Rawson Carpet Solutions are part of WE Rawson Ltd. For 150 years, this privately-owned company has grown organically through the manufacture and cutting-edge uses of non-woven industrial textiles. Our growth remains strong because of W E Rawson’s ongoing commitment to innovation, designed to meet the world’s ever-changing and varied market needs.

About Microban

Microban International is home to the world's leading antimicrobial ingredient brands - Microban® and Ultra-Fresh®. Our unique formulations are engineered into thousands of substrates worldwide, empowering...

TTA members celebrated Christmas 2022 in style!

Last year’s TTA Christmas Lunch was undoubtedly the most successful ever. This is a long-established...

The Tiling Show – The No. 1 event for our industry

The Tiling Show is the “must attend” trade show for the tiling industry. This year...

TTA Awards 2023 – book your seats now

Entries for TTA Awards 2023 have now closed. Thank you so much to all those...

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?...

HSE provides UK employers guidance for cold working conditions

Employers are being reminded of their responsibilities to keep workers safe as cold weather continues...

2022 Natural Stone Awards Results Announced

On Friday 2 December, the Stone Federation hosted the 21st Natural Stone Awards Ceremony at...

Pantone announces colour of the year for 2023

Pantone has once again announced its colour of the year, an annual designation which will...

On the surface

Returning this year from the 7-9 February at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London,...

Construction charity braced for festive period surge

National construction charity Band of Builders (BoB) says it needed to “gear up” for an...

Remedy problems on site with UltraTile’s latest product launch

UltraTile is delighted to announce the launch of ProClean – a range of professional and...

Winners of ASCER’s 21st Tile of Spain Awards announced

The Tile of Spain awards are aimed to raise awareness of the creative use of...

Ceramique Internationale Metropolis tiles prove big is beautiful

“Understated contemporary style on a scale that delivers a dramatic backdrop encapsulates Metropolis,” says Ceramique...

Mapei to present full system solutions at Spatex 2023

Mapei will be returning to Spatex 2023 in January with a showcase of its specification...

EIB lends €120 million to Cosentino Group to support its sustainability and circular economy strategy

The EIB will provide a €120m (£106m) loan to Cosentino Group, a designer and manufacturer...

FILA products awarded Indoor Air Comfort Gold certification

FILA Solutions has received the Indoor Air Comfort Gold certification from Eurofins, an international organisation...

Instarmac named as one of the best manufacturers in the UK

In November, Instarmac tuned in to Best Companies Live and was “overwhelmed” to discover it...

Domus donates £500 to Bedford Hospital Charity & Friends

Following a Christmas competition on its website, tile distributor Domus has donated £500 to Bedford...

The Kerakoll Campus: training in Kerakoll and Tilemaster products and systems

Training in the latest techniques is essential to keep up to date in any profession,...

Weber announces new logistics partner

Saint-Gobain Weber has announced that, as part of a competitive tender, it has selected Menzies...

Grouts for indoor and outdoor living

UltraTile is home to a portfolio of what the company describes as contractor-friendly, premium tile...

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...

Exceptional performance from Nicobond Starlike evo

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

Design-focused grouts from Mapei

Mapei’s decorative epoxy grout range - Kerapoxy Easy Design – combines a host of practical...

The highly successful Colourfast 360 range from Larsen

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

Kerakoll’s naturally good grouts

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

Stamp out mouldy tile grout

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

The absolute grout for bathrooms and wetrooms

BAL is excited to introduce its new epoxy solution; BAL Absolute Grout – designed for...

Industry Interview – South Coast Stone

Nominated for a TTA award in 2022, Dorset-based South Coast Stone is somewhat unusual among...

A not so little secret

Strata Technical Tiles, a product brand from Parkside, has been used to create what’s described...

Ian Costello completes Allingtons’ dealership expansion with Mapei ceramic system

A range of Mapei systems have been used to complete an extension at Allingtons’ car...

A sustainable backerboard system for tiling

Manufactured with an extruded polystyrene foam core and a special coating on both sides, Jackoboard...

Preparation made easy with Schlüter-KERDI-BOARD

A key part of tile and stone installation is preparing the substrate for the covering...

Redefining ceramic surfaces

Kimberley Cherrington, international marketing manager at Microban, explains the benefits of built-in antimicrobial technology in...

Porcelain pavers & the two common gremlins

Mark Atkins, technical director at LTP discusses the best ways to maintain outdoor porcelain Last year...

No more slip-sliding, tile technology has us stylishly gripped

The days of anti-slip tiles equating to utilitarian beige tiles in the local leisure centre...

