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Inside we examine revived interest in colour and the principles of maximalism, and the enhanced potential for use of unique tile designs in every element of our built environment. We also examine past and present facade installations including several contemporary ventilated facades.
We look at the key attributes of tile and how tile can last for the life of the structure. We also review a variety of new tiles and installation products, including ‘New Systems for Installing Ceramics’.
We tackle surface reflectivity (optical hazing), and the challenge of providing adequate drainage to floors laid with large format tiles.
We interview Fabian Morgan of Ardex Australia and members of the Tile Power team, and Michael Haranis from new cement tile and slab manufacturer ‘Boss Architectural’, while Alex Njoo converses with architect Allan Powell.
Readers can comment on Tile Today at our new blog, which David Stock writes about on page 46. David also writes about key markets in Western Asia. While our feature on page 90 ‘The Role of Design in the Ceramic Sector’ indicates a lack of initiative by many leading manufacturers. Finally, we remind readers about the increased focus on tile and stone, which will be evident at designEX 2014 in Sydney, where dedicated industry seminars and awards will feature.
Anthony Stock, Publisher