Tiling hall kitchen and living room, before & after video

Tiling hall kitchen and living room, before & after video

I’m a tiler tiling hall kitchen and living room with 60×60 polished porcelain tiles at a 3 bedroom home in Kildare Ireland and this is a before and after video and it looks fabulous. This is the first time I have put a video on the site and I’m hoping it looks as good on the video as it does in real life, you are welcome to share or like – the choice is yours...

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Belltree Park hall and floor tiles

Belltree Park hall and floor tiles

This is a brand new A rated home at Belltree Park in Dublin. The owners were looking for an uncomplicated clean look so went for 45cm by 45cm porcelain tiles with a travertine design and i think they got the look they were looking for. The floor tiles run from the front to the back of the house giving a sense of space and continuity which is very easy on the eye and….

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Kitchen & hall tiling in Nurney

Kitchen & hall tiling in Nurney

Tiling the hall and kitchen floor in the same bright polished porcelain tile from the front to the back of the house really brightens up this new home, the grey concrete floor really wasn’t working any more for them. The owners had not long moved in and had taken their time to decide what tile they wanted fitted and i think they made a good choice. It was quite….

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The Stables Kill bathroom modifications

The Stables Kill bathroom modifications

This house in Kill is really nice, a modern compact 3 bed terrace in a countryside setting and the bathroom suits it well, it wouldn’t be out of place in a Laura Ashley catalogue. However we live in the real world where water and timber don’t mix well when they come into contact in bathrooms so as much as it looks good as you can see in the first few pictures…..

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Kitchen backsplash ideas

Kitchen backsplash ideas

Tiling a kitchen backsplash or kitchen wall normally takes something less than a day but the transformation in the house can be fairly amazing. But this isn’t by accident its because of all of the thought that goes in to the choosing of the new tiles and how they will compliment the kitchen and the countertop and as you can see all of my customers are great at that. You can also …..

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Tiling timber effect tiles

Tiling timber effect tiles

Tiling with timber effect tiles can be difficult because often the tiles are not flat. This makes it impossible to fit the floor with no lips between the tiles but this can be minimised when the grout gap is increased. But with these tiles in this cottage which was initially constructed in the 1700’s the effect is perfect because it makes the place look really old, just…

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Re-Tiling an ensuite from start to finish

Re-Tiling an ensuite from start to finish

This ensuite hadn’t been used for 8 years as the shower leaked and had damaged the ceiling in the room below. They had fixed the ceiling but not the en suite but the decision was made to change the tiles and fit a vanity unit in place of the old pedestal sink. Re tiling bathrooms can be problematic because when this was originally tiled around 2000 we used…

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Fitting a new bath & tiling bathroom in Kildare

Fitting a new bath & tiling bathroom in Kildare

This was a bathroom in a 3 bed semi, the same as so many in Ireland. The lady wanted it to be more contemporary and nicer to be in with somewhere to put her candles, but without the costs of a complete redesign. So I suggested fitting a new bath and boxing it in which would give a small shelf all the way around, so she had a place for her candles, and now….

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Leaking shower and leaking wetroom

Leaking shower and leaking wetroom

Leaking showers or wet rooms can be annoying, but when the leak is not revealed by stains on ceilings or adjacent walls the damage is hidden, but still continues. When this happens the water damage that has been caused by the leak is first noticed by loose tiles or even tiles that are falling off the wall and there is no quick fix to this. This is what has happened…

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Boxing in and tiling around a bath

Boxing in and tiling around a bath

Boxing in and tiling around the bath can be very effective in the family bathroom, and the en-suite too if its big enough. In this bathroom it works well because the tiles are huge and the room is fairly big too, big enough to carry the modular design which means all the grout lines of the tiles match up on the walls and the floor. It also works well because there is only…

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Herringbone wall tile design

Herringbone wall tile design

Herringbone tiling is almost without doubt the most difficult tile design to fit and when its done on a wall 8 meters long and 2.8 meters high with tiles measuring 10 cm by 30 cm it becomes a bit of a challenge to say the least šŸ™‚ The key to tiling it is to make sure the start is absolutely perfectly flat and then the first rows of tiles have to be fittedĀ with exactly the same spaces…

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Health and Safety at Work

Health and Safety at Work

IĀ have a UCD Certificate in Health and Safety and a Degree in Health and Safety Management & Environmental Management which means that I am conversant with most things in regard to health and safety on any type of construction site. I have also written my own Safety Statement which describes what I do and how I do it in regard to Health and Safety. This statement….

