Category : Inspo magazine

Join us at Clerkenwell Design Week

Join us at Clerkenwell Design Week Register your free tickets We’re excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Clerkenwell Design Week 21-23 May. You will find us on stand PB9 in Project (Garden of St James, St James Walk, EC1R 0EA). Join us to ex [...]
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Integrating Pantone’s Peach Fuzz through Tiling

Mastreta RBCB53808 Integrating Pantone's Peach Fuzz into Interior Design through Tiling Each year, Pantone selects a Colour of the Year to inspire and influence design trends across various industries, including interior design. In recent years, Pantone's choice has becom [...]
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LRV (Light Reflectance Values) explained

Light Reflectance Values (LRV) 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) require [...]
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Incorporating brick shape tiles

Carlton RBCC53815 Elevate spaces with brick shape tiles. The use of brick tiles in interior design has experienced a notable resurgence in recent years, marking a significant trend in the design world. Brick shape and brick effect tiles offer a captivating blend of tradi [...]
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Sustainable Design with Grestec

Grestec, Smarden Warehouse and Office Sustainable Design with Grestec. Sustainability has become more than just a buzzword; it's a fundamental principle guiding innovation and creativity. At Grestec, we are committed to embracing this ethos, and we are excited to share ho [...]
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Artisan Elegance Meets Modern Design

Mastreta RBCB53804  Grestec Unveils Mastreta Collection of Elongated Brick-Shaped Tiles In a bold move away from conventional designs, Grestec Tiles, a supplier in innovative tile solutions, introduces the Mastreta collection—an elegant series of elongated brick-shaped [...]
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15.02 Potential Phone Service Interruptions

Potential Phone Service Interruptions We want to inform you about an upcoming change in our phone systems that may result in temporary service interruptions. As part of our commitment to providing you with the best possible service, we are upgrading our phone systems. While this transition is [...]
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Introducing Grestec Material Source Studio, Glasgow

Grestec Opens New Space at the Material Source Studio in Glasgow Whilst we have our area manager, Daren Eastman, in Scotland for assistance with your design and technical inquiries, we're excited to announce an expansion of our services. You can now access a dedicated working space and samples at M [...]
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Incorporating Cement Effect Tiles – Design Tips and Ideas

Elevate Your Designs with Cement Effect Tiles Cement-effect tiles have gained immense popularity in recent years, offering spaces a unique blend of industrial charm and contemporary elegance. Incorporating these tiles into your projects can create impressive and versatile results.Here are some t [...]
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Join Grestec at Studio 329 during the London Design Festival

Join us at the London Design Festival As an official partner of the London Design Festival, we cordially invite you to explore our Islington Studio throughout the festival, where you can immerse yourself in our latest tile collections. Studio 329 will be welcoming visitors from September [...]
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#CDW23, join us in Project

#CDW23, join us in Project Join us and hundreds of other creative professionals to celebrate Clerkenwell Design Week. We will showcase new and existing tile collections inspired by the latest interior design trends. From micro terrazzo concrete-look to sculptural forms and statement wallpaper s [...]
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Grestec Studio 329 Open – Nov 17-18th

Join us at our open tile studio Visit Grestec’s Islington Studio 17-18th November, to discover the launch of new sustainable tile ranges, containing over 40% recycled material. Each of the ranges draws inspiration from the latest design trends, from warm terracotta tones to sculptural forms and c [...]
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RAISED EXTERNAL TERRACE SYSTEM

RAISED EXTERNAL TERRACE SYSTEM Raised flooring is the ideal solution for outdoor paving designed for both public and private use. The system is easy to install and reposition in the event of changes to installation or modifications to the substrate. It also allows for easy mana [...]
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Grestec at LDF 2022

GRESTEC AT LDF 2022 - SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT LAUNCHES Our core focus at London Design Festival this year was sustainable design. We launched six new eco-friendly tile collections and hosted a CPD: ‘Safe, Sustainable and Functional Design with Tile Finishes’. In case you missed it, you can explo [...]
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A guide to Sustainable Design with tiles…

A Guide to Sustainable Design with tiles… Sustainability is no longer singled out as a trend because it has become increasingly prominent in our everyday lives. As a planet we are far more conscious about sustainable living and the ways in which we can reduce our carbon footprint.Sustainable m [...]
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Grestec #CDW22 product launches

Grestec #CDW22 product launches Thank you to those that joined Grestec at #CDW2022, we hoped you enjoyed the festival left feeling inspired. We had a great day meeting new and current industry associates throughout the week.If you would like any information or free tile samples of any of the ran [...]
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Grestec releases a new Inspo booklet showcasing thirteen new ranges

