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Tomorrow's Tile & Stone is your magazine for the tiling industry. With all the latest Tile & Stone news stories and unique features to your desktop, tablet or smartphone, 
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Tomorrow’s Tile & Stone is your digital magazine for the tile and stone sectors. Providing coverage on the very latest news, products and legislation, Tomorrow’s Tile & Stone is the magazine to read if you want to be at the forefront
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Tomorrow’s Tile & Stone is your digital magazine for the tile and stone sectors. Providing coverage on the very latest news, products and legislation, Tomorrow’s Tile & Stone is the magazine to read if you want to be at the forefront
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Neolith Sintered Stone
Neolith, a brand of sintered stone, has received a prestigious Muuuz International Award 2018 for Krater, a dark, swirling-patterned slab which pays homage to natural soapstone. Launched earlier this year, the Krater was created in response to the
CTD at Harley Davidson
Working closely with Focus Architecture and Surveying, CTD Architectural Tiles is pleased to announce the completion of its second Harley Davidson garage in Manchester. An iconic brand synonymous with authentic design, Harley Davidson demands a unique
Pentagon Porcelain Tiled Folly
CoveBurgess Architects and tile specialists Pentagon have collaborated to design a porcelain tiled folly with Bonsai Oak tree rising from within as part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture. The 1.3m2 engraved pavilion sits in the
BAL Shopping Centre Refurbishment
BAL products have played a significant role in a major refurbishment scheme of Rugby Central Shopping Centre. Formerly called the Clock Towers Shopping Centre, Rugby Central is a two-storey shopping mall in the heart of the town and houses more than 50
Norcros Wins TTA Award
Norcros Adhesives, tile adhesive, grout and preparation products manufacturer, scooped the Gold Award for Best Environmental Initiative at the recent Tile Association Awards. This achievement is impressive enough in its own right, but is even more so,
Surface Design Awards Judges
The judging panel for the 2019 edition of the Surface Design Awards has been announced. The awards celebrate progressive design and the use of innovative surfaces for both interior and exterior projects in the built environment and attract high interest
BAL New Truck Trailers
As part of their drive for increased awareness across the UK, BAL –specialists in full tiling solutions – have taken delivery of new truck trailers emblazoned in the manufacturer’s distinct red BAL branding. The trucks, which also
Solus Ceramics at Clerkenwell
Solus Ceramics, supplier of architectural wall and floor tiles, wowed crowds at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week with a showcase of innovative and exciting tile designs at its brand new showroom located in the heart of Clerkenwell. Exhibiting
Caesarstone London Studio
Caesarstone, specialist in high quality engineered quartz surfaces, has opened its first studio space, situated within the company’s Head Office in Enfield, North London. Caesarstone London Studio showcases the full range of the brand’s
CTB Business Expansion
Northern-based bathroom and tile supplier Clifton Trade Bathrooms is continuing its business expansion with the opening of a new showroom in West Yorkshire. The bathroom trade specialists currently have 14 established showrooms across the UK; including
Real Stone & Tile Interior Design
Tile and bathroom suite retailer Real Stone and Tile, located in Cheadle, has partnered with interior design specialist Debra Carroll Interiors to launch a brand new service for their customers. After nearly ten years in the industry, Debra Carroll
Topps Tiles Excellence in Retail
Tile specialist Topps Tiles scooped the Excellence in Retail award at The Tile Association Awards 2018. The renowned event was attended by the tiling industry’s most respected professionals, who gathered to celebrate standards of excellence in
Diespeker New Magazine
Natural stone and terrazzo specialist Diespeker & Co has launched a new company magazine, 88 years after its last major publication was released to the public. Deliberately eschewing a corporate brochure style, Diespeker has instead created a glossy
Craven Dunnill Floor Tile of the Year
Craven Dunnill has been voted winner of The Floor Tile of the Year 2018 in The Tile Association’s (TTA) Awards for its Chev Wood range of high-definition, parquet-styled, porcelain tiles. This is the sixth time in eight years the company has won
Caeasarstone Product Launch
Over 400 guests lined up to celebrate the launch of Caesarstone’s Metropolitan Collection at the Barge House, London, on Thursday 17th May. Architects, designers, kitchen retailers, press, social media influencers and friends of Caesarstone UK
Find Your Golden Ticket
Stockists, trade professionals and DIY enthusiasts are now in with a chance of winning a golden ticket when they buy Gripbond PRO - the ‘hybrid' sealant and adhesive from Bond It. From June through to October 2018, the UK-based manufacturer of
Meet Yonoh at Clerkenwell
Spanish tile manufacturer Harmony is set to launch its new Textil collection at Clerkenwell Design Week, which will be held in London’s design district from 22nd to 24th May. Visit Pentagon Tiles at 45-49 Leather Lane throughout the show and meet
Laticrete Sponsors Mosaic Artist
An unusual friendship was struck between ‘craftivist’ Carrie Reichardt and manufacturer of building products Laticrete, as part of the installation of three major pieces at the Nuart Aberdeen.  The exhibition features a collaboration
Ceramics of Italy Pavillion
For the 30th edition of ICFF, North America’s platform for global design, taking place 20th-23th May at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, the Ceramics of Italy Pavilion will showcase the latest designs and technologies in Italian
New Hires at BAL Sales
BAL, specialist in full tiling solutions, has strengthened its sales team with the appointments of Todd Misselbrook and Mark Blamires. Todd joins BAL as Area Sales Manager for the South East and Mark joins as Specification Manager for the North
Stone Federation and Stone Gallery Renew
The natural stone industry’s lead body, Stone Federation Great Britain, has renewed its support for Surface Design Show’s Stone Gallery. Held annually in the heart of London’s design district, Stone Gallery brings together suppliers of
Bathstore Looathon Equality
bathstore, specialist bathroom retailer, is taking a stand on promoting bathroom equality by launching Pants Down For Equality – an all day looathon designed to highlight the conditions many disabled people face when using public toilets. The
Building Adhesives Ltd New Appointment
Building Adhesives Limited, manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, sealants and ancillary tiling, flooring and decorating products under the BAL and Dunlop brands, has appointed David Lyman as the company’s new sales director. Overseeing the
Instarmac Great Place to Work
Instarmac Group plc, home to brands including UltraCrete, UltraScape, UltraTileFix, UltraFloor and Wondertex, has officially been named a ‘Great Place to Work’. Instarmac was just one of 66 organisations in the UK to be recognised by Great
RUBI Launches Cub RUBI APP
RUBI, tiling tools specialist, has launched the new Club RUBI APP to expand the exclusive advantages for its members. The new APP is the ideal tool for all tilers and construction professionals in general. Designed according to the demands of users
MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT UNITES TILING INDUSTRY
Macmillan Cancer Support is uniting with nine companies from the construction, electrical and home improvement sector for their Just Say the Word male cancer campaign. Benchmarx Kitchens and Joinery, CEF, ISG, Mace, Selco Builders Warehouse, telent
Instarmac Launches UltraTileFix
Instarmac are delighted to announce the launch of their new and improved tiling brand – UltraTileFix. UltraTileFix will merge the best and most popular qualities of Instarmac’s  UltraTile and Granfix brands, to provide you with premium
FILA at White Collar Factory
A FILA cleaning regime has been specified, by Stone & Ceramic, at White Collar Factory in London’s Tech City. Designed by AHMM Architects, for Derwent London, the mixed-use project comprises refurbished buildings and new builds, including a new
Caesarstone Expands UK Team
Caesarstone, specialist in high quality engineered quartz surfaces, has strengthened its UK commercial team with new positions. Ian Clarke joined the company in January 2018 to look after Architects and Designers operating in the midlands, north of
TOPPS TILES NEW STORES
Tile specialist Topps Tiles has made a strong start to the year, with the opening of four new stores. Located in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, Andover, Egham and Leeds, the new stores all opened in the first quarter of 2018 and boast an average investment
