November 25th, 2016
Before you venture on a new bathroom project, there are some things that are worth considering. Are you going to renovate your bathroom by renewing your existing bathroom sanitary ware and adding new tiles ? Or are you going to create a sanctuary spa retreat, that you will enjoy bathing in for many years to come ?
What is the difference between a bathroom renovation and a wet room?
When you carry out a general bathroom renovation, you replace your existing sanitary ware with new more modern ones, choosing nice taps to compliment the bathroom furniture you have chosen. However, when you decide to put a wet room in, your greatest desire is to have a walk in shower room with no visible tray, all in one level that is tiled from top to bottom and has the look and feel of a luxury spa.
How do I achieve this in my home?
At Cosmo Tiles all our staff can give you the best advice on this matter, the product we stock and supply for this purpose is the Wedi system which is good quality. This system consists of a waterproof tray that is fitted underneath your existing floorboards it is then taped at the joints where the walls meet the floor to ensure a water tight seal. As well as the wedi shower tray, we also stock the Wedi tile backer boards, you can use them to line your whole room instead of using gyprock. It not only ensures your room is well insulated and water tight, it also allows you to increase the weight of tiles you can put on your wall quite considerably.
There are many aesthetic things to consider, as there are different choices of drain you can use with the Wedi system .You can have a drain which sits in either the centre or corner of your tray, or you can have a linear drain which disappears into your wall and has a very discreet appearance in your room.The wedi system is so versatile you can create your own bespoke pieces for your bathroom, custom made shelves, basins, baths etc, . the possibilities are endless. If you are interested in using a Wedi System call our staff for advice on Tel 0141 420 1122.
What about tiles?
At Cosmo tiles we have an excellent selection of bathroom tiles for you to use in your wet room, we have a wide selection of tiles that come with matching mosaics suitable for use on a wet room shower floor. Most of the ranges that come with matching mosaics are porcelain tiles making them suitable for both the walls and the floors in your home. Two ranges that I would recommend you look at, would be our Novabell Milano range it is a lovely natural procelain tile range that comes with matching mosaics.The plain tiles in this range come in 10x30cm, 30x60cm and in 30x30cm mosaic sheets. The second range I would recommend would be Alfalux stone prints this comes in a slightly textured porcelain and this range offers you a matching mosaic tile, the plain tile comes in 30x60cm with the matching mosaic sheet coming in 30x30cm. If you are going to install a wet room in your home and have any specific requirements i.e. you may require a tile with a good anti slip finish, don’t hesitate to ask the staff for assistance as they would be more than happy to help.
November 16th, 2016
From Cosmo Tiles
If you are looking to tile your bathroom and don’t know where to start, Cosmo Tiles will help you,with great bathroom tiling ideas,from start to finish we can give you all the help and advice you need to get your project off to a good start.There are a few things to consider adhesives, grout colour choices and trims.Cosmo Tiles will help you take the stress out of buying tiles we have expert staff to assist you.
What can I use to tile my bathroom?
Whether you are looking for a gloss tile or a matt tile a large tile or a small tile we have something to satisfy every taste and style.
The first tile we think you might like as part of our bathroom tiling ideas is our Ibero range.This tile is a ceramic wall tile range Ibero Poeme it comes in 25x70cm and is suitable for use on your walls only.There is a lovely matching wave decor Ibero Harmonie you can use your décor tile in the same colour as the plain tile or you may choose to mix and match tiles with contrasting colours the choice is yours.
The second range that is new to Cosmo Tiles this year, and we would like to suggest as part of our bathroom tiling ideas feature is our Cifre Solid range.This range offers you a mat finish tile in size 25x60cm this range offers four different shades Ivory, Moka, White and Grey. There is also a matching Grey mix and Brown mix décor to compliment the plain tile you can create beautiful feature walls with this tile which would create a very modern and contemporary look. This range has matching floor tiles Cifre district range which comes in size 45x45cm in colours Ivory, Brown, Silver and plomb (dark grey ) you have the whole room sorted in one range and at a great price.
We have so much to offer you for your home at Cosmo Tiles.This is just a couple of new ranges we are suggesting for you, we have thousands to offer you even if you have an idea of what you want you can come in and speak to us we will put something together for you .