Grestec releases a new Inspo magazine showcasing thirteeen new ranges Our latest edition of Inspo features thirteen ranges, carefully chosen for their stylish appearance, hardwearing performance and high recycled contents. Each of the tile ranges is sure to inspire and excite for the next projec [...]
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New Grestec tile ranges launching at CDW

Join Grestec at #CDW2022 on 24-26 May Join hundreds of other creative professionals and celebrate Clerkenwell Design Week’s creative comeback. Register now for free and join us on our stand! #CDW2022 Explore thirteen new and exciting tile ranges from Grestec, you’ll find us in Project on sta [...]
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2022 Tile Trend Forecast

2022 Tile Trend Forecast TERRACOTTA & EARTH TONES The earthy warm tones of clay and terracotta are growing in popularity; ranging from the lightest shades of peach and clay, through to burnt orange and deep brick, all shades of terracotta are becoming popular in both interior and exterior s [...]
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DISCOVER THE LATEST TILE RANGES AND SPEAK WITH INDUSTRY EXPERTS

GRESTEC STUDIO 329 OPEN Grestec Studio 329 will be open 8-10th February, if you are in the area, pop in and see us. We are located inside the Business Design Centre on the Upper Gallery level.OPENING TIMESTues 8 Feb: 6pm-9pm | Wed 9 Feb: 10am-8pm | Thurs 10 Feb: 10am-5pmGET DIRECTIONS:Business D [...]
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Grestec A5 Tile Samples Cards

A5 TILE SAMPLE CRARDS With many design professionals working from home or in reduced facilities, the Grestec A5 sample card system has proven an invaluable resource to select from real samples with all the information needed for specification to hand in a compact, home office, friendly way! [...]
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Autumnal Tones

AUTUMNAL TONES We're embracing the Halloween 🎃 season with a selection of autumnal tones and materials⁠. From warm orange hues to deeper brown shades together with hand-glazed effects, eco-friendly wood effect tiles, terrazzo styles, 3D feature tiles and stone effects. Discover the tiles f [...]
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Wey/ Captivating brick shape tiles

WEY A distinctive interpretation of the “brick” surface. Wey is a small format tile that can complete even the most minimalist setting with its shiny undulating surface. Wey offers a timeless but contemporary mood where the colours illuminate the surface of the small size 52x160mm, for a captiv [...]
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INSPO BOOKLET / 1.0

INSPO BOOKLET / 1.0 The latest edition of our new Inspo booklet is out now and available in both a printed and a digital copy. Contact us now to request a copy or view the booklet online. FEATURED RANGES RADA [...]
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COVID- 19 Service Update 24th August 2020

COVID-19 - Service update 24th August 2020 - All office departments are open, smart working from remote locations and homes. - Deliveries/Collections – our warehouse is open to facilitate vehicle deliveries and collections only and operates strict distancing and no personal cont [...]
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COVID-19 BUSINESS OPERATIONS UPDATE

COVID-19 Grestec would like to reassure its customers that it is business as usual for sample orders and deliveries. The measures taken allow hauliers to continue to safely deliver and collect the goods to & from our factories. We can also deliver your essential sample orders to your home or [...]
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GRESTEC’S VIRTUAL CHANNEL ROW FOR SPORT RELIEF

GRESTEC'S VIRTUAL  CHANNEL ROW FOR SPORT RELIEFThis year, It's Game on for Grestec with Sports Relief - and every pound counts!The Grestec team will be digging out their Lycra to take part in the Virtual Channel Row Challenge for Sport Relief on Thursday 12th March 2020. The team will take turns t [...]
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SLEEP & EAT | 19-20 NOV | OLYMPIA LONDON

JOIN US AT THE SLEEP & EAT EVENT THIS NOVEMBER This November we’re exhibiting at the Sleep & Eat event and we’d love for you to join us. Come and see us on stand F52 to discover the latest innovations & trends for surface materials. Register your free ticket here.Here’s a first loo [...]
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AVENA INTRODUCES TWO NEW COLOURS

AVENA - CERAMIC WALL TILES Avena introduces two new colour additions to its collection: Sage Green and Deep Grey.The tactile, ceramic wall tiles are available in a 50x200mm format in four base colours; White, Deep Grey, Sage Green and Terracotta in six soft, geometrical, 3D surface textures.The [...]
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Merry Christmas ?

