Transform spaces with Timber Effect Porcelain Stoneware

Transform spaces with Timber Effect Porcelain Stoneware


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Transform spaces with Timber Effect Porcelain Stoneware

In recent years, the allure of modern Scandinavian interiors has captured the hearts of architects and designers alike. Characterised by its minimalist aesthetic, clean lines, and a harmonious blend of functionality and beauty, Scandi design emphasises the use of natural materials to create inviting and serene spaces.
Among these materials, wood holds a place of prominence, infusing interiors with warmth and a sense of nature. However, with the growing demand for sustainability and durability, wood effect porcelain stoneware has emerged as a popular alternative to natural wood. This material offers the aesthetic charm of wood while boasting the technical advantages of porcelain.

Why Wood Effect?

1. Authentic Appeal

Wood effect porcelain replicates the natural tones and intricate grain patterns of real wood, offering an authentic look that complements Scandi design principles.

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2. Durability

Porcelain is known for its robustness and longevity. Unlike natural wood, it is resistant to scratches, stains, and moisture, making it ideal for high-traffic areas.

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3. Low Maintenance

Wood effect porcelain stoneware is easy to clean and maintain. It does not require periodic sealing or refinishing, unlike natural wood, which can be susceptible to wear and tear over time.

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4. Versatility in Application

Wood effect porcelain stoneware is suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications. It can seamlessly extend the design from the interior to the patio, creating a cohesive look throughout. 

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5. Variety in Design

Wood effect styles range from traditional to contemporary and rustic to elegant, suiting every project. Our timber effect collections also come in a spectrum of colours and sizes, providing flexibility in design and layout. 

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Cellan Collection: Redefining Contemporary Design

Cellan Collection: Redefining Contemporary Design


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Cellan Collection by Grestec:
Redefining Contemporary Design

Grestec is pleased to announce the launch of the Cellan Collection. Inspired by the rich architectural heritage of slate, Cellan merges tradition with innovation to create a ceramic surface that embodies natural sophistication. 

Through Cellan, Grestec masterfully captures the essence of slate, reinterpreting its distinctive graphic texture while expanding its colour palette with four neutral and versatile shades. This provides a canvas for contemporary design that is both natural and elegant.

Cellan presents a comprehensive tile range featuring various formats and finishes, tailored for a multitude of commercial environments seeking a contemporary aesthetic. Additionally, the collection offers an external 20mm thick surface, that provides a durable and visually striking outdoor paving option.

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Meticulously crafted using cutting-edge technologies, Cellan achieves enhanced visual graphics and utilises a resilient material with outstanding slip resistance, tactile softness, and easy maintenance. 

For more information about the Cellan collection and to explore the full collection, please visit www.grestec.co.uk.

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Join us at Clerkenwell Design Week

Join us at Clerkenwell Design Week


Join us at Clerkenwell Design Week

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 explore our preview of all that is new from Grestec.

Our latest tile launches

Siza

Kit-kat tiles characterised by a sleek design that accentuates narrow and elongated lines with a harmonious and well-balanced colour palette.

Whimsical

A spectrum of hues and textures. From sleek flats to playful 3D fluted and geometric designs, each tile is a canvas for creativity.

Atacama

Atacama unveils a collection of concrete effect porcelain tiles, inspired by a Nordic style.

Dawson

Dawson introduces a palette of thirteen dynamic colours inspired by the latest interior trends, boasting a glazed finish and a handcrafted aesthetic.

Integrating Pantone’s Peach Fuzz through Tiling

Integrating Pantone’s Peach Fuzz through Tiling


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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 become a beacon for designers, guiding them towards fresh and innovative colour schemes. This year, Pantone’s Colour of the Year is “Peach Fuzz,” a soft and inviting shade that exudes warmth and tranquillity. 

In this article, we’ll explore how to incorporate Peach Fuzz into interior design, particularly through the use of tiling, to create spaces that are both stylish and on-trend.

Understanding Peach Fuzz

Peach Fuzz is a serene hue that embodies softness and warmth. It possesses a delicate balance of pink and orange undertones, reminiscent of the soft glow of a ripe peach. This gentle combination gives Peach Fuzz its unique character, making it a versatile choice for interior design. The colour evokes feelings of comfort, nostalgia, and tranquillity, making it particularly suitable for creating inviting and cozy spaces.

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Incorporate Peach Fuzz into different spaces:

Bathrooms

Integrating Peach Fuzz into bathroom designs can transform the space into a tranquil retreat that exudes warmth, elegance, and a modern style. Whether through the use of tiling, paint or accessories, Peach Fuzz can be used to create an on-trend, contemporary look. Try combining with greenery and natural elements to complement the warmth of the peach shade.

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Restaurants and Cafes:

Using Peach Fuzz in restaurant and cafe design can create a warm, inviting, and visually appealing environment for diners. Whether used on interior walls, bar fronts, furniture, or decorative accents, Peach Fuzz adds a touch of elegance, and sophistication.

Earthy neutral and Soft blues pair well with Peach Fuzz and can be incorporated through soft furnishings and decorative accents.

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Exterior areas:

Peach Fuzz can add warmth, charm, and a contemporary touch to outdoor spaces. Whether through the use of tiling, accent features or furniture, Peach Fuzz will elevate the aesthetic and create a welcoming and stylish environment.

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Pairing Peach Fuzz with Complementary Colours

Pair Peach Fuzz painted walls with complementary tile colours to create a cohesive colour palette. Soft blues, muted greens, and earthy neutrals work well with Peach Fuzz and can be incorporated through tiling furnishings and decorative accents.

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With the right selection of tiles, complementary colours, and design elements, incorporating Peach Fuzz into interiors is sure to result in spaces that are both stylish and inviting.

Explore our complete collection on our website: Peach Fuzz | Grestec Tiles

LRV (Light Reflectance Values) explained

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) requires that all new and refurbished public buildings and work places comply with current regulations via their ‘Access Statement’, ensuring safe entry, exit and safe passage throughout the building.

The regulations mean that people, regardless of disability, age or gender, must be able to gain equal access to public buildings. For visually impaired people this means amongst other things that there must be a good visual contrast between various elements of the building, including doorways, fixtures and fittings. Therefore the contrast between, for example, floors and walls must achieve a certain level – measured by something called Light Reflectance Value (LRV).

What are Light Reflectance Values?

•  LRV is a universal value for ‘contrast’

•  It measures the proportion of useful light reflected by a coloured object

•  It represents a relative light and darkness value rather than an actual colour. Therefore dissimilar colours could have the same LRV

•  LRV is measured on a scale of 0 to 100, 0 being perfect absorbing black and 100 being perfect reflecting white (in reality you never find these perfect objects – a bright white would typically have a result of an LRV of 85)

•  A minimum of 30 points LRV difference is advised for adjacent surfaces 

Walls to floor = 43 points contrast 

**By viewing black and white image of the adjacent colour scheme the tonal differences of the colours become apparent.

Why do we need contrast?

Most registered blind people will still have some vision in colour. Only a small percentage (less than 5%) can see nothing at all, and even people within this group will generally have some sensitivity to light and shade. So therefore ensuring that a minimum of 30 points of LRV difference is specified for adjacent surfaces will in the majority of cases help to ensure that visually impaired people are not discriminated against.

Examples where visual contrast will be required:

• Door faces and/or frames to walls

• Floors to Walls

• Ceilings to Walls

• Handrails to Walls

• Sanitary fittings to walls

• Stair-treads – From front edge corner, 55mm on tread and 55mm down the riser.

For further information or advice, please call us on 0345 130 2241 or email sales@grestec.co.uk and we’ll be happy to help.

You can download our free LRV Advice eBook here

Incorporating brick shape tiles

Incorporating brick shape tiles


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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 tradition and innovation in interior and exterior design, providing endless possibilities for creating distinctive and visually striking spaces. See how incorporating these tiles into your projects can create impressive and versatile results below:

1. Rustic Charm

Brick tiles evoke a sense of rustic charm and warmth, adding character to both traditional and contemporary spaces. This aesthetic appeal has contributed to its popularity, for areas demanding a cosy and inviting atmosphere.

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2. Modern Twist

Elongated brick shape tiles offer a modern twist on the classic brick aesthetic, providing a sleek and contemporary look that can be used to create visually striking interior designs.

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3. Texture and Dimension

The textured surface of brick tiles adds depth and dimension to walls and other surfaces, creating visual interest and enhancing the overall aesthetic of a space.

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4. Timeless Appeal

Whether used in traditional or contemporary settings, brick tiles offer a classic look that remains relevant year after year, making them a reliable choice for long-term design projects.

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5. Industrial Aesthetic

The industrial-chic trend, characterised by the use of raw and unfinished materials, has contributed to the popularity of brick tiles. By incorporating brick tiles into interior spaces, designers can achieve an urban-inspired look.