If you’re looking for tiles for any room in your home Cosmo Tiles has a range of tiles to suit any requirement, our staff are able to help with any technical questions you may have before embarking on your tiling project. Visit one of our showrooms in Glasgow Tel. 0141 420 1122 or Greenock 01475787874.
November 10th, 2016
Two Great Offers For You This Week 10% Off.
This year we are really proving to be at the cutting edge of tile design because our customers just can’t get enough of our tiles.
All our Vilar Metro ranges have 10% off this week only. Its’s great news for you as both of these ranges are very popular with our customers. Metro brick tiles have made a big revival in recent years. Instead of using them on your kitchen splash back you are now using them on your bathroom walls creating a traditional look with a modern twist, by using a darker contrasting grout colour you define the bevel on the metro brick and the result is stunning. Metro brick tiles compliment traditional sanitary ware, free standing baths etc.
What’s it made of ?
Vilar metro range is a ceramic brick tile and is great value for money, you can use them on your bathroom and kitchen walls. In fact you can use them on any wall you choose to in your home.The white metro looks great when used with a cement grey grout, this really compliments the white sanitary ware and the chrome taps and finishes in your bathroom. Vilar metro would look stunning when used in your bathroom and kitchen it is great value for money and you will be delighted with the end result.
All our Recer Naprec range has 10% Off this week only !
Recer naprec, just another stunning range brought to you from Cosmo Tiles. There has been so much chat and discussion about Gloss metro brick tiles. This year Cosmo Tiles has brought you something special it is a matt brick tile with an inverted bevel on it which creates a really funky finish. As you can see from the picture to your left this leaves a very sharp end result giving any room a modern and contemporary feel.
What’s it made of ?
Recer Naprec is made of glazed porcelain so it is a robust hard wearing tile for your home.
Where can I use it ?
It is suitable for use in your bathroom and kitchen walls you may also use it to create a feature wall in any room in your home., It comes in 10x20cm size brick tile and the inverted bevel creates something refreshing and new. The Colours in the Recer naprec range would compliment any decor you may have, they are all nice neutral shades.
If you are interested in the ranges we have been discussing with you then pop down to one of our showrooms in Glasgow or Greenock or order up to three free samples on our Cosmo Tiles website.
November 7th, 2016
How can I change my Kitchen on a budget?
You’re tired of looking at the same old kitchen,but you just don’t have the funds for a whole new refit. Don’t despair we will show you easy ways to change your kitchen without breaking the bank. The quickest and easiest way to refresh your kitchen would be to update the splash back, this can be done relatively cheaply. If you choose the right tile you can create a real impact. A trend at the moment is ceramic brick tiles you can either buy a few colours and mix them to create impact as you can see with our Apeadero Liso range, or choose a self-colour and fit them in a trendy herringbone pattern this can be really effective. We have our Vilar metro plata which would be great for this.
Or you may Prefer A statement Floor?
If you are quite happy with your splash back but still need to find a way to change your kitchen without spending a fortune, a statement floor may just be your answer. This can work out very cost effective because you are not disturbing any other parts of the kitchen. If you create something totally wow on your kitchen floor you can keep the rest of the room plain and let the floor do the talking.The coastal look is very in at the moment with lime washed floors and tactile shells and candles you can almost smell the sea air when you use this look in a room. At Cosmo Tiles we have an extensive range of porcelain wood effect tiles which could be perfect for this look. For a soft lime washed look our Pamesa Bosco Cenere tile could be a perfect choice, it’s very hard wearing and a great price too.
You may fancy something a little bolder for your floor!
We have a great tile called Pamesa Provenzal Gris Patterned which would give you the real wow factor, its is a 75×75 cm porcelain tile which is patterned in soft neutral tones .This tile looks amazing but if you are going to use it keep everything else nice and simple so the design doesn’t become over complicated, If you’re brave enough your floor will be the focal point of your room, because the tile is larger it will help open your room out and give the impression of space.
I hope this has given you some inspiration to spruce up your kitchen even if your budget is tight. It’s not all about how much money you spend, a little imagination will go a long way. If Cosmo Tiles can do anything to assist you with a tiling job you can visit one of our showrooms in Glasgow 0141 420 1122 or Greenock 01475 78 78 74.
