Architect and Builder Magazine South Africa March/April 2015 - Page 70
the latest news and products from the commercial interior industry
JOHNSON TILES AND TILE
AFRICA CONTRACTS ADD
FLAVOUR TO NANDOS’
DESIGN INDABA STAND
Johnson Tiles, in collaboration
with Tile Africa Contracts, the
commercial division of Tile Africa,
supplied a custom-made tile for the
Nandos’ stand at Design Indaba.
In line with the purpose of the
Design Indaba expo, which is
all about taking creativity to the
next level, the aim was to supply
a trendy and modern tile. The tile
also needed to fit the design of the
stand, which had a very bold design
as well as modern light fixtures.
“We supplied a custom-made ceramic tile with octagonal patterns
and small inserts. The tile also had
three shades of blue, white and
grey,” said Tharien Smith, New
Product Designer at Johnson Tiles.
“The industry is moving away
from plain tiles and we are
seeing more pattern.
Our inkjet printer
was used for this
this allowed us
to include photorealistic patterns and
motifs that were printed
directly onto the tile surface
before firing,” says Smith.
NEOLITH LAUNCHES EXCITING NEW COLOURS
NEOLITH compact sintered surfaces, the largest format porcelain slab brand on
the market, will be adding exciting, new marble and concrete-inspired colours to their
With the demand for marble reaching fever pitch in design and even fashion circles,
NEOLITH has now made it possible to achieve the look of marble with all the durability
of compact sintered surfaces. Calacatta offers the look of traditional Calacatta marble,
showing off a white background with intricate narrow and wide grey veining patterns,
while Pulpis captures the mushroom tones and winter white veining of Pulpis marble.
The industrial, concrete look has also become a strong element in urban design
schemes, but using real concrete can make for a dusty interior. Cement finishes
are also susceptible to chips and cracks. NEOLITH slabs don’t emit dust or residues
and are chip and crack resistant, so can offer the look of concrete without any of the
disadvantages. Beton will be added to the existing concrete colour palette, providing a
more textured design.
Iron Moss and Nero are the final additions to the NEOLITH range, offering consumers
and commercial designers a new, metallic, textured look and a flat, black surface for even
more design options.
At 3.2m x 1.5m, NEOLITH is the largest format porcelain slab available in South Africa
and is ideal for use as countertops, flooring, wall cladding and paving. NEOLITH can be
used indoors and outdoors and is perfect for creating a holistic design scheme.
NEOLITH is exceptionally heat resistant, withstanding up to 1,000°C without cracking,
burning or thermal shock. Its attractive, matte, non-slip finishes make it a safe option for
paving or flooring and a design-conscious choice for kitchen countertops.
In terms of hygiene, NEOLITH is virtually non-porous, which prevents bacteria and
dirt from impregnating the surface. Slabs are available in 6mm and 12mm gauges, with
12mm slabs preferable when designing countertop installations.