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TTA Awards: a night to remember

* winner-most-innovative-tile-installation.jpgLast Saturday, the Birmingham Hilton Hotel hosted the 14th annual TTA Awards, honouring the very best of the wall and floor tile industry, and celebrating excellence throughout the past year.

Presented by the fabulous Emma Jesson, the Las Vegas themed awards ceremony not only raised money for the Children Today charity, but also provided an exhilarating night of entertainment and excitement, as the glitz and glamour of the City of Sin was brought to Birmingham with Vegas showgirls greeting guests on the doors, Casino tables for those feeling lucky, and Chinese Elvis providing an outstanding performance before our DJ took us through to the end of the night.

It was truly a fantastic occasion, however, the legacy of the Awards runs far deeper. Winning a TTA Award is a statement of excellence unparalleled in the wall and floor tiling industry. It is an achievement that provides a platform for success, elevating the winners standing within the industry, and providing not only the opportunity for them to proudly display the TTA award-winners logo, but also recognition from their peers. Being named as a winning entry in one of the 22 categories at the premier night in the tile industry calendar is truly an accomplishment. Having been carefully checked for financial, technical and service standards, members of The Tile Association are the best in the industry, and those that won the prestigious TTA Awards can proudly be acclaimed as the best of the best.

With The Tile Association Awards wrapped up for another twelve months, the challenge is set to see who will emerge as the standard bearers for the industry for the forthcoming Olympic year. But for winners, finalists, and all in attendance the 2012 TTA Awards were certainly a night to remember.

The Tile Association wishes to thank Platinum Sponsors for supporting this event: Fila Industria Chimica Spa, Shackerley (Holdings) Group Ltd., Lithofin, Rubi (UK), Schlueter-Systems, and Mapei (UK).

Image: Most Innovative Tile Installation - This award applauds innovation in the design or use of a tile in a tiling project of any size and it is judged particularly on the originality and design of the project. The winner was Ed Chapman, for his David Bowie Mosaic Portrait. David Bowie became a pensioner on 8th January, 2012. To mark this event, UK mosaic artist Ed Chapman created a mosaic portrait of Bowie from stone floor tiles. The portrait is made from hundreds of pieces of hand-cut tile fragments and measures 92x62cm and took four weeks to make.

For full details on all the winners and shortlisted nominees, visit:

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27th April 2012

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