Bathroom Brands Group Expansion
Bathroom Brands Group has announced the introduction of two new appointments, with Juan Pillay joining the team as Crosswater Brand Manager and Ben Morling taking on an exclusive role for the Group Projects channel. Bringing with them a wealth of
Palace Chemicals Area Sales Manager
Palace Chemicals, a Liverpool-based independent manufacturer of tile adhesives and building products, has taken on a new Area Sales Manager for Essex as part of its continuous expansion of the sales team. Michael Younger, 29, is bringing some fresh new
Craven Dunnill New Tile Catalogue
When it comes to fresh inspiration for ceramic floor and wall tiles, Craven Dunnill’s new 175- page catalogue is an excellent customer sales tool. Packed with over 80 distinctive and versatile ranges, all predicted to have broad appeal, Craven
Maxtop Launches MaxTop Gear
Kitchen and bathroom surface specialist Maxtop Quartz Ltd has launched a brand new online game, MaxTop Gear, following the success of its 2017 Tea-Break Tosser game.MaxTop Gear, which is ideal to play on smartphones or tablets during a tea or lunch
GRAND DESIGNS LIVE FREE TICKETS
Here at Tomorrow’s Tile & Stone we have teamed up with Grand Designs Live to offer you, our readers, the chance to claim one of 500 free pairs of tickets, worth up to £34 each, to this year’s event, at London’s ExCel from
VitrA scoops 8 iF awards
After winning 11 Good Design awards in January, VitrA returned from the 2018 iF award ceremony on 8th March with a grand total of eight iF awards, including a Gold. VitrA has won eight new iF awards, largely considered to be the worldwide symbol of
Derby Stonework at Scottish Loch
Businesses around a Scottish Loch have seen their revenue increase three-fold all thanks to a regeneration project assisted by Derby stonework company Blanc de Bierges. The renovations at Linlithgow Loch have been driven by Historic Environment Scotland
Palace Chemicals New Sales Manager
A sales manager with a wealth of experience and ambition has become the latest addition to the Palace Chemicals Ltd team. James Broadhead, 38, from Sheffield, has been appointed as Area Sales Manager for Yorkshire and the North East. James will travel
BOND IT NEW WEBSITE
Bond It, UK-based manufacturer of sealants, adhesives and building chemicals, has updated its online presence. The company's new website has been developed in line with the business' commitment to offering high quality products backed by the highest
BAL NEW PST APPOINTMENT
BAL, specialist in full tiling solutions, has appointed Andy Oates as Product Support Technician (PST) for London and the South East. In 2015, Andy was named as The Tile Association (TTA) Tile Fixer of the Year and joins BAL after nearly 20 years in the
BOND IT NEW CATALOGUE
Bond It, manufacturer of sealants, adhesives and building chemicals, has published its new product catalogue. The 112-page document makes it easier for stockists and end-users to browse the company's range of over 500 different products, which cater for
REAL STONE & TILE SPONSORSHIP
North West-based Real Stone & Tile has donated £2,000 to sponsor Wilmslow Lacrosse Club for the forthcoming season.   The tile and bathroom specialist signed the deal as part of the Lacrosse Development Officer (LDO) sponsorship
BAL CHARITY DESIGN PROJECT
BAL, specialist in full tiling solutions, has teamed up with international mosaic artist Natalie Guy for art and design charity fundraising project BowWow Haus London 2018. BowWow Haus London is a fundraising and creative collaboration between pet
MAXTOP NEW CHINESE FACTORY
Kitchen and bathroom surface specialist Maxtop Quartz Ltd is strengthening its manufacturing capabilities and product offering with a brand new, state-of-the-art factory in China. Situated at Chouzhou, near Shanghai, the 28,000 sq ft facility boasts
INSTARMAC BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR
Staffordshire-based building products manufacturer Instarmac Group plc has been placed in the prestigious ‘Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For’ list for the 9th year, in recognition of its commitment to over 175 employees. The top
MAXTOP QUARTZ EXPANDS REACH
Kitchen and bathroom surface specialist Maxtop Quartz Ltd has struck a deal with Cookstown Panel Centre (CPC) in Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Established more than 30 years ago, CPC supplies quality products to the kitchen trade across the whole of
FILA CERAMIC AND PORCELAIN CPD
FILA has introduced a new RIBA-approved CPD presentation, entitled “Ceramic and porcelain – how a correct cleaning regime can safeguard slip resistance. The new seminar examines surface maintenance and its importance in terms of health and
STONE CIRCLE 50 YEARS
B&V Masonry, which uses the trading name stoneCIRCLE, has now been in existence for 50 years since Bernard Vanhinsbergh founded the company in 1968. Bernard was a self-taught stone carver and letter cutter, who was committed to his craft and believed
SDS 2018 BEST YET
Surface Design Show returned to London’s Business Design Centre with a bang this February as over 170 exhibitors from 15 countries showcased the very best in exterior and interior surface materials and treatments. Over 5,000 visitors attended the
DIESPEKER EXPANDS MARBLE SUPPLY
Natural stone and terrazzo specialist Diespeker & Co has announced a new era in the supply of quality marble for commercial projects in the UK and overseas. The London-based company, which has been trading for 137 years, has revealed an extended
BOND IT ISO STANDARDS
Reflecting its commitment to manufacturing excellence and to delivering the highest levels of service and support, Bond It has secured two new quality certifications. Building on its success in holding ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 for 11 and 6 years
BAL REVISED CPDS
BAL, specialist in full tiling solutions, has launched three new revised RIBA-approved tiling CPDs. The CPDs, entitled “Floor Tiling Solutions for the Modern Build”, “Tiling Solutions for Heavily Trafficked Areas” and
SOLUS CERAMICS CLERKENWELL SHOWROOM
Tile supplier Solus Ceramics will be launching a new and unique showroom in Clerkenwell this spring that will offer architects and designers a collaborative informal space to look for tile inspiration and develop design schemes. The two-floor showroom,
WEBER NEW FLOOR SCREEDS CPD
Saint-Gobain Weber, manufacturer of products, systems and technologies for the construction industry, is pleased to introduce its new CPD: ‘Introduction into Flowing Floor Screeds’. This comprehensive CPD presentation covers many subjects,
REAL STONE & TILE SHOWROOM REVAMP
Tile and bathroom specialist Real Stone & Tile has undertaken a significant investment in its Cheadle, Greater Manchester, showroom to enhance the customer experience. A five-figure sum has been spent developing nine new room displays, including
TILE OF SPAIN AT SDS
A selection of Spain’s top tile manufacturers will present their latest ideas at this year’s Surface Design Show. The impressive showcase will take place from 6th- 8th February at London’s Business Design Centre. For the latest edition
BAL EXPANDS SALES TEAM
BAL, specialist in full tiling solutions, has appointed Simon Harding and Geoff Cavell to its sales team. Simon joins BAL as Area Sales Manager (ASM) for the East Anglia and the Home Counties. Based in Colchester, Simon will work with BAL distributors
EASY BATHROOMS NEW STORE
Fast-growing tile supplier Easy Bathrooms is marking its fifth anniversary with the launch of its 17th showroom — the latest in a string of openings as part of its ongoing store rollout programme. Founded in Leeds on Boxing Day 2012, Easy
MAPEI AT ARCHITECT@WORK
Mapei will return to exhibit at the 2018 London edition of Architect@Work on stand 20. The carefully curated trade show is aimed at architects, interior designers and specifiers and takes place at London Olympia over two days, from 24th-25th
FOX MARBLE SIGNS NEW AGREEMENT
Fox Marble, (AIM:FOX), the AIM listed company focused on marble quarrying and finishing in Kosovo and the Balkans region, has announced the signing of a three-year Sales and Purchase Agreement for the distribution of the company’s marble into GCC
TILE MERCHANTS SDS
Tile Merchants Ltd will showcase its new range of dynamic outdoor Porcelain Paver tiles at this year’s Surface Design Show. The Surface Design Show, which will return to London’s Business Design Centre from 6th-8th February, focuses solely on
TTS AWARDS 2018 VOTING OPEN
Voting for the first ever Tomorrow’s Tile & Stone (TTS) Awards is now officially open. The inaugural TTS Awards Guide, detailing all 20 shortlisted products and services, has now been published and you can find out how to vote for your
BAL DIY SOS
BAL has joined forces with Tile & Stone Gallery, part of the Ceramic Tiles Ltd Group based in Ipswich, to provide tiles, adhesives and grout to help BBC DIY SOS improve the home of a man left with brain damage after an unprovoked attack by football
KERAKOLL #HAPPY TILER
Biogel adhesives make for happy tilers. There are only two products in the revolutionary new range of gel adhesives: Biogel No Limits, as standard set adhesive in powder form, and Biogel Extreme which is a two part adhesive.  They are both very easy
