Category Archive: Tiling

  1. Floor and Wall Tiling

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    Whether you wish to have an area of flooring, bathroom or kitchen walls tiled, Essex Property Maintenance can offer you a huge range of tile combinations to choose from, as well as an excellent service. We have over 20 years of experience in this field, whilst all of our work is fully insured and guaranteed. Whether you wish to tile an entire room or only need small scale work carried out, our experienced tradesmen can do the job for you at very competitive prices.

    Choosing tiles can be tedious work, depending on the size of the room and shape can affect which size and colour would look best. Smaller areas are most suited to lighter, larger tiles to create the illusion of a more open, bright space. Larger areas can afford to have darker colour tiles, for example black. Of course, these are just suggestions and all choices depend on the preference of our clients.

    bathroom tilingEssex Property Maintenance offers a wide range of tiles which are becoming increasingly popular to have in the home. Floor tiles can be a great alternative to carpet which is easily stained and worn; keeping cool under foot in the summer months and warm in the winter (should you choose to have an under floor heating system installed). Rugs can also be thrown over tiles in the colder months acting as a great alternative to permanent carpet.

    Essex Property Maintenance offers a range of different material tiles such as, ceramic, porcelain, quarry and glass. We can advise you on which tiles are perfect for your property.

    Ceramic & Porcelain Tiles

    Glazed (most common) – liquid glass is applied to the body of the tile and fired at high temperatures. The glazing becomes hard and non-porous.

    • Suitable for floor and wall tiles
    • Suitable for domestic and commercial applications
    • Suitable for internal use and some external use
    • Stain resistant
    • Scratch resistant
    • Water Resistant
    • Easy to Clean
    • Light resistant (colour fast)
    • Fire resistant
    • Hygienic
    • Cost effective


    Non Glazed – no glazing or any other coating is applied to the tile. The colour is the same on the face of the tile as it is on the back.

    • Suitable for floor and wall tiles
    • Hard wearing
    • Does not show the effects of heavy traffic
    • Ideal for use in commercial areas
    • Suitable for internal use ONLY
    • Fire resistant
    • Cost effective


    Quarry Tiles

    • Susceptible to stains (requires sealing)
    • Extremely hard wearing and durable
    • Suitable for domestic and commercial use
    • Suitable for areas of high traffic – impact resistant
    • Non slip
    • Only comes in natural colours
    • Low cost
    • Suitable for large format floor tiles
    • Suitable for internal and external use (i.e. patios)



    • 100% Water resistant
    • Easy to clean
    • Hygienic
    • Colour fast
    • Hard wearing
    • Suitable for domestic and commercial applications
    • Suitable for use on walls ONLY (due to the possibility of chipping, leaving sharp fragments)
  2. Tiling Services – Roof, Floors and Walls

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    Let us tile for you

    It’s common for European homes outside of the UK to lay tiles on floors, walls and even stairs and the UK is fast becoming used to the idea of laying tiles instead of more traditional flooring such as carpet, wood and laminate. Tiling offers a low maintenance way of decorating the home as well as giving a way for your property to ooze style.
    Tiling walls and floors indoors can be done on a do it yourself basis yet it can be a hugely costly purchase if you don’t know what you are doing. The equipment required alone can be an investment in itself – mastic, saws, trowels all needed are going to make the job a huge one and they are the basic tools to make a good job of your upcoming project.
    Walls and floors should be laid professionally and a bad job can make the difference between having to maintain those tiles and the tiles needing no maintenance for years other than simple cleaning. A trained professional can cut tiles properly, can avoid waste and save the time it takes to lay tiles when compared to doing it yourself, however it’s the choosing of your tiles that can be the most difficult part of a tiling project. We often recommend that you spend a portion more per square metre to get the tiles you want rather than those you don’t. For instance, a saving of just £30 to £40 for cheaper tiles  is not always worth it when you consider how long good quality tiles can last.
    Both large and small tiling projects require skills and as a keen diy’er your dedication is key. However, calling on professional services for floor and wall tiles will help not only for your space to be transformed and looking fabulous, but having a professional job carried out can also add value to your home. Whatever type of wall or floor tile you choose; you can have your desired finish and a home that looks amazing. Don’t forget to choose a skilled tile tradesman who will follow strict health and safety regulations that help to keep you and your family safe.
    The majority of tiles are almost maintenance free and can enhance any room in your home. With slate, ceramic, porcelain, terracotta and much more being available for internal projects, they can look fantastic when fitted properly.
    As for external tiles, roofing is available in a variety of materials. Slate, clay, concrete and even solar tiles can be fitted and your roofer can source tiles on your behalf if you prefer.
    If you would like to redecorate your home and are interested in fitting new tiles or replacing old ones then speak to an expert and ensure the job is completed professionally.