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6. Ease of Installation and Maintenance

Brick tiles offer the aesthetic benefits of traditional brick without the challenges associated with installation and maintenance. They are lighter and easier to install, and they require minimal maintenance, making them a practical choice for projects.

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Need Some Help?

We offer a range of tile collections and design advice to help you choose the perfect tiling scheme. Contact us to arrange a meeting with your area manager for expert assistance and guidance for using tiles in your next project!

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Sustainable Design with Grestec

Sustainable Design with Grestec


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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 how we can play a pivotal role in your sustainable designs in 2024 and beyond.

Discover the ways we are working towards a net-zero climate impact.

Eco-friendly materials.

Grestec Tiles prioritises the use of eco-friendly materials in its manufacturing processes. From recycled ceramics to sustainable production methods, our tiles embody a commitment to reducing environmental impact without compromising on quality or aesthetics.

Mastreta
30% recycled material

Wilde
40% recycled material

Kakam Plus 1
70% recycled material

Hardwick
40% recycled material

Chateau One
40% recycled material

Grond Two
40% recycled material

ISO14001 certified

Grestec have been reaccredited the ISO 14001 certification in 2024 for the 3rd year running.

ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. It helps organisations improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste.

Not just a trend.

Sustainable design isn’t just a trend—it’s a responsibility we all share in creating a more harmonious relationship between humanity and the planet. With Grestec Tiles, you have a trusted supplier who shares your vision for a sustainable future.

We invite you to explore our latest collections and discover how Grestec Tiles can elevate your projects while ensuring sustainability is at the forefront.

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Artisan Elegance Meets Modern Design

Artisan Elegance Meets Modern Design


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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 porcelain tiles designed to redefine spaces. With dimensions of 48x450mm and a sleek gloss finish, this collection embodies modern luxury, artisanal craftsmanship and versatility.

The Mastreta collection comes in a palette of ten exquisite colours, each carefully curated to cater to diverse design preferences. From timeless neutrals to bold statement hues and earthy tones, these brick-shaped tiles allow for endless creative possibilities. While the 48x450mm size adds a contemporary twist to the classic brick shape, to present a dynamic canvas for interior designers.

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The versatility of these tiles extends beyond aesthetics. Crafted with durability in mind, they are suitable for a variety of commercial applications, including bars, restaurants, retail, hotels and residential projects. The tiles are not only visually appealing but also easy to clean and maintain, ensuring longevity and functionality. The collection also incorporates 30% recycled material and carries an EPD certification, establishing it as a sustainable choice for interior design.

“Our commitment to providing unique and trendsetting solutions led us to offer this stunning collection of brick-shaped tiles. We believe that the combination of the unique brick shape and the rich palette of colours will resonate with our customers seeking distinctive design elements,” says Daren Eastman, spokesperson for Grestec Tiles.

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With this launch, Grestec Tiles aims to provide architects and designers, with a versatile tool to transform spaces. The Mastreta collection is available to view at the Glasgow Material Source Studio or alternatively, samples can be requested directly from www.grestec.co.uk

15.02 Potential Phone Service Interruptions

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 necessary for enhancing our communication capabilities, it may cause some disruptions in our phone service.

We understand the importance of being accessible to you, especially during crucial moments when you require assistance or guidance. Rest assured, we are taking every measure to minimise any inconvenience during this transition period.

Here’s what you need to know:

Possible Service Interruptions:
During the transition, there might be instances where our phone lines are temporarily unavailable. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Alternative Contact Methods:
In the event of a service interruption, we encourage you to reach out to us via email at sales@grestec.co.uk or through our website’s contact form. Our team will make every effort to respond to your inquiries promptly.

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation during this transition period. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Introducing Grestec Material Source Studio, Glasgow

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 Material Source in Glasgow. 

Feel free to schedule an appointment with Daren at the Glasgow location or at your office if you have specific project requirements. If you prefer a more casual approach, you are welcome to drop by, explore, and grab samples tailored to your needs during regular opening hours. Additionally, samples can be delivered the next day if ordered through our website.

The Material Source facilities provide an ideal setting for those looking to work remotely within a design environment, complete with the convenience of refreshments. Stay tuned for updates on upcoming events throughout the year, and we look forward to seeing you.

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Location:

Getting here:

180 W George Street
Glasgow
G2 2NR
Operating hours:
 
Mon- Thurs: 10am-6pm
Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
 
Charing Cross station ( 13 mins)
Argyle Street station (14 mins)
 

Contact:

0345 130 2241
sales@grestec.co.uk

Get directions

Incorporating Cement Effect Tiles – Design Tips and Ideas

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 tips and creative ideas to guide you through using cement-effect tiles in your next project.

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1. Seamless Indoor-Outdoor Transition

Take advantage of our porcelain tiles’ durability and use them to create a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. This is especially useful for paving, terraces, and paths.

2. Texture variation

Mixing and matching different tile textures can add depth and visual interest to your design. Consider combining smooth cement effect tiles with textured ones, like the ones from our Kelemi collection, to create a tactile and inviting surface.

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3. Durability for high-traffic areas

Commercial spaces experience constant traffic. These cement effect tiles are designed to withstand heavy use while maintaining their visual appeal. This makes them an excellent choice for restaurants, bars and more!

4. Minimalistic design

The minimalistic yet trendy appearance of cement effect tiles can enhance the aesthetics of commercial spaces. Its versatility allows them to complement various design styles seamlessly.

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Need Some Help?

We offer a range of tile collections and design advice to help you choose the perfect tiling scheme.

Contact us to arrange a meeting with your area manager for expert assistance and guidance for using tiles in your next project!

Join Grestec at Studio 329 during the London Design Festival

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 18th to 22nd. 

Location:
📍Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH, United Kingdom

Festival Dates:
📆 September 18th – 22nd: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Here’s an exclusive look at some of the collections you can expect to see:

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Kelemi
Hermatine
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#CDW23, join us in Project

#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 styles. Come see us on stand PB9 in Project, Garden of St James.

Don’t forget you’ll need a ticket to attend, register for free now!

MAY, 23rd-25th

Tuesday 10:00-18:00
Wednesday 10:00-21:00
Thursday 10:00-17:00

Project: PB9, Garden of St James, St James Walk, EC1R 0EA

Grestec Studio 329 Open – Nov 17-18th

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 colourful handcrafted styles, and are suitable for all situations including commercial, retail and residential areas.

Located inside the Business Design Centre on the Upper Gallery Level; Grestec Studio 329 is a relaxed environment for ideas, solutions, and project discussions, with plentiful samples to take away immediately or order next day.

GET DIRECTIONS:
Grestec Studio 329
Business Design Centre,
52 Upper Street, Islington,
London,
N1 0QH

OPENING TIMES: 
Thursday 17th Nov: 10:00-21:30
Friday 18th Nov: 10:00-16:00

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RAISED EXTERNAL TERRACE SYSTEM

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 management of the cable duct, pipe, and equipment, as well as swift inspection of the waterproof membrane.

The floor system has the dimensions and mass to deliver the mechanical resistance and longevity demanded by the diverse requirements of outdoor paving. It absorbs any expansion and structural movements, thus preventing the formation of cracks on the waterproofing. Whilst the absence of screed substantially reduces the burden on the structures; providing high resistance to loads.

Our adjustable supports and compensation accessories can be used to level floors, easily and quickly, while compensating for even the smaller slopes of the support plane.

The installation of the pedestal supports is extremely easy and requires very few steps: the supports are designed to be simply laid over the waterproofing membrane or any other surface to be paved. After a first rough adjustment, the laying of the chosen floor is completed with pinpoint precision by using the adjustment key. The innovative bi-component head offers an exclusive support in soft anti-noise and anti-slip rubber. The tabs can be easily removed, while the base provides innovative pre-cuts for faster and more precise installation.

ADVANTAGES

1 – Excellent hideaway for pipes and other systems
The space between the floor and the underlying membrane allows the passage of pipes and other systems, masking them but still allowing for easy inspection.

2 – Significant weight reduction
With the elimination of the concrete screed, the raised floor allows a substantial reduction of the weight on the structure, which can be built at substantially lower costs.

3 – Excellent absorption of structural movements
Being independent, the paving and supports can absorb expansion and structural movements.

4 – Floor always levelled and easily inspectable
The pedestal system makes it possible to compensate for the small differences in height and slope of the laying surface. It also allows for the laying surface and any installed services to be accessed and maintained without damaging the paving. In case of laying on waterproofing membrane, this can be easily inspected due to the absence of mechanical fixings between the covering and the supports..

