Tiling Tips

Best cheap tiles?


  • Tile Africa


  • CTM Tiles


Is tiling easy?


  • Laying tile is easy but laying tile and doing it well is difficult. From that angle, it may make more sense to hire a professional tiler than to do it yourself. If you’re trying to save money, one way to approach it is to hire the pro for the most visible areas.


What tile type is best for kitchens?


  • Porcelain floor tile has sand added to the clay mixture and is made with heat and pressure to produce a tile that’s harder, denser and less porous than regular ceramic tile. It’s a good choice for high-traffic areas, kitchens and bathrooms. It’s tough enough to be used outdoors in any climate.


Which Tiles are best for flooring?


  • For flooring, Vitrified tiles are the best bet since they are durable and can withstand heavy traffic. For walls, you can choose either ceramic or porcelain tiles as they are non-porous or do not absorb stains. For outdoors it’s best to opt for either matt finish or anti-skid tiles to avoid slips.


How much does it cost to install tiles per square meter?


  • The labor costs for tile installation ranges from R65 to R250 per square meter depending on the type of tile and where it’s being installed.