KEY PIECE OF PUZ­ZLE TILES CAN TRANS­FORM A HOME GET THE RIGHT TILE

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - TRADES + SERVICES - Janita Singh bel­cas­trotil­ing.com.au

Tiling can make or break the look of any space. Con­sider th­ese points when buy­ing tiles:

When de­cid­ing on colour, re­mem­ber that light colours will make a small/dark room ap­pear big­ger and brighter.

Don’t be afraid to use bright colours and de­signs. Th­ese can work well as splash­backs or as an out­stand­ing en­trance fea­ture.

Never com­pro­mise on qual­ity. See tiles as in­vest­ment.

Buy some ex­tra tiles to al­low for cuts and break­ages and en­sure that you al­ways have the same batch and shade of tile for later use.

Choose a tile grout colour that will blend in with your tiles.

Big­ger is not al­ways bet­ter. If your wall or floor re­quires lots of tile cut­ting, it is bet­ter to choose smaller tiles for bet­ter flow. A TILER’S work might seem like an in­signif­i­cant part of a build­ing pro­ject but it plays a huge role in the over­all look.

“A tiler has a lot more re­spon­si­bil­ity than just putting down the tiles . . . at times we have to pick tiles for cus­tomers as well,” wall and floor tiler Adeleke Nu­rudeen Abio­dun said.

“The great va­ri­ety of tile de­signs and colours avail­able to­day are easy to con­fuse any­one . . . some­times home­own­ers don’t know where to be­gin.

“We try and help them as much as pos­si­ble about suit­abil­ity, what’s on trend and practicality.

“At the end of the pro­ject, the home­owner will look at their tiled sur­face for along time . . . we need to be proud of what we de­liv­ered.’’

Mr Abio­dun, who works for Bel­cas­tro De­signer Tiling, re­gards his work as art for the home.

He has been a tiler for al­most four years and said he loved his work as each pro­ject pre­sented its own chal­lenges.

“Ev­ery job may look the same but can be very dif­fer­ent. Ei­ther the spec­i­fi­ca­tion is dif­fer­ent, the size dif­fers or the types of tiles are dif­fer­ent,’’ he said.

Mr Abio­dun said tiling in bath­rooms could be com­pli­cated (with fit­tings and pipes to ne­go­ti­ate) but kitchens (floors and splash­backs) were pretty straight­for­ward.

Pic­ture: VIR­GINIA YOUNG

Tiling a mas­ter­piece Abio­dun on a job.

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