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    DISCOVER UNDER FLOOR HEATING

    No one likes a cold tile early in the morning!

    There are many different ways to heat a home/ bathroom. A popular choice is to use under floor heating. While the technology has changed over the years, the concept is still the same; heating an area at a modest temperature (20-24°C / 69-76°F) produces the most comfortable and efficient form of heating possible.

    Keeping with the minimalist design without heaters attached to your tiles, underfloor heating keeps your family warm and also helps keep that nasty build up of fungus away!

    Ask us how to improve the warmth in your bathroom!


    ECO FRIENDLY TAPWARE

    Tapware has come a long way since back in the day!

    The average tap purchased for a bathroom basin contains up to 70% less water than those purchased 10 years ago. Check your tapware for it’s product specific star rating and start helping the environment and you’ll also see the savings you make on you water bill! Have you got tenants that rack up a massive water bill????

    Check your tapware today and SAVE $$$$$


    FREESTANDING BATHS

    Nothing say luxury like a freestanding bath. Commonly found in 5 star hotels, freestanding baths have become an everyday trend in the modern family bathroom. Utilising your space creatively with a freestanding bath not only adds the wow-factor, they are easier to install and can save you money on carpentry. Unlike traditional inset baths, freestanding baths can easily be replaced and are offered in a range of different sizes and textures.


    CEILING MOUNTED BASIN OUTLETS

    Looking to create the ultimate design statement? Take a look at the latest trend flooding the European market – Ceiling mounted basin outlets.

    Specifying a high end project with a minimalist design? Maximise your bench space and make cleaning super easy, ceiling mounted tapware oozes sleek design and clean lines.


    WHO SAID BIGGER ISN’T BETTER?!

    Tiles come in hundreds of different sizes. We find many of our clients choose bigger tiles over smaller tiles. Here are some of the reasons why: Less grout lines and a larger tile surface gives a greater sense of space. Larger tiles often come with the same if not cheaper price tag than smaller tiles such as mosaics, therefore you get more bang for your purchasing buck! Along with getting more bang for your buck, you can get more creative with your tile choice.


    MAKE YOUR BATHROOM UNIQUE

    Want to create a unique space without spending a fortune on feature wall tiles? Easy! Keep it simple by wrapping the floor tile up one wall, all the way up to the ceiling. This trick creates continuity throughout the bathroom and allows the room to flow from the floor up. Especially when working with whites and greys, this trick will give the wow factor without breaking the budget.


    LOOKING FOR A MODERN SOLUTION AND RUNNING OUT OF SPACE?!

    Saving space is one of the most common challenges we face when renovating a bathroom. By building a false wall and concealing the cistern we create the illusion of space by mounting the toilet pan to the wall. Keeping the toilet off the floor really helps open the space and we’ve found a way to do it for a fraction of the cost! Building a false wall also creates a hob behind the toilet which enables more opportunity to tailor your! bathroom design.


    GOOD BYE UGLY PLASTIC DRAIN HOLES!

    Tile insert drain covers are the new innovation for concealing those grimey plastic waste holes in your floor! This clever invention enables water to move around the waste and flow through to your floor trap whist keeping out anything big that may clog up your drains. Your floor tile is cut into a 100mm x 100mm square and simply sits inside the waste. The waste is fully removable to enable access through to your floor trap. This waste is ideal for giving your bathroom that modern and simplistic look.


    SHINE A LIGHT ON YOUR BATHROOM!

    Heat globes in bathrooms are still a very popular product. The innovators at IXL have managed to create a heat, fan and light unit which sits flush with the ceiling. A contemporary twist on the old 3 in 1 systems. These popular modern designs feature LED lights so there no need to worry about changing a bulb in the near future. Available in different colours, be sure to check these out when looking to add some light to your bathroom!


    See Our Innovation Center

    Would you like to see some examples? Click to see our innovation center, where you can see what is trending in the bathroom renovation industry.

     

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