VitrA Tiles has launched an updated version of its RIBA-approved CPD presentation on ‘Understanding Designing and Specifying with Tiles’. This presentation in its updated version is bound to be well-received by all architects and specifiers, since it provides a general introduction to the benefits of tiled surfaces, as well as the design considerations which specifiers need to be aware of.

The CPD covers the types of tiles available, their classification, design considerations and the importance of correct specification. Tiles are being specified on more jobs and for a wider variety of applications than ever before. While this opens up exciting new design possibilities for architects, it does also increase the risk of inappropriate specification. So it is important to understand the advantages, the disadvantages, the relevant standards and the different types of tiles.

By considering all these issues in depth, including the differences between ceramic and porcelain tiles, stoneware, vitrified, glazed tiles and mosaics, this CPD presentation will give architects a thorough grounding in the key issues which they should be aware of in the specification of tiling. The specification issues covered include strength considerations, abrasion, slip resistance, safety, sustainability, cost and the latest technologies.

Design considerations – aesthetic requirements, colour, shape and modularity – together with installation issues – including method of working and the use of the correct adhesive, are all covered.

Being RIBA-approved, this VitrA Tiles CPD counts towards architects’ professional accreditation.

“The tiling market continues to grow and this CPD presentation will give architects and specifiers a valuable and thorough introduction to the majority of issues around clearer understanding and correct specification of tiles in a wide range of installations,” says Ken Aston, UK & Ireland Sales Manager at VitrA Tiles.

All VitrA Tiles CPD seminars can be booked from the website of the RIBA CIPD Providers’ Network at or by contacting VitrA Tiles direct on [email protected].

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