TILING FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Online tile retailer Tile Trader is urging members of the public across the UK to cast their vote in its “Tiling for a Good Cause” initiative. The campaign will give one deserving facility a tiling transformation worth up to £500*,
BLANC DE BIERGES STONEWORK DEVELOPMENT
Stonework specialist Blanc de Bierges has won a contract to provide the entrance steps at a £30m development in Leicester. The former Leicester City Council office on New Walk is being converted into offices, flats, shops and a car park. Blanc de
DIESPEKER AWARD WIN
Diespeker & Co has been crowned Manufacturer of the Year (under £25m turnover) at the Made in the South East Awards. Now in their fifth year, the awards were compèred by presenter Alexis Conran, with Dr Sally Beken from Innovate UK
BAL SPECIFICATION TEAM
BAL, specialist in full tiling solutions, has expanded its specification team with the appointment of three experienced specification sales managers. Joining BAL are Daryl Smallbone, Allan Garland, and Phil Cooper, who will work with architects,
BOND IT BIG 5 DUBAI
Bond It, manufacturer of sealants, adhesives and building chemicals, is set to exhibit at the 2017 Big 5 Dubai exhibition, which takes place from the 26th to the 29th November at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The British business will use it stand (Stand
TILE FIRE MURAL FOR LIDL
The supermarket chain Lidl commissioned Liverpool’s bespoke tile specialist, Tile Fire, to manufacture and install two bespoke tile murals depicting the town’s history at their new store in Halstead, Essex. The murals were produced from
REAL STONE & TILE HELPS THE HOMELESS
Greater Manchester-based tile and bathroom suite supplier Real Stone & Tile has joined forces with its local charity, The Wellspring Stockport, to help homeless and disadvantaged people living in Stockport and the surrounding areas. Earlier in the
SOLUS CERAMICS NEW SALES TEAM
Solus Ceramics, supplier of architectural wall and floor tiles, has restructured its sales team to ensure it meets and exceeds the expectations of its customers, following a significant period of growth. The new structure will not only see an increase in
BAL TRAINING COURSE RELAUNCHED
Following a surge in requests from tilers and contractors, BAL, specialist in full tiling solutions, has  relaunched its intensive five-day wall and floor tiling course. Held at BAL’s state-of-the-art Innovation and Technology Centre (ITC),
MAXTOP TRAINING AWARD WIN
Maxtop Quartz Ltd has been crowned winner of the Training Excellence category in the On The Tools Awards 2017, following a national roll out of its training programme earlier this year. The trophy was awarded to Maxtop at a glittering ceremony, held at
SOLUS CERAMICS DE MONTFORT
Tile supplier Solus Ceramics brought a touch of sophistication to De Montfort University’s very own Vijay Patel building with the use of its elegant Monolith range.  Home to art and design, De Montfort University’s Vijay Patel building
TILING FOR A GOOD CAUSE CAMPAIGN
Online tile retailer, Tile Trader, is urging members of the public to nominate a space in their local area in need of a tiling makeover for their Tiling for a Good Cause initiative. The nationwide campaign is designed to give one deserving facility the
FILA AT STAR & GARTER
FILA has completed a project, with Stone and Ceramic, at The Star and Garter building on Richmond Hill, London. The collection of luxury apartments and penthouses, by award-winning developer London Square, occupies a ‘show stopping’ Grade II
FORGEFIX PRINCESS LEIA SCREWSART
Distributor of fixings, fasteners, power tool accessories and hardware, ForgeFix looks set to repeat its success in using an innovative form of art to raise money for charity. Earlier this year, the business donated a 1.2m by 1m portrait of music
SCREWFIX LIVE 2017
Now in its fifth year, Screwfix LIVE welcomed more visitors than ever before to the annual exhibition. The event, which took place between 29 September and 1 October at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, broke records in
MAXTOP QUARTZ NEW SALES MANAGER
Kitchen and bathroom worktop specialist Maxtop Quartz Ltd has recruited a UK sales manager to support growth. Andrew Heaney joins the Manchester-headquartered company following an eight-year tenure as a business consultant, where he worked across several
CERAMIQUE CAR SHOWROOM
Tiles specialist Ceramique Internationale has completed another car showroom refurbishment, in partnership with Taylor Design. The new Harrogate Audi showroom opened in June, with Ceramique Internationale supplying two ranges of tiles from Italian
INSTARMAC AZTEC AEROSOLS
Instarmac Group plc has announced the acquisition of Aztec Aerosols Ltd, based in Crewe. Established in 1977, Instarmac Group plc is a privately-owned company whose primary activity is manufacturing. Operating within the construction and building
LUCIDEON MOVES INTO FAR EAST
A world-recognised materials technology company is broadening its horizons into the Far East with new sales centres in China and Japan. Lucideon, which has its headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent, is in talks to open up sales offices in Shanghai and Tokyo.
INSTARMAC ROSPA GOLD MEDAL
Instarmac Group plc has been awarded the coveted RoSPA Gold Medal, an honour only given to those who achieve five consecutive Gold Awards, in the annual RoSPA Health and Safety Awards. In its 61st year, these respected awards are open to businesses and
PORCEL-THIN WINS CORPORATE VISION AWARD
Porcel-Thin has been named as Best Porcelain Tile Manufacturer – UK by Corporate Vision in their esteemed Business Innovator Awards 2017.  Designed to honour pioneers of the corporate sphere who strive to achieve exceptional results, the 2017
SOLUS CERAMICS FABLED STORE
Tile supplier Solus Ceramics brought a touch of elegance to the brand new London beauty store with the installation of its natural stone inspired Trench floor tile range. Fabled, a well-known cosmetic store from Marie Claire, is located in
NFE NEW UK MANAGER
Following a growing interest in its surface preparation products in the UK, National Flooring Equipment has appointed Nick White as country manager for the UK and Ireland. Using his extensive knowledge of the flooring industry, Nick will build on the
KERAKOLL PENNYHILL PARK
When the outdoor pool of a 5-star hotel and spa needed refurbishing, architect Monia Allegretti, of Archinterio, turned to Kerakoll for an effective tiling solution. Pennyhill Park, a 5-star hotel and spa set in 23 acres in Surrey is owned by the group
FORGEFIX NEW ACCREDITATION
ForgeFix, distributor of fixings, fasteners, power tool accessories and hardware, has received independent, third party recognition of its quality-focused approach with a new and revised quality accreditation. The business has retained its ISO 9001
DIESPEKER SAMPLE ORDERING
Diespeker & Co. has made the process of terrazzo, concrete and natural stone sample ordering faster and easier for its customers with a new online sample ordering system. Before the system was introduced, clients had to view samples in a long list,
BOSIK ISTHMIAN FOOTBALL LEAGE
The Isthmian Football League, a regional men's football league covering London, East and South East England, has been re-branded as The Bostik League in a new two-year deal. Bostik has a longstanding relationship with grassroots football. This includes
EASY BATHROOMS NORTH WEST
National trade bathroom and tile supplier Easy Bathrooms has launched its first showroom in the North West, following a £200,000 investment. The company officially opened its new store, which is located in Chester, on 17th July 2017.With 10,000 sq
TILEMASTER THE FITZ HOTEL
A Tilemaster fixing system has been specified by Penrith Tile Centre at The Fitz hotel in Cockermouth, Cumbria. The extensive hotel installation, which was project managed and designed by Penrith Tiles’ John Williams, includes Italian porcelain,
TTS AWARDS 2018
Nominations for the first ever Tomorrow’s Tile & Stone (TTS) Awards are now open! This year, we’re giving you the chance to tell us what industry products and services you have been loving over the past 12 months. The inaugural TTS Awards
LUNDHS DEBUT LONDON DESIGN FAIR
Norwegian natural stone specialist Lundhs is delighted to announce its participation in the London Design Fair this year, taking place at Old Truman Brewery, London, from 21st-24th September. Exhibiting at Stand S02, it will be Lundhs Real Stone’s
WEBERSPEC ONLINE
Saint-Gobain Weber, manufacturer of professional tiling products, has recently introduced its new WeberSpec online tool to the market, allowing architects and specifiers to quickly and easily create concise, technically accurate and up-to-date
TRADESPEOPLE TRUSTWORTHY PROFESSIONALS
Home service marketplace Plentific.com has revealed that tradespeople rank amongst the highest trusted professionals in the UK. The latest consumer insight revealed that over two thirds (69%) of UK homeowners say that gardeners are the most trusted.
