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

The grout revolution is in technicolour


Grout was once viewed as a very prosaic product, simply used to fill the spaces between tiles – grey for floors, white for walls. But today’s grouts have a more pronounced role in successful tile installations. Joe Simpson reports. While the main purposes of tiling grout – to seal the joints and protect them from [...]

The grout revolution is in technicolour2019-12-17T18:27:54+11:00

A family made tile empire


Tile Empire, the store, was established in 2019. But to know more about the family business behind it, the story has to start back in 1951. Many immigrant success stories begin and end when individuals arrive on Australian shores, have families and work their way into obscurity. They contribute to the economy and society along [...]

A family made tile empire2019-12-17T18:18:56+11:00

Seamless spaces with hidden lids


Top builders and landscapers around Australia are opting to install seamless, integrated covers into tiled outdoor areas. They are doing away with the traditional round plastic access covers, drain grates, skimmer covers, and unsightly waste drain and plumbing vents by installing the HIDE inlay lid system. By adding HIDE inlay covers to these points, they [...]

Seamless spaces with hidden lids2019-10-01T10:09:42+10:00

Continuous evolution delivers success for Crosby’s


Crosby Tiles keeps ahead of the curve by being transparent with clients and staff, while emphasising knowledge and training. At a time when businesses often keep and withhold information, Perth-based Crosby Tiles has always been about providing more information to its clients, not less. This means customers can have a full understanding of the tile [...]

Continuous evolution delivers success for Crosby’s2019-09-06T16:15:47+10:00

Tile apprentice winner


The Trowel Trades Awards ceremony in Melbourne earlier this year saw apprentice Casey Shannon receive the Best Second Year Apprentice honour. She has been completing a Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling, and juggling a part-time job as a personal trainer in her off hours. Casey describes herself as a “perfectionist” and her “above [...]

Tile apprentice winner2019-09-06T16:12:17+10:00

Davco recognises top tilers


Tiling systems expert, Davco has travelled around the country searching for talented tilers, acknowledging the passion they have for their trade and their local communities as an important part of their lives. The regional events, held recently in Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Western Sydney, Canberra, Perth and Melbourne, were well attended with over 100 registrations to [...]

Davco recognises top tilers2019-09-06T16:03:03+10:00
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