Brick and Brick Paviours (Tile Installations & Laying)
- Bricks are made from clay, which is formed into shapes and dried in a kiln.
- Paviours are made in a similar fashion but they are thinner and often have special finishes on the surface.
- They are both hard wearing and chemical resistant.
- They are laid on a bed of mortar.
Ceramic Tiles - About & Installation Tips
- Ceramic tiles are made from clay, pressed and tempered into the required shape and size and fired at high temperature.
- They are available in a vast range of colors; sizes and some have textural designs on the surface.
- They can be used a floor or wall finish.
- Careful attention needs to be paid on selection in regard to wet areas, as they are very slippery when wet.
- They have a high durability; they can be broken or cracked if heavy objects are dropped on them.
- They can be noisy underfoot and cool, but they are excellent for using with under floor heating.
- They require a level and solid substrate for laying, a concrete slab or plywood sheet.
- Where there is a large expanse of tiling, expansion joints should be used to allow for expansion or contraction to reduce the risk of cracking. These joints are filled with a compressible sealant product
Quarry Tiles - About & Installation Tips
- These are made from unrefined extruded, high silica alumina clay that gets pressed into the desired form and hard burnt.
- They are hard and durable but have a softer composition than ceramic tiles.
- They can be used with under floor heating.
- The quality and price is wide ranged and varies depending on the size and thickness.
- It is an unglazed form of tile, which comes in a natural color selection, red, brown and beiges.
- They can be sealed but must be done immediately after installation.
- Like ceramic tiles they are cold underfoot and will break any thing that you drop on it.