Trade Partnerships

A local brand backed by a world-wide vision

Along with the Australasian specialised construction brands Ormonoid and Lanko, Davco is part of the international ParexGroup. ParexGroup is a truly global company and a leading producer of specialty dry-mix solutions with 3,905 employees, operations in 21 countries and 64 international manufacturing facilities. Whilst being part of the ParexGroup gives us access to a high quality product portfolio and technological developments, we have a strong local focus and a commitment to delivering the best solutions for the Australasian tiling industry.

A national manufacturing and distribution network

Davco has state of the art warehouse facilities in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Wellington NZ – all manufacturing facilities are ISO 9001 and ISO18001 accredited. Our warehouses at each site serve metropolitan and regional customers throughout the whole of Australia and New Zealand. Whatever the scale or location of your project, Davco can respond quickly and precisely to your needs. You can count on us to be a reliable supplier of your tile installation products.

A range of products available throughout Australia and New Zealand

Davco primers, BRANZ appraised waterproofing membranes, adhesives, grouts and sealants are available at all Tilemax stores

A Tiled and Tested® label for proven performance

At Davco our expertise comes from our international network and from over 40 years of experience in the Australasian tiling industry. As a result, we have created and maintained a strong relationship of trust with our customers. We use the quality label, Tiled & Tested®to confirm the proven performance of our products and to brand our expertise. For us, our customers are our priority. Tiled & Tested® enforces our commitment to them for the trust they place in Davco.

Excellence in Tiling Systems


Davco is Australasia’s market leader in the development and manufacture of tile installation products. Our extensive range includes primers, New Zealand BRANZ appraised waterproofing membranes, adhesives, grouts and sealants for both new build and renovation projects. Established in 1972, Davco is the industry’s most well-known and trusted brand with a solution for everyone – from tiling professionals to architects to DIY homeowners.

Visit the Davco website for specification sheets on any of our installation and tile care products.

An Industry leading Warranty

Every Davco product that leaves one of our warehouses is the result of a finely tuned process. From initial concept, through to research and development, to the highest manufacturing standards and rigorous performance testing, our products achieve and exceed market standards.

We know that the Davco range of primers, BRANZ appraised waterproofing membranes, adhesives, grouts and sealants will satisfy or surpass our customers’ needs for quality, safety and performance.

We are so confident that we guarantee our products will perform to their product specification for a period of at least ten (10) years* from date of manufacture.

* The only exception is Davco Rejuvenation Grout that carries a one (1) year performance guarantee

Leading Waterproofing Brand

Gripset Industries

Offering primers, waterproofing, adhesives and screeds, Gripset Industries is an Australian owned company that has been developing and manufacturing waterproofing products for over 30 years. In the early 1980’s the company commenced developing alternatives to solvent based bitumen and resin coatings, using water based and solvent free technology. Gripset has never manufactured solvent or hazardous products, and is a pioneer in green friendly technology and continues as a market leader today. The evolution from this unique technology has led to the development of high quality waterproofing systems for wet areas, weather-exposed surfaces, subterranean structures, and continuously immersed areas, including potable water systems and protective pavement solutions.

Technical and Product Support

Gripset products include BRANZ appraisal, product warranties and technical support for a range of varying applications. With Gripset leading the way in information and expertise the Gripset Industries YouTube channel Sealed For Good offers a portfolio of product information and know how, simply head to for the latest updates.

Gripset Products are SEALED FOR GOOD

Effective Waterproofing protects structures from dampness damage and when this fails it can trigger issues that can span from mould, efflorescence, or major structural defects.

Prevention is better than cure, and a damn sight cheaper! Waterproofing is important, when it is effective, buildings live healthier along with the occupants inside.

Leaders in Aluminium Drainage

Lauxes Grates

Lauxes Grates is one of Australia and New Zealand’s most exclusive and innovative designers and manufacturers of versatile linear drainage solutions.

With over 20 years of combined trade experience, our developers have engineered and brought to life innovative an extensive range of anodized aluminium grates that are suitable for all indoor and outdoor areas.

Offering on-site customisation, our grates offer a quick installation, seamlessly blending with all property types. Waterproof and corrosion free, all Lauxes grates come with a lifetime rustproof guarantee as well as a 25 year warranty against fading.

Our creativity, industry knowledge and constant innovation keeps us at the forefront of the tiling and plumbing industry. From high traffic outdoor spaces to indoor bathrooms, Lauxes Grates are a popular choice for builders, architects, tilers, plumbers and homeowners alike.

Meeting all specifications and regulations, our products are certified under the Australian WaterMark Scheme (WMTS 040-2021).

Less is more

Maximus PedEstal Systems

Maximus is an adjustable pedestal system which can be used with Tilemax Endura Porcelain Pavers or timber decking to create raised surfaces on balconies, and patios. They’re easy to install, and SUPER strong.

The Maximus triple screw thread technology outperforms most other products on the market.

Maximus eliminates 3-4 pedestals from our competitors range.

Less is more. Maximus has the advantage of simplicity, speed, useability and flexibility.

With 100mm extenders available, any height can be reached to achieve your design intent on terraces, balconies, roof terraces or outdoor areas.

Trusted solutions for your home


Trusted Solutions for your Home

Showerwell is NZ owned and operated. We started in the shower business over 35 years ago and now provide quality solutions for bathrooms and wardrobes. We also offer installation services for Showerwell products throughout Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch and beyond*.

We design our own products specifically for the NZ market. We use local materials where we can and manufacture many of our products in one of our two Auckland factories.

At the core of our philosophy is performance, simplicity, and style. We don’t have the biggest range but back all our products to perform and last.

We’re the trusted partners of many group home builders and developers, and have worked on multi-level apartment buildings, retirement villages, and hotels throughout the country.

