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International Decorative Surfaces are the UK’s largest distributor of decorative surfaces specialising in flooring, worktops, laminates, compact, panel products, solid surface and wall panelling. Our regional branches offer the benefits of nationwide coverage, while being especially responsive to needs at a local level. We make more than 2,000 daily deliveries using our fleet of over 100 vehicles achieving a 99% on-time, in-full, service record.

Clerkenwell Design Trail

This Autumn, the Clerkenwell Design Trail (4-5 October) will bring the A&D community together to re-connect and network across Clerkenwell’s historic cobbles. The stand-alone event...

Introducing the host of TTA Awards 2024

The Tile Association is delighted to announce that TTA Awards 2024 will be hosted by...

You can now book tickets for TTA’S Christmas lunch

This year’s Christmas lunch will take place on Friday 24th November 2023 at Browns Brasserie,...

Tiling Show – the must-attend event of the year for the industry

TTA is delighted to announce that BIHUI are sponsoring The Tiling Show 2024, which is...

Instarmac announced as a finalist at the British Business Excellence Awards

Instarmac Group says it’s delighted to announce it has been shortlisted as a finalist in...

Italcer begins acquisition of Terratinta

Italcer, an Italian manufacturing group of floor and wall tiles, has begun the acquisition process...

Cost, greenwashing and jargon top consumers’ green concerns

Echoing Billy Valler’s enlightening column from last month, in which he pointed out how sustainability...

Domus unveils extended Clerkenwell showroom

Domus has opened an additional showroom in Clerkenwell, adjoining its existing location at 1 Sutton...

Passing on the BAL and ARDEX baton

After more than 20 years with ARDEX and over 10 years with BAL, Peter Bell,...

Clerkenwell Design Trail returns in October

This Autumn, the Clerkenwell Design Trail (4-5 October) will return, allowing the design community to...

Industry interview: David Arnott

A few months ago, TSJ came across a video showcasing the work of David Arnott,...

The Cromática 3.0 collection: “more than colour, colour with purpose”

Revigrés is a Portuguese company specialised in the production of ceramic wall and floor tiles....

Ceramique Internationale unveils Venetian Terrazzo Tiles

Venetian Terrazzo – designed to reflect the artisan style seen in the ancient palaces of...

Tools for ripping up ceramic floor tiles

Andy Harrison of Multi-Hire Power Tools explains some of the methods and equipment you can...

The sustainability benefits of UFH

Last month, we addressed the urgent sustainability challenge facing not only the tiling industry, but...

Stepping ahead: antimicrobial flooring solutions for a cleaner future

The floor is usually the largest horizontal surface in any building, so it naturally accumulates...

Grouting tips

The finished look of a tiling installation is down to the design and the tiles...

On the level with Palace Chemicals

Palace Chemicals is an independent manufacturer of products for the tiling and stone sector, celebrating...

Moisture controland waterproofing

Many of the problems that occur with tiling are a result of moisture in the...

JACKOBOARD is the “ideal” companion for underfloor heating

The JACKOBOARD range from BEWI is “ideal” for use as a tile backerboard on projects...

Patio maintenance – staying one step ahead

Mark Atkins, technical director at LTP, gives some key tips for maintaining outdoor surfaces as...

Fixing tiles over underfloor heating the easy way

Laying tiles over underfloor heating need not be complicated, Kerakoll says, if you use its...

Amber expands product offering with new thermostats

Underfloor heating supplier Amber has announced it’s expanding its product portfolio with two thermostats.The company...

7 top tips for effective installation of electric underfloor heating

Steven Rooney, director of Amber Underfloor Heating, shares his top tips for pairing electric underfloor...

Repairing loose/hollow tiles on underfloor heated areas

It’s always a big question: can you repair loose & hollow tiles in areas with...

Tradesman in the middle: the competing demands of electric and underfloor heating

M&E professionals are under increasing pressure from all angles to meet competing demands. In this...

“Trade quality UFH at affordable prices”

Underfloor Heating HQ Limited was established in 2011 by Russell Hawes and Jordan O’Neil, aiming...

Simplifying underfloor heating with Schlüter-Systems

Understanding the basics of underfloor heating isn’t always easy due to the numerous factors that...

Kale gears up to showcase“cutting-edge innovations” at Cersaie

As Cersaie 2023 approaches, Kale says it’s “once again poised to solidify its position among...

PREVIEW: Cersaie 2023

By the time you read this, Cersaie 2023 – the 40th edition of Italy’s premier...

Hyperion Tiles offers advice on how to create a cloakroom with the wow factor

L: Available in three formats, our Ca’ Pietra Tunstall Ceramic Royal Green Fluted Brick tiles make a...

