JOHNSON TILES

HAREWOOD STREET
TUNSTALL
STOKE ON TRENT
STAFFORDSHIRE ST6 5JZ

Tel: 01782 575575
Fax: 01782 577377

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Johnson Tiles

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.

 

Intro Collection 

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.

 

Select Collection

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.

 

Absolute Collection

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.

 

Quality Standards

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%.

 

Technical Support

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.

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SKIRTINGS Coved Skirtings
STAIR NOSINGS Ceramic Tile .
STAIRTREADS Ceramic .
STEP TREADS Ceramic Tile .
SWIMMING POOL Accessories Ceramic .
SWIMMING POOL Lining Tiles .
SWIMMING POOL Lining Tiles Custom Design
SWIMMING POOL Lining Tiles Frostproof
SWIMMING POOL Lining Tiles Mosaic
SWIMMING POOL Surrounds .
SWIMMING POOL Surrounds Ceramic Tile
SWITCHES ELECTRIC Luminous .
TILE EDGE TRIMS Profiles for Ceramic Tiles .
TILES FLOOR Floor Tiles .
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TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Antibacterial Antimicrobial
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Basketweave Effect
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: BS EN 14411
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: BS EN 176
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Chemical Resisting
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Custom Design
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: DDA Guidelines EQUALITY ACT DOC M
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Decorative Elements
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Exterior External
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Food Preparation Areas
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Food Processing EC Directive 93/43
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Frost Resistant
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Geometric
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Glazed
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Granite Appearance
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Hand Decorated
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Hexagonal
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Hygienic
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Incised Decoration
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Industrial
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Large Format
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Marble Appearance
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Matt
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metallic Effect
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Rectangular: 500mm x 300mm x 3.5mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Rectangular: 600 mm x 100mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Rectangular: 600 mm x 150mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Rectangular: 600 mm x 200mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Rectangular: 600 mm x 400mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Rectangular: 600mm x 300mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Rectangular: 660 mm x 330mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Rectangular: 666 mm x 165mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Rectangular: 666 mm x 333mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Rectangular: 666 mm x 45mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Rectangular: 900mm x 150mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Rectangular: 900mm x 300mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Rectangular: 900mm x 450mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Rectangular: 900mm x 600mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Rectangular:1000mm x 500mm x 3.5mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Rectangular:1200mm x 600mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Rectangular:1800mm x 300mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Rectangular:1800mm x 600mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Rectangular:3000mm x 1000mm x 3.5mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Square: 150mm x 8.5mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Square: 150mm x 11mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Square: 200mm x 8.5mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Square: 200mm x 10mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Square: 200mm x 12mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Square: 300mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Square: 305mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Square: 316mm x 8mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Square: 325mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Square: 333mm x 8mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Square: 333mm x 9mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Square: 400mm x 8mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Square: 400mm x 9mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Square: 400mm x 10mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Square: 440mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Square: 450mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Square: 457mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Square: 500mm x 3.5mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Square: 600mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Square: 900mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Metric Square:1000 mm x 3.5mm
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Mosaic
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Mosaic Appearance
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Natural Stone Appearance
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Octagonal
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Porcelain - See also TILES, FLOOR: Porcelain
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Ribbed Effect
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Riven Finish
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Round Edge
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Skirting
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Slate Appearance
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Slip Resistant
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Sports Changing Areas
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Step Treads
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Tactile
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Trapezium
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Unglazed
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Victorian Appearance
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Vitrified
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Vitrified Granite Appearance
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Vitrified Marble Appearance
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Vitrified Slate Appearance
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Vitrified Stone Appearance
