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    Eloquent-Floor-Tiles

    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 ambience that would not look out of place in busy public sector building or a chic office development. Made up of six neutral colours, the…

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    Bal-Robin Tiling

    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 from July to September as part of the Robin Hood-themed art trail. The project has been organised by Nottingham City Council in partnership with Wild…

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    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 Asian inspired restaurant and bar that brings a taste of The Silk Route to London, the food at Osh is an enticing mix of Middle…

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  • Adhesives News
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    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 Levelling: BAL Level-Max Adhesives: BAL Rapid Flex One Grout: BAL Micromax2 Other: BAL Micromax Sealant Tiles Despina & Prospero 600x600mm and 200x600mm granite Project Partners…

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    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 gathered momentum over the past few years, but in 2018 we are set to see this trend develop even further. There is a multitude of…

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    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 Rapid Flex One, BAL Single Part Flexible GROUT: BAL Micromax2 White OTHER: BAL Micromax Sealant  Tiles:  Modena 800x800mm marble-effect porcelain Project Partners TILING: CJ Ceramics…

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    Solus Ceramics launches new showroom

    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. The expansive showroom allows architects and designers to utilise the environment as they wish – from receiving advice on the latest tiles ranges and trends…

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  • Adhesives News
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    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 and artists – including Natalie – are creating bespoke dog kennels to be displayed throughout London for the first ever auction of artistic dog kennels…

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    BAL tile adhesives and grouts used on DIY SOS

    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. In March 2015, Simon was set upon by a group of 25 men after watching his team Cambridge United play away at Southend United in…

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    Fila-Grout-Protection

    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 all types of cementitious grout. Unlike traditional solvent-based aerosol treatments, FUGAPROOF’s spray pumps the protector directly onto the grout line, without atomizing particles and contaminating…

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  • Seals and Finishes News
    FILA FILAMARBLE-AID

    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 yellow, discolour or create an ‘acrylic’ look. FILAMARBLE AID has a safe, water-based formulation, with a low VOC content. It can be applied to new…

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    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 British Standards and building and construction trends. Floor Tiling Solutions for the Modern Build aims to assist in the design process for successful specification and…

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    Diespeker-Marble

    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 available for fast delivery to UK sites. The initiative means that Diespeker currently has around 3,000 slabs available at its premises in Bermondsey, offering over…

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    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 marble. A distinctively natural range, Pioneer is a new direction in porcelain style. The eclectic Pioneer range draws influence from stone traditionally used in the…

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    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 London, Glasgow and Coleraine. The 12 entrants in the public vote are as follows: Bagnall Hall Kitchen for Bexhill Caring Community, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex Complete…

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    John Krause MD Diespeker

    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 Hilton Hotel in Gatwick, and MD John Krause was delighted when Diespeker was announced as the winner. He said: “It was a great evening celebrating…

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    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 finest facilities for both students and academics. The extraordinary 27,000 m2 building was designed by CPMG Architects Limited and, the building has since gone on…

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  • Adhesives News
    BAL-Pourable-One Adhesive

    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 – giving fixers speed but crucially all the control – and is still ready to grout in just 3 hours! Formulated with FST for enhanced…

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  • Floor Cleaning News
    FILA-CLEANER 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 as treatments for ongoing maintenance. The new programme, which ensures a pristine installation and easy ongoing maintenance, is carried out using DETERDEK and FILACR10; FILAPS87…

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    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 beauty and has created an exciting new retail platform for the world’s premium beauty and skincare brands. The two-level flagship beauty store was created to…

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  • Surface Preparation News
    UltraFloor-Next-Shop story

    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 handing them over. At the Cardiff store the substrate was plywood which was primed with UltraFloor Prime IT Multi-surface Primer prior to levelling with Level…

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    BAL-Rugby Promotion

    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 to plasterboard and timber and helps tilers tackle problem walls and floors when fixing tiles. Easy to cut and install, it provides a solid base…

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    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 encaustic-style Moroccan tiles throughout the fixing process. One of the latest additions to Jamie’s chain, the new restaurant is situated within the Hilton Hotel at…

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    Diespeker-Terrazzo Samples

    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 process has been simplified, with individual samples added to a list (like a ‘basket’ used in online retail). Samples can be mixed materials; v and more…

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    BAL-MicroMax-2

    We can work it grout with BAL

    Grout technology has come a long way since the first specialist grout was introduced to the market by BAL in the 1960s. The first proprietary tile grouts were similar to the traditional sand:cement pointing mortars but containing finer sands. There were two basic colours – grey and white –based on grey and white cement. No-one thought of pigmenting them, with colour choices being preserved purely for the tiles themselves. However, with advances in, for example,…

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    Solus floor and wall tiles set the bar high at Be At One

    Solus Ceramics, has added a touch of class to the new Be At One cocktail bar in Birmingham with the installation of its Opulence and Program floor and wall tile ranges. Founded by bartenders Steve Locke, Rhys Oldfield and Leigh Miller, the first original Be At One Bar opened in Battersea Rise in 1998. Since then they have created 30 bars around the UK, with Birmingham being the 31st site. Located on Piccadilly Arcade, just…

