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Inside-Out: the new design dimension

Imola, a brand of Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola, explores the appeal of indoor-out design and the contribution today’s wood-effect tiles can play in creating a successful domestic installation. This year, the dominant influence of green and natural design has seen interior and exterior domestic space and … Continue reading




Bond It enhances product packaging

Bond It has introduced new packaging across its Mate and Premiere range of products.  The new packaging has been designed to improve stand-out on shelf, as well as a more uniform and visually appealing … Continue reading


British Ceramic Tile’s Retailer Club gets off to a flying start

British Ceramic Tile’s recently launched Retailer Club has got off to a flying start, with over 590 premium retailers already signed up to the reward and loyalty scheme. Retailers already taking part in Retailer Club are enjoying an enhanced level of support from the company and a range of benefits including lower MOV, a better […]

Dublin’s Tile Devil breaks into the UK online market

The UK’s independent Centre for Retail Research has confirmed that the online retail sector is the main driver of growth in European retailing, achieving a growth rate of 18.6% in 2015 and an expected rate of 16.7% in 2016.  By comparison, the annual growth rates for all types of retailing range between 1.5% and 3.5% […]

Jackoboard awarded BBA Certificate for total system

TileBacker Ltd has been awarded a BBA (British Board of Agrément) Certificate for Jackoboard products and systems. The Certificate covers the full range of Jackoboard XPS (Extruded Polystyrene) cored products, including construction boards, shower bases, and sealing systems; a rarity in this type of product.  In addition, Jackoboard’s Certificate covers usage of the construction boards […]

Weston Homes and RAK Ceramics partner to create a striking bathroom concept

Weston Homes has partnered with RAK Ceramics to create a new stunning bathroom concept that features throughout its Southpoint project.  Located in Southend-on-Sea, the new high-spec development includes 97 one- and two-bedroom apartments. A combination of RAK sanitaryware, surfaces and bespoke furniture reflect the project’s meticulous design, bringing a balance of luxury and practicality to […]

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Upstanding Solutions!

The installation of upstand strips around shower trays and baths is now common practice. Gerry Robinson, Technical Manager of Sealux, looks at the state of art and explores relevant issues tile and bathroom … Continue reading