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Metallic glazes: edgy and distressed delights

TSJ investigates the popularity of metallic glaze effects, while British Ceramic Tile’s Marketing Manager Jayne Adamson examines the use of metallic surfaces in the home and its retail impact. The metallic trend is huge at the moment, with many consumers wanting to bring an edgy and striking look to the … Continue reading




The UK floorcoverings market continues to perform well

Growth in the UK floorcoverings market gathered pace in 2015-16, despite ongoing uncertainties in terms of both the economy and consumer confidence, according to a new report from AMA Research. Despite the Brexit vote, growth remained broadly positive in 2016, reflecting a mix of a relatively buoyant housing market and steady demand from several key […]

Instarmac helps create bespoke mosaic masterpiece

A community project headed by mosaic artist, Tracey Cartledge, has been completed using Instarmac adhesives and grouts. Chorlton Central Church commissioned the striking external mosaic from Cartledge, who holds weekly mosaic classes at the church, located near Manchester. The mosaic was inspired by a passage from the Bible. “Then the angel showed me the river […]

Halifax report steady growth in UK house prices

House prices in the final three months of 2016 were 2.5% higher than in the previous three months.  This compared to the 0.9% quarterly rate of change in November.  The quarterly rate of change in December was the highest since March 2016 (+2.9%). Prices in the three months to December were 6.5% higher than in […]

Impressive list of speakers at Architect@Work

An impressive list of industry experts from architecture, engineering and development are set to share their knowledge at Architect@Work UK, alongside stands from 100 commercial architectural suppliers.  The London edition of the two-day global trade fair aimed at architects, designers and specifiers, is now in its fifth year and was held at Olympia on 25th […]

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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