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As Global Sourcing Specialists, SRK UK has excellent visibility of the latest trends in the architectural and design specification market, with a central focus on commercial tiles. These articles provide insight and information on those trends.

The Impact of Brexit on Construction (2018)

Regardless of the constant debate regarding Brexit, the fact remains that the UK will be leaving the European market spring 2019. It’s a bold move and one which is laden with plenty of uncertainty; accordingly, many UK industries are experiencing a surge in anxiety regarding the potential fallout of this break from Europe. In particular, the bustling UK construction market – with a workforce rich in European workers – is set to experience a number of changes, so let’s take…

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Commercial Kitchen Floor Tile Options

When it comes to building or renovating a commercial kitchen space, there are plenty of flooring options available and getting it right isn’t always easy. This article will explore the some of these options, focusing on commercial tiles, and look at how professional kitchens, hotels and restaurants benefit from choosing the right tiles for the right areas of their business. Hopefully, the information in this article will help you choose the perfect commercial kitchen floor tile for your next project.…

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Exterior Floor Tiles – Balancing Form and Function

Outdoor tiles are far more exposed to the elements than interior tiles, and therefore require some special consideration in terms of the material and properties when selecting them for your project. While you want to make them visually appealing, you also need to ensure their longevity, and the safety of those walking over them on a daily basis. In this article we’ll provide an overview of what to look for when choosing exterior floor tiles for your next commercial project…

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Black Slate Tiles – A Sleek and Sturdy Option

Black slate tiles are a premium material with a varied portfolio of applications. They can be used to give a high level finish across a range of building applications such as: Roofing Fireplace Surrounds Bathroom Flooring Kitchen Floor Tiles If you’re considering using them in your next building project, then this short guide to black slate tiles will be a great place to start to give you an idea of the various uses, many benefits and, also, their downsides. We’ll…

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Concrete Floor Tiles – A Stylish and Hard Wearing Option

Industrial style designs have become increasingly popular in recent years and use of concrete has risen in parallel with this. In this article we’ll look specifically at concrete floor tiles, providing an overview of: Some of the areas that concrete tiles are used Advantages of concrete floor tiles Tiles vs. poured concrete Concrete effect floor tiles What Are Concrete Tiles Typically Used For? Typically concrete tiles are used for roofing and have been ever since their introduction in the 1840s…

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Designing Successful Swimming Pool Surrounds

In luxury homes, hotels and spas around the world, swimming pools have become a stand out feature that is used to differentiate from the competition. Traditional, plain white pool areas are becoming less and less common as more focus is given to the design of swimming pool surrounds. Commercial property developers are keen to introduce these high end design elements to other projects. In this article we’ll look at: Why people are focusing on getting away from the norm How…

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Commercial Tiles: Find the Perfect Options for Your Project

Tiling can be a deciding factor in the success of any build and with such a vast number of options available, finding the right commercial tiles for your project can be challenging. In this article we’ll run through some of the key things to look out for, hopefully making the process slightly easier. Specifically we’ll look at: Buying considerations for commercial tiles Commercial tile materials Anti-slip properties Key Buying Considerations for Commercial Tiles A well tiled environment should provide many…

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Understanding Anti Slip Tiles – Putting Safety First

In any commercial build, the safety of your users has to be a number one concern. If you’re designing or building an environment where the floor is likely to get wet, even if just from condensation, then anti slip tiles are a must. Understanding the complexities of anti-slip surfaces will help you to choose the right commercial tiles for your project. In this article we’ll look at: What makes a tile anti-slip? When you should use anti-slip tiles Anti-slip coatings…

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