Kitchen Tiler – Andy Carroll Tiling A professional tiler based in Manchester, providing wall & floor tiling in Audenshaw, Oldham, Tameside and Manchester. Top tiler manchester Sun, 21 Jan 2018 14:08:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Why Under Tile Heating ? (Extended Version) Wed, 13 Jan 2016 13:26:20 +0000 Click on the link to read extended version of under tile heating, tiler in manchester.

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Why – Under Tile Heating ? (Short Version) Wed, 13 Jan 2016 13:25:38 +0000 Underfloor Heating as part of your tiling project

Tiler in Manchester, under tile heating.

If you watch any home improvement TV shows you will often see that as part of a new build or renovation project that people choose underfloor heating.


For starters it is more comfortable, conventional heating with wall mounted radiators create draughts – that is how they are designed to work by circulating cold air in at the floor level, heating it and the heated air naturally rising to the ceiling. Eventually the entire room warms up, but until that happens the room can feel draughty as the air moves around in a big circle.With underfloor heating, the entire floor operates like a lower temperature radiator element.

Underfloor heating also saves space, no wall mounted radiators means more flexibility with room layout, where you position furniture etc.

Finally, underfloor heating is safer, unlike radiators that run hot, underfloor heating is warm, so no risk of scolding for the elderly or young children.

Which system – a quick summary

There are 2 main types of system. ‘Wet’, which comprises pipes running under the flooring surface, with warm water being pumped through them, or ‘dry’ , which consists of electrical wires being run under the flooring surface.

There is no such thing as ‘best’, as best will depend on what is most important for you and your installation. I

f you haven’t gone time to read all the details and just want a simple summary, then for bathroom renovation projects dry (electrical) underfloor heating usually has the most advantages, whereas for large, new build projects then wet systems make the most sense.

Undertile Heating Manchester

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Heating Tiled Floors And The Benefits Wed, 08 Jul 2015 18:59:59 +0000 The benefits of heating tiled floors

Andy Carroll & Son Tiling Limited have recently seen a big increase in the number of our customers enquiring about under floor heating so here’s a bit more info for anyone interested.

Tile and stone floors are perfect for underfloor heating due to their thermal mass and high thermal conductivity…In other words they deliver radiant heat quickly and retain heat well!

With under-tile heating, walking on a chilly floor is a thing of the past, it’s the perfect solution whether it be for individual rooms or whole house heating; some of our customers have used it as a primary heat source and others just for that little bit extra in the winter!

Under-tile heating is quickly becoming an industry favourite and we can see why:

  1. Comfortable, even climate

Electric underfloor heating radiates heat evenly upwards from your floor to create a comfortable all over temperature controlled by you through your thermostat, unlike traditional heating systems where the top of the room is usually over heated to allow lower parts to reach a comfortable temperature.

  1. Cost effectiveness

Electric underfloor heating is more energy efficient as gas boilers waste energy through exhaust gases and there is high heat loss in the pipe work, underfloor heating does not waste energy by overheating, saving you £££’s!

Manchester tilers Andy Carroll & Son Tiling Limited have been using Thermonet electric underfloor heating which can be up to 99% efficient at the point of use (when installed in a well-insulated area and controlled by an economical heating schedule).

  1. Practically maintenance free

To put it simply it’s just a cable underneath the floor and a thermostat on your wall!

Unless it gets physically damaged underfloor heating has no real potential to go wrong, as it doesn’t even have any moving parts!

  1. Allergy friendly

Unlike radiators, under-tile heating is good for allergy sufferers as it doesn’t push dust around the room in convected air.

It also raises floor temperatures and stops moisture on the floor, heavily reducing the population of dust mites in your room!

  1. Space saving

With under floor heating there is no need for radiators and we think the invisible, silent operation gives our customers that extra bit of luxury they are looking for!

Andy Carroll & Son Tiling Limited have been using the Vario Pro system, from Thermogroup UK which combines underfloor heating and uncoupling technology in a single fast track solution. This product is so quick and easy to install both ourselves and our customers love it!

Here tiler manchester is installing the system for one of our customers, the Vario ProMat uncoupling membrane combined with the TwistedTwin electric cable makes the installation process so simple and speedy.

Customer lending a helping hand !

Customer lending a helping hand !


Thermonet Under Tile Heating System

Thermonet Under Tile Heating System

It’s the ultimate floor preparation with a build-up of just 5.5mm, protects your new tiled floor from de-lamination and its waterproof too!

Get in touch to transform your cold tiles in to a cosy comfortable floor!

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A Guide to Tiling in Victorian Style Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:00:54 +0000 Victorian Tiling

Opulence, romance and excess; these are the main features of the Victorian style that has long been a favourite of designers and DIYers looking to add a dash of class to their interior spaces. Today it remains as popular as ever, and there’s even something of a revival movement going on, combining the style’s characteristic opulence with some of the minimalism of more modern designs.