We would like to wish you a Happy Christmas from all the team at Grestec Tiles. Thank you for all of your support in 2019 and we look forward to working with you again in the New Year. We are closed from the 24th December 2019 and reopen on Thursday 2nd January 2020. Have a wonderful Christmas, ? [...]
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LONDON DESIGN FAIR | OLD TRUMAN BREWERY | 19-22 SEPT

JOIN US AT THE LONDON DESIGN FAIR THIS SEPTEMBER This September we’re exhibiting at the London Design Fair and we’d love for you to join us. Come and see us on on stand 10.21 to discover the latest innovations & trends for surface materials. Register your free ticket here. Here's a firs [...]
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Discover Wilde; full-bodied terrazzo effect porcelain

WILDE: TERRAZZO EFFECT In line with recent tile trends, Grestec presents its new Wilde collection; combining tradition and innovation. Wilde reinterprets the famous Venetian ‘terrazzo’ in a contemporary key, combining the appearance of crushed marble fragments with the excellent properties of f [...]
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Grestec Studio 329- By Appointment Only

GRESTEC STUDIO 329 - (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) Grestec Studio 329 is fully equipped with a relaxed, creative atmosphere that offers an unsurpassed space for architects and designers to develop and design their projects. The space incorporates 100×100mm samples to take away, A5 sample cards, full-sized [...]
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NEW WEBSITE 2019

NEW WEBSITE We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website. With a fresh look and feel, the new site enables architects and designers to navigate through our extensive range of tile products and services with ease. The new website also allows for a seamless transition from deskto [...]
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Specifying Tiles for Care and Dementia Projects

SPECIFYING TILES FOR CARE & DEMENTIA PROJECTS When designing for care projects, the types of tiles specified are extremely important. Age-related changes and impairments can often make it more difficult for people to understand and navigate a building, so we have put together an advice document [...]
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Introducing Talpa: Quarried shades & decorative textures

Talpa porcelain tiles combine the look of natural quarried shades with stunning decorative textures and shapes. The four neutral stone colours in the range vary from pure white to luminous grey and warm taupe to elegant dark brown.   Line, Dot and Mark are the three decorative variations av [...]
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2018 Emerging Tile Trends

NEW NEUTRALS The grey and white colour trend has steadily shifted as we enter 2018 into a warmer and refreshing pallet of greige, sage green, powdery peach, taupe and sultry blue hues. 2018 shades are set to be modern and simplistic but with a touch of warmth. These mellow shades are perfect to int [...]
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Slip resistance/ Pendulum test (PTV) advice

- The Pendulum test measures dynamic coefficient of friction (CoF). The test is designed to replicate a pedestrian heel strike, the point at which most slips occur. -When a pedestrian heel strikes a wet floor a fluid film is created between them, this can cause a slip. - This test works in wet condi [...]
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Grestec Studio 332 – Drinks afternoon- 23rd May 2-4pm

To celebrate the Clerkenwell Design week we'll be serving complimentary prosecco & beer in our London studio on 23rd May between 2-4pm.Our studio is situated just a 15 minute walk from Clerkenwell and will be open for the duration of the show. So please pop by, it would be great to see you! &nbs [...]
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SDS18 Lookback

Thank you to everyone who visited our stand and studio during the Surface Design Show last week, and for making it the fun, successful event it was. During the exhibition we launched three stunning new ranges: Kreda, Holborn and Cocoon. Encase you were unable to attend the event, here's a look back [...]
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Join us at the Surface Design Show 2018

This February we're exhibiting at the Surface Design Show and we'd love for you to visit us there. We'll be on stand 596 on the gallery level- opposite our Studio which will also be open for the duration of the show. Register with this exclusive VIP invitation for FREE, fast track entry into the e [...]
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Christmas closure ?

Happy Christmas from all the team at Grestec Tiles, we look forward to working with you all again in 2018! ? Here are our Christmas closure dates.   [...]
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Diesel Living launches 7 new ranges

Diesel Living has launched 7 new floor and wall tile solutions inspired by the industrial and metropolitan world and developed for highly compelling interiors. Diesel Living explores various moods with aged fabrics, whilst interpreting an urban/grunge style in keeping with the hard rock aesthetic of [...]
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Would you like to stay on our mailing list for 2018?

