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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
About Tomorrow's Tile & Stone
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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Opus Business Media is a vibrant publishing company set in the heart of Cheshire. Specialising in B2B digital publications our current titles include: Tomorrow's Care, Tomorrow’s Contract Floors, Tomorrow’s Cleaning, Tomorrow’s FM,
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Ardex wedi
Ardex is taking up a majority shareholding in wedi GmbH, a leading manufacturer of system solutions for high-quality wet room solutions. This will be the largest acquisition in the company’s history. wedi will continue to operate independently and
In 2019, TilePal, a leading Scotland based supplier of tiling products became part of the Quantum Group, and the company has now announced that TilePal will now be trading under the Quantum Group brand. There are no doubts that 2020-21 proved to be a
Festival of Sustainability
Parkside and Strata Tiles are holding the Festival of Sustainability at London’s iconic Barbican, as the companies lift the lid on a commitment to be net carbon neutral by 2022. The Festival of Sustainability, with Parkside and Strata Tiles, is a
Tile of Spain Gets Set For CERSAIE’21
A group of 84 companies of Spanish manufacturers of ceramic floor and wall tiles will participate again in the CERSAIE 2021 Trade Show from 27 September to 1 October in Bologna, Italy. This will be the first trade show to take place in person after the
Spectre from Parkside Wins Wall Tile of the Year
Judged by a panel of experts, the TTA Awards are top accolades for the tile industry, recognising excellence in product, innovation and installation. Parkside’s Spectre tile secured the top spot in the hotly contested Wall Tile of the Year
The Press Cafés to be held at Cersaie 2021 are on course to break all records. A total of 18 meetings will be held as in-person events during the five days of the show, the largest number ever. Organised in partnership with leading Italian
Tile of Spain Awards 2021 Call
Architects, designers and final-year students are invited to submit projects for this annual global competition, celebrating the innovative use of Spanish ceramics. Now in its 20th year, the Tile of Spain awards are organised by the Spanish Ceramics
Palace TTA Awards
Palace Chemicals and Laticrete UK are appealing for public votes after being shortlisted for four TTA Awards between them. The voting deadline for the prestigious annual awards run by The Tiling Association is on Friday, August 13, and votes can be
johnson tiles time capsule
Johnson Tiles has launched a ‘digital time capsule’ to encourage the design community to reflect and celebrate on learnings from the past year.  Aptly named #TakeNote, visitors are invited to post a short message to their future self to
Parkside’s Antibacterial Tiles
Parkside has launched four new wall and floor tile collections with built-in antibacterial protection. Years of research have resulted in wall and floor tile collections with antibacterial protection. Inspired by nature, the collection’s built-in
The tiling industry has seen a huge trend for indoor/outdoor living and with the help of UltraTileFix’s latest product, you can help make those external tiling dreams a reality. ProPave Mortar is a fibre-reinforced cement binder which, when mixed
BAL has provided a full fixing solution for a multi-million-pound gym development in the north-west. Following a site visit by Area Sales Manager Lewis Lupton and Business Development Manager Scott Peaurt, main contractor DSC Ltd chose a full BAL
parkside strategic partnership
Parkside has announced a strategic partnership to strengthen engagement with Scotland’s architecture and design communities. From 1 September 2021, Parkside will be working with Chris McGlennon of Stratis to provide the architecture, design and
40 for 40 in Partnership with World Land Trust
The Commercial Business Unit of Topps Tiles Plc has announced the ‘40 for 40’ initiative, donating 40 pence per square metre of every 40% recycled content tile, in partnership with World Land Trust. For every square metre of tiles with over
Some people view graffiti as an art form, with some graffiti artist’s artwork in huge demand.  Think of Banksy. Banksy’s Game Changer raised over £16m for the NHS when it was eventually sold for £16,758,000 at
johnson tiles 120 years
Johnson Tiles is marking 120 years of making in the UK. Established in 1901, the company is now the only ceramic tile manufacturer of scale and is using this big birthday to celebrate ‘British resourcefulness’. To kick start the milestone
Tile specification specialist Parkside has opened two new Design Studios as it continues to develop its position in the commercial market. Parkside Design Studios can now be found in Balham and Notting Hill, London, joining the company’s existing
The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Trade Agency ITA have signed a €1.2m agreement with Edi.Cer. spa to support the initiatives of Cersaie 2021, the first international exhibition devoted to architecture, design, ceramics and
tiler skills shortage
Floorers, wall tilers, painters and decorators, plumbers, heating and ventilating engineers are just a few of the trades that the UK relies on, but a new report has revealed a decline in the number of workers in these trades.  The trade trends
Cevisama Online Lectures
Trade show Cevisama will this month hold a two-day webinar, featuring interviews with industry leaders and talks about architecture, design and trends. On 25th and 26th May, CEVISAMA will be delivering a series of industry-centred lectures titled
Archicont(r)act at Cersaie
The second edition of Archincont(r)act will take place at this year’s Cersaie event, confirming the show’s attention to the world of design and its relationship with the contract furnishing sector. Ten internationally-renowned architecture
Houzz Online Impact Score
Houzz Inc., the online platform for home renovation and design, has launched the Houzz Pro Online Impact Score, to give industry professionals insight into their level of business credibility online. Based on an analysis of nearly one million pros
Stone Federation of Great Britain
The Stone Federation Great Britain has launched The Natural Stone Source Book: A Specifiers’ Guide 2021/22. The Source Book is its flagship publication, designed to be both inspirational and educational, providing the information and visual
Trade Fair Reopening Date Announced in Italy
The news that trade fairs should reopen in Italy from 1st July is of huge importance for tile and bathroom exhibition CERSAIE. On 16th April, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi outlined the various stages of the gradual reopening programme designed to
Victoria PLC Italian Acquisitions
Flooring group Victoria PLC has announced the acquisition of several Italian tile companies. The Board of Victoria PLC, the international designers, manufacturers and distributors of floorcoverings, has acquired the assets and business of ceramic tile
Parkside Outdoor Tile Range
Parskide has updated its outdoor tile portfolio, expanding its popular Vista20 line. Providing tiles suitable for external use, Parkside’s outdoor tiles portfolio has been updated to include even more options for specifiers and designers looking
Chanel Bottle Mosaic
A celebrated Manchester artist has added to his expanding multi-million-pound portfolio with a new trio of Chanel perfume bottle mosaics. Acclaimed mosaic artist David Arnott, supported by adhesives manufacturer Palace Chemicals, created three new
Surge in Construction Project Starts
Construction project starts have surpassed pre-lockdown levels, new research from construction market analyst Glenigan has revealed.  The value of underlying construction work (under £100 million) commencing on-site during the first quarter
Workplace Stress in Construction
To mark Stress Awareness Month, a mental health charity is urging the construction industry to do more to support the mental health of its workers. Mental health charity Mates in Mind will be sharing ‘Chris’ Story’- a short film to
Victoria PLC Italian Growth
The Italian business of Victoria PLC has continued to grow throughout 2020 and 2021, reaching a milestone of €100m sales since the start of the financial year, the Board has announced. In December 2017, Victoria began its expansion into Italy by
Tile Design Studios Reopen
As of Monday 12th April 2021, Design Studios for the Commercial Business unit of Topps Tiles Plc will re-open fully, marking a welcome return to normal business. Home to Parkside and Strata Tiles, Clerkenwell and Leicester Design Studios will return to
NBS Building for the Future