BOND IT GIANTS DEAL
Manufacturer of sealants, adhesives and building chemicals Bond It has renewed its commitment to professional rugby league club, the Huddersfield Giants. On Friday 14th July, Bond It signed a two-year deal which will see the business continue as main
WELSH SLATE BIM
Natural slate manufacturer Welsh Slate has launched its first BIM objects to specifiers and contractors. The company, part of the Lagan Group, has introduced a total of more than 20 BIM architectural objects for roofing, cladding, flooring, walling and
ULTRAFLOOR NEXT INSTALLATION
When two new Next stores needed a stable tiling solution for their floors, Instarmac was called upon for its leveller, primer and tile adhesive. Experienced contractor LGM Flooring secured both jobs, at the Cardiff and Tamworth Next fashion stores,
BOND IT AWARD WIN
Bond It, manufacturer of sealants, adhesives and building chemicals, is celebrating its success after winning a coveted business accolade. The company recently picked up an Inspiring Business Award at The Inspiring Business Awards ceremony, held in late
CRAVEN DUNNILL JACKFIELD TTA AWARDS
Craven Dunnill Jackfield, manufacturer and supplier of specialist tiles for major restoration projects, has taken top honours in the TTA Awards. The company has been named in The Tile Association Awards as both winner of the prestigious Excellence in
INSTARMAC BRANDS ANN SUMMERS DEVELOPMENT
When flooring contractors Florspec were chosen to carry out a new tiled floor installation as part of a refurbishment project at Ann Summers Gloucester, they turned to valued brands from Instarmac for a reliable and effective job. Florspec are working in
BOSTIK TOUR DE FRANCE
Global adhesive specialist Bostik has signed up as an official partner of iconic cycling event, the Tour de France. The new sponsorship agreement upgrades the firm’s previous participation as an official supplier in 2015 and 2016 and will run for
SURFACE & MATERIALS SHOW
With a new layout and zones, dynamic education programme, innovation hub and much more, this year’s return of the Surface and Materials Show is not to be missed! A valuable aspect of UK Construction Week, The Surface & Materials Show, which
SPECIFIERS SURVEY
Building product manufacturers can now find out exactly what specifiers expect from them in 2017 and beyond by accessing a free download of NBS’ latest survey into specifications. NBS received over 500 responses to the survey, from a wide variety
SOLUS CERAMICS BE AT ONE BAR
Tile supplier Solus Ceramics has added a touch of class to the new Be At One cocktail bar in Birmingham with the installation of its Opulence and Program floor and wall tile ranges. Founded by bartenders Steve Locke, Rhys Oldfield and Leigh Miller, the
BAL BIG SLEUTH PROJECT
BAL has lent its backing to a mosaic artist taking part in a fundraising art project in Birmingham. The Big Sleuth is a fundraising initiative organised by Wild in Art and Birmingham Children’s Hospital. More than 200 large and small fibreglass
TOPPS TILES SUPPORT MEN WITH CANCER
Macmillan Cancer Support is uniting with six companies from the building and construction sector to raise awareness of cancer and encourage men to get support. Benchmarx Kitchens & Joinery, ISG, Selco Builders Warehouse, Travis Perkins, Topps Tiles
FLOORING SHOW PLAN YOUR TRIP
The 55th Flooring Show is fast approaching, with over 180 exhibitors preparing for the show and visitors still registering for fast track entry to the show. Plan your trip in advance using the useful links on the Flooring Show website to avoid any last
XAAR PARTNERS WITH KERAJET
Xaar, specialist in industrial inkjet, is delighted to confirm that KERAjet has joined its select group of Premier Partners in the ceramics market. A pioneer of the transformation to digital decoration, KERAjet leads the way as the first of the European
BAL SPONSORS STRONGMAN
Full tiling solutions specialist BAL has lent its support to part-time tiler and strongman Steven Stevens as he prepares for a strongman competition. 26 year-old Steven, from Blackpool, is currently preparing for the Monsters Ball Strongman
FILA LONDON DEVELOPMENT
FILA surface treatments have been specified, by stone and tiling subcontractor Stone & Ceramic, for its most extensive project to date at 190 Strand. The flagship development, by St Edward, includes a collection of bespoke suites, penthouses and
WEBERFLOOR GYM
When a Norwich-based recruitment agency needed a safe and stable flooring solution for its new staff gym, expertise and products from Saint-Gobain Weber were chosen for the job. The agency, 14 Recruitment Limited, Norwich, has taken over the neighbouring
FILANO RUST WINS TTA AWARD
Surface care solutions specialist FILA received the ‘Best Ancillary Product’ award for its FILANO RUST in The Tile Association Awards 2017.   The prestigious industry awards were presented at the annual ceremony held at the
INSTARMAC AWARED FOR EXCELLENCE IN DIGITAL
At this year's TTA awards, Instarmac, specialist in building products, were delighted to be awarded the 'Excellence in Marketing' award for their website and product planner app. The prestigious awards were held in London for the second time during their
CERAMIQUE NEW AREA SALES MANAGER
Tile specialist Ceramique Internationale has boosted its senior sales team with the appointment of a new Area Sales Manager for the Midlands region. John Nelmes joins Ceramique Internationale from CTD Group, where he spent ten years forming strong
BAL CPD AT CLERKENWELL
In collaboration with British Ceramic Tile (BCT), BAL, provider of full tiling solutions, is presenting its new CPD on external tiling solutions as part of design festival Clerkenwell Design Week, which runs from 23rd-25th May. The CPD is set for
SOLUS CERAMICS 10TH QUARTER MAGAZINE
Solus Ceramics, supplier of unique and sophisticated wall and floor tiles, has launched its tenth issue of Quarter magazine, showcasing its new tile ranges and inspirational case studies for the summer season. The trend focused Quarter magazine provides
DURAL CAR SHOWROOM
Dural’s CI+ Anti-Crack Matting and Coloured Movement Joints were chosen for a car showroom tiled flooring project in Harrogate for GC Motors. The movement joints on this project were colour matched to the grout lines, leaving a seamless
BAL MOSAIC ARTIST SCHOOL
BAL, specialist in full tiling solutions, has helped mosaic artist Tamara Froud transform a primary school dining hall with installations designed by pupils, taking inspiration from the school’s values. A fixing solution of BAL adhesive and grout
TILEMASTER ROCCIA MOSQUE
A stunning Roccia tile installation at Preston’s landmark Masjid e Salaam Mosque has been completed using a Tilemaster fixing system. Part of a £3million redevelopment, the ‘blueprint’ installation was carried out by multiple
UK WORLDSKILLS TEAM SCHLUTER
The path to WorldSkills 2017 continues for the UK tiling team, sponsored by Schlüter-Systems Ltd. Most recently, a series of challenges over an intensive two-day stretch, from 29th – 30th March, saw the nomination of the representative to
BAL CHESHIRE MANSION
Tiling products specialist BAL has provided a full tiling solution for the renovation of a six bedroom country house in Cheshire, tiled by Mark Isherwood from Artisan Tiling. Featuring intricate brick slips, porcelain plank tiles and polished
XAAR UPGRADES PRINTHEAD
An upgrade to Xaar’s latest 1003 printheads, an integral part of the EVOSEVEN digital printer installed by Projecta Engineering, has dramatically increased the print quality and output at leading tile manufacturer Parefeuille Provence. Founded in
FOX MARBLE TURKEY
Marble quarrying and finishing company Fox Marble has announced a €400,000 sales agreement with Simsekler Mermer Company, one of Turkey's premier natural stone groups to supply its IIIirico Selene and Sivec marble product. Simsekler owns nine
FLOORING SHOW TILES
The Flooring Show is returning to the Harrogate Convention Centre from 17th to 19th September, showcasing the latest designs in tiles from a range of leading industry exhibitors. Register online today to make sure you don’t miss out on seeing new
REAL STONE & TILE ON POINT DEVELOPMENT
Cheadle-based tile supplier Real Stone & Tile has been contracted by On Point Developments to supply bathrooms and tiles for its latest collection of homes in Cranage, Cheshire. Big Stones, on Goostrey Lane, comprises four large executive family
BOND IT SPONSORSHIP
Bond It looks set to help stockists boost sales of its sealants, adhesives and building chemicals through a high profile sponsorship deal with a rugby team. The business, which manufactures a comprehensive portfolio of products from a large production
INSTARMAC ISO ACCREDITATION
ISO have recently made changes to the 9001 and 14001 accreditations and Instarmac Group plc, specialist in building products, is proud to announce that during its recent audit it received a positive recommendation for continued registration of OHSAS
JOHNSON TILES AT WORLDSKILLS
Tile manufacturer Johnson Tiles is supporting the UK’s top construction apprentices as they prepare to compete at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. Taking place in October, WorldSkills is billed as the world’s toughest skills competition, which
PORCEL-THIN AT NATURAL STONE SHOW
The Porcel-Thin team appreciates that a rolling stone gathers no moss so they are set to appear at their fourth tradeshow of 2017, the Natural Stone Show, from 25th-27th April on stand G36. As the only UK trade exhibition devoted solely to natural stone,
BRITISH CERAMIC TILE EXPANDS TEAM
To build upon British Ceramic Tile’s recent growth, Paul Fincken has been brought on board to head up the British Ceramic Tile specification sales team. Paul brings with him a great deal of experience in the specification market. Paul said:
TILEMASTER TTA AWARDS SHORTLIST
Tilemaster has been shortlisted for The Tile Association ‘Excellence in Marketing Award’ 2017. The nomination is in recognition of Tilemaster’s customer-focused marketing activities, which aim to inform tile fixers and retailers, and
SCREWFIX AWARD
Omni-channel retailer Screwfix has won the Teleperformance Customer Experience Initiative of the Year at the Retail Week Awards. The Retail Week Awards, which were held on 9th March 2017, recognises and rewards best-in-class performance amongst UK
BAL EXPANDS SPECIFICATION TEAM
BAL, specialist in full tiling solutions, has appointed Paul Telfer as Specification Sales Manager for London and the South East. Paul will work with architects, designers, specifiers and contractors supporting them on M40/M20 specifications, providing
FILA NEW PARTNERSHIP
Surface care solution specialist FILA has formed a new partnership with commercial cleaning company S2C Midlands (Solutions to Cleaning). A specialist in prestigious retail environments, including motor-sport workshops and dealerships, S2C’s
TILE RETAILER CHARITY CHALLENGE
