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Tagteam Tiling Elite is a growing skilled operational tiling business. A Durban tiling service that is carried out by a qualified, experienced and professional Durban tiler with over 10 years experience. TTE specialize in all forms of tiling such as standard, diamond, pattern and custom wall and Floor tiling. Ceramic, Porcelain and Natural Stone. TTE are a Professional Durban tiling service. All your wall and floor tiling needs at a affordable price.
A Durban Tiling Service that provide a complete tiling solution for all residential homes and businesses. Our experience and quality ensures that the tiling job is done right from the beginning with no comebacks. As a tiler and business owner, developer and designer, experience and tiling skills along with a positive attitude ensure delivery of the highest quality work and maximum satisfaction of that required tiling job to you. Precision is quality defined, one of my most rock solid quotes to work and stand by, giving you piece of mind with the workmanship that is trustworthy and guaranteed.
As a Durban Tiling Service, Tagteam Tiling Elite will give you total peace of mind that only come from knowing that the tiling job is done right and the tiling job is to your expectations and satifaction always, no matter what form of tiling is required. Tagteam Tiling Elite are extremely passionate about tiling and what we do and thrive on excellency about creating your vision and achieving your desired style of choice whilst offering a friendly, reliable, quality, trustworthy and flexible tiling service. References are given upon request to any customer who ask.
TTE are here to offer an affordable Professional Durban Tiling Service that will turn your home or business from an old dull look into an amazing new refreshing look. If you need a wall and floor tiler with experience and quality workmanship then you are on the right page. A Durban Tiling Service that will always provide Quality Workmanship and satisfaction to all customers. A reassuring point made.
"Productivity and efficiency can be achieved only step by step with sustained hard work, relentless attention to detail and insistence on the highest standard of quality and performance. Precision is Quality Defined."
TTE are driven towards precision with quality definded.
How TTE quote is that We do not have a fixed rate per square meter.
Instead we analyse each job thoroughly and consider a number of things first as follows:
After TTE have anaylised those above dependancies - we will establish an affordable quote for you.
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TTE specialize in the following skills.
Standard Wall or Floor Tiling
Diamond Wall or Floor Tiling
Pattern Wall or Floor Tiling
Custom Wall or Floor Tiling
Backsplash Wall Tiling
Braai Area's and Features
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Procedures to be aware of before buying your tiles and materials
Tagteam Tiling Elite want to make life a little easier for the viewers by talking about how it's essential to get to know your product better from the tile you decide to buy to the adhesive that is used to lay the tile. Many times the tiles and materials are bought from the stores and the adhesive is not the recommended type for the tile or the right bonding liquid is not supplied. This is the tilers job to assure the customer of this, before the tiles and materials are bought. All this should be avoided and this page can at least draw a better understanding on what is necessary from the tilers side.
The difference between a Ceramic and Porcelain Tile is that Porcelain Tiles are harder throughout the tile, with more design flexibility. Both tiles, Ceramic and Porcelain are made from clay and Ceramic tiles are more porous. Porcelain tiles are much more dense and does not easily absorb water or other liquids, as the Ceramic tile which does the complete opposite with liquid absorbtion. Ceramic tiles are very delicate so they do work better in less traffic and indoor areas that are not likely to get damaged or have plenty traffic. Porcelain tiles on the other hand are suitable for high traffic areas outside or inside as they can sustain the wear and tear.
Porcelain tiles also do work out to be more expensive than the ceramic tile due to its durability. Knowing which tile is suited for where is also very important. Porcelain tiles are stain resistant as a ceramic tile will absorb liquid and spills that occur depending on where the tile is laid causing the ceramic tile to stain permanently. Another point to keep in mind as to what tile is suited for where.
Again up to the tilers professional skills and knowledge to advise the customer of the right procedure to take, being open minded as to suggest what will be the right course of action if a tile is chosen. So if you as the cutomer are well aware of the differences then it's ok but rather wait for the tiler to arrive and get all the required info needed before rushing out and buying the tiles and materials. You would not want to have to take back materials or have have any unnecessary set backs even before the job starts.
All Stores are also there to assist you with the right adhesive to a ceramic and porcelain tile as well. But it's the tiler's duty to have mentioned all the appropiate steps to be taken first, as it is in his best interest to keep the customer from making any mistakes in the process. Furthermore really a big disadvantage to the reputation of the Tiler as he should know what he is doing.
Ceramic vs Porcelain, both are beautiful tiles, it's just a matter of knowing where to lay the tiles. As the completion of the job might look beautiful depending on the tiler ofcourse, but the purpose of actually knowing what areas are suited for either Porcelain or Ceramic will display years down the line. Something every customer must keep in mind.
As you can notice with the above Ceramic Tile Overview that a ceramic tile is very delicate and prone to very high absorbtion of any liquid as stated. This is causing a Ceramic tile to stain very easily and is very necessary to make sure you know exaclty where you want a ceramic tile installed to prevent these stains over time which is important. Why it is also important to make sure the area where a Ceramic Tile is installed is not a busy or a high traffic area.
