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Visit SPATEX 2023 for the building blocks of water leisure

Does your work involve tiling spas, showers, wellness suites, swimming pools, steam rooms or saunas? If yes, the organisers of SPATEX 2023 have provided seven reasons why it’s a must-attend show for you.

The UK’s annual water leisure exhibition, which takes place at the Coventry Building Society Arena, Tuesday 31 January to Thursday 2 February and is free to attend, provides tilers, builders, developers, architects, specifiers with all they need to know in this fast-moving world, the organisers say.

Innovations and new products: With over a hundred exhibiting companies, including leading manufacturers and suppliers from around the world, this is your one and only chance in the calendar to see and compare a host of innovations under the convenience of one roof. Companies such as Ardex UK, Cranbourne Stone, Designworks Tiles, Flex Flooring, GMT Spas International, Mapei UK, Stoneworld (Oxfordshire) and The Mosaic Company will be launching products. For instance, Ardex is unveiling its new AM 50 OCR Render for pool surrounds, changing rooms and showers – a low-cost pre-blended sand and cement render that can be applied from 6-20mm in a single application prior to tiling, it has a long pot life of four hours.

A host of show discounts, prices and competitions: Exclusive to SPATEX visitors.

Saving energy tops the show’s agenda: “We aim to bring energy saving into sharp focus and make it a forum for discussion and finding solutions,” says SPATEX organiser, Michele Bridle. “With education, the latest technological advances and careful management, there are effective ways to significantly reduce energy consumption and bills. Minimising energy usage is a consideration that needs to be factored in at the design stage which is why this show is of vital importance for everyone in the industry.”

Pick up new skills: A free double seminar programme is available on all three days. In Arena 1 ISPE (Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers), has curated a diverse workshop programme and CPD points and certificates of attendance are issued to all attendees. Please see the SPATEX website for details of the full double programme but here’s a taster:

Tuesday, 31 January 14.00 – 14.30 Arena 1 – Specifying Tiling in Swimming Pool & Leisure Areas – make informed choices when specifying tiling in leisure areas by considering the impact that tiles, backgrounds, water chemistry and the finished environment will have on the adhesive and grout specification. Learn how to avoid common problems through optimum product specification and best practice.

Tuesday 31 January 16.00 – 16.20 Arena 2 Sustainable Stone Solutions for the Pool Industry – Looking at the qualities of a variety of products, alongside the environmental impact of the production, transportation and maintenance. The talk will also cover innovative and safe stone solutions when choosing pool copings and surrounds in pool and spa projects
Expert advice: There’s no better place to seek impartial advice from various specialists, and all for free.

Inspiration: Keep abreast of new trends, colours and textures and make sure your projects reflect the best in the marketplace. Tiles can take on a whole different look when water is added – SPATEX displays the latest and best in the marketplace. The BSPF (the British Swimming Pool Federation) will be hosting the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards, showcasing the best examples of design, construction and installation. Photos of the winning projects will be displayed on stand A1, providing excellent design inspiration.

SPATEX Help Desk: Please call in at the entrance to the exhibition hall with any queries and the team will point you in the right direction.

Register now for FREE and to receive the show’s regular news updates.

The Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry CV6 6GE is located 500 yards off the M6 and within two hours commuting time of 75% of the population, with 2000 free on site car parking spaces.

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