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With over 100 years’ experience, Johnson Tiles has a long history of market leadership. With a dedicated in-house design team and UK based production facilities, Johnson Tiles continues to deliver distinctive new products servicing both the contract and retail markets internationally, all of which is underpinned by our award winning quality and environmental systems. Within the contract market, our experience, service and product range covers all aspects of public and private specifications, from architects and designers through house builders, contractors and distributors.
Our tiles have been used on both small and large contracts for housing projects, schools, universities, hotels, hospitals, industrial developments and the leisure industry. Within the retail market we design and manufacture products for both independent and multiple retailers. We offer the widest choice of ‘on trend’ products, backed up by industry leading logistics and service.
Extensive Ranges of Wall & Floor Tiles
At Johnson Tiles we offer thousands of products, giving you the best choice available when it comes to ceramic wall and floor tiles. But – we understand you’re busy, so for ease we have organised our product portfolio into recognisable groups, each offering its own list of features and benefits, to ensure you get the products that are right for you.
The concept behind the collections is to allow you to quickly and easily understand the product offer in terms of what best suits your project requirements, and budget.
At the beginning of the spectrum we introduce Intro, a collection of high quality wall and floor tiles available in both ceramic and porcelain. Intro offers a stylish yet affordable product range covering both contemporary and traditional design. From the popular Bevel Brick, to the understated Kerastar range and beautifully natural Woodland, there is a style to suit all interior décor projects, big and small.
Secondly, we introduce Select – a design-led collection of wall and floor tiles. Perfect for both modern and traditional interiors, it offers both small and large format tiles, a wide palette of colours, textures and co-ordinating decorations. The Select Collection comes in a choice of high quality ceramic or porcelain finishes. Choose from the modern Chroma, crisp Arctic White, stylish Savoy or punchy Prismatics to complement your theme.
Both the Intro and Select collections are available from stock, which means there is no waiting time to delivery.
The Absolute collection is made up of high-end, contemporary tiles for both wall and floor. Explore texture, colour and scale in both ceramic and high-performance porcelain. Absolute allows you the freedom to create the perfect design solution for commercial and residential projects. All ranges within this collection are available to order within three-six weeks. Perhaps the bold Avoir hexagons in Smoke or Bone could add a stylish twist to a feature wall, or the strong, monochrome palette of Metis will create just the high-level impact you’re looking for.
Johnson Tiles manufactures tiles to strict levels of quality, all of which to comply with the requirements of the appropriate British Standard, and European Norms for ceramic wall and floor tiles.
Strict quality control is an essential aspect of tile manufacture, our systems and procedures have been recognised by the British Standards Institution through its our achievement of EN ISO 9001 Registered Firm Status.
The Queen’s Award for Environmental Achievement.
Johnson Tiles manufactured at Stoke on Trent have achieved ISO 14001 environmental management accreditation and are BSI Kite marked. The company has a strict Environmental Policy and its unique ceramic waste recycling scheme has been widely acclaimed and recognised.
In 1997 the company received The Queen’s Award for Environmental Achievement in addition to several other industry awards for recycling projects. In May 2009, Johnson Tiles was 25th in The Sunday Times Top 60 Best Green Companies Awards having been 27th in 2008. Today the recycled ceramic content in products manufactured at Stoke on Trent is 25%.
Full itemised product details, technical solutions and case studies of recently completed prestigious projects can be found on our website. Also detailed are the range of support services offered by Johnson Tiles, such as specifier CAD design, NBS Specification, Technical Advice and Sampling Services along with our bespoke product capabilities.
Ceramic Tiles for Commercial Developments.
Being in constant contact with the commercial marketplace Johnson Tiles have developed an extensive service that is provided to the architect and specifier, both in terms of product and technical support. Our users also include major contractors, house builders, schools, universities, hotels, hospitals, industrial developers and the leisure industry.
Johnson tiles supply a wide range of commercial and industrial ties including Prismatics and other wall tile ranges that conform fully to BS6431 Part 9 (EN159). The Kerastar floor and cladding tiles range also fully conform to BS6431 Part 6 (EN176) and Swimming Pool Tiles conform to BS6431 Part 6 (EN176).
Kitchen & Bathroom Tiles.
Extensive ranges of bathroom tiles and kitchen tiles are available to the domestic consumer and the house developer. Consumers can find our ceramic tiles in specialist tile retailers, builder’s merchants and DIY stores.
We utilise the most up to date production techniques and machinery, when combined with high quality raw materials and our own internal quality assurance procedures the result is ceramic tiles of the highest quality.
We manufacture our own glaze and ceramic body so we have total control of all aspects of the production process. Our tiles are available around the world and we are proud of our commitment to design, quality and the environment.
Find out more at www.johnson-tiles.com or contact us.
Turning a shell of an idea into a sustainable business model
In our new ‘making it’ blog series we’re inviting three commercial interiors representatives to reflect on the bold steps they’ve taken to ‘Make it. Sustainable’. Here, Lay Koon Tan, the co-founder of ethical brand, Nature Squared, talks us through what it took to stand by her mission of supporting craftspeople, fishermen and farmers in developing nations and unstable industries.
