RIBA CPD Showcase eBulletin

Floor finishes

The following CPD materials have all been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
Bactericide Tiles and their Applications
Seminar, by Grespania UK Ltd
What is a bactericide tile? What strengths can porcelain offer as a covering material? This presentation details how large formats reduce grout lines and how various applications/solutions can improve the general health and wellbeing of healthcare facilities and their residents through smarter architectural design.

Grespania ceramica is a global supplier of porcelain and ceramic tiles, and market leader in terms of manufacturing, sustainability, design and quality. The company prides itself on these four core values and has over 40 years’ experience. Its technical solutions department prides itself on offering the right solution for each project.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30-40 minutes.
Factory Tour: Safety Flooring: Innovation in Manufacturing Product Design
Factory Visit, by Altro
This tour of a manufacturing plant and laboratories focuses on how safety flooring is manufactured and new products are developed. It also provides guidance on issues, legislation and standards affecting the specification of safety flooring.

Altro is a global giant in premium flooring and wall cladding systems for construction and transport. Safety flooring and hygienic wall cladding systems are two of its most famous innovations. Altro operates in a host of sectors, including health and social care, food and drink, education, transport, housing, pharmaceutical, hotels, leisure and retail.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 90 minutes.
Tiling Solutions Using Reinforced Polymer Technology
This seminar explores the correct: identification and preparation of background and bases; product selection of tile types and specification of fixing materials such as adhesives and grouts, and; installation practices in accordance with British and European standards and surrounding legislation.

Norcros Adhesives supplies a range of adhesives, grouts and associated products for use with most types of tiling. Norcros Adhesives is a trading division of Norcros Group (Holdings) Ltd. For advice on tile installation and product selection contact the Norcros technical helpline.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes.