Airport takes off with stylish tiles Tile Africa Contracts specified and supplied tiles and bathroomware to the East London Airport upgrade project, where the company provided tiles for the terminals, waiting areas, bathrooms, VIP lounge and line shops within the airport. In addition, brassware was supplied for the public bathrooms.
ork commenced in June 2008 and Tile Africa Contracts worked closely with the client, ACSA,
the architect for the project, Bunmi Ilori from IDC Architects in East London, and Ian Allan from GVK Eastern Cape, the contractor. “It was an honour to be trusted with the supply and service for a project of this magnitude,” says Craig Penton of Tile Africa Contracts. Full-bodied porcelain tiles imported from Greece and polished porcelain tiles imported from Italy were amongst the tiles that were supplied. “We feel we have given the best possible service to GVK as we were required to order additional tiles from Italy and Greece with very short notice, which we managed without a glitch,” says Penton. The main floor tile is a 400x400mm salt-and-pepper tile interspersed with polished porcelain tiles laid out in five different colours. The interesting tile layouts in the arrival and departure areas grab the attention and make for a unique floor surface that travellers cross when arriving or leaving East London. Line stores within the airport, such as Wimpy and Mugg & Bean, were also provided with tiles. Tile Africa Contracts supplies and fits tiles and bathroomware on a national scale and offers an invaluable service to architects, contractors and specifiers. For more information on Tile Africa Contracts call
011 970 2124 or visit the website: www.tileafrica.co.za.
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