Samples, grout and adhesives
As we were in the grip of the COVID issues, most of the research into tiling was online. I obtained many samples from various online companies including the Direct Tile Warehouse. DTW offered a great range of tiles at realistic prices with free tile samples. We liked a couple of the requested samples and were delighted to find out that there was a nearby branch in Cardiff.
We visited Direct Tile Warehouse in September 2020 and looked at the tile selection that included a 20mm porcelain outdoor tile as well as an identical 10mm internal tile. There was a wide selection and we finally settled on the ‘Roden Perla’ grey floor tiles that Dave Harper, the manager, suggested to us.
Dave advised on the anhydrous adhesive that would be required for our liquid screed floor finish and also suggested a grout colour that would achieve the appearance we were after.
Designer Kitchen Walls
Additionally, we purchased the interesting Mix Stone white wall tiles with relief on the surface. The overall effect of the tile can be seen in the photograph, which looks fantastic under the lighting.