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With a UK base in South East England, Tarkett is a global leader in the manufacturing of commercial and residential flooring and sports surface solutions. With almost 12,000 employees and 34 industrial sites, Tarkett serves customers in more than 100 countries worldwide and sells 1.3 million sqm of flooring every day for hospitals, schools, housing, hotels, offices, stores and sports fields.

5 Ways to Update Your Bathroom with Tiles

Did you know that the average person spends over 3,000 hours in the bathroom throughout their lifetime? That’s a lot of time if you...

Get Your Garden Spring Ready With Our Versatile Outdoor Tiles

With the budding promise of spring, it is the perfect time to start thinking about...

Outdoor-Indoor Living

What is outdoor-indoor living? Outdoor-indoor living references the ability to extend your living space with your...

New In!

Looking for inspiration for a new project or want to refresh your space? We have...

8 Benefits of Ceramic Tiles in Your Home

Ceramic tiles have been used for centuries in home decoration and have remained one of...

Turkish tiles – a century of ceramics

Last year, on the 29th of October, the Republic of Turkey celebrated the 100-year anniversary...

TTA members benefit from Worldpay’s payment solutions

The Tile Association is in partnership with Worldpay, the UK’s largest processor of payments. Worldpay has...

Meet the latest Master Tile Fixer

Congratulations to the latest Master Tile Fixer, Csaba Bogdan of HQ Tiling Ltd. Csaba has a...

Tickets selling fast for TTA Golf Day on 6th June 2024

A reminder that TTA is hosting a Golf Day on 6th June at The Stratford...

Join TTA at InstallerSHOW 2024

The Tile Association is in partnership with InstallerSHOW 2024, which is taking place at the...

Congratulations to the finalists of TTA Awards 2024

A massive well done to all of the entries shortlisted for TTA Awards 2024. This...

Tile of Spain’s Cevisama Trend Report

In our previous issue, we provided our own assessment of Cevisama 2024, a show characterised...

Quality Freight Services: “Door to door excellence with the personal touch”

In today's digital age, where transactions are often conducted at the click of a button...

Neptune Shipping Agency: “Shaping the future of global trade”

In the world of international trade, Neptune has “excelled as a leading logistics provider serving...

“Suspended between history and modernity”: Pietra Tiburtina by Casalgrande Padana

The Pietra Tiburtina tile collection, recently launched by Casalgrande Padana, replicates travertine’s typical shades and...

Atlas Concorde’s Sensitech technology now available on all outdoor surfaces

Sensitech, a porcelain tile surface technology developed by Atlas Concorde to offer a high level...

“EXTRA, EXTRA!” Ardex introduces X 7 R S1 adhesive

ARDEX has introduced X 7 R S1, an improved version of the company’s X 7...

Ceramique Internationale takes natural slate as inspiration for new collection

The varied tones and textures of natural slate are said to be the inspiration behind...

Trust in Palace Chemicals – “Because we care”

While it may be easy for any company to say that they care, Palace Chemicals...

Amber Underfloor Heating appoints national sales manager

The UK electric underfloor heating suppliers, Amber Underfloor Heating, one of the UK’s leading electric...

“Five decades of dedication”: Keith Williamson retires from Hampshire Tile Warehouse

Hampshire Tile Warehouse (HTW) bids a “heartfelt farewell” to contract sales manager Keith Williamson, as...

Clerkenwell Design Week begins 21 May

Later this month, Clerkenwell Design Week will return to London’s design district with what the...

UK Construction output declined in February

Monthly construction output is estimated to have decreased 1.9% in volume terms in February 2024,...

Confindustria Ceramica recognised for sustainability campaign

Confindustria Ceramica, the Italian national association for ceramic producers, has been awarded the first prize...

ASCER presents its balance sheet to the international press

ASCER, the Spanish association of ceramic wall and floor tile manufacturers, last month held an...

Surface Design Show releases post-show stats

Surface Design Show’s organisers have released a post-show report following the event’s 2024 edition, which...

European edition of the Tile Competition launched

The 2024 edition of the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition, the international architecture award organised...

Gruppo Romani introduces “Smart Tiles”

Italian tile manufacturer Gruppo Romani has developed what the company calls “Smart Tiles”, described as...

Florim achieves ISO 17889-1 certification

Florim has achieved the new ISO 17889-1 standard, which defines a series of internation parameters...

HSE releases advice for Stress Awareness Month

This April, to mark Stress Awareness Month, the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Working Minds...

Coverings 2024 takes place in Atlanta

Coverings, described by organisers as the largest tile and stone exhibition and conference in North...

Kerakoll presents updated corporate identity

Kerakoll, a B Corp-certified multinational operating in the building industry, has presented a multi-year project...

