WELCOME TO TIPS AND TRICKS | Floor Tiles

Ceramic and porcelain tiles are a great choice for your floors and walls. However, they have their differences in their composition and installation. Follow our tips for making informed choices and optimizing the installation of your tiles.

The pros and cons of tiling

Durable, easy to maintain and anti-allergic, tiles have many pros and some cons. Check them out here.

Prepare the application surface for tiles

What makes a floor or wall solid is not the tiles, but rather what is underneath. Learn how to select and prepare the surface before laying tiles.

Ceramic tiles and porcelain tiles

There are two main tile categories. Learn the pros and cons of ceramic and porcelain tiles to make an informed choice.

Cement glue and adhesive

The correct cement glue and adhesive depend on the tile dimensions you have chosen. Learn how to properly select and use them.

Tile biscuit and enamel

The tiles contain two parts, the biscuit and the enamel. Watch this clip to learn the importance of a tile’s components.

Calculate how many tiles you need to purchase

Find our how to calculate how many tiles you will need to cover your surface right here!

Tile grade

PEI measures tile wear. Learn how this grade is measured and why grades vary from tile to tile.

Select the amount of cement glue and trowel type

Both tile dimensions and the notched trowel type used determine the area that can be covered with a bag of cement glue. Choose the right trowel and the right amount of cement glue by following our tips.

 

Tile batches

Tile size and colour may vary when baked. This is why it is important to purchase tiles that come from the same batch. Learn how to successfully select your batch of tiles.

Additional tile installation products

Why make life more complicated? Use these products to make your tiles easier to install.

