Examples from the Pixel Pop collection

Ceramic Cartoon Creations

The Pixel Pop range from CTD Tiles allow customers to recreate characters from comics, films, games and TV programmes in tile. There are eight designs available: Green Galactic Genius, Green Giant, Magical Baby Horse, Night Vigilante, Red Italian Plumber, Sir Superspeed, Space Soldier, and Thunder Warrior. Each pack has a design blueprint, as well as all of the tiles required. Continue reading Ceramic Cartoon Creations

Del Conca’s Cartoon Capers

Iconic cartoon character Valentina returns in a glamorous tile collection by Del Conca, featuring classic black and white images, and available in two décors. Black and white images with flashes of red recall creator Guido Crepax’s attention to detail. Continue reading Del Conca’s Cartoon Capers

Indigo by Novoceram

Sacré Bleu: Novoceram’s Mood Indigo

When they first order Indigo, Novoceram’s customers will find that fate selects the contents of the collection’s boxes. Some will have a few more Little Red Riding Hoods and a fewer bespectacled dogs, but the final effect will always be perfect. And it is precisely this random distribution that makes each and every Indigo composition unique. Continue reading Sacré Bleu: Novoceram’s Mood Indigo

Novoceram’s Naughty Nightcrawler

In Novoceram animated Gifs to promote the new Jasper range, a thief, picked up by CCTV cameras, prefers to steal Jasper Malt, Ivoire and Gris tiles, rather than other precious items nearby, such as a chest full of jewels, a precious painted masterpiece or the content of a restaurant’s cash register. Continue reading Novoceram’s Naughty Nightcrawler

Tile Humour: Guilt By Association

I’m away on holiday until the 13th February, so I’ll leave you with some tile humour. Well, it may be humour! More years ago than I care to remeber there was much talk of a new single all-powerful association to represent the UK tile trade.  Here Dr Grout shares some of his ‘initial thoughts’ on possible names for this important new body. ADD            Association of … Continue reading Tile Humour: Guilt By Association

Tiling Thesaurus: T – W

I’m away on holiday until the 13th February, so I’ll leave you with some tile humour. Well, it may be humour! Taco: How floor tile manufacturers to dispose of their off-cuts. Thick bed: Fixing technique invented by adhesive manufacturers. Thin set: Fixing technique designed to keep costs down, and prices up. Tools: Hardware designed to make the public believe tiling is far more complicated than … Continue reading Tiling Thesaurus: T – W

Tiling Thesaurus: Q – S

I’m away on holiday until the 13th February, so I’ll leave you with some tile humour. Well, it may be humour! Quality: Obsolete. Term once used by a handful of manufacturers, now superseded by “acceptable”. Quantity: Number of tiles required as calculated independently by customer and fixer. It is standard industry practice for retailers to take larger figure (fixer’s) and add 25%. Quantity surveyor: End … Continue reading Tiling Thesaurus: Q – S

Tiling Thesaurus: M – P

I’m away on holiday until the 13th February, so I’ll leave you with some tile humour. Well, it may be humour! Majolica: I thought I was going on holiday, but I ended up in another dusty tile factory. Mohs: In the scale of things, very important. In reality, totally ignored by one and all. Mosaic: The perfect opportunity to get rid of all those dust-covered … Continue reading Tiling Thesaurus: M – P

Tiling Thesaurus: J – L

I’m away on holiday until the 13th February, so I’ll leave you with some tile humour. Well, it may be humour! Joint: Gap left between tiles. Following development of a new European standard, this gap has been standardised to be “never less than a bit” and “never more than a lot.” Kiln: Cooking appliance capable of producing 3000 pizzas per hour. Klinker: Continental word which … Continue reading Tiling Thesaurus: J – L

Tiling Thesaurus

I’m away on holiday until the 13th February, so I’ll leave you with some tile humour. Well, it may be humour! Installation: Catch all term used to describe all aspects of tile fixing, but in fact sticking six tiles above the bathroom basin. Beloved of fixers wishing to project an up-market image. Interior designer: High trained (should that be strung?, Ed) individual able to grasp … Continue reading Tiling Thesaurus

Tiling Thesaurus: I

I’m away on holiday until the 13th February, so I’ll leave you with some tile humour. Well, it may be humour! Installation: Catch all term used to describe all aspects of tile fixing, but in fact sticking six tiles above the bathroom basin. Beloved of fixers wishing to project an up-market image. Interior designer: High trained (should that be strung?, Ed) individual able to grasp … Continue reading Tiling Thesaurus: I

Tiling Thesaurus: H

I’m away on holiday until the 13th February, so I’ll leave you with some tile humour. Well, it may be humour! Hand made: A second. The retailer’s wet dream; a concept allowing the poorest quality tiles to be sold at the highest possible prices Handi packs: A misnomer, if ever there was one. Hermetically-sealed box, at one time believed to hold tiles, designed specifically to … Continue reading Tiling Thesaurus: H

Tiling Thesaurus: G

I’m away on holiday until the 13th February, so I’ll leave you with some tile humour. Well, it may be humour! Glass Blocks: The ideal solution for the customer who can’t find a single tile they like. Glass Mosaic: Tiny bits of waste glass rejected by the double glazing trade and therefore sold at ridiculous prices. Held together by brown paper, or strips of old … Continue reading Tiling Thesaurus: G