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Firstly, when you are selecting tiles always remember they are a long-term fixture in your home, so choose the ones you really want and are most appropriate for your home. If you are saving money or paying a little extra the right decision pays for itself, just remember they will be there for some time.

It is essential when choosing Tiles to also reflect on what these options will mean from both an aesthetic and a maintenance perspective. Consider your lifestyle as well as other factors, such as kids and pets, to make sure you are choosing the right tile for your home and your family.

A Tile can be a practical and elegant way to replace the old carpet in your new home or to increase your old house’s value. It tends to be easier to maintain than hardwood and lasts longer than carpet. Not all tiles are suitable for all rooms, however, so you will need to consider a variety of factors before you buy your Tiles.

  1. Think about the size of tile you want. For a spacious room, large tiles is usually a good choice, smaller tiles can make a large room look busy and choppy, while larger tiles can contribute to the open feeling of the space. if you can fit three or more tiles across the room opt for the bigger size as it helps make the room look bigger.
  1. Take into consideration the amount you can spend but always remember to add the cost of fitting the tiles. Use the square footage of the room to calculate approximate tiling costs. Knowing roughly how much you are willing to spend on tile and what tiles will fit your budget can help you stay focused in the store and resist the temptations of very expensive options.
  1. Ask yourself how much foot traffic the room gets. Always choose a porcelain tile for rooms with heavy traffic like the Hall, kitchen and living room. Ceramic tiles are ok for bathrooms as you have less traffic.
  1. Assess the danger of slipping on the tile in the room. If people are likely to walk through in wet shoes, run across the room or spill liquids on the floor, choose a textured tile. If you intend to put a rug on top of the tile or slipping is not a concern for other reasons, choose a smooth, glossy tile.
  1. Always keep in mind that the lighting in a showroom or shop will be different to yours at home and natural lighting always makes a difference too. Sometimes the interior and colours in your home can make a tile colour look different than you remember it in the shop. Always take home a sample to make sure it suits your home.
  1. When you take samples home lay them out on the floor and consider which look suits the space the best. In general, lighter tiles make a space feel brighter and larger, while darker tiles make it feel cosier and quieter. Select a tile that matches your aesthetic and coordinates well with the walls, fixtures, and furniture in the room.


People tend to paint their walls and change their furniture quicker than changing the tiles in their home, so when choosing your tile consider the cost over time and spend the money on the tile you love as it covers a large area of your home.

If you need some assistance on choosing a tile for your home, we are here to help or if you are just looking for inspiration you are welcome visit our showroom @ Tullamore and take a stroll through our wide variety of tiles on display.

*No appointment will be necessary.

Here you can browse some of our ranges on our online Tile Shop

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Give your bathroom that extra sparkle and shine with these simple cleaning tips.




Household heroes

White vinegar or baking soda will leave drains, sinks and toilets squeaky clean.

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Floss your taps!

Remove grime from the base of your tap using dental floss.

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Spritz your tiles!

Use a spray bottle filled with hot water and all-purpose cleaner, wait 15 minutes, wipe clean.

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Wonder walls!

Wipe away dust and scuffs with sugar soap or all-purpose cleaner.

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High shine!

Polish mirrors, taps, tiles and shower screens with a microfiber cloth.

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Air it out!

Keep steam and mould at bay by ventilating your space.

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Cleaning, care & maintenance recommendations for all your bathroom appliances.

When cleaning Bathrooms, the following points must be observed!

  • Never use cleaning materials which contain hydrochloric acids, chlorine bleaching lye or acetic acid as they cause considerable damage.
  • Mixing different cleaning agents is generally not permitted.
  • Never use cleaning materials or appliances with an abrasive effect, such as cleaning powders, sponge pads or micro fibre cloths
  • Limescale must be removed by regular cleaning.
  • The use of spray cleaners directly onto products can enter openings and gaps in the product and cause damage.
  • Use soapy water only for regular cleaning.



Residues of toiletries such as liquid soaps, shampoos, shower gels, hair dyes, perfumes, aftershave and nail varnish can also cause damage. It is best to rinse with water to remove residues. Damage caused by improper treatment is not covered by our guarantee.

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There are many different types of baths available today the most popular is the freestanding bath but the most practical is an inset or shower bath, below you can read about the baths we have available @ 101 Bathrooms Tullamore.


Freestanding baths

A freestanding bath is the ultimate visual statement in bathroom luxury. With the right design and placement, they can create a feeling of space in a small bathroom.  Freestanding baths are available in a variety of sizes, shapes and colours to complement your individual style.

But If you like the look, but space is tight, consider a back-to-wall freestanding bath, It has the shapeliness of a freestanding bath viewed from the front but takes up less of the floor area because it has a straight side that goes against the wall.


