Working with specialists in swimming pool design for over three decades, Waxman Ceramics has built a sound reputation for its high quality tiles and outstanding customer service; this has afforded the company with a deep understanding of the industry and the need to meet design and safety requirements.

This week’s blog focuses on the stylish natural wood effect tile ranges Origen and Vancouver, which form part of Waxman Ceramics’ new Anti-Slip Collection being launched at the Spatex show at the end of January.


Origen is a 20.6x66.2cm range of anti-slip tiles which recreates the look of natural wood on a glazed porcelain surface to ensure durability balanced with design authenticity. Using digital printing technology to create a realistic plank effect, Origen is available in organic tones which perfectly mimic the look of their natural counterparts. Each colour variation in the Origen range can be implemented independently or combined in a number of variations, offering abundant design possibilities.

The range includes step treads in each colour option to for continuous tiling around poolside areas that upholds anti-slip requirements. An R12 rated anti-slip range with a slip resistance of grade C in the DIN 51097 and + 36 on the pendulum, Origen is both a safe and stylish solution for poolside areas and beyond.


The 20.6x66.2cm anti-slip Vancouver range benefits from the same digital printing technology as Origen, and comes in several true-to-nature shades, including Miel, Gris and Blanco, which maintain the unique characteristics found in natural timber such as knots and grains.

For pool designers and finishers with an eye for detail, application potential is increased thanks to the fact that the colour variations in the Vancouver range can be mixed and matched to achieve striking designs. Safe as well as stylish, Vancouver is R12 rated with a slip resistance of grade C in the DIN 51097 and + 36 on the pendulum.

In addition to these stunning wood effect tile ranges, we will also be unveiling our brand new natural stone effect tile ranges Portman and Sahara – watch this space for more details coming soon!

Waxman Cermics’ entire new Anti-Slip Collection will be on display at the 2017 Spatex show. Located at stand B34 in the Jaguar Hall, our friendly team will be showcasing a host of brand new tile ranges, perfect for pool and spa designers and architects.