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We’re expanding and moving!

While all our customers have been fulfilling their own home improvement projects, the team at CAF have been working on a project of our own. As an independent business we’re so proud that, with the help of the local community, we have been able to grow and expand so that we now stock over 400 products. We want to continue our growth, so 5 years ago we decided that CAF should have its own purpose-built space. Clive and the team are [...]

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Wood Effect Tiles, taking the tears out of restoring floors

There’s nothing quite like walking into a room and seeing a wide expanse of beautifully polished and clean wooden floor. The problem though is that a restored wood floor rarely retains its lustre for very long. High heels, pets, children, dropped cans, and general wear and tear can take something that could have cost many hours (or pounds) and render it less than perfect. While there are multiple varnishes on the market that promise to protect your timber floors [...]

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Bringing your holiday back to your home

As we all jet off on our summer holidays, many of us may find ourselves in Spain and Portugal, full of Moorish tiles and influences. One of our clients recently walked into our shop grasping a tile that he had picked out of a skip that was near the cave house in Southern Spain that he’d been staying in. He wanted to recreate the looks and colours contained within the tile, so he could use them throughout his home. [...]

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Use tiles to create kerb appeal

A beautifully tiled pathway leading up to the front door could be the statement piece that your property has been crying out for. With numerous examples, especially when concerned with Victorian and Edwardian homes; an original tiled pathway or a sympathetic reproduction can significantly enhance your property with their dramatic and strikingly eye-catching effects. Original Style’s ‘Victorian Floor Tiles’ catalogue is the perfect place to start when planning a project like this. It features a variety of styles, shapes, colours, [...]

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Tiled hallways -The Statement Entrance to your Home

For many of us our hallway is the place where we dump our shoes and bags after a long day at work, before moving to our more comfortable spaces. Tired and forgotten, they are a storing space. Yet, first impressions count. Our hall is the entrance to our home, the place that visitors see first, so creating a welcoming, statement entrance is equally as important as installing a top of the range kitchen or waterfall showerhead. Installing a tiled floor [...]

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Revamp your kitchen

What do you do when your kitchen just isn’t filling you with joy anymore? Maybe you like the worktops and cupboards, but it just isn’t providing that wow factor that it once did. Just because you want to make a change, doesn’t mean that you have to rip out all your units and start again. We share some tips on how to update your space with minimal fuss.   Replace tired tile splashbacks Injecting some architectural style and additional colour can be done by [...]

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The Power of Porcelain Tiles

Porcelain wall and floor tiles can deliver a world of exciting possibilities to your home. Beautiful and practical, they can be used in many situations, commercial and domestic, inside and out. Having been used for centuries, they can still give a contemporary feel to any design scheme; continuing to add decorative aesthetics to our spaces. So what makes them so special? Porcelain and ceramic tiles are usually treated as separate products, Despite the fact that they look very similar, they [...]

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The Charm of Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic tiles have been used for several thousand years to adorn floors and walls throughout history. Available in a huge range of colours, sizes and styles; with an almost endless variety to choose from; it’s no surprise that they’re still very popular today. So why should you decide on them? Widely used in kitchens and bathrooms; providing a completely natural feel, these tiles have an ability to withstand stains, odours, allergens or bacteria and are a popular choice when considering [...]

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