What an incredible week at Cersaie 2019!
As always, the event showcased the latest state-of-the-art trends in ceramics, glazing and bathroom furnishing. The 2019 show focused on colourful marbles, playful patterns, technical tiling systems and unique surface finishes as slab sizes increase, anti slip gets more technical and easier to clean and image reproduction moves closer to 8K.
From large format marble look porcelain which reach the magic PTV +36 to bespoke porcelain slabs that can be tailor made to any Pantone colour, manufacturers have upped their collective game thanks to technological advances and major investment to drive the industry forward.
We spent four days, walking an average of 6 miles per day for 7-8 hours, exploring 18 exhibit halls for innovation and this years trends. During this period, we visiting our current supply partners to report on our joint successes over the last year and our potential projects for the coming year. We also spent time investigating potential new products under the very helpful eye of the commercial buyers in the Multi tile group buying team.
These are just some of the images of the most notable materials in Cersaie 2019!
If you would like samples / information on any of the materials shown, please email [email protected]
This week Strata took the official tour of the new Tottenham stadium accompanied by Johnny Tucker the editor of Blueprint magazine.
Through F3 Architects, Populous and the client team, Strata have designed and supplied bespoke materials for Hospitality areas throughout the new stadium including Premium hospitality, Stratus Lounge and West Atrium and the New Tottenham experience gift store.
The stadium itself is architecturally breathtaking and works on so many levels, as a focus point for the planned Tottenham regeneration and a world class stadium to be home to Tottenham Hotspur and the NFL in England.
Here are images of the day and our materials incorporated into the new stadium.
Due to the continued success and expansion of Strata Tiles we are looking for a ‘Customer Services Order Processor’ to join our team. This is an outstanding opportunity to join an established and growing company.
The ideal candidate is someone who has previous experience in a sales, procurement or customer oriented role – would be an advantage but not essential. Someone with GSCE levels or equivalent in English and Maths, and an understanding of computer systems / Gmail, Excel, CRM Systems.
What will you be doing?
You will be the first point of contact for architects/contractors requesting product information via email and telephone. You will be registering projects with factories and providing written quotations for all requests using our CRM system. As part of our head office staff, you will be liaising with suppliers, hauliers and customers to deliver our products on time and within specification.
What will be your key tasks and responsibilities?
- Respond to quotation and information requests
- Maintain and update the company CRM system
- Registering projects with our suppliers
- Developing relationships with new and existing customers
- Sales support
- Place Orders with suppliers
- Liaise with suppliers
- Invoicing and stock inventory
Personal qualities and skills you should have:
- Ability to adapt and learn quickly and disseminate information to the team through clear and strong communication
- Working as part of the team
- Confidence in building strong relationships with clients and customers.
- Time management skills
- Attention to detail
- Ability to multitask and prioritise with flexibility
- Good general IT skills
- Exceptional customer service and communication skills with a willingness to learn
- Maintaining a good team spirit.
Who are we?
Strata tiles is a supplier of natural stone, porcelain and polished concrete materials with an impressive and well known client base. The company is continually involved with a range of high profile, high value projects and urgently require the right person to assist them, working with their customers and processing their orders.
To apply hand in a CV to [email protected]
(NO AGENCIES PLEASE)
Working closely with Sheppard Robson, Strata Tiles recently supplied polished Ivanka concrete to former Bechtle House (245 Hammersmith Road) – creating a prominent architectural addition to Business Improvement District (BID).
As part of the manufacturing process, the polished panels were cast to bespoke sizes and shapes to match the architectural concept. These are some progress images of the site, with more information to follow soon.
After seventeen years of private ownership as a high quality independent supplier in the high end finishes market Strata Tiles has been acquired by Topps Tiles Group PLC as part of their continued expansion into the commercial and specification sector of the UK marketplace. The Topps Group aims to become the leading player in the tile specification marketplace.
For Jonathan Wiles and Paul Wallis, the original owners of Strata, it will be business as usual backed by the same Strata team that has provided excellent products and customer service for the last seventeen years.
With a significant partner to support our growth plans and broaden our product offer we are looking forward to an exciting period of sustained growth in our business with more focus on the needs of our existing customer base, Topps have recognised the depth of support and customer loyalty within our business and have chosen Strata to aid their expansion into the commercial marketplace.
We are both delighted with this exciting news. It further strengthens our market position and gives us the ability to drive forward with a fresh impetus to the benefit of our customers, our staff and our suppliers in providing an agile and innovative service for our clients. We very much look forward to the future and working with you.
Strata Tiles have been working with the Client and the design team for the new Bob Bob Citie restaurant, sister restaurant to Bob Bob Ricard, due to open this month in the Cheese grater building on Leadenhall Street.
