Archive Year :2015

Surface Design Show 2016

During the Surface Design Show 2016 in February, Grestec will launch two exciting new product ranges: SHAPES, a porcelain range that enables the creation of unique geometric designs, and ORA, a captivating 3D ceramic relief collection for feature walls. Register your tickets here  SHAPES Geomet [...]
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NEW: Ancoats

Ancoats interprets the taste for contemporary design offering a range of rustic, brick effect porcelain tiles in a 75x300mm size. Ancoats is characterised by a variety of brick shades suitable for use in a variety of internal and external applications.       Ancoats is also available in a hexago [...]
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NEW: Inspire Magazine

The latest edition of the new Inspire magazine has arrived into our office today. View the digital version here or to request a hard copy email us on mail@grestec.co.uk or call 0845 130 2241. http://issuu.com/grestectiles/docs/inspire_magazine_november_2015_issu?e=6409284/31329432 [...]
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Azore- NEW 100x300mm size

Ceramic reinvents itself by creating a new style in which tradition becomes a source of inspiration for a contemporary look. Azore’s brand new 100x300mm size completes the collection, with fresh trendy decorations which obtain new solutions for interior design. Strong shades and creative patterns [...]
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Emperor- Endless compositions

Emperor is a terracotta, encaustic effect tile range that evokes the taste for decoration. An exclusive variety of decors are exalted by the classic 200x200mm square form. Three warm and three cool tones extend across the entire chromatic range to create personalised ambiances that are suitable for [...]
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Wear resistance: PEI Ratings explained

Wear-resistance properties of glazed vitreous and porcelain stoneware tiles in accordance with EN ISO 10545-7 All floor coverings are exposed to wear. The extent of wear is primarily dependent on the following factors: • Frequency of use • Degree of soiling and cleaning conditions • Type [...]
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Terracotta, encaustic effect porcelain

Emperor Hex is a terracotta, encaustic effect tile range that evokes the taste for decoration. An exclusive variety of decors are exalted by the hexagonal and classic 200x200mm square form. Three warm and three cool tones extend across the entire chromatic range to create personalised ambiances that [...]
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Tile Technical Advice

Grestec Tiles offer technical advice on a range of tiling aspects from slip ratings, LRVs and movement joints. See our entire range of white papers here or click on the images below.          To request any samples or for further information please email mail@grestec.co.uk or call us on 084 [...]
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Autumn tile trend guide

We've hand-picked some of our favourite interior design tiling trends for this season. Vintage tiles- Emperor Hex  Emperor Hex is a terracotta, encaustic effect tile range that evokes the taste for decoration. An exclusive variety of decors are exalted by the hexagonal and classic 200x200mm square [...]
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Shades of Grey: Tile trend

Grey is a versatile neutral colour that works beautifully with all styles and situations from traditional spaces, to ultra-modern, sleek ones. Grey hues can give a casual or elegant feel to interiors, depending on the corresponding design elements chosen. Here's a few of our favourite grey tile rang [...]
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Surprising surfaces and maxi-sizes.

Luconi present a range of marble effect porcelain stoneware tiles, available in 3 colours and 7 surfaces suitable for both floor and wall coverings. Thanks to the diversity of the surface finishes available, Luconi can also be used to match indoor and outdoor floor coverings, making it the ideal mat [...]
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Inspire: Simplex Shades

The latest edition of the Inspire magazine arrived in our office today, featuring the Simplex Shades ranges. Simplex Shades is a concept designed starting from four colours from our Simplex collection: white, grey, clay and anthracite. We worked on these four shades and created a unique, fresh and [...]
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TILE TREND: INDIGO

Throughout 2015, more and more designers have been directing their designs towards a blue colour spectrum. Indigo blue is huge for 2015, and works beautifully in interiors complementing many colours. Indigo is the perfect shade to accessories interiors, as well as create striking feature walls. Here [...]
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On-trend retro look for interiors

Charred and Leshack offer creative solutions for wood effect flooring to create the on-trend, distressed, retro look for interiors. In a new approach to the current trends, Charred & Leshack offer the perfect solution for interiors. The fusion of exquisite finishes & colours offer endless l [...]
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Simplex Shades: New Concept

Simplex Shades is a product designed starting from four colours from our Simplex collection: white, grey, clay and anthracite. We worked on these four shades and created a unique, fresh and unusual concept: Simplex Shades. You can view the Simplex Shades brochure here. Simplex Di Legno  Simplex Di [...]
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TILE TREND: Metro tiles

Metro tiles create a chic, simple, contemporary look and remain a constant popular tile trend for interiors. In its first establishment, metro tiles were basic white gloss bevelled edge tiles, however in its future re-invention they are a stand-alone feature piece; thanks to the bright colours, qui [...]
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Run or Dye 2015

At the weekend the team got colourful at Run Or Dye’s 5K run to raise money for Demelza Hospice Care For Children. You are still able to donate here: http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/GrestecTiles  Thank you- all donations are greatly appreciated!    Keep updated and follow us on our soc [...]
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Shape & Form

Grestec Tiles offer a range of quirky shaped tiles from Rhombus shapes to fish-scale – see some of our favourite ranges here. Rombo – Rhombus Shapes  Rombo is a new ceramic wall tile series from Grestec Tiles. The unique rhombus shaped wall tiles can be colour coordinated and customized for en [...]
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Stone Effect Tiles

Stone tiles are the perfect effect for many interiors, and our porcelain tiles which imitate natural stone are the perfect alternative. You can download our Stone Effect Booklet here and view our top picks below: Design Stone  Design Stone combines the basic perfection of the natural stone with th [...]
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Simplex Shades: New Concept

Simplex Shades is a product designed starting from four colours from our Simplex collection: white, grey, clay and mud. We worked on these four shades and created a unique, fresh and unusual concept. Simplex Patterns  Simplex Patterns is a fresh concept where a re-interpretation of graphic decorat [...]
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Run or Dye 2015

We have signed-up to Run Or Dye’s 5K run this year to raise money for Demelza Hospice Care For Children. The run takes place on 5th July at Penshurst Place, and our aim is to run, get covered in paint, have fun and raise money. Demelza Hospice provides hospices around the UK, delivering a large r [...]
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Encaustic Effect Tile Trend

The popularity of the encaustic effect tile has continued well into 2015. The vintage look is the perfect effect for many interiors, and our porcelain tiles which imitate original encaustic tiles are the perfect alternative for creating this look: Emperor  Emperor is a terracotta, encaustic, cement [...]
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NEW: Design Stone

Design Stone combines the basic perfection of the natural stone with the latest technologies and styles. Design Stone has been designed for interiors and exteriors with a sophisticated and modern identity, and is suitable for heavy traffic areas. Fine unglazed porcelain tiles at its best. Design St [...]
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Puccini: Patchwork tiles

Puccini has a focus on 19th century powerful designs and elegant decoration. Puccini adapts them into new aesthetic trends, whilst keeping their classic feel with a more daring and original touch. Its decorative pieces, with a very high aesthetically varied design among them, provide a visual richn [...]
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Barefoot Slip Resistance Advice

When specifying tiles for a commercial project, HSE anti-slip guidelines advise and recommend using tiles that meet particular floor slip rating requirements. For barefoot areas (areas exposed to wet), the slip resistance of tiles is tested on an inclined surface with a pre-determined slope angle [...]
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Our Top Picks: Wood Effect Porcelain

Grestec Tiles offer a huge selection of timber effect porcelain tiles. Here’s our top picks: Legni  Intuition, innovation and aesthetics are at the base of Grestec’s Legni range; the perfect alternative to natural wooden floorings. Legni conceals a highly ambivalent character combining the poet [...]
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LRV (Light Reflectance Values) explained

In architecture, Light Reflectance Values (LRV), are a measure of the percentage of visible and usable light that is reflected from a surface when illuminated by a light source. Why are Light Reflectance Values important? Legislation (Equality Act 2010) requires that all new and refurbished public [...]
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Get to Grips with Slip Ratings

When specifying tiles for a commercial project, HSE anti-slip guidelines advise and recommend using tiles that meet particular floor slip rating requirements.   Ramp Test For shod working areas, slip rating requirements are classified as ‘R Ratings’ and are based on the extent of the sl [...]
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Inspire: Hexagon Edition

In the latest Inspire magazine, we bring together a selection of our favourite hexagon and rhombus shaped tiles from our range. View the magazine here or let us know if you would like a hard-copy sent to your office. http://issuu.com/grestectiles/docs/inspire_may_2015?e=6409284/12788398 For further [...]
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Vintage Atmosphere: Simplex Patterns

Simplex Patterns is a concept which was designed from four colours from our original simplex collection: White, Grey, Clay and Mud. These four colours were the focus to help create a unique, fresh and unusual concept, where a re-interpretation of graphic decoration meets the latest ceramic technolog [...]
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Trend: Chevron Patterns

Keeping on trend for 2015, Grestec has turned to the retro elegance of the chevron pattern. Here's some of their favourite chevron pattern ranges: Lavara  Lavara presents a series of glazed porcelain tiles based on a theme of opposites. Inspired by contrasts and contradictions, the series juxtapose [...]
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Amiens: Unconventional shapes