Embrace ethically sourced encaustic tiles from Hyperion Tiles

Family-run, independent online tiles specialist Hyperion Tiles invites you to peruse their latest collections of encaustic...

Case study: Great Ayton, North Yorkshire

Enhancing Residential Lighting with our TRV - Retro Self Adhesive LED Profile in Great Ayton,...

Case study: Tileflair, Oxford

Tileflair in Oxford is a busy retail showroom situated just along the Eastern bypass that...

Case study: External Landscaping, Bath

With a cracking and tired looking porcelain patio! Somerset Precision Tiling was tasked to install...

Case study: John Lewis Oxford Street, London

John Lewis & Partners recently had a refurbished floor installed at one of it’s flagship...

Case study: Aston Crean Pembroke Row

Pembroke row in Dublin is a new development consisting of the construction of new buildings...

TG4 BOARD UNDERPINS GARAGE FORECOURT CARBON NET ZERO DRIVE!

It may not yet have hogged the mainstream headlines, but in December 2020 the brainchild...

Fibre Cement Boards – Revolutionising the Tiling Industry

Since the inception of NoMorePly we have had two goals in mind; to solve the...

Unleashing the Potential of Cement Fibre Board

The Perfect Alternative to Traditional Building Materials In the world of construction, finding the perfect building...

Green tiles a top search in bathroom trends

Recent consumer research from MyJobQuote has highlighted green tiles and marble features as important bathroom...

Ceramique Internationale goes “big and bold” with Nagoya collection

The opulence and individuality of natural marble is said to be the inspiration for Ceramique...

Leeds College celebrates most ever SkillBuild national finalists

A record number of Leeds College of Building students have been selected for the national...

SkillBuild announces national finalists for 2023

SkillBuild, the UK’s national multi-trade skills competition for construction trainees and apprentices, has announced the...

LB Technology supplies automated plant for Turkish tile manufacturer

LB Technology has supplied Anatolia, a multinational tile manufacturer based in Turkey, with a fully...

BoB completes extension for tradesman who suffered aneurysm

Band of Builders, a building charity, has completed an extension to the home of a...

Larsen Tiling Team GB now has over 150 years of experience

When it comes to the tiling industry Larsen certainly has the background, the company says....

Industry needs commitment from Government to build more homes, says FMB

The fall in construction activity, exacerbated by the drop in housing activity, signals the need...

Construction output decreased slightly again in May

Monthly construction output is estimated to have decreased 0.2% in volume terms in May 2023,...

TECNA announces2024 dates

TECNA, an Italian trade show for surface processing technology, has announced the dates for its...

Gres Aragón collaborates with Harvard on a new ceramic system for cooling indoor spaces

Spanish tile manufacturer Gres Aragón has worked with researchers at Harvard university on a system...

75% back digital identities for tradespeople working in homes

A recent survey from digital identity security vendors, ID Crypt Global, suggests 75% of people...

Cersaie announces “Route 40” feature for 2023

Cersaie’s organisers has announced a special feature for its 2023 edition to celebrate the event’s...

“Journey around the Worrall”

Colleagues at Stoke-on-Trent building products manufacturer BAL (part of the ARDEX Group), are taking on...

Surface care for the new season

LTP’s range provides a suite of surface care products, with water-based solutions designed for all...

Kerakoll Group achieves B Corp certification

Kerakoll has achieved B Corp certification. Already a Benefit Company in the field of sustainable...

ARDEX Group aims for carbon neutrality by 2040

From material sourcing, through to product launch, sustainability is key focus for the ARDEX Group...

Introducing the latest Master Tile Fixers

The Tile Association's Master Tile Fixer certification scheme was introduced to support TTA’s vision to...

TTA to run a series of Technical Masterclasses

TTA’s Technical Masterclasses are aimed at every level of tiler to enhance their understanding and...

Gold sponsors already signing up for TTA Awards 2024

The Tile Association Awards are the UK tiling industry's national awards, which each year recognise...

TTA representatives visit Castellón region of Spain

TTA members have once again visited Spain on a highly successful trip hosted by ASCER...

Sustainable wetroom solutions with a 10-year guarantee

During the past 4 decades, wedi’s XPS innovations have grown into an extensive, versatile product...

UltraTile “changes the future” of tiling

UltraTile says it’s known within the tiling industry for manufacturing innovative, reliable, and high-performance adhesives...

A lifecycle approach to sustainability

When talking about sustainability within the construction industry, Schlüter-Systems says, much focus is given to...

Banks and Lloyd remains committed to providing green services to tiling market

Following a change of leadership early this year, managing director Daria Banks confirmed Banks and...

European manufacturers talk green

For years, European tile manufacturers have carefully balanced the twin priorities of profit-making and sustainability....

“Levelling, Fixing, Kerching!”

