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Banks & Lloyd take on new UK office to accommodate growing transport demands

Market leading freight forwarder Banks & Lloyd has invested into its commitment of supporting the...

BIFFA comments on new HMRC customs declaration processing proposals

Following HMRC’s announcement that it would be communicating with all companies involved in international trade...

Door-to-door dedication

Quality Freight Services have a dedicated team just for the tile and stone industry. Kelly...

The next generation of gel-adhesives from Kerakoll

2022 sees Kerakoll launch the next generation of gel-adhesives, building on the success of the...

The changing times of Tile Adhesive

Over the last five decades, the use of Tile Adhesive has changed significantly. Palace Chemicals...

ADVANCE: Anti-bacterial and anti-viral tiles

ADVANCE has been created by Rondine thanks to Italcer’s care and attention for the environment...

Design in depth at Las Vegas

Las Vegas Convention Center was the venue for Coverings 2022, North America’s premier ceramic tile...

The trend for antibacterial tiles

Kamila Swiatecka, Tile Giant’s Marketing and Brand Manager, explores the benefits of antibacterial tiles, and...

Make surfaces safer with Parkside’s antibacterial tiles

Parkside offers four wall and floor tile collections with built-in antibacterial protection.Years of research have...

Eterna anti-bacterial tiles by N&C feature ground-breaking CleanOut technology

We are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of good hygiene to help protect us...

For anti-microbial protection, choose BAL Micromax2 grout

For the ultimate finish – a grout that combines a smooth abrasion resistant surface and...

The natural way for grout resistance to microbial attack

Titanium dioxide (TiO2) has many industrial uses in paints, adhesives, floors, roofing materials, and even...

Stone-effect tiles: Classic ceramic chameleons

Jayne Adamson, Marketing Manager for Verona, looks at today’s stone-effect tiles: from luxurious large formats...

Unique, aesthetic, and functional designs

TSJ profiles Yurtbay Seramik, one of Turkey's leading ceramic tile manufacturers. Yurtbay creates collections that...

Turkey: two decades of significant growth

In volume terms, the Turkish ceramic tile industry ranks eighth in the world and third...

Are ceramics manufacturers putting others at risk by using TiO2?

By Ivan Ong, Vice President, Research and Development,and Tara Conley, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Microban...

Casalgrande Padana names finalists of the 12th edition of the Grand Prix

In March at the Casalgrande Padana Creative Centre, the International Jury finally reached an agreement...

Excellence delivered

Proven experts in logistics for the ceramic tile sector, Neptune offers the whole package, combining...

UltraTile creates tropical paradise at Center Parcs

The Great Northern Tiling Company have used UltraTile to create a subtropical swimming paradise at...

Restoration recruits

Tile Doctor is the largest restorative tile cleaning and sealing network of specialists in the...

Masterpiuma P5: design at the cutting-edge

Brevetti Montolit’s new range of Power 5 tile cutters boast the performance characteristics that have...

Golz bench saws set to impress the UK market

This year Golz enter the UK tile, stone, and masonry saw market with a professional...

Monochrome mastery: Schlüter-Systems’ matt black accessories for co-ordinated bathrooms

Whether you are planning a fully monochrome look, want to use black elements for bold...

Sao Paulo signals

From 8th to 11th March, the Trans-américa Expo Center, in São Paulo, Brazil hosted Revestir...

Palace Chemicals: 43 years of sustained growth and progress

Palace Chemicals Ltd, established in 1978, has grown consistently year-on-year for over 43 years and...

Norcros Adhesives helps to get the latest Maggie’s centre in the Wirral up and running

The impressive new-build project at Maggie’s Wirral features large format 1,200 by 1,200 by 11mm...

Catering for all surfaces

Mapei’s UltraCare range is a series of products designed to cater for all surface types...

New eco treatments added to LTP’s portfolio

LTP has introduced three new water-based products to its surface care range: two new impregnating...

MP90 ECO XTREME: FILA’s eco-compatible stone sealer

Are you looking for an eco stone sealer for your commercial project? FILA’s MP90 ECO...

Coverings 2022: Ten top tile trends in the spotlight today

In the run up to Coverings 2022, set to take place between 5th and 8th...

Surface care specialists

LITHOFIN: The original specialist products for cleaning, sealing, and maintaining internal and external ceramics, porcelain,...

