Frequently asked questions about how to choose floor and wall tiles for your home.
What are ceramic tiles made from?
Ceramic tiles are a mixture of clay and natural minerals, which go through a kiln-firing process at extremely high temperatures. Ceramic tiles can be used both for floor and wall surfaces, and have one of the longest life cycles of any flooring product currently available on the market today. Ceramic tiles offer very good scratch and dent resistance, and are very easy to clean. They don’t require any sealing or waxing, and almost no maintenance is needed compared to natural stone or wood floors. These tiles can be used in any area of the home, but are particularly popular in bathrooms.
Yes, absolutely. Porcelain actually belongs to the ceramic category and its durability is indexed by a PEI rating between one and five. The higher the rating, the more durable the material is. Porcelain tends to be more durable than ceramic because it is a much denser material. Because they are so durable, porcelain tiles are ideal for use in both interior and outdoor spaces. They have a great resistance to scratches and are available in a wide range of textures, including natural stone, marble and timber appearance. They are also available in matte and polished finishes, as well as a range of colours and styles
Yes, absolutely. We offer an exclusive range of pool tiles, including a collection of Spanish glass mosaic tiles in fresh summer colours. We are also able to manufacture custom edging for your pool surrounds, including bullnose and round edge coping tiles. It is possible to match these up with any of our external tile or natural stone products. If you need help finding the right pool tiles for your space, we recommend that you come in and see us so that we can give you some tile samples and provide you with any of the information you might need.
If you are looking for a way to highlight a special space, you might be interested in creating a feature wall. We have a range of products that are suitable for this purpose, whether you want to transform an indoor or outdoor area. Some of the designs that we offer for this type of project include natural stone and porcelain cladding, 3D designs, radical shaped mosaics, handcrafted glazed brick shaped tiles and even some unique metal look tiles. We have a great selection of decorative tiles that are well suited to creating a feature wall or floor, and stock options to suit most interior design styles.
Yes, absolutely. Our team is happy to help you design your bathroom with the use of our unique bathroom wall and floor tiles. We have a variety of options for you to choose from, including large format floor and wall tiles, mosaics, subway tiles and a beautiful selection of natural stone options. We offer bathroom tiles to suit any budget, whether you are looking to complete a quick renovation or start a dream project from scratch. We recommend that you come into one of our showrooms so that we can show you some samples and discuss your particular design needs.
In today’s modern home, the kitchen is often the focal point, and the right choice of kitchen splashback can really transform your kitchen from ordinary to amazing. Our team at Groove Tile and Stone can help you to co-ordinate your kitchen cupboards and bench top with a suitable kitchen splashback tile, which will be sure to impress. When it comes to choosing the right tiles for your kitchen splashback, we have an extensive range of options, including a full selection of mosaic tiles, subway tiles, and handmade look tiles in various shapes, colours, sizes and 3D designs. All of these are great options for a splashback.
Yes, absolutely. We stock an exclusive range of floor tiles. In fact, at Groove Tile and Stone, we source the very best quality products from Italy and Spain, including large format full body porcelain floor tiles. These can be used for both indoor and outdoor living spaces. We also have a beautiful range of timber look tiles, which are perfect for the Queenslander style home. If you would like some help selecting the right living room floor tiles, we recommend that you come in and see us at either our Brisbane or Gold Coast tile shop. Our team will be able to advise you on the best options for your particular needs, and show you some samples of the products that we have in stock.