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  • BAL supports Team UK at EuroSkills 1

    BAL supports Team UK at EuroSkills

    BAL are proud to be sponsoring the UK wall and floor tiling competitor at EuroSkills 2018. Taking place in Budapest from 26-28 September, the members of Team UK will be taking on the best apprentices in Europe with the aim of being crowned champions in their chosen skills. Representing the…

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  • Solus Ceramics launch contemporary floor tile range

    Solus Ceramics launch contemporary floor tile range

    Solus Ceramics has launched a new subtle and contemporary range of neutral themed tiles. For those searching for a solid, bold, fresh and modern architectural collection, look no further than the Eloquent range, the perfect architectural solution for contemporary projects. A refined and modern collection, Eloquent conjures a distinctly contemporary…

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  • A Robin with a Royal Twist - BAL

    A Robin with a Royal Twist – BAL

    BAL – market-leaders in full tiling solutions – have supported award-winning mosaic artist Julie Vernon by donating the adhesives and grout to create a stunning robin sculpture for Hoodwinked 2018. “Royal Robin Redbreast” is one 33 statues – each with its own unique design – which will feature around Nottingham…

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  • Accuracy and intricacy for OSH floor 4

    Accuracy and intricacy for OSH floor

    When new restaurant Osh opened in March this year it was an immediate hit with the discerning West End crowd. The restaurant, in the heart of , has been designed as a classy destination combining glitz, glamour and exclusivity, with a members area and private dining. Billed as a central…

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  • BAL Floor Tiling products create stunning granite flooring shopping centre refurbishment 1

    BAL Floor Tiling products create stunning granite flooring shopping centre refurbishment

    BAL floor tiling products have played a significant role in a major refurbishment scheme of Rugby Central Shopping Centre. BAL Case Study Project Name: Rugby Central Shopping Centre Location: Rugby, Warwickshire Description: Installation of new granite flooring as part of shopping centre refurbishment BAL Products Used Preparation: BAL Prime APD…

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  • The 2018 flooring tile trends to look out for

    The 2018 flooring tile trends to look out for

    With 2017 dominated by metallic inspired designs, 2018 is set to be an exciting year when it comes to new flooring tile trends. Stephen Baker, Sales and Marketing Director at Solus Ceramics, discusses the emerging tile designs set to take 2018 by storm. The use of naturally inspired tile has…

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  • BAL TILING CASE STUDY – Kirklees Estate Gatehouse 2

    BAL TILING CASE STUDY – Kirklees Estate Gatehouse

    BAL tiling case study Project Name: Grade I listed 16th century gatehouse Location: Kirklees Estate, Calderdale, Yorkshire Description: Complete renovation of historic gatehouse on the Kirklees Estate, home to the “grave” of Robin Hood BAL products used: PREPARATION: BAL Board, BAL Prime APD LEVELLING: BAL Level-Max WATERPROOFING: BAL Tank-it ADHESIVES: BAL…

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  • Solus Ceramics launches new showroom concept in the heart of Clerkenwell 

    Solus Ceramics launches new showroom concept in the heart of Clerkenwell 

    Solus Ceramics are off to Clerkenwell and now offer architects and designers a collaborative, informal space to look for tile inspiration and develop design schemes. The two-floor showroom, located at 80 Clerkenwell Road, offers a stimulating and supportive space that will be an expression of the innovative Solus Ceramics brand.…

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  • BowWoW BAL - tiling company supports London design and art project

    BowWoW BAL – tiling company supports London design and art project

    BAL have 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 charity Blue Cross, American not-for-profit organisation Outdoor Arts Foundation and photographer Drew Gardener. A network of architects, designers…

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  • BAL and the Ceramic Tiles Ltd Group join forces for BBC DIY SOS: The Big Build

    BAL and the Ceramic Tiles Ltd Group join forces for BBC DIY SOS: The Big Build

    BAL has joined forces with Tile & Stone Gallery part of the Ceramic Tiles Ltd Group based in Ipswich to provide tiles, adhesives and grout to help BBC DIY SOS improve the home of Simon Dobbin – who was left with brain damage after an unprovoked attack by football thugs.…

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  • FILA launches new spray-applicator FUGAPROOF 2

    FILA launches new spray-applicator FUGAPROOF

    FILA has launched its best-selling FUGAPROOF grout protector in a new spray applicator. The remodelled VOC-free treatment provides quick, safe and effective protection, sanitising grout and preventing water and stain penetration. It is suitable for all tile installations – including stone, porcelain and ceramics – and can be used with…

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  • FILAMARBLE AID protective treatment for natural stone surfaces launches in the UK

    FILAMARBLE AID protective treatment for natural stone surfaces launches in the UK

    FILA has launched a new protective treatment for natural stone surfaces. New FILAMARBLE AID is an odourless, solvent-free treatment that protects against the aggression of staining, blocking the damaging effects of acids, alkalines, stains and heat. It creates a natural-look polished barrier for stone, marble, limestone and travertine that won’t…

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  • BAL launches new revised RIBA-approved CPDs

