Porcel-Thin’s Top 7 Highlights in 2017

With one award-win, another award nomination, five product launches and a showroom facelift, 2017 has been marvellous for Porcel-Thin. Read on to discover more about the highlights of a very successful year…

1 – London showroom facelift

Our two-storey showroom and retail space on Rotherhithe Business Estate, Southwark, London, underwent a revamp to display our award-winning porcelain tiles in the best possible light. As well as a custom-built A-frame that runs the length of the space to display our various large-format porcelain tiles in a range of colours and finishes, you’ll find mock-up bathrooms, shower rooms and kitchens to reveal the wonder of the tiles in situ. Visit our showroom 9.00-18.00 Monday to Friday or Saturday by appointment only.

2 – Five interior design shows

the stone show 207 website home page

Over the course of the year, Porcel-Thin attended five UK trade shows to reveal our porcelain tile magic to architects, specifiers and developers including:  Surface Design Show in February, Ecobuild in March, the Natural Stone Show in April, the Ideal Home Show in March/April and 100% Design in September.

3 – Porcelain tile giveaway joy

We gave away £300 worth of porcelain tiles and made a dream come true for a couple in the North West who were looking forward to tiling their en suite bathroom. When we asked our Facebook fans what they liked about Porcel-Thin tiles, competition winner Rachael Buckley’s commented: “… I love how they absorb less water and dirt – with a busy house this is essential. The fact they are durable is more than an added bonus! I love how versatile they are and that they can be used on both floors and walls! The fact they are more eco-friendly is great ­– we all need to think more about our environment! …”

4 – Tile-Tastic Time at Trimline

Porcel-Thin director Ray Smith giving advice at Trimline vent 2017

To share tiling tips with industry professionals and experience demos from leading tiling brands, the Porcel-Thin team attended Trimline’s showroom in Kent on 22 March. Approved tiling contractor Gary Walsh constructed a wall of our stunning Calacatta marble-effect Book Match tiles, which wowed the crowds, while our MD Ray Smith showed how easy it is to cut and shape our large-format tiles.

5 – Five porcelain tile launches

Tigerwood wood effect porcelain tiles in trendy hospital

In 2017, Porcel-Thin’s tile collections burgeoned with the launch of three new collections and two new additions to existing collections including: Bianco Marble Book MatchJerusalem Aged LimestoneBac-Tech antibacterial tilesLeviathan extra-large format porcelain tiles and Ferrara Thunder Grey Marble.

6 – “Best UK Porcelain Tile Manufacturer”

Porcel-Thin 2017 business innovation award in showroom

Can you believe, at Corporate Vision’s Business Innovator Awards, we were voted best porcelain tile brand UK?! The business publication, with a worldwide circulation of 130,000, has a network of industry partners who helped recognise Porcel-Thin’s revolutionary achievements within the porcelain tile industry and select us as one of 2017’s Business Innovator Award nominees.

7 – Shortlisted for TTS Award

TTS awards logo 2018

Come October, we were over the moon to discover that Bac-Tech – our newly launched antibacterial porcelain tiles – is a Top 20 finalist in the Tomorrow’s Tile & Stone Awards. Public votes will run January to March and the digital magazine’s 2018 Award guide, where you can read more about our Bac-Tech tiles and why they’re worthy of your vote, is now available on their website.

Here’s looking forward to another stonking year in 2018! Wishing you and yours all the best over the festive season, Porcel-Thin.

Ray Smith

26th December 2017