To mark 30 years in business, tile retailer Walls and Floors has set themselves a special challenge of running 300km in 30 days to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Gavin Spencer, one of the directors at Walls and Floors, is leading a team of staff
TOPPS TILES TRADER REWARDS
Tile specialist Topps Tiles has launched its latest range of trader initiatives, available for all their registered trade customers.  With the introduction of its latest collection of benefits, traders can now take advantage of a variety of rewards,
MAPEI SPONSORS FITA
Mapei, manufacturer of adhesives and chemical building products, is proud to be sponsoring the not-for-profit organisation Flooring Industry Training Association (FITA) throughout 2017. The organisation provides an important investment into the flooring
INSTARMAC BEST COMPANY AWARD
Instarmac Group plc were delighted to secure a position in the prestigious ‘Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For’ for the 8th year at the recent awards ceremony held in London earlier this year. The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies was
STONE BOOM IN SAUDI
The value of active construction projects in Saudi Arabia has topped $720bn – a boom that has made the Kingdom one of the world’s biggest procurers of stone and interior surface materials. With a colossal 4,025 builds underway – priced
CONTRACT ZONE
Tiling professionals will be able to discover the latest trends and innovations in the contract sector at this year’s Flooring Show with the introduction of ‘The Contract Zone. Featuring a central display of the latest trends and innovations
CDW BOLD NEW DIRECTION
The eighth edition of Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) will take place from 23rd-25th May 2017. As the annual focus for London’s leading design district, the festival has been modelled to reflect the unique nature of this vibrant and creative London
NATURAL STONE SHOW
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Natural Stone Show is set to be bigger and better than ever, with over 170 companies already committed to exhibiting and a planned expansion of an additional 1,000 metres to accommodate for the demand. Taking place
THE BROAD WINS SURFACE DESIGN AWARDS
On Thursday 9 February, The Broad was declared the Supreme Winner of the 2017 Surface Design Awards. The Broad is a new contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The museum is home to
BAL NEW CPD SEMINAR
BAL, specialist in tiling solutions including adhesives, grouts, levelling waterproofing and drainage, have launched a new CPD seminar on external tiling to balconies and terraces. The new RIBA-approved CPD seminar, which was successfully delivered at
NEW CONSENTINO CENTRE
The Consentino Group, specialist in the production and distribution of surfaces for the world of architecture and design, is further expanding its UK operation with a new Centre in Scotland. Based in Livingston, the new premises are ideally located
SURFACE DESIGN SHOW 2017
Get set to see thousands of interior and exterior surfaces showcased across three days, as Surface Design Show 2017 returns to London’s Business Design Centre from 6pm on Tuesday 7th February until 5pm on Thursday 9th February. If you haven’t
BAL HELPS CREATE PUBLIC MOSAIC
BAL, specialist in full tiling solutions, has helped mosaic artist Melanie Watts create stunning mosaic murals for a public art project raising awareness of endangered species. Melanie used BAL adhesives and grouts to create a stunning glass mosaic of an
QUARTZ TRAINING PROGRAMME
Kitchen and bathroom surface specialist, Maxtop Quartz Ltd, has reached a landmark milestone with its training programme, having delivered sessions to more than 300 delegates. Designed to practically demonstrate preparation and installation of the
SOLUS CERAMICS QUARTER MAGAZINE
Solus Ceramics, supplier of architectural wall and floor tiles, has launched its ninth issue of Quarter magazine, showcasing its new tile rages and inspirational project case studies. The trend-focused Quarter magazine provides architects and designers
MOSAIC MADE USING INSTARMAC PRODUCTS
A community project headed by mosaic artist Tracey Cartledge has been completed using Instarmac adhesive and grout. Chorlton Central Church commissioned the striking external focal point to be designed by Tracey, who holds weekly mosaic classes at the
TTA HIGHLIGHTS IMMPORTANCE OF TRADING GUIDELINES
The Tile Association is encouraging its members to be aware of the guidelines issued by the Committee on Advertising Practice (CAP) when considering pricing strategies. This applies particularly to the issue of defining Recommended Retail Prices (RRPs)
BAL RETURNS TO SDS
BAL, expert in full tiling solutions, is returning to Stand 616 at the Surface Design Show to demonstrate its new technology and present informative RIBA-approved CPDs for fail-safe external tiling installations. Connecting the inside with the outdoors
FLOORING SHOW 2017
The Flooring Show 2017 will be back at the Harrogate International Centre from Sunday 17th – Tuesday 19th September, and visitor Registration and the Exhibitor List are now live. By taking two minutes to register online, you’ll save yourself
TILE OF SPAIN AT SURFACE DESIGN SHOW
A selection of Spain’s leading tile manufacturers will present bold and innovative ideas in an impressive showcase from 7 to 9 February at London’s Business Design Centre. Renowned worldwide for their blend of aesthetic and technical
FILA PROTECTS DEVONSHIRE CLUB
Surface care and protection treatments, from FILA’s Green Line, have been specified by Stone & Ceramic at the Devonshire Club - London’s most glamorous Private Members destination. The exclusive new venue, in the City of London, occupies
TOPPS TILES INVESTMENT
Tiling specialist Topps Tiles is making a substantial investment into the business with a £2million refurbishment of its Leicestershire headquarters. This news comes as the business unveils its brand new careers website, and embarks on an
FILA AT SDS
Surface care specialist Fila is set to focus on its growing support division – FILASERVICE – at the Surface Design Show 2017. Set up to provide continual assistance to manufacturers, planners, contractors and builders, the division offers
SOLUS CERAMICS QUARTER MAGAZINE
Solus Ceramics, supplier of architectural wall and floor tiles, has launched its eighth issue of Quarter magazine, showcasing its new tile ranges and inspirational project case studies. Quarter magazine provides architects and designers with a portfolio
SURFACE AND MATERIALS SHOW
The 2016 Surface & Materials Show, which took place between 18-20 October as part of UK Construction week, attracted a record number of architects and designers, compared to last year. Forming a notable feature of UK Construction Week, the Surface
TOPPS TILES REWARDS SCHEME
Tile specialist Topps Tiles is excited to announce the launch of its improved loyalty scheme, ‘REWARDS+’, which will be available to traders in over 340 stores nationwide from 3 October. With the new REWARDS+ card, customers earn £2 for
NEW REED HARRIS STUDIO
Tile specialist Reed Harris has started an exciting new chapter in the company’s rich history with the opening of a striking London design studio and office. Aimed at architects and specifiers, the new Bagley’s Lane studio is perfectly
NEW GM FOR BAL
Building Adhesives Limited- manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, sealants and ancillary tiling, flooring and decorating products under the BAL and Dunlop brands- has recently appointed David Hackett as its General Manager.  Formerly Sales &
JOHNSON TILES NEW WEBSITE AND PRODUCTS
To coincide with the launch of its brand new website, Johnson Tiles, manufacturer and importer of ceramic and porcelain wall and floor tiles, has added five new ranges, Ashlar, Cambridge, County, Eminence and Drift, to its growing portfolio. Created for
YOU AND BAL
BAL, provider of full tiling solutions, is encouraging tilers and contractors to create their own free web profile and get real job leads as part of the manufacturer’s online “Find a Tiler” facility for homeowners. Available by signing
BAL PROVIDES PRODUCTS FOR CHARITY
BAL, specialist in full tiling solutions, has teamed up with The Yorkshire Tile Company to provide a range of products to support the development of a new facility in Rotherham for Grimm & Co, a worldwide charity which aims to get children excited
JOHNSON TILES AT SURFACE & MATERIALS SHOW
UK tile manufacturer, Johnson Tiles, is set to exhibit a selection of cutting-edge products from its latest contemporary ranges at this year’s Surface & Materials Show – part of UK Construction Week (18 – 20 October
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2016 ALMOST HERE
100% Design for London Design Festival will open on 21st - 24th September. As the meeting place for business and design, 100% Design features a showcase of carefully-curated brands including Hakwood, a global leader in the production and design of
Kerakoll “Perfect” for UK Tiles Direct
Kiwi Design recently appointed UK Tiles Direct to refurbish a Nissan showroom after working with them on another project the previous year.  The challenge was to do the work whilst Yeomans Nissan’s Worthing showroom was still open for
Marble whiter than the Taj Mahal comes to London
British Entrepreneur Chris Gilbert of Fox Marble is supplying a housing development in Chelsea and the rest of the UK with rare and highly sought after luxury, pure white Sivec and high crystalline marbles. With his typical eye for opportunity, Chris
Join Instarmac at this year's inaugural Tiling
Visit Instarmac on stand Q3 where their premium brands UltraFloor, UltraTile and Granfix will be showcasing their popular subfloor preparation, tile fixing and grouting solutions. To be held at the Harrogate International Centre from the 18th - 20th
New from Frontline Bathrooms
Designed with DIY in mind, the brand new Aquawall system turns redecorating into child’s play, with tiles that are simply nailed, stapled, or pasted onto the wall. Featuring 11 different shades and an industrial, stone-effect finish, it offers a
HAKWOOD LAUNCHES WOOD WALL TILES
Hakwood, producer of high-end wood flooring, will be launching a new collection of wood wall tiles at 100% Design London - 21st - 24th September 2016, from Stand E479. Following the success of their sponsored feature ‘HakFolly’ for
Murrine Collection Reinterprets Historic Venetian
Launching its latest Murrine designer collection, leading tilemaker Trend returns to its Venetian glass-making roots, bringing a series of exquisitely intricate decorative patterns to the modern world of glass mosaic. The new range of micro-tile
Project support from BAL
BAL have a released a series of short videos about how tilers can get free on-site project support. The new videos, available on BAL’s YouTube channel, or sent directly to YOU + BAL partners, highlight how BAL’s Product Support Technicians
Reed Harris adds luxurious touch to Watches of
