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DIY Makeover with Metro Tiles

DIY – Do It Yourself. From odd jobs around the home to larger projects, there has been much emphasis on ‘doing it yourself’ in many different creative tasks. This can make a project more affordable because of the savings in labour cost. With ‘How to’ guides, including step by step videos, readily available on the net it is now a prime time to get into a spot of DIY-ing – transforming your home in a much more affordable way.

DIY Makeover with Metro Tiles

Retiling the likes of kitchens and bathrooms is a quick fix but can make all the difference. A freshly tiled wall will look much cleaner, brighter and – of course – newer, meaning bigger refits can be postponed; perhaps until the saving pot is full!

Thanks to advances in tile adhesive, it is now far easier to tile walls yourself. There are many adhesive options depending on the size of the tile and where the tile is to be placed, however, any reputable tile company including Crown Tiles will be happy to advice on the most suitable. With mastics and ready mixed mortar adhesive options, tiling has never been simpler.

Metro tiles offer a unique shaped compared to other – more conventional – square tile. Originally used in underground rail network tunnels, these tiles are rectangular in shape and have bevelled edges which add an additional dimension to the finished looked. Metro tiles are available in a wide variety of colours from simple whites and creams through to bold reds and oranges for those who are a little more experimental. These can be used for full wall coverage or can be used to accent a wall. They work extremely well as part of a hob ‘splash back’, creating an innovative design without a high price tag. The tiles can be affixed to walls using a variety of adhesives, depending on the room use and so could be the perfect tile to start a DIY project

If you are thinking about retiling your bathroom or kitchen and would like to view a range of tile options including metro tiles, please visit the website of Crown Tiles. Alternatively, if you would like to speak with a member of the Crown Tiles team to discuss your tiling needs including affixing metro tiles, please call the customer services line on 0800 156 0756.

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