5 – Speed of installation
The speed of installation ensures considerable advantages in the management of the building site, generating economic savings and increasing organisational effiency; in case of renovations, the reduced intervention time reduces any disruption to the local environment whilst works are completed.

6 – Rapid water outflow
The small open joint between one plate and the other allows the rapid drainage of water.

7 – Environmental awereness and cleanliness
Everything is recyclable, both the flooring elements and the supports’ substructure. At the end of the life of the building and / or floor, everything can be easily removed and recycled without any impact on the environment. The “dry” laying system does not require adhesives nor chemical products.

8 – Strong weight resistances
The sturdy structure of the support, which is given not only by the experience in formulating the compound but also by the continuous threading between base and screw, guarantees a strong, safe and long lasting product.

9 – Better sound insulation
Thanks to the anti-slip and anti-noise bi-component head, our supports are the only ones in the world able to reduce the sound impact level up to 25 dB.

10 – Better thermal insulation
The space between the paving and the underlying membrane favours a constant air passage. This helps extending the life of the waterproofing membrane, which is also protected from UV degradation, and improving thermal insulation.

PEDESTAL FEATURES

The pedestal system is based on a series of adjustable modular supports that simply and safely adapt to all kinds of floors. It ensures elegant, homogenous paving each time, without having to subject the building to radical structural work. It eradicates problems of damp, water infiltration and accommodates cables and pipes, whilst allowing for a quick inspections.

Self-levelling head that automatically compensates up to 5% slopes

Head with upper part in noise reducing anti-slip rubber

Smooth support base of 320 cm2

Can be used in conjunction with any outdoor flooring

Possibility of adjusting the height once the floor has been finished, thanks to the exclusive
adjustment key

Resistant to temperatures ranging from -40 °C to +120°C

Fully recyclable

Resistant to weathering, acids, UV rays and wear and tear

Easily removable tabs

Test of tensile strength certified

Utilization of Twist slope compensator

ADJUSTABLE SUPPORTS

Adjustable supports boast a wide range of features that render it perfect for any number of raised flooring applications, including noise-reducing rubber ends, a special adjustment key, variable heights and a pre-cut base for wall corner cuts.

Featuring an above average tensile strength and a reliability that can only be offered by experts in the field of raised flooring supports, this product is regularly selected and widely appreciated throughout the building industry worldwide.

The adjustment of the slope takes place via the appropriate Twist slope compensators.

TESTED FOR LOADING BEARING CAPACITY


ADVANTAGES

• Head with upper part in noise-reducing anti-slip rubber
• Easily removable tabs
• Precision adjustment from 25 mm
• Possibility of adjusting the height once the floor has been finished, thanks to the exclusive adjustment key
• Smooth support base of 320cm2
• Utilisation of Twist slope compensator TW 110
• Resistant to temperatures ranging from -40°C to +120°C
• Resistant to weathering, common, environmental acids, UV rays and wear and tear
• Can be used in conjunction with any outdoor flooring
• Entirely recyclable
•Test of tensile strength certified

ADJUSTABLE AND SELF-LEVELLING SUPPORTS

The adjustable support with a tilting head was the first in a long line of accessories for exterior floating floors. It is a raised flooring product that combines superb technical features and exceptional aesthetics with maximum ease of installation.


It has come to be recognised as the market’s most exclusive solution for dealing with sloping installation surfaces. In this regard, the product can provide exceptional results thanks to its tilting movement, which can compensate for slopes of up to 5%. The adjustment is performed using the adjustment key, which can be applied from above once the flooring has been installed and guarantees the precision alignment of the entire floor surface.


This unrivalled product also boasts numerous additional advantages, which are enjoyed every day around the globe by architects, builders and installers alike.

TESTED FOR LOADING BEARING CAPACITY

ADVANTAGES

• Self-levelling head that automatically compensates slopes up to 5%
• Head with top in soft non-slip and anti-noise rubber
• Tabs easy to remove
• Adjustable height from 28 to 550 mm once pavement is finished thanks to exclusive adjustment key
• 320 cm2 smooth support base
• Resistant to temperatures between -40°C to 120°C
• Resistant to weathering, common, environmental acids, UV rays and wear and tear
• Suitable to any self-supporting outdoor paving system
• Entirely recyclable
• Test of tensile strength certified

WINDPROOF SYSTEM WITH ADJUSTABLE SUPPORT

The windproof system is designed to solve the problem of plate lifting caused by the wind in a safe, permanent and economical way.
The system guarantees a solid bond between the flooring plates and the supports, and it consists of metal clips that are inserted into the spacer fins of the supports which, thanks to the particular “T” or “L” shape, block the flooring plates.
The plates must be mechanically notched in the 4 corners in order to allow the insertion of the clips.
The system is ideal because it firmly attaches the supports and plates to each other. In this way the flooring becomes one with the system and the plates, being linked to one another, impose more resistance towards the winds’ sucking power.
The system is compatible with Adjustable series supports using the XL double-material windproof head: the XLW head.

ADVANTAGES

• Invisible, the flooring maintains its original aesthetic.
• Removable, It allows for the inspection of the underlying surface with the simple removal of the elements
• Adjustable. You can still adjust the supports in height, even on the finished floor.
• It does not require adhesives or screws.
• Absorbs expansion and structural movements.
• It can also be installed on pre-existing terraces.
• It is compatible with any type of plates, planks, slats.

BASIC SELF-LEVELLING ADJUSTABLE SUPPORT

Basic Self-Levelling Adjustable Support – from 37 to 307 mm. The supports can provide exceptional results thanks to its tilting movement, which can compensate slopes up to 5%.


The product is easily adjusted throughout the installation; adjustment is performed using a regulation key, which can be applied from above once the flooring has been installed and guarantees the precision alignment of the entire floor surface.

FEATURES

• Self-levelling head that automatically justifies slopes to 5%
• Adjustable height from 37 to 307 mm once pavement is finished thanks to exclusive regulation key
• 300 cm2 smooth base support
• Entirely recyclable
• Resistant to temperatures between -40° to 120°C
• Resistant to acids and ultraviolet deterioration
• Suitable to any self-supporting outdoor paving system
• Head with upper part of soft non-slip and anti-noise rubber

ADVANTAGES

• Bi-material self – levelling head PP + rubber anti-noise and anti- slip
• Easily removable tabs
• Millimeter adjustment with adjustment key
• Adjustable in height even on finished floor thanks to the exclusive regulation key
• 320 cm2 smooth supporting base
• Security lock for unscrewing
• Resistant to temperatures between -40° and 120°
• Resistant to atmospheric agents, acids, aging, UV rays
• Suitable to any self-supporting outdoor floor system
• Entirely recyclable
• Certified breaking load tests

BASIC SELF-LEVELLING ADJUSTABLE SUPPORT

The unique adjustment key is an essential element of the raised flooring system as it allows to control the height of the individual supports, and consequently of the floor above, even after installation of the flooring, thus avoiding having to lift the tiles.
Detail of the steel screwdriver accessory for “quick unscrewing and screwing”.

*Suitable only with standard 4 mm thick tabs. between -40° to 120°C

• Resistant to acids and ultraviolet deterioration
• Suitable to any self-supporting outdoor paving system
• Head with upper part of soft non-slip and anti-noise rubber

PERIMETER SPACER

The perimeter spacers allow the elegant and uniform spacing of the flooring slabs from the perimeter walls, offering the maximum guarantee of stability by means of a hooking system to the supports that is intuitive, simple and effective.

The clip creates a 1 cm joint between the flooring and the wall, offering space for physiological stabilisation of the slabs. The special design of the clip allows the support to any vertical coverings placed on the walls without compromising the seal with invasive measurements. At the same time, it allows the installer to adjust its position on the support head according to the positioning requirements.

ADJUSTABLE UNIVERSAL ZINC-PLATED LIFTING HANDLE

The lifting handle is available in a fixed size for standard slabs sizes of 600 mm.
The handle is provided with two lateral hooks that are inserted into the open joints and allow lifting even when they are already laid. It is a very useful tool, both when laying new floors and when lifting already laid plates.

INSTALLATION GUIDE

Grestec at LDF 2022

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 explore the tile collections featured at our studio below. If you would like a copy of the CPD slides or would like to arrange a CPD at your practice, please email us.Click to discover and request free samples directly from our website.

Grond One

Replicating natural stone, Grond One porcelain combines earthy toned colours with clay effect textures for a truly unique, and authentic style. Produced in both 10mm and 20mm, Grond One is suitable for both interior and exterior use, perfect for seamless designs.

Macari 

Macari offers fourteen bright and decisive colours in a 65×130 brick format, inspired by artisan ceramic tradition.

Velasco 

Velasco combines the tradition of clay with the versatile and hardwearing qualities of porcelain. Eight neutral and intense clay colours enriched with small coloured flakes.

