Properties which are orientated to maximise sunlight are at the top of priority list for home buyers, according to NZGBC.co.nz. So investing in an attractive, liveable outdoor space, with good flow between indoors and outdoors, is money well spent. Not only will it make your home feel more expansive, but it will also pay dividends should you decide to sell.
Home renovations is all the rage right now particularly in Auckland due to the high property values. If you’re replacing your bathroom take your time checking out the numerous designs and styles of tiles. The little white square tiles are long gone and in place are hundreds of new designs – so what do you […]
That would be nice – and if you are indeed planning on getting a swimming pool any time soon consider these tiles – that are perfect for wet places. While the look of the tiles can be vastly different they perform the same function; that is, offering slip resistance perfect for wet areas. You can […]
Archistone stone-effect porcelain tiles come in 5 tones. The Archistone series truly underscores the beauty of Spanish Limestone. The result is a wonderful interpretation that is sophisticated and world class.
Winter has passed and the warmer weather is hinting Summer is nearly here. Spring is the perfect time to spruce up your stone work. The best product we know for rejuvenating your natural stone, granite, marble, limestone, slate and ceramic or quarry tiles is Miracle’ 511 Seal & Enhance.
Welcome to our September issue of Tile Therapy. With Summer just around the corner we turn our focus to the art of the tiled pool. Pools, whether outdoor or indoor are once again becoming an integral part of contemporary new-builds and renovations for many New Zealand homes.
Welcome to tile therapy for August 2014. This month we explore a contemporary twist on the classic ‘subway’ tile with Collage, introduce the visually stunning Rain Forest series and revisit the architectural focused beauty of the Corten series from Spain.
Conventional portland cement tile setting beds, thin-set mortars, grouts and cement plasters are often permanently damaged when subject to below freezing temperatures immediately after installation. The water content of a mortar turning into ice often results in portland cement gel structure rupturing with significant loss in strength, flexibility and durability. Subsequent repairs to the damaged […]
It is winter time and the wet weather is back increasing the humidity in our homes. Bathrooms are particularly susceptible to humidity. Mould can be found almost anywhere providing there is moisture present. So how do we deal with mould on tiles, grout and stone effectively?
Available in *5 different size formats, Formwork lends it’s surface effects to traditional building material combinations of concrete and timber framing. Colours range from the cooler tones of cement to the warmer tones of natural wood, Formwork is ideal for contemporary living environments and commercial/retail spaces alike. Available in natural interior and exterior-grip finishes. […]
Over the last couple months Global Tile has secured new ranges of tiles from Spain and Italy and hired a new staff member! In March this year we hired a technical sale representative LATICRETE International. We wrote about our latest team member Chris Anderson in this blog post.
No matter what they want to tell you, it’s not just ‘location, location, location’ anymore. People looking for new homes are actually looking at the home itself these days, not just where it’s located. The term ‘curb appeal’ took off in the 80s, and we all know about it, and yet particularly among new owners, using the concept is a challenge.