Tiling on both the wall and floor has long been a hallmark of the Victorian tradition, with elaborate patterned tiles being used to create alluring feature sections, or brightly-coloured flooring helping to produce the style’s characteristic flamboyance. It’s something that tends to sit well with the utilitarian nature of Victorianism too; easyto clean and simple to maintain.

In the hallway, black and white checked patterns have proved to be a favourite classic with many homeowners looking to imitate the traditional Victorian look, while interwoven designs and the simpler red quarry ranges are also a popular choice. Victorian hallway tiles have also been favoured for their durable nature and ease of maintenance, providing homeowners – both modern and Victorian – with an easy-to-clean surface that lasts once it’s down.

Decorative borders and patterned tiles are also used in the kitchen and bathroom, and are becoming a mainstream choice for splash backs and feature sections. If you’re thinking about emulating the Victorian style in this way, consider opting for a porcelain range, which will generally offer more water resistance than ceramic tiles, making it better suited to high-traffic and consistently wet areas.

Today there are a great number of classic buildings across the UK that stand as testimony to the enduring character of the Victorian style, its distinct architectural nuances and interior design charm. In London for example, the St. Pancras railway station oozes with gothic revivalism from the 1860s, while the tiled interior of Manchester’s Great Town Hall still rings of both elegance and utilitarianism; a wonder for any modern Manchester tiler to behold!

Visit Direct Tile Warehouse where you can find plenty of Victorian tile ranges and styles

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Spring is on its way !!!!! Fri, 03 Jan 2014 14:26:45 +0000 It might seem a long way away but you might be thinking of that “Spring Clean Feeling !!

Your tiles, be it floor or walls just might need that extra loving care.  Look no further than the professional wall & floor tiler in manchester, we at Andy Carroll & Son Tiling Limited can provide that spring clean that your grout may need or the silicone that might need replacing too.  We guarantee that you will feel happier once we have been let loose in your kitchen, bathroom, wet room, balcony,conservatory or even if you have tiles in your living room.





Give us a call for a free quotation.

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Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:56:56 +0000 We at Andy Carroll & Son Tiling Ltd would like to wish all our previous customers and our potential new customers

A Very Merry Christmas and a

Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Thinking about having a new bathroom, kitchen or conservatory or are you thinking of having your bathroom or kitchen re grouted in the new year.  We at Andy Carroll & Son Tiling Limited are the company that can do just that.  The old cliche goes ………… “your only as good as your last job”  So before you consider any tiler ensure you take a look at some of their previous work, this will give you more piece of mind.

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Not the 1st time, Not the 2nd time but the 3rd time ……. Sat, 23 Nov 2013 15:38:36 +0000 “Yet another job well done by Andy Carroll & Son Tiling Limited”

Recently completed work at a customers home in Northwich, well here goes !

First tiler – recommended from a tile shop – You would have thought that the shop would have at least recommended a “good tiler” and vetted their previous work, well you know what thought did !!

Second attempt – tiler recommended by a so called “tradesman type website” well even that you would have thought would be a decent enough tiler……well you know what thought did !!!

We at tiler in manchester always recommend to our customers to always take a look a previous work done before hiring anyone because the old saying is true……you are only as good as your last job.

I was the “third attempt” here goes……….see review below “WOW”

I am not an easy customer to please and after two failed attempts at tiling my bathroom by cowboy builders, I am so pleased I asked Andy and Andrew to take on the job. 
They assessed the problem wall in great detail and explained the various problems that could arise from completing the repairs so that there were no more unpleasant surprises, and then managed to fit in the work with their busy schedule in record time. 
The quality of work produced is something rarely seen these days. Andy takes great pride in his work and doesn’t rush just to get the job done. It has to be finished to a high standard and he has every right to be proud of his reputation as his finish is flawless. I was amazed by how clean and tidy they left the bathroom, again, something rarely seen by tradesmen these days! Andy knows his stuff and offers sound advice. I will not hesitate to use Andy Carroll and Son Tiling Ltd again. In fact, I won’t be using any other tiler from now on. I’d rather wait until the job can be done properly, first time, by Andy and Andrew. –

Sharon @ Northwich

Thank you Sharon

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Why use a professional tiler? Sun, 15 Apr 2012 19:36:54 +0000 Benefits of a professional tiling service

Professional tiling provides the finishing touch to any commercial or domestic property…

Why use a professional tiler?

Well, as professional tilers operating throughout the Manchester area, here are some of our thoughts on the subject…

Here’s how a professional tiler goes about things…

At Andy Carroll Tiling we are experienced at:

• Estimating time required to do the job.