From 21st-22nd April 2021, NBS, the platform for connected construction information, will hold The Construction Leaders’ Summit – ‘Building for the Future'. Bringing together policymakers, industry experts and decision-makers in
BAL Channel 5 Makeover Show
A range of tiling products from BAL are set to feature in a new bathroom makeover show on Channel 5. GSA Bathrooms were approached in October by PI Productions to feature in a new show: Kitchens and Bathrooms: You Won’t Believe Your Eyes, hosted
Topps Tiles Head of Marketing- Commercial
The Commercial Business Unit of Topps Tiles Plc has appointed Tina Hughan as Head of Marketing – Commercial, responsible for its design-led specification and technical tile specialist brands Parkside and Strata. A highly experienced marketeer,
Flooring Showroom Launched
The Flooring Show has launched The Flooring Showroom- an exciting new online platform connecting buyers with the leading manufacturers and suppliers, all year round. The digital directory is the first of its kind for the industry and the newest
Cersaie 2021 Contract Hall
As part of its focus on the world of Italian and international contract furnishing, Cersaie 2021 will be unveiling a new exhibition space, called the Contract Hall. Occupying the whole of Hall 18, this space will be entirely devoted to this segment of
Clerkenwell Design Week 2022
The next Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) event will take place in May 2022, organisers have confirmed. In a statement released on its website, organisers explained that the decision to postpone the event- initially due to be held in May 2021- was made
Construction Sector Recovery
Construction project starts are making a return to pre-lockdown levels, driven primarily by growth in the residential sector, new figures have confirmed. According to the March Index from construction market analyst Glenigan, the value of underlying
Cersaie Returns
Cersaie, the world-recognised exhibition for ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings, will be back in the Bologna Exhibition Centre from 27th September to 1st October 2021. This year's show will see the return of the physical exhibition, which will
Houzz Lockdown Renovation Survey
Houzz, the online platform for home renovation and design, has released findings from a recent survey* of its community of homeowners to find out how the coronavirus pandemic impacted their home improvement projects.  The survey of more than 3,700
Natural stone Awards Open
Stone Federation Great Britain is delighted to announce that registration for the 20th Natural Stone Awards online ceremony is now open. The Natural Stone Awards is a biennial event set up by Stone Federation and has established itself as a prestigious
Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2021
Trade apprentices could win a prize bundle worth £10,000 in the Screwfix Trade Apprentice 2021 competition. The annual award is returning for its 7th year, to celebrate the next generation of tradespeople as they aim for recognition at the start
Mosaic Art Installation
A well-known mosaic artist has teamed up with a Liverpool-based tile adhesives company to create an inspirational artwork for Dulwich College, an historic South London school. Delighted to be revisiting a project she first began in 2017, Tamara Froud
NBS and BBA Partnership
NBS, the specification platform for the construction industry, has announced its partnership with the British Board of Agrément (BBA) in its latest move to provide best practice advice to NBS users. The collaboration marks the joining of two
Ceramics Campaign Wins Awards
The digital communication campaign promoting the values of ceramics, entitled “But Ceramic... is a safe choice”, has won Silver in two categories in an Italian awards programme. “L’Italia che Comunica” (“Italy that
Mental Health in Construction
Esh Construction is backing the industry-wide efforts to open up the dialogue on mental health, as workers continue to combat the mental strain of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Speaking about mental health anxieties is the best way to alleviate your own
Distribution Supplies New Hub
Floor and wall tile distributor Distribution Supplies has purchased a new distribution hub, adding to its existing four-depot distribution network. The facility, based in Hadleigh near Ipswich, will provide a logistics hub of 80,000ft2. Adding to its
Coverings and Wood Flooring Expo
International tile and stone exhibition Coverings will this year be co-located with the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA)’s Wood Flooring Expo, organisers have announced.  The events, which are due to take place from 7th-9th July
Best Of Houzz 2021
Home renovation and design platform Houzz has announced the Houzz community’s picks for Best Of Houzz 2021. The list is the homeowner-to-homeowner guide to the top kitchen and bathroom designers, architects, interior designers, landscape pros and
Cevisama Trade Show Postponed
The next edition of Cevisama will now take place in February 2022, organisers have announced. The international trade fair for the ceramic, bathroom equipment and natural stone industry was initially due to take place from 24th-28th May this year, after
Advanced Materials and Ceramics UK
The Advanced Materials Show and co-located Ceramics UK will take place from 7th - 8th July 2021 at the NEC, Birmingham. The free-to-attend exhibition and conference is dedicated to the innovation, design and use of high-performance materials
Total Tiles Sold to CMOStores
Online building and home improvement store has acquired online tile retailer Total Tiles.  The transaction, which was completed on 31st December 2020, is the second acquisition by the CMOStores group, following the acquisition of
Architect at Work Digital Summit
The Architect@Work talks programme has returned for 2021 as a digital summit.  Over the past decade, this European trade show and exhibition has developed a reputation for tackling issues facing the profession, touching upon different materials and
BS Stone Cladding Updated
On 17th December 2020 BS 8298, the Standard that covers the Installation of Natural Stone Cladding and Lining was updated. It replaces the previous BS 8298 originally published in 2010. The 2010 Standard consisted of four parts. This has now been
Caesarstone New Concept House
Caesarstone, specialist in high-quality engineered quartz surfaces, has opened a first-of-its-kind experiential concept house in Tel Aviv, Israel.  The space has been named ‘The Caesarstone Concept House’ and is where inspiration and
Tile of Spain Awards 2020
Tile of Spain has announced the prize-winners of its prestigious awards, celebrating the creative use of ceramics in architecture and design. Now in its 19th edition, the competition is organised by ASCER, the Spanish ceramic tile manufacturers’
Tile Mountain Sponsors Stoke FC
UK tile retailer Tile Mountain had ended a successful year for the company with the renewal of its sponsorship deal with Stoke City Football Club.   The firm has seen substantial growth since its inception, culminating in the relocation to its
Natural Stone Awards Shortlist
Stone Federation has announced the shortlisted projects for the 2020 Natural Stone Awards.   Organisers said that, in spite of the challenges that this year has presented, it was incredibly encouraging to see that both the quantity and quality
Diespeker Terrazzo Design App
Natural stone and terrazzo specialist Diespeker & Co has launched its Terrazzo Design Studio.  This free online app allows users to get creative with unique terrazzo designs, with the ability to manipulate the size and style of chippings and
Natural Stone Show Postponed
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Natural Stone Show & Hard Surfaces 2021 event has been postponed by 12 months and will now take place from 26th -28th April 2022 at ExCeL, London. Event Director Richard Bradbury explained: “We
Porcelain Superstore Online Growth
Online tile retailer Porcelain Superstore has announced an 80% growth in year-on-year revenue and looks set to hit sales of £8.5million by the end of 2020. The family-run business has created nine full-time jobs during what is the company’s
Football Shirt Mosaic
An eye-catching Manchester City-inspired mosaic is expected to fetch thousands in a charity auction. Mark Kennedy has created a striking artwork of a Manchester City football shirt to form part of an art trail around Manchester, in the hopes of
Johnson Tiles Plastic Free
Tile manufacturer Johnson Tiles has achieved its goal to become plastic-free, by introducing new sugar cane packaging. To deliver against its ambitious targets, the company has embarked on a joint venture with a specialist packaging partner to make
Jackon TTA Awards
Jackon is celebrating a double win at the recent TTA Awards, which took place in an online format in mid-October. The company won two categories at these prestigious national awards. The first was the coveted Best Environmental Initiative Award. This
