Wall & Floor Tiles

Whether you are after a trendy modern look or a homely country feel, the right selection of wall and floor tiles will achieve your look.

Wall & Floor TilesThe standard inclusion for wall and floor tiles are $44m2, please refer to your addenda for extent of tiling.

Please visit these tiling centres on your day out at Osborne Park:

  • European Ceramics at 36 King Edward Road, Osborne Park. Phone: 6240 0100. Open Mondays to Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am to 5pm, Thursdays from 9am to 8pm and Saturdays from 9am to 4pm.
  • Trend Ceramics at 98 Hector Street, Osborne Park. Phone: 9445 1466. Open Mondays to Fridays from 8.30am to 5pm and Saturdays from 8.30am to 4pm.
  • Osborne Park Ceramic Centre at 406 Scarborough Beach Road, Osborne Park. Phone: 9242 1533. Open Mondays to Fridays from 8am to 5pm and Saturdays from 8.30am to 2pm

Different Types of Tiles

With so many different types of tiles available, it can be confusing and sometimes difficult to differentiate between them. Here is our simple table guide for your reference.

Ceramic Tiles Porcelain Tiles Rectified Tiles Vitrified Tiles
Composition Earthen clay Finer clays, with a high silica content Finer clays, with high silica content Clay with silica, quartz and feldspar
Texture Comparatively rough and external glaze is applied for the glossy look Fine grained and smooth, with a sharply formed face Fine grained and smooth, with a sharply formed face Smooth and glossy
Strength Comparatively weaker Strong Strong Stronger
Installation With grout joint With minimal grout joint Extremely fine grout lines With or without grout joint
Water absorption More Low Low Low
Characteristics Low resistance to stains, high water absorption rate Frost resistant, more wear and damage resistant Uniform 90 degree angle square edge High resistance to stains, low water absorption rate
Installation Easy to fix Average to fix Comparatively difficult Comparatively difficult
Costing Comparatively low-priced Average to high priced Comparatively expensive Comparatively expensive

You can find out even more information here on the different types of tiles.