Life On The Tiles

Granite or Quartz – which should you choose?

Many customers come into the showrooms flummoxed about Granite and Quartz. Is one better than the other? Well let me explain…

Granite is quarried. It comes straight out of our beautiful planet earth as one huge chunk. It is then cut into slabs and honed down and transported all over the world. Specifically to Luton in our case where our excellent stone-mason Cristian has his workshop.

Quartz or quartz composite (the full name) is man-made. It is normally 93% quartz mixed with 7% resin. It can be manufactured to produce an array of colours and patterns.

From this description which do you prefer? Granite or quartz? Not too sure, us neither so let me continue…

Why Victorian Tiles are a great choice for your bathroom, kitchen and entrance way.

I love looking back at photos of Britain in Victorian times like the one above. If you click here you’ll link to that photo and 37 more fabulous images from the London Underground circa 1863 on buzzfeed. Don’t you just love the gorgeous Victorian metro tiles? I like the fashion too, everyone looks so frightfully dapper.

Today I’m going to talk about why Victorian and Edwardian style tiles, also known as encaustic tiles are so fabulous for many areas in your home. They are beautiful statement tiles of a bygone era. They are tried and tested and give any home that real wow factor.

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