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    UltraFloor-and-UltraTile Refurbishment

    UltraFloor and UltraTile used to refurbish Ann Summers store

    Florspec have completed a new tiled floor installation using UltraFloor and UltraTile as part of the Ann Summers Gloucester refurbishment. Working in partnership with Oakwoods which is a regular refurbishment contract over the next few months. The Gloucester store was one of the most recent to be reopened in May following the new floor installation. High flow, two component smoothing underlayment, Level IT Two is UltraFloor’s most popular leveller. It is compatible with a vast number…

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    Solus Ceramics launch new slate effect flooring range 

    Cosmology is made up of four distinctive neutral colours, ranging from a dark charcoal grey through to sandy beige. All of the tiles within the Cosmology feature elements that mimic the look  of natural oxidisation, allowing the range to perfectly lend itself to interior projects where an authentic natural ambience is needed. Designed and developed purposely for the high demands of the UK specification market, the Cosmology range was designed specifically with the requirements of…

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    Fila Stone and Ceramic solutions

    Stone & Ceramic surfaces get FILA treatment at 190 Strand

    The flagship development, by St Edward, includes a collection of bespoke suites, penthouses and apartments set in London’s cultural heartland. FILAPROJECT worked alongside Stone & Ceramic to provide ‘initial clean’ and maintenance solutions for the multiple tile designs specified, including a dramatic stone feature wall within the development’s private spa complex. Situated within Westminster’s world-famous ‘Strand’, the development spans six iconic buildings, designed by Grid Architects and set within a private, landscaped square. Natural stone…

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    Solus Ceramics launches tenth issue of Quarter magazine

    Solus Ceramics, a leading supplier of unique and sophisticated wall and floor tiles, has launched its tenth issue of Quarter magazine, showcasing its new tile ranges and inspirational case studies for the summer season. The trend focused Quarter magazine provides architects and designers with a portfolio of the newest and most desirable tile ranges, alongside sensational case studies to continually inspire future design projects. The latest issue is full of new product ranges embracing sleek…

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  • Adhesives News
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    BAL backs The Big Sleuth 2017

    BAL have lent their backing to a mosaic artist taking part in a fund raising art project in Birmingham. The Big Sleuth is a fund raising initiative organised by Wild in Art and Birmingham Children’s Hospital. More than 200 large and small fibreglass bears are currently being decorated by artists, schools and community groups across the West Midlands. Caroline Jariwala, a member of the British Association for Modern Mosiac (BAMM), has created “Sweet William Bear”…

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    Solus Ceramics launches new aquatic inspired tile range

    Solus Ceramics, a leading supplier of innovative architectural wall and floor tiles, has launched a new porcelain range inspired by one of the world’s most refined materials, Shagreen. The new Shagreen tile range takes on the appearance of one of the most beautiful designs in nature. A unique and inspiring product, the new tiles resemble the desirable look of Shagreen, a rawhide consisting of rough untanned skin, commonly made of the skins of shark or…

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  • Adhesives News
    Fila-Rust

    FILANO RUST wins TTA ‘Best Ancillary Product’ Award

    FILANO RUST has been awarded ‘Best Ancillary Product’ in The Tile Association Awards 2017. The prestigious industry awards were presented at the annual ceremony held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in central London’s Portman Square; FILA beat off competition from two other finalists, Instarmac and Norcros Adhesives, to win the category, and was also short-listed for the ‘Best Environmental Initiative’ award. The winning product, FILANO RUST is designed to safely remove old and new rust…

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    BAL to present new external tiling CPD at Clerkenwell Design Week 2017

    BAL the UK’s market-leaders for full tiling solutions – is presenting its new CPD on external tiling solutions as part of the UK’s most highly regarded design festival. The CPD is set for 1pm-2pm on Thursday 25th May at BCT’s London Hub on 26 Seward Street, London and introduces the benefits of external living spaces in modern build. Focusing on tiling as a solution for external areas, it demonstrates what can be achieved and what…

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  • Adhesives News
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    BAL helps mosaic artist transform school hall

    BAL – the market-leaders in full tiling solutions – have helped mosaic artist Tamara Froud transform a primary school dining hall with installations designed by pupils and taking inspiration from the school’s values. A fixing solution of BAL adhesive and grout provided Tamara with the perfect materials to permanently fix ornate Cinca ceramic mosaics to a 6-sided, T-shaped concrete pillar at Richard Alibon Primary School in Dagenham, Essex. Tamara was commissioned by the school to…

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    Nostalgia-Solus

    Solus Ceramics reinvents traditional terracotta

    Solus Ceramics has launched a new tile range inspired by traditional terracotta. Nostalgia is an intriguing wall range that merges vintage quality with chic colour options and modern patterned décors. Nostalgia is most notably characterised by the charmingly imperfect colouration of the plain coloured tiles, with each piece showcasing a distinctly hand painted style. This unique design is complemented by shadowy brushstrokes, exposed edges and what appears to be worn and distressed corners. These evocative…

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    Getting stuck into concrete – again

