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Wickes Selwood Light Oak Wood Effect Porcelain Tile £4.63 sqMtr (£5 per pack)
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Wickes Selwood Light Oak Wood Effect Porcelain Tile £4.63 sqMtr (£5 per pack)

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Posted 22nd Sep 2019

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Wood effect plank tiles 900x150, light oak, looks like real wood. Was £12.50. A few feedback regarding bow tiles. Do your research which shows that bowing is a natural that effects tiles of whatever price, you need to know how to lay without lipping. Max 1/4 - 1/4 overlap on a stretcher bond.
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Plenty of stocks around, I have listed store greater then 10 (for a 3x3 room)
Be-aware, EACH BOX WEIGHS 22.5kgs, so ensure that your vehicle isn't overloaded.

As at close of business 22/9
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Bury 13
Glossop 13
Sheffield 12
Wigan 13
Worksop 12
NorthAllerton 16
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Bulwell 19
Nottingham 21
Stafford 17
Stockton 24
Ashby DLZ 13
Grantham 61
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Dudley 14
Carlisle 35
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Worcester 38
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Letchworth 55
Cirencester 37
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Hendon 11
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Cricklewood 68
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Colchester 18
Barking 48
Glasgow 35
Lowestoft 11
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This is an excellent price but if they are really badly bowed then might not be worth using and it would explain the low cost because you still have to pay for all the adhesive and grout so a small saving on tile isn't necessarily going to work out great long term as good porcelain can last well over 10 years in medium/ high traffic home environment without showing any signs of wear.

Used to work at a national tile retailers and the wood effect porcelain came in at around £17m² for small sizes up to around £90m² and they came in sizes longer than these, we never had issues with bowing with any of the brand's we stocked and of those tiles the cheaper ones were Turkish(small dimensions) and the most expensive Italian(typically much longer tiles), infact every single time we had issues with porcelain tiles bowing it turned out the tiles were made in China.

Also not commonly known or spoken of much is that glazed porcelain comes in 6 grades, these grades are defined by the PEI and range from 0 to 5 with 5 being the strongest, and beyond that you can get grades of porcelain that can survive outdoors in wet frozen conditions with virtually no risk of cracking.
Lots of times people would just assume if the tile is porcelain it is the best available but sometimes the quality is really not very good, the ratings are not always available but after a while working with them you can tell by look and feel which are a better quality to some degree.
I bought something similar last year and it was amazing
38527259-TqYDQ.jpg

herringbone
Also if you are gonna buy them get at least 20-30% more than you need especially with discontinued tiles because if you run out you might never be able to get more again which will be much more expensive than overbuying a few packs seen quite a few times people bought only what they needed of end of line and then come back looking for extra 2 tiles weeks after they bought them only to find that we sold out in every store, this was typically despite us warning them to over purchase usually was quite sorry for them but a few of them were so stubborn and arrogant that I enjoyed seeing them suffer.
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Great price, heat for the effort!
Stayed in a hotel where they had this style through the bathroom floors, they looked fantastic. Researched prices for my place, nearly fainted! This is a great find.
Edited by: "adriang68" 23rd Sep 2019
Epic! Bought 12 packs for £54. Crazy. Thanks OP .
Edited by: "Monaco.Blue" 23rd Sep 2019
adriang6823/09/2019 06:46

Stayed in a hotel where they had this style through the bathroom floors, …Stayed in a hotel where they had this style through the bathroom floors, they looked fantastic. Researched prices for my place, nearly fainted! This is a great find.


That was probably Karndean or Amtico.... They are about £80+/m2.

This is a very very budget equivalent version of those..
wilf123423/09/2019 08:15

That was probably Karndean or Amtico.... They are about £80+/m2. This is a …That was probably Karndean or Amtico.... They are about £80+/m2. This is a very very budget equivalent version of those..


Amtico is a self adhesive vinyl tile, this is a Porcelain tile, 2 totally different things.
This is an excellent price but if they are really badly bowed then might not be worth using and it would explain the low cost because you still have to pay for all the adhesive and grout so a small saving on tile isn't necessarily going to work out great long term as good porcelain can last well over 10 years in medium/ high traffic home environment without showing any signs of wear.

Used to work at a national tile retailers and the wood effect porcelain came in at around £17m² for small sizes up to around £90m² and they came in sizes longer than these, we never had issues with bowing with any of the brand's we stocked and of those tiles the cheaper ones were Turkish(small dimensions) and the most expensive Italian(typically much longer tiles), infact every single time we had issues with porcelain tiles bowing it turned out the tiles were made in China.

