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Grout expectations

Words:
Jan-Carlos Kucharek

If you think this is a still from the1964 movie of Ian Fleming’s Goldfinger, you’re mistaken; but if CTD Architectural Tiles is to be believed, you’re going to be seeing a lot more of this stuff; as bold, retro coloured tiles are coming back in a big way. The firm has a range of mosaic as standard – perfect for giving some bling to curved surfaces; but, in anticipation, it has expanded this to create a range of striking hexagonal and complex geometric patterns in shimmering hues for high-end specification – and real punch. Quite what Mr Bond makes of it is anyone’s guess but if he thinks we’re expecting him to die, no; we’re expecting him to dye.

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