    Natural stone and terrazzo specialist Diespeker & Co has announced a new addition to its range of flooring options, with six styles of concrete tiles now available. Far from this being a new material for the company, it is a return to a specialism gained working with concrete for three decades from the 1980s. Diespeker & concrete In the 1980s, architects used cast concrete to great effect. Diespeker & Co worked on The New House…

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    Xaar 1003 Printhead Upgrade Increases Tile Manufacturing Productivity

    An upgrade to Xaar’s latest 1003 printheads, an integral part of the EVOSEVEN digital printer installed by Projecta Engineering, has dramatically increased the print quality and output at leading tile manufacturer Parefeuille Provence. Founded in 1963 in Fournes near Avignon, France, Parefeuille Provence produces a wide range of tiles for interior and exterior use. The company has a proud history of technological innovations, and when it decided to update one of its three production lines,…

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    BAL Product Support team named as top-10 flooring product or service – Industry Awards

    BAL’s team of Product Support Technicians (PSTs) have been named as one of the top-10 best flooring products or services in the UK following a flooring industry awards public vote. BAL PSTs were one of 50 products and services shortlisted for the Tomorrow’s Contract Floors Awards 2017 after being nominated for the awards by readers of the magazine. It is the only product or service from the tiling industry that has made the Top-10. Founded…

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    Solus Ceramics launches new aquatic inspired tile range

    Solus Ceramics, a leading supplier of innovative architectural wall and floor tiles, has launched a new porcelain range inspired by one of the world’s most refined materials, Shagreen.    The new Shagreen tile range takes on the appearance of one of the most beautiful designs in nature. A unique and inspiring product, the new tiles resemble the desirable look of Shagreen, a rawhide consisting of rough untanned skin, commonly made of the skins of shark…

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    CTD and BAL win a van competition winner takes to the road

    Dundee-based tiler Gordon Mitchell has taken delivery of his new van after winning Ceramic Tile Distributors (CTD) and BAL’s Win a Van Competition. The 60-year-old is a regular customer at CTD’s Dundee branch and started tiling 40 years ago after completing a four-year tiling apprenticeship. Gordon and his team of fixers work throughout Tayside and Fife primarily with housebuilders on new build developments and is a regular user of BAL tile adhesives and grouts. He…

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    Fila tile cleaning Kit

    Tile care made easy with new FILA kit

    FILA has introduced a new tile care kit for ceramic and porcelain tiles. The new kit includes three products, for easy cleaning after laying, stain protection of joints and ongoing maintenance. The kit promotes safe and effective maintenance, with the product trio contained in a sturdy, cardboard carry box – ideal for retailers and as a ‘leave behind’ care kit in new installations. FILA’s new kit contains DETERDEK, FUGAPROOF and FILACLEANER. Designed for the post installation…

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    Beswick Stone

    Beswick Stone of Cirencester – Awarded Best of Houzz 2017

    Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Improvement and Design Professionals in the UK and Around the World Beswickstone of Cirencester has won “Best of Design” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The specialists in exceptional, high-quality natural stone tiles and flagstones, engineered wooden flooring and porcelain wall and floor tiles was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among…

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    West Country leisure centre refurbished with a full BAL tiling solution

    A £550,000 refurbishment of a Somerset leisure centre has been completed thanks in part to a full tiling solution from BAL – UK market leaders in tiling. BAL worked with tiling contractors J Bailey and Sons to provide a full M40 specification, fixing materials and on-site support for new changing rooms and shower areas at Wells Leisure Centre operated by independent charity Fusion Sport & Fitness. The re-tiling of the changing areas cost approximately £40,000…

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    Welsh Slate set to unveil new look at the Natural Stone Show

    The Lagan Group company will introduce new branding at the exhibition. A new-look Welsh Slate will exhibit its full range of architectural products at The Natural Stone Show at ExCel London from April 25-27. Welsh Slate (stand P67) will use the show, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary as the only UK exhibition and conference dedicated to natural stone, to unveil new branding to bring it further under the umbrella of its parent Lagan…

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    Save The Date for The Flooring Show 2017

    Returning for the 55th year, The Flooring Show 2017 will run across three days, from 17th to 19th September 2017, so make sure you save the dates for the UK’s largest, trade only Flooring Show! With over 150 of the industries leading brands already signed up to exhibit and a large range of product categories suitable for all sectors, this year’s show is looking to be bigger and better than ever. Exhibits will be displaying…

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    The 2017 tile trends to look out for

    With 2016 dominated by concrete inspired ranges, 2017 is set to be an exciting year when it comes to new floor and wall tile trends. Stephen Baker, Sales and Marketing Director, at Solus Ceramics discusses the emerging tile designs set to take 2017 by storm. The use of large format tiles has gathered momentum the past few years, but in 2017 we are set to see this trend develop even further. At Cersaie 2016 for example, one…

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    Flooring Industry Outlook – Flooring Trends in the United States for 2017

    It’s a new year, and that means it’s time for the design industry to start making predictions for coming trends. This outlook is generally based on data collected over the past several months to years, and includes consumer buying trends, industry expert opinions, and new materials being introduced by manufacturers in the coming months. 2017 is no different, and the months ahead point toward several different new, innovative, and long lasting trends in the flooring…

