Ceramic Tiles

The section below provides an information resource covering the care, use and installation of ceramic tiles. From manufacturing methods and tolerances to terminology and commonly encountered  issues, you’ll find  the answers to your questions in the articles below.

How to Cut Holes in Porcelain and Ceramic Tiles

For the drilling of Porcelain, Ceramic, Terracotta, Masonry and Natural Stone such as Granite and Marble, you’ll need to employ Tornado Dry Cut Drill Bits and Holes Saws, distributed in Australia by DTA Australia. Available in sizes from 6mm up to 110mm – Check out the instructional videos below and always remember to use the... View Article

Lauxes ‘Celleni’ Linear Floor Grates & Installation Guide

Introducing the Celleni Aluminium Linear Floor Grate. Create luxurious spaces with this stylish and functional linear grate. Perfect for your indoor or outdoor wet area, this grate comprises the newest technology available for floor grate at an affordable price. Download the Brochure and watch the Installation Videos below…              ... View Article

How to Install Shower Grates 101

The following is an excellent short video depicting the basic processes to be followed when installing shower grates and waterproofing, as part of a new build or bathroom renovation.   View Article

Cleaning, Care & Maintenance of Ceramic Tiles

GENERAL CLEANING We recommend the use of ‘Miracle’ proprietary tile cleaners as these are specifically formulated for the task. General purpose detergents and other household cleaning products may leave residues that build up and trap dirt and may also contain harmful chemicals that could damage ceramic tiles and natural stone products. Slip resistant finishes can... View Article

General Guide to Ceramic Tiles and Tile Installation

REGULATIONS All tiles must be laid in accordance with the Australian Building Code and the appropriate Australian Standards. The Australian Standards cover the selection and Installation of Ceramic Tiles in two parts:AS3958.1    Guide to the Installation of Ceramic Tiles AS3958.2    Guide to the Selection of Ceramic Tiles A tiled surface is part of a “Building... View Article