Also not commonly known or spoken of much is that glazed porcelain comes in 6 grades, these grades are defined by the PEI and range from 0 to 5 with 5 being the strongest, and beyond that you can get grades of porcelain that can survive outdoors in wet frozen conditions with virtually no risk of cracking.
Lots of times people would just assume if the tile is porcelain it is the best available but sometimes the quality is really not very good, the ratings are not always available but after a while working with them you can tell by look and feel which are a better quality to some degree.
Also if you are gonna buy them get at least 20-30% more than you need especially with discontinued tiles because if you run out you might never be able to get more again which will be much more expensive than overbuying a few packs seen quite a few times people bought only what they needed of end of line and then come back looking for extra 2 tiles weeks after they bought them only to find that we sold out in every store, this was typically despite us warning them to over purchase usually was quite sorry for them but a few of them were so stubborn and arrogant that I enjoyed seeing them suffer.
goemon23/09/2019 09:42

This is an excellent price but if they are really badly bowed then might …This is an excellent price but if they are really badly bowed then might not be worth using and it would explain the low cost because you still have to pay for all the adhesive and grout so a small saving on tile isn't necessarily going to work out great long term as good porcelain can last well over 10 years in medium/ high traffic home environment without showing any signs of wear.Used to work at a national tile retailers and the wood effect porcelain came in at around £17m² for small sizes up to around £90m² and they came in sizes longer than these, we never had issues with bowing with any of the brand's we stocked and of those tiles the cheaper ones were Turkish(small dimensions) and the most expensive Italian(typically much longer tiles), infact every single time we had issues with porcelain tiles bowing it turned out the tiles were made in China.Also not commonly known or spoken of much is that glazed porcelain comes in 6 grades, these grades are defined by the PEI and range from 0 to 5 with 5 being the strongest, and beyond that you can get grades of porcelain that can survive outdoors in wet frozen conditions with virtually no risk of cracking.Lots of times people would just assume if the tile is porcelain it is the best available but sometimes the quality is really not very good, the ratings are not always available but after a while working with them you can tell by look and feel which are a better quality to some degree.


Looking at the reviews it appears you are right
Over the last 7 days 2 people have said not to buy them as they are bowed
I wouldnt even bother, I bought these about 1.5 years ago so It looks like the same stock, mine were badly bowed.
I took all of them back and bought some B&Q ones for the same price. the B&Q ones were much better quality.
I've bought other tiles from Wickes, really bad quality imo. The amount of effort and cost to tile a floor and properly prep it. I'd buy better quality as you do not want to take them up and start again.
Edited by: "brush1" 23rd Sep 2019
Thanks Op

@Hillzat43 Just wondering, how did you get the list of stock info for all stores?
I bought something similar last year and it was amazing
38527259-TqYDQ.jpg

herringbone
coony23/09/2019 11:40

Thanks Op @Hillzat43 Just wondering, how did you get the list of …Thanks Op @Hillzat43 Just wondering, how did you get the list of stock info for all stores?


Stick postcode in or not, then check show stores with stock and keep selecting show more. I think there’s another way but on my phone so can’t check easily.
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Edited by: "Monaco.Blue" 23rd Sep 2019
just bought 70 x boxes from 3 stores and got 10% off as tradepro member, had a good look and cant see any bowed tiles. couple of broken ones which they will credit me for.
coony23/09/2019 11:40

Thanks Op @Hillzat43 Just wondering, how did you get the list of …Thanks Op @Hillzat43 Just wondering, how did you get the list of stock info for all stores?


As Monaco.Blue has done, I went on to Wickes web site, from the item screen, select your postcode and tick Show only Stores with stock. I then arrow MORE and noted down all the stores for our friends on HotUKDeal, which took 20 minutes.

The clearance price shouldn't be an indicator of quality, Wickes sell ALL their clearance tiles at £5 box whatever the original price.
Hillzat4323/09/2019 13:28

As Monaco.Blue has done, I went on to Wickes web site, from the item …As Monaco.Blue has done, I went on to Wickes web site, from the item screen, select your postcode and tick Show only Stores with stock. I then arrow MORE and noted down all the stores for our friends on HotUKDeal, which took 20 minutes. The clearance price shouldn't be an indicator of quality, Wickes sell ALL their clearance tiles at £5 box whatever the original price.


Good effort - Thanks!
khalid1979m23/09/2019 11:44

I bought something similar last year and it was amazing [Image] herringbone


Wow! Very nice.
I've fitted similar to these from Wickes. They are horrendous. They bow about 3mm down in the centre, and every single one is like that. Go into an Wickes store and you will find pretty much every type of tile is like that, regardless of size.

You will use loads more adhesive to compensate, and you must back butter every tile in the hope of achieving full coverage. Also the porcelain chips very easily, they are not a high grade.

On the plus side they cut well with a manual cutter.
38528653-Al8IC.jpgI've just had a look at a few boxes, and can see no bowing.
The picture of two tiles back to back, No gap along their lengths.
But I'm now all knowledged up in the event of encountering any....
Edited by: "Hillzat43" 23rd Sep 2019
whats bowing ?

does it mean dipping in the center i.e. warped ?
My mum's got similar wood effect tiles to these. I have to be honest, I don't see the point of these unless you've got underfloor heating. They look like wood but they're cold to the feet.

Surely most people would be better off buying LVT? Most people put these tiles in kitchens or bathrooms but there's loads of good cheap LVT now which is waterproof so I can't see the point.