NBS, the leading specification platform for the construction industry, has teamed up with the Engineering and Manufacturing Network (EMN) to provide guided support and best practice advice to its members. This collaboration will further strengthen EMN
SDS Awards Finalists 2021
Representing the best of material innovation from around the world, the finalists of the Surface Design Awards 2021 have now been announced. The judging panel, co-chaired by interior designer Nicola Osborn from Basha-Franklin and engineer Steve Webb of
Ceramic a Safe Choice
Organisations from across Europe are working together on a new drive to promote the benefits of tiled surfaces. The campaign, entitled “But ceramic…is a safe choice”, is a collaboration between The Tile Association (TTA), ASCER and
Tile Giant
In a bid to get the industry back on its feet, Tile Giant has set up a new and improved help scheme for tilers, offering a range of benefits including a Checkatrade membership package.  A known trade supporter, Tile Giant is committed to doing
Diespeker Club Terrazzo
Terrazzo specialist Diespeker & Co has launched a new initiative for anyone who loves to be in the know when it comes to the latest style trends. ‘Club Terrazzo’ is an easy way for terrazzo fans to get hold of free samples for
Decorex Virtual 2020
This November, one of Europe’s biggest interior design events will present a virtual talks programme as part of a three-day digital experience. Decorex Virtual 2020 will see talks from talks from leading industry figures set to inform, instruct
Johnson Tiles Challenge
British tile manufacturer Johnson Tiles has raised £4,560 for housing and homelessness charity Shelter through its ‘2020 Tile Tapestry’ design challenge, which invited interior designers across the country to capture positive community
Neolith Virtual Experience
Sintered Stone brand Neolith has launched a new digital platform. The Neolith Virtual Experience tool brings the company’s collection of over 50 colours and finishes from the showroom direct to the customer home.  The ongoing COVID pandemic
Tilepal Rebrands
A Scottish tiling supplier has rebranded with a fresh look. Perth-based company Tilepal now has a new appearance aimed at aligning it more closely with its parent company, the Quantum Group. TilePal joined the Quantum Group in 2019, to form part of a
Construction Industry after COVID-19
The construction industry is rallying from the aftermath of the lockdown as builders report steady workflow and recovering revenues, new research has found. A survey of 2,000 UK construction companies by Skrap, an on-demand construction hire specialist,
TTS Awards 2021
It certainly hasn’t been the easiest year for the tile and stone industry but we want to at least end it on a high and start 2021 as we mean to go on. Offering the chance to give recognition to the products and services you think really deserve it
Johnson Tiles New Marketing Director
British tile manufacturer Johnson Tiles has appointed long-serving sales lead Rich Kelsall into the newly-created role of Marketing Director.  The new position reflects the company’s renewed focus on taking key messages surrounding its UK
Caesarstone New Appointment
Caesarstone, specialist in engineered quartz surfaces, has welcomed Charlotte Stafford to the team as the new Manchester Studio Manager. Charlotte will oversee all studio operations at the site, including customer visits and events. Charlotte brings
Ethical Stone register
The Ethical Stone Register continues to welcome natural stone companies as more and more specifiers are looking for ethical assurances about the materials they choose. Developed in response to The Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the issues of sourcing
cicv webinatrs
The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum is launching a series of free advice webinars to help industry professionals improve their contractual and commercial awareness on construction projects. Hosted by leading industry experts, and running
As a well-known provider of systems for the construction of swimming pools, Mapei has now been accepted as members of The Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association (SPATA). With solutions from screed and render, through to concrete waterproofing
palace chemicals mosaic
Palace Chemicals has commissioned Manchester City’s ‘mosaic man’ to create a special commemorative piece to celebrate the knighthood and achievements of Captain Sir Tom Moore and all key workers who have contributed to the UK’s
CICV Forum
As Scotland’s building sector continues its recovery, the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has issued a raft of new health and safety guidance to help steer workers through the phased return. The Forum has launched seven new pieces
neolith carbon neutral
Sintered stone brand Neolith has announced that it has achieved carbon neutral status. In 2019 the brand recorded no net release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere from gate-to-gate emissions. To attain the carbon neutral status Neolith followed the
Entries Open for ASCER’s Tile of Spain Awards
ASCER (the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association) has announced the nineteenth edition of its Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture, Interior Design and Final Degree Project. The Tile of Spain Awards are intended to promote the use of
palace Chemicals hand sanitiser
Building products manufacturer Palace Chemicals rose to the challenge presented by COVID-19 by starting to produce hand sanitiser and hard surface spray in industrial quantities. Palace Chemicals has supplied millions of units of surgical spirit to some
Ceramique Stoneline
Tile distributor Ceramique Internationale has launched an exclusive new collection of large format stone-effect tiles, harnessing the trend for natural materials.  Stoneline is a collection of porcelain tiles inspired by the simple and unrefined
AMA REfurbishment
Since 2015, the interior fit out and refurbishment market has increased by 12%. However, from 2018 to 2019 there was a very modest growth of just 1%. It is noted that the high levels of annual growth witnessed in earlier in the decade have now slowed
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning against the use of KN95 facemasks as personal protective equipment (PPE). A safety alert was issued on 11 June 2020, urging all employers and suppliers not to purchase or use KN95 facemasks as PPE. KN95
Houzz Business management
Houzz Inc., the online platform for home renovation and design, has announced the launch of Houzz Pro, an all-in-one software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that aims to help home renovation and design professionals stand out, win more clients, increase
FMB Reverse Charge VAT
Following a cross-industry campaign to delay the implementation of reverse charge VAT for construction, led by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), the government has announced it will be pushed back by five months. While the industry called for a
CICV Health Safety
As Scotland’s building sector emerges from prolonged shutdown, the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has issued expanded health and safety guidance to help steer companies through the crisis and back to work. The Forum, which was
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which continues to negatively impact businesses and individuals around the world, Confindustria Ceramica and EdiCer SpA have decided to postpone Cersaie. Known as the world’s largest international
CHAS Checkatrade Partnership
CHAS, the health & safety accreditation specialist, has signed an agreement with Checkatrade that will see the two organisations work together to help their trade members boost their accredited status and availability for work.  Checkatrade is
FMB Covid Safe Working Comment
Government support measures for small to medium-sized (SME) house builders are a welcome start to help boost the housing market's recovery, said the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in response to the Housing Secretary's statement this week that 
covid-19 working guidelines
The government has published new ‘COVID-19 secure’ guidelines for UK employers to help them get their businesses back up and running and workplaces operating as safely as possible. The new guidance covers eight workplace settings which are
Stone Smart Fair
Stone Fair, a specialist in online exhibitions, and StoneCash, a B2B e-procurement platform, are launching Stone Smart Fair 2020 this month. The virtual trade fair will be the first online multi-vendor, multi-discipline exhibition for the natural stone
Diespeker Pendulum Testing
Leading London natural stone and terrazzo supplier Diespeker & Co has introduced in-house pendulum testing to give clients additional peace of mind. The move came in response to a marked increase in concerns about levels of slip resistance, plus the
