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Discuss Complete newbie looking for tiling advice - all opinions welcome! in the The Welcome Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

  1. Garry Adams

    Garry Adams Active Member

    Location:
    Swindon
    Afternoon everyone!

    I am an installer of large security systems (CCTV, Fire, Intruder and Access) and a pretty hands on guy, however, I have never attempted tiling before so ive never had the option of having to choose tiles in a new kitchen. The tiling itself i'm hoping I can get my head around but i'm struggling to find a style and colour... which is where I am hoping you lovely people can help!

    Kitchen Planner

    The link above is to some plans we made up that we loved and went with independently in the end. The flooring is granite tiles in reality (not wood) and the chimney will be a black angled style. I'm open to options really and would love to advice on what to go for to set off the kitchen.

    Thank you!

    Garry
     
  2. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    To be fair i wont click on random web links from unknown people .
     
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  3. Garry Adams

    Garry Adams Active Member

    Location:
    Swindon
  4. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    Hi and welcome to the forum Garry.
    Lovely kitchen, nice clean lines, I’d want my tiles to be just as clean.
    So I’d go for something like this they’re all one piece and no grout joints.

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  5. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    FF70180C-137B-44EB-9AFD-C54BBBAAF414.jpeg 99C2EAD5-9232-4C6C-A94B-A7BD8CD0339E.jpeg Welcome, you can go the completely opposite way from above :D
     
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  6. JulianSidney

    JulianSidney Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    ramsey, essex
    welcome
    for me I wouldn't tile it now, got an upstand which looks good.
    you'd have to remove the paint and I hate tiling kitchen splashbacks
     
  7. Bond

    Bond TilersForums.co.uk Addict

    Location:
    Highland
    2A34AB14-5CF5-44E0-BA5E-948C3BDA6EA2.jpeg Finished this one yesterday.
     
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  8. Garry Adams

    Garry Adams Active Member

    Location:
    Swindon
    Thank you for the replies so far guys!

    @3_fall@3_fall - where would I obtain such a one piece tile? My partner and I are both interested and think it looks really smart.
     
  9. timeless john

    timeless john Moderator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    North East England
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  10. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    There are quite a number of manufacturers actually.
    It may depend on what size slab you need.
    There is:
    Florim
    Porcel-thin
    Flaviker
    Porcelanosa
    Just to name a few.
     
  11. timeless john

    timeless john Moderator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    North East England
    But then you need to have them professionally fitted!
    @3_fall@3_fall is just along the M4 corridor.
     
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  12. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    :p Funnily enough John, I’ve even lived in Swindon too. :D
     
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  13. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Must have some leftover cuts surely?
     
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  14. timeless john

    timeless john Moderator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    North East England
    I used to have a warehouse in Wotton Bassett!
     
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  15. Boggs

    Boggs Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    I’ve worked in Swindon and Wotton Bassett, what a small world we live in. :tearsofjoy:
     
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