SPATEX sets Swim to the Beat in motion

Just over one month away, SPATEX 2023 is set to be the launchpad for the...

Master Tile Fixer membership category supports excellence in tiling

The Master Tile Fixer certification scheme has now been launched. This is a new membership...

Winners of Skillbuild Construction ‘Skills Olympics’ announced

SkillBuild has announced the winners of its National Finals 2022, which took place at Edinburgh...

Key tile trends for 2023 from the experts at Verona

Written by Laura Hardaker-Graham, marketing manager at Verona The past year has welcomed more choice and...

Tiles with a view

With a range of outdoor-ready wall and floor tile collections, as well as technical accessories...

Verona launches “fish-scale” Teardrop collection

Discover the trend for scalloped surfaces with the distinctive shape of Verona’s Teardrop collection, designed...

The opportunity waiting under the tiles…

Fix-A-Floor is said to be one of the fastest-growing sales opportunities in the tiling sector...

On-trend small format designs to support retailer portfolios

A bold diamond-shaped tile, Rhomboid is a recently launched geometric design from Verona designed to...

Tile of Spain at Cersaie

Following up on last month’s extensive recap of the Cersaie exhibition in Bologna, Tile of...

Verona appoints two to marketing team

UK distributor of tiles, outdoor porcelain, mosaics and flooring, Verona, has recently welcomed two additions...

Norcros Adhesives appoints new MD

Norcros Adhesives, manufacturer of tiling adhesives, grouts and surface preparation products, has announced the appointment...

RAK Ceramics creates metaverse experience

RAK Ceramics has announced the launch of its “very first metaverse experience”. The digital area,...

Tile Mountain opens two showrooms in Stockton-on-Tees

Tile Mountain has further expanded its retail portfolio with the opening of Tile Mountain and...

Amber predicts rising demand for electric heating amid concerns over gas

Amber Underfloor Heating has forecasted a particularly busy autumn for electric underfloor heating solutions, as...

Bradfords & Tarmac trial pioneering sustainable pallet scheme

Pallet LOOP has begun an end-to-end trial of its “circular economy pallet reuse scheme” for...

Photovoltaic system up and running in Mordano

Italian tile producer Florim has announced its photovoltaic system is now operational on the roof...

Mohawk Industries announces acquisition of Elizabeth Revestimentos

Mohawk Industries has entered into an agreement to buy Elizabeth Revestimentos, based in Brazil. When...

Italcer acquires large slabs producer Fondovalle

Italcer Group, an Italian manufacturer in the ceramic tiles and bathroom furniture sector, has completed...

David Chipperfield and Anne Lacaton headline Cevisama 2023 Architecture Forum

Cevisama has announced additional speakers for its upcoming edition, which takes place from 27 February...

Jackon UK and Jablite merge following Bewi acquisition

Jablite and Jackon UK are set to form a united force in the UK insulation...

CT1 partners with Band of Builders so the charity can keep delivering life-enhancing projects

CT1 – which was recently officially confirmed as the number one sealant and adhesive manufacturer...

Diversify your metro offering with Hope

Described as a contemporary twist on the classic metro tile, the Hope collection from Verona...

Surface Design Show main stage programme 2023 has been released!

The Surface Design Show has officially announced the programme for its main stage in 2023.The...

The UK’s Top Tiling Contractors JH Lidstone

Established 60 years ago in Plymouth, JH Lidstone began life as a plastering, screeding and...

The UK’s Top Tiling Contractors Global Ceramic

Operating out of Eastleigh in Hampshire, Global Ceramic began life in the year 2000, set...

UltraTile works up an appetite at Slim Chickens

SGB Contractors have used UltraTile adhesives and grouts to install 250sqm of tiles at Slim...

Mapei systems level & fix at Teesside’s new ‘World Duty Free’

Mapei floor preparation and fixing products were recently specified for an extensive floor installation at...

To prime or not to prime? That is the question

Craig Powell, technical manager at Kelmore, explains why priming is so often a necessity, despite...

Taking the collaborative approach

Brexit radically altered the buying landscape for tile retailers and many are still struggling to...

CERSAIE disparity by design

At this year’s Cersaie - the exhibition’s first true return to form since the outbreak...

Two remaining technical masterclasses this year

TTA’s technical masterclasses are delivered by expert instructors and are aimed at every level of...

David Kong joins TTA Board of Directors

David Kong, Marketing Director at Domus Tiles, part of the Headlam Group plc, has joined...

