No matter what kind of wall / floor tiles you are looking for, we will always keep ourselves updated with the current trends for your lovely homes!
Care & Maintenance
As a responsible ceramic tile manufacturer, we feel honored to be able to share valuable information with our valued customers.
From various aspects of ceramic tiles such as characteristics of the tiles to tips for choosing appropriate tiles prior to purchase as well as care and maintenance of the tiles.
Do Not Use
Wipe & Clean
Across The Floor
News & Media
What better way to start a new year than to introduce you all to our newest tiles, the beautiful S.BEL STN M66 porcelain tiles. Comes in 600x600. Beautiful neutral colours that can fit both residential and commercial settings, ideal for creating elegant and relaxing interiors. It has been designed to replicate a natural slate floor which means you get everything that a natural floor offers, and more!
Comes in various faces.
Come down to our showroom and view the actual piece now.
A lot of people question the benefits of choosing a porcelain tile over natural stone tiles, so we thought this would be a great opportunity to explore the advantages.
- Less maintenance – Porcelain tiles require a lot less maintenance than slate and other natural stones. As they are less porous, it means they won’t need sealing and then resealing over time. Of course, you can still choose to seal porcelain tiles but it isn’t required. This also means they are less likely to stain as they will not absorb water like natural material does. You can steam clean porcelain too and, although we still recommend using something PH neutral, you don’t have to be as careful with what you are using to clean your floor with.
- Great for external use – Porcelain is not only great inside; it looks and works wonderfully outside too. These tiles are less likely to be affected by weathering, for example, being bleached by the sun or cracked due to frost, this means they stay looking new for longer.
- Hardwearing – Porcelain is perfect for use in high-traffic environments which makes them desirable for all spaces around your home. The Multicolour Slate Porcelain is highly resistant to wear and breakage, even against things like the rough nails of pets. As they are manufactured, they are designed to hold up really well and last for years.
- Lighter in weight – Porcelain tiles are usually a lot lighter than many natural stone tiles; this means you are likely to reduce delivery & labour costs by choosing them.
Wishing you all a blessed new year and fill your life with new opportunities to shine and grow!
You might have shiny, new tiles installed in one corner of your home (and while they're likely really lovely), there's something else you should know: do you know what kind of safety rating these tiles are assigned? While it may seem weird to pay attention to what kind of flooring goes where, it's actually important—most types of tile come with a standard slip rate that tells us how slippery the surface is going to be.
Tiles can be examined for anti-slip properties in a number of ways. One such way is the Oil Wet Ramp Test which is recognised by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore (BCA). This test will measure resistance to slippage when walking up an incline covered with oil.
What do the various anti-slip tile ratings mean?
Tiles are rated differently according to the inclination angle it takes to safely stand on them. Anti-slip tiles rated R9 allow inclinations of up to 10 degrees without risk, while those rated R13 allow inclinations up to 30 degrees without risking slipping or falling.
How Are Tiles Categorised Based on its Anti-Slip Capabilities?
There are 6 categories to determine this:
1.) Polished –There is no safety rating for polished tiles. Polished or glossy tile should not be used in areas where they may come into contact with water or moisture, as they could cause someone to slip and fall. Similarly, these types of tiles should not be used in corridors where people who are unsteady on their feet may find themselves at risk of slipping when navigating the flooring surface.
2.) R9 – This rating indicates that the tile has a smoother, low-friction surface which should only be considered in dry places. The R9 tile is typically easier to maintain and clean due to its smooth surface. Although slip injuries are more likely to occur on a Polished or R9 surface, some people may still want the smooth and easy-to-maintain slick floor look at home. In spite of being warned about accidents, those in charge might decide to go ahead and install either Polished or R9 Porcelain tiles for their floors. These homeowners could then rest easy knowing that they would be able to maintain them properly by just using daily normal floor cleaning agents.
3.) R10 – A tile with an R10 surface has normal static friction between the tile surface and the base of a shoe. R10 tiles are often easy to clean while still possessing decent anti-slip properties.
That being said, an R10 A surface would be sufficient for commercial and residential toilets.
4.) R11 – Tiles with an R
Let us share with you why it is important to have grout with tile!
We all understand that having big grout gaps may seem very unpleasant to the aesthetics, but grouting offers a number of valuable benefits:
Even with rectified tiles, it is not recommended to lay tiles without grout. Grout helps to protect the tiles against movement in case of the house shifting, it also helps make the tiles easier to care for in wet areas. Whenever possible, we recommend a 3-5mm gap between the tiles for the above reasons! Hope this helps answer your questions about grouting!
We all love the look of wood grain in our homes, but some people are wary of the price tag that comes along with it. If you’re on the fence about wood-looking tiles, we’ll lay out the pros and cons so you can make an informed decision before buying. You might be surprised by what you find!
Wood/Timbre Lookalike Tiles
Wood, the coveted material which recalls nature, has become a must in many interior and exterior spaces thanks to its long-standing success. Who has never dreamt of laying parquet on the floor but was soon dissuaded by its heavy maintenance? However, there is an effective solution that combines the aesthetic appearance of wood with easy maintenance: wood-look tiles, also known as ceramic wood or parquet tiles! These floor and wall coverings in coloured body porcelain stoneware have all the advantages of ceramic while offering a faithful reproduction of wood. It accurately replicates the visual appearance of natural wood, such as its grains and warm colours, but also its details to the touch. Wood grain tiles are ideal for areas with lots of foot traffic like kitchens, living rooms, and hallways where they will endure wear and tear. The tile’s delicate finish can be cleaned with soap, water, and a non-abrasive sponge or cloth; it’s safe around children too! In terms of installation, wood grain floors should be installed over an even surface made from concrete slabs with a porous base (i.e.: wood panels) or over existing wooden floors sealed properly against humidity.
Consider this when choosing your wood effect/ timbre lookalike tiles