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How Old Is Too Old To Retrain As A Tiler?

Are you thinking about a change in career and want to give tiling a go?...

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...

Villeroy & Boch’s Victorian was inspired by the past to create designs for the future

Villeroy & Boch has unveiled its first designer tile collaboration in more than 20 years. Created...

Palace Chemicals moves to recycled plastic

Palace Chemicals has worked with its’ packaging suppliers to convert over two million containers so...

Pretty pattern motif tiles on trend for 2022

Cute patterned tiles are the interior design stars of 2022 - so the new collection...

Bring a new dimension to walls with new Hope Hexagons from Verona

Verona has recently extended its popular Hope collection, launching a number of new hexagonal designs...

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...

Take your seats, please!

If you have not already purchased tickets for TTA Awards night on 24th June at...

Mark Atkins on porcelain protection myths

Now here’s a common myth – “porcelain doesn’t need protecting”. And, while we’re at it,...

Parkside and Strata serve up zero waste and The Next Generation at Clerkenwell

Parkside & Strata’s Clerkenwell Sustainability and Design Studio will be home to a full programme...

Italcer signs up for World Alliance for Efficient Solutions by SIF

Italcer, the Italian manufacturer of high-end ceramic tiles and luxury bathroom furnishings, has joined the...

Sean McPheat on eliciting positive answers

If I was to ask any crowd at any trade exhibition: “Would you consider yourself...

Stone Federation launches the Responsible Sourcing Pledge

Stone Federation are delighted to announce the launch of the Responsible Sourcing Pledge.The Federation are...

UltraTile helps bring much-loved community pub back to life

UltraTile are delighted to have played a part in the restoration of The White Swan:...

Instarmac awarded Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2022

Instarmac Group plc has received the esteemed Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2022:...

Verona enjoys a successful debut at kbb

Distributor Verona enjoyed a successful show at this year’s kbb. The event, held in NEC...

Stone Federation launches 2022/23 Natural Stone Source Book

Stone Federation Great Britain has announced the launch of The Natural Stone Source Book: A...

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...

Developer Generation: are homeowners becoming more entrepreneurial?

A new social study from property concierge platform, Moveable, indicates that millennial Brits now have...

Excellence delivered

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

EXCITEMENT IN THE TILING INDUSTRY AS NEW EDITOR JOINS TILE & STONE JOURNAL (TSJ)

Kick-Start Publishing has great pleasure in announcing Alex McCarthy will re-join the publishing house as...

Envision new spaces with the new tile visualiser from Tile Giant

When it comes to surfaces, samples have long been the go-to for consumers and designers,...

More construction companies sign The Pallet LOOP’s charter

More companies have stepped up and signed The Pallet LOOP’s charter: committing them to explore...

Instarmac invests over £400,000 in solar energy at manufacturing facility

As part of their ongoing environmental commitments, Instarmac Group plc have recently invested over £400,000...

Sean McPheat on business partnerships

A 2019 survey by Gartner interviewed over 2,000 buyers and sellers to ascertain what they...

Craven Dunnill celebrates 150 years

2022 marks the 150th anniversary of Craven Dunnill & Co, the UK’s longest-operating tile supplier...

Mapei gets creative at exclusive Natural Angle showroom in Hove

Natural Angle recently opened its new showroom in Hove, having completed a comprehensive renovation of...

BIM Objects now available from Parkside for Chorus and Matrix

Chorus and Matrix tile collections from Parkside Architectural Tiles and Strata Technical Tiles are now...

Caesar’s Portrait tiles add gravitas to the impressive refurb of Helsingborg station

Italian tile manufacturer Caesar has played a key role in the transformation of Helsingborg Central...

Verona launch the InSitu room visualiser to help boost retailer sales

As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting sales for independent retailers, Verona has recently...

Industry support for TTA Awards reflects a buoyant and optimistic sector

TTA Awards are all about recognising achievement, endeavour, and innovation. Given the problems that have...

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...

Sol: small, super glossy, and colourful

Super-glossy surfaces, bright colours, and lively decors characterise Sol, a new small format range from...