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Tiling a Kitchen Floor in Portlaoise

Tiling a Kitchen Floor in Portlaoise

Tiling a kitchen floor can have a dramatic effect on the look and feel of the whole house, if the tiles are a rustic or older style of tile then that can set the tone of that room and possibly the house too if the kitchen as it often is, is the center of the home. This is how it was in this house until the owners decided to update their tiles and replace the whole floor with a more…

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Red Subway Kitchen tiles

Red Subway Kitchen tiles

I just love the subway tiles and these red tiles with the contrasting white grout really makes them stand out. It reallyĀ makes the most of the kitchen as well brightening it up no end which shows the granite countertop and upstand in its best light. And most of all the customers love them, red is inĀ their countries flag and its their favourite colour, oh and they match the curtains too šŸ™‚

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Jura Limestone Kitchen Hall & Bathroom Floor Tiling

Jura Limestone Kitchen Hall & Bathroom Floor Tiling

IĀ am a Jura Limestone tiler and IĀ tiled this kitchen hall and bathroom floor with 60cm x 40 cm Jura Limestone polished tiles and it looks just great in this size. The kitchen floor was already tiled with porcelain tiles which had to be removed with a kango and then the floor had to be cleaned soĀ it could be tiled. The customer asked for 2mm spacing which is a good size…

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Subway tiles for your kitchen wall

Subway tiles for your kitchen wall

Subway tiles are great for kitchen walls and this is a great choice for this kitchen. The prevoius tiles had been taken off by the home owner so our job was a lot easier than it could have been but it still took all day to tile and grout because this kitchen is huge, its got to be twice the size of most kitchen walls. The tiles are black as you can see and we kept to narrow joints….

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Fitting a new Bathroom Floor & Suite

Fitting a new Bathroom Floor & Suite

Tiling this bathroom floor was the easy bit, all the rest of it wasn’t though! . The problem was a leak in the toilet cistern which went behind the boxing covering the pipe from the toilet so it went un detected for a long period of time and in that time it soaked the floor so much it rotted the timber and had to be replaced. So fitting a new bathroom floor and Bathroom suite was….

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Kitchen & Hall Tiling in Portlaoise

Kitchen & Hall Tiling in Portlaoise

This home in Portlaoise was getting a total makeover from top to bottom and we were asked to tile the Hall, kitchen and back hall in the same tile, a 45x45cm ceramic tile which would be similar in appearance to Crema Marfil marble. In order to save some time and also very importantly money we tiled over the existing tiles which in this case was no problem…

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How much does Tiling Cost?

How much does Tiling Cost?

Tiling costs depend on so many things from the type of tile to what sort of room it is being tiled to how big the room is or even how many rooms are being tiled, so please phone me on 087 3962215 or 05986 52149 for a quote and i might ask you the following questions to give me an idea of how to quote. What sort of tile is it? A Cermaic tile A Porcelain tile A Marble or natural Stone tile…  

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Kitchen floor tiling Kilcock

Kitchen floor tiling Kilcock

This kitchen floor tiling is in a family home in Kilcock and the kitchen is getting the start of a makeover. The tiles they chose are Imola Cream and they are 45x45cm and look really natural with the matt finish. They’re a tile which looks a lot like Turkish Travertine and were bought in Right Price Tiles, the link isĀ hereĀ if you want to check prices etc but they are fantastic value and...

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Dublin Tiling a Bathroom

Dublin Tiling a Bathroom

This was a difficult family bathroom in Dublin to tile but it was a very satisfying tiling job to complete because the transformation is so complete. The reason it was tough was because the walls weren’t great but it was so worth it because its looking great now. I think its also worth complimenting the customers here on their choice of tiles, the bathroom is small…

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A few small tiling jobs completed

A few small tiling jobs completed

I enjoy the small tiling jobs that can be done in a day or two as much as the bigger ones that can take a few weeks from the start to completion. I guess its the instant gratification from going to a room and changing it completely in just a day or two. I know a whole lot can’t normally be done in less a few days but these are a few pictures of recent jobs that…

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Health and Safety at Work

Health and Safety at Work

Safety is so important at work but so often overlooked. I take it seriously because if i tile in your house it affects you too. I am qualified in Health & Safety and I also have Safe Pass and a Safety Statement which describes what I do and how I do it in regard to Health and Safety. This is actually a legal requirement but a lot of tradesmen donā€™t seem to have one…

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How to tile your bathroom

How to tile your bathroom

Tiling a bathroom, well to be honest its not rocket science, if you’re any way handy or slightly adventurous there’s no reason why you couldn’t be a tiler and try it yourself.Ā Realistically you probably wouldn’t get the fit and finish a professional tiler would deliver but you could call that character, and it would probably take you a fair bit longer to do, but if…

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