Covid-19 Tests for Construction Workers
The UK’s construction union Unite has welcomed the announcement that construction workers are now eligible for targeted COVID-19 testing. The announcement was made by the health secretary Matt Hancock at the government’s daily press
Tile of Spain resumes production
Since 10 April, the Spanish ceramic tile industry has been gradually resuming work after stopping production activity, following the restrictions set by the Spanish Government to tackle the spread of Covid-19. During this period, the Spanish ceramic tile
Kerakoll products website
The Kerakoll Group has just launched a brand-new website for its products, available in different versions tailored to the market in which the visitor works.   The site is designed to be easy to use on all devices, including mobiles for easy
Ceramique Leeds Landmarks
Tile specialist, Ceramique Internationale, has secured contracts on the refurbishment of four of the most prestigious and high-profile buildings in Leeds city centre.  The Leeds-based ceramics distributor has already contributed 400m² of tiles
BESA Covid-19
The government should ensure its construction supply chains are paid promptly and sub-contractors receive retention payments during the Covid-19 crisis, according to a member of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC). Ann Bentley, global board
Retailers turn to tech
Technology is helping retailers stay in touch with their customers and keep the design process going when face-to-face meetings are not possible. There can be no denying that the impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been huge for the retail sector,
Real Stone & Tile Celebrates Decade
The team at luxury bathroom and tile specialist, Real Stone & Tile has recently marked their 10th birthday by celebrating a substantial growth in annual turnover – from £150,000 in their first year of trading to £1.5m in
Neolith COVID-19 Donation
Responding to the Coronavirus pandemic and ensuing global health crisis, Neolith is joining the fight to combat the disease.  The sintered stone brand has announced it will make a €300,000 donation to three hospitals in Castellón,
Johnson Tiles COVID-19 Update
As communities around the world respond to the coronavirus outbreak, tile manufacturer Johnson Tiles has outlined its ongoing commitment to making the health and wellbeing of both its customers and employees the number one priority, in line with the UK
Tiling Show Postponed
Having closely monitored the current Coronavirus outbreak, The Tile Association (TTA) Board has announced the postponement of the annual Tiling Show and TTA Awards evening, initially due to take place in Birmingham on 27th March. A statement released by
Marble Izmir Postponed
Following a statement from the Turkish Ministry of Health, the international natural stone and technologies fair MARBLE iZMiR will be postponed until a later date due to Coronavirus. The show, which is one of the biggest worldwide gatherings for the
Kerakoll and Tilemaster Merger
Kerakoll Group, a world leader in GreenBuilding materials, has merged its two British subsidiaries, Kerakoll UK Ltd and Tilemaster Adhesives Ltd, into one organisation. The company, which acquired the Tilemaster brand in 2017, is targeting ambitious
Full tiling solutions specialist BAL has joined forces with CTD Tiles to donate adhesives and grout to a DIY SOS project in Corby, Northamptonshire. The team from the BBC One programme was called in to help rebuild Jackie and Colin Hutchinson’s
Best of Houzz 2020, the online home renovation and design platform, has announced the community’s picks for Best of Houzz 2020. Best of Houzz 2020 is a homeowner-to-homeowner guide to the top kitchen and bathroom designers, architects, interior
Belvedere Stone and BAL
Belvedere Stone, part of the family-run Lovell Stone Group, has chosen to partner with building adhesives specialist BAL. Belvedere Stone offers a collection of high-quality, hardwearing and versatile stone products, sourced from historical areas around
LTP Emma Lock
LTP has welcomed back Emma Lock to its sales team. Emma, who previously worked for the company for 11 years, will work alongside Mark Atkins, supporting customers and the British-made brand throughout London and the South East region. Since moving from
Cersaie 2020 News
Ceramics and bathroom exhibition Cersaie will return to Bologna in 2020, with an increased floor space of 180,000 square metres and bathroom furnishings taking centre stage. With the countdown to Cersaie 2020 now under way, the show is preparing to make
Surface Design Awards Winners
The winners of the 2020 Surface Design Awards were revealed on 13th February, during a breakfast presentation on the final day of the Surface Design Show at the Business Design Centre in London.   The Awards celebrate excellence in architectural
Palace Chemicals App
Palace Chemicals has further invested in its customer experience with the launch of a new, upgraded app.   The family-run manufacturer of adhesives, grouts and building chemicals has released the fourth version of its smartphone and tablet app.
CMOStores Invests in AI
Online construction materials supplier has announced major investment in web developments, including cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technology, into its six digital superstores. Joining forces with Peak, the
Palace Chemicals TTA Awards
Long-established family firm Palace Chemicals has been nominated for three The Tile Association (TTA) Awards. The Liverpool-based manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, building chemicals, wood treatments and decorating sundries is up against seven
BAL new CPDs
Full tiling solutions specialist BAL has launched three new RIBA-approved CPD Seminars for architects, specifiers and contractors. The CPDs, entitled “Tiling to Internal Walls with Large Format Tiles”; “Tiling to Swimming Pools”;
Sintered Stone Neolith Cevisama
Sintered Stone brand Neolith will once again be exhibiting at Cevisama in Valencia, Spain. From 3rd-7th February, Neolith will be on Stand F137, Level 2, Pavilion 6, showcasing a breath-taking installation designed by Virginia Sanchez. Sanchez has
Tile of Spain SDS 2020
A selection of Spain’s leading tile manufacturers will present their latest ideas at the Surface Design Show next month. From 11th- 13th February, Tile of Spain, the voice of the Spanish tile industry, will be on Stand 400 at London’s
Surface Design Show 2020
Celebrating 15 years of bringing the best in innovative surface design, manufacturing and development to the UK, the Surface Design Show will return to London’s Business Design Centre from 11th-13th February 2020. The show is a must-visit for
Neolith at IMM Cologne
Sintered Stone brand Neolith will once again be exhibiting at IMM Cologne at Koelnmesse, Messeplatz 1 Mülheim, 50679 Köln, Germany from 13th-19th January 2020. Located in Hall 4.2 on Stand D041 and C040, Neolith will provide visitors with an
The British Board of Agrément, UK construction products certification body, has appointed Hardy Giesler as its new CEO. Mr Giesler brings more than 30 years’ experience to the role, having worked around the globe in a career dedicated to
£12m Christmas Tree
Tiling solutions from Palace Chemicals and LATICRETE UK have been used in the creation of the world’s most expensive Christmas tree, worth a staggering £12million. Grout and adhesive from Palace Chemicals and LATICRETE UK, based in
BAL Energy Contract
Full tiling solutions specialist BAL has signed a new 24-month energy contract with a 100% renewable energy provider. As of November, the Stoke-on-Trent-based manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, levellers and other ancillary tiling products is
Italy acquires Devon&Devon
Luxury bathroom and interiors brand Devon&Devon, located in Westbourne Grove, London, has been acquired by Italy. Previously, this single-brand showroom – although an Italian brand – was not directly operated by Italy but instead managed
Caesarstone UK New Sales Manager
Caesarstone, specialist in high-quality engineered quartz surfaces, has appointed a new Sales Manager for London. Delara Etemadi has joined Caesarstone’s UK sales force as part of the team’s ongoing expansion, in line with the brand’s
Real Stone and Tile 3D Software
Luxury bathroom and tile specialist Real Stone and Tile has expanded its offerings with the addition of a new, 3D design service. Available via consultation at its Cheadle-based showroom, the bespoke service enables customers to see their renovation
VitrA Tiles Cersaie New Collections
VitrA Tiles, manufacturer of innovative tiling solutions, launched two new ranges at Cersaie in September. CementMix and Wood Collection introduce new materials and textures, demonstrating VitrA Tiles’ expertise in ceramic design and technology.