October 27th, 2016
Have you always had an image in your head of your dream home?
They images of a warm cosy house and how the decor would look, I think we have all had them. At Cosmo Tiles we would love to make your Dream Home come true. Even if you don’t know where to start we will help you piece each room together until you have created your Dream Home.There is nothing more terrifying or exhilarating about getting your own blank canvas to work with, and somehow have to turn these bare empty rooms into a home.
At Cosmo Tiles we have over thirty years experience of helping people select the best tile for their home.We thrive on this and love to see our customers delighted with the tile choices they have made and with the most important thing the End Result.You Invest a lot of money and time in designing your home, so you absolutely want to love what you’ve created.
If your Dream Home has large tiled living areas we have tiles to suit If it’s a traditional Look you are going for, we have just received two luxury ranges, which would look great with traditional decor. Our Pamesa Luni Blanco 60x60cm is a porcelain tile and looks like a beautiful polished marble and is so nice it would compliment any decor. The other tile that would look marvellous as your tiled Living area is our Pamesa Provenzal range which featured in last week’s blog, it has a natural finish to it and it’s 75x75cm. This range offers you a plain self-coloured in Blanco, Gris,Nero and Perla. The decor tile displays all the shades of the plain tiles through it so can be used with any of them. So that is a few suggestions for your dream living area.
What About The Bathrooms in your Dream home?
Did you imagine yourself lying in a free standing bath with bubbles right up to your neck, again I’m sure we’ve all had that image one time in our life? With the friendly experienced staff at Cosmo Tiles, I’m sure you’ll manage to put something great together.It is very popular at the moment to use ceramic brick tiles to compliment free standing baths and traditional furniture if this is the look you are going for we would recommend our Apeadero Biselado Metro range.
Alternatively, you may wish your bathroom to be ultra sleek and modern, with the same tile all over on the walls and floor. If this is what you want it would be a porcelain tile you would need . Most porcelain tiles we stock come in size 30x60cm this size of tile suits most bathrooms, sometimes you are unsure about a larger tile but have the confidence to go for it. When a larger tile is used in your room, because you’ll have fewer grout lines it opens the room up and creates space. A tile worth looking at for this design would be our Metalwood Range this tile is made from very good quality porcelain and would look great in your bathroom. e
Well, I hope you realise after reading this blog that there is help out there, you are not alone. Cosmo Tiles would love to assist you with your selection. We can also help you with any technical questions you may have. Your Dream home is just around the corner and we will help you get there.
October 23rd, 2016
Trend Watch !
Brick Tiles :
Earlier this year we talked about current trend in tiles ,we told you how popular brick tiles have become.Whether the brick tiles are ceramic or porcelain we have something to suit your home, style and design ideas. The great thing about brick tiles is you have a lot to choose from. We have different sizes of brick tiles for you from 75x150mm , 10x20cm, 10x30cm, we even have 10x60cm we know you won’t be disappointed with the choices available. As well as a mix of different sizes we also have a mix of finishes. We have a standard bevelled gloss metro brick, a lovely satin inverted bevel Recer Naprec white which you see in the image and the effect which is something quite special on your finished wall. Then we have natural stone look 10x30cm porcelain brick tiles Novabell Milano which come with matching 30x60cm floor tiles. You may also like the 10×30 gloss brick tiles we have in variety of colours like our Cifre Sky Gloss in the image.
Wood Effect Tiles :
Wood Effect tiles are still proving to be as popular a trend as ever as we gallop on through 2016 and who could blame you they are just such a versatile choice. They look great on your floors and walls and they look so like wood, as you can see in the photo with our Tarima Roble Range except you don’t have to put up with the scratches and dents.We have wood tiles available in ceramic and porcelain and in a variety of sizes of plank. Our latest range is our Bayker Fauborg which is a small plank which is perfect for creating that must have herringbone pattern.