Maybe I'm missing something, I'd appreciate someone explaining if that's the case. I'm going to be re-flooring most of our house in the next year, and was planning on using LVT in the bathrooms, so if there's something better I'd like to know!
Find a proper brand that has supply continuity and better quality
Thanks for posting @Hillzat43 we have added this thread to the Highlights page
Are these any good?
hans.felthercrack23/09/2019 13:17

just bought 70 x boxes from 3 stores and got 10% off as tradepro member, …just bought 70 x boxes from 3 stores and got 10% off as tradepro member, had a good look and cant see any bowed tiles. couple of broken ones which they will credit me for.


Why so many?
Have read all the customer reviews on the Wickes site and most said they were poor quality and bowed. Even most of those who gave them 5* mentioned the bowing problem and that you needed huge amounts of fixative to compensate or even that they employed a professional to lay them. Why the 5* in that case? I think I would avoid these.
lollypoplee23/09/2019 10:11

Looking at the reviews it appears you are right Over the last 7 days 2 …Looking at the reviews it appears you are right Over the last 7 days 2 people have said not to buy them as they are bowed


There will still be ok on a new Persimmon or Bellway new home, as nothing is straight in them anyway. Fill your boots.
I've got 16 packs to redo the dining area and the landing. Haven't checked all the boxes yet but they look alright, heavy as hell. For £5 you cannot beat it.
I’ve bought 16 packs on Thursday. Taking 12 back this week. All the tiles are bowed to the point I had to put a pack on a couple until the adhesive went off. Unless your doing a room your not overly bothered about I’d stay clear
Szabster23/09/2019 20:13

I've got 16 packs to redo the dining area and the landing. Haven't checked …I've got 16 packs to redo the dining area and the landing. Haven't checked all the boxes yet but they look alright, heavy as hell. For £5 you cannot beat it.


Of course you can beat it
Tiles that aren't going to be coming up in the next 6 months!
juneflower6823/09/2019 22:38

Of course you can beat itTiles that aren't going to be coming up in the …Of course you can beat itTiles that aren't going to be coming up in the next 6 months!


You are absolutely right. If the tiles are bowed or warped then take them back instead of laying them. If they're flat like they're supposed to be I don't see a reason why they'd come up on the next 6 months.
edanfalls23/09/2019 16:06

My mum's got similar wood effect tiles to these. I have to be honest, I …My mum's got similar wood effect tiles to these. I have to be honest, I don't see the point of these unless you've got underfloor heating. They look like wood but they're cold to the feet.Surely most people would be better off buying LVT? Most people put these tiles in kitchens or bathrooms but there's loads of good cheap LVT now which is waterproof so I can't see the point.Maybe I'm missing something, I'd appreciate someone explaining if that's the case. I'm going to be re-flooring most of our house in the next year, and was planning on using LVT in the bathrooms, so if there's something better I'd like to know!


Tiles are harder wearing, higher quality, better looking.
Buy a 500k house - would you want a vinyl or tile floor? I know what I'd expect.
trex23/09/2019 18:22

Why so many?

sounds like a tradesman from the trade discount. He can charge full price plus fitting and can pocket the difference.
£600+ profit easy.
Edited by: "brush1" 24th Sep 2019
brush124/09/2019 06:37

Tiles are harder wearing, higher quality, better looking. Buy a 500k house …Tiles are harder wearing, higher quality, better looking. Buy a 500k house - would you want a vinyl or tile floor? I know what I'd expect.


I've just bought a £500k house and it has tiles in the kitchen. One of the first jobs we will do is take them up and replace with Vinyl. It's so much nicer to walk on, warms up much quicker with underfloor heating, is better in the kitchen if you drop anything and of fitted properly it looks better than tiles.
brush124/09/2019 06:37

Tiles are harder wearing, higher quality, better looking. Buy a 500k house …Tiles are harder wearing, higher quality, better looking. Buy a 500k house - would you want a vinyl or tile floor? I know what I'd expect.


I get that that's the perception for most people when you hear the word "vinyl" as you think of old tacky lino. And in fact, the cheap LVT you get in B&Q, Wickes etc looks pretty awful.

But for similar prices online you can buy from Karndean, Amtico etc. What made my mind up was seeing a Karndean display - they look far more realistic than wood effect tiles (as they are extremely well textured) and they are much harder wearing, which is why they're used a lot in commercial applications.

I really don't think there are any positives for wood effect tiles over LVT. If you like the look of tiles, you wouldn't actually get wood effect tiles, you'd get plain ones.
Edited by: "edanfalls" 24th Sep 2019
brush124/09/2019 06:38

sounds like a tradesman from the trade discount. He can charge full price …sounds like a tradesman from the trade discount. He can charge full price plus fitting and can pocket the difference.£600+ profit easy.



er no, they are for my own extension im building.
Additional offer of 15% OFF until Next Monday. But only for purchase over £100 or 20 boxes,
few stores where such supplies are still around !
khalid1979m23/09/2019 11:44

I bought something similar last year and it was amazing [Image] herringbone


was there a lot of wastage with this type of lay out ?
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