling technique you’re planning to use. This will influence the number of tiles you’ll need, as well as the grout patterns and width when determining final measurements.

When choosing tiles, be sure to bring your measurements and floor plans with you. The team at Aurees Tiles will be able to assess and assist you with your required amount.

Remember to take out the space of windows, but add in tiled skirtings and sills.

Always Order Extra

When ordering you should add an excess of between 10-15 percent to allow for breakages and spares. You’ll need to cut tiles to fit around aspects of your room, and the cut-offs may not be useful anywhere else, others may become damaged during transit or blemished. Even if you end up with extra’s they will often come in handy later down the track.

Consider Accessories

Also, consider any tiling accessories you may want to add to ensure your project has a professional finish. Things such as soap dishes, brass strips and step edges will finish off your tiling and give you a look like no other.

Tools Make All the Difference

As well as having the most extensive range in the business, Aurees Tiles also have all the tools required to get the job done and done well. We supply everything from glue and paint mixers through to spacers, which are all made to match our range and benefit any project you may be undertaking.

For the best advice and highest quality of tiles in Adelaide visit Aurees Tiles today! Our friendly staff will help you determine how many tiles you’ll need as well as providing design assistance.

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Will Tiles Last Longer than Other Flooring Types?

How Long Will Tiles Last?

Porcelain and ceramic tiles have evolved significantly over the years. Now known for their durability and low-maintenance, tiles have not always been known as the modern flooring option they are today. We have combined a few points surrounding the durability and benefits of choosing tiles as a flooring option for your home.

State of The Art Technology

Innovative technology makes it possible for tiles to look like realistic reproductions of other surface materials such as wood look, granite and slate. Not only can tiles mimic the appearance of other flooring options, but also mimic the textures, meaning that you can have a flooring option that has the ability to evolve at the same speed as the latest design trends with the durability and maintenance benefits of tiles.

Durability with Modern Form

From historic empires through to today’s modern mansions, tiles have been used because of their unbeatable strength and versatility. To this day, tiles remain the longest-lasting flooring option available. When compared to laminate flooring and vinyl tiles, porcelain tiles can last up to five times longer.

Modern World Convenience

In a world where time efficiency is more important now than ever before. Nobody wants to spend countless hours having to keep their flooring clean. The flooring materials of today need to accommodate this much-desired efficiency, rather than hinder it.

This is what separates tiles from other flooring materials, making them the ultimate in modern flooring options. At Aurees Tiles in Adelaide, you are presented with limitless options to choose from, as well as the convenience that we all crave.

Unlike other flooring options, porcelain flooring provides your home with a flat, hard surface that will not absorb liquids or other substances. Meaning that not only will your floor maintenance be minimal, but your floors will last longer and not require replacement for years to come, saving you time and money.

The Flooring of The Future

As flooring trends are continually changing, there is one that has and will always remain one of the most trusted solutions. The design versatility will only continue to develop as technology continues to advance. Meaning, regardless of what you throw at it, porcelain tiles will always remain a modern flooring option.

Are you ready to take advantage of the durability and convenient maintenance tiles offer, but not sure where to start? Come and visit us at Aurees Tiles in Adelaide today! Our expert staff can walk you through every option, and help you create a flooring design that enhances your home and keeps your maintenance low.

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Will Tiles Keep My Home Cool in Summer?

How Tiles Can Help Keep Your Home Cool In Summer

There are various things that you can do to keep your home cool throughout the hot Australian summers. Investing in block-out blinds or a high-quality air-conditioning system are useful, but can often cost you a significant amount long term. However, nothing will lower your home’s temperature anywhere near as effectively as tiled flooring. Below we have listed a few points as to how tiled flooring can help, and why it is such an efficient and effective temperature control system.

How Do They Work?