Inset baths

Inset baths are easier for bathing the kids and ideal for a bath/shower combination and they are available a range of sizes.

Inset baths are installed against a wall and set on framed legs, the bath is usually concealed by a bath panel or tiled to suit the rest of the bathroom.

When purchasing a bath panel, you need to check if you also need an end panel as some baths fit between two walls and other you have space at the end which you will need to conceal.

Single-ended baths have taps and waste at one end, they are designed for one person to lie in with feet towards the bath taps.

Double-ended baths have taps and waste in the centre. This gives a single user the choice of which way to lie, this is a great choice for families with more than one child.

If you want to create a bath/shower combination, you can buy a bath screen and have it fitted on the bath.  The shower you can have fitted over your bath depends on how your water system is plumbed.  It is best to seek advice from your plumber before making any decisions.


Shower baths

Shower baths are great for families as they give you the option of having a bath or a shower.  If your bathroom does not have enough space for a separate bath and shower, combining the two gives the best of both worlds.

The most popular shower baths are inset baths with extra width.  They have an extra width at the top for showering with a bath screen at the side.

When considering a shower bath, you have a choice of a round shaped which can be called a p or b shaped shower bath or a square shape which can be called an L shaped shower bath.  When pricing a shower bath make sure the price includes your bath screen (and side panel if required) as some companies price them separately.

If your bath is not meeting both walls in your bathroom you would also need to purchase and end panel for the bath.


Corner bath

If space is limited in your bathroom, you can use a built-in corner bath to make the most of every inch. Corner baths come in a range of sizes and come with a curved panel and are the same as an inset bath just a different shape.

The freestanding bath has taken over the opulence of having a corner bath.

I personally opted for the Quebec shower bath as it best suited my family and I had very little space in my bathroom. The Quebec is only 1500mm long, perfect for bathing a child and I have the option to shower, Happy Days!

The best way to choose a bath is measure your bathroom check the plumbing and buy the bath that best suits your bathroom and your needs…

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Designed by Roper Rodes. Tailored by you.

Contactless Flush Sensor

An innovative and incredibly convenient design, the contactless sensor works using capacitive sensor technology to detect a change in the electromagnetic field.

A short wave of the hand in front of the sensor activates the reduced flush, whilst holding your hand up slightly longer triggers a full flush.

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An innovative and incredibly convenient design, the contactless sensor works using capacitive sensor technology to detect a change in the electromagnetic field. A short wave of the hand in front of the sensor activates the reduced flush, whilst holding your hand up slightly longer triggers a full flush.


  • The sensor can be mounted behind a back to wall WC unit fascia, or under a worktop or tiled wall near the cistern. A discreet black decal is included to indicate sensor location if desired.
  • Use with concealed cisterns and a back to wall furniture unit.
  • Discreet black decal is included to indicate sensor location if desired.



Contactless Flush Sensor

Providing a convenient touchless flush at €136.00 RRP.   (Available to order instore)

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An innovative and incredibly convenient design, the contactless sensor works using capacitive sensor technology to detect a change in the electromagnetic field.

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Saturday 19th December 2020

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support, please note important information related to our
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Nature is here to stay. Designers appreciate and are eager to emphasise the beauty of wood. This noble material, however, cannot be used in every room. This is where wood-look tiles step in.



Being in touch with nature allows us to regenerate and maintain our balance in our everyday lives, which are full of challenges. This is why we feel great in interiors containing plants, organically-shaped items and nature-inspired patterns and colours. Wood is one of the most beautiful and universal materials used in interior design. It does have its limitations, however – it is vulnerable to moisture and mechanical damage and requires a lot of care. These drawbacks are not present in wood-look tiles, which, at the same time, perfectly mimic the beauty of the original material. They remain unchanged and beautiful for years in addition to being easy to clean – water does not damage them, and they require no special cleaning agents. Another advantage is that not only are they more durable than wood, but they are less expensive as well. Compared to wood, they conduct heat well, which is why they are much better for underfloor heating systems.

Wood-look tiles, Scandinavian style

Wood patterns give you stylistic freedom and allow you to create arrangements which match the newest trends in addition to being timeless – nature-inspired patterns never go out of style. Wood is an indispensable element of Scandinavian-style interiors. Bleached wood can be replaced with Oak White tiles, which mimic wood planks. Scandinavian-style bathrooms look great with the cold Perfect Form Cream and Perfect Form Beige tiles laid in parallel rows. Wood-look porcelain tiles in are perfect in vintage and industrial arrangements.