Amiens is a ceramic tile collection from Grestec and is a revival of a traditional tile from the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East. The look that this form creates diverts the visual effect away from that created by conventional shaped tiles and presents and imaginative, playful finish that give [...]
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Shape & Form Tile Guide

Grestec Tiles offer a range of quirky shaped tiles from Rhombus shapes to fish-scale - see some of our favorite ranges here. Rombo - Rhombus Shapes  Rombo is a new ceramic wall tile series from Grestec Tiles. The unique rhombus shaped wall tiles can be colour coordinated and customized for endles [...]
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Get to Grips on Slip Ratings

Grestec Tiles have put together a guide to barefoot and shod slip ratings, identifying tile slip requirements for a host of barefoot and working areas. View the Barefoot Slip Resistance Advice white paper here and the Shod Slip Resistance Advice white paper here. [...]
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Marble effect tile trend guide

Marble effect porcelain tiles have been a huge tile trend for 2015 so far, so Grestec Tiles have put together a guide featuring some of their finest marble effect porcelain tiles. Luconi A marble effect porcelain stoneware ideal for floor and wall coverings with an extraordinary variety of 7 surface [...]
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Luconi – Surprising surfaces and large formats

A porcelain stoneware ideal for floor and wall coverings with an extraordinary variety of 7 surfaces. Beyond the surface, matter is expressed in new forms, to envelope spaces in an intensity never seen before. Luconi is the extraordinary made possible. Thanks to the matching indoor and outdoor flo [...]
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Hexagon tile trend

Grestec Tiles have put together a guide to the hexagon tile trend. Emperor Hex - Encaustic effect Emperor is a terracotta, encaustic, cement-effect range with an exclusive variety of decors. Emperor recaptures the taste for decoration making it more contemporary. The terracotta-cement look is exalt [...]
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Endless laying possibilities: Rombo

Rombo is a new ceramic wall tile series from Grestec Tiles. The unique wall tiles can be colour coordinated and customized. Rombo allows for endless laying possibilities with 9 colours – white, light grey, dark grey, black, cream, taupe, green, violet and red, 4 textures and a tile size of 140x240 [...]
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Grestec get Gold

Grestec Tiles is an environmentally conscious company and are continuously taking steps to reduce its carbon footprint. Grestec Tiles are pleased to say they have been awarded the STEM: Gold Level certificate. The STEM scheme helps businesses to improve their environmental performance through a se [...]
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Look back at SDS 2015

This year’s Surface Design Show proved to be a very successful few days where we showcased some of our newest materials & collections. On stand 200 we presented a handpicked selection of our most aspirational new tile ranges for 2015. From beautiful natural stone tones and textures to ancient [...]
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Grestec’s Guide to 2015 Tile Trends

Grestec Tiles have put together a guide to all the latest tiling trends for 2015. #1 Hexagons – Lavara Grestec’s Lavara collection presents a series of glazed hexagonal porcelain tiles based on a theme of opposites. Inspired by contrasts and contradictions, the series juxtaposes Earth with Marbl [...]
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STOCK CLEARANCE: NEW TILES ADDED

Current and discontinued tiles at hugely discounted prices, take a look at the stock clearance brochure here. If you are interested in any of the tiles listed, contact us on 0845 130 2241 or email us.   [...]
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Surface Design Show: STAND 200

Showcasing the most exciting new tiling trends, Grestec Tiles are pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at the Surface Design Show 2015. Register your tickets here with code wCHh. Grestec Tiles will be presenting a handpicked selection of their most aspirational new tile ranges for 2015. From [...]
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Inspire: Surface Design Show Edition

Showcasing the most exciting new tiling trends, Grestec Tiles are pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at the Surface Design Show 2015. Register your tickets here using the code wCHh. Below is the latest Inspire magazine featuring a selection of tile collections which will be featured at Gre [...]
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Lavara: Timeless elegance

Lavara presents a series of glazed porcelain tiles based on a theme of opposites. Inspired by contrasts and contradictions, the series juxtaposes Earth: a style with coarse and irregular characteristics, alongside marble: a style with timeless elegance.    Earth, in four different colours: ivory, [...]
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Surface Design Show 2015

Showcasing the most exciting new tiling trends, Grestec Tiles are pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at the Surface Design Show 2015. Register your tickets here. Grestec Tiles will be presenting a handpicked selection of their most aspirational new tile ranges for 2015. From beautiful natur [...]
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