Thought I’d make a quick list of tile shops in the UK.
N&C Tiles and Bathrooms
N&C Tiles and Bathrooms are part of the Nicholls and Clarke Group who were established in 1875. We have 18 showrooms located all around the UK from Scotland to Cornwall and in between. We offer you a range of beautiful ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tiles, wet rooms, bathroom products and all of the tools and fixings you may need to complete any trade or DIY project.
Having been awarded by The Tile Association several times, we can guarantee you quality products for the value of your money. Our unique stance in the marketplace allows consumers to buy direct from a British manufacturer allowing us to offer unrivalled technical expertise and the latest product trends.
With over £10,000,000 worth of stock throughout our distribution centres, we offer an express collect service for consumers and the trade alongside our home delivery on our private nationwide fleet of vehicles.
Matthew Williams CEO
For the last 50 years we have had a simple philosophy for business, providing an inspirational shopping experience and unrivalled product range authority, coupled with exceptional convenience.
It’s this policy that’s made Topps Tiles Britain’s biggest tile specialist, with 365 stores nationwide and it underpins the Topps Tiles’ strategy.
Topps Tiles opened its first store in 1963 in Sale, Manchester and then continued to open stores across the North West and the Midlands. In 1990, Topps Tiles merged with Tile Kingdom and consequently expanded its presence into the South and London. Topps Tiles continued to grow following the merger and became a public limited company (PLC) in 1997.
Today, Topps Tiles operates from 365 UK based stores and is renowned for its large edge-of-town store formats. While there remain many parts of the country with the potential for Topps Tiles to expand its store network, availability of suitable sites can be a constraint on growth.
To address this, Topps Tiles developed a new smaller store format which offers a sub-set of the Topps Tiles range with very high levels of in-store service. The new format, branded Topps Tiles Boutique, launched in January 2014 and aims to bring the best of the Topps Tiles product range to the high street. The launch is a significant step in demonstrating Topps Tiles’ commitment to making its market leading product range and exceptional levels of in-store expertise even more convenient to both home improvement enthusiasts and trade professionals.
Topps Tiles (UK) Ltd is the UK’s leading tile specialist and the group has grown to incorporate 1,500 specialist experts and 365 stores nationwide, with more openings in the pipeline.
Topps Tiles’ position as the UK’s number one tile retailer is a tribute to the business philosophy and the approach developed by its founders. From the outset the founders recognised that the key to success was an outstanding range of tiles and associated products at prices to suit all pockets coupled with excellent and knowledgeable customer service.
Topps Tiles opened its first store in 1963 in Manchester, growing across the North West and Midlands. In the 1990s Topps Tiles merged with Tile Kingdom, expanding its presence into the South and London.
Since the merger Topps Tiles has continued to grow, becoming a public limited company (PLC) and the leading tile specialist in the UK with 365 stores throughout the UK and a turnover in excess of £200 million.
Topps Tiles Timeline
I am extremely proud o introduce our new website, a website that will complement the fantastic service our colleagues provide and illustrate the latest ranges from around the world. Our business is a great place to work, full of fantastic people who share a passion for all things tiles! As a growing tile specialist in the UK, we maintain our thirst to please our customers and our enthusiasm is backed by the might of the Travis Perkins group, a perfect combination. We have numerous outlets throughout the UK, with 90+ Tile Giant specialist stores and over 200 outlets in our sister companies, Travis Perkins and City Plumbing.
Our philosophy is “To provide amazing tile ranges in an ethical and sustainable way”. We ensure our colleagues and the partnership with our suppliers are treated with respect and value. To complement this, our supply chain complies with the strict rules of health and safety and ethical trading. Our team have spent most of their lives working within the tile industry, and there is a common culture for service and excellence. We travel the world in search of new collections and innovative designs, striving to be the first to market with new inspirational ranges at a competitive price.
I hope you enjoy our website as much as we have enjoyed pulling it together. Come into one of our stores and check out the fantastic ranges and the personal one to one service we offer.
See you in the near future,
Tile Giant was established in 2003 and after an early period of growth was acquired by Travis Perkins in late 2007. Since then we have grown from 29 to 96 stores, allowing us to increase stock range and availability whilst keeping a hugely competitive edge.
Tile Giant offers a huge range of ceramic wall and floor tiles for kitchens and bathrooms, showcased in bright, clean and clutter-free stores. Customer demand has led us to introduce natural products such as slate, stone, limestone and marble. Our product range also includes tools and accessories such as grouting and polishes, as well as under-floor heating.
Tile Mountain is one stop online shop for all your floor and wall tile needs. Here at Tile Mountain, we not only have a huge range of tiles to suit every purpose, we also have a wealth of tiling knowledge gained from over 100 years combined experience in the tile industry. We have relationships with all major manufacturers and because we purchase our products direct from factories around the globe, the depth of our range is second to none.