Reed Harris is continuing its longstanding relationship with retailer Watches of Switzerland, as the installation of luxury porcelain floor tiles at their new Knightsbridge showroom comes close to completion. This follows on from other successful
Creative thinking comes to the surface
Forming a notable feature of UKCW (UK Construction Week) the Surface & Materials Show presents a vital opportunity to keep up to date with all the functional and aesthetic advantages of today’s products. Whether actively specifying for floors,
New Company Scoops Business Award
Architectural terracotta and faience specialist, Darwen Terracotta has triumphed at the Hive Blackburn and Darwen Business Awards, winning the Newcomer Award. Finalists were joined by dignitaries, sponsors, judges and supporters at an exclusive black-tie
Cosentino Introduces New Hues into the Dekton®
Specialists in the production and distribution of surfaces for architecture and design, the Cosentino Group, has launched of six new Dekton® colours. The landscape for both interior and exterior design is constantly evolving, with the demand for
Dekton® Worktops Selected for Display at Chelsea
Cosentino is delighted to announce that its ultra-compact surface, Dekton® in Sirius was chosen for use on the brand new Gaze Burvill ‘A la Carte’ Grill Unit at the Chelsea Flower Show, 24 - 28 May 2016.  Located in the heart of
Solus Ceramics is fully equipped for BIM
Solus Ceramics, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of commercial wall and floor tiles, has launched new Building Information Modelling (BIM) files across 17 of its market leading ranges.  Working with BIMobject, the easily accessible data
FILA surface care regime specified alongside
Porcelanosa has specified FILA’s award-winning surface care regime for all of its new build projects.   As part of the National Housebuilder specification, Fila Deterdek will be used to clean all Porcelanosa kitchen and bathroom surfaces
Home Renovation and Design Firms Bullish on 2016
The majority of UK home renovation and design businesses anticipate widespread revenue and profit growth in 2016 (75% and 70%, respectively), according to the 2016 Houzz UK State of the Industry study. The report from Houzz Inc. provides a review of
BAL launches new and improved Easypoxy AG
BAL supplier of full-tiling solutions, have launched a new and improved formulation of its hygienic waterproof BAL Easypoxy AG epoxy adhesive and grout for walls and floors. Chemical-resistant and solvent free, the new formulation provides end users with
Specialist Tiling Solution from Topps Tiles
Exclusive to Topps Tiles, the Fein Best of Tiling Kit provides you with everything you need to complete the perfect tiling job. Topps Tiles has been working with the market leading multi-tool supplier Fein to offer Topps’ traders and keen DIY
Launch of Lite Stone Limited
From the heart of the Peak District, Lite Stone Limited brings you quality slate, sandstone and basalt – but the difference is, their products bend. Stone veneer is a new product, manufactured in Germany, which takes high quality stone materials
Cosentino Introduces New Natural Moods
The Cosentino Group previewed a selection of new Silestone® colours at this year’s KBB Birmingham Show. Evoking the look and feel of limestone, Royal Reef and Nymbus offer a classic surfacing solution but in two very different shades. Sitting
Safe restoration with FILA solutions
FILA’s surface care range includes a variety of treatments for floor renovation – from robust, textured porcelain, to original quarry tiles and encaustics.   All products are designed to provide high coverage and performance, whilst
Original Style launch new collections into
From a simple floral corner to complex intertwining patterns – this spectacular range of floor and wall tiles was inspired by various items and places around the world. Odyssey Grande combines contemporary and classic designs, creating striking
SAVOUR THE TASTE
Solus Ceramics has added flavour to the recently refurbished Gourmet Burger Kitchen restaurant in Earls Court, London through the use of its versatile Program range.  Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) carries out regular refurbishment projects across
UltraTile create Mediterranean design for Bella
Bellas nationwide are getting a fun and fab new makeover!  Creating this colourful, quirky new Italian style dining experience is commercial wall and floor tiling contractors, The Great Northern Tiling Company (GNTC), using UltraTile adhesives. A
Ceramique Internationale to floor competition
Leeds-based tiles specialist, Ceramique Internationale, has launched an exclusive new range of porcelain floor tiles. Manufactured by Italian flooring expert Ricchetti using the latest in tile printing technology, and exclusively distributed in the UK by
Topps Tiles Take To The Road
February saw the launch of the Topps Tiles Trade Roadshow programme for 2016 with the first event being held at their Watford store on Imperial Park. Reported as a highly successful night, the tile retailer organised the event exclusively for their
The UK’s Only Tiling Show
The very first and UK’s only Tiling Show will be running from 18th-20th September at the Harrogate International Centre. Open to businesses in the retail, commercial and interior design sectors, The Tiling Show offers a platform for visitors to
Premier League flooring for FC United of
FC United of Manchester’s new £5.5 million, 4,440 capacity stadium, which was officially opened earlier this year and celebrates the club’s 10th anniversary, features first class flooring from adhesive supplier Bostik
J+J Flooring Group Names New Corporate Vice
J+J Flooring Group, a leading manufacturer of commercial specified flooring, has announced that industry veteran, Bill Blackstock has been named as the company’s new Corporate Vice President for Sales Strategy. Blackstock will eventually succeed
DESIGNER CONTRACTS ARE RECYCLING WINNERS
Designer Contracts has been awarded ‘Take Back Partner of the Year’ by Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK) at the annual awards and conference held in Birmingham. Louise Abbott, Designer Contracts’ Merchandise and Marketing Manager, was also
F Ball supports the future of the flooring
UK manufacturer of flooring adhesives and floor preparation products, F. Ball and Co. Ltd., is investing in the future of the flooring industry through its ongoing apprentice and internship programme. The company now has three apprentices and one Keele
Feeling peckish? Join Recofloor at the ‘Bacon
Join the Recofloor team at this year’s popular ‘Bacon Butty’ events where you can find out more about the UK’s award-winning vinyl flooring recycling scheme while enjoying welcome refreshments. Founded by leading flooring
INVISTA Antron carpet fibre supports CRUK Annual
INVISTA Antron carpet fibre has supported the Carpet Recycling UK 2015 Annual Conference and Awards, held at the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Birmingham, as the not-for-profit organisation looks to divert more of the 400,000 tonnes of carpet
AMTICO TARGETING EXPORT GROWTH WITH LLOYDS BANK
Designer and manufacturer of luxury flooring, Amtico International is expanding its product line and moving into new international markets with the support of a £1.5million facility from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.   Headquartered in
Hanson floors the competition at Housebuilder
Leading building material supplier Hanson Building Products has walked away from the Housebuilder Product Awards 2015 with the Best Building Fabric Award, for its New Jetfloor insulated ground floors. New Jetfloor beat off competition from three other
Director appointed at Sovini Trade Supplies
Anita Harrison-Carroll has been appointed as Director of Sovini Trade Supplies; a specialist building and timber merchants in Merseyside. As Director, Anita is responsible for the growth and development of the new business, while overseeing and ensuring
J+J FLOORING GROUP FOCUS ON CORPORATE
J+J Flooring Group, a leading manufacturer of commercial specified flooring, has released its third annual corporate sustainability report, the company announced. The new report, entitled Sustainability, Every Day, focuses on the company’s 2014
MANUFACTURERS TAKE TO THE FLOOR AT THE SURFACE &
Preparations for the Surface & Materials Show, part of UK Construction Week, are heating up, as several new flooring manufacturers have signed up to exhibit at the inaugural event this October.  Taking place at the Birmingham NEC from 6 –
GRADUS’ BRONZE STAIR EDGINGS FITTED TO THE
Contract interior specialist Gradus has supplied their bronze stair edgings to the Eiffel Tower as part of a £24million restoration programme at the world famous landmark.   Standing 324m above the Paris skyline, the Eiffel Tower is
Tom Lowry joins Gerflor in new technical
Tom Lowry is Gerflor’s latest recruit to its newly formed contract specification sales team, which is dedicated to expanding the global flooring manufacturer’s UK business through the management of specification projects across the diverse
A BIG MOVE FOR QA FLOORING SOLUTIONS
QA Flooring Solutions has moved to a new head office with more space and better facilities to accommodate their expanding team. The move will enable the company to deal with its suppliers and worldwide customer base more efficiently. Garry Atmore,
Balta Announce Takeover
Lone Star Funds, a global private equity firm, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Balta Group from Doughty Hanson, a European private equity firm, Filip Balcaen and Management for an undisclosed sum. The transaction is expected to close at the
DOMOTEX Turkey provides an international
Organized in Gaziantep, the centre of machine-made carpet manufacturing, DOMOTEX Turkey brought industry leaders together from 25-28 May once again with the support of Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce (GTO), Southeastern Anatolia Carpet Exporters' Union
A ROYAL WIN FOR THIS YEAR’S FLY FORBO
Forbo Flooring Systems is pleased to announce that Hazel Pearson from Michael Laird Architects (MLA) jetted off to Chicago this week following the company’s win at this year’s Fly Forbo competition - due to its impactful design at the Royal
LIVERYMAN DIDS MACDONALD AWARDED OBE IN BIRTHDAY
Dids Macdonald, CEO of Anti Copying in Design (ACID) and a Liveryman and Second Assistant of The Furniture Makers’ Company, has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours for her services to the
The Wool Carpet Focus Group launches a new
Bradford, the original capital city of the world`s wool trade, hosted a meeting last week of some of the most powerful and influential people in the British carpet industry. The carpet sector is one of the largest consumers of wool and employs thousands
J+J Flooring Group Certified as a Zero Waste to
J+J Flooring Group, a leading manufacturer of commercial specified flooring, announced yesterday it has been certified as a Zero Waste to Landfill manufacturer by GreenCircle Certified, LLC., a prominent third-party certifier of environmental claims.
