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NORCROS ADHESIVES STRENGTHENS ITS CAPABILITIES WITH NEW ADI FLEX S2 ADDITIVE

Norcros Adhesives, the manufacturer of a wide range of preparation, fixing and finishing products for tiling and flooring installation, announces the launch of Norcros Adi Flex S2 Additive, a polymer liquid adhesive enhancer.  This is a strategic addition to the Norcros Adhesives product range which can be added to an S1-classified cementitious adhesive to bring […]

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BATHSTORE WOES ARE THE LATEST TROUBLE ON THE HIGH STREET

Administrators are expected to be appointed for Bathstore this week, as the 170-store chain grapples with possible collapse. As well being a major contender in the bathroom ceramics market, Bathstore is also a significant tile retailer, offering wall and floor tiles, mosaics, trims, adhesives and grouts, with several hundred different product lines in each category. […]

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ITALIAN MARKET SLOWDOWN

The latest figures quoted by Ceramic World Web confirm a downturn in the Italian ceramic tile industry last year following five years of growth. The 137 companies which comprise the Italian tile industry collectively reported a 1.6% year-on-year decline in output to 415 million square metres (a fall of 7 million square metres), while total sales dropped by 2.8% to 410.1 million […]

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STAX EXPANDS WALL AND FLOOR TILE OFFERING WITH NEW RANGES FROM LEADING SUPPLIERS

One of the UK’s leading wall and floor tile wholesalers has revealed details of 14 new designs and collections recently added to its product range. Stax Trade Centres has expanded its offering to include exciting tile options from major new suppliers such as Grupo Halcón, Johnson Tiles, Verona, +39 and Newker. “This is terrific news for […]

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BAL STRENGTHENS SALES AND SPECIFICATION TEAM

BAL has strengthened its specification team with two new hires. Mark Lambourn joins the team as Specification Manager covering the Midlands and Wales. He has extensive experience in the construction sector working with architects, house/modular builders, contractors and building owners to deliver high quality specifications. Based in Derby, Mark joins BAL from A Proctor Group […]

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Featured, Tiling ranges

VITRA TILES SETS OUT PROCOLOR RANGE OFFERING FOR UK MARKET

The ProColor range from VitrA Tiles comprises contemporary and attractive colour options for today’s designers and specifiers. This range is ideally suited to the architectural specification market because it contains 38 RAL colours of fully-vitrified tiles, providing modularity and consistency for designers. The RAL system is used in architecture, construction and industry, so its use […]

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TTA PILOTS TRAINING COURSE FOR LARGE FORMAT WALL & FLOOR TILE AND PANEL INSTALLATION

TTA is a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO) and is taking the initiative to organise training courses with the aim of increasing understanding and fixer competence regarding the installation of Large Format Wall & Floor Tiles and Panels. ATO status means that the training courses that TTA provides are run to a defined and industry-agreed standard. […]

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