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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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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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Featured, General, Products

BAL INTRODUCES NEW MUDD BRAND

MUDD is the new tiling brand from BAL. This is positioned as a range of hard-working products to see you right through the installation, prepping and waterproofing, to fixing, grouting and sealing. The MUDD name has a knowing nod to the industry’s heritage of fixing techniques, but this brand is developed for the current market, […]

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TILE MOUNTAIN ACQUIRES WALLS AND FLOORS TO BECOME THE LARGEST PRIVATELY-OWNED TILE RETAILER IN THE UK

The Tile Mountain Group has become the largest privately owned tile retailer in the UK following its acquisition today of Kettering-based Walls and Floors.  Established in 1987, Walls and Floors has grown to a company employing nearly 200 people with an annual turnover in excess of £30m. Its purchase by the Tile Mountain Group, spearheaded […]

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TOPPS ACQUIRES STRATA TILES

Topps Tiles Plc has today announced the acquisition of 80% of the issued share capital of Strata Tiles Ltd. Strata is a supplier of tiles to the commercial market. The acquisition also involves the grant of put and call options relating to the purchase by the Group of the remaining 20% of the issued shares […]

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