Avina  

The embossed surfaces make Avina a core material for creating a subtle, tactile interior style with the use of just a single colour.⁠⁠Avina presents tactile, ceramic wall tiles in 50x200mm in six base colours in three soft, geometrical, 3D surface textures.⁠

Bailey 

Combine curved brick shapes with contrasting grout colours for a fun style, while mixing with the rectangular brick to create interesting layout options.

Dorado 

Discover the fourteen bold colours available in a 50x250mm format, each with irregular edges and a glazed finish for an exquisite handcrafted style.⁠

Chateau One 

Chateau One offers an elegant, authentic realisation of a fossil rich natural stone with a faithful, natural variance within each tile.

Nalakara 

Chateau One offers an elegant, authentic realisation of a fossil rich natural stone with a faithful, natural variance within each tile.

CPD: Safe, Sustainable & Functional Design 

In case you missed it, there is the opportunity to request the CPD at your practice. Or alternatively we can send you a copy of the CPD slides presented.

Grestec releases new Inspire booklet showcasing ten new sustainable tile ranges

Grestec releases new Inspire booklet showcasing ten new sustainable tile ranges


Grestec releases a new Inspo booklet showcasing thirteen 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 project.

A guide to Sustainable Design with tiles…

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 material sourcing for projects is an important aspect that is now integrated into the majority of design decisions.

What makes tiles a sustainable option?

Unlike carpet, vinyl, or laminate flooring which have to be replaced periodically, properly installed tiles can last a lifetime. This longevity reduces time, money and resources spent on extracting raw material, manufacturing, transportation, installation, demolition and disposal requirements.

The eco-credentials of hardwearing, low-maintenance porcelain and ceramic tiles is boosted by ranges made with recycled materials.

Sustainable Tile Finishes

Grestec offer many ranges with high recycled contents with proof of accredited environmental certifications including EPD, Leed, ISO 14001, ISO 9001:2005 and Breeam. We have selected just a few ranges below that are suitable for sustainable specifications:

Wilde - 40% recycled

Dorado - 40% recycled

Grond One- 40% recycled

Nalakara - 69% recycled

Macari- 62% recycled

Avina - 62% recycled

Grestec will reach net-zero climate impact by 2030

Grestec Tiles is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2030. Our Net Zero target is 20 years ahead of the 2050 target set out in the standard Carbon Reduction Plan requirements. We are continually strengthening our environmental policies and practices, which address reducing emissions, waste, and water usage across our entire operation.

The eco-credentials of hardwearing, low-maintenance porcelain and ceramic tiles is boosted by ranges made with recycled materials.

Installation of solar PV panels

Grestec have installed solar PV panels on its south facing warehouse roof to cover most of its electricity demand. Discover more ways that Grestec is reducing its carbon footprint here. 

Sustainable design CPD and six eco-friendly tile collections launching at Grestec Studio 329 at LDF22

Sustainable design CPD and six eco-friendly tile collections launching at Grestec Studio 329 at LDF22


SUSTAINABLE DESIGN CPD AND SIX ECO-FRIENDLY TILE COLLECTIONS LAUNCHING AT GRESTEC STUDIO 329

Visit Grestec’s Islington Studio during the London Design Festival 20th-23rd, to discover the launch of six new sustainable tile ranges, containing 40-62% recycled material. Each range draws inspiration from the latest design trends, from warm terracotta tones to sculptural forms and colourful handcrafted styles.

STUDIO OPENING TIMES
MON – Closed
TUES – 10:00-19:00
WED – 10:00-17:00
THURS – 10:00-22:00
FRI – 10:00-17:00

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Throughout the London Design Festival, Grestec will welcome architects, designers, and specifiers to its Islington studio, as well opening for a late-night evening on Tuesday and Thursday.

Learn all about ‘Safe and Sustainable Design with Tile Finishes’ by signing up to the CPD seminar at 3 or 6pm on Thursday 22nd September. The interactive presentations focus on best practises, sustainable design requirements and eco-friendly tile finishing options.

Designers will discover Grestec’s sustainable tile choices, imparting a wealth of inspiration and knowledge for designing with tiles for their next project.

Complimentary nibbles and drinks will be served, please complete the free registration below if you wish to attend the CPD only, registration is not required for studio visits during the event. 

REGISTER FOR CPD HERE:

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Grestec #CDW22 product launches

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 ranges you explored on our stand, please let us know and we can arrange these for you for delivery next day.

Here are just some of the new tile launches you might have seen on our stand, or if you couldn’t make the event, we’ve got you covered! Click to discover and request free samples directly from our website.

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Chateau One

Chateau Two

Chateau Three

Grestec CDW Inspo booklet.
Explore the Inspo booklet featuring the tile ranges launched at #CDW22.

Grestec releases a new Inspo booklet showcasing thirteen new ranges

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 project. 

New Grestec tile ranges launching at CDW

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 stand PC7, set in the beautiful grounds of St James Church.

Don’t forget you’ll need a ticket to attend, be sure to register for free now!

Grestec #CDW22 product launches!

Here are just some of the products to keep an eye on with 13 new tile launches set to inspire and excite.

Grond Two

Chateau One / Two / Three

Metal Chic

Lamorran One/ Two

2022 Tile Trend Forecast

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 spaces. Recreate the saturated terracotta landscapes from holiday getaways or Moroccan architecture, with warmly toned porcelain tiling.

GROND ONE/ TWO

HARS ONE/ TWO

OLUKI

NEVALI

PALERMO

SAGOL

SCULPTURAL TILES

Sculptural tiles can be applied to accentuate architectural spaces. Choose vibrant shades to create a statement and an eye-catching feature wall, or select a more neutral colour palette for a more subtle and sophisticated feel. The 3D formats offer light reflecting textures that add depth and movements to walls. Play with shapes, patterns, and colours with our selection below:

BINARY

KAWAY

STRIATION

NALAKARA

AVINA

VARIA

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Sustainability is no longer singled out as a ‘trend’ because it has become increasingly prominent in our everyday lives. Sustainable material sourcing is an important aspect that is now integrated into the majority of design decisions. As a planet we are far more conscious about sustainable living and the ways in which we can reduce our carbon footprint, and Grestec is pleased to announce that its working towards a net zero climate impact by 2030 (read more here).

Grestec offer many ranges with high recycled content and environmental certifications including EPD, Leed, ISO 14001, ISO 9001:2005 and Breeam, we have selected a few below.

Please note: We are currently working through adding environmental information to our tile literature, so it’s always best to ask our team, as the range may be eco-friendly even if our literature doesn’t state it yet.

AGRI POZZO - 40%

GADARA - 40%

TITAN - 50%

NALAKARA 69%

Dorado

DORADO 40%

Wilde FMO30075

WILDE - 40%

NATURALLY WEATHERED

Naturally weathered style tiles provide users a closer connection to nature. Purposely worn in, tumbled, un-even edged tiles for a lived-in look can be used to create a relaxed interior style.

HAVASU

HAMPTON

GROND TWO

DYNAMIC PATTERN

For 2022, geometrics are here to stay, with designs embracing maverick, vibrant patterns, and bold colours. Up the ante with dynamic surface decoration that helps to zone spaces and incorporate a creative flair. 

WEIMAR

LIRIO

MATITA

WARM WOOD

As modern Scandi interiors continue to rise in popularity, the inclusion of wood within a design scheme is now much more favoured. Wood effect porcelain stoneware is a great alternative to natural wood, to provide the natural tones of wood and feelings of warmth, but with the high-quality technical properties of porcelain.

LUMBER ONE/ THREE

BLYTON

Mitrewood ABS33571

MITREWOOD

SMOOTH MINIMALISM

Offer calmness with minimalistic stone effect porcelain; ranging from tonal neutrals to slate grey. Grestec offer high quality contemporary porcelain stone tiles that embody minimalism and the pure aesthetics of natural stone, suitable for internal and external applications for seamless designs. 

GROND ONE

MADISON

RADA

WALLPAPER TILES

The concept of ‘Wall Decor’ means reducing the visual perception of joints to create a continuous ceramic surface, resulting in an impressive wallpaper effect. Utilise this style to bring a new lease of life and a pop of colour to interior designs. Our wallpaper effect tiles combine various quirky styles from vibrant tropical prints to floral patterns and classic retro styles.

VISTA ART

ARA

OSISI

DISCOVER THE LATEST TILE RANGES AND SPEAK WITH INDUSTRY EXPERTS

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 TIMES
Tues 8 Feb: 6pm-9pm | Wed 9 Feb: 10am-8pm | Thurs 10 Feb: 10am-5pm

GET DIRECTIONS:
Business Design Centre,
52 Upper Street,
Islington,
London,
N1 0QH
United Kingdom

We have lots of new and exciting tile collections for you to discover, suitable for all situations; commercial, retail and residential. Explore some of our latest ranges below that you can expect to find in our studio.