Our low-cost operating model allows us to offer the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices. And, because we know you like to see and feel the tiles before you buy, we offer a free sample service that delivers cut samples of the tiles you’re considering, right to your door.
What sets Tile Mountain apart from other online tile retailers is the vast experience of our people. Each member of the Tile Mountain management team has spent over 20 years in the sector and takes great pride in passing their valuable knowledge to everyone who works in the company. This ensures that our customers benefit from the very best advice in both technical and design terms.
Tile Mountain’s vastly experienced buying team proactively source products from all around the world, bringing our customers new exciting, innovative products from the top manufacturers both here in the UK and overseas. As a result, we have an exceptional range of wall and floor tiles, all of which are available for immediate delivery.
Our unique proposition has seen the company experience significant growth since its inception in 2013 and our success has resulted in Tile Mountain investing £10m in a purpose-built 120,000 sq ft warehouse, showroom and office complex, situated on a 10 acre site in Stoke on Trent, to which we relocated in April 2017.
Tile Mountain prides itself on customer service and stock availability and our state-of-the-art-facility means that we are ready to service every order, whether it be a few tiles for a kitchen, right through to a large commercial project. With over 100,000 sqm of stock available including a wide variety of classical, contemporary, and large format tiles, the company is well-equipped to meet the needs of our ever growing customer base.
A Little Introduction
Victorian Plumbing is a major online bathroom retailer based in Merseyside, UK. Founded in early 1999, we’ve established ourselves as one of the largest retailers of branded and in-house designed bathrooms & accessories.
Why Choose Us?
At Victorian Plumbing, we are passionate about what we do. Giving you the best possible shopping experience throughout each stage from browsing and ordering, to receiving your goods, is our key aim and we want to make the whole process as safe and easy as possible.
Our ever-expanding customer service team is dedicated to helping you make the right choice. They’ll get your order processed as quickly as possible so your stunning new bathroom will be with you in no time!
Where Are We Based?
While the majority of our products are kept in our impressive 109,000 square foot warehouse in Skelmersdale, Merseyside we also have a showroom and a clearance centre based at our main offices in Formby, just north of Liverpool. This allows us to display a selection of items to customers so you can get a feel for something before making a purchase. Feel free to pop in anytime!
In addition to our HQ in Formby, Merseyside we also have a digital growth hub based in Brindleyplace, Birmingham.
Should you see something online and in stock you are more than welcome to collect in store, our friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you with your purchase. Please feel free to telephone us or order online to reserve your items before commuting.
Walls and Floors
Walls and Floors began in 1987 on a recipe of hard work and long days, with a small garage and a single van; our two co-founders, Mr Greenbank and Mr Green, would drive up and down the country transferring tiles for the latest projects.
In 1988, we started dealing with our first official supplier. Timeless values and modern methods are the two traits that make Daniel Platt Tiles so special; with products displayed around the world – from Jamaican breweries to Californian mansions.
After moving out of the garage into a small carpet shop in Sydney Street, Kettering in 1990, we finally purchased our first forklift! No more moving pallets of tiles box by box onto the courier lorries and our van!
After a successful start to 1991, we not only brought our first showroom in Wilson Terrace, Kettering, but invested in the start of many careers for the local people of Kettering who came to work for us – you can still visit ourshowroom today!
In 1993, we decided to expand our product selection which meant the beginning of our European relationship with many prestigious suppliers, including the highly sought after Porcelanosa brand.
The launch of our first tansactional website occured in 2004. From day one, the site has offered a wide selection of products, our sample tile service and home delivery – no one else in the market did this! We are, and always have been, trail-blazers!
The expansion of both the tile industry and our business lead us to move into our first official warehouse – Henson Way. This enabled us to hold a large amount of stock supplying more products and a quicker delivery service!
The autumn of 2005 and a vast increase in home delivery orders lead us to purchase our first 18 tonne lorry. Today, we have a fleet of 22 vehicles, enabling us to reduce the use of couriers and provide a more personalised service to the country.
2006 is a year that markers deals with our first international suppliers; sourcing products from across the world based on the latest design trends, we now have a product offering of more than 6,000 tiles.
Leaping ahead to 2010, we opened our Tile Studio in Putney. At the forefront of the interior design and architectural industry, it only seemed right to purchase our first London showroom and provide a personalised and knowledgable service to the capital of the UK.
In 2012, we moved into our new impressive three-floor 100,000 sq. feet HQ. It houses our web development, marketing, customer service, retail and trade sales, merchandising, procurement, transport and warehouse.
2014 marks the year we became one of the first online stores in the UK, and the first tile retailer, to become a Google Certified Shop. Our customers can shop online with confidence knowing they’ll receive a reliable dispatch, excellent customer service and free purchase protection verified by Google.
