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Kitchen, Bathroom & Floor Tiling Company Appleby’s Professional Tiling company is based in Essex serving customers in London, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent and beyond, We pride ourselves on being able to offer our customers a fixed price over the phone without the hassle of having to come and view! with a full floor and wall tiling service for both residential homes and commercial premises. Whether it’s your kitchen, your bathroom or your floors that need some TLC or a complete revamp, our professional tilers will work with you to get the job done to your satisfaction. We start with a full cost quote, which includes your tiles, grout, adhesive, and labour. There are no hidden extras or surprise bills. And we’ll clean up after ourselves, too. If you are looking to refurbish your exisiting tiles, take a look at our Restoration and Regrouting information. We’re not just expert tilers, we also supply a wide range of beautiful tiles to give you a great choice at a really good price, including some exclusive ranges that you won’t find anywhere else. Explore our sister site Appleby's Tiles for inspiration. Our motto is ‘measure twice, cut once’ and we take great care to ensure we get everything right; first time, every time. We pay attention to detail and will buy the right amount of tiles for your project, so you’re not paying for extras that you don’t need. And we’ll do a professional job, using quality tiles that are expertly laid, level and square for a perfect finish. Our payment system is easy, we accept card payments via chip and pin or cash for which an invoice is supplied. All payments must be made upon completion or within 2 hours of finishing. Whilst on a job, if a customer is supplying the tiles it is important that you have enough! As if you run out and we have to return the original quote is still chargeable on the day of works and it will be an additional charge to return to finish. This Our flooring tilers will look carefully at your existing floor space and ensure that it is perfectly flat before we begin tiling. *The finish is dependent on the original surface unless levelling takes place. *late payment can result in a 15% late charge after 24 hours *warranty is subject to taking our advice with fixings *warranty does not include floor movement if a wooden floor is present we would advise over boarding. if advice is not taken we can not warranty the work as a wood base will have movement when tiled. causing cracks in tiles and grout

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Reviewed by Dave on 9/1/2019

I was very happy with everything here. We agreed a convenient time and the tiler arrived promptly. He was cheerful and friendly, and the work was done entirely to my satisfaction. I will be using this trader again.

Company was established in 1997 concentrating in plastering & Tiling in private housing

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Reviewed by Remi on 10/12/2018

Great job by Jim. Started the day on early as scheduled and finished the job to a high standard. Also left my kitchen very tidy after finishing the job. I'll no doubt use his services again and will definitely recommend.

I am a floor and wall tiler with 30 year's experience

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Reviewed by Keith on 2/12/2018

Jeremy is a good reliable tradesman who has been punctual and it’s refreshing to find someone who takes care in their work. I have just wiped our bathroom down after grouting and it looks great. I would recommend him!

We are a professionally run company with customers satisfaction first. No jobs too small or large for us to uptake. We specialise in all aspects of wall and floor tiling kitchens, bathrooms internal and external surfaces. We also do other building works.

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Reviewed by Clive on 8/11/2018

Excellent work. Would definitely recommend Dwayne, highly experienced and great workmanship.

Hi I'm Ryan , a wall and floor tiler for 25+ years in all aspects of tiling. New to this site as have worked for two tiling companies in the past both for long periods of time with jobs from kitchen splashbacks to hotel lobbies. Reliable prompt service .

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Reviewed by Melvin on 29/10/2018

Highly Recomended

I have been a tiling contractor for 25 years. My experience is in kitchens and bathrooms. I tile kitchen walls and floors using quality products. I tile bathroom areas including shower cubicles, walls and floors. I will talk through your job with you ensuring the right product is used to get the finish you desire. I have public liability insurance and my ratings speak for themselves.

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Reviewed by Jason on 25/11/2018

So Tim responded to my listing, he turned up as arranged and looked at the job as listed - said he didn’t have the right tile cutter with him, this was disappointing but okay as we then arranged for him to contact me with a date he could carry out the SMALL tiling job. But no surprises here as he hasn’t been in any kind of contact since - even after me asking him many times if he wants the job or not but nothing. TOTAL WASTE OF TIME - THANKS FOR NOTHING!

I am a sole trader with 15 years experience. I provide the best quality work, my work gallery will show you this.

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Reviewed by Rhodri on 15/12/2018

Our previous tiler cancelled on us at the last minute and we were in needing of getting the job done before Christmas. Marian was amazing, he took the job and completed it within two days of us posting the ad. The work itself is perfect. Great job! Really nice guy.

Marchams of Nottingham Family run tiling . Over 30 years has a family run tiling company. For that perfect tiled bathroom - Kitchen & Floors . Guaranteed to beat any price. We have a website for customers to view our quality work & Family employees

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Reviewed by anton on 3/1/2019

The family did a great job and honored the project despite having had some bad news in the family. I really appreciated their communication and dedication to get the job done during this difficult period. Would use again - thanks

AJL tiling &Plastering is a qualified and experienced company covering all aspects of tiling and plastering! That also undertakes full bathroom refurbishments working in conjunction with a fully qualified plumer.