The Porcelain Tile as you can notice from its side view is harder and dense throughout the entire tile not just the top like a Ceramic Tile. This is why a Porcelain Tile does not Absorb Liquid easily. Therefore why Porcelain Tiles are recommended for areas that are busy, have plenty traffic and can with stand the emmense exposure and wear and tear to outdoors as well as indoors, homes, businesses and etc.
"Ceramic wall and floor tiles go back to the fourth millennium B.C. Introduced by the Romans in Western Europe as they occupied territories. Ceramic tiles as known is made up of clay, it was an art which was eventually forgotten for centuries until the 12th century when Cistercian monks developed a method of making encaustic floor tiles with inlaid patterns for cathedral and church floors. But again this skill was lost in the 16th century following the reformation. This was the exception for finely decorated wall tiles made in Turkey and the Middle East. Delft tiles were made in Holland in the 17th Century but ceramic floor tiles were not made again in Europe until the mid-19th Century."
Limestone is one of the most common types of rock found in the earth. If you should know about 10 percent of land surface is made from Limestone or the most similar types of this particular rock. Limestone is made up of two types of minerals, common form is either calcite or aragonite. Both of these are the same crystal arrangements of the same chemical compound which is calcium carbonate. Limestone is not all calcuim carbonate as it also contains detritus which is sand and mud that are excreted by organisms that have fallen off the higher parts of the sea bed or eroded off the land in rivers. Detritus us what gives limestone its beautiful grey and brown color and get this, take out the calcuim carbonate and you would only get the color white on the limestone. Don't you just love natural stone. Just saying.
A quick intro as we are sinking into history here. Like limestone, marble is actually buried limestone that has been caught in the active part of the earths crust which suffer huge increases in temperture and pressure. The marble is then compressed, melted and then recrystallized from the origanal limestone further to form a beautiful and hard rock which ends the result to Marble.
Limestone is a perfectly appropriate stone to apply in all areas of your property. Limestone have softer earth tone hues, may additionally contain a swirl - veining motion for the duration, or may additionally have a light speckled grain. Limestone, much like granite or any other natural stone can stain, or get scratched.
Limestone also is widely available in dimensional tile and slab form. This stone is used often around homes, architectural designs and industrial applications because it is easy to work with, the colors are muted in comparison to granite, it's available in as many finishes and textures as granite and is fairly new to the market. It's texture is still considered to be a custom preference, because it has no longer reached the overuse degree of granite. Limestone depending may be truly porous however are best for floors, walls, splash, fire surroundings and outside or outdoor areas.
Slate or known as stone slate has a huge history driving back to the many moons ago as the famous slate stone was inserted on roofs mainly because of its fireproof dependencies. There are many difference preferences to describe sandstone, limestone and any similar non-metamorphic roofing products. The most common traditional term are stone slates or grey slates but other names are flagstones, thackstones, slats or slatts among plenty more. Slate stone has not been metamorphosed hense why they split along the edges or bedding.
Slate has become more popular for residential use in most applications, with the exception of fabricated counter tops. Slate tiles are generally rough in surface texture, with the exception of the tumbled version. Most slates are available in a wide variety of sizes in dimensional tiles, a few in slab form and most can be produced in crates of random pieces like flagstone. It is a perfect stone for water areas such as showers and spas, patio's and driveway areas and pool surroundings.
Most slate contain a huge variation of color, and some will even look to have been stained with various colors. This is caused from earth minerals such as iron and only adds to the beauty of the slate stone. Slate holds onto heat well, which is another reason besides being fire proof that it is widely used as roofing material. Since slate have a softer property, and are layered, be aware that it can shale off the surface more easily. This will not harm the structure, but may cause you concern if you are not aware that it can happen.
Slate can come in many different sizes and thicknesses because of the shale properties. It is very difficult to cut evenly. Generally, manufacturers will cut them with a gauge thickness or even sawn back treatment, leaving one side smoother. As the varied thickness between each piece of tile vary, specific sized installations may be more of a challenge, so expect your installer costs to be a bit higher. Slate is generally less in cost than stone though.
The Natural Stone family, beautiful, and all natural. Travertine is a natural stone such as marble, granite, limestone and slate among others. There are key differences between all natural stone. The key difference Travertine has against other natural stone is the formation of the rock. The hardness of this stone and its beautiful appearance. Travertine is formatted in hot springs and is derived from the limestone caves as well. Don’t get me wrong though as Travertine is not the same or equal to Marble or Limestone at all. As Limestone and Marble fall under the Metamorphic rock as mentioned in the limestone article above. If you ever want to distinguish the characters of Travertine stone, look for holes within the stone which is caused by carbon dioxide evasion.
Travertine Stone can be used indoors and out and in high traffic areas as well as the most common. Such as: Stair cases inside and outside, house walls inside and outside, pool steps, patios, walk ways inside and outside, outdoor fire places and driveways and the list can go on. Travertine is wildly known though for its durability so that is why travertine can be used mostly anywhere.
Just take note though as Travertine does absorb liquid but it is up to the customer’s personal preference if they would like to seal the stone. Some customers like the stone bare if your preference is to seal the stone then, depending on the traffic of that particular floor area, rule of thumb is that if you put water over the stone and it absorbs then the stone is ready for its next seal coat. The seal coat will obviously last much longer if the travertine were laid on walls.