Tile Fix Direct Blog

March 2013

Benefits of Marmox Tile Backer Boards

Who is Marmox™?

Marmox™ is an internationally established manufacturer of construction materials and a leading supplier of thermal tile backer boards. Marmox™ UK Ltd was formed in 1999 and this division has shown a commitment to local testing and certification processes, ensuring that Marmox™ boards meet the needs of the UK market.

What are Marmox™ Boards?

Made of extruded polystyrene that is covered with close woven fibreglass mesh embedded in a cement polymer mortar, Marmox™ boards are lightweight tile backer boards that can add insulation and waterproofing to a wet room. They provide an even, smooth surface for the tiles to be laid on and are strong enough to support even the heaviest of tiles.

Benefits of Marmox™ Boards:

  • Stronger than many of their competitors, Marmox™ boards can support loads of over 60kg/m² meaning you don’t have to worry about the weight of the tiling you lay over them.
  • Marmox™ boards have been certified by the British Board of Agrèment (BBA) and deemed fit for their intended use, providing reassurance to users as to the quality of the product.
  • The boards are comprehensively tested and meet all relevant European standards as well as specific British standards.
  • The tile backer boards are recommended by The Energy Saving Trust, a UK Government body, as an approved insulating dry lining product.
  • Easy to cut and install, Marmox™ boards come in a range of thicknesses and lengths and are even available as curved board.
  • They are great for use with electric underfloor heating to provide a warm and waterproof wet room area.

Buy Marmox™ Tile Backer Boards Online

Tile Fix Direct has a great range of Marmox™ tile backer boards available to buy online which are usually delivered within 1 – 2 days.

Create Your Own Style Of Wet Room With A Bespoke Shower Tray

If you have been dreaming of your perfect wet room but are worried that the shower area you imagine is an unusual size, then don’t let your dream bubble burst, because Tile Fix Direct offers a bespoke shower tray service supplying custom shower trays from our complete wet room provider Orbry™.

Benefits of Orbry™ Bespoke Shower Trays

  • Orbry™ bespoke shower trays are available in any size you require, up to 1600mm.
  • You have the option of a linear or standard drain style. A linear drainage system is a sleek, rectangular alternative to a standard square drain and can enhance the contemporary look of your wet room.
  • The drain can be positioned wherever you like – don’t be constrained by your experience of conventional showers, feel free to have your drain wherever you choose!
  • Cover the bespoke shower tray with your choice of attractive slip resistant mosaic tiles to tie-in with your wet room colour scheme.

So don’t let your imagination be tempered by your available space, just fill in our bespoke shower tray form online to receive your instant quote for an Orbry™ bespoke shower tray. Once you have received your quote, you have the option to add it to your basket and purchase the custom-made shower tray that will enhance your wet room experience.

Your Orbry™ bespoke shower tray is usually delivered within 10-14 days.

For installation advice, check out our short instructional video on how to install an Orbry™ Wet Room Shower Tray.

Beat The Bills This Winter With Electric Underfloor Heating

Cost Effective Electric Underfloor Heating Systems

Electric underfloor heating generates and evenly distributes heat across the entire dimensions of a room. This technology heats up a room much quicker and at a lower temperature setting than traditional radiators.

It works best on bathrooms and wet rooms due to the fact that they can quickly dry up the wet floors, creating a much safer environment. Other tiled rooms like kitchens and conservatories are also a popular room choice for electric underfloor heating systems.

As the electric underfloor heating system is beneath the floor, it frees up more space in the room. This gives you more freedom in furnishing your room.

Tile Fix Wet Rooms Suppliers

Come to Tile Fix for advice and all the supplies you need to install bespoke wet rooms in your property. You can order shower trays, shower screens, tiles, tile backer boards, drains, waterproofing materials, electric underfloor heating systems, and more.

Contact us today on 0333 320 0424 to speak to a sales advisor about the best underfloor heating solution for your needs.

Wet Room Help and Advice from Tile Fix Direct

Wet Rooms from Tile Fix

The term wet room is used to describe a bathroom that is either partially or completely waterproof.  Generally, wet rooms are tiled and the shower area is at the same level as the rest of the room.  Wet rooms provide a simple and practical solution for all of your problems regarding bathroom space.  For example, wet rooms can fit into any bathroom design.  Over the years, wet rooms have been growing in popularity because of their ease of use, practical and stylish look, and ability to maximize space.

Considering the fact that the whole room essentially becomes a shower, you are no longer confined to a closed unit within your bathroom.  Plus, wet rooms provide the best solution for those with limited mobility. Wet rooms play a major role in improving the value of your home; therefore, they add a great selling point if ever you wish to put your home on the market.

If you’re wondering how to best install a wet room, turn to Tile Fix.  The sales advisors can let you know what products and supplies will be necessary to create the wet room that suits your wants and needs.

Need some helpful hints and advice?  Check out a couple pointers below:

  • Protect against moisture damage and water leaks by tanking all “wet” areas of the room
  • Try a slip-resistant floor surface – consider anti-slip tiles from Tile Fix Direct
  • Tile your wet room
  • All walls that will get wet need to be waterproof
  • Ensure flooring area is waterproof
  • Choose a lightweight and easy to cut shower tray – making it easier to install and fit in the shower area
  • Shower drain should maximise space usage and accommodate homes with a reduced floor-depth
  • Consider underfloor heating

For wet room design advice and ideas contact Tile Fix on 0333 320 04 24.

Product Feature: Orbry Wet Room Shower Screens

Tile Fix Direct now stocks wet room shower screens from complete wet room solution provider, Orbry. Not only do the screens feature a minimalistic style, they provide a barrier that prevents water from splashing out of the shower area.

What sizes of Orbry Shower Screens are available?

Orbry Shower Screens come in a variety of sizes ranging from 690mm to 1190mm wide. All of the screens stand to be 2m tall and are made from 10mm of toughened safety glass.

What is included in the Orbry Shower Screen kit?

  • A 10mm glass screen with a height of 2m

  • Clearshield coating on 1 side of the glass panel

  • Surface (sit-on) wall and floor channels

  • Telescopic wall bar (support arm)

  • 2-man delivery to the room of your choice

  • Up to 5 day delivery from date of order

Are upgrades and additional products available with the purchase of an Orbry Shower Screen?

Yes! You are able to upgrade the telescopic arm bar to a corner support bar (for screens that are 790mm or less), a glass to glass bar, or a designer wall bar. You can also upgrade the standard (sit-on) wall and floor channels to a recessed (sit-in) wall and floor channels that can be installed at the same time as the tiles.

Additional products for the Orbry Shower Screens include aluminium joints, wall channels, glass return panels, corner bars, and a double robe hook.

Can you create your own shower screen configuration with the Orbry screens?

Yes! By choosing different upgrades and adding additional products to the shower screen kit that you’ve purchased, you’ll be able to create a shower enclosure area that suits your exact needs.

Visit us online today to check out the different wet room shower screens in stock from Orbry.

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