Knowledge base

On this page we publish videos and articles about tiles, trends and technical specifications, but we also share videos of cool collections or installation instructions of, for example, large format tiles! Do you have any questions or a tile-tastic addition to our knowledge base or frequently asked questions, please let us know via info@tegelmonsters.nl!

Videos

Want to know how to cut XXL tiles? Watch this video from the Spanish tile powerhouse: Pamesa Ceramica!

Every year our factories are exhibited at the Cersaie fair in Bologna, Italy. Here you can see a video of the stand of Aleluia Ceramicas.

articles

The history of the tile

In the past, works of art were quickly made from clay, but by only baking clay at temperatures of 800-1000 degrees Celsius, the clay cannot withstand various liquids. How did the tile come about? Centuries ago the discovery of the glaze, glaze is a thin glass-like layer that can be applied to pottery. Through

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TILES FOR THE POOL

Tiles are especially beautiful, but also very useful for maintenance at the pool. But which tile is right for the swimming pool? The ideal choice for swimming pool tiles is ceramic tile. The tiles are easy to maintain and can withstand chemicals and other acids. It's most important when

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Tile samples for tile samples

Are you a Tile Monster? You read that right, a tile monster! Maybe something you've never heard of, but maybe you are one too. Tile monsters are people who are always looking for new ideas and concepts, someone who is creative and looking for inspiration, all in the field of tile. maybe you are

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REAL WOOD OR WOOD TILE?

Tiles with a wood pattern are very beautiful for your living room or even for the bathroom. It is easy to keep clean and it is almost indistinguishable from real wood because the tiles now also have the same texture. If you are in doubt between real wood or a wood look against, then

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The color of the year

This year's color is green. This color is most popular as a wall tile and comes into its own in a herringbone pattern. In combination with large gray tiles you can create a beautiful modern and contemporary bathroom. Matte green With a green tile, a matt tile is more often chosen. a matte

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The pros and cons of mosaic tiles

Mosaic tiles in your home Mosaic tiles are small thin tiles. They are generally no thicker than 4 mm. Because the mosaic tiles are so thin, you can easily lay them over your old tiles. Great, because then you have less demolition work! So this could be a good reason to opt for mosaic

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The tile trends of the past year

The trends for bathroom tiles Time to renovate your bathroom and looking for new bathroom tiles? You want something beautiful, but preferably not too expensive. And there is a lot of choice. Fortunately, you do not have to make that choice alone and without prior knowledge. We give you tips for choosing the right tiles for

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Pamesa @ Coverings Orlando 2021

View here the series that were presented at the Coverings fair in Orlando. Check out the cool combinations of marble with gold veins and yellow decor tiles and of course the other trendy marbles. Questions about a series? Contact us!                              

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How do you cut ceramic XXL tiles (slabs)?

Watch this video to learn more about cutting large format ceramic tile slabs. Pamesa Ceramica expanded its range at the beginning of 2021 with the large XXL tile plates. Watch and shudder! Do you have other questions or are you looking for a professional who can install these large tiles? We have various parties in our network!

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Trend alert: 3x blue tiles

Besides the fact that green tiles are very popular, blue tiles are also increasingly finding their place in the interior. Blue bathroom tiles are hip, but maybe you dare to do something more exciting. For example, have you ever thought about blue floor tiles? We see this color coming back more and more often in all kinds of designs, prints and in all kinds of places. Even

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marble

Marble: discover 4 advantages of this trend

From about 2014, marble has started its rise again. You see the stone more and more in different interiors. It comes in all kinds of shapes: marble lamp bases, candlesticks, marble table tops or other accessories. But plenty of marble can also be laid on the floor and on the wall. Discover 4 benefits now

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Scratching ceramic floor

This is how you find the right chair caps for your ceramic floor

Have a ceramic floor installed? Even if it has a high wear value, wear is inevitable. Nevertheless, you naturally want your ceramic tiles to last as long as possible. A chair can cause a lot of scratches. Therefore, choose the right seat caps and protect your tiles. Scratches on tiles Scratches on tiles can occur in different ways. Often

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Which grout color fits best with my tile wall or floor?

