keyboard_arrow_upTAL supplies adhesives to new Virgin Active gym
keyboard_arrow_downTAL supplies adhesives to new Virgin Active gym

TAL’s Goldstar 6 rapid-setting tile adhesive, Keycoat Primer and Fine Epoxy Grout were specified for the installation of tiles at the new Virgin Active Victory Park gym.

keyboard_arrow_upQuick-setting tile adhesive
keyboard_arrow_downQuick-setting tile adhesive

TAL is introducing TAL Goldstar 12, a new tile adhesive based on rapid-set technology, to complement its current range of quick-setting tile adhesives. 

keyboard_arrow_upTiling academy boosts artisan skills
keyboard_arrow_downTiling academy boosts artisan skills

The Norcros SA Tiling Academy in Olifantsfontein, Gauteng, opened its doors in 2006. It is the first institution of its kind in South Africa to offer a formal tiling qualification and it aims to address the absence of an officially recognised training course for tilers in South Africa’s construction industry. Since its inception the academy has equipped 120 learners with tiling and entrepreneurial skills. 

keyboard_arrow_upClay brick for new Midrand mosque
keyboard_arrow_downClay brick for new Midrand mosque

One of the newest buildings currently under construction in the fast-developing area of Midrand is a mosque which is a replica of the 600-year-old Turkish Selimiye Mosque. “When completed, the mosque will be the biggest in the southern hemisphere,” says Orhan Celik, project manager for the main contractor Aksan Property Development. Its construction has been sponsored by a group of Turkish businessmen.

keyboard_arrow_upTile trends at Cersaie 2010
keyboard_arrow_downTile trends at Cersaie 2010

Visiting Cersaie 2010, the international ceramics show held annually in Bologna, Italy, the team from Johnson Tiles gathered insights into current trends in ceramic floor and wall tiles – in styles, sizes, finishes and textures. Jayson Parrott, national sales manager for Johnson Tiles, says overall new product developments noted at the fair could be summed up under the banner of ‘less is more’.

keyboard_arrow_upTiles create colour at Nando’s
keyboard_arrow_downTiles create colour at Nando’s

Tile Africa Contracts supplies porcelain, ceramic and slate tiles, including bathroomware, to Nando’s outlets nationally and internationally. The company recently supplied tiles to new Nando’s outlets in Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth as well as Harare and Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. 

keyboard_arrow_upNano technology in tiles
keyboard_arrow_downNano technology in tiles

Nano technology is being used in the tile industry to produce tiles with increased sheen and colour and a greater resistance to stains. Tile Africa imports Nano tiles, making them available locally through its retail outlets and its contracts division, Tile Africa Contracts. Tile Africa’s Nano tile range includes: Simplicity, a 600 by 600mm double-loaded porcelain tile; Jenna, Layla and Gabrielle, all 600 by 600mm soluble salt tiles; Nano White and Nano Black, 600 by 600mm polished porcelain tiles; and Crystal Snow, an 800 by 800mm porcelain tile.

keyboard_arrow_upProven performance from dustless tile adhesives
keyboard_arrow_downProven performance from dustless tile adhesives

The performance of the environmentally friendly, dustless tile adhesives launched by Chryso South Africa last year has surprised even seasoned building industry contractors.  The adhesives were used recently, for example, for extensive internal and external tiling in one of the new homes at the Waterfall Country and Equestrian Estate in Sunninghill, Sandton. At this prestigious 200ha estate, being developed by Century Property Developments, there is a strong emphasis on environmental responsibility. There are reportedly more than 2 000 indigenous trees on the site.

keyboard_arrow_upTiling contracts in new retail developments
keyboard_arrow_downTiling contracts in new retail developments

The recently completed Elgin Mall in Kempton Park, Gauteng, is an 8 000m² retail development by AJP Group. Tile Africa Contracts Division supplied and fitted 1 700m² of tiles for the mall’s floors, walls and columns. Lugano 300 by 300mm, full body porcelain tiles were selected for the project in light grey, cinnamon and light blue, creating a square pattern on the main floor and passageways. Crystal Black 300 by 300mm polished porcelain tiles were used for the walkways and columns.