First of all, it’s important to understand just how tiled flooring keeps your home cool. Porcelain flooring works by not retaining any heat, which in comparison to other flooring surfaces can significantly reduce the heat in your home. Ensuring your feet are cool always make an enormous difference to your overall body temperature, so rather than add heat, as carpet does, tiles will ensure that your temperature stays cool and comfortable.

Concentrate on The Main Areas

When looking to install porcelain or ceramic flooring in your home, it is important to carefully consider putting them in the right places. Consider the rooms where you spend the majority of your time, such as your kitchen, living room, and entertainment areas are all fantastic places to install tiles to keep your home’s temperature down.

Invest in Rugs for Your Home

We all know summer isn’t forever, and when winter time rolls around in Adelaide, it can get cold, and quickly. During the winter time, you’ll need as much extra warmth as possible. A great way to have the best of both worlds all year round is to add some rugs to your rooms. Not only will you add warmth during the winter time, but you will also create a space that has a fantastic interior style.

Other Benefits

Aside from the obvious cooling benefits, tiles come with a vast range of other benefits. They can add style and colour to any home and prove to be a great option for your home’s air quality.

Porcelain flooring will outlast almost every other flooring material, increasing your property value and proves to be an environmentally friendly way to cool your home. Not to mention the value for money benefits, that you won’t find with other flooring materials. Aurees Tiles Adelaide showroom has a vast range of porcelain tiles to choose from.
The difference a tiled floor will make to the temperature of your home during summer is phenomenal, increasing your quality of life throughout the warmer months. Don’t suffer through another sweltering summer, invest in tiled flooring for your Adelaide home from the team at Aurees Tiles today!

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How The Right Kitchen Tile Can Transform Your Adelaide Home

Whether you’re building or renovating your Adelaide kitchen the kitchen tiles you choose will play a major role in your rooms overall look and feel. Not only do you want a tile that looks good and fits in well with your design aesthetic, but because the kitchen is such a highly used area you should also be looking for a tile that is durable.

At Aurees Tiles, we have Adelaide’s largest tile showroom, so you can rest assured that you will be able to find the perfect kitchen tiling solution for your Adelaide home. Keep reading to discover the key things to look for when choosing the perfect kitchen tile and how it can completely transform your interior space.

Kitchen Tile Colours

When looking for the perfect tile, it is important to consider the overall colour scheme of your home, especially if you have an open plan kitchen and living space. Think about the colours of your kitchen cabinetry and how well they go with your kitchen tile selection.

Kitchen tiles, are also a great way to add a pop of colour and completely transform the overall look and feel of your kitchen. This is a great option for those of you who have chosen to go for a kitchen revamp rather than a complete renovation process.

At Aurees Tiles, we have an extensive selection of porcelain and ceramic tiles to choose from, in an array of colours and finishes; leaving you spoilt for choice.

Shape

Whether you’re in need of kitchen tiles for the floor or the wall, choosing a tile with a unique shape can be the perfect way to add a point of interest. Many homeowners will stray away from differently shaped tiles as they feel they will look odd in their space. However, choosing a neutral tile that can be adhered in a herringbone or zigzag pattern can be a subtle way to create a classy and unique space.
At Aurees Tiles, we pride ourselves on being able to provide our clients with an abundance of choice. If you’re unsure about exactly it is that you’re wanting, be sure to drop in and have a chat with one of our friendly and experienced staff members!

Size

Often an aspect of tiling that is overlooked when it comes to the design potential is the size of your tile. It is also important to consider the size of your kitchen when choosing the right sized kitchen tile. If you’re looking for a kitchen floor tile for your open plan living area, opting for a larger tile can be the perfect way to create a more spacious looking kitchen and living space.
However, when looking to for a kitchen tile for a kitchen that is on the smaller side just won’t look right. The simple rule of thumb is to generally choose a tile that is reflected in the size of the room you’re dealing with.

If you’re looking for premium kitchen tiles for your new kitchen project, you can’t go past the choice offered at Aurees Tiles. With an extensive range of kitchen tiles available at affordable prices, be sure to visit Aurees Tiles today!

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