Tile selection and installation is an important part of every kitchen and bathroom renovation project. Tiling contributes to the sharp, modern aesthetic we’re achieving for our clients.
From total tiled solutions to partial tiling, splash backs and feature tiling, Armrock’s experienced, licensed tilers achieve great results in accordance with our mission to provide a complete renovation service.
Armrock’s Tiling is:
- Licensed, Qualified, Experienced
- Integrated with Project Delivery
- Scheduled & Organised
Tile Selection Process
Is it time to select tiles for your renovation? We generally ask our clients to take on tile selection themselves because it’s a matter of personal preference, and subtle nuances in different types of tiles should be carefully examined.
The best way is to look at tiles is in displays where they’re laid out together, because tiles create a different impression when they’re grouped together.
This can be done at local tile suppliers – if you need help finding a reputable supplier of quality tiles, just ask and we can point you in the right direction.
To help the process, we’ve compiled some useful things to keep in mind before you start looking at tiles: Six Things to Know Before Choosing Tiles For Your Renovation.
Gold Coast Bathroom Tiling Options
Armrock is ready to take on all renovation tiling. Whether you opt for floor, half-wall, feature-wall, splash back or full wall & floor tiling, we can work with your chosen tiles to get the job done.
Popular Tile Sizes
Wondering where to get started with tiles? Three popular tile sizes to take a look at for floor and wall tiling at the moment are 450x450mm, 300x600mm, and 600x600mm. These come in a variety of styles and we’ve been using them in a number of recent renovations. This size range includes medium and large-sized square tiles and rectangular tiles. Here’s an example of 900x900mm tiles in action on the floor:
Remember, it’s definitely worth looking at these options in-situ at the distributor to see the way they can work together visually.
Tiling can be done to different extents. The extent (or amount) of tiling has implications on cost as well as the finished result. By keeping this in mind you can save money in your renovation.
Here are examples of popular tiling solutions from our recent renovations:
Tiled floors are almost a given for any bathroom project. They’re a waterproof solution to flooring that’s safest underfoot and practically a tradition. All of our Gold Coast projects include tiling for bathroom floors.
Full Floor / Full Wall Tiling
With full-floor full-wall tiling, designs range from a uniform tiling approach to a variety of combinations. A uniform option is always safe, but the opportunities for creativity and expression in a mixed approach are wide-ranging.
Full-floor full-wall tiling can be overwhelming if it isn’t approached properly, but it can also be brilliant, astonishing, or a subtle delight. It all depends on the tiles.
Half Wall Tiling
From both cost, design and functional points of view, there’s a lot of benefit in half-wall tiling. Here, tiles only go halfway up the wall, saving time and money.
This gives a waterproof solution for the full range of bathroom shower and bathing activities, but helps minimise costs in tiles and tiling. In this example, we’ve used half-wall tiling to create a ‘room within a room’.
A tiled feature wall, like any feature wall, is an initiative to create a specific effect. Features walls can bold, or subversive and subtle.
Decorative tiles are usually more expensive than ordinary ones, so it’s important to keep that in mind if you’re thinking about a feature wall.
Splashbacks are usually resolved with a tiled solution. Keep the same tiles going, or mix it up with a variation such as mosaic tiling. Splashbacks are a great way to link your vanity unit to the rest of the room.
Tiles can also be used in discrete applications filling an aesthetic and functional role. Examples of this are tiled bathroom niches and tile insert strip drains. These are great ways of communicating some of your bathroom’s personality in touches that emerge from the existing design foundations.
In summary, with tiling it’s important to remember that there’s more to the renovation than choosing the tiles. The extent of the tiling solution is up to you. How far you wish your bathroom tiling to go has implications on the bathroom design and the success of the renovation.
A critical consideration is obviously cost. By bringing an open mind to your renovation, you can evaluate the ways your dream tiles can be incorporated into your project, and incorporate them in a way that ensures the whole project budget will resolve.