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    BAL Adhesives

    BAL products specified for luxury Brimstone Spa complex in Cumbria

    BAL have provided a full system solution of adhesives, grouts and ancillary products for a luxury spa complex in the heart of the Lake District. Featuring stunning tiling throughout in a demanding environment, including electric and water-fed underfloor heating systems, the new Brimstone Spa complex at the Langdale Estate Hotel in Cumbria oozes elegance and sophistication. The 990m2 development includes 10 treatment rooms, seven thermal experiences including a Himalayan salt steam grotto, an outdoor sauna,…

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    RAK Ceramics Wood Circle

    RAK Ceramics (UK) launches Circle Wood tile collection

    RAK Ceramics PJSC, one of the largest ceramics’ brands in the world, introduces a new tile collection – Circle Wood – to the UK market. Circle Wood Collection Using advanced digital printing technology, RAK Ceramics’ new Circle Wood collection interprets the essence of real wood. The gres porcelain glazed tile is brought to life with swirling grains, gnarls and circular rings creating a highly authentic natural wood effect, but with the performance benefits of a…

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    Diespeker John-Krause

    Diespeker is expanding the range

    Diespeker is delighted to announce the addition of almost 50 new standard terrazzo options to our range. From just over 30 standard choices, the London-based terrazzo specialist now offers 80 different designs, from neutrals to statement yellows, greens and blues. “This extended range greatly widens the choice for our customers and so far, the additions have been very well received,” says MD John Krause. “We keep samples for more than half of the entire range…

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    Fila-Devonshire-Club

    FILA protects Stone & Ceramic installation at glamorous Devonshire Club

    Surface care and protection treatments, from FILA’s Green Line, have been specified by Stone & Ceramic at the Devonshire Club – London’s most glamorous Private Members destination. The exclusive new venue, in the City of London, occupies six floors of a Listed Regency warehouse, which has undergone a £25 million renovation.  Stone & Ceramics’ installation includes bespoke bar counters, feature walls and floors using Stone Collections’ polished granite and tile designs from Porcelanosa.  All surfaces…

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    BAL products used for tiling renovation at West One, Leeds

    Project Name: West One, Leeds City Centre Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire Description: Installation of approximately 50m2 of floor tiles in high specification office building in the heart of Leeds City Centre. BAL products used: ADHESIVES: BAL Rapidset Flexible (Grey) GROUT: BAL Micromax2 Smoke OTHER: BAL Rapid-Mat, BAL Prime APD, BAL Micromax Sealant Project Partners: DEVELOPER: Bruntwood Estates MAIN CONTRACTOR: MH Interiors, North West TILING CONTRACTOR:  Elite Tiling, Manchester MATERIALS: Ceramic Tile Distributors, Denton Major tiling…

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    Solus Ceramics set to showcase its extensive tile ranges at Scotland Build 2016

    Solus Ceramics, a leading supplier of innovative and inspiring architectural wall and floor tiles, will be exhibiting its latest trendsetting tile ranges at this years Scotland Build Expo, at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC). The leading construction event in Scotland is set to welcome over 6,000 industry professionals from architects and contractors through to housebuilders and developers. Scotland Build will provide Solus Ceramics with the ideal platform to showcase its extensive range of…

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    Diespeker invests in state of the art floor grinder

    Natural stone and terrazzo expert Diespeker & Co is investing over £40K in a high spec Duratiq floor grinding and polishing machine. The model, which is made by Swedish specialist company HTC, has a digital control panel and remote control that improve operator control and handling. Diespeker only recently purchased a smaller model from HTC, and was so impressed with its performance that the larger one was ordered. Diespeker MD, John Krause said: “An important…

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    david-hackett Building Adhesives

    Building Adhesives Ltd appoint David Hackett as GM

    Building Adhesives Limited – manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, sealants and ancillary tiling, flooring and decorating products under the BAL and Dunlop brands – has recently appointed David Hackett as General Manager.   Formerly Sales & Marketing Director, David now takes full responsibility for the day-to-day running of the business. As a founding pioneer of tile installation systems in the UK market, the significance of this heritage remains a key driver for the BAL and…

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    BAL MX AWARDS SM

    Building Adhesives Ltd flies the flag for tiling at UK manufacturing awards 

    Building Adhesives Ltd represented the tiling industry at a nationwide celebration of the best of UK manufacturing at The Manufacturer MX Awards 2016. The company, which manufactures tile adhesives, grouts, sealants and other ancillary tiling products under the BAL and Dunlop brands, was shortlisted in three categories for Sustainable Manufacturing, Supply Chain Excellence and Through-Life Engineering Services. Building Adhesives took their place alongside internationally-renowned companies such as Caterpillar, McLaren Automotive, Siemens, JCB and Coca-Cola at…

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    BAL team up with Yorkshire Tile Company to support worldwide literacy charity

    BAL market-leaders in full tiling solutions have provided a range of products to support the development of a new facility in Rotherham for Grimm & Co, a worldwide charity which aims to get children excited about literacy. The Rotherham outlet is the first for the charity in the UK outside London. Each store boasts a different concept to inspire the imagination of children, which they then take back with them into school. The theme for…