TITAN

Characterised by the imperfections typical of handmade majolica production, Titan is suitable for a wide range of internal wall coverings

GROND TWO

Earthy clay shades and textures with a tumbled edge, suitable for internal and external areas for seamless application. 

PALFREY

Sophisticated geometry and timeless architectural shapes; Palfrey brings to life a collection of ceramic surfaces that are the perfect mix of urban edginess and natural rigour. 

KERR

Nine vibrant colours in a glossy finish, with a traditional handcrafted style.

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DORADO

Fourteen bold colours with a handcrafted style inspired by the latest interior trends, available in a 50x250mm format. 

HARS TWO

Featuring surfaces enriched with clay effects, available in plain matt and gloss, as well as a decorative tactile option. 

MILLAN

Minimalist, contemporary style with these concrete look porcelain tiles.

WEIMAR

Plain and pattern tiles that enable creative customisations and unique designs. 

Grestec A5 Tile Samples Cards

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!

Our A5 tile sample cards are a lightweight, compact addition to your sample library, designed to take up minimal space. Our sample cards can be ordered individually or as one of our pre-made box sets.

Each set comprises of eight to nine popular tile ranges, each with their own card; these are detailed on our website. Tile swatches are presented on one side and the specification information on the back.

Choose from the following sets:
Design, Architectural 1.0, Architectural 2.0 and Commercial Flooring.
Sample cards can also be ordered individually.

Contact us to request sales@grestec.co.uk, 0345 130 2241. Alternatively you can request a box set on our website.

Autumnal Tones

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 featured below.

1. Skiathos AWS9080
2. Zellige AWI45055
3. Terracrete TMET32136
4. Kokkodis EAAB7599
5. Kokkodis EAAB7598
6. Binary GVY44165
7. Pascal BAP46012-TRI

 

8. Nevali Plain AARp46735
9. Blyton BMN46221
10. Copal SIF41128
11. Nevali Plain AARA46731
12. Binary GVY44161
13. Nave Colour PGY33472
14. Nave Colour PGY33473

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Wey/ Captivating brick shape tiles

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 captivating wall covering.

The high shade variation and undulating surface preserves the perceptions of craftmanship; highlighted by the chromatic range of twelve pleasant tones to create retro-style laying patterns that can be perfectly combined with the most contemporary design. The colour spectrum is versatile thanks to the presence of blues, greens, pinks and greys declined in warm and cold tones that allow you to combine different shades in gradation. 

Wey ensures the advantages of white-body tiles and the decorative features of small sizes: superior quality colours and glazes, ease of installation and maintenance. The richness of the enamel gives the surface intensity, and the small dimensions offer the perfect touch of elegance to the surfaces.

Discover the complete range here.

INSPO BOOKLET / 1.0

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
COCOON
BINARY
WEY
CEPPOTEC
URBAN COLOUR
OSSIDATI
AGRI POZZO
PALFREY
AGGRESTONE
SAGOON

LDF 2021: Grestec Tiles Product Launch ‘Rada’ and Islington Studio Open

LDF 2021: Grestec Tiles Product Launch ‘Rada’ and Islington Studio Open


JOIN US AT OUR ISLINGTON STUDIO DURING #LDF21

Grestec would like to invite you to join them at its Islington Studio for the launch of its new tile range ‘Rada’ and to celebrate the London Design Festival.

Grestec will welcome architects, designers, and specifiers to Studio 329 during the week (20-24 September) serving free alcoholic refreshments while allowing visitors to explore its expansive product range and the latest tile trends with expert technical staff on hand each day.

Grestec will also host an exclusive late-night event on Wednesday September 22, in collaboration with neighbouring BDC showrooms Silent Gliss and Saloni, to celebrate the event; serving free fizz and canopies between 4-5pm. No ticket required.

WHERE
Grestec Studio 329
The Business Design Centre
52 Upper Street
London, N1 0UY

WHEN
20 SEP / 10:00 – 17:00
21 SEP / 10:00 – 17:00
22 SEP / 10:00 – 21:00
23 SEP / 10:00 – 17:00
24 SEP / 10:00 – 17:00

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

During the festival Grestec will showcase its new tile range Rada. These new contemporary porcelain stone tiles embody sophistication, minimalism and the pure aesthetics of natural stone. Available in six tonal neutrals which offer a calm minimalistic look, together with twelve sizes and an external 20mm thick outdoor flooring option. Rada ensures a complete range that seamlessly extends the calming and pale minimalist look, which defines interiors, to the outdoor space. Rada is suitable for almost all commercial situations.

COVID- 19 Service Update 24th August 2020

COVID- 19 Service Update 24th August 2020


COVID-19 - Service update 24th August 2020

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      – All office departments are open, smart working from remote locations and homes.

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      – Deliveries/Collections – our warehouse is open to facilitate vehicle deliveries and collections only and operates strict
      distancing and no personal contact measures. 

      No visitors or unscheduled delivery/collections are permitted on site.

      -UK stock and UK slab stock will be processed through our warehouse with the same criteria restrictions detailed above. 
      View the stock clearance here.

      -Sales and Technical teams have been conducting via video conference facilities, project meetings and product reviews, both are fully available to support our clients through this period.

      -Grestec has a broad European manufacturing base. Currently, all orders are flowing normally. Please check with your sales contact for further up-to-date availability information. 

      -Islington Studio is open on an appointment only system.  Safety measures have been put into place for the protection of our clients and staff. Please wear a mask whist in the centre. Watch this short video for safety measures in place.  

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DOA8B3jhJfw 

       

      -Central London PopUp is open. The PopUp is unmanned and various of samples are available to be taken. If you require to see someone, please call main office 0345 130 2241 to arrange an appointment. Please wear a mask while in the centre.

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COVID-19 BUSINESS OPERATIONS UPDATE

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 work address for your convenience.

For the safety of our customers we are now implementing online video calls for our architects and designers who would like assistance from their area managers, please contact us to arrange.

VISITING STUDIO 329 COVID UPDATE 01/09/2020:

As we continue to follow guidance from the Government, we must ask all those on site to wear a face covering or mask when entering and moving around the venue, from Tuesday 1st September. Please can all visitors wear a face covering or mask until they reach the Studio as well as when using communal areas and toilet facilities.

These can be removed when sitting and eating or drinking at Jack’s restaurant and within Studio 329.

For more information on the way in which we will be extending our guidelines into the event spaces you can find out more at bdc.london/advice

Please note visits to Studio 329 are by appointment only.

 

GRESTEC’S VIRTUAL CHANNEL ROW FOR SPORT RELIEF

GRESTEC’S VIRTUAL CHANNEL ROW FOR SPORT RELIEF


GRESTEC’S VIRTUAL  CHANNEL ROW FOR SPORT RELIEF

This 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 to collectively complete the 23 mile virtual row in aid of Sport Relief.

Sponsor our page by making a donation and help support people living incredibly tough lives here in the UK and around the world. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/grestec-rows-the-channel

Thank you,

The Grestec Team x

SLEEP & EAT | 19-20 NOV | OLYMPIA LONDON

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 look at just a few of the tile ranges we will be featuring at the show.

MATITA - CERAMIC & PORCELAIN TILES

SAGOON - PORCELAIN TILES

VINTAGE ROMANCE - PORCELAIN TILES

LIFE - PORCELAIN TILES

Register your free ticket to Sleep & Eat here, we look forward to seeing you there! For more information please call us on 0345 130 2241 or email sales@grestec.co.uk.

AVENA INTRODUCES TWO NEW COLOURS

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 embossed surfaces make Avena a core material for creating a subtle, tactile interior style with the use of just a single colour. Play with light and shadow created by the three-dimensional patterns to bring any interior space to life.

DISCOVER AVENA

Alternatively please contact us on 0345 130 2241 or email sales@grestec.co.uk for more information or to request samples.

Merry Christmas ?

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, ??

Grestec Tiles

 

 

LONDON DESIGN FAIR | OLD TRUMAN BREWERY | 19-22 SEPT

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 first look at just a few of the tile ranges we will be featuring at the show.

WILDE- TERRAZZO STYLE

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 full body porcelain stoneware. The result is a real interplay of colours that capture and reflect light, enhancing interior spaces. Inclusions of fragments express the beauty of the material that inspired the collection, faithfully reproducing it in a ceramic surface that is extremely easy to lay, maintain and clean.

Five new colours will be launched at the London Design Fair: ​Green, Pink, Coral, Yellow and Blue… for a modern interpretation of the original material.