Ceramique Internationale adds style with monochrome Clarice range

A new collection from distributor Ceramique Internationale is set to satisfy the UK’s passion for...

Tumbled pebbles provide fresh inspiration

Surface brand Caesarstone has recently launched its latest collection of quartz surfaces, inspired by tumbled...

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...

Don’t get wet! Understanding tanking

Changes to the British Standards back in 2018 were aimed at promoting best practice in...

Vista by Parkside offers a versatile tiling solution for outdoor spaces

Exclusively available from Parkside Architectural Tiles and Strata Technical Tiles, Vista20 is a versatile tiling...

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...

The popularity of stone-effect wall and floor tiles

Kamila Swiatecka, Tile Giant’s marketing and brand manager, comments on the beauty of stone-effect wall...

MA / a new creative shelter for Fiandre Architectural Surfaces headquarters

The start-up project MA by the Austrian conceptMA comes to Castellarano and the Fiandre Architectural...

TCNA’s Martha Salazar is a 2022 Rock Star

(Clemson, SC)—  The Tile Council of North America (TCNA) is pleased to announce Martha Salazar,...

FULL-YEAR ONS FIGURES SHOW R&D SPENDINGIN CONSTRUCTION ROSE 18% IN 2021 TO NEW RECORD

Manchester, 4 April 2022 – R&D spending in the construction sector surged 18% last year...

Mandarin Stone – New Showroom Opening 4th April 2022

Mandarin Stone are delighted to announce the opening of its 14th UK showroom in the...

Tile Industry Launches an Industry-Organized Fundraiser to provide Humanitarian Relief for Ukrainian Children

(Clemson, SC)—  In response to information from our tile industry colleagues in the Ukraine, the...

The 22nd China Xiamen International Stone Fair is postponed

To comply with government’s COVID-19 control measures and to ensure the health and safety of...

CAESAR MONTHLY PROJECT: CAMPLUS RESIDENCE, TURIN – ITALY

The theme of living plays a central role in the development of new architectural and...

Iris Ceramica Group partners with the MIT Technology Review onThe Green Future Index 2022

Italy. Iris Ceramica Group announced that it has partnered with MIT Technology Review to publish...

Ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Florim Flagship Store in Abu Dhabi

On Thursday 24 March, Florim organized the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Flagship Store in Abu...

Planning approvals boost offers positive outlook

Planning approvals rise 11% in three months to February, boosting development pipelineContract awards for major...

Moisture, concrete and tiling installations

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

Inventor Teirnan McCorkell secures investment for PipeEasy on TV’s Dragons’ Den

Inventor Teirnan McCorkell secured an investment from Sara Davies in Episode 5, Series 17 of...

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...

Tiling Show promises to be the top event of the year

The Tiling Show, organised by TTA - the UK’s only trade show devoted solely to...

Mark Atkins on some stone sealing myths

There are lots of myths out there. Many hang around, despite how much good information...

The Flooring Show will celebrate 60th anniversary at Harrogate in September

After launching in 1962, The Flooring Show will celebrate its 60th anniversary on 18th to...

Sean McPheat on negative mindsets

How do you really feel when someone is negative with you?You know, the client who...

Create complete tile specifications with Dawson from Parkside

With a wide array of sizes, shapes, and finishes for the ability to mix and...

Grespania goes green with PV array

Grespania, a pioneer in environmental sustainability, has installed photovoltaic panels on the roof of its...

LTP welcomes first apprentice

LTP has welcomed Leah Morrell to its expanding team. Leah joins as part of the...

Acquisition by Aurelius marks exciting new era for CTD Tiles

CTD Tiles, the UK’s biggest tile distributor, has announced its acquisition by private equity group...

Tile Giant teams up with Ryan Belcher

Leading tile retailer, Tile Giant, has teamed up with home improvement expert, Ryan Belcher, as...

Verona relocates head office to accommodate growing staff numbers

Following a large-scale warehouse move last year, distributor Verona has once again invested in its...

Britain’s builders’ merchants Q4 sales up 14.7% on Q4 2020 says new BMBI report

Total value sales data from Britain’s Builders’ Merchants shows Q4 2021 recorded the third-highest quarterly...

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...