The 2018 edition of The Specifier’s Guide to Tile & Stone is now available in print and online at The annual ‘industry bible’ provides an essential specification tool for architects and designers.   Content includes a review of global tile trends, along with reports on the latest technology, sustainability, case studies and advice for global manufacturers. Ancillary products – from anhydrite screeds to water-based sealers – are also examined within the Guide, with expert comment offered from the industry’s leading editor and award-winning journalist, Joe Simpson. Launch of the first edition of The Specifier’s Guide for Commercial Flooring will follow in late spring.

The last twelve months has seen huge advances in tile manufacturing technology, especially in continuous pressing and digital inkjet decoration. The Specifier’s Guide explores these areas, whilst also examining specific materials and formats, as well as niche specifications, including ceramic facades, murals and ‘renovation replication’. It also features more than 30 in-depth technical articles and case studies, contributed by specialist manufacturers and carefully selected industry experts, providing authoritative advice on subjects ranging from wet-room applications to the specification of coloured grouts. The Guide’s initial distribution includes over 22,000 architects, as well as developers, interior designers and facility managers.

The Specifier’s Guide is published by Kick-Start; the team behind the UK’s leading tiling and contract flooring trade publications – CFJ and TSJ. For more information, please visit or contact Kick-Start Publishing on tel. 01892 752 400.



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