Tiler Manchester – Andy Carroll Tiling http://www.andycarrolltiling.com 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 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.3 Why Under Tile Heating ? (Extended Version) http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/why-under-tile-heating-extended-version/ http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/why-under-tile-heating-extended-version/#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2016 13:26:20 +0000 http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/?p=2873 Click on the link to read extended version of under tile heating, tiler in manchester.

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Heating Tiled Floors And The Benefits http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/heating-tiled-floors-and-the-benefits/ http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/heating-tiled-floors-and-the-benefits/#respond Wed, 08 Jul 2015 18:59:59 +0000 http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/?p=2795 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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We have gone ECO !! http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/we-have-gone-eco/ http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/we-have-gone-eco/#respond Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:22:44 +0000 http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/?p=2673

ECO & Moggy

Out with the old and in with the new

Andy Carroll & Son Tiling Limited have gone ELECTRIC (Eco Friendly)

The moggy has now over the years served it purpose. Over the past 7 years it have become more apparent that I am now carrying a lot more materials/tools and Tiler Manchester has had to have a re-think. The appeal that my little work horse has had over the years to past and present customers has been incredible.

Keeping with the traditional artwork from the Morris Minor, we emulated the same onto the new Nissan eNV200,  but still keeping the old faithful for estimating as the moggy appeal is still loved by many previous/potential new customers and the general public too.

Alas, it is now time for something new for Tiler Manchester. We have decided to go ELECTRIC!! Yes you all gasp !  I have to plug in /charge my new van, that’s right I hear you all say, I need to plug the beast in.  No petrol or diesel costs, no road tax, fantastic for the environment too and when I am on business in London there are no congestion charges to pay either.  Happy days ……. this keeps the tax man happy and cheaper for customers too !


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New (Old) Company Vehicle !!! http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/new-company-vehicle/ http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/new-company-vehicle/#respond Sun, 02 Nov 2014 17:40:43 +0000 http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/?p=2670 This is our new Tiler Manchester Moggy van !!!! Our old Moggy was a little under the weather after 4 years in service with us so we thought that we would invest in another, and this eye catching Yellow van was brought to my attention.  This is an original GPO Morris Minor Van dating back to 1970 which my father has rebuilt for us.  Tilers in Manchester travel all over the UK in this beauty.

We at Andy Carroll & Son Tiling Limited, professional tilers Manchester can’t go anywhere without the friendly Policeman pulling us over !!!! wanting to have a chat !!!! The old gentleman taking stock and looking at his past in front of him and even the younger generation point in amazement.

New Moggy Van

New Moggy Van

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Mould Prevention http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/mould-prevention/ http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/mould-prevention/#respond Sun, 09 Mar 2014 15:48:50 +0000 http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/?p=2551 MOULD PREVENTION IN YOUR BATHROOM

We at Tiler Manchester know how deflated you can feel when that nuisance mould appears in your bathroom, shower or wet room, this is mainly caused by moisture and poor ventilation.  Also, organic deposits in the form of body care products which are used are also the problem such as shower gels, shampoos, conditioners and also scurf (skin).

Primary Attack

The mould initially grows in the organic deposits on the surface of the sealant

Secondary Attack

After a while the mould starts to grow into the sealant

PREVENTION = Circulation and Ventilation

Windows should be opened fully during and after having a bath or shower.  This can also depend on the time of year on how long you need ventilation.   For example, in the summer months you would need to leave your windows open longer for at least 30 minutes and in the winter months for at least 15 minutes.

Bathroom Tiler recommends to rinse the silicone joints briefly with the shower after using your bath/shower and to dry thoroughly with a clean cloth.

A pH neutral cleaning agent should preferably be used for the regular cleaning work of your bathroom.

Acid cleaning agents are less suitable because mould multiplies in an acid environment.  It is also recommended to clean the silicone joints once a week with a disinfectant sanitary cleaner.

As a preventative measure every 1 – 2 months use an Anti Mould spray on your silicone joints.

If you require any further guidance please to not hesitate to contact us at Andy Carroll & Son Tiling Limited

………..happy cleaning !

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A Guide to Tiling in Victorian Style http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/a-guide-to-tiling-in-victorian-style/ http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/a-guide-to-tiling-in-victorian-style/#respond Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:00:54 +0000 http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/?p=2544 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 www.directtilewarehouse.com

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Spring is on its way !!!!! http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/spring-is-on-its-way/ http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/spring-is-on-its-way/#respond Fri, 03 Jan 2014 14:26:45 +0000 http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/?p=2522 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 http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/merry-christmas-and-a-prosperous-new-year/ http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/merry-christmas-and-a-prosperous-new-year/#respond Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:56:56 +0000 http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/?p=2509 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 ……. http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/not-the-1st-time-not-the-2nd-time-but-the-3rd-time/ http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/not-the-1st-time-not-the-2nd-time-but-the-3rd-time/#respond Sat, 23 Nov 2013 15:38:36 +0000 http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/?p=2502 “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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NEWSFLASH…..Another “Cowboy” http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/newsflash-another/ http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/newsflash-another/#respond Sun, 11 Aug 2013 12:23:40 +0000 http://www.andycarrolltiling.com/?p=2464 Just when I had seen it all....then along came this !

Just when I had seen it all….then along came this !

....and this

….and this

....and this.....and

….and this…..and

....finally this !!!!!

….finally this !!!!!


Andy Carroll & Son tiler manchester was asked to provide a quotation and this is what we were faced with (as above).  I felt really sorry for the customer and felt I should blog this and take my hat off to the “plasterer” who said they could tile !  Bring it on “Cowboys”

I was just trying to imagine how this so called tradesman felt whilst tiling this customers bathroom.  I cant imagine how he could look back on his days work and think “Im very pleased with this, I could not have done it any better”

This is what us good professional tiler manchester are faced with when pricing jobs.  We are pricing against these so called multi-tradesman who say they can tile!  The grouting was never started as the customer kicked him out of their home.

Unfortunately the customer did not have enough funds left to be able to employ a professional wall & floor tiler to put right.

Please be aware that the saying goes “You are only as good as your last job” so ensure you take a look at their previous work, references and even their reviews.  Please see our reviews on the following links.



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