Topps Tiles CEO Quits
Nationwide tile retailer Topps Tiles has announced that its Group Chief Executive, Matt Williams, will step down from the Board with effect from 29th November. Rob Parker, currently Chief Financial Officer, will be appointed as Group CEO effective from
Tool Theft Claims Rise
Insurance claims by tradespeople affected by tool theft have increased 54% in the last two years, according to new figures. The data, released by small business insurer Simply Business, shows the average claim for stolen tools costs £1,684, while
Aggregate Industries Promotes Diversity
Aggregate Industries has continued to lead the march in helping to drive greater diversity and gender equality in the construction industry by hosting its annual Women in Construction networking and personal development conference. The one-day event,
Neolith Tenth Anniversary
Sintered Stone brand Neolith commemorated its tenth anniversary with a special exhibition during this year’s Marmomac event in Verona. Located at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Verona during Marmomac, Neolith showcased the full spectrum of the
Mapei President Dies
It is with great sadness that the Mapei Group has announced the passing of its President, Giorgio Squinzi, who died in Milan on the evening of 2nd October. Born in 1943, Giorgio became the Sole Administrator of Mapei in 1984 after the death of his
Caesarstone Opens Manchester Showroom
A new, permanent Caesarstone Studio has opened on the same site as the brand’s recently-launched Distribution Centre in Trafford Park, Manchester. Over 120 people attended a launch party on 17th October, held to mark the occasion. The Caesarstone
Jackon Supports The Bee Centre
JACKON, manufacturer of extruded polystyrene-based JACKOBOARD solutions for tiling, is launching a year-long campaign of support for The Bee Centre, near Preston, Lancashire. The campaign starts this month, with the donation of 200 beehives to the
Topps Tiles New Website
In a bold step to meet the changing habits of modern consumers, tile specialist Topps Tiles has launched a brand-new trade and consumer website. Both sites boast a range of clever features including artificial intelligence (AI) and user-friendly filters
Caesarstone Fabricator Trip
Quartz pioneer Caesarstone recently hosted fabricators at its global Head Quarters in S’dot Yam, Israel. Home to the brand’s innovative R&D and trend forecasting teams, guests had a chance to meet with Caesarstone designers and immerse
Tileflair New Showroom
Wall and floor tile wholesaler/retailer Tileflair Ltd has opened its latest store in Yeovil. Adding to its existing 10 stores, this latest 4,000 square foot store is part of an ongoing company expansion strategy and has been designed to offer a superior
ASCER Promotes DAP
The Spanish Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) has promoted the development of a sectorial Product Environmental Declaration (DAP), furthering the industry’s commitment to sustainability. The technical work has been developed by the
RIBA CPD Providers Network 25 years
The RIBA CPD Providers Network is celebrating 25 years as a trusted and highly-regarded UK CPD provider. Over the past quarter of a century, the RIBA CPD Providers Network has facilitated a platform for architects to develop professionally, whilst also
Parkside Cotswold Design Studio
Parkside, the design-led tile specification company serving architects, designers, contractors and developers, has formally opened its Cotswolds Design Studio. The new Design Studio is the fourth in the Parkside portfolio and once again demonstrates the
UK Apprentice Wall and Floor Tiling WorldSkills
The tiling young apprentice supported by RUBI UK achieved great success at the 2019 WorldSkills finals in Kazan, coming away with a Medallion of Excellence and world-class recognition. Mark Scott completed the WorldSkills finals in Kazan where he was
Real Stone & Tile Mere View development
Tile and bathroom retailer Real Stone & Tile was called upon by Linear Construction to supply bathroom fixtures and tiles for its latest luxury development in Astbury, near Congleton, Cheshire. Located on the perimeter of the picturesque Astbury Mere
Decorex International at Olympia London
Decorex International will make its debut at Olympia London this year, from the 6th-9th October, marking an exciting new chapter in the show’s 42-year history. Offering a showcase of the very latest in high-end design, an exceptional speaking
White Tiles Instagram Bathroom Trend
Pure white tiles are the most Instagrammed bathroom interior trend, according to new research from Harvey Water Softeners. As part of the research, the top 25 posts from over 3.3 million images across five hashtags were analysed to see which interior
Ceramique International Sponsors Great North Run
Tile specialist Ceramique Internationale has supported the Great North Run Penguins as they competed for the tenth time, hitting an impressive total of more than £50,000 for Yorkshire Cancer Research. Dating back to the 1990s, Team Penguin began as
Tile and Floor Superstore Opens
Rapidly expanding e-commerce builders’ merchant has added a sixth portal to its family of online building material retail platforms, further extending the range of building products it offers to both professional contractors and DIY
Neolith At Maison & Objet
Sintered stone brand Neolith will showcase its latest motifs at Maison & Objet from 6th-10th September 2019 on stand K104, Hall 6, at Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, France. Visitors will be treated to an eye-catching display of the
Tile of Spain 100% Design
Tile of Spain, the umbrella organisation representing Spanish tile manufacturers, is exhibiting for the first time at 100% Design as the 25th anniversary celebrations of this key design show draw ever more industry professionals through its doors. From
Houzz partners with Cluedo
Houzz, the online platform for home renovation and design, has teamed up with toy and game company Hasbro to renovate the Cluedo Mansion, in celebration of Cluedo’s 70th anniversary. From 26th August- 9th September, people can visit
Cersaie Architect Economics and Sustainability
As part of the 11th “building, dwelling, thinking” cultural programme to be held at Cersaie 2019, architect Anupama Kundoo will give a conference at 4:00 pm on Wednesday 25th September in the Architecture Gallery. Internationally-acclaimed
Johnson Tiles Material Lab Studio Manager
Material Lab, a London design resource studio and materials library, has announced the appointment of Sam Wood as its studio manager. An emerging talent in the architecture and design sector, Sam joins from industry heavyweight Wickes, where he built a
Bostik Strengthens Team
Bostik, manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, sealants and other ancillary products, has strengthened its sales and support team to provide a greater level of service to customers. As part of the move, 12 Area Sales Managers (ASMs) have had their areas
TTS Awards 2020
We are thrilled to announce that nominations for the Tomorrow’s Tile & Stone Awards 2020 are now open. Now, it’s over to you to help us find the best products and services helping to transform the industry and make everyone’s lives
Caesarstone Expands Team
Caesarstone, expert in high-quality engineered quartz surfaces, has appointed three further area managers to its rapidly-growing sales force. Amir Reske, Managing Director of Caesarstone UK, said: “Our business is growing as planned and in-line
NBS Partners with Viewpoint
NBS, specification platform for the construction industry, has announced its partnership with common data environment (CDE) provider Viewpoint. The partnership will see the two organisations working together to improve collaboration and integration
Tile Giant Concept Store
Tile Giant has launched a new concept store format in Staines, inspired by home decor high street brands. Enlisting the help of award-winning retail design agency Stamp, the new store has been designed to strike a balance between the needs of the
Victoria Acquires Ibero Ceramica