You have decided which bathroom tiles, floor or wall tiles will be installed. But you are not there yet. Have you already thought about which grout color you will use for the tiles? You can opt for contrast, a reinforcing or inconspicuous joint colour. Grout color with light tiles If you would like a very light, spatial

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The most famous laying patterns, do you know them all?

In addition to a standard laying pattern for tiles, there are many more options. The laying pattern can make a room appear larger or smaller. In addition, something as seemingly insignificant as the laying pattern can be a major determinant of the atmosphere for a room. That's why it's important not to skip this one. View the most commonly used laying patterns here. diagonal bandage

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outdoor tiles

Various Applications of Ceramic Tile

When looking for new tiles, the choice is endless. There is a lot to pay attention to, such as the uses of tiles. One tile is more suitable for a showroom and the other tile fits better on your new bathroom wall. How do you know which tile is suitable for what? We help you out

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green tiles

Green tiles and more beautiful tile trends

You can also follow the latest and most beautiful trends in the choice of tiles. Whether you are looking for new bathroom tiles, outdoor tiles or tiles for the kitchen. In addition to an extensive collection with timeless tiles, we also have beautiful contemporary collections that keep up with current trends. Be inspired by this stylish

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What is the difference between wall and floor tiles?

The difference between wall and floor tiles is actually quite simple. You can use floor tiles on the wall, but not on the floor. Wall tiles are thinner and less strong than floor tiles. This has to do with the resources used for both tiles. Wear value is also important for floor tiles because there are

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Rectified tiles

Ceramic wall and floor tiles can be divided into rectified and non-rectified tiles. You should pay attention to this when you buy tiles, because this has an effect on the end result. Cut to size Rectified tiles have straight, straight and cut edges and corners. After the baking process, the tiles are used again

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Anti-slip value of tiles, what about that?

The R-value says something about the anti-slip value of a floor tile and therefore the amount of grip a tile has. The values ​​you use range from 8 to 12 with 8 being the lowest value. The higher the value, the more grip the tile has. R9 is the standard slip resistance value for ceramic floor tiles. Particularly in damp or

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The importance of an anti-slip rating for bathrooms and showers

For tiles where people regularly walk barefoot, an additional anti-slip value applies. This barefoot anti-slip value is expressed in three letters: A, B & C. A stands for an anti-slip value for dry floors, such as a dry dressing room floor. Slopes > 12° B indicates that the anti-slip value is high enough for wet floors,

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ceramic tiles

7 advantages of ceramic tiles

Ceramic tiles are beautiful, but also offer even more advantages. There are different types and the advantages differ, but the convenience of the tiles is generally great. Why should you choose ceramic tiles? Read here 7 advantages of this easy tile. Advantage 1: hygiene No dirt can penetrate into ceramic tiles,

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Cleaning tiles

How do you clean tiles?

Most tiles are fairly easy to maintain. But sometimes you suffer from green deposits on tiles, or you want to clean them thoroughly. To guarantee a long life for your tiles, it is important that you clean them properly. You don't want to damage the tiles! Read in

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Common mistakes when cleaning ceramic tiles

Cleaning ceramic tiles seems very simple and once you know how to do it, they are also quite easy to maintain. Still, you may get blurry spots and streaks on your tiles and they will become less beautiful over time. Did you know that this can be because you are cleaning them incorrectly? After reading

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outdoor tiles

Tiles for the garden: what can you do with patio tiles?

When you design a garden, you can make many different choices. Are you going for a lot of greenery, or do you opt for a beautifully tiled terrace? A stylish outdoor patio is a beautiful addition to any garden. Tiles are very atmospheric for this. Today there are many outdoor tiles and patio tiles available, but where do you start? Laying tiles in

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