Archive for December, 2012

Christmas is just around the corner!

Yes it is that time of year again! Everyone is in good spirits here in the office Tiled Space with only a few days left at work before the Christmas break!

We recently had our Christmas office party at the Church Restaurant in Hanley, Stoke-n-Trent. It was great food and a fab night. I thought I would share with you a photo of a few of us before we looked too worse for wear! Hope you are all getting in the spirit of Christmas as well.

We will be closed from Friday 21st December over Christmas and New Year until the 2nd January.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us, see you next year!!

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BUG-ART BRINGS COMMUNITY TOGETHER & IMPROVES AREA

This is one of two Street Design Projects in Scotland, part of the “DIY Street” project in England. The DIY street project has been developed by charity Sustrans who bring together communities to improve their local areas with street art.

The Bug Walk on Katrine Crescent, Kirkcaldy in Scotland was inspired by the wishes to see “more nature, colour and fun in the area.” Artist Nicola Atkinson of NADFLY collaborated with pupils from Torbain & Fair Isle primary schools to create the bug drawings for this stairwell design.

When Nicola came to us to discuss this project we recommended she ordered vitrified tiles which are weatherproof, to keep the children’s art looking as good as it did the day it was installed!

Sustrans worked with Fife Council to improve this area in Kirkcaldy and the project successfully brought together the community to make the area more attractive for all of its residents. If you know of a similar project in your local area give us a call as we would love to get involved!

If you’re interested in other exterior projects we have been involved with, check out our website!

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Top tips to make you exterior art last!

Now the weather is getting colder, the last thing you want is your barbeque patio tiles falling off the walls or cracking. So we thought a few quick tips on tiling outside spaces to give your exterior tiled feature art the longest life possible would be useful!

For all exterior projects we select fully vitrified ceramic tiles, which are weatherproof against all the elements, even frost! Vitrified tiles can also be used for swimming pools.

There’s little chance of much sun at the moment however when the sun does show its face there is no chance of fading as the images are UV resistant.

Our top three tips for installing tiles outside:

  1. Use weatherproof adhesive
  2. Use grout suitable for exterior use
  3. Tell us the mural is for outside and we will use vitrified tiles!

If you have a project you would like to discuss, get in touch!

 

 

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