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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

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
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