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Is your Tile Substrate Suitable?
Our product ranges are only as good as the substrate they are applied to. It is always good advice to stop, look and access the quality of the substrate you have been asked to tile or lay a floor covering on. The four main principles are Flat, Secure, Dry and Clean, but it is also important to consider the environmental factors and if the substrate is suitable an example is Plywood should not be used in a wet area.
In the last few years, the Construction industry has released documents which highlight issues with materials being used in the industry. The CIF and NSAI both have issued a warning in respect of quality of plywood available in the marketplace.
The National Standards Authority Ireland (NSAI) has issued a warning to the construction industry on the non-compliance of certain types of imported Chinese plywood.
The type of glues been used in these plywood’s was not the correct grade and in some cases would breakdown when subject to moisture. A good test to see if your Plywood is of good quality takes a sample of the plywood put it in a bucket of water and leave it over night. If it is good plywood it will stay well formed if it is not it will split apart.
Good Quality vs Poor Quality
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What is LRV?? – Light Reflectance Value
It measures the proportion of useful light reflected by a coloured object. It represents a relative light and darkness value rather than an actual colour.
LRV is a universal value for ‘contrast’
Examples where visual contrast will be required:
The need for the LRV data and knowledge to meet the needs of people with vision impairments is imperative for accessibility in the construction, design and interiors section.Read more »
At btw, we pride ourselves on our long-lasting reputation and relationships, offering a combination of excellent value and local service to all our customers . What makes this even more special is when we are featured in the September edition of the Interiors Association Newsletter. In September’s newsletter, it was our fantastic and inspiring article on our autumn sale which captured the headlines.
It was a great privilege to be featured in the Interiors Association newsletter, a renowned multi-faceted support network open to the broad spectrum of professionals working within the Interior Architecture and Interior Design community. From everyone here at btw, we would like to show our appreciation and say thank you for your wonderful support and loyalty. We look forward to seeing you soon and don’t forget our Autumn sale runs until Sunday 15th October with amazing offers in-store.
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The new Extend 20mm porcelain collection is an innovative and self-supporting flooring system with countless applications from homes to public areas both indoors and outdoors.
New for 2017, It offers a high degree of functionality along with its Spanish style and design.
Easy and versatile to install, it can be laid dry on gravel or grass, cemented onto sub- floors and installation as a raised surface on rigid supports.Read more »
Welcome to our May Sale !!
Across the Country, btw Showrooms Nationwide are inviting you to our European Floor Tile Extravaganza for the Month of May only!
Hurry ! Don't miss out, the very best selection of European Floor Tiles from Italy, Spain & Portugal are reduced.Read more »
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To find out how you can be in with a chance to win read more now!Read more »
Welcome to btw's April Promotion...
Now on at btw Showrooms Nationwide, step into Spring with our fabulous tile & bathware promotion.
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Our new range of CerCol primers are suitable for the preparation of most tiling applications, absorbent surfaces & non-absorbent surfaces.Read more »
F15 Setastuc grout, meaning 'silk grout' in Italian, is a premium, high-end grout product.
A single-component, water-repellent product. Fast drying time, leaving a very smooth and silky finished surface.Read more »
CerCol F55 Cermono Rapid White Superflex S1 Tile Adhesive 20kg
Ultra-white, fast setting single-component quartz-based deformable S1 tile adhesive with mixed binder and no vertical slip, based on PTL 52.5R cements and special additives.Read more »