With dark shades being a strong trend in interior design, RAK Ceramics has launched Black Beauty, a new porcelain surface that brings an air of sophistication and luxury to the kitchen, bathroom or living space.

Manufactured to be extremely durable, scratch and stain-resistant and very easy to clean, Black Beauty lends any setting a timeless charm. With all the elegance of marble combining with the practical advantages of porcelain, the surface can be used as a striking wall covering or worktop in the kitchen or bathroom.

Providing a brilliant contrast to lighter shades in furniture and fittings and working in harmony with on-trend brassware finishes such as antique brass and gold, Black Beauty displays elegant veins throughout that draw the eye and turn the surface into a centrepiece, wherever it is laid.

In a glossy finish that reflects the light to make the most of any sized space, Black Beauty can be chosen in a range of sizes, including 60 x120cm, 120 x 120cm and 120 x 240cm. The mega slab is ideally suited for installation over large spaces, creating a seamless and grout-free finish.


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A surface that is durable enough to withstand the wear and tear of the busiest of kitchens and bathrooms, and is versatile enough to install in any area of the home, CRL Quartz Pacific Grey joins the line-up of marble-inspired designs now available from CRL Stone.

Pacific Grey is available in a thickness of 20mm or 30mm and can be chosen in a large slab format for using as a kitchen island surface. With all the characteristics of marble aesthetically, including a subtle grey patterning throughout, Pacific Grey combines comfortably with any colour scheme and marries perfectly with other trending materials from brass to glass.

While the marble-effect lends this work surface its understated beauty, CRL Quartz has none of the maintenance issues commonly associated with natural materials. In fact, it is extremely hard wearing, easy to clean and to maintain with no requirement for sealing during the lifetime of the surface.

CRL Quartz surfaces prices start from £250-£450 per square metre.

For more information and free samples call CRL Stone on 01706 863 600 or visit www.crlquartz.co.uk

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About CRL Stone

With 20 years of experience in the stone industry, CRL Stone offers a large range of colours and finishes of ceramic and quartz surfaces.

Ceralsio ceramic is a beautiful, hard-wearing and versatile range of ceramic surfaces that is available in a large range of colours. Offering a large range of advantages such as a strong resistance to wear and tear, scratch, stain and ultra-violet, it is ideal for interior and exterior applications.

CRL Quartz is a beautiful, hard-wearing engineered quartz stone, available in a large range of colours, with a polished finish and in thicknesses of 20mm and 30mm. Inspired by nature itself to meet the current trends and demands of modern living CRL Quartz is non-porous, stain, scratch, heat and shock resistant. It is also very strong and simple to care for, making it ideal for kitchens and bathrooms.

Bushboard’s award-winning Nuance trimless bathroom panels celebrated its 10th birthday during kbb. Nuance is a unique patented collection that is specified widely across all bathroom markets as the leading alternative to ceramic tiling and was prominent on the stand.

This 100% waterproof, trim-less wall panelling system is available in a range of innovative decors. It’s cleverly designed to look virtually seamless thanks to its smart jointing and preformed edges.

No ugly trims are necessary which gives Nuance the look and feel of more expensive or tricky to fix materials. In timed trials Nuance is six times faster to install than ceramic tiling and to demonstrate this Bushboard offers a trial-room installation service for larger contract customers; a service that has produced 100 per cent take-up rate with specifiers.


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Busbboard produce over 25 miles of worktops and surfacing products each week to enhance the homes of customers across the UK.

Retromix is a comprehensive range of porcelain wall tiles which finds inspiration in the geometric shapes of traditional global patterns. It conveys a sense of being handmade, while the designs are brought up to date with modern reinterpretation, making them highly aspirational for use in modern spaces. Developed as a system, the new tiles coordinate perfectly with other VitrA collections. This enables the creation of individual designs, especially for the leisure and hospitality market.

The tiles are available in 15 x 15 and 10 x 10 square format, offering ease of application and a wide range of options to maximise design creativity. In addition to geometrics in B&W, Warm Grey and Cold Grey, the range features signature colours of Lava Red, Emerald Green, Sapphire Blue and Amber Yellow all in deep luscious gloss.

Retromix is perfect for bathrooms, internal home flooring and kitchen tiling or splashbacks.

This is a sector for which VitrA Tiles has a constantly expanding product offering, with the launch of ranges which offer product quality, design inspiration and rapid UK delivery which the contract market needs.

VitrA also unveiled its latest designer collaborations, to include  the new Equal collection by Claudio Bellini and extensions to its popular ranges by Terri Pecora.


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Love Tiles Metallic is a collection of enamelled stoneware flooring tiles and monoporous white paste wall tile lining, inspired by crude steels and metals, with an aura of modernity and urban irreverence.

With a strong personality and unique realism, the chromatic effects resemble the coloured oxide layers obtained through exposure to corrosive agents, depending on the type of metal.

Metallic supports three wall lining tile formats – 45×120, 35×100, 35×70 – and one flooring tile format 59.2×59.2. They are available in the 45 x 120 formats – designed to further emphasize the graphic element.

The diversification of chromatic tones – Platinum, Steel, Iron, Rust, Corten and Carbon – provides an unmatchable range.


About Love Tiles

The brand name Love Tiles was created in May 2008, replacing the brand name Novagres. This recent project, associated to a new concept of emotional marketing, aimed at following a communication and marketing policy started two years before. The challenge was to bond people, through affections, to a way of being and feeling each space within their homes, created by elegant, exclusive and unrepeatable atmospheres.

In 1999, following a set of environmental protection requirements and policies, along with the continuous search for quality, the Quality Management System NP EN ISO 9001 Model for the quality of planning and development, production, installation and servicing – was implemented and the company was certified on September 26, 2001.