We've organised a new email newsletter programme for 2018 and we want to know if you would like to hear from us? We hope you do because, every month or so, our newsletters will include useful best practise advice, latest interior trends, upcoming events and, of course, our new tile ranges. If you [...]
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Key trends at the 100% Design Show

Here's a snapshot of some of the key interior trends and ranges you may have seen or missed at the 100% Design Show last week. Discover the trends below:   Handcrafted style A handmade style signals a broad shift away from clean, minimal surfaces, to embrace the ‘perfect imperfection’ inte [...]
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LOOK BACK AT 100% Design

Thank you to everyone who visited our stand at the 100% Design Show last week during the London Design Festival. It was an exciting week where we launched the Diesel Living tile concept as well as a preview of seven new Diesel Living ranges. Samples for the new ranges will be available in the coming [...]
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Grestec launch preview of 7 new Diesel Living ranges at 100% Design

Diesel Living has created 7 new floor and wall tile solutions inspired by the industrial and metropolitan world and developed for highly compelling interiors. Diesel Living explores various moods with aged fabrics, whilst interpreting an urban/grunge style in keeping with the hard rock aesthetic of [...]
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NEW RANGE: QUORA (coming soon)

  New range launching next week Quora, a collection of extruded hexagonal ceramic wall tiles with a unique handcrafted effect. The stunning glazed hexagon tiles are available in an 150x173mm format with a glossy finish in five contemporary colours: Ivory, pink, navy, sage green and black. Quor [...]
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Join us at 100% Design

This September we're exhibiting at 100% Design Show and we'd love for you to visit us there. We'll be on stand D234 in the Design and Build section.     Register with this exclusive VIP invitation for FREE, fast track entry into the event as well as unlimited access to the VIP lounge, a [...]
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Bar & restaurant design inspo

We’ve handpicked our favourite ranges for a quirky on-trend bar or avantgarde restaurant design. Our extensive tile portfolio is fit to fulfil even the most adventurous of design specifications for all commercial and residential projects. Discover the ranges below by clicking on the images:   [...]
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NEW RANGE: STYLE

  Newly launched at Grestec this month; STYLE. A ceramic wall tile range inspired by simplicity with a vintage style; perfectly worn for a unique effect. The palette of 11 colours include Mediterranean hues, earthy colours and deep shades. The STYLE collection comes in 100x200mm (7 mm thickne [...]
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Landscape Show 2017

We're excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Landscape Show at Battersea Park on 19-20th September. We will showcase our latest 20mm thick external tile ranges including the latest; Repton 20. Repton 20 represents a versatile solution in terms of installation techniques and areas of u [...]
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#CDW2017

Are you visiting this years Clerkenwell Design Week? From the 23-25 May, Grestec studio 332 will be open to all. Pop by the studio (in the BDC) to see our latest tile ranges, collate samples for your library and speak to the experts. Get directions. Grestec Studio 332 Grestec Studio 332 is fully equ [...]
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Grestec Magazine/ 03 Emerging Trends

Our latest product #inspo magazine focuses on 2017 emerging trends. From irregular geometrics to three-dimensional tiles, and blush through to navy tones. View the online version below or call or email us to request a copy on 0345 130 2241 / mail@grestec.co.uk   http://issuu.com/grestectiles/do [...]
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External 20MM

Grestec's External 20MM thick tile system is the ideal solution to exterior paving and suitable for both large scale commercial projects and landscape projects. The 20mm thick porcelain slabs can be positioned onto adjustable or fixed pedestals as well as dry-laid directly onto grass, sand or gra [...]
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COLOUR TRENDS 2017

GREENERY This year we welcome 'fresh and zesty' greens to the interior design colour palette. Go bold with a green design scheme using our green ceramic tiles as a feature, or simply inject a pop of colour by utilising green accessories or foliage, alongside a more simple design scheme of navy (Di [...]
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EMERGING TILE TRENDS 2017

Industrial style The emerging trend for an industrial look is inspired by the foundation of original features which embrace the heritage of an industrial era. The strong, explicit look will be seen even more across modern interiors, with more ceramics channelling iron, copper, brick and concrete [...]
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Wear resistance: PEI Ratings explained

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 soili [...]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Grestec donates for dog rescue charity

Grestec have donated tiles to K9 Intervention, a local dog rescue centre in Hertfordshire. Earlier this year, the charity began constructing new kennels for their doggy residents with the intention to provide enhanced comfort and a homely accommodation for the dogs. As a part of this refurbishment, [...]
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Grestec donates tiles for community project

Mosaics from Grestec Tiles have recently been donated to the Community Space Challenge for a community project, based in London. Young people of the community have collaborated together to create these aesthetically pleasing and imaginative art mosaics for a local park on Tower Bridge road, Lond [...]
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