Category Archives: Tiles & Tiling

Market demand informs new product launch for Sandtoft

Sandtoft, the roof brand of leading supplier of wall, roof and landscaping innovations, Wienerberger, has announced the launch of its new and improved Cassius tile, after listening to the market and customers alike. Responding to demand, Sandtoft has increased the size of the new tile by 10% – providing a 5% cost saving therefore reducing build cost by 5%.

New fibre reinforced tile adhesive from Ultra Tile

Ultra Tile, the premium adhesives, grouts and ancillaries brand from the Instarmac Group, is delighted to announce the release of the brand new FibreGrip FX.

Ultra Tile is improving their expertly formulated range of powder adhesives with the introduction of FibreGrip FX. This adhesive is the result of pioneering research into product technology and advancement, conducted in-house at the Ultra Tile premises in conjunction with industry advisors.

The Hex Is Back. New Trend Hexagonal Mosaic Collection.

Hexagonal tiling was popular in the Victorian era and during the Arts and Crafts period, the geometric shape being favoured by designers for its pleasing symmetry. The style has since been copied in vinyl form and enjoyed a renaissance in the 60’s, as black and white hexagonal bathroom tiles. Now the hex is back. Italian tilemaker Trend has launched its glass mosaic Hexagonal Collection, with an initial range of ten semi-transparent fused glass colours, enriched with sparkling enamels and avventurina stone.

Melodie and Maxima – Two new low pitch interlocking clay roof tiles

Marley Eternit is launching two new large format interlocking clay roof tiles to the market, which offer the aesthetic qualities of clay, together with the time and cost saving benefits of interlocking tiles. The new tiles, Maxima and Melodie are available in Natural Red, and can both be used at low minimum pitches for greater design flexibility.

Sandtoft expands its New Generation range to support the social housing market

Sandtoft, a Wienerberger brand, has announced the expansion of its New Generation range of products in February 2014. With a superior interlocking finish and flexibility, the range is perfect for a wide range of projects.  

Right Car, Hull and Beverley

Ceramic Tile Merchants Ltd. has completed another stunning installation using Ultra Tile adhesives and grouts after receiving advice from the brand’s technical department.

Craven Dunnill tiles selected for NHS Health Centre

Craven Dunnill, the ceramic tiles distributor, has supplied high quality, slip resistant floor tiles for the £6.8 million new-build NHS Health Centre at Alcester. The company was able to fulfil the detailed specification with one of its stocked, contract tile ranges, supplying 600 x 600mm porcelain floor tiles for the high footfall areas of the pharmacy, main reception area and corridors.

Amazing abstract tiles from Solus Ceramics

Solus Ceramics present the eye-catching Abstract range, an intriguing collection of trendy graphic patterned tiles that will help you create imaginative designs for any project.

ProSeal IT is 100% silicone!

Ultra Tile has launched a new and improved 100% silicone sealant. This enhanced formula is fully ISO compliant and boasts non-shrink high flexibility. Suitable for a wide variety of sanitary and construction joint applications, this newly enhanced sealant accommodates high movement and temperature changes.

Solus Ceramics trendsetting industrial style

With the trend for utilitarian interior design taking hold, Solus Ceramics introduces the stylish Replicate range, a concrete inspired floor and wall tile that embodies a modern industrial aesthetic.

OUT 2.0 Porcelain Paving Transforms Barnet Roof Terrace

OUT 2.0 paving is a fantastic choice for a back garden, but have you considered using our products as part of a brand new roof terrace design? That’s exactly what Jackie Cohen from Barnet did; their terrace looked tired and worn, but with the help of our beautiful roof terrace tiles, the area now looks better than ever!

Ultra Tile: number 1 brand for Gardners

Fitted kitchen and bathroom company, Gardners, fully recommend and approve the Ultra Tile range of adhesives and grouts. Providing retail, design and fit services in Tamworth, the company’s association with Ultra Tile is fundamental in their success.

Tudor launches bespoke peg tile sizes

Tudor Roof Tile Co Ltd, Britain’s foremost independent handmade clay roof tile manufacturer, is offering a whole range of bespoke and non-standard peg tiles designed to match the varied sizing requirements of historic buildings.