ARDEX EG 18 Plus: new hygienic, waterproof, epoxy grout wows the crowd at SPATEX 2022

ARDEX EG 18 Plus is a new, improved formula three-part epoxy grout that provides a...

Moisture, concrete and tiling installations

By Michelle Costigan,Technical Pro duct Manager,Laticrete UK. After many years of trouble shooting membrane installations I...

Resin residues on porcelain pavers

Mark Atkins, Technical Director at LTP, offers some timely advice on how to prevent unsightly...

Natural stone that looks like wood: CED’s improved alternative to reclaimed timber in garden design

For homeowners seeking a reclaimed style for the garden, while still benefiting from the qualities...

What lies beneath?

TSJ surveys the broad range of options available when it comes to selecting a purpose-made...

Green screeds: What we should know before tiling them

By Michael Hailwood, Director, Laticrete UK During a recent conversation with some experienced tilers I was...

China’s maturing manufacturers now produce half of the world’s ceramic tiles

In this extensive feature, TSJ provides the latest statistics on the Chinese tile market, profiles...

How to prevent floor tile failure with void-free solid bedding

By Bob Howard MBE on behalf of the TTA Technical Committee. As a Technical Inspector for...

Near-invisible edge protection introduced by Schluter Systems

Following an intensive research and product development process, Schlüter-Systems added a revolutionary new slim-line contour...

Tile retail pioneer Nicholas Kneale, the Founder of Fired Earth, dies aged 71. TSJ celebrates his career.

One of the UK tile industry’s true visionaries, Fired Earth’s founder Nicholas Kneale, has died...

Plywood outlawed as wall tiling substrate

As part of the five year standards review, the new version of BS 5385: Part...

The benefits of epoxy grouts

In today’s industry cementitious grouts are still the contractors’ and builders’ favourite. However, with the...

Natural materials star at inspirational Islington

At SDS 2022, more than 160 exhibitors showcased the best in surface design, with almost 5,000...

Tileasy: over 1,000 tiling lines in stock

In 2022, Tileasy will expand its extensive range with several new products, discovers TSJ. With one...

Rubi: much more than manual tile cutters

TSJ explores the impressive legacy of the Rubi tiling tool brand and some of its...

Scruffs partners with U-Pro

Online retailer of trade tools, accessories, and products, U-Pro has teamed up with Scruffs, the...

Weatherproof your workday with Snickers

Snickers has introduced Weatherproofed Workwear that combines all the functionality, comfort, and temperature regulation you...

Versatile vision: Sigma UK at the cutting-edge

TSJ gets the lowdown on the new Series 4 range of professional tile cutters from...

How to lay thin porcelain tiles the Tilemaster way

Large format, thin porcelain tiles are now very much the mainstream and used throughout domestic...

The growing popularity of thin porcelain tiles

Kamila Swiatecka, Tile Giant’s Marketing and Brand Manager, comments on the benefits of thin porcelain...

SPATEX 2022: delivers a palpable feel-good factor

Held in February, SPATEX 2022 - the 25th running of the UK’s leading water leisure...

Inspiring celebration of material innovation

Winners of the 2022 Surface Design Awards have been announced, with BAFTA’s HQ by Benedetti...

Shaking those tail feathers with Palace Chemicals!

Products supplied by Palace Chemicals and Laticrete UK have helped to create a replacement artwork...

Mapei | 85 years old but still looking to the future

Mapei, the multinational group at the cutting-edge of chemicals for the building trade, was founded...

Ceralsio offers a wealth of design opportunities

Simon Boocock, Managing Director for CRL Stone, looks at why sintered stone is becoming such...

Dry diamond drill bit kit from Vitrex

The new VIT678DDB Vitrex Dry Diamond Drill Bit kit contains 3 drill bits 2 x...

Genesis has the right tools for the job

As the exclusive UK provider of BIHUI’s professional tiling tools range Genesis is here to...

How to harness digital’s dynamism

Peter Jones, Managing Director at Jones Digital, shares the latest thinking on how the KBB,...

Upgrading the garden with outdoor porcelain

Jayne Adamson, Marketing Manager at Verona, discusses how retailers can best tap into the booming...

Rewarding transformational tile projects

Tile of Spain has announced the prize-winners of its prestigious awards, celebrating the creative use...

