- How old are the reclaimed tiles?
Anything between 100 and 200 years old.
- How long will the reclaimed tiles last?
A very long time, or to put it another way longer than a lifetime
- Where do the reclaimed tiles come from?
Predominantly from Poland & Serbia but we also source from France, Hungary and occasionally other countries
- Is the reclaiming of the tiles carried out sympathetically?
We take every care to make sure that none of the products come from historically important buildings.
- Is the reclaiming of the tiles ecological?
We think so. We use no acids or astringents in our reclaiming or cleaning of the tiles and much of the work is carried out by hand.
Download our “Laying Guidelines” available on each of the product pages
- Can tiles be laid over under floor heating?
Yes, very well. Clay products were used over underfloor heating by the Romans and terracotta items have been discovered that date back to 1950BC (4,000 years ago).
- Can the tiles be used in a wet room?
Yes, if laid correctly.
- Are the tiles suitable for outside?
Yes. However, they need to be laid on a concrete bed and not on sand or earth.
- Do the tiles need to be sealed?
Yes, this is very important. A good sealer needs to be used when laying. We supply our own range of sealants here.
- Do the tiles need sealing regularly?
No, if a good sealer is used initially. This should last indefinitely, though a top up may be required in heavily worn areas.
- How resilient will the Brick, Terracotta and Limestone be to wear and heavy use?
Brick Stone and Terracotta Floors can whithstand much more than any other kind of flooring such as carpet or wood.
- Is it easy to clean the final floor?
Yes, simple mop and bucket
- Why does the same Floor appear different in colour from photo to photo?
This is in large part due to the photography and varying types of lighting at any given time. It could also be due to the final treatment that the floor is given, for example, the same Tile once laid, could be sealed with any number of products all of which would create different effects and alter the final tone and hue of the floor in different ways.
It is also important to note that the chosen grout colour will dramatically change the appearance of the floor, and so a Brick Tile will appear substantially different depending on the chosen colour of grout.
- What pattern can I use when laying the floor?
This would be entirely up to you and it would be worth browsing through as many images on our site as possible before making a final decision. Otherwise here are a few ideas to get started with...
- The tiles have arrived and seem rather varied in colour and texture, yet in the images the final floor seems quite uniform, what should I do?
This is simply because the tiles are yet to be grouted. The process of grouting the tiles will inevitably create a more even uniform finish however it must be remembered that this is a reclaimed floor and the final appearance will not be that of a new floor
- How varied is each tile from the next?
This is largely dependent on the chosen tile. There is for the most part more variation within the Brick tile ranges than there is within the Reclaimed Terracotta Tiles
- What coloured grout should I use?
We always preference a lighter coloured limestone to white coloured grout, however this would again be your decision to make.
- I’ve noticed that the same floor can appear more rustic in some images than in others, how can I achieve this very rustic effect?
This would largely depend on chosen tile, but also how you choose to grout and seal the final floor.
If there is an image that you particularly like within our gallery, any of our individual product pages or on our pinterest page, do not hesitate to contact us to discuss how such an effect may be achieved.
- I already have a brick floor and would like to extend it with your tiles, how similar will your tiles be to our pre-exisiting floor?
This would really be dependent on the type of Brick Floor that you already have laid. One thing to note would be the depth of the existing tile in relation to the depth of any one of our chosen tiles which are for the most part substantially thinner than existing English Brick Tiles found in old properties.
- There are few images on your website where it looks like the floor has been laid using a mix of a pale and warm coloured brick. Is this something that can be made available on request?
Yes this is possible, please get in touch regarding your specification.
- Can you recommend a floor tiler?
We have a floor tiler search engine on our homepage. we do however strongly recommend consulting the TTA tile association for accredited tilers in your area.
- Can I lay the tiles myself?
We would recommend taking on a qualified tiler in order to achieve the best possible results.
- How old is the Reclaimed Oak Flooring?
Anything between 100 and 200 years old.
- Where does the Reclaimed Oak Flooring come from?
- Is the Reclaiming of the Oak carried out sympathetically?
very much so. We work closely with a specialsit FSC approved oak reclamation and carpentry manufacturer who has developed unique systems and processes for reclaiming and upcycling their materials
- Is the Reclaiming of the Oak ecological?
We think so. All of our oak is 100% FSC, likewise we do not reclaimed materials from historically important buildings.
- How do I lay the Reclaimed Oak Flooring?