Strata supplied specialist large format cut to size composite stone finishes to the clients designs.
To see images and more information click here
Strata Tiles are very excited that the new Tottenham football stadium is open and attracting amazing response from everyone.
Strata have been working tirelessly with the Architects, Designers and the whole team to provide specialist finishes and fabrication work for key hospitality areas.
For more information and images, click here: Tottenham Stadium Update!
Passenger Terminal Expo 2019 was firmly established as the most highly regarded international airport networking event in the world. It was a significant opportunity for airports, airlines, architects and suppliers to share innovative knowledge and insight through open panel discussions and conferences. In addition to 350+ leading suppliers on the exhibition floor, there were numerous networking opportunities with more that 15,000 attendees from 130+ countries.
Strata Tiles were pleased to attend the 22nd edition of Passenger Terminal Expo in London Excel. They showcased their latest and most exciting tile ranges and tile trends in the industry. Some of the ranges featured at the Expo included Strata’s dry fit system, which is currently one of the most accurate commercial flooring systems in the market – this was featured in their recent Heathrow project. Also featured was Strata’s exclusive composite stone, a modern collection that is durable, functional, safe and reliable.
Thank you to everyone who joined Strata Tiles at Stand 6120 to learn more about commercial flooring. The event surpassed expectations, and we couldn’t have done it without you.
For further information, please visit passengerterminal-expo.com
Automotive retailing takes another step into the future with the opening of a new Ford showroom within the Arndale flagship Next store.
The newly refurbished Next store, their largest site in the country has been re configured for best customer journey with partner specific areas created within the new store, allowing Next to create a new route for Ford to reach their customer base. Within the same store
The store, situated within Manchesters Arndale centre has over 42 million visitors every year is the worlds largest Next store. Strata tiles supplied over 9,000m2 of new flooring including two new custom made mosaic feature floor pads and a new high traffic porcelain, ambient finish Gault tile to give +36 in the wet with easy maintenance during the recent £12million refurbishment..
The Urban concept flooring specified by Dalziel and Pow for Next carries through to the new in store Ford showroom using our porcelain wood alongside the high traffic porcelain Gault to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere with specific zones in the show room to simplify the customer journey and reflect the values of Ford alongside best selling brand Next.
The new Ford store sits in a the refitted and expanded Next store alongside new concessions, including a florist, Gino Diacampo’s prosecco bar, Emily’s Paint a Pot, Costa Coffee, Paperchase stationery and a hair dressers. Next is also in negotiation to add a spa operator and bridal wear concession.
Strata have completed dozens of new polished concrete projects so far this year, we hope the images here can give you an idea of whats achievable from probably the best concrete manufacturers in the world.
Click on the link below to take you to a snapshot of some of our recent projects
Strata Concrete A4 June 2018
Or this link to take you to the product page for polished concrete
Strata concrete cladding and flooring
If you would like to discuss how we can provide materials and input for your project, to order samples or a copy of our new concrete brochure please call 0800 012 1454 or email Strata [email protected]
Middlesex Street, office reception, Strata Ivanka Trinity pattern
Strata Tiles were delighted to be asked to take part in the first charity ride organised by St James and St William Homes to raise money on behalf of the the North London Hospice, the chosen charity for the event and for the St James office since 2014.
the ride itself took in some beautiful countryside around the Chilterns, covering 58 miles and 2,200 feet of climbing, including some well placed strava segments.
The ride started at 9.00 with us all meeting beforehand for the usual cyclists chat and the always welcome opportunity to eye up some bike porn, even if it will probably beat you to the finishing line, (its not a race!)
the weather was very kind, starting slightly chilly but bright and warming up gradually throughout the ride so a great opportunity to appreciate the team kit for the event, see our photos below.
Teams were invited from all of the St James/ St William supplier network, of the 60 people taking part we had 2 reported punctures which must be something of a record.
Strata fielded a four man team and support. Two of our team were complete novices to the sport, borrowing bikes to be able to take part, all of us acquitted ourselves well and made some good friends on the day.
The organisation and wayfaring provided by Alan and his team at Challenge Central was great, no one got lost or was left behind despite some rather steep hills that took us all by surprise. Happily the ride stopped at a lovely country pub for lunch and a similar venue for the finish, the rest of the evening was spent talking carbon and how much better our times could have been for the day…
Naturally we are very much looking forward to next years event and hoping for an invitation
Strata Tiles Sales Manager Mark Hughes recently went to Seville and whilst there visited the Royal Palace Alcázar of Seville.
Located in the heart of Seville’s Old Town with its fountain-filled gardens, ornate arches & 16th-century tiles, telling the story of how these beautiful handmade tiles were made. Mark took some photos to share with his fellow tile enthusiasts and as stunning as they are, we also wanted to share them with you.