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Character strengths – ANZ marble tile surfaces from The Tile People

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Marble surfaces from The Tile People feature in the ANZ Centre

Character strengths – ANZ marble tile surfaces from The Tile People


The anchor tenant's executive floors have the sense of luxury you might find in a well-appointed hotel. Honed marble walls and floors make a major contribution to this aesthetic.

The Tile People supplied and installed the rich stone surfaces on three ANZ tenancy floors, says commercial manager Glenn Obery.

"On these levels, the architects had wanted a dramatic statement. They requested marble tiles and panels for the common-area floors, the lift core walls and for the walls and floors of the toilets. From several samples, they selected a Sapphire Silver grey marble sourced from Turkey, chosen for its warm, opulent appeal."

The commercial stone and tile specialist then ordered the stone direct from the quarry and had it processed before shipping to New Zealand. "Wall panels were specified in unusually large formats, which adds to the impact," says Obery. "The giant 2.6m x 1.2m slabs were brought into the tower on specially built frames to protect them in transit. Once on the floor they were adjusted for a seamless fit and raised into place using a vacuum lifter. We also introduced hard-wearing porcelain and ceramic tiles on most other floors of the tower, including 19 of the 22 levels of the ANZ tenancy."

The Tile People offers a full service from design and selection through to specification and installation. Recent projects include the Audi showroom, Lexus showroom, Saltus Apartments and The Base.



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First published date: 06 October 2013

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