Covid-19 Updates


Tile Importer, like everyone, are striving to maintain our business and support our customers in these unprecedented times.

Our Business Model is continually changing to keep in-step with the COVID restrictions put in place by the Victorian State Government.

We will continue to strive to provide the best service we can, that complies with all rules and regulations, and ensures your personal safety as well as those of our staff.

Our store is now open to everyone.

Trades People and Customers can attend In-store subject to the following conditions:
• Payments must be COVID safe;
• You must supply contact details to enable ongoing COVID tracing in compliance with government directions;
• You must wear a Face covering;
• You must practice safe distancing; &
• You must not attend if you are suffering any flu like symptoms whatsoever.

Sales can also be completed via email by sending your inquiry to:[email protected] or via our eBay Store http://www.ebaystores.com.au/Tile-Importer-Timber-Merchants accessed through the button on our website homepage.

Deliveries are available via our normal courier service.

We will continue to develop our model as the situation evolves so check in with us regularly for updates.

We apologise for any inconvenience but again these are unprecedented times & we all need to come together as a community to keep everyone safe.

All of us at Tile Importer hope you stay safe and look forward to seeing you back in store now we are once again open.





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What to Consider When You Choose or Replace a Bathroom Tap

by | Dec 3, 2021 | Blog | 0 comments


The standard lifespan of bathroom tapware is typically 15-20 years. So, selecting the correct tapware is crucial if you use these taps as your bathroom’s primary water source for up to two decades.

When selecting a bathroom tap or replacing an old one, consider the same things you typically would when you buy bathroom products. How long will it last? Will it suit the bathroom? And most of all, will it do the job?

Factors to Consider

Sink size

Take an accurate measurement of where the tap should be before making a purchase. Measure the height of the sink, how far above the sink the taps should go, how low the basin is, and other measurements that will give you an idea of how large or small the tap should be.

Water pressure

Your taps should be able to handle the water pressure. Consider the type of water system your home has.

Get taps that match your system. Remember that using a high-pressure tap on a low-pressure water system will hinder your water flow.

Tap Holes

Taps may also depend on the type of sink, tub, or other bathroom products that you have. Your sink may have 1-3 holes. A single tap, also known as a mono-mixer, combines hot and cold water into a single channel or has neither and simply brings in the water flow.

A 2-tap is known as a traditional-style and has hot and cold pillars separated. Finally, a 3-tap hole basin has a central hole for the water spout, while the holes on either side are for the hot and cold handles.

Construction and Material

To ensure that your taps withstand 15-20 years of use, you must consider the tapware’s construction and material.

Solid brass taps are corrosion-resistant and have no impurities. Ceramic disc taps are more resilient to wear and tear, making them an excellent option for many years of use. Stainless steel, the most common, is well-known for its hardness and resistance to temperature.

Your Bathroom Design

Finally, the tap must compliment your bathroom design. Many standard fixtures are simple so that they can fit any variety of bathroom designs. However, to truly elevate the aesthetic of your bathroom, you can opt for more creative taps.

Taps can come in individual pieces while others can be sets, so every piece of tapware in your bathroom matches the other. The shape of the tap also matters. For example, you can opt for cube mixers with a cube basin and a square shower head for a cohesive design.

The finish of the tap can also affect your bathroom’s style. There are three popular varieties:

  • Chrome is the most well-known of the finishes. It looks clean and modern.
  • Gold taps are preferable in period-themed bathrooms and are often the choice of homeowners with standalone tubs.
  • Nickel provides a high shine, high-class finish that also offers strength and durability. But it’s often more expensive.

See Sets for Yourself

While it’s still possible to shop for tapware online, it’s often better to visit a showroom and see the supplies for yourself. You can test their size, how they feel in your hands, and most of all, how well they’ll match what your bathroom looks like.

Tile Importer offers a diverse array of tapware suitable for all types of bathrooms. Our specialists can also guide you if you’re unsure of the right kind of tapware for your bathroom.

Get in touch with us and request a callback—we’ll get back to you within two hours to answer your questions and even give you a quote. In the meantime, you can browse through our high-quality tapware here.


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