Knowledge Base

 

How do I prepare?
How do I measure a room?
Simply follow the step-by-step guide below – and you will need a notepad, pencil, ruler and measuring tape.
How do I prepare a floor to tile?
Tiles can be fixed to most floors. The surface must be properly prepared, suitably level, sound, clean, dry, and free of dust, grease or any loose material.
How do I prepare a wall to tile?
Tiles can be fixed to most walls. The surface must be properly prepared, suitably level, sound, clean, dry, and free of dust, grease or any loose material.
How do I plan my floor for tiling?
Take the time to study the room and plan your work.
Tile Cutting and Wastage
At Fired Earth we recommend you allow an extra 10% on top of your exact square meterage.
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Project advice - Floor Tiles
Where to use
Tiles can be fixed to most floor and wall surfaces, which must be properly prepared, suitably level, sound, clean, dry, and free of dust, grease or any loose material.
Choosing floor tiles
With so much choice of tile colours, shapes & materials, selecting tiles for your home can be a somewhat, overwhelming experience.
Under Floor Heating
The majority of Fired Earth floor tiles can be used over Under Floor Heating systems.
Tiling tips
Top tips for tiling.
How to Clean Tiles and Grout
Read Fired Earth’s guide on how to clean tiles and grout to ensure that your ceramic, porcelain, polished and natural stone tiles remain clean and hygienic.
Guide to Tiling on Wooden Floors
Read Fired Earth’s guide to tiling on wooden floors for step-by-step tips to prepare floorboards for tiles and ensure an even, secure finish to prevent movement and cracking.
How to Choose the Right Bathroom Tiles
Tiles are not just a functional element of your bathroom - they can make or break the feel of the room. Are you after a bright, modern finish? A striking and bold feature wall? They are the first thing you notice when you walk in, so it’s important to...
How to Choose the Right Kitchen Tiles
Read Fired Earth’s expert guide on how to choose the right kitchen tiles, covering all you need to know.
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Project advice - Wall Tiles
Where to use
Tiles can be fixed to most floor and wall surfaces, which must be properly prepared, suitably level, sound, clean, dry, and free of dust, grease or any loose material.
Choosing wall tiles
With so much choice of tile colours, shapes & materials, selecting tiles for your home can be a somewhat, overwhelming experience.
How to tile a wall
The surface must be properly prepared, suitably level, sound, clean, dry, and free of dust, grease or any loose material.
Tiling tips
Top tips for tiling.
How to Clean Tiles and Grout
Read Fired Earth’s guide on how to clean tiles and grout to ensure that your ceramic, porcelain, polished and natural stone tiles remain clean and hygienic.
Guide to Tiling on Wooden Floors
Read Fired Earth’s guide to tiling on wooden floors for step-by-step tips to prepare floorboards for tiles and ensure an even, secure finish to prevent movement and cracking.
How to Choose the Right Bathroom Tiles
Tiles are not just a functional element of your bathroom - they can make or break the feel of the room. Are you after a bright, modern finish? A striking and bold feature wall? They are the first thing you notice when you walk in, so it’s important to...
How to Choose the Right Kitchen Tiles
Read Fired Earth’s expert guide on how to choose the right kitchen tiles, covering all you need to know.
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Project advice - Paint
How do I choose my paint finish?
Paint can be used almost anywhere, but there are a multitude of finishes that require careful consideration.
Choosing a paint colour
There are many elements to consider when choosing paint colours for your home, such as the light, existing furniture, the natural flow through to other rooms. The colours and tones you are naturally drawn to plus how that particular colour makes you feel. After all who has time to repaint their interior every year...
How to paint
Once you have chosen a colour you love in the correct finish, you’re ready to go. First, prepare the room and make plenty of space. Read our ‘How to prepare for painting’ tips before you start.
How do I prepare a surface for painting?
Surfaces must be clean, dry and free from loose and flaking material, including dirt, grease etc...
How to prepare a wall for painting
Expert advice on how to prepare a wall for painting. Read now for all you need to know.
Painting tips
Keep your applicator loaded with paint...
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Project advice - Bathrooms
Types of toilets
Whether in a bathroom or downstairs loo, the toilet is an essential part of your home. Here, we list the different types of toilets.
Types of baths
A stunning bath, either sleek and modern or classicly pretty, can make a room. Here, we have a guide to choosing a style of bath.
Types of sinks
Gone are the days of boring basins. Now, stunning designs in beautiful materials make washing your cares away a glamorous experience. We have created a guide to help you choose your favourite look.
Types of showers
While concealed showers take a minimalist approach, exposed showers are all about saying 'Here I am!'. Choose which is best for you.
Types of furniture
Furniture additions are an important element of bathroom design that can turn an ordinary room into an extraordinary space.
Types of heated towel rails
From the traditional to the ultra-modern, wall-mounted towel radiators offer flexibility and practicality. We have created a guide to choosing your type of towel rail.
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Project advice - Wood flooring
Where to use wooden flooring
Wooden floors can be used in most areas but are less suitable to areas with high moisture levels such a bathrooms. Engineered boards are more reliable for most areas.
Which type of wooden flooring should I use?
Wood floors come in two primary forms - solid or engineered.
Choosing your wooden floor colour
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Choosing skirting and finishes
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