Aspecta Erme Neocon
ASPECTA ERME will be exhibiting at NeoCon, the largest commercial interiors show in North America, taking place at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago next week from 15-17 June. ASPECTA will be showcasing its ASPECTA FIVE Abstract collection of 24 LVT
Fourfront Group appoints Leeson Medhurst as a
Fit out specialist Fourfront Group has appointed Leeson Medhurst as a workplace consultant. Leeson, who previously ran his own workplace consultancy, will be responsible for developing workplace strategies for clients across Fourfront’s four
Polyflor celebrated as top Green Manufacturer
Vinyl flooring manufacturer Polyflor was recognised for its green credentials when it received the prize for Green/ Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year at Insider’s Made in the North West awards recently. The prestigious awards dinner took place
Woolsafe certifications
Building on the success of the internationally respected WoolSafe Approved programme The WoolSafe Organisation has recently launched two new certifications: CleanSeal and EnviroSeal. These new marks will be used on carpet cleaning products to denote
Brintons tailor made
Brintons has worked with renowned tailor Patrick Grant to help furnish his new luxury, ready-to-wear menswear store located in the heart of Mayfair. E. Tautz opened its first flagship London store, which spans over two floors and occupies
Tile Giant extends Parkinson’s partnership
Tile Giant, based in Staffordshire, has extended their two year fundraising partnership with Parkinson’s UK until the end of 2015. The partnership, which began in 2013, has seen all 115 stores nationwide and 450 staff involved in raising over
BAL strengthens specification support team
Building Adhesives Ltd (BAL), manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, sealants and ancillary products, has continued to strengthen its specification support team with the appointment of William McLachlan as Business Development Manager. William
Sylka award
SYLKA, innovators of the globally acclaimed NuSilk carpet, has been named National Brand of the United Arab Emirates at the Luxury Lifestyle Awards in Dubai. SYLKA, which has offices in London, America and the Middle East, was selected by an
T&R Flooring Concord House
Five Kährs’ wood floor designs are being supplied, by T&R, at Concord House, luxury loft apartment complex, which showcases the work of local furniture designers and makers. Located in Birmingham City Centre, the stunning development is
Carpet firm sentenced after wall collapses on
A Littleborough carpet firm has been fined after an employee suffered severe injuries when a concrete wall collapsed onto him. Arron Ridings, 39, from Littleborough, broke his back, leg, pelvis and hip in the incident at West Pennine Carpets Ltd on 29
Retailers find value in recycling carpet waste
Carpet Recycling UK highlighted the economic and environmental value to retailers of recycling their uplifted carpets and installation off-cuts at the 2015 Buying Groups’ National Flooring Show, Solihull last week. Baling uplifted carpets reduces
Area Sq wins CCS Award for London Motability
Design and fit-out company Area Sq has been given a bronze award from the Considerate Constructors Scheme for its work with Motability Operations in south east London. Over 9000 sites were in the running for a 2014 award, yet less than 10% received such
Innovation and new tech showcase
As part of its year-long celebration to mark 80 years of technological innovation, Kärcher will be showcasing its latest professional cleaning products at the iconic Concorde Hangar based at Manchester Airport. “Synonymous with innovation,
The British Wood Flooring Association Seeks
The British Wood Flooring Association (BWFA) is looking for apprentices for immediate start on their next intake group. FloorSkills is the training provider partner for the BWFA. This is a two year course, which can be fully funded through the CITB,
Goodweave Nepal
GoodWeave has reported that its field team in Nepal has reached 67 weaving factories and 2091 workers with food and supplies (as of 7 May), following the set up of the GoodWeave Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund. Each day the Nepal team is now reaching on
Wilton celebrates 20 years of success
Wilton Carpets Commercial recently held a country fete and party on its picturesque production site in the Wiltshire countryside to say thank you to its staff and to celebrate a hugely successful 20 years of business. Two decades ago, in January 1995,
Atkinson & Kirby Launches New Website
Flooring brand Atkinson & Kirby is inviting visitors to explore its new website. Designed with the user in mind, the website provides the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout. The site showcases
Free Floors for Good Causes
Patients and Staff at Birmingham Children’s Hospital are the latest to benefit from an appeal to award 40 Free Floors for 40 Good Causes, spearheaded by luxury vinyl flooring specialist Karndean Designflooring. Located in Birmingham City Centre,
UK CONSTRUCTION WEEK UNVEILS SEMINAR PROGRAMME
Placing a firm emphasis on knowledge sharing, discussion and debate, UK Construction Week has revealed the seminar programme for the main stage of the event, which takes place at the Birmingham NEC in October. The Seminar Theatre will deliver high-level
The Flooring Show Gets Set for Success
With over 90% of stands already sold at this year’s Flooring Show, the industry should soon start to gear up for an exciting and vibrant show, once again held in Harrogate from 20-22 September 2015.   Event Director, Wendy Adams commented:
SYLKA to judge Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2015 in
The Managing Director of SYLKA, producer of luxury faux-silk carpets and rugs, has been selected as a judge at the prestigious Luxury Lifestyle Awards due to be held in Dubai. Steve Farrell will sit on an international panel of judges, which include the
Award Dave Rowley BAL
BAL Training Manager, Dave Rowley has been recognised with a prestigious industry award for playing a vital contribution to the development of skills and knowledge throughout the tiling industry. Dave, who joined BAL in 1992 after completing an
Recofloor National Recycling Awards
Recofloor is a finalist in this year’s National Recycling Awards in the Resource Management Business of the Year category for its sustained achievements in collecting and recycling waste vinyl flooring. The MRW National Recycling Awards 2015
THE SURFACE AND MATERIALS SHOW
Forming part of the biggest built environment trade event the UK has ever seen, the Surface and Materials Show is a brand new exhibition being launched at UK Construction Week, this October. From ceramics to wood, concrete to carpet, the event will
kahrs.com
Kährs has launched a new, interactive website at www.kahrs.com.  The new site combines a wealth of wood-floor related resources, along with a virtual showroom, where Kährs designs can be laid within decorated roomsets, to aid in selection
Screwfix report
2015 has got off to a busy start for UK tradesmen, according to new research released by multi-channel retailer, Screwfix. An overwhelming majority, 97% of the plumbers, electricians, builders, carpenters and other tradesmen questioned in
British Wool National Flooring Show
British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) will attend the Buying Groups’ National Flooring Show (BGNFS) in Solihull this May to promote the board’s latest Point of Sale Materials. The two new brochures have been designed to provide straightforward
Heckmondwike FB strengthens sales team
Heckmondwike FB, one of the UK’s leading commercial fibre bonded carpet manufacturers, has made two new appointments and a promotion in order to strengthen its Southern and Midlands’ sales team. Chayne Whittington has been promoted to
Designer Contracts New FD
Designer Contracts, UK flooring contractor, has appointed David Walker as its new finance director. David is a CIMA qualified accountant with over 20 years’ experience as a senior professional having held financial director positions in both the
Flooring assessments
To celebrate opening its new training centre in Doncaster, Flooring Assessments will be donating tool kits worth over £250 to every apprentice signed up from April to August this year. Flooring Assessments trainer Daniel Fairhurst said: “We
Students win Recofloor Design Comp
University of Hertfordshire students shared a £1,000 top prize for their innovative ideas to create a modular compost bin and a roof tile from waste vinyl flooring in the first-ever Recofloor Design Competition. The competition was organised by the
Quick-Step extends pro-cycling sponsorship