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    Weber’s Award-Winning products with low Dust Technology are the first choice of professional tile fitters

    Low Dust Technology™ is an innovative, advanced formulation that significantly reduces airborne dust created during the pouring and mixing processes. Low Dust Technology™ was first introduced to weber.set rapid SPF almost a decade ago and more recently to weber.floor flex and weber.set pro lite-rapid, without compromising the premium characteristics of the original products.    Since its introduction customers have benefitted from Saint-Gobain Weber’s easy-to apply, labour saving and technically superior products enjoying a cleaner and more comfortable working environment with less post-application cleaning…

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    Join the conversation with the new BAL forum

    BAL – the market leaders in full tiling solutions – have launched a new online forum for tiling professionals. Available to registered YOU+BAL Partners, the forum gives tilers, contractors and specifiers the opportunity to discuss the latest products, fixing techniques and services, as well as getting technical help from BAL staff, share site stories and lots more. Alex Underwood, Head of Marketing at BAL, said: “The new BAL forum replaces our old Tilerworld forum which…

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    Instarmac Products at the Touch of a Button – Product Planner App

    Instarmac are proud to announce the launch of their new product planner App. The App has been developed using the latest mobile app development technology and has been designed with their customers’ needs in mind. Have you ever been stuck on site with no internet connection and need to find out how quickly your tile adhesive will set? When your pothole repair can be trafficked? Which smoothing underlayment you should use? The new Instarmac Product…

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    BAL MX AWARDS SM

    Building Adhesives Ltd shortlisted in three categories at The Manufacturer MX Awards 2016

    A Stoke-on-Trent manufacturing business has been shortlisted in The Manufacturer MX Awards 2016. Trentham-based Building Adhesives Ltd will now go head-to-head with manufacturers across the country in the Supply Chain Excellence, Sustainable Manufacturing and the Through Life Engineering category which looks for the  company that is delivering high value, long-life and outstanding products with the lowest life cycle cost. The competition has been exceptionally tough this year, with a 23% increase in the number of…

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    BAL Forum

    Join the conversation with the new BAL forum

    BAL have launched a new online forum for tiling professionals. Available to registered YOU+BAL Partners, the forum gives tilers, contractors and specifiers the opportunity to discuss the latest products, fixing techniques and services, as well as getting technical help from BAL staff, share site stories and lots more. Alex Underwood, Head of Marketing at BAL, said: “The new BAL forum replaces our old Tilerworld forum which was extremely popular with fixers and contractors alike. “We’ve…

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    Join Instarmac at this year’s inaugural Tiling Show

    Visit Instarmac on stand Q3 where their premium brands UltraFloor, UltraTile and Granfix will be showcasing their popular subfloor preparation, tile fixing and grouting solutions. To be held at the Harrogate International Centre from the 18th – 20th September, The Tiling Show is an exciting new exhibition for the tile and stone industry.  It will run alongside The Flooring Show creating a ‘2 in 1’ day out for all visitors. The Instarmac stand will debut…

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    Red Sky Thinking from BAL for fail safe external tiling

    BAL market-leaders in full tiling solutions have launched a new problem-solving external tiling system for balconies, roof terraces and ground terraces. Gutjahr System Technology from BAL offers designers and contractors innovative drainage, ventilating and uncoupling solutions to protect outdoor coverings against the unpredictable British weather and extremes such as rain, frost and heat. Alex Underwood, Head of Marketing at BAL, said: “External tiling is a fast-growth segment in the UK as the trend for inside…

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    Diespeker-Mr-Krause

    Who needs the Olympics?

    Flooring specialist Diespeker & Co’s MD John Krause recently returned from Poland flushed with success, after representing GB in the 2016 ETU Challenge Long Distance Triathlon European Championships held in Poznan.  Taking part in the hotly contested 55-59 age group, John swam 3.8km in 1 hour 13 minutes and cycled 180km in 6 hours and 40 minutes. Immediately after the cycle and in temperatures reaching 28 degrees, John had to start the marathon, running the…

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    Welsh Slate is Phelan’s favourite at York racecourse

    The redeveloped York racecourse features roofing and flooring by Welsh Slate. Roofing and flooring from Welsh Slate feature on the first major redevelopment of the northern end of York racecourse for a century. They were specified by master planners Phelan Architects as a natural material to complement the listed buildings on the racecourse and because of their longevity, being guaranteed for 100 years but capable of performing for considerably longer. The products from Welsh Slate,…

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    BAL-Video

    Don’t feel alone – get free project support from BAL

    BAL – the market-leaders in full tiling solutions – have a released a series of short videos about how tilers can get free on-site project support. The new videos, available on BAL’s YouTube channel, or sent directly to YOU + BAL partners, highlight how BAL’s Product Support Technicians (PST) provide hands-on, personal support for all tiling industry professionals across the UK. Founded more than 20 years ago, the PST concept is unique to BAL, which has placed…

