Christmas is ahead! Make a small change in your home with minimum outlay

Christmas is ahead! Make a small change in your home with minimum outlay
October 12, 2016

‘Time flies’ as many are fond of saying this time of year. Christmas is almost upon us and for many that entails not just plenty of eating, drinking and merriment but also, hosting. Whilst it’s wonderful getting together with family and friends, it can result in mild panic attacks for those of us looking at tired living spaces and seeing these through the eye of our visitor! So, if you are desperate for a change but don’t want full-on hassle and huge investment, a small change could be the solution.

Let’s talk Kitchens

If kitchen walls are tiled, splashing on a coat of paint is not going to do the trick. So why not remove a small section of old tiles behind the stove or sink and create a unique splash back? Tiles are available in all shapes, sizes and colours and that means there are plenty of options to create a bespoke wall covering. For inspiration and the generation of ideas, check out these gorgeous mosaics and decorators…

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Image: Andy

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Image: Graphics 

“Add one striking element to make more of an impact such as patterned, textured or uniquely shaped tiles.”

Bathrooms

If the thought of planning and fitting a bathroom before Christmas fills you with horror, a few simple changes could banish the bathroom blues.

Bathroom tiles are relatively easy and inexpensive to update so they’re the perfect way to introduce a welcome splash of colour or an eye-catching finish. A decorative or bold floor combined with white wall tiles is a fantastic solution if you like the idea of using pattern. Turning things around, a feature wall with plain flooring is equally as effective. Here are some examples to get the creative juices flowing (note: most tiles can be used in both kitchens and bathrooms)…

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Image: Tronto

If you’ve chosen an amazing wall tile and desire a timeless floor to balance your look, the white Carrara marble-look, but in a porcelain tile, is incredibly popular and timeless. The beauty of porcelain tile is that it doesn’t absorb like marble, is maintenance-free and a lot more affordable. It will give you a luxury and glamorous look without the price tag. Tile Warehouse has a number of porcelain tile options in Carrara and Calacatta looks suitable for floors (and walls);

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Image: Carrara-look floor tiles

Think outside the Square with Shape and Pattern…From small mosaics, squares and rectangles to circles and bolder hexagons. The worlds your oyster when it comes to tile shape these days thanks to revolutionary manufacturing technology.

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Image: Studio White tiles

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Image: Cotswold

Get the look with hexagon wall tiles from Tile Warehouse. The success of hexagonal tiles over recent years is a result of the organic shape that catches the eye.

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Images: Panal Hexagons

Keen on a Christmas break project?
Try our all-new Peel and Stick tiles – a Dream come true for DIYers!

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At this late stage in the year, it’s great to have a short-term, DIY solution. With that in mind, Tile Warehouse has just introduced ‘Peel and Stick’ tile sheets, an innovative solution to traditional tiling and incredibly simple and quick!

The range currently consists of silver metallic mosaics in hexagon, rectangle and square as well as the ever-popular calacatta look. These are literally a DIYers dream come true! Simply measure, cut to fit, place on a clean, dry, flat surface, apply pressure for 10 seconds and you’re done.

  • No adhesives needed
  • No grout required
  • Fast and simple
  • Use in wet areas and even outdoors*
  • Low maintenance
  • 10 year product warranty
  • Cost-effective

We are seeing many customers who are capable DIYers looking to go over new or existing splash backs, bath surrounds, add a bathroom feature wall and even tile the inside of a boat!

These unique yet quality mosaics, are constructed to be laid without a grout joint and are adhered with 3M technology. This provides a 10 year warranty against individual mosaic pieces delaminating from the adhesive internally and 8 years externally (so long as the mosaics are installed in accordance with the installation guide).

Perfect for…

  • Kitchen splash backs
  • Bath Surrounds
  • Bathroom and Ensuite splash backs
  • Bathroom feature walls
  • Shower Feature walls
  • Bars, Cafes, Restaurants
  • Motel retrofits
  • Portacoms/mobile homes
  • Boats where weight is an issue

* When used externally, the product must only be installed in a covered and shaded area. The Warranty becomes void if the product is installed in full sun and exposure to the rain.

For further information and ideas, visit our website www.tilewarehouse.co.nz or pop into one of our 25 stores nationwide so we can assist you with design, functionality and choice. We’d love to help!

To locate a store near you click here.

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