Welcome to Cedar Ceramics.
Many projects have been transformed, including conservatories, kitchens, utility areas, entrance halls, bathrooms, showers, wet-rooms and small business properties using a whole range of materials including ceramic, porcelain, travertine, granite, quarry, slate, natural stone, limestone, mosaic and glass to a very high standard, always paying meticulous attention to detail.
Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian geometric floor tiling specialist. I offer a complete service from design through to completion.
Victorian Tiled Floors which is part of Cedar Ceramics, has over 15 years experience in this field and I understand the care and difficulties involved to create your beautiful floor.
My name is Ross and I am a professionally trained, domestic and commercial wall and floor tiling specialist with over 15 years in the trade, enthusiastically committed to providing high standards of customer service and workmanship. I specialise in all areas of natural stone work and Victorian tiling.
My success is largely due to experience, expertise and an efficient approach to each individual requirement, a courteous, professional and enviable reputation, and the recommendations received from satisfied customers.
What the client's have said about Cedar Ceramic Tiling
“This was the third occasion that Ross has carried out work for us. I would thoroughly recommend Ross for his quality of workmanship and professionalism.”DaveHitchin
“Ross had done some tiling for us before and so we knew his work was really really good and we weren’t disappointed. 100% recommend.”KarenMilton Keynes
“Ross is an excellent tradesmen, who was a pleasure to deal with, very knowledgeable and did a fantastic job with tiling of an extremely high standard. We are very happy.”AndrewHarpenden
Ceramic tiles are a very popular choice and many of my clients have chosen these for their Kitchens and bathrooms.
Ceramic tiles are a mixture of clays and other natural materials such as quartz, sand and water. They are easy to fit, clean and maintain and are available at reasonable prices.
Porcelain tiles are a very popular floor covering choice and I have installed many of these for my clients, in either polished, glazed or matt finishes.
They can also be used for wall tiling projects but are usually heavier than ceramic tiles so it’s important to choose the correct tile backer boards if installing onto walls.
The clay used to produce porcelain tiles is generally denser and the tile has an absorption rate of less than 0.5 percent. They can be glazed and unglazed. These tiles have a wear rating and are graded from 0 to 5 and this can be used to determine the suitability for various conditions.
Porcelain tiles can be vitrified to increase the strength and reduce porosity. These are created by combining clay with other materials such as feldspar, silica or quartz under extremely high temperatures.
Polished Porcelain tiles
The dense, hard surface of porcelain tiles has made polishing a viable alternative.
This means that a tile can be fired, then the surface polished, creating a shine without a glaze.
Marble is a natural stone which is made by limestone’s metamorphic crystallization that results in the conversion of calcium carbonate into calcite crystals.
Marble is a very popular natural stone that is quarried and cut into tiles and slabs for a variety building applications, including wall and floor tiles.
Marble is found around the world making it a symbol of luxury in many cultures. Today, four countries quarry almost half of the world’s marble, which are Italy, Spain, China and India. However, many other countries produce marble too.
Limestone is a type of carbonate sedimentary rock. It is composed mostly of the minerals, calcite and aragonite, which are different crystal forms of calcium carbonate.
Scientifically, limestone is important because it contains many fossils, these fossils can be used to date the rock so that the geological period of time in which the limestone’s formed can be determined. The same fossils can tell us a lot about the environment in which the limestone formed.
Marble forms when sedimentary limestone is heated and squeezed by natural rock-forming processes so that the grains recrystallize. If you look closely at a limestone, you can usually see fossil fragments (for example, bits of shell) held together by a calcite matrix.
Travertine is a type of limestone that is formed by mineral deposits from natural springs.
Other minerals mix together with the calcite to create unique swirls and movement that give travertine its distinctive character.
As travertine stone is formed around mineral spring waters, it harmonises perfectly with water providing a non-slippery surface. Travertine is not only suitable for indoor use, it can also be used outdoors. It’s available in many finishes including honed and filled, tumbled, honed, brushed or chiselled. Available in many different tile sizes including the very popular french opus pattern.
Slate is a fine-grained, foliated, homogeneous metamorphic rock derived from an original shale type sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash through low-grade regional metamorphism.
One of the strongest natural stone flooring materials, slate has an inherent durability that makes it resistant to scratches, cracks, breaks, and chips.
Quartz tiles, also known as agglomerate or engineered tiles, are a composite material made from a combination of resin, quartz, sand, colour pigment and more often than not crushed mirror pieces.
I have installed many floors for clients using quartz tiles. I wouldn’t recommend this type of tile to be used in conjunction with under floor heating due to the resins in the tile. It is also important to choose the correct materials for this type of tile, as too much water content in adhesives and grouts can warp the tiles.