Decocer exhibits in the House of Mirrors installation at the Fuori Salone in Milan

Decocer, a designer and manufacturer of small-sized tiles, participated in the exhibition of Tile of...

Stone & Ceramic completes “stunning” STK Steakhouse install with Mapei

Stone & Ceramic has completed an extensive tile installation using a Mapei system at London’s...

Health-conscious

Although the world has (thankfully!) moved on from tthe most threatening era of the Covid...

Improving internal sustainability

This month, Hannah Wowk, quality and sustainability manager for Kerakoll’s UK subsidiary, looks at how...

The importance of the levelling up process

This month Jim Percival, technical director at Palace Chemicals, considers the importance of levellers when...

A guide to priming

“When do I need to prime?” “How many coats do I need?” David Hilton, Ardex...

The natural way for grout resistance to microbial attack

Cementitious grout is the weakest part of a tiled surface as it is prone to...

Water-resistant flooring ideas for a practical, stylish bathroom

This month is notorious for all its April showers so family-run, independent online tiles specialist Hyperion...

“A new start” for Levelflex

Tilemaster Adhesives has always been known for its levelling compounds, and Levelflex is one of...

TTA Golf Day Set for 6 June 2024

TTA are hosting another Golf Day at The Stratford Park Hotel & Golf Club on...

Attend The Tiling Show for its biggest year yet

The annual Tiling Show is the ‘must attend’ trade show for the UK tiling industry,...

Cost-effective and easy to install shower and bathroom wall panels

Parkside Architectural Tiles has launched a range of shower and bathroom wall panels for build...

Handmade terracotta for all interior styles from Wellington Tile

Wellington Tiles’ collection of terracotta tiles includes five different design formats designed to suit all...

The next chapter for Setaflex

Setaflex, described as one of the most popular tile adhesives on the market, is moving...

Ceramique Internationale unveils another Country House inspired range

Ceramique Internationale has expanded its Country House collection with the launch of its Colworth tile...

Operational excellence strengthens Palace Chemicals in specification

Having cemented its activity in retail and distribution over 45 years, Palace Chemicals says it’s...

Cosentino continues investment plan despite slowdown in 2023

Cosentino Group, a manufacturer of surfaces for architecture and design, closed 2023 with a turnover...

SPATEX 2024 breaks unique visitor records by almost 20%

SPATEX organisers have announced that this year saw 1,707 unique visitors attend the pool, spa...

Tile Mountain to open showroom in Peterborough

Tile Mountain Group has signed a 10-year lease on two trade counter units totalling almost...

blip partners with BoB to provide small business insurance to tradespeople

Small business insurance provider blip has announced Band of Builders (BoB) as its charity partner,...

Marmomac unveils 2024 campaign

Marmomac, an international trade fair in the natural stone sector, has unveiled its marketing campaign...

Clerkenwell Design Week set to return for May 2024

Clerkenwell Design Week, in its 13th edition, is set to return to London from 21...

Positive signs on the horizon for small builders, says FMB

The 1.1% growth in construction is welcome news after the 0.9% fall in construction output...

Construction output increased in January following three-month decline

Monthly construction output is estimated to have increased 1.1% in volume terms in January 2024,...

Minoli supports the RISE Charity & Henley Festival

Minoli says it’s “truly delighted” to announce its support for the Henley Festival of 2024...

BAL completes successful environmental audit

Building Adhesives Ltd – which describes itself as the market-leader in full tiling solutions –...

Industry Interview – Folex

In this industry, it’s often easy to focus exclusively on the manufacture of tiles -...

Industry interview – Diespeker & Co

Formed in the late 19th century, Diespeker & Co is a company with many strings...

CEVISAMA – 40 Years Young

While the natural expectation for a trade show entering its 40th year might be for...

Upgrade for historic Ironmonger Row Baths

The historic Ironmonger Row Baths near Old Street in Islington, London, has housed a public...

UltraTile brings South American cuisine to London

The Great Northern Tiling Company has used UltraTile’s adhesives and grouts at a brand-new Americana...

A “beacon of excellence” in tile care and maintenance

In the realm of interior design and home improvement, few elements can rival the timeless...

Tile care with Mapei UltraCare range

A good protection and maintenance regime is essential for retaining a tile’s aesthetic and performance...

Universeal Sealants: “An innovative brand that delivers”

Established in 2008, Universeal says it has enjoyed significant growth, which has reportedly been supported...

Remedy problems on site with UltraTile’s latest product launch

Even the most experienced and professional tilers can sometimes have mishaps on-site. Rather than ruin...

Trusted treatments for all types of tile & stone

LTP’s surface care range includes trusted protection and maintenance solutions for all types of tile...