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    Tiling Show 2016

    The Tiling Show 2016 Preview

    The UK’s First Tiling Show is Almost Here… Can you afford to miss it? This year, hundreds of tiling retailers, distributors, wholesalers, contractors, designers, architects and facilities managers from independent, SME and large scale businesses, will be attending The Tiling Show. From 18th to 20th September, the tiling industry will meet for the first Tiling exhibition, and we’d love to see you there. To register for FREE, all you have to do is visit our…

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     Welsh Slate is trusted to help deliver a medieval facelift

    Roofing, walling and flooring from Welsh Slate feature on the redeveloped cardigan castle. A three-pronged helping hand from Welsh Slate has contributed towards giving a medieval castle a new lease of life. The manufacturer’s roof slates, walling and floor tiles feature on multiple aspects of the £12.5 million redevelopment of Cardigan Castle which had been in danger of being lost to the nation forever. Penrhyn Heather Blue slates from Welsh Slate’s quarry at Bethesda have…

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    Solus-Ceramics

    The Diamond is forever

    Leading tile supplier Solus Ceramics adds style to Sheffield University’s very own Diamond building with the use of its elegant Jurastone range. Named after its unique appearance, The Diamond building is the new home for undergraduate engineering students at The University of Sheffield, providing world-class facilities for students and academics. The impressive 19,500 square metre building, designed by Twelve Architects* and constructed by Balfour Beatty, is the largest capital investment in teaching and learning ever…

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    BAL launches new and improved Easypoxy AG epoxy adhesive and grout

    BAL – market leaders in full-tiling solutions – have launched a new and improved formulation of its hygienic waterproof BAL Easypoxy AG epoxy adhesive and grout for walls and floors. Chemical-resistant and solvent free, the new formulation provides end users with an epoxy that is much easier to mix, apply and clean-off during installations. Now available in white, black and grey and 4kg sizes, BAL Easypoxy AG has an excellent set time of only 12…

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    BAL rapid set adhesives and grout – case study

    Project Name: 6-bedroom mansion Location: Hale Barns, Cheshire Description: High quality tiling throughout six-bedroom, five-bathroom property in the heart of Cheshire. BAL products used: ADHESIVES: BAL Rapidset Flexible, BAL Supercover Rapidset Flex, BAL Supercover Rapidset, BAL Single Part Flexible GROUT: BAL Micromax2 (Gunmetal)  OTHER: BAL Fibrebase, BAL Bond SBR Tiles: Purestone Grigio Natural Rectified Porcelain 300 x 600mm Alchimia Mix 1 Bianco Grigio and Alchimia Esagono Bianco 266 x 230mm Modern Colour White and Modern Colour…

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    Solus Ceramics adds a touch of flavour to Ricoh Arena

      Leading tile supplier, Solus Ceramics has added a touch of flavour to the newly refurbished The Mill Bar & Brasserie in the Ricoh Arena, Coventry with the installation of its innovative Craft and Cyrus tile ranges.    The Ricoh Arena prides itself on being able to offer the ideal surroundings for customers to enjoy refreshments. With regular refurbishments of food and beverage outlets standard practice to ensure stylish dining spaces are utilised, the decision…

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    New Build Office gets First Class Flooring

    Commercial floor and wall covering specialists, A Cumberlidge Ltd, have delivered a first class finish to a brand new office development for VolkerRail on the J3 Business Park in Doncaster. Contracted directly by Alan Morris, owner of J3 Business Park, construction commenced on the purpose-built building in September 2015 and the A Cumberlidge team started work on site in January. Explains Damian Bradley, project manager for A Cumberlidge: “When I first met with Alan he…

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    UltraTile helps Bella Italia create bold new Mediterranean design

    Bellas nationwide are getting a fun and fab new makeover!  Creating this colourful, quirky new Italian style dining experience is commercial wall and floor tiling contractors, The Great Northern Tiling Company (GNTC), using UltraTile adhesives. A TTA member and esteemed UltraTile partner, GNTC secured the commercial contract for the Beckton restaurant’s makeover.  The prestigious contract included kitchen, front of house, toilet and bar areas, all of which had their own distinctive type of tile from…

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    Solus Ceramics Engineers The Future With Statement Tiling

    Leading tile supplier, Solus Ceramics helped engineer the design of the state-of-the-art manufacturing research facility, Factory 2050 with the installation of bespoke cut tiles from three striking tile ranges. Factory 2050 is the future of the UK’s engineering industry, as the first reconfigurable assembly and component manufacturing facility for collaborative research in the UK, capable of rapidly switching production between high-value components and one-off parts. Bond Bryan Architects designed the innovative the 6,700 square metre,…

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    Solus Ceramics showcases pioneering tile ranges at Retail Design Expo 2016

    Solus Ceramics, a leading supplier of innovative and inspiring architectural wall and floor tiles, is set to unveil three new tile ranges at Retail Design Expo 2016 at Olympia, London. As Europe’s leading annual event for innovation and inspiration in retail design, marketing, merchandising and shopfitting, the Retail Design Expo 2016 provides Solus Ceramics with the ultimate platform to showcase its innovative tile ranges to architects and designers alike, from around the world. Visitors to…