Like Johnson Tiles, Lay Koon Tan’s mission to make a sustainable impact started 20 years earlier. Before environmental concerns were considered mainstream and certainly before there was broader recognition of how intrinsically social impact is tied into the whole sustainability piece. Still, she set about creating demand for a product that simply wasn’t there at the time. Leaving the bright lights of a finance job in the City to pursue - what most would have perceived - an impossible dream.
You can watch Deezen’s editor-in-chief, Marcus Fairs, and Lay Koon Tan discussing her incredible journey in our recent webinar here:
Below, our own sustainability stalwart, Jason Bridges, delves into some of the themes explored in the clip.
Q. Firstly, just explain a little bit about Nature Squared and what you do?
We take organic waste and turn it into solid surfaces, largely for interiors but for other components too. For example, one of our latest projects has been using rooster feathers to create a dashboard for the Rolls Royce Phantom models. We have an expansive library of natural materials we work with - ranging from fruit skins to porcupine spines.
One of my favourite resources is eggshells. Because they’re so ubiquitous and we’re all guilty of throwing them away without a second thought. Creating something beautiful from eggshell inlay has long been a heritage skill in East Asia. But they typically use, perhaps one or two, to make a tiny decorative bird or butterfly. We wanted to do something on a much larger scale with these food remnants because then, not only are we diverting waste, but we’re achieving another important part of our mission: job creation in some of the world’s poorest communities.
Q. So it’s as much about bringing benefits to people as it is on being materially sustainable and the removal of waste from ‘the system’?
Absolutely. It goes to the heart of what we do. Giving people an alternative - a way out. Our two production facilities are based in the Philippines where there is a huge poaching problem in marine protected areas. By monetising waste it offers an opportunity for local people to augment their livelihoods. Meaning they no longer feel the need to poach illegally in order to meet their most basic needs. At the same time, we’re elevating their skills. Fundamentally, our starting point is always the communities that we want to support. Then we look at what their waste streams are, how we can divert them and what we can do with them.
Q. Once you’ve nurtured this craftsmanship and managed to produce something from these quite mundane materials, how do you incentivize people to see the value in waste? Let alone consider it luxurious?
It’s about perception. The things we make are beautiful and we aim for beauty - because the reaction to beauty is visceral. As it is with quality. Taking craft to this level is the ultimate in circularity. We want to create something precious that’s considered an heirloom; never to be disposed of. If the end-product is so stunning that it is desirable in its own right then, when people discover it is made from something unexpected and, actually, undesirable, it evokes certain intrigue. Humans are inquisitive in nature and, in the main, we find this element of surprise only adds to the appeal.
Q. Having come this far, what’s next for Nature Squared? How are you looking to make even more of a sustainable impact?
We’ve developed a mouldable material from eggshell, which we’re excited to launch this year. It can be used for tiles on walls and floors and other 3D mouldable applications. It means we’re using 10 times more waste but taking less time to transform it - and so increasing productivity. After that, our ambition is to make a similarly behaving material from each category of organic waste at our disposal.
Interested to learn more? Watch the Dezeen webinar here
Lay Koon Tan is one of 30 optimistic and enterprising designers, makers and manufacturers featured in sustainability writer Katie Treggiden’s new book ‘Wasted: When trash becomes treasure’. We’re giving away 10 copies of this beautiful coffee table compilation. Follow us on Instagram to be in with a chance of winning.
In our new ‘making it’ blog series we’re inviting three commercial interiors representatives to reflect on the bold steps they’ve taken to ‘Make it. Sustainable’. Here we set the scene by defining the one thing that united everyone of us at the outset.
As we all know, a monumental effort is required to rise to the sustainability challenge. The pandemic has opened our eyes to a new way of looking at waste - on all levels. Questioning how we spend our time, energy and resources most valuably.
The pressure is on, as it should be, to ensure a green recovery. And, as businesses are being urged to shift out of survival mode and pick up the pace of positive change, we’re exploring the extent the pandemic presents a real opportunity to accelerate progress (and keep it that way!). Resisting the temptation to revert to our old ways during times of economic hardship.
As a manufacturer we know only too well the pressures of balancing environmental goals with basic survival. The huge levels of investment it takes to implement the necessary upgrades to existing infrastructure. Not to mention the quality assurance implications of trying to produce a consistent product at scale.
That’s why it has been so interesting to hear from others operating in the same A&D space, but with an altogether different set of challenges. Each and everyone taking massive steps out of their own comfort zones, to sustain, as a business, in the most responsible way possible.
But for all the discrepancies between us, there was one defining feature that clearly united our journeys. And that was the starting point. Having the vision and will to do ‘something’.
From finding new partners and technologies to taking on new challenges and addressing uncomfortable truths, we’ve all had operational and psychological barriers to overcome in the quest to make any indent on what, at times, can feel like an overwhelming and impossible task. Too monumental for any single senior management team to take on in isolation.
We’ve been tackling ‘going greener’ for two decades now and still have great strides to go. But through ongoing collaboration the leaps of faith are becoming less daunting and we’re now making change happen at a pace we never thought possible in the beginning. Our transition to going plastics-free in 10 months is a case-in-point.
Stay tuned as, in our next installment of ‘making it’, we invite Lay Koon Tan, the co-founder of ethical design brand Nature Squared, to talk us through what it took to stand by her mission of supporting craftspeople, fisherman and farmers in developing nations and unstable industries.