  1. Aluminium flat joiner trim
    Aluminium flat joiner trim
    BMR Code 030-7329
    This titanium aluminium trim is designed to cover the joints of boards or tiles of any type of floor...
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  2. Vinyle stair nosing
    Vinyle stair nosing
    BMR Code 048-3780
    This vinyle stair nosing is used over vinyl tile or resilient flooring. It protects edge of floor co...
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  3. Vinyle stair nosing
    Vinyle stair nosing
    BMR Code 048-3799
    This vinyle stair nosing is used over vinyl tile or resilient flooring. It protects edge of floor co...
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  4. Vinyle stair nosing
    Vinyle stair nosing
    BMR Code 048-3805
    This vinyle stair nosing is used over vinyl tile or resilient flooring. It protects edge of floor co...
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  5. Silver stair nose
    Silver stair nose
    BMR Code 069-8115
    NOSING SILVER 1 1/8"X3'...
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  6. Silver stair nose
    Silver stair nose
    BMR Code 069-8090
    NOSING SILVER 1 1/8"X3'...
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  7. Silver stair nose
    Silver stair nose
    BMR Code 069-8115
    NOSING SILVER 1 1/8"X3'...
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  8. Seambinder
    Seambinder
    BMR Code 069-8346
    SEAMBINDER NAT OAK 1 3/4"X3'...
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  9. Seambinder
    Seambinder
    BMR Code 069-8337
    SEAMBINDER NAT OAK 1 3/4"X3'...
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  10. Seambinder
    Seambinder
    BMR Code 069-8346
    SEAMBINDER NAT OAK 1 3/4"X3'...
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  11. Aluminium stair nose
    Aluminium stair nose
    BMR Code 030-7222
    This aluminium stair nosing increases the durability of stair nosing while protecting the edges of f...
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  12. Aluminium stair nose
    Aluminium stair nose
    BMR Code 030-7213
    This aluminium stair nosing increases the durability of stair nosing while protecting the edges of f...
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  13. Aluminium stair nose
    Aluminium stair nose
    BMR Code 030-7222
    This aluminium stair nosing increases the durability of stair nosing while protecting the edges of f...
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  14. Seambinder
    Seambinder
    BMR Code 069-8230
    SEAMBINDER GOLD HAMM 1 1/4"X3'...
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  15. Seambinder
    Seambinder
    BMR Code 069-8203
    SEAMBINDER GOLD HAMM 1 1/4"X3'...
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  16. Seambinder
    Seambinder
    BMR Code 069-8188
    SEAMBINDER GOLD HAMM 1 1/4"X3'...
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  17. Seambinder
    Seambinder
    BMR Code 069-8230
    SEAMBINDER GOLD HAMM 1 1/4"X3'...
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  18. Overlap nosing
    Overlap nosing
    BMR Code 072-8407
    Drop Overlap Nosing made of vinyl. ...
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  19. Overlap nosing
    Overlap nosing
    BMR Code 072-8425
    Drop Overlap Nosing made of vinyl. ...
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  20. Overlap nosing
    Overlap nosing
    BMR Code 072-8434
    Drop Overlap Nosing made of vinyl. ...
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  21. Overlap nosing
    Overlap nosing
    BMR Code 072-8416
    Drop Overlap Nosing made of vinyl. ...
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  22. Overlap nosing
    Overlap nosing
    BMR Code 072-8407
    Drop Overlap Nosing made of vinyl. ...
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  23. Moulding reducer
    Moulding reducer
    BMR Code 069-8300
    EQUALIZER BRIGHT CLR 1 1/2"X3'...
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  24. Moulding reducer
    Moulding reducer
    BMR Code 069-8328
    EQUALIZER BRIGHT CLR 1 1/2"X3'...
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  25. Moulding reducer
    Moulding reducer
    BMR Code 069-8294
    EQUALIZER BRIGHT CLR 1 1/2"X3'...
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  26. Moulding reducer
    Moulding reducer
    BMR Code 069-8300
    EQUALIZER BRIGHT CLR 1 1/2"X3'...
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  27. Aluminium flat joiner trim
    Aluminium flat joiner trim
    BMR Code 713-0285
    FLAT JOINER TRIM SILV.11/4"X3'...
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  28. Aluminium flat joiner trim
    Aluminium flat joiner trim
    BMR Code 030-7310
    FLAT JOINER TRIM SILV.11/4"X3'...
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  29. Aluminium flat joiner trim
    Aluminium flat joiner trim
    BMR Code 713-0294
    FLAT JOINER TRIM SILV.11/4"X3'...
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  30. Aluminium flat joiner trim
    Aluminium flat joiner trim
    BMR Code 713-0285
    FLAT JOINER TRIM SILV.11/4"X3'...
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  31. Floor equalizer
    Floor equalizer
    BMR Code 072-8106
    EQUALIZER HAM ANT BR 1"X3'...
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  32. Floor equalizer
    Floor equalizer
    BMR Code 072-8090
    EQUALIZER HAM ANT BR 1"X3'...
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  33. Floor equalizer
    Floor equalizer
    BMR Code 072-8115
    EQUALIZER HAM ANT BR 1"X3'...
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  34. Floor equalizer
    Floor equalizer
    BMR Code 072-8124
    EQUALIZER HAM ANT BR 1"X3'...
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  35. Floor equalizer
    Floor equalizer
    BMR Code 072-8142
    EQUALIZER HAM ANT BR 1"X3'...
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  36. Floor equalizer
    Floor equalizer
    BMR Code 072-8133
    EQUALIZER HAM ANT BR 1"X3'...
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  37. Floor equalizer
    Floor equalizer
    BMR Code 072-8106
    EQUALIZER HAM ANT BR 1"X3'...
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  38. Aluminum stair nosing
    Aluminum stair nosing
    BMR Code 072-8373
    Drop Stair Nosing made of aluminium. ...
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  39. Aluminum stair nosing
    Aluminum stair nosing
    BMR Code 072-8364
    Drop Stair Nosing made of aluminium. ...
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  40. Aluminum stair nosing
    Aluminum stair nosing
    BMR Code 072-8346
    Drop Stair Nosing made of aluminium. ...
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  41. Aluminum stair nosing
    Aluminum stair nosing
    BMR Code 072-8364
    Drop Stair Nosing made of aluminium. ...
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  42. Seambinder
    Seambinder
    BMR Code 072-8513
    Seambinder made of aluminium. Join floors of equal height, packaged include fasteners....
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  43. Seambinder
    Seambinder
    BMR Code 072-8504
    Seambinder made of aluminium. Join floors of equal height, packaged include fasteners....
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  44. Seambinder
    Seambinder
    BMR Code 072-8498
    Seambinder made of aluminium. Join floors of equal height, packaged include fasteners....
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  45. Seambinder
    Seambinder
    BMR Code 072-8513
    Seambinder made of aluminium. Join floors of equal height, packaged include fasteners....
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Floor tiles and wall tiles

Can floor tiles be used on the wall or wall tiles be used on the floor? See the answer in our clip.

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