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Wet Areas
TILES, FLOOR Ceramic: Wood Effect
TILES, FLOOR Glass Mosaic .
TILES, FLOOR Mosaic .
TILES, FLOOR Porcelain: Full Body Porcelain
TILES, FLOOR Porcelain: Glazed Porcelain
TILES, FLOOR Porcelain: Homogeneous Porcelain
TILES, FLOOR Porcelain: Large Format Thin Porcelain
TILES, FLOOR Porcelain: Unglazed Porcelain
TILES, FLOOR Stone Conglomerate .
TILES, FLOOR Stone Conglomerate Large Format
TILES, FLOOR Tactile Hazard Surface Warning Pedotactile
TILES, SWIMMING POOL BS 6431:1984 Part 2 .
TILES, WALL Ceramic .
TILES, WALL Ceramic Antibacterial Antimicrobial
TILES, WALL Ceramic Antique Appearance
TILES, WALL Ceramic Basketweave Effect
TILES, WALL Ceramic Bevelled Edge
TILES, WALL Ceramic BS EN 14411
TILES, WALL Ceramic BS EN 176 Group B1
TILES, WALL Ceramic Crackle Glaze
TILES, WALL Ceramic Curved
TILES, WALL Ceramic Custom Design
TILES, WALL Ceramic DDA Guidelines EQUALITY ACT DOC M
TILES, WALL Ceramic Decorative
TILES, WALL Ceramic Decorative Borders
TILES, WALL Ceramic Decorative Elements
TILES, WALL Ceramic Decorative Inserts
TILES, WALL Ceramic Edging
TILES, WALL Ceramic Exterior External
TILES, WALL Ceramic Frost Resistant
TILES, WALL Ceramic Full Body Porcelain
TILES, WALL Ceramic Glazed Porcelain
TILES, WALL Ceramic Granite Appearance
TILES, WALL Ceramic Hand Decorated Feature Panels
TILES, WALL Ceramic Hand Made Appearance
TILES, WALL Ceramic Heavy Duty
TILES, WALL Ceramic Heritage Glaze Matching
TILES, WALL Ceramic Heritage Historic Sites
TILES, WALL Ceramic Heritage Purpose Made Bespoke Custom Made
TILES, WALL Ceramic Hexagonal
TILES, WALL Ceramic High Glaze
TILES, WALL Ceramic Homogeneous Porcelain
TILES, WALL Ceramic Hygienic Applications
TILES, WALL Ceramic Industrial
TILES, WALL Ceramic Large Format
TILES, WALL Ceramic Large Format Thin Porcelain
TILES, WALL Ceramic Marble Appearance
TILES, WALL Ceramic Matt
TILES, WALL Ceramic Metallic Effect
TILES, WALL Ceramic Metallic Finish
TILES, WALL Ceramic Mosaic
TILES, WALL Ceramic Mosaic Appearance
TILES, WALL Ceramic Multi Tile Panels Custom Sizes
TILES, WALL Ceramic Natural Stone Appearance
TILES, WALL Ceramic Porcelain
TILES, WALL Ceramic Raised Surface/3D
TILES, WALL Ceramic Ribbed Effect
TILES, WALL Ceramic Round Edge
TILES, WALL Ceramic Skirting
TILES, WALL Ceramic Slim Format
TILES, WALL Ceramic Textured Surface
TILES, WALL Ceramic Trapezium
TILES, WALL Ceramic Unglazed
TILES, WALL Ceramic Victorian Reproduction
TILES, WALL Ceramic Vitrified
TILES, WALL Ceramic Wet Areas
TILES, WALL Ceramic Wood Effect
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Imperial Sizes:
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 200mm x 100mm x 6.5mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 200mm x 100mm x 8mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 200mm x 300mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 300mm x 100mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 300mm x 200mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 320mm x 300mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 330mm x 250mm x 8mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 360mm x 275mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 400mm x 100mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 400mm x 150mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 400mm x 200mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 400mm x 250mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 400mm x 300mm x 10mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 450mm x 250mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 500mm x 200mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 500mm x 300mm x 3.5mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 560mm x 305mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 600mm x 100mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 600mm x 150mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 600mm x 200mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 600mm x 250mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 600mm x 300mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 600mm x 400mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 660mm x 330mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 666mm x 165mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 666mm x 333mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 666mm x 45mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 675mm x 450mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 700mm x 350mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 740mm x 300mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 750mm x 125mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 750mm x 250mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 750mm x 310mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 900mm x 150mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 900mm x 300mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 900mm x 450mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes: 900mm x 600mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes:1000mm x 500mm x 3.5mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes:1200mm x 600mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Rectangular Metric Sizes:3000mm x 1000mm x 3.5mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Square Imperial Sizes:
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Square, Metric Sizes: 100mm x 6.5mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Square, Metric Sizes: 100mm x 8mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Square, Metric Sizes: 100mm x 10mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Square, Metric Sizes: 150mm x 6.5mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Square, Metric Sizes: 200mm x 6.5mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Square, Metric Sizes: 200mm x 9mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Square, Metric Sizes: 200mm x 10mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Square, Metric Sizes: 300mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Square, Metric Sizes: 305mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Square, Metric Sizes: 310mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Square, Metric Sizes: 400mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Square, Metric Sizes: 430mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Square, Metric Sizes: 450mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Square, Metric Sizes: 457mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Square, Metric Sizes: 500mm x 3.5mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Square, Metric Sizes: 600mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Square, Metric Sizes: 800mm
TILES, WALL Ceramic by Sizes: Square, Metric Sizes:1000mm x 3.5mm
TILES, WALL Glass Mosaic .
TILES, WALL Glass Tiles .
TILES, WALL Metal .
TILES, WALL Porcelain: .
TILES, WALL Porcelain: Unglazed Porcelain
TILES, WALL Stone Conglomerate .
TILES, WALL Stone Conglomerate Large Format
ABSOLUTE COLLECTION Porcelain Tiles
ALICE Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
ANTIQUE Glazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
ARCTIC WHITE Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
ARICH Unglazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