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    BAL previews external tiling systems at the Surface Design Show

    BAL – market-leaders in full tiling solutions – have made a successful return to the Surface Design Show in London to offer a preview of the new Gutjahr range to architects, designers and specifiers. The exhibition, which was held from 9-11 February at the Business Design Centre in Islington, attracted more than 6,000 industry professional and trade visitors to compare and specify the latest products in internal and external surfacing and architectural design. Launching to…

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    Topps Tiles Take To The Road

    February saw the launch of the Topps Tiles Trade Roadshow programme for 2016 with the first event being held at their Watford store on Imperial Park. Reported as a highly successful night, the tile retailer organised the event exclusively for their current traders as well as for anyone looking to become a Topps Trade member. All roadshow visitors have the chance to view the latest Topps product range and are able to see exclusive product…

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    The UK’s Only Tiling Show

    The very first and UK’s only Tiling Show will be running from 18th to 20th September at the Harrogate International Centre. Open to businesses in the retail, commercial and interior design sectors, The Tiling Show offers a platform for visitors to network, conduct business, walk around the exhibition to pick up on the latest & future industry trends and attend seminars with talks from industry leaders. Running alongside the well established Flooring Show, exhibitors and…

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    The Tiling Show Trend Setters

    The Tiling Show is set to make its debut in September 2016 and will be bringing more than just networking and business opportunities to attendees in the form of the Trends Hub. Scarlet Opus will be curating the area from market research they’re busy gathering already. Consumers will be telling the team about their current and future wants, needs and desires from the tiling industry. Findings from the research will be presented in the form…

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    Y+ is YOU+BAL – bringing fixers and contractors into the heart of BAL

    It’s what everyone in tiling’s been talking about. It’s been the biggest tease since your teenage crush, but now the team at BAL can finally reveal the true nature of Y+. Y+BAL is YOU+BAL. Simply, YOU+BAL puts fixers and contractors at the heart of a market-leading team. It’s not just “one thing” – it’s everything. Since it was formed more than 50 years ago by the British Ceramic Tile Council, BAL have worked with fixers and…

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    BAL expands specification support team with two appointments

    Building Adhesives Ltd (BAL), the market-leading manufacturer of full tiling solutions including adhesives, grouts and ancillary products, has hired two new Specification Managers as part of its drive to expand its specification support team. Alan Thurston and Tracey Hopkins will work with architects, designers and specifiers supporting them on M40/M20 specifications, providing project support and delivering RIBA-accredited CPDs. Tracey will deliver support in North West and South West London while Alan will work with clients…

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    Diespeker J&M Davidson

    Pushing terrazzo skills to the max in Mayfair

    London terrazzo expert, Diespeker & Co achieved innovative design solutions for flooring and stairs during a recent refurbishment of a Mayfair boutique for fashion brand J&M Davidson. Working with the project architects Barber and Osgerby’s Universal Design Studio, the company developed new skills resulting in the seamless matching of cement-based and resin-based terrazzo on both timber and concrete substrates. From the start, the architects were keen to work with muted colours for a calming, neutral…

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    BAL strengthens unique support network

    Picture: Alan Collins BAL, the market-leading manufacturer of full tiling solutions, has appointed Rushden-based Alan Collins as its Product Support Technician (PST) for East Anglia, strengthening its nationwide technical support and training capability. The PST concept is unique to BAL, which has placed strong emphasis on support throughout its history. Alan’s role focuses on practical training and advice for products and service tools, advising on specification, helping to resolve project issues as well as providing…

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    Ultra-Tile brochure

    NEW literature showcasing all recent brand developments

    It has been a busy year for Ultra Tile and the brand has developed with the addition of several new products. All of which now feature in new literature. The main Ultra Tile brochure has had its content updated, reflecting the many positive changes over recent months. All products now feature in their own glory, product selection charts have been reviewed and are now even easier to navigate. A dedicated grout and silicone section has…

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    KCS announces key speakers for ‘Business Insight’ tile event

    Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) has announced the key speakers for the tile industry event, to be hosted at the TTA later this month. They will include Phil Crowshaw from the Geeky Group; Fired Earth’s Sam Blythe; TSJ’s Editor Joe Simpson and Kay Porter from TTA. The ‘Business Insight’ day takes place on Thursday 26 November and is free to attend. The programme will focus on IT-related issues faced by the tile and KBB industries and will…

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    Instarmac Granfix

    Instarmac Group plc announces the acquisition of Granfix Products Ltd

    Instarmac is an established manufacturer of high quality materials for the tiling and commercial flooring sectors, as well as a renowned market leader in the urban regeneration and highway maintenance industries. The acquisition of the Granfix brand will support Instarmac’s continued growth and greatly contribute toward expanding their product offering to the tiling market. By working alongside their already successful Ultra Tile brand Granfix will elevate Instarmac to a market leading supplier to the tile…

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    New Ultra-Flexible, Eco Formulation Tile Adhesive with Low Dust Technology

