Tiling with IJM Plumbing Harrogate

Tiling is one of the stand out features of a room, especially in a bathroom. The three keys to tiling are planning, preparation and patience, combined with using the highest quality materials such as adhesives and grouts.

Using this experience IJM Plumbing Harrogate always gives its customers a finish that is second to none.

We can offer a 15% discount on all tiles supplied by CTD of Harrogate. Working alongside a large tile showroom such as CTD has been beneficial to our past customers. The staff are very helpful and they have a fantastic range of tiles, borders and tile trims to choose from.

Below is a brief description of the different types of tile you will come across when choosing the right tiles for your project. IJM Plumbing are happy to advise you on the best type of tile for your project and home:

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Types of tile

Tiles are made of different materials: ceramic, porcelain and natural stone.

Each has different characteristics and it is important to understand them, to help choose the best type of tile for your job.

Ceramic tiles

Ceramic tiles are the most common type of tile available for both walls and floors. For indoor use, they provide a tough decorative surface that looks fantastic, and they are maintenance free as well as long lasting.

Porcelain tiles

Porcelain tiles are generally harder wearing than ceramic and virtually impervious to water and many are frost resistant, so they can be used indoors or out. They are often manufactured in larger sizes than ceramic.

Natural stone tiles

This is the collective term for a number of products including travertine, marble, granite, limestone and slate. Being natural, these tiles can produce some really stunning designs and are very hard wearing but they can be porous and require treating or sealing before using.

Mosaic tiles

Mosaics come in a choice of ceramic, glass and natural stone, as well as more unusual materials such as stainless steel and even real sea shell. They are usually supplied on sheets that can be used whole or cut for borders and features to create some stunning decorative effects.


Ian Milnes of IJM plumbing has carried out a number of jobs for my Company in Knaresborough, (GSPK Circuits Ltd). All the jobs were completed on time, to a very high standard and were competitively priced. As the work carried out at GSPK Circuits was so good, I have also employed Ian to do work at my home. Which again was carried out to Ian’s usual high standards.

I would have no hesitation recommending him, whether it is work at your home or your Business premises. Please feel free to contact me on 07730436092.
Martyn Gibson, Operations Director for GSPK Circuits Ltd