DISCOVER WILDE ON STAND 10.21 

MARMORE- LARGE FORMAT MARBLE EFFECT

Marmore takes inspiration from the timeless beauty of marble, represented in a 1x2m and 1x1m format; guaranteed to make a lasting impression.

The 9mm thick advanced-technology is available in eight stunning colour options and two sizes 1000×2000 and 1000x1000mm for a luxurious, elegant interior design.

Marmore is the ideal choice for retail outlets, restaurants, shopping centres, large architectural spaces, and any other setting where the design needs to be stylish and striking.

Discover Marmore on stand 10.21.

COSMIC MARBLE- DIESEL LIVING

Make a statement with the new Cosmic Marble; part of the Diesel Living range. Colours, shapes and grain inspired by planets and moons’ surfaces and atmospheres to recreate the cosmic wonder. 🌙 Cosmic Marble is the precious element to give interiors a polished and refined, yet dreamy look.

The cosmic inspired colours include; Cream, Grey, Brown, Blue, Green and Red each with a stunning gold marble blend.

Discover Cosmic Marble on stand 10.21.

Register your free ticket to the London Design Fair here, we look forward to seeing you there! For more information please call us on 0345 130 2241 or email sales@grestec.co.uk.

Discover Wilde; full-bodied terrazzo effect porcelain

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 full body porcelain stoneware. The result is a real interplay of colours that capture and reflect light, enhancing interior spaces. Inclusions of fragments express the beauty of the material that inspired the collection, faithfully reproducing it in a ceramic surface that is extremely easy to lay, maintain and clean.
Wilde stands out for its variety of colours and fragments: marble effect fragments appear like gems and result in elegant, personalised combinations.
The many sizes available (600×1200, 600×600, 300×600 and 200x200mm), are perfect for furnishing not only small spaces, but also larger ones. There are also many colours: from delicate shades like Ivory, Silver, Zinc, White and Beige, to stronger ones like Graphite, Earth and Grey. These are joined by five exclusive shades (available for larger quantities, not as a standard): Green, Pink, Coral, Yellow and Blue… to create a modern interpretation of the original material.
The collection is available in three finishes: natural, polished and structured, making it suitable for most applications.
Discover the range on our website. Or call us on 0345 130 2241 or email sales@grestec.co.uk to requests free samples or a quotation.

Grestec Studio 329- By Appointment Only

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 large format tiles and a multitude of pick-up, trendy tiles placed across the counter-tops to inspire for the next project.

The studio is now closed Monday-Friday opening for appointments only and during the design shows at the BDC including, the Surface Design Show, Sleep Event, Digital Construction Week, Vision London and the New Designers show. To request an appointment please call 0345 130 2241 or email appointment@grestec.co.uk.

 

VISIT STUDIO 329
Grestec Studio 329,
Business Design Centre,
52 Upper Street,
Islington,
London,
N1 0QH
0345 130 2241
appointment@grestec.co.uk

NEW WEBSITE 2019

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 desktop to mobile browsing, as well as a thorough search filter for our products so you can find exactly what you are looking for.

**We are working hard to upload all of our products, however if you are unable to find the tile range you are looking for please don’t hesitate to contact us as it may still be available. In the meantime, our sales team will be happy to send you the PDF specification sheet and images of any tile ranges on request.

If you require any further information or help with the new website please call us on 0345 130 2241 or email sales@grestec.co.uk.

Specifying Tiles for Care and Dementia Projects

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 of tiles assessing their suitability for use in dementia-friendly environments.
Floor coverings are an essential factor when designing a dementia friendly environment as it has an impact not only on the safety and orientation of a space but, when used correctly, can help provide confidence, security and independence.
For a dementia unit, it is imperative to provide the correct colour scheme in order for the patients to feel comfortable. Light reflectance values (LRVs), which refer to the amount of visible light reflected from the walls + floor, play a large part in this. The floor and walls need to contrast by a minimum of 30 points. When designing for people with a visual impairment, good colour contrast between furniture, floors and walls will reduce trips and falls and encourage independence.

COLOUR AND CONTRAST/
Colour and contrast can both be used to enable people with sight loss and dementia to identify different rooms and key features inside and outside of their homes. Good use of colour and contrast can facilitate independent living, by supporting people to find their way around unassisted.

CONTRASTING POTENTIAL HAZARDS/
Colour and contrast can be used to highlight hazards. For example, highlighting sharp edges with colours draws attention to the danger that they may pose.

Step edge that are contrasted to stair treads and risers improve safely by helping to visually reinforce the change from flat surfaces to steps.

CONTRASTING KEY FEATURES/ 
Using a colour that contrasts with the background draws attention to key features. For example, it can be easier to locate and use switches and sockets, railings and handrails that are of contrasting colour to the wall.

Having furniture in colours which contrasts with walls and flooring helps people with dementia and sight loss to recognise where they are and to find their way around.

Having doorways that are in a contrasting colour to the surrounding walls, and door/window handles that contrast with the doors/ windows help people to use them.

Toilet seats in colours that contrast with the toilet and with other nearby surfaces can help make these more visible.

POINTS FOR REFLECTION AND FURTHER CONSIDERATION/
Contrasting edges could be perceived as a barrier by some people with dementia. In such circumstances stark contrasts at floor level might become a hazard. In making changes to a person’s home or living spaces it is important to consider what that person needs and wants, and to achieve the appropriate balance between protecting them from potential hazards and supporting their independence and freedom of choice.

Consideration should be given to how contrast is used to highlight key features and hazards. Using the same colours or ways of contrasting both could lead to confusion. Care must be taken to ensure there is no risk of hazards being mistaken for important features and vice versa. People may not always find it easy to remember the significance of colours, so it may be helpful to have other visual cues in addition to colour and/or contrast differentiation, e.g. appropriate pictures or signage.

VIEW THE GRESTEC PRODUCT INSPO/ CARE PROJECTS BOOKLET ONLINE/

ENTRANCE & EXITS/
Good design of entrances and exits is important for people with sight loss and dementia. With good design of both internal and external entrances and exits, people with dementia and sight loss will be able to move easily between rooms and to enter and leave buildings freely.

DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS/
Entrance matting should be considered when designing entrance and exits, because when a floor becomes wet from footfall, the likelihood of slip related accidents inevitably becomes greater. Adequate entrance matting can significantly alleviate this problem of walked in contaminants. Well structured entrance matting, that has an adequate walk-off length, captures the dirt and moisture at the entrance, and virtually eliminates any dirt, debris or moisture being tracked any further into the facility. People very rarely stop to wipe their feet in a public building so it’s important to factor in, not just the type of matting (such as aluminium, PVC/carpet) but also the length of matting, and whether the preferred cleaning method works best with an open or closed surface design.

Whether in people’s own homes or in care homes, all doorways should be wide enough to be easily accessible for people with different levels of mobility. Additionally, external entrances and exits should be designed to provide easy access to outdoor spaces.

Door thresholds should be as low as possible because thresholds which are not flush to the floor can be trip hazards.

ENTRANCE & EXITS / FLOORS

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BATHROOMS + WET AREAS/
Good bathroom design can support more independence with washing, toileting and personal hygiene. Good design can also help with identification of the toilet and bathroom, especially during the night.

DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS/ 
Low-profile shower trays make it easier for people to get into and out of shower cubicles and present less risk of people tripping. Some people may also find wet rooms a helpful alternative.

Toilet seats which contrast with the toilet and bathroom surfaces help people to find the toilet.

Differenciating doors with different colours can help people identify the location of the bathroom. Supplementing this with appropriate signage or pictures is helpful as some people may not always be able to remember the significance of door colours.

BATHROOM + WET AREAS/ FLOORS

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BATHROOM + WET AREAS/ WALLS

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KITCHENS/
Good layout and design of kitchens can make preparation of food and drink easier and thus facilitate independent living for people with sight loss and dementia.

DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS/
It can be helpful to people to make use of contrast in the kitchen. For example, contrasting handles or knobs on cupboard doors and kitchen drawers are more easily identifiable. Contrast can be achieved using colour, e.g. red coloured handles on white kitchen fittings, or a contrasting tone of the same colour, e.g. dark blue handles on pale blue cupboard doors.

Worktops which are of a solid colour rather than patterned and which have a matt finish to them are easier for people to work at, since matt finishes result in less glare than highly polished gloss finishes, and solid colours reduce the possibility of visual clutter.

Some people benefit from light coloured worktops in the kitchen as lighter colours help to maximise the distribution of light and to make the most of people’s visual capabilities. This is not the case for everyone, so it is important to find out people’s personal preferences when considering changes.