You can download an installation or laying guideline on any of our product pages. Likewise on our homepage we have a tiler and floor fitter search engine that we provide as a reccomendation. We do strongly suggest consulting the BWFA wood flooring associaiton for recommended floor fitters.
- Can Reclaimed Oak be laid over under floor heating?
- Does the Reclaimed Oak Flooring need to be sealed?
Our Engineered Reclaimed Oak needs no sealing once laid. Our Solid Reclaimed Oak needs to be sealed with a suitable wood sealer.
- Are you able to customize the Marble in relation to size and colour?
Yes. We have access to many kinds of marble and the technology and facilities to be able to create just about anything
- How do I lay the Marble Parquet?
You can download a lyaing and installation guideline on the product page
- Does the Marble need sealing?
- Can i lay the Marble Parquet myself?
We would highly recommend taking on a professional fitter.
- Where does the Marble come from?
We source Marble from all over the world, including Italy, Spain Brazil and India
- What surfaces is the Floor Paint appropriate for?
Our Floor Paint is suitable over interior wooden flooring and concrete
- is the Floor Paint environmentally friendly?
Yes, very much so. In fact we are one of the few floor paint specialists that manufacture entirely waterbourne, solvent free floor paint, based on a special pure acrylic resin pigmented with titanium dioxide and suitably selected pigments and extenders to confer excellenet mark and stain resistance.
Our Floor Paint has a low VOC content (volatile organic compounds) responsible for atmospheric pollution.
Our low odor, non-yellowing floor paint contains no ammonia or formaldehyde.
- What kind of finish is the Floor Paint?
low sheen egg-shell
- How should I prepare surfaces before painting?
Our floor paints can be applied with a brush or roller and require no initial undercoat or primer prior to application. shake tin well before use. Surfaces should be clean, dry and free from grease, oil and wax. Apply one coat of paint, 10% thinned with water. The floor can be recoated after 4 hours. apply a second undiluted coat, which should be touch dry in 1 - 2 hours under normal conditions (10-20degreesC and relative humidity below 85%)
- How much coverage is it per litre?
Dependant on method of application, porosity and texture of surfaces the paint should cover approximately 12m2 per litre
- How can I care for the floor once painted?
No initial or regular waxing is necessary with our floor paint. For regular cleaning use warm water with a non abrasive detergent.
SOLID OAK AND ENGINEERED OAK FLOORING
Engineered Oak is two layered consisting of a top surface and bottom plywood surface. This allow for laying over underfloor heating as the wood can expand and contract under varying humidity and temperature conditions. A solid oak floor board is a single piece of oak and can not be laid over underfloor heating.
- What is the difference between Rustic A and Rustic B?
Rustic A contains mild to moderate knots. Knots of a dimaeter no more than 20mm are restored. Rustic A contains face shake of no more tha 0.2mm, up to 9 wormholes per plank all of which are carefully restored, and restored open inbark of 50.5mm maximum dimension.
Rustic B contains sound knots without limitation that are carefully restored. Knots of a dimater no more than 30mm. Face shake and wormholes up to 3pcs per metre. Open Inbark allowed if restored of depths up to 0.5mm, widths up to 3mm and lengths up to 10mm.
- Where does the Oak come from?
All of our oak is 100% European. Unlike many other retailers of Oak Flooring who source oak from further afield (predominantly China) and finish the Oak in Europe.
- Is the Oak FSC approved?
All of our Oak is 100% FSC approved
- Does the Oak need sealing?
Only the natural Oak which is not oiled
- Can I lay the Oak Flooring over underfloor heating?
Only the Engineered Oak
- Can I fit the Oak Flooring Myself?
We recommend using a professional floor fitter, of which some can be found via our online search engine on our homepage, however we strongly recommend consulting the BWFA wood flooring association for accredited floor fitters.
- Where does the Reclaimed Limestone come from?
All of our Reclaimed Limestone is sourced in France and is original Dalles De Bourgogne.
- What is the difference between Rustic and Premiere?
Rustic Reclaimed Limestone is coarser and more textured whilst the Premiere has a smoother more refined finish
- Should I seal the stone once laid?
Yes the Reclaimed Limestone Floor must be sealed once laid. A satin finish floor sealer will achieve a semi gloss finish whilst a natural finish floor sealer will achieve a natural transparent finish and will not alter the original appearance of the limestone