GivBax Rewards from ARDEX and BAL is described by the companies as the simplest, most...

Industry interview: Tilers Community

When he registered the Tilers Community Facebook page several years ago, Sam Hoffmann had no...

TTA tackles sustainability issues in the tiling sector

TTA has recognised there are many issues around sustainability which affect the tile industry. In...

Palace Chemicals strives to be an industry leader on sustainability

An independent manufacturer of tiling, building, construction and DIY products since 1978, Palace Chemicals aims...

JACKOBOARD – the “sustainable choice” in construction boards

Said to be the sustainable choice in construction boards, JACKOBOARD construction systems have now joined...

Mapei system completesJohn Lennon “Imagine” mosaic

Mapei products have been used to complete an "Imagine"-themed mosaic floor design at The Salvation...

APE Grupo tiles used at seaside apartment renovation

Ceramics from APE Grupo’s Carmen brand have been used for the renovation of a seaside...

Tiling to anhydrite screeds

Calcium Sulfate or anhydrite screeds have grown in popularity over the last decade as they...

The drive for sustainability – contractors can play their part

In this month’s column, Billy Valler, managing director of W.B. Simpson & Sons, considers the...

Which flooring is suitable for underfloor heating?

When it comes to choosing flooring for a commercial or residential new-build or renovation project,...

Retrofitting underfloor heating in an existing property

Underfloor heating is the perfect way to bring energy-efficient warmth to both new-build homes and...

Are you eligible to become a Master Tile Fixer?

TTA Master Tile Fixer certification scheme was introduced to support TTA’s vision to “raise tile...

TTA holds successful Golf Day

TTA held its first Golf Day of 2023 on 14th June at Stratford Park Golf...

Have you seen our upcoming Technical Masterclass?

The Technical Masterclasses are aimed at every level of tiler to enhance their understanding and...

VitrA showcases Resincrete and other recent ranges at CDW

During Clerkenwell Design Week, VitrA was delighted to welcome hundreds of architects, designers and specifiers...

The need to up-skill

With fewer young people entering the tiling trade, is it time to up-skill existing employees?...

RUBI Group launches RUBI Academy to “professionalise the tiling trade”

RUBI Group regularly develops multiple training projects in accordance with its corporate purpose: "Better professionals....

Enhance your skillset with UltraTile’s online training courses

UltraTile says it’s passionate about supporting the tiling industry and does everything it can to...

“Dedicated to training the #FITAWay”

FITA is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, providing specialist training for the floorcovering industry. The organisation...

LTP Grimex – the deep-cleaner “still workingits magic!”

This year marks the 35th anniversary for LTP’s Grimex deep cleaner. Reportedly one of the...

Ceramique Internationale expands white marble collection

Italian elegance never goes out of style, says Ceramique Internationale, which has recently made several...

Parkside celebrated 40 years at Clerkenwell Design Week

With a cocktail party and the Parkside 40 Years x Lois O’Hara commission, Parkside reportedly...

Mapei hosts action-packed CDW in celebration of sport & wellbeing

Golf, cycling and nostalgic games had visitors “flocking” to Mapei World London City specification centre...

TSJ Reports – Clerkenwell Design Week

This past May, Clerkenwell Design Week returned to London’s iconic design district, with tile companies...

Tiling with natural stone

Natural stone varies in both appearance and application method compared with ceramic or porcelain tiles....

The importance of movement joints in a tiling installation

Alan Collins and Martin Pouncey, technical training managers at Instarmac, explain why movement joints are...

Why a night on the tiles can lead to hospitality success

Hospitality venues are getting creative in order to create post-pandemic stand-out. Here Cameron Fraser, director...

Understanding tile adhesive classifications and what they mean

Everyone knows what tile adhesive classifications mean don’t they? Or do they? Here, David Rowley,...

Choose UltraTile for “terrific tiling every time”

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

Palace Chemicals strengthens sales & support team and acquires leading brands

Palace Chemicals, an independent manufacturer of tiling, building, construction and DIY products since 1978, has...

Larsen goes “full fibre!”

Larsen has announced some developments its leading tile adhesive offer. The company has reportedly seen...

“Great on the inside, now even better on the outside!”

Over the next few months, ARDEX is introducing updated packaging to its complete range of...

Kerakoll’s “next generation” multipurpose adhesives and grouts

Kerakoll’s ranges of adhesives and grouts may seem small compared to many of their competitors,...

Industry interview: Ace Tiling

Ace Tiling appeared in TSJ earlier this year as the contractor for an installation at...

Marvellous marble from Hyperion Tiles adds style & sophistication to luxury interiors

Indulge your passion for pattern with our Original Style Herald Marble Mosaic Tiles, priced at...

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