    BAL launches new revised RIBA-approved CPDs

    BAL –the market-leaders in full tiling solutions, have launched three new revised RIBA-approved tiling CPDs. The CPDs, entitled “Floor Tiling Solutions for the Modern Build”, “Tiling Solutions for Heavily Trafficked Areas” and “Tiling Solutions for Leisure Centres”, have been re-launched with up-to-date technical information to better reflect the changes in…

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  • Expansion of marble supply for London specialist 2

    Expansion of marble supply for London specialist

    Leading natural stone and terrazzo specialist Diespeker & Co has announced a new era in the supply of quality marble for commercial projects in the UK and overseas. The London-based company, which has been trading for 137 years, has revealed an extended range of marble, with a substantially increased choice…

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  • Solus Ceramics launches new range inspired by European Stone

    Solus Ceramics launches new range inspired by European Stone

    Solus Ceramics, a leading supplier of innovative architectural wall and floor tiles, has launched a new porcelain range inspired from a multitude of different natural stones. Inspired by traditional European stone, Pioneer interprets a wide variety of diverse natural stones from all over Europe, from sandstone and granite through to…

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  • Voting open for Tile Trader’s ‘Tiling for a Good Cause” campaign

    Voting open for Tile Trader’s ‘Tiling for a Good Cause” campaign

    Online tile retailer, Tile Trader, is urging members of the public across the UK to cast their vote in its “Tiling for a Good Cause” initiative. The campaign will give one deserving facility a tiling transformation worth up to £500*, with nominations received from community groups across the UK including…

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  • Flying the flag for terrazzo manufacture

    Flying the flag for terrazzo manufacture

    Diespeker & Co was crowned Manufacturer of the Year (under 25m turnover) at the Made in the South East Awards. Now in their fifth year, the awards were compèred by presenter Alexis Conran, with Dr Sally Beken from Innovate UK giving the keynote speech. The event was held at the…

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  • Straight A’s For Solus Ceramics

    Straight A’s For Solus Ceramics

    Leading tile supplier Solus Ceramics brings a touch of sophistication to De Montfort University’s very own Vijay Patel building with the use of its elegant Monolith range. Home to art and design, De Montfort University’s Vijay Patel building is the centerpiece of a £136 million Campus Transformation Project, providing the…

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  • Full on performance with new BAL Rapid-Flex One - rapid on the straights, smooth on the bends

    Full on performance with new BAL Rapid-Flex One – rapid on the straights, smooth on the bends

    New from BAL, Rapid-Flex One is a high-performance S1 tile adhesive that provides fixers with superior qualities to get the job done on time and on budget. Fast, strong and flexible, BAL Rapid-Flex One is an ultimate all-round adhesive with extended 30 minutes open time and 60 minutes working time…

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  • FILA takes care of new super-sized tiles

    FILA takes care of new super-sized tiles

    In response to the latest tile trends, FILA has introduced a new recommended care solution for large and extra-large format porcelain and ceramics. The new programme includes FILA products for a surface Builder’s Clean – and cleaning of the tile back, to remove possible suction cup marks – as well…

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  • Solus Ceramics brings beauty by nature

    Solus Ceramics brings beauty by nature

    Solus Ceramics brings a touch of elegance to the brand new Fabled beauty store with the installation of its natural stone inspired Trench floor ceramic tile range. Fabled, a well-known cosmetic store from Marie Claire, is located in London’s Tottenham Court Road. The Fabled brand breaks the mould on traditional…

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  • UltraFloor know speed is key when working in fashion

    UltraFloor know speed is key when working in fashion

    New Next stores in Cardiff and Tamworth have opened to the public with tiled floor installations completed using a leveller, primer and tile adhesive from the Instarmac ranges. Experienced contractor, LGM Flooring secured both jobs during the end of 2016 and worked on the large stores for several weeks before…

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  • The Ultimate Defensive Line-Up with BAL Tiling Solutions 3

    The Ultimate Defensive Line-Up with BAL Tiling Solutions

    BAL tiling solutions have expanded their portfolio with two new preparation products to provide fixers, contractors and specifiers with strong and protected backgrounds for fail-safe tiling. For the first time, BAL has introduced a new lightweight tile backer board for all internal environments. BAL Board is a moisture and water-resistant alternative…

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  • FILA protects In Situ encaustics at Jamie’s Italian 1

    FILA protects In Situ encaustics at Jamie’s Italian

    A FILA tile protection and care regime has been specified, alongside In Situ London’s Moroccan cement tiles, at Jamie’s Italian. The stunning installation spans the restaurant and bar area, on floors and on walls below open serving counters. FILA protection and finishing treatments were chosen to protect and enhance the…

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  • Sample ordering made simpler at Diespeker & Co

    Sample ordering made simpler at Diespeker & Co

    Diespeker has brought terrazzo, concrete and natural stone sample ordering bang up to date with a new online sample ordering system. Previously clients had to view samples in a long list, and write down reference codes to be added to a contact form on the relevant web page. Now, the…

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