Purchase an icon – Expressions of interest


The businesses of Supertuft Pty Ltd and Supertuft Manufacturing Pty Ltd are to be offered for sale to a purchaser who has the credentials and ability to build on the long- term success of the current businesses. Further information can be provided to prospective purchasers who are serious and capable in their ability to purchase [...]

Purchase an icon – Expressions of interest2020-12-15T11:56:39+11:00

Cersaie 2020: Cancelled but still tracking trends


International correspondent, Joe Simpson, has contacted the leading tile manufacturers who normally would grace the halls at Cersaie to find out what they had planned to launch at the 2020 event. As well as selecting some eye-catching ranges, he has produced a virtual Cersaie trend report that explores the most popular colours, material influences, finishes, [...]

Cersaie 2020: Cancelled but still tracking trends2020-12-15T09:23:52+11:00

Fashion and the love of tiles


John Signorino’s enduring success is renowned. The man and the business are held in high regard because they help to set the benchmark for quality and design in the tile industry. What are tiles, really? While that can seem something of a nonsensical question, it begins to make more sense when you listen to John [...]

Fashion and the love of tiles2020-12-15T09:16:32+11:00

Tile tool planning for 2021


Tool purchases broadly fall into three categories: tools that have worn out that need to be replaced; tools that need to be upgraded; and tools that represent a new expansion to a business. The first category is pretty much a "no brainer" for trade businesses. A worn or inadequate tool can cost a tile installer [...]

Tile tool planning for 20212020-12-15T09:10:31+11:00

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
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