Feature Walls and Neutral Porcelains:
Feature walls and neutral porcelains are still flying out the door at our Cosmo Depot. Like our Bayker Cliff Grey you can see in the image.The reason we have mentioned these two together is because they are so often sold as a pair. You are buying a feature wall tile for one wall in your room with the matching Neutral porcelain like our Alp Stone Almond range on the rest of your walls and floor.
Predicted Tile Trends 2017 :
In 2017 you will be looking to use Handmade and softer finishes which will create a softer more tactile enviroment to live in, with the soft colours we are seeing with matching decorative patterned tiles to add impact and interest to your room. A perfect Cosmo Tile choice to create this look would be our Pamesa Provenza range with matching Provenzal decor. You will most of all want to create a cosy warm space that you can fully relax in as you shut the busy world you live in out.
Wood tiles will help you achieve this natural warm feeling to your room. Classic marble is set to make a come back, we thought it was something that never really went away when something looks classically beautiful why change it.
Bring On the pattern :
Like 2016 we will see you using patterns with plain simple tiles to bring them to life, the herring bone pattern we have seen re emerge in 2016 at a 45 degree angle will continue to be popular and a 90 degree pattern will emerge which adds a twist to this pattern. Also with many tile options available using plain and decorative floor tiles to create individual patterns to you, or using your decorative tile to create a rug effect on your floor.
Well we hope we have got your creative juices flowing with the endless possibilities you can achieve when tiling.
October 19th, 2016
Great Offers Brought To You By Cosmo Tiles Every Week!
This week is no exception, two new ranges we have introduced this year our Pamesa Luni Blanco range and our Geotiles Intra-Range have 10% Off great offers this week only.
Geotiles Intra and Pamesa Luni Blanco are both 60×60 large format tiles, they are made from glazed porcelain with a polished surface. When you use any of these tiles in your home your room will be transformed.
Where can I use Geotiles Intra and Pamesa Luni Blanco ?
Can I use both of them in my bathroom?
Geotiles Intra and Pamesa Luni Blanco can be used in every room in your home because they’re porcelain they can be used on both your walls and floors. These tiles would look stunning used on your bathroom walls and floor, their larger size would open your room out and create space. Both of the ranges offer a luxury polished stone appeal which would never date and always look good.
What about my kitchen?
Geotiles Intra and Pamesa Luni Blanco look stunning when used on your kitchen floor. The large size of this tile works very well in large living, kitchen/dining areas of your home.They leave a sleek modern finish with all the opulence of a five-star hotel. The two great offers we have discussed have 10% Off an already very well priced tile, so you really are getting a bargain. If you have a large floor that needs to be tiled before Christmas, if you buy this week you’ll have a bit of money to put towards your Christmas shopping.
Does It Need Sealed?
Geotiles Intra Blanco and Pamesa Luni Blanco do not need to be sealed, you just buy them, fit them and enjoy them. They are made from good quality porcelain which is very robust and will last for many years.
Keep your eyes on our site for great offers coming to you from Cosmo Tiles every week. If you need any help with a tiling project, contact us at Cosmo Tiles website live chat. Or at one of our showrooms in Glasgow 0141 420 1122 or Greenock 01475 78 7874 .
October 8th, 2016
Great offer for this week, we are taking 10% off all our Signo Soul tile range.
Where Can I use Signo Soul?
Signo Soul Wall tile is a ceramic tile and can be used on any wall in your home, this range has proved very popular for use in bathrooms with our customers, the wall tile comes in size 25x40cm. With 10% off you really have nothing to loose. Signo soul wall tile comes in three colours Blanco (white), Gris (Grey), Crema (Cream). They look nice and natural once fixed to your wall.
As well as using Signo Soul in a bathroom, it could set off a kitchen splashback offering something neutral and being a larger tile it would help create space in the kitchen.
What can I Use On My Floor?
To save you tearing your hair out looking for a floor tile, we can offer you a matching Signo Soul floor tile. Signo Soul floor tiles are made from glazed porcelain and are suitable to use as a matching bathroom floor tile because they are made from porcelain it would also work well on your kitchen floor.This floor tile comes in size 41x41cm and is available in Blanco, Gris, and Crema to match your wall tiles.
What could I Use as a feature?