ARTISAN Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
ASHLAR Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
ATRIUM Glazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
AVOIR Glazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
BAKER STREET Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
BAROQUE Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
BASELINE Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
BEATRICE Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
BERGEN Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
BEVEL Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
BEVEL BRICK Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
BORDERS Glass, Natural Stone and Ceramic Wall Tiles
BOTANICALS Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
BOUNDARY Glazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
BRICS Glazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
BUCKINGHAM Porcelain Tiles
CAMBRIDGE Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
CANCRI Unglazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
CENTAURUS Unglazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
CHROMA Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
CITY TOUCHSTONE Glazed Ceramic and Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
CLASSICS Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
CONCEPT Glazed Vitrified Wall and Floor Tiles
CONGLOMERATES Unglazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
COUNTRY RUSTIC Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
COUNTRY STONES Glazed Vitrified Wall Tiles
COUNTY Glazed Ceramic and Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
CRISTAL Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
DELFT Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
DELTA Unglazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
DEVONSHIRE Glazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
DISTRICT Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
DRIFT Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
DUO Glazed Porcelain Wall Tiles
ECHO Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
EMINENCE Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
ENGRAVINGS Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
ENSTONE Glazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
FITZROVIA Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
FLARE Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
FORM Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
FORMATIONS Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
GLIDE Glazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
GRAIN Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
GRASMERE Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
HARBOUR Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
HEX25 Glazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
HUDSON Glazed Ceramic and Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
INTRO COLLECTION Floor & Wall Tiles
JEWELSTONE Glass and Natural Stone Wall Tiles
KENSINGTON Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
KERASTAR Unglazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
KIELDER Glazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
LAGOS Glazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
LATITUDE Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
LOFT Glazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
LOUISE Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
LUSTRE Glazed Ceramic and Vitrified Floor and Wall Tiles
MELFORD MARBLE Glazed Ceramic and Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
METIS Glazed Porcelain Wall Tiles
MICROS Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
MINERALS Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
MINTON HOLLINS Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
MODE Unglazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
MODERN Unglazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
MONOCHROME Glazed Ceramic and Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
NATURAL MOSAICS Natural Stone Wall Tiles
NATURAL TONES Glazed Ceramic and Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
NEPTUNE Unglazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
ONE Glazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
OPAL WHITE Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
OXIDE Unglazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
PARADE Unglazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
POLAR Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
POOLS Glazed Porcelain Pool and Cladding Tiles
PRISMATICS Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
REFINE Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
RIVEN Glazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
RIVERSTONE Glazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
ROKER Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
SAGITTARIUS Unglazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
SAGITTARIUS SLIM Unglazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
SAGITTARIUS SLIM GOUACHE Unglazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
SAGITTARIUS SLIM LINES Unglazed Porcelain Wall Tiles
SAGITTARIUS SLIM MAUK Unglazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
SAGITTARIUS SLIM WAVES Unglazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
SANCTUARY Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
SAVOY Glazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
SCRIPT Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
SELECT COLLECTION Glazed Ceramic Wall and Floor Tiles
SELENE Glazed Porcelain Wall Tiles
SHIMMER Glazed Vitrified and Ceramic Wall and Floor Tiles
SIENA Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
SOHO Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
SOKRATES Unglazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
STONEWORK Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
STRANDS Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
STRATUM Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
STREET Glazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
STUDIO Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
SUBSTANCE Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
SUBWAY LAB Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
SYMMETRY Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
TACTILE Unglazed Porcelain Floor Tiles
TERES MOSIAICS Glass Wall Tiles
TERRAZZO Glazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
TETRA Unglazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
THREADS Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
TONES Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
TUNDRA Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
URBAN CHIC Glazed Porcelain Wall and Floor Tiles
URBANIQUE Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
VIVID Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
WILLIAM MORRIS Glazed Ceramic Wall Tiles
ZEPPELIN Glazed Ceramic Wall and Floor Tiles

Turning a shell of an idea into a sustainable business model

February 2021

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:

https://youtu.be/AFgl9LMuzIE

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.

New beginnings

January 2021

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.

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