Spanish signatures

With Cevisama delayed until June, Tile of Spain, the organisation that represents Spanish ceramic tile...

Bakery Country Style selects tiling with all the trimmings

Palace Chemicals has made a significant contribution to the refurbishment of Country Style’s bakery estate. ...

Mosa achieves sustainability milestone

Netherlands-based tile manufacturer Mosa has achieved Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold for its ceramic floor...

Absolute Stone Care restores magnificent Hancocks Jewellers’ frontage with LTP

Absolute Stone Care has recently transformed Hancocks Jewellers’ stunning marble shop front, removing historic rust...

Lapicida natural stone surfaces offer both style and substance

A melding of traditional stonemasonry and high-tech process sets Lapicida apart, enabling them to offer...

kbb Birmingham set to showcase inspirational industry trends

kbb Birmingham, Europe’s largest dedicated kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms exhibition, promises to be the key...

Italian for the al fresco lifestyle

TSJ introduces five new Italian tiles made especially for outdoor installations, from DIY dry-laid pavers to...

The perfect finishing touch

C.A.T. believe that high-quality flooring trims enhance the quality of any installation and that end-users...

Decarbonization discussion

Representatives of the Spanish and Italian ceramic tile sectors have met with the EU’s Directorate-General...

Norcros Adhesives offers successful Rock-Tile range

Norcros Rock-Tite Exterior Porcelain & Stone System is an innovative three-part system. The Norcros Rock-Tite comprises...

A complete external care system specially formulated by LTP

The award-winning surface care range from LTP includes a complete system for exterior porcelain, along...

Tilemaster Adhesives’ external system

Tilemaster Adhesives’ external system makes the fixing of exterior grade floor tiles simple.  Just follow...

Grouts for indoor and outdoor living

UltraTile is home to a portfolio of contractor-friendly, premium tile adhesives and grouts, perfectly suited...

SPATEX 2022: the show that leaves no stone (or tile) unturned

On the first three days of February, SPATEX 2022 - the UK’s only dedicated water...

Elegent retreat on the Costa Blanca

A family from Belgium has created a sun-blessed holiday home that can be used almost...

Marabese Ceramics: showcasing tiles for architectural specification at SDS 2022

Marabese Ceramics, the specialist supplier of tiles for architectural specification, will be exhibiting at the...

Spanish tile manufacturers showcase design sophistication at SDS

Spain’s leading tile manufacturers will present an exciting range of new ceramic and porcelain designs...

Sense of Place will be the event’s theme as the Surface Design Show returns to Islington

Surface Design Show, the leading event for architects and designers to explore the best in...

Preparation made easy with Schlüter-KERDI-BOARD

Not just suitable for use in bathroom and wetroom projects due to its waterproofing properties,...

The Ultimate range from ROCATEX offers world class performance

With the professional tiler’s requirements at the heart of everything it does, ROCATEX has developed...

PCS prepare for growth in spa and wellness sector

PCS Spa and Wellness division has seen unprecedented demand over the last 3 years, benefitting...

Creating striking spaces with patterned tiles

Jayne Adamson, Marketing Manager for Verona, offers insight into the ever-growing range of patterned tiles...

Sustainability starts with people at Palace Chemicals

Sustainability is a BIG topic these days, sourcing the right materials, creating environmentally-friendly processes &...

Norcros Adhesives offers grouts for external applications

Even before the start of the pandemic, a strong trend had been established in house...

Integrated Marmox product range simplifies bathroom projects

Along with shower trays and waterproofing systems, the comprehensive Marmox range encompasses products which can...

To epoxy grout or not to epoxy grout

It is fair to say that, even today, cementitious grouts are still the contractors and...

The highly successful Colourfast 360 range from Larsen

Larsen have seen the highly regarded Grout, Colourfast 360 continue to sell with exponential growth. ...

Jackoboard benches and shower base deliver cost-effective solution for luxury steam room

Martina Landhed, Design Director of Oxford- based InStil Design, specified elegant Jackoboard Curved Edge Benches...

The building material of the future is ready to use right now

The UK is at the beginning of one of its biggest ever housebuilding programmes.  JACKON...

Are ceramics manufacturers putting others at risk by using TiO2?

By Ivan Ong, Vice President, Research and Development, and Tara Conley, Director of Regulatory Affairs,...