TTA holds successful Golf Day

TTA held its annual Golf Day on 13th October 2022 at Stratford Park Golf Club and...

Master Tile Fixer membership category supports excellence in tiling

The Master Tile Fixer certification scheme was launched in June at TTA Awards. This is...

Industry Interview – Insights from our interview with WB Simpsons

This month, TSJ sat down with Billy Valler, the managing director of WB Simpson and...

Designs to stand the test of time

Laura Hardaker-Graham, marketing manager at Verona, discusses why this artisan-inspired design has endured through the...

Versatile concrete from Parkside

Boston is a recently launched porcelain tile range from Parkside, bringing the look of concrete...

Verona adds Hexagon designs to product offering

Following its Hope Hexagon range, Verona’s recently launched Hexagon designs bring together a modern small...

Bags of sustainability at Palace Chemicals

Palace Chemicals has ramped up its environmental programme with the introduction of more recycled materials...

Verona launches small format Clay range

Described as a refreshing twist on a classic look, the Clay range, recently launched by...

Ceramique Internationale extends Lume collection

Tile specialist Ceramique Internationale is now offering a choice of 12 shades in its Lume...

Parkside becomes carbon balanced

Tile specification company, Parkside, has reportedly become a carbon balanced business.The company has worked with...

Over 300 exhibitors already signed on for Cevisama 2023

More than 300 companies have confirmed they will be exhibiting at Cevisama 2023. With five...

The UK’s largest built environment event makes welcome return with record visitors

UK Construction Week (UKCW) Birmingham, returned to the NEC this year, with visitor numbers reportedly...

Attendance at Cersaie 2022 exceeds 90,000

The 39th Cersaie, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings held in the...

Visit SPATEX 2023 for the building blocks to water leisure

Whether tiling a shower, a domestic spa, swimming pool or a large commercial water leisure...

Norcros announces promotion of regional sales manager

Tile adhesive, grout and preparation products manufacturer Norcros Adhesives has announced the promotion of Bethan...

MICG reflects on first year of £18.27m SIPF project

The Midlands Industrial Ceramics Group (MICG) has completed the first year of a research project...

Leeds College of Building focuses on student support for Colleges Week

The fifth annual Colleges Week, a national celebration of further education providers, took place from...

Band of Builders volunteers to help wheelchair-bound man

Volunteers from the construction charity Band of Builders are set to lay a driveway so...

SACMI presents “next-gen advanced ceramic plant”

At this year’s Tecna exhibition in Rimini, Italy, Sacmi focused on digitalisation and sustainability, showcasing...

Country must prevail over party with new PM, says FMB

Welcoming incoming Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s commitment to deliver “stability and confidence”, the Federation of...

KCS partners with Bookmark to support St. Mary’s Ukrainian school in the UK

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), an ERP and business management software provider for distributors, wholesalers and...

VitrA celebrates London Design Festival with colour and light installation

VitraLondon recently hosted an “immersive colour experience” using the artwork of Milan-based art and design...

Tile Giant opens 83rd location in London

Tile Giant has extended its retail footprint, opening its 83rd store in Sutton, London. Building...

Seven-bed home renovation featuring vault is in ‘safe’ hands with Palace Chemicals

When it came to renovating Castle House, a seven-bedroom Grade II-listed Georgian property in Nottingham’s...

Mapei systems join exquisite stoneCIRCLE marble spec at Harrods Shoe Heaven

A marble installation spanning walls, floors and columns has been completed at Harrods Shoe Heaven...

A rather special greenhouse

LTP was thrilled to be involved in a recent greenhouse floor project with Somerset-based natural...
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Navigating the complex regulatory landscape for antimicrobials

Jonathan Clapp, international senior technical manager for Microban International, explains how companies can stay ahead...

Top tips for cold weather working

Alan Collins and Martin Pouncey, technical training and site support managers at Instarmac, outline some...

Marble tiles – getting what you pay for

Peter Vann, director of Ceramique Internationale, discusses the important differences between high and low quality...

Go large with large format tiling

David Wilson, UK head of standards and specification at BAL, provides a fixing guide for...

Presenting FILA’s CONCRETE HYDRO

A Consolidating Water-Repellent Sealer for Concrete The second most consumed substance on the planet after water,...

Launch of updated snagging guidance for stone

The Stone Federation says it is delighted to announce the launch of a document entitled:...

HSE updates guidance for workplace silicosis

HSE guidance has been refreshed to help brick, tile and stone manufacturing firms reduce the...