The Association of Consulting Architects of Nigeria (ACAN), has endorsed porcelain tiles and ceramic sanitary ware from the stable of CDK Integrated Industries Limited.
At the endorsement, which came during ACAN pre-AGM dinner, hosted by CDK Industries, ACAN President, Mansur Ahmadu, an architect, commended the firm for its investment in the tile and sanitary wares industry.
“As Architects, it is always good that we are furnished with relevant information that enables us make the best decision as project managers and the information that CDK is sharing about the world class quality of their “Made-in-Nigeria” porcelain tiles and sanitary wares is coming at the right time,” Ahmadu said, adding that ACAN will continue to propagate the message of CDK’s world class quality “Made in Nigeria” porcelain tiles and sanitary wares, which he noted, as a suitable replacement for imported tiles and sanitary wares.
Speaking, CDK Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bernard Longe, said it has always been the desire of CDK industries promoters that the firm differentiates itself from the competition by producing porcelain tiles and sanitary ware of export quality.
Expressing satisfaction with the quality produced by the firm, he warned the public to be aware of substandard tiles in the market. “CDK is aware that a few unscrupulous local producers are producing ceramic white body tiles, but are mislabeling same on their packaging and passing them off as “Porcelain,” Longe said.
The CEO, who revealed that porcelain tiles are more expensive to manufacture than ceramic tiles and are, therefore, priced much higher, listed some of the advantages of porcelain tiles over ceramic tiles to include: porcelain tiles being harder than ceramic and more suitable for external use and high traffic areas; more resistant to cracks or failure when not installed over solid concrete floor, e.g. wooden tongue and groove floor; porcelain’s low moisture absorption of not more than 0.5 per cent makes it more resistant to extremes of weather.
Importantly, he noted that while all tiles can be used for walls, porcelain tiles are made for floors, but more suitable for bathroom and kitchen walls and externally for wall cladding because of its low moisture absorption attributes. This is aside the fact that it can be used for other walls depending on preference.
“CDK tiles and sanitary wares manufacturing processes are fully automated, using state-of-the-art machinery, complemented by very highly experienced and committed production team. We have fully digital printers, which means that in addition to our regular models and designs, we can produce any customised designs of customer’s choice as well as modifying tile attributes to address specific needs and usages such as specially enhanced surfaces for very high traffic areas such as malls, banking halls, hotels, factory floors etc., and where the intended usage so requires, enhanced slip resistance, extra thickness etc,” Longe explained.
Source: The Nation