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Creating futureproofed and environmentally friendly interiors

With an increasing focus on fast fashion, reducing waste, and limiting our use of plastics, we should begin to start considering futureproofing the interiors that we design. In much the same way that a wardrobe has staple statement pieces accentuated by the latest trends, so our interiors should work in the same way. A well designed and installed kitchen for instance can withstand fashion changes by altering the colour of walls or accessories. For a client requesting bright colours, this [...]

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Tile design ideas for your Victorian porch

As an Original Style supplier, we frequently get asked to advise on the best tiles to use for the entrances to Victorian and Heritage properties. Adding tiles to a Victorian porch can add old world grandeur and style, giving the property increased kerb appeal and creating a welcoming space. Small but perfectly formed In the case of porches, size really does matter. Incorporating small tiles into your design, combined with larger tiles in the middle and around the edges, can create [...]

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How to ensure that your newly tiled bathroom looks perfect

Whenever we redecorate a bathroom we always want to aim for the perfect finish, after all it’s a big investment of time and money. However, when there are so many options and styles to choose from, it’s very easy to make mistakes. Here are some tips to help you avoid the usual pitfalls. Avoid rushing By the nature of the fact that your bathroom is one of the most essential rooms in your house, the temptation to rush the job will always [...]

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What tiles should I use in my conservatory?

Your conservatory is the space that connects the inside with the outside. A room where you can relax on summer evenings and enjoy the collected warmth of the day, but also the room that dogs and kids run muddy feet through. So, it’s vital to use the right floor tiles to ensure that you have a luxurious but durable space that can cope with everything that is thrown at it. A conservatory floor must use tiles that are durable and hardwearing, [...]

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How to create a beach style look in your home

Coastal style is more than kiss me quick hats and anchors. It’s about embracing the breezy lightness of the seaside and adding touches of light colour to your home. Evoking the feelings of beach houses, a coastal space uses soft tones, natural light combined with vivid blues, stripes and crisp whites. Embrace coastal shades and hues Mixing and matching different tones of blue can bring the feeling of the ocean into your home. From rich dark blues like our Mediterraneo Blue [...]

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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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