KITCHENS FLOORS/ 

DESIGN TWO

KITCHENS / WALLS

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Introducing Talpa: Quarried shades & decorative textures

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.
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Line, Dot and Mark are the three decorative variations available in each of the four shades; these graphically produced decors give the illusion of texture whilst being easy to clean and maintain. The formats, decorations and surfaces within Talpa can be combined with one another to bring life to harmonious compositions and spaces for a super on-trend, effortless interior design.
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Discover Talpa on our website here and to request samples. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us on 0345 130 2241 or email mail@grestec.co.uk.

2018 Emerging Tile Trends

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 introduce colour into the interior without it being too over-whelming, and to establish an earthy organic style.

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OCCHIO WALDEN ABACUS

 

FRESH GEOMETRIC

Designers are continuously seeking ways to push the boundaries to create something not yet seen before and mixing shapes with materials in a way not yet explored. This year we will see even more irregular geometric tile shapes, in rich bold shades, as well as vintage handcrafted styled shapes. The fresh geometric trend offers a fun bold style to interior designs.

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UNO KREDA ORLA

 

TERRAZZO STYLE

We have begun to see an emergence of terrazzo tiles over the past year, and 2018 welcomes the artisanal style tiles as a key interior trend. The return of terrazzo is inspired by the popularity of concrete look tiles, with fine granules of granite, marble and cement embedded within. The terrazzo style is set to be on par with the Calacatta marble trend which ruled 2017. Discover Merlara and Cocoon porcelain tiles to create the look.

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MERLARA COCOON COCOON

 

DECORATIVE TEXTURES

Subtle surface textures and richly embossed tiles are a growing interior trend that offer a subtle tactile look with the use of a singular colour. These tactile elements can be used to create stunning decorative impressions but with a delicate approach. Floral embossed tiles also add to the botanical trend which emerged in 2017. The tactile patterns combined with the hard surface of porcelain brings a stunning softness and feeling of nostalgia and individuality to any interior space.

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ORLA DIMENSION DIMENSION

 
 

WOODEN PARQUET HERRINGBONE

Parquet floor tiling will be making a huge comeback in 2018, with more designs featuring the trend, predominantly in wood effect. Herringbone flooring adds a great sense of style and fluidity to interior settings for an incredibly modern look. Wood effect tiles have been growing in popularity for a while now, but the formats they are presented in continues to change, keeping the look fresh and interesting.

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DELFINO DUETTO SUSTINA

 
 

HANDCRAFTED STYLE

A handmade style signals a broad shift away from clean, minimal surfaces, to embrace the ‘perfect imperfection’ interior trend. The unique, tactile qualities of each tile brings a stunning, relaxed beauty to interior designs.

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QUORA BINNEY ARAGON

 
For more inspiration visit our Emerging Trends section on our website

Slip resistance/ Pendulum test (PTV) advice

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 conditions because it generates a similar fluid film between the slider and the floor.
-It can be used to accurately test the slip potential on clean and dry or contaminated floors. The test also works with dry contaminants.
-This is HSE’s preferred method of testing, because it is portable and works in the conditions that slip accidents happen.
The pendulum tester is the subject of a British Standard, BS 7976: Parts 1 – 3, 2002.
 
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SOURCES OF REFERENCE
• CIRIA, Safer surfaces to walk on – www.ciria.org • Specifiers’ Handbooks, Internal Floor Finishes – www.cae.org.uk  • Health and Safety Executive – Assessing the slip resistance of flooring
 
UNDERSTANDING PENDULUM DATA
Understanding pendulum data Pendulum results are referred to as Pendulum Test Values (PTV) or Slip Resistance Values (SRV).
When the test is operated properly, the PTV should be interpreted as shown in the table.
This table relates to pedestrians walking in a straight line on a level surface. For other activities or inclined surfaces, the table figures will change.
The slider referred to in the test data is also important. There are two sliders commonly used, one for shod pedestrians, one for barefoot. You need to make sure the right slider has been used.
 
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Table 1: Slip potential classification, based on pendulum test values (PTV
Summary
– The pendulum can be used in real workplace conditions.
– It allows you easily compare clean and contaminated floors.
– The test measures dynamic CoF (how people walk).
– Different sliders are used to simulate shod and barefoot conditions.
– If the pendulum is not set up and operated correctly the data may be misleading. it is recommended operators work to UKSRG guidelines.
– This is HSE’s preferred method of testing because it is accurate, portable and works in the conditions that slip accidents happen

Grestec Studio 332 – Drinks afternoon- 23rd May 2-4pm

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!
 
Studio 332 is a inspirational base for architects and designers to explore new design concepts, discover the latest tile ranges, collate tile samples and gain technical tile knowledge from our informed representatives.
Visit us during the Clerkenwell Design Week.
 

WHEN:

DATE: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
TIME: 14:00-16:00
ADDRESS: Grestec Studio 332, Business Design Centre,
52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH

 
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BDC SHOWROOMS TO VISIT DURING #CDW2018
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SDS18 Lookback

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 at some of the show stopping ranges featured at the show.

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KREDA – LAUNCHED AT SDS

Kreda concrete effect tiles infuse delicate tones with bold shapes. Cool chalky nuances and rhomboid shapes combine to allow endless, spectacular decorative compositions. Kreda is complete with 75x300mm brick and a 200x200mm format.
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HOLBORN – LAUNCHED AT SDS

Geometrical interlocking and chromatic continuity are the basis for achieving new and exciting commercial interior designs. Holborn is formed of nine shades and two exciting formats: triangles and irregular hexagons, which allow for creative customisation and coordination for endless laying possibilities and geometrical compositions.
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COCOON – LAUNCHED AT SDS

Cocoon infuses a classic mix of marble & terrazzo effect porcelain, combining current trends in colours & decors for a stylish look. Available in three stunning flecked shades including white, grey and a deep black terrazzo.

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MOTIVO

The aesthetic appeal of marble combined with innovative micro-textures and 3D patterns for a strong decorative impact.
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Thanks again to everyone who visited our stand and studio at the show, if we can be of any assistance please do not hesitate to call us on 0345 130 2241 or email us on mail@grestec.co.uk. Any requested samples or literature made at the show are being organised for you now and will be with you in due course. If you have any questions, require any further tile samples, or if you would like to arrange a meeting at our London Studio please do not hesitate to contact us.
 
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Join us at the Surface Design Show 2018

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.
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Register with this exclusive VIP invitation for FREE, fast track entry into the event as well as unlimited access to the VIP lounge, a complimentary drink and access to the late night on Thursday 21 September. Register with promotional code SDSINVITED with this link surfacedesignshow.com.
 

Discover Motivo on stand 596

The aesthetic appeal of marble combined with innovative micro-textures and 3D patterns for a strong decorative impact.
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Discover Kreda on stand 596

Kreda concrete effect tiles infuse delicate tones with bold shapes. Cool chalky nuances and rhomboid shapes combine to allow endless, spectacular decorative compositions. Kreda is complete with 75x300mm brick and a 200x200mm format.
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Discover Holborn on stand 596

Geometrical interlocking and chromatic continuity are the basis for achieving new and exciting commercial interior designs. Holborn is formed of nine shades and two exciting formats: triangles and irregular hexagons, which allow for creative customisation and coordination for endless laying possibilities and geometrical compositions.
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Don’t forget to also pop into our London studio whilst visiting the Surface Design Show. We’re on the gallery level next to the food bar.
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Christmas closure ?

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 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 the brand.
 
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SHADES OF BLINDS- DIESEL LIVING

Geometric compositions and refined shading interprets the effect of pleated aluminium blinds for a sinuous, chiaroscuro effect. Shades of Blinds is designed for wall applications that favour metallic tones and matt shades of white, green, grey, pink, black and metallic.
 
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GRUNGE CONCRETE- DIESEL LIVING

Grunge concrete is a hyper-realistic expression of damaged city-concrete and urban cement that’s been consumed and worn over time. Choose cracks, splits and scraping or spoilt and scratched concrete in five cement shades: white, iron, grey, tan and black.
 
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COMBUSTION CRACKLE- DIESEL LIVING

Combustion Crackle is an extraordinary approach to floor tiling with the visual effect and unprecedented texture of burnt, cracked and worn wood. Combustion Crackle is available in 3 decors and 3 colours: beige brown and black.
 
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ARIZONA CONCETE- DIESEL LIVING

Cement effect porcelain enriched with captivating plays of shade on smooth or rough concrete. Arizona Concrete is a collection of surfaces suitable for floor and wall applications that offer many variants and finishes that can be combined for an extraordinary effect. Available in four colours: steel, black, anthracite and greige with three surfaces: smooth, rough and heavy.
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RIBBED- DIESEL LIVING

Ribbed brings a vintage-flavour and industrial style to the interior. Each surface offers unprecedented effects, varying textures and compositions. Ribbed is suitable for wall applications and is available in white, grey and black tones. The monochromatic surfaces are characterised by metallic crazing finishes that lend light to the environment for an extraordinary effect.
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RIBBED OXIDE- DIESEL LIVING

Oxidised, distorted sheet metal becomes a bold and refined decor for daring, eccentric interior designs. The various shades and textured reliefs establish Ribbed Oxide; a ceramic tile collection with a trendy metropolitan style. Available in white, grey, rusty and burnish.
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FENCE- DIESEL LIVING

Iron wire woven effect is the foundation for the new Fence decorative tile range. Macro and micro patterns can be alternated to characterise an interior setting with dynamic, colour on colour, combinations. The metal fence lends a new dimension to give warmth and lightness to the interior.
 
