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Aporia Black Ceramic Matt Wall Tiles 360x275mm
Ceramic tiles are made mainly from clay and other inorganic raw materials. They are water-resistant, thus perfect for kitchens and bathrooms, and they are easy to clean – good news if you have pets, children, or are just messy! They are cheaper than porcelain tiles, but also not as hard. Although this gives them less longevity, it makes the floor variety much more comfortable to walk on, and there is a greater variety of ceramic designs. Both have their benefits, which is why we stock both here at Tile Monkey!
The Matt finish means no polishing has taken place. This allows a dull effect with no shine, which is good for rooms that attract lots of light, and also has a non-slip effect, suitable for those with children or worried about safety. These tiles are also good for the outdoors, as they are durable and slip resistant.
The black aids a modern aesthetic, as well as suiting monochrome aesthetics, and being neutral enough to suit multiple existing colour schemes. Black is a sophisticated colour that does not show up dirt easily, meaning this tile could is perfect for any home.
Please try our free samples if you are interested in this product.
Prepare the Surface Area
Any cracks or damaged areas should be repaired and the surface should be level. If a primer has been purchased then the primer should be applied and left to dry. Plan the Layout of the Tiles
Mark the centre of the surface area using snap chalk and plan where each tile will lay. This can be completed by dry laying each tile or simply marking where each tile will be installed. This will allow the edge pieces to be measured and cut accordingly.
It is important to read manufacturer’s instructions if the adhesive requires mixing. The adhesive should be applied with a trowel and only 1 meter squared should be applied at a time. A ¼” coat is usually recommended; however, this may vary depending on the tile. Use the notched side of the trowel at a 45-degree angle to remove any excess adhesive.
Lay the Tiles
If you are laying floor tiles then start in the centre of the room, or if you’re laying wall tiles then start in a corner and work your way across. Place spacers in between tiles to ensure an even joint gap is created. Gently tap all tiles into place and wipe away any excess adhesive from the surface of the tiles using a damp sponge. Always check the lines are even using a spirit level. Leave to dry for 24 hours.
Use a grout flout to push the grout into the joints at a 45-degree angle using diagonal swipes. Ensure any excess grout is removed from the surface of the tiles to avoid damaging the final appearance. The grout should take around 20 minutes to cure. Once the grout has cured, wipe down all tiles with a damp cloth. Once the tiles have been left for 72 hours then you are able to apply a coat of sealant over the tiles or grout.Always read the manufacturer’s instructions on packaging as aspects of the installation method may change due to variation of products.
Here at Tile Monkey we have two main delivery options. Our economy delivery will arrive to you within 2-3 standard working days, alternatively, we offer a next day delivery service for orders placed before 12pm for guaranteed delivery the day after purchase.
All of our deliveries are made between 9am and 6pm, however, there is a small surcharge of £30 if you require a timed delivery. We instruct all of our delivery drivers to call our customers approximately one hour prior to delivery so you don't have to wait around all day for your new tiles to arrive!
All of our samples are completely free and sent to
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