NEW SUPER-SIZED TILES In response to the latest tile trends, FILA has introduced a new recommended care solution for large and extra-large format porcelain and ceramics. The new programme includes FILA products for a surface Builder’s Clean – and for cleaning of the tile back, to remove possible suction cup marks – as well as treatments for ongoing maintenance.


AWARD Porcel-Thin has been named as Best Porcelain Tile Manufacturer – UK by Corporate Vision in their esteemed Business Innovator Awards 2017.

Designed to honour pioneers of the corporate sphere who strive to achieve exceptional results, the 2017 Corporate Vision’s Business Innovator Awards celebrate the commitment and talent displayed by trailblazers such as London-based Porcel-Thin over the last 12 months.

Corporate Vision (CV) is dedicated to giving remarkable companies from the business world their deserved time in the spotlight. With a global circulation of 130,000 and more than 551,000 page views in the last 12 months, the business publication combines everything from expert opinion and analysis to corporate case studies and the experienced CV team is well placed to crown worthy organisations with such revered accolades.

Votes, gathered from CV’s network of respected industry partners, as well as their thorough in-house research, unite to comprise the list of Business Innovator Award nominees each year. Porcel-Thin believes that the launch of Bac-Tech – their antibacterial porcelain tiles – and the introduction of countless other thin porcelain tiles to their growing collection have gone a long way to securing this award win.

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The new programme, which ensures a pristine installation and easy ongoing maintenance, is carried out using DETERDEK and/or FILACR10; FILAPS87 and FILACLEANER. DETERDEK is a safe and fumeless acid solution that’s free from hydrochloric acid; it removes cementitious deposits and building site dirt.

As well as cleaning the face of the tile after grouting, FILA also

recommends using DETERDEK to pre-clean the back of the tile before installation, to remove impurities and ensure good adhesion. After installation, DETERDEK is used to remove adhesive and cementitious grout residues or FILACR10 to safely and effectively remove epoxy residues, whilst FILAPS87 – an alkaline-based deep cleaner – removes possible marks left by suction cups.

For ongoing maintenance, concentrated FILACLEANER can be used diluted for a no-rinse clean or at a lower dilution for a deep clean. The pH-neutral detergent leaves no residue and does not contain a ‘maintainer’, which can attract dirt and make ongoing maintenance difficult. FILAPS87 can also be used for periodic cleans, to remove organic dirt, stubborn stains and wax.

Corporate Vision said: “We’re fiercely passionate about recognising outstanding achievement, game- changing innovation and stellar performance, and all of our awards are carefully tailored to provide detailed and in-depth analysis of the very best each market, industry, sector and region has to offer.

“We take choosing our winners very seriously and every single one is chosen on merit. Each award is carefully scrutinised, from a nominee's region to their performance over the past 12 months, their commitment to innovation, their methods and even their competition to ensure that only the most deserving firms walk away with one of our prestigious trophies.”

When presented with the Best Porcelain Tile Manufacturer – UK award, Porcel-Thin’s Managing Director, Ray Smith, commented: “We’re delighted to win this award. The Porcel-Thin brand has a lot to offer with its lightweight yet incredibly strong porcelain tile technology and easy to use large-format design.

“We want to continue to make Porcel-Thin the go-to wall and floor tile brand, offering quality, safety and style for projects indoors and outdoors. It’s fantastic for Porcel- Thin to be recognised as the best manufacturer of porcelain tiles. Here’s to another excellent year and many more tile collections for our award-winning portfolio!”

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