Porcelain as wood in vintage and industrial arrangements

Wood-look tiles, especially if laid in the herringbone pattern, can resemble a old-style wood floors, serving as a perfect base for classic and vintage spaces. The same floor, if laid with golden Softwood Beige tiles, depending on the furniture, details and fabrics, can serve as the base of chic, Parisian-style apartments in old townhouses, as well as of interesting, 70’s-style, vintage interiors. Wood patterns are also typical of very feminine, romantic spaces – such interiors look great with wood-look porcelain tiles from the Oak Classic White collection.


This material also has many great but less obvious uses – take the industrial style for example: dark and cold Nordic Oak Brown tiles, laid in parallel rows, look great combined with concrete and raw, metal elements. Dark but warm tiles are the base of interiors designed to reference classic Irish houses.





Thanks to their practicality, including their resistance to the elements, porcelain tiles can be used almost anywhere – both inside and outside the building. They are perfect for kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as terraces and balconies. Water and frost are powerless against them, and their colour never fades in the sun. Porcelain tiles need no special care, and there is no need to worry that, despite all your efforts, they will eventually still change and look aged – wood-look porcelain tiles remain beautiful year after year.

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We understand that the space in which you live is an expression of your individual style, with the fireplace forming the very heart of your home. It is a focal point that not only extends the warmest of welcomes to your family and friends, around which they will gather naturally, but it also offers you the opportunity to make a design statement that defines the room even when the fire is not lit. Many of today’s contemporary fires, whether gas-fired or woodburning, are designed to fit into an existing chimney breast or a specially built studwork structure. The wall you have chosen for your new fire can also become a design feature to complement and enhance your fireplace. Browse our unique collection of porcelain and natural stone tiles to complement your fireplace and help you create your ultimate look for your interior space.

Important Additional Information

Check your walls are suitable.
Drywall is combustible and not a suitable material either for use behind the wood stove or for use underneath tile. Removing it from the wall behind the wood stove allows you to install cement backerboard instead. Cut right through the drywall using a drywall saw. Remove all the drywall from any wall that comes within the eight- to 36-inches recommended by your stove’s manufacturer. For the most seamless appearance, remove the drywall straight to the ceiling, even if you do not plan on tiling that high. There are some cement backerboards that are paintable, allowing you to install tile as high as you like, and still have a non-combustible surface to the ceiling behind the stove.  We recommend you use a base board before tiling.

Porcelain tiles
Shade variation is an inherent feature of the manufacturing process.

We recommend that natural stone and porcelain tiles are loosely laid out and ‘blended’ prior to fixing to achieve the most pleasing distribution of shades. Differences between batches can be more marked, for this reason we recommend that you buy all the tiles at one time. No liability for shading issues can be accepted after installation.

It is strongly advisable to seal natural stone and unglazed porcelain tiles before commencing installation. This protects the tiles from excessive adhesive or grout staining during the installation process, and also protects the tiles from staining in the future. Always apply the sealer / impregnator in line with the manufacturer’s guidelines.

Adhesives and grouts
Always use high quality adhesives and grouts following manufacturers’ recommendations for their use and suitability for the type of tile, the application and the substrate being tiled.

Please note, the use of certain acid-based cleaning products may cause natural stone and porcelains to react and change character.

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Complete Renewable Heating Solutions

A new build project is the ideal scenario for embracing renewable heating. From this ultimate blank slate, Joule can help you tailor your property’s heating system to meet low-carbon regulations and reduce ongoing utility bills.

Joule have developed a wide ranging portfolio of solutions for heating, hot water and ventilation systems. So whether it’s a heat pump, underfloor heating, our InvaVent ventilation range or our industry leading extensive range of hot water cylinders, Joule have the solution for you.

For new build projects, Joule can provide a heating, hot water and ventilation system backed up with design and service.

Joule Heat Pump systems in conjunction with Samsung are one of the world’s leading heat pump air to water suppliers. Using the heat energy from ambient air, which is a free and renewable energy source, results in low cost heating and hot water production.

The Joule heat pump range suit most applications, the EHS Mono heat pump system includes flexible control options and hybrid capability, whereby the system can be used in conjunction with solar and/or boiler installations. All heat pumps supplied by Joule have high performance at low temperatures, lightweight and are compact for quick and easy installation. 

Planning & Design

To avail of our free Design and Pricing service just send your Plans to

Joule will correctly design & indemnify your proposed heating and ventilation installation, from a standard small domestic heating installation to a commercial solar thermal system and will offer a one stop solution to your requirements.

Systems will be designed to ensure a high level of comfort and energy efficiency for the homeowner and with our comprehensive product range Joule can offer solutions for any project or budget.

Joule will work with your design team to assess your requirements and suggest solutions and deliver a comprehensive bespoke technical design to include product specification, full schematics and drawings which will be in accordance with current building regulations and best practices. also offering commissioning, ancillary certification and technical support plus installer training across their product range.

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