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Would you like to stay on our mailing list for 2018?

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 want to continue receiving our emails, or if you haven’t signed up before click here to renew your subscription.

We don’t want to clog up your inbox with stuff you don’t want. If you’re not interested, just ignore this post.

Thanks, from the Grestec Team x

 
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Key trends at the 100% Design Show

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’ interior trend.

 

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Industrial – Brick effect

 

The strong, explicit look of raw brick creates a modern interior. More ceramics are channelling iron, copper, brick and concrete effects for an edgy, on trend style. The look is easily created by mixing textured surfaces including beaten metals, exposed bricks and rustic woods.

 

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Marble effect

 

Timeless marble continues to trend across interior designs, but now try pairing the luxurious refined marble details with raw concrete materials to bring a new freshness to designs.

 

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Encaustic effect

 

Encaustic effect tiles introduce character and charm to an interior for a vintage yet contemporary look.

 

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Discover the latest tile trends here, or for more inspiration visit our Pinterest page.

LOOK BACK AT 100% Design

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 months so keep your eyes peeled for any updates.

 

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Discover Diesel Living

Diesel Living explores five moods, combined with aged fabrics, canvas and jute, whilst interpreting an urban/grunge style in keeping with the hard rock aesthetic of the Diesel brand.  Tap the below images to discover the ranges.

 

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Launch of 7 new Diesel Living ranges

Diesel Living has developed seven new floor and wall tile solutions inspired by the industrial and metropolitan world. The new ranges were featured as a preview on our stand and will be available in the coming months. Tap the image below to discover the new ranges..

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Thanks again to everyone who visited our stand at the show, if we can be of any assistance please do not hesitate to call us on 0345 130 2241 or email us on mail@grestec.co.uk. Any requested samples or literature made at the show are being organised for you now and will be with you in due course. If you have any questions, require any further tile samples, or if you would like to arrange a meeting at our London Studio please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

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Grestec launch preview of 7 new Diesel Living ranges at 100% Design

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 the brand.
 
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SHADES OF BLINDS- PREVIEW LAUNCHING AT 100% DESIGN
Geometric compositions and refined shading interprets the effect of pleated aluminium blinds for a sinuous, chiaroscuro effect. Shades of Blinds is designed for wall applications that favour metallic tones and matt shades of white, green, grey, pink, black and metallic.
shades-of-blinds-pink-grunge-concrete-scratch-black
 
GRUNGE CONCRETE- PREVIEW LAUNCHING AT 100% DESIGN
Grunge concrete is a hyper-realistic expression of damaged city-concrete and urban cement that’s been consumed and worn over time. Choose cracks, splits and scraping or spoilt and scratched concrete in five cement shades: white, iron, grey, tan and black.
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COMBUSTION CRACKLE- PREVIEW LAUNCHING AT 100% DESIGN
Combustion Crackle is an extraordinary approach to floor tiling with the visual effect and unprecedented texture of burnt, cracked and worn wood. Combustion Crackle is available in 3 decors and 3 colours: beige brown and black.
 
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ARIZONA CONCETE- PREVIEW LAUNCHING AT 100% DESIGN
Cement effect porcelain enriched with captivating plays of shade on smooth or rough concrete. Arizona Concrete is a collection of surfaces suitable for floor and wall applications that offer many variants and finishes that can be combined for an extraordinary effect. Available in four colours: steel, black, anthracite and greige with three surfaces: smooth, rough and heavy.
arizona-concrete-smooth-anthracite-smooth-steel-setting-1
 
RIBBED- PREVIEW LAUNCHING AT 100% DESIGN
Ribbed brings a vintage-flavour and industrial style to the interior. Each surface offers unprecedented effects, varying textures and compositions. Ribbed is suitable for wall applications and is available in white, grey and black tones. The monochromatic surfaces are characterised by metallic crazing finishes that lend light to the environment for an extraordinary effect.
ribbed-ash-wall-combustion-crackle-beige-setting-1
 
RIBBED OXIDE- PREVIEW LAUNCHING AT 100% DESIGN
Oxidised, distorted sheet metal becomes a bold and refined decor for daring, eccentric interior designs. The various shades and textured reliefs establish Ribbed Oxide; a ceramic tile collection with a trendy metropolitan style. Available in white, grey, rusty and burnish.
ribbed-oxide-metal-white-combustion-crackle-black-setting-1
 
FENCE- PREVIEW LAUNCHING AT 100% DESIGN
Iron wire woven effect is the foundation for the new Fence decorative tile range. Macro and micro patterns can be alternated to characterise an interior setting with dynamic, colour on colour, combinations. The metal fence lends a new dimension to give warmth and lightness to the interior.
 
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Discover the new Diesel Living ranges at the 100% Design Show where we will launch a preview of the new ranges. Samples of the range will be available to order and the Diesel Living preview booklet will be available to take away.
 

NEW RANGE: QUORA (coming soon)

NEW RANGE: QUORA (coming soon)


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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. Quora can be used to create a vintage style with a warm mininalist feel for both commercial and residential interiors.
 

Shades available:

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Samples of Quora will be available next week. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like samples and these can be arranged for you as soon as available.
E: mail@grestec.co.uk
T: 0345 130 2241
 
 

Join us at 100% Design

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.
 
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Register with this exclusive VIP invitation for FREE, fast track entry into the event as well as unlimited access to the VIP lounge, a complimentary drink and access to the late night on Thursday 21 September. Register with code VIP906 with this link.
 

Discover Diesel Living on stand (D234)

Diesel Living explores five moods, combined with aged fabrics, canvas and jute, whilst interpreting an urban/grunge style in keeping with the hard rock aesthetic of the Diesel brand. Industrial Glass, Camp, Solid Concrete, Stage and Hard leather are the ceramic tile ranges which work together to form the Diesel Living concept.
Grestec have collaborated with Iris Ceramica to introduce, and exclusively supply the range to the UK’s architectural market.
 
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Discover Industrial Glass

Diesel Living Industrial Glass ceramic wall tiles are complete with a mix of metal and craquelé textures to form innovative, industrial style wall panels. The typical outdoor glass used for industrial windows was the inspiration for the range, and now enters interiors for an extraordinary effect for any bold space.

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Discover Solid Concrete

Solid Concrete is a hyper-realistic porcelain tile imitation of urban concrete with cracks, crazing and variation in shade. The industrial inspiration is expressed in a very strong explicit style; offering a bold and daring, urban option for commercial interiors.
 
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Discover Camp

Camp maintains the well-known military style of the Diesel brand; combining canvas, hessian and tarpaulin effects with the glossy glazed surface of ceramics, and the hard surfaces of stone.

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Discover Stage

Structured, corroded, dented and dulled metal. Stage is distinctive with a checker plate finish, that can be utilised for a revolutionary new style. Commercial interiors that acquire a strong character to impress or make a strong statement with an industrial style; Grestec Stage is the perfect interior solution.
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Discover Hard Leather

Hard Leather offers an eclectic approach to interior design. The porcelain tiles mimic the appearance of leather for an interior with charm.
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For more information or to request any samples please call us on 0345 130 2241 or email mail@grestec.co.uk

Bar & restaurant design inspo

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:
 

SUSTINA / DIMENSION

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ORLA

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ANCOATS

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DRIFT STONE

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SAMAR

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NAVE NEW

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For more inspiration visit our Pinterest page.

NEW RANGE: STYLE

NEW RANGE: STYLE


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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 thickness) in a glossy finish, suitable for residential and commercial internal wall coverings.
 
For more information or to request any samples please call us on 0345 130 2241 or email mail@grestec.co.uk. Alternatively you can view or request samples on our website.
 
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Requests samples of Style here or email to request a quotation.

Landscape Show 2017

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 use. The surface can be installed on dry-fix systems on grass, gravel or sand, with raised installation or adhesive installation: the perfect, eco-friendly solution for outdoor flooring in private and public spaces.
From a traditional 10mm thickness to an external 20 mm thickness, the natural aesthetic extension make it the perfect material and solution for both interiors and exteriors to create visual continuity. The two wood effect tiles in a 400×1200 format are inspired by natural materials and meet the style of any space.