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New Image are combining forces with some of the top leading tile and flooring industry specialists to bring you the New Image Trade Show that’s not to be missed! Here’s a selection of what will be happening on the day.
The latest innovation in ultra thin Porcelain tiles. COVERLAM is the result of years of research and development. Thanks to the introduction of lamination pressing technology, it is now possible to produce a porcelain tile which may be as little as 3.5mm thick. This broadens the scope of porcelain, offering great potential for innovation in the fields of construction and interior design.
Karndean’s stunning Korlok Range.
Korlok is a brand new rigid core flooring collection. It takes all of the best elements of a rigid core floor, but with the beautiful handcrafted designs and quality you’d expect from Karndean.
Rubi will be offering FREE calibration service on all rubi cutters. Demonstrations on their latest tile cutters and offering up to 20% off purchases on the day. Since its inception, RUBI has always been a brand specialized in quality products and services for cutting, placement, maintenance and cleaning of the ceramic. Don’t forget to grab your FREE goodie bag from them too!
Dural will be giving free training on Expansion joints and demonstrating their up and coming product of LED trims. These dont require a qualified electrician to install. SQUARELIGHT-LEDs light up edges, connections and transitions with brilliance. The basic profiles in high quality aluminium and with heights of 9 mm and 11 mm are fitted as normal using the thin-bed installation procedure. The translucent cover is available in a rounded or square version. Matching LED strips, transformers, witches and connection materials are also available as accessories.
Tilemaster will be promoting their wetroom systems and providing demonstrations. Wet room kits are the ideal way to create contemporary step free showering areas. They provide all the parts needed to create a beautiful wetroom in your home and come with a handy set of step-by-step installation instructions. Create the luxurious shower set-up you’ve always dreamed of!
Perfect Level Master UK
Introducing Perfect Level Master UK a new supplier to New Image for leveling systems. This leveling system was developed to bring a perfect installation for all surfaces covered with tiles. It ensures that your tile installation will be leveled on the point tile to tile (each tile is leveled by all tiles around it). Also prevents tiles from warping as your thin-set cures.
On top of all that there will be exclusive promotions and FREE giveaways!
Food from The Fantastic Sausage Factory and drinks will be served complimentary by New Image on the day to keep everyone fueled while they browse around the trade show.
Tiles have been used on walls and floors for thousands of years, even as far back as 4700 BC by the Egyptians. They are the earliest form of decorative ceramic art and have been used over the centuries on roofs, walls, floors, public baths and showers and for decoration such as mosaic floors and walls.
A tile is a moulded and pressed piece of a mixture of clay, sand and other natural substances that has been fired, decorated, re-glazed and fired again to a very high temperature to give it strength and structure. They come in all shapes and sizes, smooth and textured, plain and patterned and current trends are for bigger tiles.
Floor tiles are perfect for under floor heating, whether a wet system or electric cable or matting is used, and offers an excellent primary heat source where wall space is a premium, leaving the wall space for electric towel radiators or floor standing units.
Electric underfloor heating can be very economical and can use the equivalent power of a couple of light bulbs thereby costing just a few pence a day to run. The running costs will be dependent on the sub-floor and the type of room where the installation is taking place.
Other benefits can be found on our under-tile heating page and in our blog detailing 10 reasons to have under-tile heating.
It is important that the correct adhesive is used in the right setting with the correct tiles. The range of tile adhesives that we sell will cover nearly every situation and we are happy to advise on the adhesive that is most suitable for the job at hand- we know what we are talking about!
Grout 3000 comes in a range of colours and is suitable for internal and external settings including wet rooms, showers and swimming pools. It is shrink resistant and has anti mould technology making it suitable for all projects.
Consideration must be made when grouting natural stone and porous tiles to ensure there is no scratching or discolouration on the tile surface.
Is the tile surface gloss or matt, smooth or textured? You will not be able to see this online so be sure before you order. Arrange for a sample of the tile to be sent to you to check. At New Image you are able to see and feel all of our stock ranges and can purchase refundable sample tiles to try at home.
Allow an extra 10% onto your order for cuts and breakages and to store some spares away. This will ensure you have enough without paying for an extra delivery cost and should the worst happen a few years down the line then you will have some spares to use. At New Image you would be able to come and purchase extra tiles from our stock ranges if necessary.
Always check that all the cartons have the same tile batch codes and tonal numbers. There will be slight differences with every batch produced so it is important to check these details to save potential disasters when laying the tiles. At New Image our warehouse staff check all the batches before fulfilling your order.
Beware of cheap ranges, they are often poor quality and seconds that are sold cheaply by the manufacturers. Using these may cause problems for the fitter with varying thicknesses and sizes, warped tiles and tiles not being square. What seems to be a bargain can end up costing you more in the long run. At New Image we do not purchase or supply cheap tiles or seconds- our tiles are always the highest quality at reasonable prices and are often less expensive on like for like tiles than our major competitors.
Are you able to return any tiles left over after you have put some aside? At New Image we sell the majority of our stock ranges by the tile, so that you are able to return any excess within 30 days for a refund.
Tiles are durable, energy efficient, hypo-allergenic, odourless and hygiene-friendly. They can be used to great effect in every room in your house and can be a cost effective alternative to other products.
Come and see our huge ranges of kitchen tiles and bathroom tiles which are available to take away with you. And if you need advice on quantities, suitability or adhesive and grouts or tools for the job then come and talk to the experts.
As long term members of The Tile Association you can rest assured and put your trust in us – when it comes to tiles, we know what we are talking about!
No one likes to walk over a freezing cold floor when they’ve got bare feet, especially during the winter months so here’s 10 reasons why you should treat yourself to some under-tile heating. Advances in technology and materials in recent years have made it a more viable option for those looking to add comfort and value to their properties. Quality systems can be purchased for as little as £200. Radiant heat’s draught-free heat is evenly distributed throughout the room. As it gently rises from the floor, it warms the air to living level.
Independent tests have shown that when feet are warm, the air temperature can be lower without affecting overall comfort. The thermostat can be set to four degrees lower than conventional heating methods while providing the same comfort levels, reducing energy costs by 10-40%.
Buying and installing the system is one thing, but is it affordable to run? Extensive tests have been conducted to provide customers with accurate running costs, based on individual usage patterns. Tests concluded that is costs as little as 0.6p per meter per hour to run its highly efficient systems.
Look for thin, dual-core heating wire that won’t raise floor levels and does not have to return to the thermostat, making installation fast. Avoid cheap, PVC-coated wires with low wattage outputs and poor warranty levels as they are more likely to burn out earlier. Products that carry accreditation’s like BEAB and KEMA and offer a lifetime warranty are a good investment.
Electric systems can be set to heat an individual room only where and when it is needed. Tailoring the system’s usage to individual lifestyle needs will maximise savings.
Little luxuries like underfloor heating will add resale value, setting the home apart from the competition and commanding a higher price.
Other heating methods act like a dust traps, creating draughts that spread dust, pollen, and germs, causing major health problems for asthma and allergy sufferers. Underfloor heating reduces draughts and dries wet floors quickly, reducing the moisture dust mites need to survive, while maintaining a healthy level of humidity.
Floor heating frees up wall space for cupboards, cabinets or to create a minimalist look.
Because there are no moving parts, it is quiet. With no radiators to clean, redecorate or replace, there is nothing to maintain, making the lifetime cost very low.
It can be used either as a main source of heat or to simply take the chill off the tiles.
If you’d like to know more about under-tile heating then you can read our information page or alternatively call us on 01305 781709 and we’ll be happy to help.