• Recognising the type of tile and quantities required – no repeated trips to the tile store…

• We are trained and qualified in the correct tiling sequence…

• We know how to correctly lay all manner of tiles including ceramic, mirror, natural stone, porcelain, marble tiles, tile trims and more…

• We are experienced at knowing what the finish will look like and can offer professional advice. Size, shape, colour and style of tile all needs to complement each other as well as the style, shape and size of the room…

• We are experienced in and only use professional tiling materials that will maximise the quality finish, durability and professionalism of the job.

• We have all the best and most effective tiling equipment and products including knives, cutters, adhesives, grouting and measuring equipment.

• We prepare for every tiling job professionally, ensuring all surfaces are dry, straight and sound before starting the tiling work and then map out the tiling sequences meticulously.

• We are experienced in working in all kinds of properties. Whether old or new properties tiling can be difficult to get right due to quirks of walls often not being level, pipes and other difficult obstacles. For the amateur tiler this can be especially difficult to ensure the tiling job is finished expertly. A professional tiler from Andy Carroll Tiling will navigate all these little difficult areas of the tiling job and make sure the tiling results are professional, straight and aligned creating an overall lovely effect for your home or commercial premises…

These are just some of the main areas of skill and insight we provide.

For a good result you need a professional tiler with professional skills using professional equipment. If you are seeking a professional Manchester area tiler, why not give Andy Carroll Tiling a try?

Whether it be a brand spanking new wall tiling or floor tiling job, hallway tiling, kitchen tiling or bathroom tiling, or even grout restoration tiling repairs or other improvements to existing tiling, enlisting our professional tiler service will save you time and money…

We offer very competitive rates and guarantee professional results every time. We take a great pride in our work as our testimonials confer. Why not email us for a free quote or telephone now and find out how we can add a touch of class to your new tiling project?

Telephone: 0161 3700975. Andy Carroll – Manchester tiler service.


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Andy Carroll – tiler in Manchester Sun, 08 Apr 2012 06:23:49 +0000 Spring is in the air… new kitchen or bathroom tiling anyone?

Hi – Manchester tiler Andy Carroll here, apologies for the lack of blog posts, but it’s been a busy period for us throughout the New Year and we are only just catching our breath…

We have been tiling, tiling, tiling… and more tiling… around Manchester in areas such as Prestwich, Chorlton, Manchester Central, Droylsden, Blackley, Whalley Range, Wythenshawe, East and North Manchester, all over really…

We are currently seeing a big trend in mosaic tiling, very much back in fashion again, for kitchen and bathroom surrounds, and natural stone tiles especially in flooring for kitchen tiling…

Mosaics are especially great now though, proving popular for that spring feel – fun, stylish and elegant they add a real touch of class when added to a kitchen or bathroom space… or other parts of your home.

Need ideas?

Mosaic tiles can offer style to a kitchen or bathroom and also flooring, and provide that really fine feel to a home that has been newly painted, modernised or restored or even a brand new property that needs some added colour and classy effects to provide the finishing touches…

Like any quality work, from a professional tiler, neatly and stylishly executed tiles add that wow factor! They turn a house or flat into a home…

Mosaic tiles especially in natural colours: pale blues, greens, warm reds, etc, are very versatile and are ideal for brightening up and creating a warm sensation around your property…

But whatever your choice of tiling whether it is warm, bright colours, or more neutral effects it’s for sure that tiles fitted properly with the right colour scheme can make your home really cosy and attractive…

Why not make use of our professional tiling service for Manchester and the surrounding areas?

Mosaics & more

Available in hugely varied styles these days mosaic tiles offer a huge choice of patterns, materials and colours. Often strong colours are best combined with plainer coloured walls for great effect although every room will have its own perfect requirements…

Ceramic mosaic tiles come in a mesh backing but each sheet still has to be meticulously prepared and fixed to the surface and that’s where we come in…

Tiling takes years of practice to execute properly as we have seen from many botched jobs over the years we have had to repair… Get a professional tiler in! And whatever your style or choice of tile as you can see from our portfolio you can see we mean business!

Professional Manchester tilers…

At Andy Carroll Tiling as professional Manchester tilers we will be glad to advise you on your choice of tiles, including design and colour scheme for the required effect and you can rest assured as our testimonials show we will provide a high standard of workmanship whatever your final choice of tiles are for your property…

Other ideas for mosaic tiles for your Manchester home include mural mosaics and tiles for shower rooms, decorative wall spaces, floors and fireplace insets…

If you are looking for a Manchester tiler in the Greater Manchester area for whatever your choice of tiling service don’t hesitate to call us…

We think you will agree a newly tiled room or work surface especially your kitchen or bathroom area is just the ticket to add a real touch of distinction to your home and brighten things up, especially with spring and summer on the way…

Get in touch

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more info and a free quote… We provide a friendly, professional, reliable and courteous service. And remember choose a tiler who knows a thing or two about tiling…

Telephone: 0161-3700975.

Andy Carroll Tiling: Professional tiler in Manchester

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