Shower Bases | Niches | Insulation Board | Drains


Infinity Bathroomware offers a range of premade shower bases, hobs, niches, insulation boards and drains. Made of environmentally friendly XPS foam board coated with a pre-waterproofing for added strength and performance.

The Infinity Shower Trays easily form a “walk-in” shower tray which, designed for NZ homes, falls towards the drainage area saving labour costs. The high quality Infinity Shower Trays are available with several configurations which can be used, such as centre waste, linear waste, or wedge sloped shape which will fall into a full length linear waste.

The Infinity Niches and Footrests are available in a range of sizes from small to large. The niches add an elegant finish to any shower – allowing for storage of all show­er items to keep them off the floor and within easy reach. Designed for the NZ market, they are lightweight and easy to work with and feature a natural fall on the bottom sill to ensure essential water drainage.

Infinity insulation board can be used to insulate your floors and improve the performance and comfort of your tiles. Use Infinity to save costs and the planet if using under tile heating. Due to the thermal properties of the specially formulated construction, using this product, in conjunction with under­floor heating, reduces heat-up times and running costs – saving you money and up to 50% of heat loss. This product is very versatile and can also be used in wet areas, and over timber floors as a tile underlay.

Finish off your new shower with a premium Stainless Steel drain using only the highest quality 316 grade. Available in a range of different designs, the Infinity drains have a slim width which allows for an ultra sleek finish. We offer many lengths to suit most situations along with centre waste options.

Excellence in Underfloor Radiant Heating


Warmfloor is an underfloor radiant heating system designed in New Zealand for New Zealand Homes.

There are three distinct climate zones in New Zealand, each with their own unique heating floor requirements. Warmfloor is the only underfloor/undertile system designed in New Zealand specifically to address these issues and whose installation is designed to optimise your heating solution.

The Warmfloor heating cable is designed and manufactured in New Zealand. It has been customised for the New Zealand climate to ensure the best heating and most economic performance. Our product is healthy, clean and affordable and offers a quicker heat up time than comparable products. Warmfloor is suitable for tiles, slate, carpet and timber floor coverings.

Warmfloor offers a comprehensive 25 year guarantee when installed by an approved agent, or a 15 year guarantee for DIY installations. The Warmfloor cable is available in a range of cable lengths to suit all room sizes and is fully tested and compliant to Standards NZ61100 and IEC60800: 2009.

Smarter Products. Professional Results.


Aqua Mix® – Offering the largest selection of Natural Stone & Tile Sealers, Cleaners, Problem Solvers, Grout Colorant and Stone Restoration products. 

Aqua Mix® products have over 30 years of history leading the global stone and tile industry with innovative care and maintenance solutions. 

We provide professionals with the tools and solutions needed to stake their reputations on; making us the #1 Contractor Preferred Manufacturer of Sealers and Cleaners.

Neptunes Tide Waterstops are a company dedicated to the improvement of shower leak control.

Formed in early 2021, they operate in conjunction with industry leaders to make sure all their products meet the proper standards and have the highest level of performance.

World Leaders in tiled shower waterstop technology

NT Waterstops

Often when tiled showers are installed, they either do not have a water stop installed, or the water stop is of poor construction or is not installed to the correct standard.

Sometimes it’s only by sheer luck that these showers do not leak, and sometimes this does happen.

Neptunes Tide water stops will ensure tiled shower reliability and name sure the homeowner has many hassle and worry free years from their shower.

NZ Tiling Professionals

tile association of New Zealand

Formed in 2017, the Tile Association of New Zealand (TANZ) was established for tilers who appreciate the trade and want to uphold professionalism and quality standards within the industry.

Commonly a small business trade, TANZ provides a forum for its members to come together and collectively discuss issues, encourage progress and change, and offers training, continual development and support to tilers throughout their entire career. TANZ is a voice for the tiling industry – one that can educate on common tiling errors, provide customer confidence, and strengthen the industry’s reputation.

The association represents New Zealand’s tilers who are passionate about providing their customers with excellent service and quality workmanship, giving us the coverage and awareness required to monitor and successfully support the people working in our industry. It operates as a Trade Association with a Board who are responsible for setting and delivering objectives for its members.

Tilemax is a proud TANZ Partner. 

Our Mission

We are a family-owned company with people of integrity that
are engaged and empowered. We practice customer centricity via direct end user engagement and diversify our products, services and channels utilizing digital platforms. We constantly enhance our production, quality control and product development through digital technologies and foster social responsibility by designing processes and solutions in a sustainable manner. Agile innovation is the cornerstone of our unique and efficient building and construction systems.

First Choice for Quality

For over 70 years, ARDEX has been the quality leader for an entire industry, offering building chemicals with supreme reliability – the brand of choice for installers and wholesalers. ARDEX is an independent family-owned business. This means that in our permanent efforts to achieve market-shaping innovations, we have been able to retain our most important tradition: uncompromising quality. This also shows in our systems, which are optimally matched and extremely cost effective thanks to their ease and speed of processing and their high coverage.


ARDEX manufacture a complete range of high performance flooring, tiling, waterproofing, concrete repair, and decorative products, and is committed to matching the right product with the right installation method to minimise time, cost and risk.
ARDEX products are supported with unparalleled technical and field experts, who provide valuable product knowledge and job site consultation to architects, building engineers, construction managers, specialist contractors, and professional flooring installers and tile fixers



Engineered Building Solutions


For nearly 70 years, ARDEX has been the quality leader for an entire industry, offering excellent building chemicals with supreme processing reliability – the brand of choice for installers and wholesalers. ARDEX today is still an independent family-owned business.

Visit the Ardex website for specification sheets on any of our installation and tile care products.

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