Who is Surface Australia?
Surface Australia is a curated by Earp Bros in collaboration with some of Australia's most respected professionals in the architecture, design and hard surface sectors. Released quarterly, Surface Magazine bridges the divide between supplier, specifier and end user - exploring the newest technologies, most breathtaking designs and addressing the most common nuances and preconceptions inherent in the hard surface industry.
From the Editor
We live in a global community where the impacts of our decisions as designers, suppliers and consumers have real world effects.
Consideration for both human and environmental health are at the fore yet buildings still account for more than 25 percent of Australia’s emissions, not to mention the significant impacts of overseas construction material manufacturing. We have one of the highest population growth rates anywhere in the developed world, but our emissions targets are 26-28% lower than 2005 levels. How do we continue to build more buildings while reducing our environmental footprint so significantly? Thoughtful design with an emphasis on the lifetime impact of materials will be the only way forward if we are to have a positive impact on the future of both our built and natural environments.
Rectified Tiles Explained
Rectification was once seen as an extra step in the manufacturing process but has become the norm rather than the exception due to the many benefits it gives installers, designers and end users.