Floorcoverings group Victoria PLC has acquired the business and certain assets of high-quality Spanish ceramic flooring manufacturer, Iberoalcorense. The purchase price for the acquisition is split into a payment on completion and a contingent payment,
Tile of Spain Awards 2019
The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) is inviting entries for the 18th edition of the Tile of Spain Architecture, Interior Design and Final Degree Project Awards. The prestigious international awards return offering a total
NBS Chorus New Feature
NBS has launched a new feature which enables users of its new Chorus specification platform to instantly export a list of submittals from a specification in one click and import them directly into leading Common Data Environments (CDEs). Submittals are
Ceramique Stadium Redevelopment
Tiles specialist Ceramique Internationale has completed work on the prestigious Emerald Headingley Stadium redevelopment, adding the finishing touches to the new North Stand. Working closely with project managers Styles&Wood and a number of interior
BAL and CTD Events
BAL, specialist in full tiling solutions, has teamed up with CTD – Ceramic Tile Distributors for a series of Training and Technical Events at every CTD branch across the UK. Taking place in July, August and September, each event will feature live
Neolith Award Win
Sintered Stone brand Neolith has had a successful first half of the year, achieving a number of prestigious accolades including a Red Dot Award, Plus X Award, German Design Award and an A’ Design Award. Retrostone, a contemporary take on terrazzo
Architects at Cersaie 2019
Dominique Jakob and Brendan MacFarlane from the eponymous architecture firm will be amongst the guests of the “building, dwelling, thinking” cultural programme of Cersaie 2019, with a conference to be held in the Architecture Gallery. Founded
Johnson Tiles Charity Mosaic
British ceramics manufacturer Johnson Tiles has donated materials to create a stunning mosaic mural to be enjoyed by the local community in Glasgow. The symbolic mural, situated in Glasgow’s Queen’s Park Arena, was officially unveiled on
Tiling Town 2019
International tile and bathroom exhibition Cersaie has announced that this year’s edition of its Tiling Town feature will be centred around large-format tiles. During the five days of Cersaie 2019, the Italian and international tiling world will
BAL New Appointments
BAL, expert in full tiling solutions, has made moves to strengthen its sales and marketing teams with two new appointments. Kathryn Hyde has joined as Marketing Manager, and David Moore as Area Sales Manager for North West England and North Wales
Instarmac Great Workplace for Women
Instarmac Group plc, based in Tamworth, has been officially named as a ‘Great Place to Work’ 2019 in a list of UK Best Workplaces for Women (medium sized organisation category). In order to qualify for this prestigious award, Instarmac Group
Tilemaster Adhesives New Recruits
Tilemaster Adhesives has welcomed four new recruits to its team, as part of its ongoing expansion. Robyn Lomas joins the accounts team, whilst Aaron Bargh, Caleb Stott and Alex Burley join the R&D laboratory team. This latest recruitment drive
Emilio Ambasz Cersaie
Argentinian architect Emilio Ambasz, precursor of the green architecture movement, will be amongst the guests of the “building, dwelling, thinking” programme at tile and bathroom exhibition Cersaie 2019. Emilio will speak at a conference to
Material Lab Johnsons Tiles
Material Lab – the design resource studio and materials library set up by tile manufacturer Johnson Tiles - has added four new partners to its roster. EGGER, Metlex, Norcros Adhesives and Sensitile join the portfolio of high-calibre design brands
Caesarstone in Manchester
Caesarstone UK has opened its second distribution centre in Trafford Park, Manchester. The 20,000 sq ft warehouse will act as a hub, serving customers in the north of England, cutting delivery times and improving service levels. A permanent Caesarstone
Iris Ceramica UK Showroom
Iris Ceramica Group, specialist in the design, production and distribution of high-quality porcelain and ceramic products, has opened its first UK showroom in the heart of Clerkenwell. Building its portfolio up over the course of almost 60 years, Iris
Real Stone & Tile Showroom Expansion
Luxury bathroom and tile specialist Real Stone and Tile has undertaken a significant capital investment in the renovation of its showroom. Over 50 new displays have been constructed across the 5000sqft showroom, offering customers an opportunity to
NBS Chief Revenue Officer
NBS, the technology platform for the construction industry, has announced the appointment of Chris Slinn as its new Chief Revenue Officer. Chris joins as the fourth executive director at NBS and will support the existing board. In the newly-created role
Caesarstone Area Sales Manager
Caesarstone, expert in high-quality engineered quartz surfaces, has welcomed Tony Quinn to its sales team as Area Sales Manager for Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Tony will be responsible for managing and developing
Solus Clerkenwell Design Week
Tile supplier Solus wowed visitors at Clerkenwell Design Week during its second year as a featured showroom, creating a showstopping installation in collaboration with ALEKSA Studio. The imaginative creations, designed by the emerging London-based
BAL Strengthens Specification Team
BAL, manufacturer of full tiling solutions, has bolstered its specification team with two new hires. Mark Lambourn joins the team as Specification Manager covering the Midlands and Wales. He has extensive experience in the construction sector working
Mosaic piece destroyed in video
An artist who creates large mosaic artworks as a hobby was left devastated after seeing a video of one of her creations being smashed into pieces by the man whom she had gifted it to. Taryn Dallas created the 1.8m-high piece for cabaret host Magnus
BIM Increase in Construction
There has been a significant rise in the awareness and usage of BIM within the construction industry, new research has found. The results from the 2019 survey conducted by NBS, which has been monitoring BIM adoption in the UK for almost a decade, show
Building Adhesives Mental Health
Staff at tile adhesive manufacturer Building Adhesives Ltd have taken part in a number of initiatives as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2019. Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week is the UK's national week to raise
Family-run EMC Tiles Investment
Family-run tile distributor EMC Tiles has invested £1m in a new showroom in Derby, expanding its presence in the Midlands and creating new jobs in the local area. EMC Tiles, which already has bases in Nottingham, Leicester and Loughborough, will
Neolith Boutique Sintered Stone
Neolith, a brand of Sintered Stone, has opened a new showroom in Düsseldorf, further increasing its global presence. Interior designer Niels Karsten Kniest, of nkk raumkonzepte, has transformed a vast production hall into a breath-taking display of
BAL Tile Association Awards 2019
BAL, specialist in full tiling solutions, is celebrating after its floating uncoupling mat was voted the Best Innovation at The Tile Association Awards 2019. BAL Flexbone 2Easy is an uncoupling mat which is laid loose on the subfloor, meaning preparation
Tile Mountain Acquires Walls & Floors
The Tile Mountain Group has acquired Kettering-based Walls and Floors, making the group one of the largest privately-owned tile retailers in the UK. Established in 1987, Walls and Floors has grown to a company employing nearly 200 people with an annual
Tilemaster New Apppointments
Tilemaster Adhesives has boosted its UK team with the appointment of three new recruits. Jessica Smith, Stuart Forkin and Philip Daniels join the growing customer service, technical and production teams, following earlier appointments announced in
Tile Retailer New Showrooms
