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When it comes to home renovating, many of us shy away from colour, instead gravitating towards, the safer, more classic option of white, especially when our colour choices become overwhelming. But are we doing the right thing?

We spoke to our Strategic Designer Rachel Gilding to get her top tips on renovating with colour. Colour is an integral part of our lives and tiles can offer renovators easy, cost effective options to brighten their homes.

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One area that people tend to overlook when re-working a bathroom or ensuite is the toilet. In years gone by that was mainly because there were a limited number of options available to buyers.

That's changed now. In fact, the humble loo has come a long way in the last five years with high-end models now boasting seat warmers, LED lighting and even odour extractors.

Here's our quick rundown on your 21st century toilet options.

In wall toilet suite

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Although they didn't take out the top score in bathroom week on The Block Triple Threat, we really have to admire Jess and Ayden for pursuing their vision for a bathroom covered wall-to-wall in feature tiles.

The finished room showcases the subtle patterns and shifts in colour and grain between the individual hexagons on a scale we've never seen before. We estimate there could be more than 27,000 individual hexagons in Jess and Ayden's room! Unfortunately, while using feature tiles on a whole room will have visual impact, it may impact your budget bottom line as well. Here are our top four tips for avoiding a bathroom budget blowout:

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We're very excited to be supporting The Block again and pumped to see the newbie teams tackle a very testing bathroom challenge this week - re-designing and re-building a bathroom in 72 hours is no mean feat.

The Triple Threat bathrooms were pretty dilapidated but that can actually be a bonus as it's essentially a blank canvas, which presents an opportunity to create something that really works for you.

Here's our step-by-step guide to bathroom renovation.


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Post your tiling related questions for our designers and DIY experts: #AskBeaumont.

There’s lot of information out there but sometimes its great to get a straight answer to your question. So we thought, why not make our stylists, designers and experts available via our social channels as well.

Ask Beaumont

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Don’t believe everything you see on TV!

One of the tilers on The Block told the contestants a waterproofing membrane only needs half an hour to dry! This isn’t true: Rapid under tile waterproofing membranes are fast, but they aren’t magic!

The best rapid liquid undertile waterproofing systems on the market need at least 4 hours to dry before you can tile over them – we recommend ABA Waterproofer Rapid.

ABA Waterproofer Rapid

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Last night on The Block Glasshouse, contestants buzzed in to Beaumont Tiles like "bees to a honeypot," to quote host Scotty Cam.

While a range of hexagonal tiles from our brand newThe Next Big Thing - Shapes trend were very popular with some teams; Carlene proved the most ambitious when she chose a vintage subway look tile to lay in a herringbone pattern.

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This week we’ve seen The Block Fans Vs Faves contestants get up close and personal with our undertile heating as part of their bedroom en suites. You can too, and here are four reasons why you shouldn’t wait another day to get under-tile heating in your home!


Undertile heating cross-section

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Where did some of Beaumont Tiles' roving execs come across this sorry bit of tiling? Read more to find out.

poorly tiled waste outlet

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Keeping your tiles clean


Keeping your tiles clean and looking fantastic is as easy as following two simple steps once a week: with no special equipment. Learn how here.

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