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Choosing the Right Tile for Your Bathroom

Tiles can add value to a bathroom! And with their hygienic and water resistant properties, are a popular choice for any wet area. There are various unique finishes on offer that can’t be matched by other materials. Whether it is ceramic, porcelain, travertine or slate, bathrooms can accommodate all types of tiles.

Here are some tips to help you narrow down your choices and find out which is the right tile for your bathroom:

Hygiene

10836323064_8574f2c299_bWith their fresh appearance and easy wipe surfaces, tiles offer a great hygienic solution to a bathroom. While tiles are water-resistant, they are not totally waterproof. Before tiling, you can waterproof the shower area with a waterproofing kit to prevent any potential water damage to the walls behind the tiling. Also, if you opt for natural stone tiles for your bathroom, make sure that they are sealed with the recommended maintenance products prior to fixing to prevent water damage/staining.

Tile size for my bathroom

Typically, it is advised to avoid using large bathroom tiles such as 60x30cm in a small bathroom, as it will make the room significantly smaller. But if most of the tiles can be applied without any cuts, the result can be impressive.

With small tiles like 10x10cm, its several grout lines can sometimes look unattractive. For many people, medium sized tiles such as 40x20cm are a common choice for either large or small bathrooms today.

Using tiles to make a small bathroom look bigger

One way to make small bathrooms look bigger is to use light colored bathroom tiles such as white or cream. They reflect the light more as compared to darker colors, giving an airy and spacious feel to your bathroom. Another way is to use the same color wall tiles as the floor tiles.
When you’re shopping for tiles for your bathroom, try to visit a trustworthy plumbing shop in Australia. Check out the various choices and find out which one suits your bathroom. However, you might also need professional plumbing services when installing tiles for your bathroom. If this is the case, contact us through our site at http://www.youplumbing.com.au and see more info of our services. You can also send us an email to info@youplumbing.com.au.

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How to choose a Trustworthy Plumbing Company

Are you planning a renovation or remodeling of your kitchen or bathrooms? Are your kitchen and bathrooms starting to become problem areas in the home? Are you calling plumbers on a regular basis to repair leaking pipes and blockages? If you answered yes to any of these questions you may need to select a reliable plumbing service to resolve the issues before they escalate into expensive and time-consuming tasks.

Choosing a skilled and trustworthy plumbing company is not an easy task unless you follow the guidelines given below. Only if they satisfy each point can you be confident that you have selected the right team.

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  • The selected service must have the skilled and experienced manpower available  to      handle any size task or emergency. The staff must be licensed as plumbers and all other  workers employed must either be journeyman plumbers or apprentices that are  licensed.

  • When requested to do a job the selected service must be able to provide an accurate  estimate that is market-related for the task. Some homeowners will request multiple  quotes to find the right price for the job.

   • Finally and very important is that the quality of the work done must be of the highest  standards backed by great warranties. Bad workmanship and inexperienced workers  can have result in leaks and major problems occurring at a later stage.

For the best service at the best prices in Sydney, contact You Plumbing today and experience total peace of mind with your plumbing system.

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