Rapidly-growing tile retailer Easy Bathrooms is set to open an additional two stores within the next two weeks, after signing leases on units in Bradford and Glasgow. The move triples the company’s bricks-and-mortar presence on the UK high street,
Pay rise for construction workers
A 2.75% rise in pay for construction workers has been agreed for the year ahead, following successful pay negotiations between the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and Unite the Union.   The Building and Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council
Tilemaster Willow Gate Project
Tile, kitchen and bathroom supplier Roccia has completed the first in a series of surface design projects for V Capital Partnership Ltd, installed using Tilemaster Adhesives’ fixing products. The high-end show home installation, at the exclusive
Tilemaster Employee TTA Award
Tilemaster Adhesives’ Glynn Griffin has received The Tile Association (TTA) ‘Employee of the Year’ Award 2019. The coveted award was presented at the annual TTA Awards ceremony, which recognises excellence and achievement throughout
Coverings 2019 Rock Stars
Tile and stone trade show Coverings, held in Orlando, Florida, from 9th-12th April, has announced the 2019 Rock Star Awards winners. The Coverings Rock Stars – an Emerging Leaders Programme – honours the best and brightest young talent in
Neolith Sintered Stone Ceilings
Neolith, a brand of Sintered Stone, can now be used on ceilings, offering architects greater scope for material consistency in their designs. Developed in response to the current trend for the ‘back to nature’ look, this innovation gives
Diespeker New Terazzo Process
London terrazzo specialist Diespeker & Co is working with a new terrazzo process that offers clients the best of both worlds. The simple yet effective process combines the very best elements of resin and cement terrazzo, resulting in a seamless floor
New MUDD Tiling Brand
Building Adhesives Ltd, the tiling specialist with a heritage stretching across more than 50 years, has proudly announced the launch of its new brand, MUDD. The new brand consists of a range of hard-working products to see you right through the
Caesarstone UK Tottenham
High-quality engineered quartz surfaces from Caesarstone feature in the new Tottenham Hotspur football stadium in North London. A selection of designs from the quartz specialist – including the longest bar anywhere in the UK which has been created
Ceramics of Italy Coverings
Ceramics of Italy is all set to showcase thousands of products in the Italian Pavilion at this year’s edition of Coverings. From 9th – 12th April, tile and stone exhibition Coverings will be taking place at the Orange County Convention Center
Felipe Assadi at Cersaie 2019
Chilean architect Felipe Assadi is the first guest to have been invited to speak at Cersaie 2019 as part of the “building, dwelling, thinking” cultural programme. Felipe will take part in a conference in the Architecture Gallery during the
Caesarstone in Therapie Clinics
Caesarstone’s marble-inspired White Attica has been chosen to create a serene backdrop in eight new branches of Therapie Clinic, following its multimillion-pound expansion in the UK and Ireland. The new clinics have been designed by
Caesarstone New Team Members
Caesarstone, specialist in high-quality engineered quartz surfaces, has welcomed two new sales appointments with strong backgrounds in the kitchen and bathroom retail industry to its UK team. Hazel Blake and Holly Barns will be responsible for kitchen
RUBI UK Worldskills
Young apprentice Mark Scott, sponsored by RUBI UK, has been selected to represent the UK in Wall and Floor Tiling at WorldSkills Kazan 2019. Apprentice tiler Mark, from North Lanarkshire, Scotland, has been selected to represent the UK at the WorldSkills
UltraTile Fix at Miller & Carter
Skilled tiling contractors The Great Northern Tiling Company turned to products from UltraTileFix’s range of adhesives and grouts to install wall and floor tiling at Miller & Carter’s latest restaurant. Famed for its delicious food and
Real Stone & Tile Grafters LIVE
Luxury tile and bathroom specialist Real Stone & Tile, based in Cheadle, recently unveiled its latest collections at the Grafters LIVE Exhibition in Manchester. Real Stone and Tile made a big impact as the only firm in its sector to be represented at
Palace Chemicals Technical Sales Manager
To help with its continued expansion, Liverpool-based Palace Chemicals is to ‘take to the road’ with the appointment of Gary Knowles in a new role as Technical Sales Manager. Palace Chemicals has offered a high level of technical support to
Johnson Tiles National Apprenticeship Week
Tile manufacturer Johnson Tiles has marked National Apprenticeship Week (4th-8th March) by calling for the next generation of manufacturing and engineering apprentices, to support the longevity of its industry. Having been at the forefront of tile
Mapei Academy Now Open
Mapei has cemented its commitment to providing ongoing support for its customers and construction professionals by opening a purpose-built training facility to host practical and theoretical courses across many product lines and specialisms. Mapei
Saint-Gobain Weber Rewards
Launched almost a decade ago, the highly successful Weber Rewards loyalty scheme for professional tilers has received a well-deserved makeover.  The dedicated new and improved Weber Rewards website, and Redeem on the Go app, will ensure the campaign
YourTribute and LTP Bremner Square
Tile care and maintenance product manufacture LTP and sporting memorial specialist Your Tribute are working together as part of the team involved in Leeds United’s Bremner Square Project. The extensive redevelopment project will create a new
Real Stone & Tile Manager Shaves Head
Real Stone & Tile’s Mark Strong, has raised over £1000 for Cancer Research UK by shaving his hair off. Mark, who is Showroom Manager at the Greater Manchester-based tile and bathroom suite retailer, decided to take on this challenge in
Neolith George Clarke's Old House New Home
Neolith, a brand of Sintered Stone, was recently specified for a special project as part of the latest UK TV series, ‘George Clarke’s Old House, New Home’, broadcast on Channel 4. ‘Old House, New Home’ is a series in which
Ceramique Harrogate Caterer
Tile specialist Ceramique Internationale has worked with bespoke wedding caterer, Nomad Catering by James Brown, to put the finishing touches to its new Harrogate premises. The Harrogate-based caterer has relocated to a new venue in Follifoot,
Neolith Brazil Apartments
Sintered Stone from Neolith has helped to bring style and comfort to an apartment building in Brazil. When architecture practice Carlos Rossi Arquitetura started conceptualising the common areas for V House, a residential building in the city of
UltraTileFix Merc Showroom
Experienced tiling contractor Great Northern Tiling Company has used UltraTileFix to install over 3,000m² of wall and floor tiling at the esteemed Mercedes-Benz Showroom in Birmingham. With a market share of 7.12% and selling 5,000 more cars than
HTW Staff Changes
In response to the perceived challenges and opportunities ahead for 2019 and the coming years, Hampshire Tile Warehouse has announced a restructuring within its organisation. Julian Hase, former Managing Director of the tile supplier group, has decided
Tile of Spain Awards
Tile of Spain is delighted to announce the winners of its 2018 Tile of Spain Awards, celebrating the creative use of Spanish ceramics in interior design and architecture around the globe. The award ceremony was held on 29th January 2019 in Valencia
Welsh Slate Global Heritage Status
Cambrian-age Welsh slate, which is produced at Welsh Slate Ltd’s Penrhyn quarry in North Wales, has become the first slate in the world to be designated a Global Heritage Stone Resource (GHSR). Its designation by the International Union of
BAL Major Investment
BAL, specialist in full tiling solutions, has made a significant investment in its sales, support and specification teams to provide a greater service provision to tilers, contractors, specifiers and distributors. The manufacturer has doubled its sales
SD Sealants Wins Contract