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Reviewed by Philip on 29/11/2018

Excellent workman who turned up when he said he would. Standard of work was very good and I would use again if needed.

I am a Self Employed Tiler and have over 25 years experience, I take a lot of pride in all jobs, big and small so I would be happy to take on any work. You will get Reliability and Professionalism if you choose me to do your tiling.

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Reviewed by Charlotte on 21/11/2018

Excellent job well done, friendly and efficient and he tidied and cleaned up as he worked. He did do a wonderful job the perfect tiled finish to our kitchen!! Would highly recommend Thank you Neil.

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Tilers - what you need to know

Typically you’ll see tiles in bathrooms, kitchens, patios and hallways, but it’s not uncommon to find them anywhere around the house these days. You’ll also see them on walls as well as floors.

What a tiler can help with

  • Tile resurfacing.
  • Tile removal.
  • Design / layout of tiles.
  • Applying waterproofing to tiles.
  • Cleaning and polishing tiles.
  • Preparing, applying or removing excess grout.
  • Sourcing tiles.
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A tiler will mark out the area that needs tiling, which will allow them to estimate the amount of tiles and adhesive they’ll need – this is known as ‘setting out’.

After that they’ll use special tools to cut the tiles to shape, before preparing the surfaces and levelling them off with plaster, sand or cement. The tiles will be applied, with any necessary grouting as well.

When choosing your tiles, have a look at where they’re going, then take some inspiration from the colours that are nearby – paints, furniture and so on. An experienced tiler will be able to talk about the options available to you, as well as what works well in combination with each other, so don’t be afraid to ask them. You could also consider using an interior designer.

In wet areas, it’s important that your tiles don’t become slippery when water has been splashed about. Glazed tiles are waterproof but may need a coating to make them non-slip. Unglazed tiles are porous so need to be sealed to avoid stains or any build-up of liquid residue.

If you’re buying the materials yourself, it’s always a good idea to have more tiles than you need. This makes sure you’ve got enough to cover the area, and enough in case any get broken. If any get cracked over time, you can easily replace them too with exactly the same shade or pattern.

Types of tiles

Ceramic – made from clay and can be glazed or unglazed. They come in all sorts of colours, shades and patterns.

Terracotta – unglazed and must be sealed if they’re going to be used in bathrooms or other wet areas. Usually available in earthy tones.

Mosaic – small tiles made from stone, glass or ceramic. They’re set into a base to create patterns and designs.

Marble and granite – very durable and low maintenance. If polished, they may become slippery in wet areas.

Porcelain – fired at very high temperatures which makes them waterproof. They come in a glazed or matte finish and can be used both indoors and outdoors.

Quartz – very durable and available in a wide range of colours.

Limestone – popular for floors but needs to be sealed as it can be porous.

Costs for common tiler jobs

Laying new tiles

Some typical jobs Low High
Floors or walls, 4x4m – no grouting to remove £480 £640
Floors or walls, 4x4m – removing grouting £800 £960
Shower cubicle or bath splashback – no grouting to remove £90 £120
Shower cubicle or bath splashback – remove grouting £150 £180
Washbasin / sink splashback £50 £102

Grouting

Some typical jobs Low High
Washbasin / sink splashback £50 £100
Bath splashback £150 £300
Shower cubicle £150 £300
Floors or walls, 4x4m – no grouting to remove £160 £320
Floors or walls, 4x4m – removing grouting £320 £640

Repairing tiles

Some typical jobs Low High
Repairing tiles £100 £200

The qualifications your tiler needs

Tilers usually gain their experience through courses, apprenticeships or on-the-job training. By all means ask them about their experience, but you can also request references or photos of previous work to confirm their quality.

Planning permission for tilers

Planning permission isn’t usually required for internal decorating. However, if you live in a listed building you should contact your local planning authority.

Insurance for tiling work

Your tiler should have public liability insurance which will protect you and your property should any damage occur.

Building regulations for tilers

Any internal decorating such as tiling, wallpapering, new skirting boards or painting will not normally require approval. There are some considerations when working on external walls though. See the planning portal for detailed information.

 

Questions you should ask a tiler

  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • How long have they been trading for?
  • Can they give you up to 3 references of recent work they’ve completed?
  • Will they give a guarantee/warranty for the work and how long does it last?
  • Will they source all materials and equipment?
  • Can they help with colour schemes?

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Tiling ideas

Check out these ideas for decorative front step tiling as well as loads of inspiration for wonderful wet rooms.

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