Anhydrite screeds have become quite popular over the past couple of years as they have benefits over traditional sand and cement screeds which include low cost, minimal shrinking and self-levelling.
These screeds can cause problems for fixers if the floor isn’t prepared correctly, as an anhydrite screen dry’s a layer of laitance is formed on the surface. This layer of laitance needs to be mechanically removed before tiling as this layer is week and will debond from the base if it isn’t removed and tile will simply lift from the floor. The screed needs to fully dry before tiling can commence and removing the layer of laitance will help the screed dry quicker, a good guide to drying time is 1 day per mm up to 40mm in thickness in normal conditions, screeds thicker than 40mm allow 2 days per mm.Read more
We hear in the Showrooms from customers that it’s quite overwhelming choosing tiles – we totally get that! It’s such a big decision picking something that you are going to look at on a daily basis which is why it’s good to borrow samples and look at the in situ to gain a better perspective. It’s really easy to play it safe but there are some fantastic trends on the horizon for 2017 that we think are going to be really popular and will outshine generic, ‘safe’ tiles. See what we think is BIG this year in our Top 5 Trends below, we are pretty sure you’ll love them…Read more
Everyone at Rees Tiles and Flooring would like to wish you a happy new year and hope that you all had a good Christmas.
As we welcome in the new year here at Rees Tiles and Flooring we are preparing ourselves for the year ahead by getting ready for many new tile collections that are coming into stock throughout the year. To make way for these new collections we sell off some of our old collections that are being replaced this year as well as well as bits and pieces that we have left in the warehouse. 2017 Sees floor and wall tiles from as little as £10m2 as well as many tile collections with 50% off the normal price. This sale includes a range of rustic porcelain floor tiles, some large format porcelain wall and floor tiles, two wall tile ranges, also available is a range of rustic brick effect tiles as well as many different mosaics.Read more
Well it’s that time of year again….. Christmas, the time of joy and happiness and for us here at Rees Tiles and Flooring what difference a year makes. This time last year we were busy cleaning up after storm Desmond totally wiped out our Lancaster showroom. So the start of 2016 was a really busy period for us as we had to rebuild the showroom and retile all of the displays, we managed to get reopen by the end of January which we thought was a pretty decent effort. We would like to again thank everyone who helped us get open so quickly with special thanks to Panararmer Kitchens who lent us some of their joiners to help with the rebuild and Keith the tiler who came and helped tile the displays.Read more
When you hear the words ‘vinyl flooring’ you immediately think of a thin, ill-fitting roll of vinyl with a ghastly pattern on that your elderly relatives had in their kitchen when you were little. However, the world of vinyl flooring has come on leaps and bound with all sorts on offer. Karndean is one of the biggest players in luxury vinyl flooring with 6 different ranges available in both ‘Inspired by Stone’ or ‘Inspired by Wood’ finishes. Each range has something different about it, so if its texture, realistic effects, wide planks, bevelled edges or patterned borders, chances are you’ll find what you’re looking for.Read more
We have recently taken on board two new, contemporary wall tiles which have been selling really well on the continent. These tiles are by a factory called Peronda, you may well recognise the name as they produce the Tile of The Year ‘Laccio’ which won earlier this year at the Tile Association Awards.Read more
Patchwork is hot, it’s been hot for a while and it’s getting hotter. This is one trend which doesn’t seem to be passing anytime soon. The continent is going crazy for patchwork and the UK is following suit.
So we looked at the popularity of this trend and have found some collections we love that are available in our showrooms. The beauty of patchwork is that it works on floors, on kitchen walls, in bathrooms and as feature panels…it’s such a versatile design. You might be thinking ‘oh patchwork, that’s brave!’ but fear not, we’ve got some in bold designs, and some subtle designs that are part of existing collections, they don’t all have to be wild and in-your-face colours.Read more
Saturday 14th May 2016 saw the annual Tile Association Awards which this year took place at St Johns Hotel and Conference Centre in Solihull. It was at this awards ceremony that the wall tile of the year was decided and we are pleased to announce that the Laccio Collection which is part of the Pure Collection of tiles from Peronda Ceramicas. This range is one of our new tile collections that we now stock, in fact our stock arrived only two days after the Tile Association Awards.Read more
Following on from our last blog, our next favorite to talk about is these beauties…
The popularity of wood effect flooring has soared in the last few years and is looking to be a top trend for 2016; an increasing amount of both households and commercial properties are now opting to use the especially versatile option of tiling to create their desired wooden floor effect.Read more
Tiles are, of course, a brilliant and easy way to completely re-invent a wall or floor. Why bother with any other type of flooring when they fade, chip and peel. Tiles last a lifetime. In fact, because tiles are so long-lasting, they also help to improve the value of your home. Long gone are the days where tiles were plain, square and boring. Now, there are thousands of different designs. From wood effect, through to captivating geometric décor tiles. This month we will show you our current favourite kitchen floor tiles and hopefully lend you a hand with the everlasting struggle to decide what exactly it is you want.Read more