Introducing Palio Express

At Wellington Tile Company, we’ve always prided ourselves on being able to showcase the widest range of tiling finishes – many exclusive, with options to suit all interior styles. Now, we’ve extended our range further, with the introduction of Palio Express by Karndean. Palio Express is a new collection of wood and stone-effect luxury vinyl tiles. The collection includes three different ranges – Korlok, Palio Rigid and Palio Looselay – which together provide 24 stunning floor finishes. Combining an authentic natural look with lots of practical features, Palio Express is quick and easy to install (without any specialist tools) and … Continue reading Introducing Palio Express

Top Ten Tips: Terracotta

Before your terracotta tiles are laid, consider your grout joint. Generally, a machine-made tile with a square edge will suit a narrow grout joint, whilst a handmade, aged rustic tile will look better with a wider grout joint. Terracotta colour tones will vary from tile-to-tile. To achieve a uniform finish, lay the tiles on the floor first, without adhesive, so that you can move them around. Terracotta is very absorbent and it will need sealing to protect it from dirt and stains. The sealer will also strengthen the clay. Before applying, make sure that the surface is clean and dry, … Continue reading Top Ten Tips: Terracotta

Getting Your Patio Winter Ready

Patios have become really important areas, extending our living space and allowing us to make the most of the great outdoors. Large or small, patios benefit greatly from regular maintenance – and early autumn is an ideal time to get to work.  It will cut down the ‘elbow grease’ required come springtime and will make outdoor spaces more pleasant over the winter months.  Time to tidy Whilst most aluminium and wooden furniture can be left outdoors year-round, materials like wicker and rattan generally need to be protected – under covers or indoors.   At this time of year, fallen leaves quickly start … Continue reading Getting Your Patio Winter Ready

How To Fix & Seal Hand Made Terracotta

Terracotta is a natural product, so you can expect it will have colour tone variation, minor structural deficiencies such as pitting, and other marks all of which make each terracotta floor unique. Terracotta will arrive in its natural form, which can be much paler than the sealed finish, this is due to the sealing process. There are other ways in which you can seal terracotta please visit LTP to see other options, this guide covers the traditional way of sealing terracotta. The process of laying terracotta begins with spreading out your adhesive on your primed concrete or timber floor using a … Continue reading How To Fix & Seal Hand Made Terracotta

How do I clean my external paving?

Patio’s can give that refined and uniform look to a garden area, a clean cut from grass to stone, and when newly laid they look fantastic. If you had them laid before the winter months however they probably won’t look the same now as they once did. With the amount of rain that we have had over the last few months, the probability is that you will have some form of green growth on the tiles. This green growth is a mix of Algae, moss and lichen which builds up on the tiles, normally more common in areas of higher … Continue reading How do I clean my external paving?

The Devon County & Dunster Show 2016

With the temperatures still so low Spring & Summer seems a long way off, but we have already booked trade stands at two shows for this year, fingers crossed for good weather! Mid May sees us at The Devon County Show for the first time http://www.devoncountyshow.co.uk  19th, 20th & Saturday 21st May so come and see us at Devons premier show on Avenue C. Andy Thorne our Senior Salesman will be there on the stand to answer questions and give advice about tiles, along with various stands showing just some of our ranges and options available, including underfloor heating systems. Andy … Continue reading The Devon County & Dunster Show 2016

Its all about the Terracotta.

Kitchen, conservatory or living room; terracotta once fully sealed is suitable for most areas in the house. With the added benefit that terracotta retains heat better than any other tile, the floor should never feel ice-cold to the touch. If used with underfloor heating these tiles will retain the heat even when the heating has been turned off. Teatree terracotta tiles are handmade and therefore no two tiles are alike, they will have all the characteristics of a natural product; colour tone variation, minor structural deficiencies such as pitting, and other marks all of which make each terracotta floor unique. … Continue reading Its all about the Terracotta.

Understanding Slate

In our showroom in wellington, somerset. We have noticed an increase in customers wanting to know the ins and outs of slate and the process in how they are made and what the different finishes before being sealed really mean. We are finding that the most popular slate at the moment is Brazilian. Available in grey/greenish and black often used for Wet-Rooms both on the wall and floor and available from stock in sizes of 900×900, 900×600, 600×600 and 300×300 though other sizes are avalible to order. Slate Slate is a fine-grained, foliated, homogeneous metamorphic rock.  Foliation is caused by strong compression causing fine grained … Continue reading Understanding Slate

Understanding Natural Stone

LIMESTONE, MARBLE AND TRAVERTINE. In our showroom in wellington, somerset. We have noticed an increase in customers wanting to know the ins and outs of these natural stones and the process in how they are made and what the different finishes before being sealed really mean. Limestone Limestone is a sedimentary rock formed largely of the minerals calcite and aragonite and the consolidation of sediments, and other organic matter. Each limestone exhibits its own characteristic colours and markings, and can vary in density. Some limestones also have a similar appearance to marble and can often lead to mis-classification. Some degree of edge … Continue reading Understanding Natural Stone

How Do I Keep My Grout Clean?

Why does grout discolour and become dirty? Most grout used in domestic situations such as bathrooms and kitchens is water-resistant and not water proof. This means that while your tiles may repel moisture your grout can often absorb it. When mopping dirt off the surface of tiles it is the moisture carrying dirt particles that absorbs into the grout causing it to discolour. In wet areas such as showers or wet rooms it is possible to get a build up of soaps, moisture and sebum within grouting. If not cleaned properly this will stay within the grout and encourage mould … Continue reading How Do I Keep My Grout Clean?