Types of slabs

Flooring is really important, no matter whether you are refurbishing a commercial property, an industrial property or your own home. Trying to decide on the right flooring can be hard work, and if you are looking to renovate a residential property ,it is important to try to keep any work within the period and style of the home for maximum impact. Not all period homes will suit a modern finish and that is true of the flooring too.


Marble is a popular tile for floors and in bathrooms and kitchens it is often used on the walls too. It is hard wearing and looks great, and as an added benefit it is easy to clean. It comes in a range of colours and finishes which will suit most tastes.

Wood effect

Wood effect tiles are increasingly popular in modern homes. They give the same look at hardwood or laminate without the maintenance or risk of warping. They don’t need regular varnishing but still have the same feel underfoot.


Mosaic tiles can create a really stunning effect and are more readily used in bathrooms. Pebbles look fabulous in showers, and they can create a natural effect on the floors and walls.


Slate is not just limited to dark grays anymore, and on flooring can look really good regardless of which room it is used in. It also has the added benefit of being able to be used both indoors and outdoors, so you can tile the kitchen, conservatory and patio for a real flow throughout the home.

Encaustic Cement

For a floor that will likely be a talking point among your friends, why not try encaustic cement tiles? They come in a range of colours and patterns and give a room a feeling of old world charm. Period property in particular could benefit from a refurbishment using encaustic tiles.