Natural Stone Tiles Bathroom & Kitchen Wall & Floor Tiles Page 2

Natural Stone Tiles Bathroom & Kitchen Wall & Floor Tiles Page 2

Repairing Holes In Natural Stone Tiles

These days many people opt for stone effect porcelain floor tiles due to the fact that they are so hard  wearing and such a good price. You can buy porcelain tiles that look almost identical to marble, granite or just about any other natural stone material you can think of. They are very popular due to being virtually maintenance free, non-absorbent, and tougher than granite. Natural stone tiles can have natural flaws. Sometimes you can spot these when youre laying them, but sometimes you may not and some time later you may find that a part of the tile has fallen out or been chipped out when youve dropped something on it, and youre left with a hole. Now as natural stone tiles are quite expensive, replacing the whole tile might work out more expensive than repairing the tile. You may also find it difficult to remove just one tile, depending on the location of it among the other tiles. Sometimes its easier to try and fix it rather than risk damaging more tiles by removing it. You may also not have a replacement tile available. This may especially be the case if youre chosen tiles of an usual size or design. If you didnt buy extra when you bought the tiles, finding replacements that are an identical match can be pretty tricky.

To fill a hole youll need stone repair resin. This comes in several colours so you can match your tile colour as closely as you can. You can then purchase colour mixes to add to the base colour to get an exact match.

To start with you need to thoroughly clean the hole. Scrape away any loose bit of sand and use the vacuum cleaner to get rid of any dust. Its better to make the hole bigger than to leave any loose bits of stone as theyll only come loose further at a later date and spoil your repair job. Next apply a coat of methylated spirit to ensure there are no traces of tile wax or dust left in the hole. Put masking tape carefully around the edges of the hole, this will keep the resin from spilling over and adhering to the tile. Apply the resin to the hole up to the top and scrape off any excess. When it is nearly set, remove the masking tape and scrape off the excess again until it is perfectly level with the rest of the tile. Once fully set you can then carefully sand the resin to achieve your desired finish.

Follow these instructions and you should have no trouble fixing a hole in a natural stone tile. You can also use this same technique for filling cracks. Its important to fill cracks as they can get worse, and they can let in water which can cause staining to tiles or damage to the floorboards underneath the tiled area.

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50 Years of The Rolling Stones Natural Stone Tiles!

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Those wrinkly rockers ’The Rolling Stones’ are back on the road again. Celebrating 50 years of success in the music industry they kicked of a 5 date tour on Sunday at the O2 arena and it seems that they have lost none of their youthful exuberance. After a performance full of attitude the fans were not left disappointed, it seems that Jagger has definitely not lost his swagger!

You may have expectations of your own when choosing wall and floor tiles for your home. If you want something to last as long as the Rolling Stones, then you can’t go wrong with natural stone tiles. Only getting better with age natural stone tiles will add character and class to your home. Whether you want something smooth and polished or rustic and craggy there is something to suit every taste, just like the Rolling Stones!

Add Character And Style With Natural Stone Tiles.

Have you thought about using natural stone tiles or mosaics in your home? If you have you can be assured that what ever you crea te will be something that is both beautiful and luxurious.


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