Kebur visit Italian trade shows

In September Cliff and Ian headed to Italy to attend a couple of international trade shows. Firstly they visited the Cersaie exhibition in Bologna. A huge show with many, many ceramic tile manufacturers showcasing their new products. Ceramics is a big industry in Italy and most of the exhibitors were Italian, whilst there were also representatives from other nations including Spain and Germany. The use of porcelain for external paving has been commonplace in Europe for the last few years and more and more it is being used in this country due to it’s low maintenance. Improved technology has also meant that more high quality finishes can be applied to the porcelain nowadays and so there are many designs to choose from. Whilst the majority of exhibitors were concentrating on internal tiles a substantial number of manufacturers were displaying 20mm thick outdoor paving. A number of products are under consideration, so look out for the new Kebur Porcelain range coming soon! The second show they attended was the Marmomacc Fair in Verona. This show, in it’s 51st edition is the largest dedicated to the natural stone business in the world and attracts exhibitors and visitors from all over the world. The show has four sections; Machinery & Equipment, Tools & Chemicals, Unprocessed Stone and finally what is of interest to us; Stone & Design. The show represents an excellent chance for us to catch up with existing suppliers and also meet potential new ones with their latest products and ideas. Of course not all Natural Stone is suitable to be used as external paving in the UK, but there are a number of new...

Madera Porcelain Collection

This year Bradstone have brought out a number of new products, one of which is the Madera Porcelain Range. These contemporary slabs are available in a Birch and Oak shade and come in 900 x 225 x 20mm. This beautiful linear paving fits in with the latest paving fashions, it has the appearance of traditional wood without any maintenance issues. The porcelain slabs are fired up at 1400 degrees making them extremely hard wearing, ideal for anyone who wants a sophisticated practical garden. It is weather and colour fading resistant so it’s not only maintenance free but will last for many years. Available on the website within the next few weeks, if you have any further questions please call us on 01252 517571 or email us on