The Royal Institute of British Architects’ January 2014 Future Trends Survey recorded a further strengthening of confidence levels, which had been steadily rising throughout the second half of 2013. The RIBA Future Trends Workload Index saw a significant increase, rising to +36 in January 2014 from +30 in December 2013. Only 8% of Read more
Visions of Valencia
Stephanie Bretherton offers a personal insight into the main ceramic tile design trends from Cevisama 2014. An exciting array of designs are evolving the ‘geometric’ theme, often taking this into the realms of optical illusion and hyper-reality. Creating 3D effects by playing with repeating patterns, referencing the work of artists Read more
Panel alternatives to ceramic tiled wetrooms
Bushboard Nuance laminate wallpanels are said to be perfect for wetrooms, showers and bathing areas. Nuance panels are billed as totally water-impervious as they are not made from wood, but from a patented polyurethane core board. Add to that a high performance laminate, easy installation with Bushboard’s customised waterproof and sealant, and the result is a Read more
Installation insights by Colin Stanyard, Mapei UK
There can’t be many of us immune to the appeal of a wet room. Clean lines and high quality fixtures and fittings offering a sense of luxury in a spacious environment – bliss!
A correctly designed and installed wet room will give many years of use, but ‘correct’ cannot be overemphasized. Before you go ahead with a wet room project, take a step back and carefully consider all that is involved. Read more