SD Sealants’ tiling department has won a highly sought-after contract worth a quarter of a million pounds in Gloucestershire. The 59 Lansdown project, which is being built by CALA Homes, is a brand-new residential development in Cheltenham Spa,
BAL Board NHBC Approved
BAL Board, the strong lightweight tile backing board from the full tiling solutions specialist BAL, has been accepted as an approved building product on NHBC-registered sites. Approved by the British Board of Agrément (BBA), BAL Board is a
Tilemaster New Warehouse
Adhesives manufacturer Tilemaster Adhesives, based in Leyland, has signed a five-year lease on a 47,500 sq ft warehouse at Eaton Point in Chorley, as the company continues to implement its strategic growth plan. Eaton Point is a new Grade A development
One of a Kind Surface Design Show
A dedicated trend-focused installation, Surface Spotlight Live, curated in collaboration by trend expert Sally Angharad and colour forecasters Colour Hive, will return to Surface Design Show 2019. From 5th-7th February, Surface Design Show 2019 will
Valverdi Surface Design Show
Valverdi will be returning to London’s Business Design Centre this February to exhibit at the Surface Design Show for the third time. Valverdi will be showcasing its premium range of co-ordinating indoor and outdoor porcelain tiles, which first
Caesarstone Price Freeze
Caesarstone UK has confirmed that there will be no price increase in 2019 for its award-winning range of quartz surfaces. It is the second consecutive year that the brand has held its prices. Caesarstone UK Managing Director, Amir Reske, said:
BAL, full tiling solutions specialist, is presenting innovative new tiling technologies, including its unique Flexbone uncoupling mats, on Stand 618 at the Surface Design Show from 5th-7th February at the Business Design Centre in Islington. As well as
Win a Holiday with Ultratile
Enter UltraTileFix’s exciting New Year competition for your chance to win a holiday of a lifetime. You can choose from a family trip for up to 2 adults and 2 children to Disney World Florida, a three-night stay for up to four adults in Las Vegas or
Tile of Spain at SDS
New ceramic and porcelain designs from a selection of Spain’s leading tile manufacturers will be on display at London’s Business Design Centre from 5th- 7th February 2019 on Stand 304. At the cutting-edge of contemporary design, Spanish tiles
Laticrete Community Project
A social enterprise group has used Laticrete products to help brighten up part of a neglected area of Leeds. It was all hands on deck when Seagulls Reuse (which amongst other things, delivers community arts projects) got more than 300 residents involved
stoneCIRCLE at Harrods
stoneCIRCLE's work for the Harrods Fine Watch Room was highly commended at the Natural Stone Awards 2018, held on Friday 7th December at The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London. When architects Rundell Associates were tasked with refurbishing the Fine
Lapicida Sponsors Football Team
Stone and tile experts Lapicida, based in Knaresborough, have sponsored new kit for the Under 10’s team at Knaresborough Celtic Junior Football Club. A community-based club, founded in 1995, Knaresborough Celtic is run on a completely voluntary
Neolith Global Expansion
Neolith, a leading brand of Sintered Stone, has announced plans for four new showrooms in Milan, Rome, Amsterdam and Düsseldorf, expanding its global presence. The development sees Neolith adding to an impressive roster of venues internationally in
Caesarstone FX Award
Caesarstone, the global manufacturer of premium quartz surfaces, has announced its victory at the FX International Interiors Design Awards 2018, in the Surface category. The esteemed award goes to its recently-launched Metropolitan Collection,
BAL supports SkillBuild
Odhran Connelly, from Southern Regional College in Northern Ireland, was victorious at the SkillBuild 2018 National Finals in Wall and Floor Tiling. Odhran beat off stiff competition from silver medallist James Ackland (Cardiff and Vale College), bronze
Casalgrande Padana New App
Casalgrande Padana has announced the introduction of Colors- its new app for iOS and Android platforms that brings all the latest news directly to your tablet, with more than 412 porcelain stoneware tiles divided into five product lines. Ideal for
Caesarstone Snarkitecture
Caesarstone, a world-leading designer and manufacturer of premium quartz surfaces, has been announced as a Surface Design Awards finalist for the thought-provoking ‘Altered States’ collaboration with NYC art and architecture practice,
Tile Retailer Wins Dubai Trip
Tile and bathroom specialist Real Stone & Tile, based in Cheadle, Greater Manchester, recently secured a much-coveted place in nationwide initiative ‘Bagno’s Race to Dubai’, created by luxury bathroom specialist Bagno Design. The
Dubai Design Week
With the aim of giving Italian ceramic companies the opportunity to establish new contacts and network with international design and architecture professionals, a B2B workshop has been organised for Wednesday 14th November during the Dubai Design Week
Ramsey's Renovation
A family-run kitchen and bathroom showroom, based in Nottingham, has undergone a £150,000 renovation as it enters its 47th year in business. After five years of blood, sweat, tears and challenges, Ramsey’s, based in Long Eaton, has just
Lapicida raises £1K
Knaresborough-based stone and tile expert Lapicida has raised £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, fielding two teams to take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. A ten-strong Walking Team, headed by Lapicida’s Head of Operations Steve
Rex Walker Retires from LTP
After a remarkable 50 years in the tiling industry, LTP’s Rex Walker will be retiring at the end of the year. For the last 12 years, Rex has been part of LTP’s sales team, which he joined after he ‘officially’ retired from
Church Graffiti Removed with LTP
LTP’s Ecoprotec Graffiti system has helped restore the church interior at St John’s, after a chancel wall was recently vandalised. The restoration project was carried out by Farcroft Restoration, by its stone technician Dave Berry, and
Walls and Floors New Employees
Walls and Floors has appointed Jason West as its Wholesale and Distribution Area Sales Manager for the South Wales and M4 Corridor areas. This move comes as part of the company’s plans to strengthen its Wholesale and Distribution support in all
Caesarstone Wins Award
Caesarstone is proud to announce that its Metropolitan Collection has won the Gold Award for Innovation in Kitchen Product Design. Launched earlier this year, Caesarstone’s Metropolitan collection comprises nine products that perfectly reflect the
Cersaie 2018 confirmed its status as an unmissable show for the worldwide ceramic tile and bathroom furnishing market with growing numbers of participants in the events organised specifically for architects, interior designers, installers, the media and
Solus Bespoke Slabs
Tile supplier Solus is now offering designers the opportunity to invent their own ceramic artwork by using the latest technological advancements. For those looking for unique and intricate tiles that are not available from distributors, bespoke slabs can
Caesarstone London Design Festival
Caesarstone, specialist in premium quartz surfaces, enjoyed a presence across six different London Design Festival shows this September (15-23 September) with the application of its surfaces presented in a diverse selection of exciting forms. The
BAL Supports DIY SOS Grenfell Project
In one of their most challenging builds, Nick Knowles and DIY SOS team recently built a brand-new gym for the Dale Youth Boxing Club which was previously housed in Grenfell Tower. To support the build, Stoke-on-Trent-based BAL donated adhesive, tanking,
BAL New Appointments
BAL, manufacturer of full tiling solutions including adhesives, grouts and ancillary products, has bolstered its specification and sales team with two new hires. James Purrett joins the team as Specification Manager covering the Midlands and Wales. He