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

Is My Floor Suitable For Underfloor Heating?

Yes, Underfloor heating can be installed under just about any floor covering. Underfloor heating is simply a heating system installed underneath, rather than above the flooring, providing radiant heat to the room. Once installed electric underfloor heating will perform significantly better than radiators. If you are considering installing underfloor heating in your home, but are unsure as to whether it is really worth your while, take a look at the many advantages below: Comfortable temperature  The heat given off by underfloor heating makes for a much more comfortable depth of warmth in the home. The heat is distributed closer to the … Continue reading Is My Floor Suitable For Underfloor Heating?

HOW DO I LAY STONE FLOOR TILES, PORCELAIN OR CERAMIC FLOOR TILES?

  Customers in our showroom often ask “Can I tile myself or do I need to employ a tiler?”  If you have time, patience & some DIY skills then tiling is a job which can be done by the customer.need to employ a tiler?” Listed below are some helpful hints to DIY tile fitting. Planning and preparation is key. First make sure you know your floor substrate and the correct preparation required prior to tiling. All surfaces, including existing tiles, must be clean, firm, dry, free from dust, dirt, oil and grease, and strong enough to support the weight of … Continue reading HOW DO I LAY STONE FLOOR TILES, PORCELAIN OR CERAMIC FLOOR TILES?