    NEW ULTRA-FLEXIBLE, ECO FORMULATION TILE ADHESIVE WITH LOW DUST TECHNOLOGY™ BY SAINT-GOBAIN WEBER The new weber.set pro lite-rapid tile adhesive by Saint-Gobain Weber joins a comprehensive range of easy-to-use, high performance tile adhesives and grouts for the professional tile fixer.  The formulation of the new tile adhesive for fixing all ceramic, porcelain and natural stone floor tiles for interior and exterior application, offers a host of benefits that all tilers will enjoy and appreciate. weber.set pro lite-rapid is suitable for use…

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    Saint-Gobain Weber rewards loyalty

    The popular Weber Rewards loyalty scheme for tilers has received a well-earned makeover.  With a new and improved website and Rewards catalogue, an easier points collection process and the ‘Redeem on the Go’ App which is now available on Android too, Weber is making sure tilers are ‘feeling the love’. Since the Love Weber campaign was introduced three years ago, almost 5,000 tilers have registered to enjoy this loyalty scheme.  “Our best-selling powder tile fixing and floor levelling products…

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    BAL strengthens specification support team

    Building Adhesives Ltd, the market-leading manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, sealants and ancillary products, has continued to strengthen its specification support team with the appointment of William McLachlan as Business Development Manager. William will work with architects, designers and specifiers in the London area supporting them on M40/M20 specification, providing project support and delivering RIBA-accredited CPDs. He said: “I am delighted to have joined the market-leaders in tiling products in what is period of growth…

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    BAL-TTA-WINNERS

    Outstanding contribution award for BAL

    BAL Training Manager Dave Rowley has been recognised with a prestigious industry award for playing a vital contribution to the development of skills and knowledge throughout the tiling industry. Dave, who joined BAL in 1992 after completing an apprenticeship in wall and floor tiling, was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Industry award at The Tile Association Awards 2015. Alex Underwood, Head of Marketing, said: “Dave has been instrumental in helping to raise standards across…

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    BAL breaks new ground with launch of high spec training centre

    A state-of-the art £500,000 Innovation and Technology Centre (ITC) has been officially opened by the leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council Councillor Mohammad Pervez at Building Adhesives Ltd in Trentham.  Councillor Pervez opened the Centre alongside the Company’s Managing Director Peter Bell at a special launch event on March 11th. Founded in 1963, Building Adhesives Ltd is the market leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of tile adhesives, grouts, sealants, and associated building products through…

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    BAL Floorskills

    BAL supports SkillBuild finals

    BAL has continued to support SkillBuild – the UK’s biggest construction skills competition – in its most successful competition to date. SkillBuild is now in its third year and is run by the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board). The competition sees the very best students from Regional Heats compete in ten construction occupations, including tiling, to be crowned the overall SkillBuild winner in their chosen trade. The SkillBuild 2014 National Final was held in front…

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    Bal Powerspec

    Faster, easier specification goes mobile

    Architects, designers and contractors can now create fast, accurate specifications anywhere, thanks to Powerspec, from BAL. The world’s first online specification tool for tile adhesives and grouts has been completely upgraded and is now accessible via mobile phones, tablets, laptops or desktops. The improved processing performance means that it is unbelievably fast in use – with no downloads required, is extremely intuitive and simple to use, and responsive to provide the optimal display for whichever type…

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    Saint-Gobain Weber tile products for ceramic tile distributors, Woking

    In the new Ceramic Tile Distributors (CTD) showroom in Woking, Surrey, tile products by Saint-Gobain Weber have been specified for their new 400m² sales facility which includes an extensive showroom and trade counter. Relocation of CTD from their original showroom on the junction of Goldsmith Road and Church Street West to Kestrel Road a few miles away was brought about by the £150m redevelopment of Woking town centre. “The relocation of CTD has not presented a problem,”…

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    BAL expert heads TTA Committee

    Dave Rowley, training manager for Building Adhesives Limited, has become Chair of The Tile Association’s Supply Chain Training Committee. This committee is responsible for working with various external organisations, such as the Association for Ceramic Training and Development, on matters relating to training for the supply chain. Dave replaces Ian Kershaw, who has stepped down to concentrate on his role as overall TTA Chairman. Dave Rowley has long TTA experience that includes unbroken service on this…

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    Bal rapidset sept 14

    Fixers gain with “free upgrade” time-saving adhesive

    Tile fixers will love BAL Rapidset Flexible Fibre for its major advantages over other adhesives. Radically improved performance means that fixers will save time and money whenever they use it. The new wall and floor adhesive is a true rapid-set, allowing fast grouting, but gives significant time savings compared with other products. Alex Underwood, BAL head of marketing, said: “We are proud that BAL continues to lead the market with our innovations.  BAL Rapidset Flexible Fibre is another step-forward…

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    The River Gardens at Greenwich Wharf – tiled with BAL

    An exclusive riverside development in London, by Durkan, has been completed with the use of BAL adhesives throughout. The River Gardens at Royal Greenwich commands spectacular views over London and the Thames, with a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments on offer. The latest completed phase comprises 131 luxury apartments, all of which were tiled by WRS Contracts, the award-winning Essex-based tiling contractor. It fixed 600 x 300 multi finish full-body porcelain tiles on…

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