Choosing the right tiles for your project can be a time consuming and tricky business. Tiles come in so many colours, sizes, designs and finishes including polished, glazed and matt.
Specialist in Tiles
Large Format and Thin Porcelain tiles need specialist knowledge and great care to install. Joe Mazzucca is up to date with the latest technology, new products and methods.
Joe's high level of expertise and latest equipment ensures these new and innovative products are installed with expertise.
Choice and Cost
The main types of tiles used are ceramic, porcelain, glass, quarry, mosaic, terrazzo and glass. Tiles vary in cost and quailty to suit different projects in different locations and needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can ceramic wall tiles be laid on floors?
Generally no, they are not strong enough for floors.
Can floor tiles be laid on walls?
Yes, if the wall is strong enough to withstand the weight of the heavier tiles.
What tiles can be used in wet areas? (swimming pools, feature ponds)
Vitreous Tiles, which are tiles that absorb less than 5% moisture.
What tiles should be used on outdoors projects?
Tiles that are frost resistant. All floor tiles should also be frost resistant to comply with Australian standards.
Can domestic floor tiles be used in commercial buildings?
No, they are not strong enough to withstand everyday commercial traffic.
What tiles should be used on bathroom floors or swimming pool surrounds?
Bathroom floor tiles are best in a matte or R10 finish. Pool surrounds should be R11 or R10.
Which tiles are most expensive?
The most expensive tiles are porcelain and natural stone tiles. The special glazes used and the higher firing temperature required creates a very strong, less porous tile. Porcelain tiles can be used in any domestic or commercial project.
What is natural stone?
The term natural stone refers to any tile or paver made using naturally occuring quarry-cut stone, including sandstone, limestone, granite, marble, travertine, shell stone, and slate. Quarry stone is then cut into tile sizes. The top is finished as requested, such as honed, polished or brushed. Natural stone generally requires a greater level of care during the laying process.
Is natural stone suitable for wet areas?
Yes, natural stone is suitable for wet areas. It can be found in many bathrooms around the world and pool surrounds.
Are different grouts and adhesives used for different tiles?
Yes, depending on what tile is being used, its weight and size, and of course where it's being laid. Depending on the manufacturer and nature of the natural stone appropriate adhesives should be used.
How thick should a tile adhesive bed be?
Depending on the size and type of tile and whether it is being laid on the floor or wall, thickness will vary greatly for each application.
Call Joe, he will happily answer your questions.