Nicholls & Clarke acquire Colchester Tiles

We are pleased to announce that Nicholls & Clarke have acquired the business, Colchester Tile Supplies. The business has been trading for 25 years as a distributor and retailer from their premises based in Colchester, Essex. Colchester Tiles have a fleet of 8 commercial lorries distributing throughout Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and London.

All aboard the Trend Subway for style

The term ‘Subway tile’ has been around since 1904, when classic, white ceramic tiles were used to adorn New York subway stations. Just like many design originals, this style is now resurfacing with a twist, Italian tilemaker Trend’s new Subway collection offering a variety of fashionable colours and unique pattern choices, bringing Metro chic to the living room, hallway, dining area, bathroom and kitchen.

Tarkett launch new Luxury Vinyl Tile range

Flooring expert Tarkett has launched an innovative new range of Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVTs) for the home – iD Inspiration 70.

The company has used its years of experience developing LVTs for the commercial sector to produce the range that will sit alongside its iD Selection 40 collection.

Bracton House, High Holborn, London

Metal tiles from Armstrong Ceilings were specified for the stunning speculative refurbishment of a central London office building for a hat-trick of reasons.

Armstrong’s MicroLook micro-perforated 600mm x 600mm tiles with a B15 acoustic infill have been suspended from a Microlook Microline grid at Bracton House, a 23,000ft2, six-storey office building in High Holborn.

Greensquares designer tiles & paving will amaze your clients!

As an architect you’ll know how important it is to really impress your clients. Each aspect of a project is as crucial as the next.  

Introducing a revolutionary dry tiling system

Solus Ceramics introduces the revolutionary recyclable Dry Fit System, a flooring solution that can be laid without grout or adhesive and moved or replaced with ease.

The system, which is made up of interlocking modified flexible polymer tile holders, can be laid on almost any flat surface including previously tiled areas.

The Retro Style

Grestec Tiles offer a range of retro style tiles for your architecture. Get that culturally aged style from the post-modern past and combine it into your architecture for that vintage statement of style. See below for some of our most vintage ranges.

The year of the hexagon

Hexagon tiles are the breakout success story of 2013, and to meet this demand Solus Ceramics have developed a range composed entirely of hexagon shapes.

Kantonsschule Heerbrugg High School, Switzerland

This high school near Zurich has been given a sharp new look with the installation of In Opera (UK) Ltd Mariotti brand Terrazzo floor tiles throughout the building.

A sophisticated urban style

With refined beauty and textured surfaces that evoke the look of exposed raw concrete; Labita is the expression of a sophisticated and cosmopolitan urban style.

Intuition, innovation and aesthetics

Intuition, innovation and aesthetics are at the base of Grestec’s Legni range; a real alternative to natural wooden floorings. Legni conceals a highly ambivalent character combining the poetry of the past and the technology of the future.

Ultra thin VS Ultra thick

Grestec Tiles present two diverse ranges of ultra-thin and ultra-thick tile collections; the Mega Micro and the Grestone 20.

High-tech marble

Thanks to patented technologies, Grestec Tiles is able to reproduce what nature takes thousands of years to create. High tech marble floor and wall coverings; Marmi is classic yet innovative and extremely resistant.

Wienerberger expands its industry-leading Sandtoft clay roof tile range with the launch of new clay plain tiles

Sandtoft, a Wienerberger brand, has expanded its industry-leading clay product range with the launch of a number of new clay plain tiles in April 2013.

An Armstrong Ceiling Tile Pioneers Cradle to Cradle® Certification

Armstrong Ceilings has manufactured the first mineral ceiling tile to win Cradle to Cradle status.

A mineral fibre tile from Armstrong Ceilings has become the first in the world to be granted Cradle to Cradle® certification.

Olympic inspired tile mural by Craven Dunnill Jackfield

UK specialist tile manufacture Craven Dunnill Jackfield, which created two vast art installations for the Olympic Park, has won a national TTA award for its Olympic inspired tile mural at Much Wenlock Public Art Trail.

The total solution for tile fixing from Norcross

The advancement in construction methods, materials and tile technology have put increased demands upon the specifier to recommend the best preparation and fixing products for ceramics, porcelain, mosaics and natural stone tiles to ensure a successful installation.