Sometimes when you use the same tile on the wall and floor, you need something to break it up. The trend now instead of borders and panels is more about feature walls. Our Montana Tile Range compliments the Signo soul range beautifully.it comes in Grey, Beige, and Mix. So there is a Montana tile to match any colour of the Signo Soul Range.
Tiles have great promotions on our website every week, if Signo Soul is not a range you’re interested in then keep your eyes on our site for a promotion to suit you.
September 29th, 2016
Great Offer Coming Up !
Our great new Ranges Cifre Solid and Disrtict are on offer to you next week, both ranges have 10%Off.
This Offer Starts On Monday the 03.10.16 and Ends 9.10.16 at Midnight.
Cifre Solid Range
So if you are thinking of tiling your bathroom, this week is a good time to buy tiles. Cifre Solid and District ranges are very trendy, they are a cement look tile in stunning earthy muted tones. This tile comes in 25x60cm, the Cifre Solid range is a ceramic wall tile, the plain tile comes in four colours white, ivory, Moka and plomb (Dark Grey). Cifre Solid also has a matching decor tile to compliment the plain tile. It is a pre-cut mosaic and comes in brown mix or Grey mix, when it is used in a shower or feature wall it really has the appearance of mosaic. One of the best things about this range it comes with matching floor tiles in all the shades available in the wall tiles, including the colours through the mosaic.
Cifre District Tiles
Cifre District tiles are the fabulous new ceramic floor tile range we have introduced this year. They are bang on trend as the glaze has been made to look slightly watermarked like wet cement, a look very popular with interior designers. This tile comes in four colours Ivory, Silver, Plomb (dark grey) and Brown in size 45x45cm. Cifre District looks great when used with the matching wall tiles, it also looks great on its own.
Both the Cifre Solid and District ranges are very reasonably priced, they certainly don’t look like a budget tile when fitted. They are bang on trend with the cement look they offer a sleek clean finish to your room.
Cosmo Tiles are bringing great offers to you every week, so if you’re not interested in the ranges we have discussed with you today. Keep your eyes on our site for great offers coming up
September 14th, 2016
Cosmo Tiles has a great ceramic tile range Metropol Trivor. Metropol Trivor range comes in a 25x70cm ceramic wall tile, with the matching Décor concept tile in 25x70cm. The Metropol Trivor floor tile is made from glazed porcelain and its size is 41x41cm. The great news this week until Sunday 18.9.6 at midnight, theres 10% Off across the full range on Cosmo Tiles website.
Metropol trivor Tile range has something new to offer you, the wall tiles are made of ceramic material, but they have the quality and look of a good porcelain tile, there has been a lot of care and thought put into this range and it shows in the finished product. Sometimes porcelain tiles are just not suitable for the project you are planning. Depending on the porcelain tile you choose, it may be to heavy for your walls, so your fitter may ask you to purchase only ceramic material. When you see the difference in appearance between the ceramic and porcelain tile ranges you might be unsure of what to buy. This range will not leave you disappointed, it has a natural appearance and the matching Décor has a bang on trend linear design with subtle colours and tones. This tile range is in stock and would add style to any room in your home.
Where can I use it?
Can I use it in a bathroom?
Metropol Trivor tile range can be used in any room in your home it is great in a bathroom and there are several style designs you could choose from. You could have the whole shower area in the decorative metropol trivor concept tile, and have the rest of the walls in the plain tile with the metropol trivor floor tile to finish the look. Currently in the Glasgow showroom we have displayed the plain tile with a decorative border of the trivor concept tile 3 tiles wide cutting through the middle in a broad band, as you can see in the image below. This offers you a different design from a centre panel or vertical borders that we have seen so much of in recent years.
Can I use it in my kitchen?
Metropol Trivor tile range is also suitable for use in your kitchen, the metropol trivor concept tile has proved to be very popular for use on kitchen splashbacks, as it tones with all the kitchens colours available on the market today.The metropol trivor floor tile range is the perfect choice to compliment your kitchen splashback, and as it is made from glazed porcelain it not only looks good but offers great durability for your floor.
So that’s another one of our new ranges we have introduced you to. If you like what you’ve read and would like to know more, you would be welcome in one of our showrooms in either Glasgow or Greenock or you may like to browse our Cosmo tiles website.