Decoding the science of stone preservation: advanced techniques for maintaining natural surfaces

How can we ensure the enduring beauty of natural stone installations? Given the substantial volume...

Tiling onto retro-fit water-fed underfloor heating boards – a tested system

Lewis Lupton, ARDEX group national training and technical manager, explains the collaboration the company has...

Overcoming the problems of moisture in flooring

Martin Pouncey, TTA’s technical & training manager, discusses how construction moisture and building moisture can...

Take good care of your tiles

This month, Jim Percival, technical director at Palace Chemicals, sets out how you should look...

The importance of correct aftercare – and the pitfalls of using the wrong products

A good aftercare regime does much more than just retain a good tile aesthetic. It...

Choosing the right thermostat for electric underfloor heating

Controllability is one of the biggest benefits of electric underfloor heating. Whilst traditional central heating and...

Amber Underfloor Heating announce new National Sales Manager

The UK’s leading electric underfloor heating suppliers, Amber Underfloor Heating, have announced Simon Whittaker as...

Let’s celebrate National Pet Month with a multi-functional boot room in your home

Family-run, independent online tiles specialist Hyperion Tiles is celebrating National Pet Month and leading the latest...

7 Kitchen Tile Ideas for 2024

A few years ago, all-white, monochromatic subway tiles and minimal designs were all the rage....

Get Your Garden Spring Ready With Our Versatile Outdoor Tiles

With the budding promise of spring, it is the perfect time to start thinking about...

Kitchen backsplashes for Easter entertaining & beyond from Hyperion Tiles

Family-run, independent online tiles specialist Hyperion Tiles is offering expert advice on how a new backsplash...

The story of Fento

Geert Kaal and René van Rijn are the founders of Fento Knee Protection, having developed...

Have you seen TTA’s new and improved website?

The Tile Association has launched a new website which offers the latest information, services and...

Snickers introduces integrated Kneepad system for work trousers

Below, Peter Dumigan, managing director of the Hultafors Group UK, which owns Snickers Workwear, Solid...

“Innovating excellence: A decade of revolutionising large format tile tools”

In the ever-evolving world of ceramic tiles and their design, one Italian family-run business says...

Tradetiler invests in “exciting new chapter”

Tradetiler, the online destination for professional tilers, is gearing up for what it describes as...

RUBI: “Setting the standard” in precision tiling tools

In the world of professional tiling, precision, efficiency, and reliability are paramount. These are qualities...

Bellota and Acorn Tools join forces to enable growth for the Spanish manufacturer

Acorn Tools has secured the UK distribution rights for Bellota’s line of tiling tools. The...

Top tips for tiling with non-mesh backed large format thin porcelain

When fixing large format thin porcelain tiles, it’s crucial your adhesive has speed of set,...

Marmox Slicedstone showcased at SDS 2024

Bathroom and wetroom specialist Marmox returned to the Surface Design Show this year, with the...

SDS 2024 – TSJ Reports

Last month, the Surface Design Show once again returned to Islington’s Business Design Centre, providing...

LTP launches Grout Haze & Limescale Remover

LTP has introduced a water-based deep cleaning spray to its surface care range. Grout Haze...

Ceramique Internationale unveils Herringbone Timber tiles

The “warm elegance” of traditional parquet style flooring is the hallmark of Ceramique Internationale’s new...

“Building Better Together”: Tilemaster becomes Kerakoll

Tilemaster Adhesives has been in the flooring and tiling industry since it was founded in...

Leeds College of Building receives “generous” construction crafts donation

Teaching staff at Leeds College of Building are “elated” after receiving eleven articulated trailers of...

“Buggingham Pallets” welcomes new insect arrivals

Staff at BAL in Stoke-on-Trent have banded together to construct an insect hotel just outside...

2023 Q4 saw construction output decrease

Quarterly construction output saw a decrease of 1.3% in Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2023...

UK needs to build to boost economic recovery, says FMB

With the UK in recession, according to the latest ONS Economic Performance Data for Q4...

Armatile announces €4m investment in Dublin showroom

Armatile, which describes itself as a “leading specialist in the design and manufacture of bespoke...

Cersaie 2024 to focus on “all areas of architectural design”

Preparations are underway for Cersaie 2024, an event that organisers say will have “enormous global...

Bostik UK welcomes Yuliya Nam-Wright as head of sustainability

Bostik UK has appointed Yuliya Nam-Wright as the company’s new head of sustainability. Bringing over...

“Operational excellence facilitates product excellence” at Palace Chemicals

Having recently marked its 45th anniversary, Palace Chemicals says it’s carved out a unique niche...

Piecing a future together: part 2

Last month, we featured the first half of an interview between Adam Bernstein and Gary...