Stamp out mouldy tile grout

It is a consumer misconception that use of grout for wall and floor tiles is...

Exceptional performance from Nicobond Starlike evo

Nicobond Starlike evo is an innovative high-performance resin-based grout that is extremely easy to mix,...

Tilemaster Grout 3000 comes in 18 on trend colours

Tilemaster Grout 3000 can be used for wall and floor joints between 1mm and 20mm. ...

Kerakoll Fugabella Color and Fugalite Bio: naturally good grout

Kerakoll’s bestselling Fugabella Color grout collection is available in 50 colours chosen by Piero Lissoni...

Parkside and Strata Tiles launch environmental tile adhesive range

Now available from Parkside and Strata Tiles, Regenr8 is a premium quality tile adhesive range...

How to make the right grout selection when tiling

When selecting the grout to finish off your tiling project, you want assurances that your...

Silestone launches Ethereal: Marble-look surfaces inspired by the beauty of the sky

The evolution of Silestone has inspired Ethereal, a collection of white canvas surfaces with intricate...

New directions for terrazzo-effect tiles

Supersized speckles, micro flecks, and everything in between; terrazzo tiles continue to evolve and make...

LTP expands bespoke and tailored guide series

LTP’s Cleaning & Aftercare Guides offer step-by-step guidance on all aspects of tile treatment –...

SPATEX 2022 is designed for YOU

As the UK’s only dedicated water leisure expo, SPATEX 2022 presents a dazzling array of...

Palace Chemicals invests to limit environmental impact

Since 2004 Palace Chemicals has operated a BSI accredited ISO 14001 approved Environmental Management System...

Lovell Stone Group chooses LTP protection at Waltham Forest Town Hall

A stunning natural stone installation – featuring a bespoke blend of Purbeck Stone paving from...

Johnson Tiles partners with Barratt Developments on zero carbon concept home

Johnson Tiles has partnered with leading housebuilder, Barratt Developments, to build Z House: a zero carbon...

Stain-free sealing for natural stone flooring with illbruck FA880

Formulated to complement the natural beauty of stone, illbruck FA880 helps the trade achieve great...

21: One step beyond!

TSJ’s Editor, Joe Simpson, explores the best new tile ranges at Cersaie 2021; where maximalism...

Burleigh and Craven Dunnill Jackfield collaborate on an iconic new tile collection

Burleigh, the world’s sole maker of tissue transfer decorated ceramics, and Craven Dunnill Jackfield  have...

Mosaic Art Ltd uses Palace Chemicals brands to stick children on path to wildlife education

Community volunteers in Enfield, London N14 have taken their local park in Conway Road Recreation...

Building finishes: What are they and what do they do?

By Stuart Middleton, Executive Chairman of Aquacut Limited has a brief look at building finishes. Building...

Kent development benefits from Nu-Heat’s UFH expertise

Nu-Heat was asked to design and supply an energy-efficient, low flow temperature heating solution using...

Fixing tiles over underfloor heating the easy way

Laying tiles over underfloor heating need not be complicated if you use Kerakoll’s systems for...

Government agenda will fuel further UFH growth

A combination of government policy, and consumer demand, has led to growth in both electric...

Instarmac launch online Training Academy

Workplaces have changed dramatically over the last 12-18 months with everyone rapidly adapting to the...

Fulfil your CPD obligations with UltraTileFix

UltraTileFix have always believed in continual development through education and training. The company’s purpose-built indoor training...

Up your game with BAL training

Building on more than 20 years of training heritage in the tiling industry, BAL offers...

Oh Buoy! Carrie Reichardt unveils her latest art collaboration with Laticrete in Lincolnshire

Two huge 100+ year old buoys, each measuring around three metres in diameter, have  been...

Cooler calming colour choices

Jayne Adamson, Marketing Manager at Verona, discusses how to restore some tranquility with green and...

Levelling systems: useful, inexpensive, and here to stay

By Stuart Middleton, Executive Chairman of Aquacut Limited and Tilers Tools discusses the background to...

Ten top trends for tile today

In the run up to Coverings 2021, the organisers hosted a Tile Trends webinar to...

Face-to-face returns in Orlando

TSJ reports on the return to face-to-face exhibiting at Coverings 2021, and selects some of...