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Produced by Tile & Stone Journal, the UK’s foremost trade magazine for the professional ceramic tile and calibrated natural stone sector, The Specifier’s Guide to Ceramic Tiles and Calibrated Natural Stone offers architects, interior designers and other construction professionals a comprehensive guide to the technical and aesthetic properties of ceramic and natural stone tiles.

As well as analysis of current design trends, the Guide covers technical issues, such as best practice when installing tiles in interior and exterior applications.

Specific topics include:

  • Wetroom design and installation
  • Specifying and installing floor tiles for exterior applications, including adhesive-free installation systems
  • Specifying and installing ventilated ceramic façades
  • Correct tiling and adhesive specification for installation over underfloor heating systems, both wet and electric
  • Swimming pool tiling and installation
  • Sourcing and using decorative and reproduction tiles
  • Encaustic tiles for restoration projects and new build
  • Specifying adhesives for substrates prone to movement, such as timber sub-floors
  • The benefits of using specialist tile backerboards
  • Creative grouting using coloured and enhanced grouts
  • Sustainability: tiling’s green credentials
  • Sealing and maintaining natural stone floor and wall tiles
  • The importance of movement joints and transition profiles in large floor tile installations
  • Tiling to anhydrite (calcium sulfate) screeds
  • Thin porcelain tiles: specifying, sourcing and installing
  • Entrance matting: tiling’s first line of defence
  • Slip resistance: test methods and surface finishes
  • Tactile paving: tiling solutions for the visually handicapped
  • Tiling to Acoustic Systems to meet the Building Regulations
  • Tiling with Resin Agglomerated Tiles
  • Tiling to Raised Flooring Systems

The Guide also includes a directory of the world’s leading ceramic tile manufacturers and their distribution partners in the UK.

There will also be profiles of the UK distributors that specialise in sourcing and supplying ceramic tiles and calibrated natural stone to the UK specification and contract sectors.

Additionally, the Guide will include a listing of important sources of further information, such as British and European standards, trade associations, tiling contractors and testing houses.