TTA to host demo zone at The Tiling Zone

September sees the launch of the UK’s first dedicated tiling event for many years.


The Tiling Show is to be held at the Harrogate International Centre from 18th to 20th September and will run alongside The Flooring Show, an event which has been running for 52 years and is still seeing year-on-year visitor number increases.

Ian Kershaw, Chairman of The Tile Association, says: “The TTA is delighted to be partnering with the prestigious Harrogate Flooring Show to create the first-ever Tiling Show. After a number of years without a dedicated tiling event for the UK market, we view the launch of The Tiling Show as a very welcome development.

“It will be somewhere that our members and others in the tiling sector can do business, network, learn about the key trends and view product demonstrations. We are committed to playing our part in developing The Tiling Show into a new and unique platform for our industry.”

As well as having a fully-staffed stand at The Show, the TTA will be running a Demonstration Zone, which is likely to become a key attraction for every visitor to the Show. The Zone will host a packed programme of demonstrations running throughout each of the first two days of the Show and until lunchtime on the third day. Presenting companies include BAL and Warmup.

The topics covered will include the cutting of tiles, decoupling mats, large format tiles, expansion joints, wet rooms, mosaics, epoxy grouts and the use of natural stone tiles.

Dave Rowley from BAL will be presenting on:

18th September –

10.30 Introduction and Application of Levelling Compounds (BAL LEVEL MAX) over Heated Cables

15:00 Fixing of Large Format Porcelain Tiles (BAL STONE AND TILE PTB)

19th September –

13:30 Fixing of Ceramic Glass Mosiacs (BAL MAX FLEX FIBRE)

15:00 Grouting Mosiacs (BAL MICROMAX2)


The full programme of seminars in the TTA Demo Zone is to be found on the Show website