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The practical optimist


Massimo Sedano has seen many things in the tile industry, and he seems to enjoy looking back at his experiences with a sardonic wit. His humour belies his determination to survive and thrive in the midst of some major market challenges. At first contact, Massimo Sedano sounds like everything you expect a charming Italian business [...]

The practical optimist2020-10-05T18:45:33+11:00

Second generation continues Cerbis Ceramics’ success


Beginning operations as Ceramic Tile Centre in 1987, Cerbis Ceramics quickly grew a reputation for importing the latest European fashions in floor and wall coverings. A wide range, large stock, value for money and impeccable service became the foundations for the business’ longevity and success. Today, over 25 years later, the very same foundations are [...]

Second generation continues Cerbis Ceramics’ success2020-11-08T18:50:26+11:00

Cold weather impact on tile systems


Tim Christopher from Consultile Consulting writes that It is important to the resilience and longevity of tiling installations that cold weather is considered. The entire industry is negatively affected through failing installations of tile and waterproofing. There is also a huge environmental cost to rectifying failed work, particularly as tile is intended to be a [...]

Cold weather impact on tile systems2020-10-05T18:37:54+11:00

Coverings makes the switch


With global travel restrictions and lockdowns restricting the usual round of sales presentations, showroom tours, and global tile events, more emphasis is being placed on digital communication platforms. International correspondent Joe Simpson reports on what happened when the Coverings trade show was called off as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The cancellation of Coverings, [...]

Coverings makes the switch2020-10-05T18:26:22+11:00

Bathroom trends to watch


As part Beaumont Tiles’ 60-year anniversary and its ongoing commitment to Australian bathroom design, the tile retailer announced six major bathroom trends for 2020. Founded in 1960, Beaumont Tiles’ success story arguably helped to established the evolution of tiles in Australia from a purely functional floor and wall lining for wet areas to a contemporary [...]

Bathroom trends to watch2020-03-25T16:37:01+11:00

The business case for tile adhesives


The tile adhesive market is a complex, diverse and highly competitive product category. It is driven, and skewed, by a multitude of often-conflicting market forces, writes international correspondent Joe Simpson. At its heart the adhesive category has global chemical corporations with massive multi-national manufacturing operations armed with impressive research and development (R&D) labs, as well [...]

The business case for tile adhesives2020-03-25T16:32:52+11:00

Progress in 2020: Where to from here?


Returning from the holidays, the warehouse is full of stock (ie. cash) that continues to present a challenge for tile businesses to keep turning over, writes Bryan Vadas. Stock is like fine fillet steak. A tasty morsel when we first see it on the menu, but not getting any better as it sits and waits. [...]

Progress in 2020: Where to from here?2020-03-25T16:25:10+11:00

A villa gets the Ceramiche treatment


In Austin, Texas, a US city famous for its live music, a private villa has been constructed where the American soul cohabits with Italian tiling tradition. Ceramiche Caesar was the chosen supplier for a portfolio of Italian-made porcelain stoneware that clad areas of the villa. Various naturally-inspired textured effects, selected from the Tale, Trace, Absolute, [...]

A villa gets the Ceramiche treatment2020-03-25T16:17:53+11:00

Davco’s Best Tiler winner crowned in China


Five of the best tilers from around the world, as determined by Davco’s Best Tiler competition, travelled to Guangzhou, China where the crowning event was held. Representing Australia was David Snodgrass who claimed the title of Australia’s Best Tiler in September after winning the Queensland regional and taking top spot at the national final held [...]

Davco’s Best Tiler winner crowned in China2019-12-17T18:44:52+11:00

Audacious designs and clever technology


If Cersaie 2019 had one lesson – it was that bold and beautiful is the way forward in tiles, according to international correspondent Joe Simpson. Cersaie never disappoints when it comes to innovation and trends — and 2019 was no different. In fact, this year’s exhibition was the most “out there” show for several years, [...]

Audacious designs and clever technology2019-12-17T18:34:08+11:00
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