Melbourne floor tiling doesn't have to be limited to bathrooms, laundries and wet areas. Due to the low maintenance and durability of floor tiles many people choose to have floor tiling in the lounge room, hallways, entrances, living areas and outdoor areas. Large marble floor tiles with their sleek finish have a real impact in a hallway or entrance, are unlikely to date and with a range of colours, textures and finishing techniques can blend in with most styles. Granite, terracotta and sandstone floor tiling works brilliantly for outdoor areas or even homes with a more rustic design.
Floor tiling is also a great option for commercial spaces such as bars, outdoor dining areas, commercial kitchens and restaurants. When you're thinking of floor coverings in your Melbourne home or business, think outside the square for your floor tiling. Talk to us at Bayside Tiling about your ideas, we're happy to advise you on floor tiling that will suit your needs and budget.
Now that the weather's warming up in Melbourne, it's time to think aboutswimming pool tiling. Bayside Tiling have over 20 years experience as a swimming pool tiler and are happy to discuss what pool tiling might work best for you. Once you've hired a reliable swimming pool tiler (me) you'll need to choose the type of tile to go in or around your pool. It can be a bit overwhelming as there are so many options that differ in texture, design, style, pattern and colour.
A textured tile is a good idea for pool edges as they are less slippery than a smooth tile when wet. Make sure the tiles that you select are pool-grade to prevent cracking and staining from swimming pool chemicals and water exposure. But talk to us at Bayside Tiling, we can point you in the right direction.
If you're at the early stages of swimming pool design and planning, it's worth taking a look at Poolside Magazine for inspiration. Then come to a general decision about whether your swimming pool tiling will be mosaic, glass or ceramic, whether your pool will be fully tiled, just tiled to the waterline or will include feature walls and tiled surroundings.
Whatever style and design you choose for your swimming pool tiling, phone the Melbourne swimming pool tiler with 20 years experience!
The floor tiling trends in Melbourne have changed dramatically throughout the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s to now. As a Melbourne tiler, I can often guess the design year of a home by the tiles when I'm doing a quote. 1960s tiling was like everything else in the 60s - psychedelic, colourful with plenty of floral tiling too. A lot of 60s homes used that pale green or pink in the bathroom to match the sink and toilet or created a contrast with black and white floor tiling. A lot of these designs are seen in older homes around St Kilda and Brighton and plenty of clients order these floor tiles to get that retro look that complements their home.
The 1970s was a pretty gruesome period in floor tiling history and if I see them these days when doing tiling in Melbourne I'm usually being asked to remove them. Golds, browns, greens, oranges and yellows were widely used not only for floor tiling but for tiled bench tops and splashbacks. We also seemed pretty fond of textured tiling, and we tiled everything with tiny square brown, orange or green tiles - coffee tables, baths, dining tables and outdoor furniture!
We calmed down in the 80s and the colours were more subdued pinks and salmons with high gloss often with silver streaks or lines sweeping through. It's pretty much the decade where we weren't simply content with floor tiling in Melbourne, we went up the walls to the ceiling mostly seen in laundries, games rooms and bathrooms.
With the 90s we got busy and the Melbourne floor tiling reflects this too. We wanted minimalist, high gloss tiling in dark greys, blacks and natural stone colours. We took to hard surface floor tiling with larger tiles that are low maintenance and easy to clean.
So, where are we now with Melbourne tiling? We seem to be following the trend of the 90s but are a bit bolder with colour. As a Melbourne tiler, I've noticed a trend for reds, dark greys and again the natural stone coloured tiling is proving popular. I also get plenty of requests for retro floor tiling mimicking designs of the 60s but, for now, we seem happy to leave the 70s where they are.
Choosing tiling for a new home or renovation can be fairly daunting task. There are so many tiling alternatives including colour and size not to mention glazed, porcelain, ceramic, glass, cork or natural stone. A good tiling job should last 50 years, so it is worth doing some research before you commit.
Talk to your Melbourne tiler, The Tiling Specialist, about your ideas. We are familiar with the range of tiling products and are more than happy to advise you on what works and what doesn't. Here's some tips and points to consider before choosing your tiling: