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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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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
SPATA Mapei UK
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
HSE ISSUES KN95 FACEMASK WARNING
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
CERSAIE 2020 POSTPONED UNTIL NOVEMBER
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
BAL DIY SOS Project
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
Houzz.co.uk, 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 CMOStores.com 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
BBA New CEO
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 CMOStores.com 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 at SDS
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 SUCCESS
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
Craven Dunnill Starts 3D Research
In an effort to embrace 3D technologies to tailor its heritage tile-making skills to the requirements of contemporary installations, ceramic tile producer Craven Dunnill Jackfield has secured funding for new 3D digital research. Craven Dunnill Jackfield,
Walls and Floors New Website
After months of development, Walls and Floors has launched its brand-new trade website, specifically tailored to the fast-paced needs of a tradesperson. The website promises to make buying tools, essentials and tiles quick and easy, whilst still
Constructive Dialogues Spanish Ceramics
IVACE, in collaboration with ECAlab, is holding a one-day symposium Constructive Dialogues: Spanish Ceramics Innovation in Context at Tate Liverpool, on Saturday 29th September from 10am-6pm, to shine a light on the role of ceramics in architecture. The
Tiling Town at Cersaie
During the five days of Cersaie 2018, the Italian and international tiling world will converge on Tiling Town, the space devoted to tile installation located, in the new Hall 31 A (former Area 49) close to the Piazza Costituzione entrance to the Bologna
Neolith London Design Festival
Neolith, a brand of Sintered Stone, is inviting architects, designers and specifiers to discover its latest slabs at a special exhibition during London Design Festival. The exhibition, held from 12:00-23:00 on 20th September at 133-135 Bethnal Green
Easy Bathrooms Transport Investment
Easy Bathrooms, national bathroom and tile supplier, has made a £142,000 investment in its distribution network in a commitment to improve trade service. As part of this, Kate Hudson joins the firm as distribution and transport manager in a
Caesarstone Channel 4 Project
Caesarstone took centre stage in a Channel 4 home renovation programme as its quartz worktops were chosen to provide a fresh take on terrazzo. Helping to transform a quintessentially Georgian kitchen on Channel 4’s flagship property makeover show
BAL Team UK Euroskills
BAL, specialist in full tiling solutions, is proud to be sponsoring the UK wall and floor tiling competitor at EuroSkills 2018. Taking place in Budapest from 26th-28th September, the members of Team UK will be taking on the best apprentices in Europe
Caesarstone Restaurant
Caesarstone UK has collaborated with designjunction for a unique restaurant installation called STILL BY FORM. Curated by design consultancy and procurement specialists, BY FORM, the space is designed with harmonious layers of colour and texture to
Palace Chemicals New Fleet
A Liverpool-based manufacturer of building products has invested a six-figure sum in a new fleet of fork lift trucks in a move set to 'lift' the company to the next level. Palace Chemicals, located in Speke, has invested in excess of £500,000 in 15
Tile of Spain Awards Now Open
ASCER (the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association) invites entries for the 17th edition of the Tile of Spain Architecture, Interior Design and Final Degree Project Awards. Projects can be located anywhere in the world, but must make
FILA at Princeton University
FILA, surface care specialist, has strengthened its presence the US with a glowing reference from Princeton University in New Jersey. Nestled in the Princeton University campus sits the Lewis Center for the Arts, a modern building designed by Steven Holl
Fox Marble Growth
Fox Marble, specialist in marble quarrying and finishing in the Balkans region, has announced a significant increase in sales over the past six months, with revenue expected to continue to grow at a steady rate throughout the rest of the year. The AIM
Neolith Top Fabricators Comp
Neolith is calling on all workshop professionals and stonemasons to share their very best work, using Neolith, for its third annual ‘Neolith Top Fabricators’ competition. The award will highlight the difficulty and immense technical
Roberto Cavalli Tiles at Real Stone & Tile
Tile and bathroom specialist Real Stone & Tile, based in Cheadle, Greater Manchester, has been selected as the exclusive stockist of Roberto Cavalli tiles in the North West. Roberto Cavalli, the high-end Italian designer known for exotic prints and
Ceramique New Sales Exec
Tile distributor Ceramique Internationale has expanded its experienced team with the appointment of a new Specification Sales Executive for the north of England.  Michelle Foreman joins the senior sales team with a specific remit to work with
TTS Awards 2019 Nominations
We are delighted to announce that nominations for the Tomorrow’s Tile & Stone Awards (TTS) 2019 are now officially open. After a successful inaugural TTS awards last year, we are once again offering you the chance to give your favourite product
Cersaie Business Project
Hundreds of leading industry experts will descend on this year's edition of Cersaie as part of the Cersaie Business Project.  Held for the seventh year running as part of efforts to strengthen relations between exhibitors at Cersaie and
Wall and FLoor Tiling Standards
As part of the five-year review of British Standards and reflecting changes within the tiling industry since 2009, BS 5385 Part 1: 2018 has now been published. One significant change made was to exclude the use of plywood as a background material for the
Richard Rogers at Cersaie
Maintaining its longstanding focus on the world’s great architecture, Cersaie will welcome award-winning British architect and designer Lord Richard Rogers, 2007 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate, to give the 2018 Keynote Lecture. The event will
Surface Design Awards 2019 Open
The Surface Design Show has proudly announced that entry to the 2019 Surface Design Awards is now open. Now in their seventh year, the Awards will not be short of variety, with projects entries from 16 different countries entering in 2018. There are 13
CTD Worlds End Tiles Showroom
Last month, CTD Architectural Tiles celebrated the opening of the newly-refurbished World’s End Tiles Battersea showroom. A long-standing name within the industry, the revamped 650 square metre showroom is now complete with a dedicated specifier
BAL Robin Sculpture
BAL, specialist in full tiling solutions, has lent its support to award-winning mosaic artist Julie Vernon by donating the adhesives and grout needed to create a stunning robin sculpture for Hoodwinked 2018. “Royal Robin Redbreast” is one of
Solus and Studioort
Solus Ceramics, supplier of architectural wall and floor tiles, has partnered with architecture practice Studioort and wowed crowds at this year’s London Festival of Architecture. The London Festival of Architecture celebrates London as a global
Cersaie Designs Your Home
The 36th International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings, Cersaie, will host the initiative “Cersaie Designs Your Home” on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th September in the Media Village (Services Centre). Now in its seventh
Rubi WorldSkills
The UK’s most talented young apprentices, battling to represent their country, are receiving invaluable help from RUBI UK and Ireland LTD. The company, which makes professional tiling tools, has offered its support to WorldSkills UK, the
Tiling Town at Cersaie
During the five days of Cersaie 2018, the tiling world will converge on Tiling Town, the space devoted to tile installation located in the new Hall 31 A (former Area 49) close to the Piazza Costituzione entrance to the Bologna Exhibition Centre. The
Fox Marble Turkish Bathouse
Opulent marble from Fox Mable was used for a bathroom renovation inspired by the hedonistic hammams of Turkey and the Balkans. The five-bedroom detached villa in a quaint Hertfordshire village is home to an entrepreneur and business executive, who
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