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These tiles and sheets can transform a cramped space or an awkwardly shaped room, creating a new sense of spaciousness. They come with a self-adhesive backing, which makes this type of tile particularly easy to install. However, you should bear in mind that you will need a completely flat wall if you want to create a perfect, undistorted reflection, otherwise the effect will be ruined.
A less expensive alternative to metal cladding on walls, these shiny tiles can look extremely smart, creating the same sort of reflective effect.
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These can be stunning, whether covering a whole expanse of wall or interspersed with plain tiles, perhaps as a border. The small tiles, also called chips, are supplied stuck to a square of paper or netting so that they can be attached in reasonably large quantities to the adhesive before the protective layer is peeled off.
Although they are occasionally available in a pattern, they are usually supplied in 30 x 30cm (12 x 12in) plain-coloured squares.
Ceramic tiles with a raised pattern beneath the glaze provide variety in tone and texture in a long run of tiles. Relief patterns are popular for border tiles and are moulded to resemble cornicing for a professional finish.
Pictorial and patterned
Panels of pictorial or patterned tiles can create a stunning focal point on an expanse of wall and need not be expensive if you combine them with a run of co-ordinating plain tiles. El
First steps to tiling
The quality of a tiled fmish is wholly dependent on good preparation.
It is vital to be meticulous with the preparation of the wall and the setting out, because, by the time you get to the end of the wall, what may have started out as a small error can have magnified into a real catastrophe. Once the tiles start to go out of true, there is really no alternative but to take them off and start again.