choosing your natural stone or porcelain tiles
The StoneSuperstore Info & Advice directory offers every day practical advice from which tiles to choose to installation recommendations and maintenance advice. With a combined 25 years’ worth of experience installing natural stone and porcelain tiles, along with many years selling the same products, our team can give you all the advice you need from project conception, to completion and beyond. There are various topics below that can help you along the way but feel free to call one of our team on 0161 277 6850 to discuss any issues or concerns you might have or for some general practical advice.
Choosing your Natural Stone or Porcelain Tiles
Can I get hold of samples of your tiles? Are they free?
In a word, yes. We offer 2 tile samples absolutely free of charge and for each subsequent tile sample we only charge for delivery at £2.50 per samples. All products listed on the website have free samples available. Standard cut tile samples are dispatched by Royal Mail. You can also get a larger 300x300mm tile sample free of charge by calling the office but we do charge delivery with FedEx at £10 which is refundable upon order.
The Truth About Travertine
Not all travertine is the same, with varying levels of quality. However, the nature of this type of natural stone tile means it can sometimes be difficult to differentiate between the grades. In this article, we’ve explained what travertine is, including its origins, how to choose between the different qualities, and how to care for travertine tiles.
What is Carrara Marble?
When it comes to aged and elegant-looking flooring, you can't do much better than Carrara marble tiles. Used for countless centuries, Carrara is one of the most luxurious marble tile options out there. Read this article to find out more about its history and how to properly take care of your marble flooring.
How To Choose Bathroom Tiles
When it comes to tiling your bathroom, you need to be sure you pick the right tiles to match your home's aesthetic. From natural stone to porcelain effect, you have plenty of options to choose from. But if you want our tips to make it easier, we’ve outlined how to choose tiles for your bathroom.
What is Dijon Limestone?
When it comes to choosing natural stone tiles, it's hard to go wrong with limestone. But which limestone is best for your home's aesthetic? In this article, we look at what Dijon limestone is, its benefits and drawbacks, and how it compares to other limestone tile options.
What Are Porcelain Tiles and Their Finishes?
Are you interested in installing a shiny new set of porcelain tiles in your home? Read this article to find out exactly what porcelain tiles are, their advantages and disadvantages, and the different tile finishes and styles we can offer when you buy porcelain tiles with Stone Superstore.
What Is Jaipur Limestone?
Thinking of choosing limestone for your natural stone flooring, but unsure of which type to choose? Read this article to find out what you need to know about Jaipur limestone, including its advantages and disadvantages, and how it compares to both Dijon and Jura limestone.
What Is Jura Limestone?
If you're looking to install tiles in your home, it's hard to go wrong with Jura limestone. Beautiful and durable in equal measure, find out why you might want to pick Jura tiling over its Dijon or Jaipur cousins for your next home renovation project.
What Are Honed And Filled Tiles?
If you are looking to buy natural stone tiles then you might well have come across the terms, "honed" and "filled". If you are not sure what these mean, this article explains these stone finishes and how they are achieved.
What Are Chipped Edge Tiles?
Natural stone tiles come in a range of finishes and if you are looking at tumbled or antiqued tiles you may come across the terms tumbled edges and chipped (or chiselled) edges. In this article we explain these terms and the differences between the two.
What is the Best Flooring for Pets?
If you own a pet, then you probably know just how messy your floor can get if you're not careful. This makes having the right flooring for your home very important to make cleaning up after them a breeze. Read this article to learn more about which floors are best suited for pets, as well as cleaning tips to bear in mind.
Should I Choose Tiles or Wooden Flooring?
If you’re adding new floors to your home, the chances are you’ve come to a crossroads between tiles and wood flooring. To help you come to a decision, we’ve outlined their pros and cons, and compared each across a range of everyday factors from cost to durability and maintenance.
The general facts about Natural Stone Tiles
Natural stone has seen a significant shift in popularity over recent years. Travertine was the forerunner about 8 years ago but tumbled limestone and marble is the material of choice these days. New production methods and lower prices have brought what was once for the select few to a whole new market.
What Is Limestone?
Discover the pros and cons of limestone flooring for your home and garden. In this article, uncover the timeless beauty and durability of this versatile material, whether you're considering limestone for your indoor spaces or outdoor patio areas. Explore the unique colours and textures of limestone and learn how it can enhance the feel of any room.
What Is Quartz?
One of the most sought-after tiling materials for gardens and kitchens alike, quartz tiles make for some beautifully stunning displays when installed correctly. But what exactly is quartz, and how is it formed into tiles? Read our guide, to find out everything you need to know about using quartz tiles in your home.
Which tiles are suitable for which applications?
Natural Stone Tiles can be used anywhere in the house from kitchen tiles to bathroom wall tiles and everywhere in-between. Generally, you can use all the stone tiles we sell in any room. Limitations come on thickness and what can be used on walls. Most of the 2cm thick heritage stone we sell is only suitable for floor use but 10mm Jura Limestone tiles or Carrara Marble tiles are suitable for both floors and walls. This article tells you all you need to know about what you can use and where.