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Apartment living on the rise.

Apartment living has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. With the rise of urbanization and the increasing cost of living, more and more people are choosing to live in apartments as a convenient and affordable housing option.

One of the main benefits of apartment living is convenience. Apartments are often located in or near city centers, providing easy access to transportation, shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Additionally, apartments typically require less maintenance and upkeep than houses, which can be particularly appealing for busy professionals or those who prefer to spend their time on other activities.

Another key advantage of apartment living is affordability. In many urban areas, the cost of buying or renting a house can be prohibitively expensive. Apartments, on the other hand, can often provide a more affordable option for those looking to live in desirable areas without breaking the bank.

Finally, apartment living can also be a great way to meet new people and build a sense of community. Many apartment complexes offer amenities such as gyms, pools, and social spaces that encourage residents to interact and connect with one another.

Can I re-tile my Apartment?

In a word, Yes you sure can. But it’s not as simple as renovating a residential home. The first stage of renovating is to ask yourself, “Why?”

Despite the emergence of numerous newly constructed apartments in the market, a much larger portion of housing stock dates back to the 1980s and the 1990s. These inner-city apartments are now in much need of modernization, with tiling being a major aspect requiring attention.

Benefits of re-tiling my Apartment?

Renovating an apartment can be a smart investment for several reasons. First and foremost, it can increase the value of the property. A modern and updated apartment is more attractive to potential buyers or renters and can command a higher price. Additionally, renovating can improve the functionality and livability of the space. Adding new ceramic tiles, appliances, fixtures, and features can make the apartment more comfortable and convenient to live in. Finally, renovating can also help to reduce maintenance and repair costs in the long run. By updating and improving the apartment, you can prevent future issues and make the property more durable and sustainable. Overall, renovating an apartment can be a worthwhile investment that can benefit both the owner and the tenant. The team at Ceramics International is experienced in providing the best tile for your apartment.


Renovating an apartment can be a daunting task, with several challenges to navigate. Firstly, budgeting for the renovation can be difficult, as costs can quickly escalate. Secondly, dealing with potential disruption to neighbors and navigating building regulations can be a headache. Lastly, unexpected issues such as structural problems or outdated electrical systems can arise, adding time and expense to the renovation process. Despite these challenges, a well-planned renovation can greatly improve the value, functionality, and livability of an apartment.

Renovating an apartment bathroom can be a challenging task. Firstly, there may be limited space, making it difficult to create the desired layout. Additionally, plumbing and electrical systems may need to be updated, which can be time-consuming and expensive. It can also be challenging to find materials and fixtures that fit within a limited budget, while still achieving the desired aesthetic. Furthermore, coordination with the building management and obtaining necessary permits can be a bureaucratic challenge. Finally, unexpected issues such as mold, water damage, or structural problems may arise during the renovation, adding to the complexity and cost of the project. At Ceramics International and with our partnerships of talented teams of craftsmen we are able to overcome any obstacle when tiling your apartment bathroom. View our range of stunning bathroom floor tiles in Perth from Italy’s finest producers, Imola Tiles and Ragno Tiles.

Soundproofing my apartment

Soundproofing is not directly related to tiling an apartment but it can be important for reducing noise transmission between rooms or between floors, especially if you are considering a full renovation. If you are tiling your apartment bathroom, for example, you might consider soundproofing measures such as installing insulation, resilient channels, or sound-dampening mats in the walls and/or ceiling to reduce noise transmission. These measures can help to create a more peaceful and comfortable living environment, particularly if you live in a noisy urban area or in a building with thin walls.

At Ceramics International we understand that the use of correct adhesive will dampen noise transmission to a large extent. This is not only important, but in somebody corporates, essential.

Keep in mind that soundproofing can add to the cost and complexity of a renovation, so it is important to weigh the benefits against the additional expense. We can organize an inspection with our dedicated team of tilers and project management, to guide you through. View our online shop for great deals on bathroom tiles and floor tiles.

Lastly, our advice is to consult with your Body Corporate and let them know of your intention (assuming you own the apartment) of your renovation plans. They may ask for certifications relating to the adhesive used, time of day when work can take place, getting rid of building rubble, protection of lifts and many others. They may have a standard checklist for you (especially if it’s an older complex).

With that said, visit our tiles showroom in Osborne Park and view some of the most beautiful porcelain and ceramic tiles available in Perth, and see why we have the best Google Reviews in the industry.