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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

Ceramic tile imports 2018-2019


Peter Halliday presents the latest data on ceramic tile imports and how it is affected by changes in construction activity. The Australian building and construction industry has faced a number of challenges during the last year. Aside from the widely reported problems with combustible cladding and cracks appearing in several high-rise Sydney apartments, cracks have [...]

Ceramic tile imports 2018-20192019-09-06T15:59:41+10:00

Bathroomware for the ages


Inspired by classic 20th-century design, the Memory collection is a nod to the atmosphere and elegance of traditional bathrooms, interpreted in a contemporary manner. The curvy forms of tapware are idealised, and expressed with clean, sharp, modern lines. ARTEDOMUS 1300 278 336 www.artedomus.com

Bathroomware for the ages2019-09-06T15:54:11+10:00

NYC eatery puts tile style on the menu


Spanish tile manufacturer Vives Cerámica has played a key role in the creation of Mercado Little Spain, a stylish gastronomic project in New York City. In the Hudson Yards design district of New York, José Andrés, a Spanish chef based in the USA, together with the well-known Adriá Brothers, have launched a striking new gastronomic [...]

NYC eatery puts tile style on the menu2019-09-06T15:50:47+10:00

Ceramic tile production and the Industrial Revolution


When conjuring up images of ceramic tile production in Europe our hearts and minds are naturally drawn to Castellón and northern Italy, where longstanding, reputable companies are dedicated to manufacturing products and machinery of the finest calibre. The abiding influence of those Mediterranean countries has overshadowed the historical contribution of Great Britain and the continental [...]

Ceramic tile production and the Industrial Revolution2019-08-04T19:22:14+10:00

Slim materials – the advantages


In 2005 leading local wholesaler Trend Tile (NSW) launched 3 metre x 1 metre x 3 mm panels of porcelain at Designbuild in Melbourne. The product was the brainchild of System SpA a leading Italian manufacturer of machinery principally used in the production of ceramic tiles. The industry’s initial reaction was understandably cool. There were [...]

Slim materials – the advantages2019-08-04T18:54:22+10:00

Uncoupling membranes for tiling systems


The more versatile and adaptable a tiling system is – relative to solving installation problems – the better it is for our industry, and of course, its pursuit to be the first choice in flooring finishes. The ability of a tiling system to accommodate varying project requirements and installation shortcomings is constantly improving and helping [...]

Uncoupling membranes for tiling systems2019-07-27T17:29:43+10:00

Will more products equal more sales?


Tile manufacturers are doing a marvelous job in terms of producing ceramic tiles, which look increasingly like a wide variety of competitive surface finishes. Tile makers have high hopes of capturing a substantial share of the market for those products, by emphasising the fact that tile which looks like stone, timber or concrete will last [...]

Will more products equal more sales?2019-07-23T16:09:05+10:00

Software for installation management


Nigel Welsh believes the estimation software he helped to develop can make life easier for tiling professionals and provide their clients with an efficient service. Virtual reality (VR) and 3D visualisation technology can enhance colour selection processes for tiling businesses. Imagine clients attending appointments to select tile décor, and promising to put them in the [...]

Software for installation management2019-07-23T11:43:09+10:00
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