Quick-Step, manufacturer and distributor of hardwood, laminate and luxury vinyl flooring, has announced the renewal of its long-standing sponsorship deal with the Etixx – Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team. The contract, which was set to expire at the end
CRUK retailers
Carpet Recycling UK will again be providing advice for retailers on sustainable disposal routes for carpet fitting waste and uplifted post-consumer carpets at the 2015 Buying Groups’ National Flooring Show in Solihull on 12th and 13th May. Visitors
Kahrs Ideal Home
Kährs’ wood flooring designs recently featured in the Ideal Home Show’s main feature - three full sized properties, including The Future Proof Home and The Gap House.  Kährs’ stylish, sustainable designs were chosen by
The Flooring Show – news updates
The Flooring Show’s brand new website is now live, and visitor registration is open; here are some news updates from the organisers:     The Wool Trends Centre continues to grow As the 2014 Wool Trends Centre was such a great
Brintons Clerkenwell
Brintons is to launch its brand new collection ‘Brintons Inspirations’ available exclusively, which will be unveiled at a special showcase at Clerkenwell Design Week.    The designs have been based on three themes, including
FEP figures 2014
According to estimated figures from the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP) the overall EU consumption of wood flooring decreased by around 3.8% during 2014. However, FEP stresses that there is variation between countries with Italy and
GoodWeave
GoodWeave has moved closer to eradicating child labour in the rug industry with the addition of three more UK companies to its international labelling scheme. Rug Couture, Sage Green Designs and The Moorland Rug Company have all become GoodWeave
Carpet Crusher Arighi
Established in 1854, the furniture store Arighi Bianchi in Macclesfield is a fourth generation family-run business with one of the largest carpet departments in the UK. Due to the high volumes of floorcoverings they install all over the UK it’s
Karndean colours success at Surface
Karndean is celebrating a successful collaboration with Global Color Research at The Surface Design Show 2015. Two 3D installations, created by New Designers award winner Emilie Osborne, featured Karndean Designflooring’s new LooseLay Series Three
Youthbuild
In order to help younger generations into the construction industry, Youthbuild UK held an event, dubbed ‘Building Pathways’, in Leeds on 18th of March. The event, sponsored by Toolstation, featured speakers including young people who have
EPLF Laminate figures
According to a conservative estimate value for 2014, the 21 ordinary member companies of the EPLF (the European producers of laminate flooring) sold 465 million m² of laminate flooring worldwide compared with 463 million in 2013. The total market
The Wood Awards 2015
The Wood Awards: Excellence in Architecture and Product Design launches its 2015 call for entries with exciting new categories and a high-calibre panel of judges who will evaluate and recognise projects made out of the naturally sustainable material.
CRUK Conference
Carpet Recycling UK’s Annual Conference returns to Birmingham on June 11th with a comprehensive programme covering developments in thinking and practice around sustainability across the carpet supply chain. Preceding the one-day event at the
Shaw Women
The Manufacturing Institute will award Kellie Ballew, product sustainability manager, Reesie Duncan, Shaw Contract Group creative director; and Deanna Mathis, supply chain business solutions manager with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science,
NEW CUSTOMER SERVICES MANAGER AT AXMINSTER CARPETS
Axminster Carpets has promoted Charlie Darke to the position of Customer Services Manager at its Devon headquarters. Increasing demand for its ranges from both consumers and businesses means that the customer services team is integral to the selection,
A Bright Future for Atkinson & Kirby
Atkinson & Kirby, the leading timber flooring company, which is part of the Archwood Group, is investing in a new warehouse and distribution operation and a new group commercial facility, to help create improvements in service to customers
Kingspan partnership Dolomiti
Kingspan Timber Solutions, innovator in the development and application of structural timber technology, has announced that the company has entered into a partnership arrangement with Italian based cross laminated timber (CLT) manufacturer, XLAM
Havwoods reveal new Specifiers Products subsidiary
Celebrating 40 years of flooring heritage in 2015, Havwoods Accessories are delighted to have unveiled their new subsidiary, HSP (Havwoods Specifier Products) at Eco-Build 2015 in March of this year. The family business, in its third generation, is a
BAL Training Centre
A state-of-the art £300,000 Innovation and Technology Centre (ITC) has been officially opened by the leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council Councillor Mohammad Pervez at Building Adhesives Ltd in Trentham. Councillor Pervez opened the Centre
Diespeker & Co shakes it up
In response to a rapidly expanding workload, London natural stone and terrazzo specialist Diespeker & Co has implemented a team restructure, with the introduction of four new roles.  The £2.4M turnover business, which has 40 employees and
Interfloor new MD
Interfloor Ltd, manufacturers of the world famous Duralay and Tredaire brands, is delighted to announce the arrival of John Cooper as Managing Director. John joins from barbecue brand Weber, having previously worked at Hozelock, AAH, and ABF. Along with
Kahrs Best of Houzz
Kährs has been awarded ‘Best Of Houzz’ for Design by Houzz, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The wood flooring brand was chosen by more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community, including
Kenburn-genesis
Genesis Patterns has reduced transport costs by 75%, cutting the company’s carbon footprint and reducing landfill, all with the help of a Kenburn Carpet Crusher. As one of the UK’s largest sampling product producers, Geniesis Patterns
National Tradesman Day
IRWIN TOOLS has launched its annual National Tradesman Day competition, giving the chance to win a brand new FORD F150 4X4 as well as a truckload of IRWIN tools and tickets to top sporting events. Now in its 5th year, National Tradesman Day 2015 will be
carpetright rival
The son of Carpetright founder, Lord Harris, is to establish a rival high-street, flooring retail chain. Martin Harris left Carpetright where he served as development director, after 23 years of service, last autumn. Five weeks later his father stepped
Brintons Cruise
Brintons, UK carpet manufacturer, is showcasing the ‘Best of British’ at the annual Cruise Shipping Event in Miami on the 16th – 19th March. The Royal Warranted carpet manufacturer has been exhibiting at the show for over 15 years, and
BAL Business development manager
Building Adhesives Ltd, UK manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, sealants and ancillary products, has appointed Matthew Leaver as their new national Business Development Manager, strengthening the company specification support. Matthew’s
Worker of the year 2015
UK Worker of the Year 2015, organised by workwear brand Dickies, has opened for entries. Orginally scheduled to launch at Donington Park over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend in April, the competition has opened its website early, allowing hard workers in
Flowcrete TV
In the run up to Pro2Pac 2015, Flowcrete UK will be recording a three-part series of webinars all about flooring considerations within processing and packaging environments. Presented by Flowcrete UK’s Sales Director Alan Dean, each video will
Recofloor Vinyl Record
Recofloor has notched up a new collection record - 500 tonnes of waste vinyl flooring sent back for recycling into flooring or other products in just 12 months. The ‘milestone figure’ for 2014 was achieved during the national vinyl flooring
UK Construction Week
Flying the flag for British construction, Media 10, the UK's biggest design and build event company, has launched UK Construction Week, which is shaping up to be the strongest trade event the building and construction industry has ever seen. Held at
Domus + Kaza concrete
Domus and KAZA Concrete is pleased to announce Cristina Vezzini as the winner of its inaugural concrete tile design competition. Her design will now be produced and added to the range of KAZA tiles available. Cristina, a recent graduate from the Royal
Kahrs takeover
Kährs Group, Swedish wood and resilient flooring manufacturer, has announced its acquisition of part of recently formed Croatian Pozgaj Flooring. The takeover adds own production of wood flooring near the important Central European market and supply