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LRV (Light Reflectance Values) explained

Light Reflectance Values (LRV) In architecture, Light Reflectance Values (LRV), are a measure of the percentage of visible and usable light that is reflected from a surface when illuminated by a light source. Why are Light Reflectance Values important? Legislation (Equality Act 2010) require [...]
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Autumnal Tones

AUTUMNAL TONES We're embracing the Halloween 🎃 season with a selection of autumnal tones and materials⁠. From warm orange hues to deeper brown shades together with hand-glazed effects, eco-friendly wood effect tiles, terrazzo styles, 3D feature tiles and stone effects. Discover the tiles f [...]
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LONDON DESIGN FAIR | OLD TRUMAN BREWERY | 19-22 SEPT

JOIN US AT THE LONDON DESIGN FAIR THIS SEPTEMBER This September we’re exhibiting at the London Design Fair and we’d love for you to join us. Come and see us on on stand 10.21 to discover the latest innovations & trends for surface materials. Register your free ticket here. Here's a firs [...]
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NEW POP-UP SHOWROOM IN THE HEART OF WC1

NEW POP-UP SHOWROOM IN THE HEART OF WC1 Architectural tile supplier Grestec has launched its brand new Pop-Up studio in London, WC1. Located in the heart of WC1 and with a brand-new design; the Pop-Up is a base for architects and designers to discover our product range and explore the latest til [...]
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Specifying Tiles for Care and Dementia Projects

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

Talpa porcelain tiles combine the look of natural quarried shades with stunning decorative textures and shapes. The four neutral stone colours in the range vary from pure white to luminous grey and warm taupe to elegant dark brown.   Line, Dot and Mark are the three decorative variations av [...]
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Slip resistance/ Pendulum test (PTV) advice

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

To celebrate the Clerkenwell Design week we'll be serving complimentary prosecco & beer in our London studio on 23rd May between 2-4pm.Our studio is situated just a 15 minute walk from Clerkenwell and will be open for the duration of the show. So please pop by, it would be great to see you! &nbs [...]
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LOOK BACK AT 100% Design

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

Diesel Living has created 7 new floor and wall tile solutions inspired by the industrial and metropolitan world and developed for highly compelling interiors. Diesel Living explores various moods with aged fabrics, whilst interpreting an urban/grunge style in keeping with the hard rock aesthetic of [...]
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Landscape Show 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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