Now, in 2019, we offer an unbeatable range of tiles to suit all your home improvement needs. With over 20 million tiles in stock over 500,000 Sqm, fast home delivery service and 5-star customer assistance; we really are the Leading Tile Specialists. Celebrating 32 Years, this is just the start.
Tiles Direct is one of the UK’s largest independent tile distributors and retailers, with over 31 years experience in supplying tiles to architects, specifiers, designers, contractors, developers, distributors and discerning consumers.
Our family ethos remains the same across every part of our business, providing ‘value centred design’ and helping you ‘own your design for less’.
Stocking over 1000 pallets in our lean operations and strategic distribution sites throughout the country, with substantial stock holdings co-ordinated from our 120,000 sq ft central-hub in Leeds, our entire operation is geared towards meeting the most demanding of schedules. And from our efficient online ordering process to our order-wide express delivery service, by choosing Tiles Direct, you could get your hands on your first-class tiles sooner than you think.
Our extensive range of the latest products from Europe’s leading manufacturers puts you at the forefront of cutting edge designs and technologies. Our longstanding relationships with our manufacturers and huge leverage in buying power means we can ensure that we offer our customers the best deal online for floor tiles and wall tiles.
At Tiles Direct, we pride ourselves in our competitively-priced tiles – so if you find the same tiles at a better price elsewhere, we’ll match or beat it. Contact us today to find out more.
Floors of Stone
We take great pride in the dedication and professionalism of our staff. Click below to find out a little bit more about our senior members of staff
Everything we do and the success of all our projects is completely dependent on the talent, experience and dedication of our staff. Our customers expect the highest quality flooring at a sensible price and good old fashioned service. All of our staff have been chosen because they are highly skilled in their area of expertise. We are lucky to be in a market town with one of the highest ranking universities in the country, allowing us to draw on a very talented pool of potential employees.
Floors of Stone has been established since 2007, originally supplying limestone floor tiles to clients of our sister company, deVOL Kitchens. We now offer a wide selection of natural stone tiles at highly competitive prices from our dedicated flooring showroom, along with our terracotta and porcelain tiles and collection of handmade tiles. We have also recently introduced a brand new range of wood flooring.
Our sister company has been established since 1989 and design and make the finest handmade kitchens. deVOL moved to the historic Cotes Mill in 2013, which is now home to all four of their kitchen ranges, as well as antiques, gifts, interior products and Floors of Stone’s 145m2 flooring showroom. Cotes Mill is a renowned local landmark and now our customers can view everything under one roof whilst taking in the enchanting character of the mill and gardens.
Today, the deVOL group employs over 130 staff locally and have had their kitchens and flooring featured on Grand Designs and within the pages of prestigious magazines such as Elle Deco, Country Living and The English Home.
The CTD Group specialises in sourcing and supplying a vast range of high quality tile designs to all sectors of the interior and architectural market. With over 50 years of experience, CTD is one of the leading names in the industry, striving to bring the latest advances in tile manufacturing to each individual collection as well as considering consumer demands, from the desirability of classic design styles to the latest cutting-edge trends.
Global yet local, despite being part of the world’s largest buying group Saint-Gobain, CTD acknowledges the importance of a truly local service where customers and trade can visit a store and liaise directly with a team of in-house specialists. With over 100 Tile Showrooms and Trade Centres across the country, CTD provides an ever-growing network of local knowledge for both commercial and domestic needs.
With a head office based in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne, the CTD Group covers CTD Trade with an exceptional product portfolio for professionals, alongside the exclusive interior collections from GEMINI Tiles and CTD Architectural, which cater to commercial and architectural ventures.
From stunning natural stone to low maintenance porcelain and ceramic ranges, the CTD Group sets the standard for quality and innovation within the industry.
Diversifying production has played a key role in the growth of a business group that started off manufacturing a single product: ceramic tiles. Today, the Group’s eight firms offer a vast selection of products ranging from kitchen and bathroom equipment to high-tech materials and state-of-the-art building solutions for contemporary architecture.
Porcelanosa is the ceramic wall and floor tile sector’s leading manufacturer. It has a workforce of over 800 employees and has forged a worldwide reputation as a business group, thanks to its ongoing efforts in the field of research and quality. The group specializes in single-fired porous, stoneware, and porcelain wall and floor tiles in an extensive variety of formats and finishes. Its products stand out for their high-tech properties, innovative design and unbeatable quality.
Tiles UK are proud to be amongst the leading wall and floor tile suppliers in the country, with branches in Manchester, Leeds, Warrington and Nottingham.
From architects to builders and tradesmen to consumers, we provide products of unmatched quality to a wide range of people, satisfying each and every possible requirement to the highest of standards.
We take pride in supplying only the finest quality products, giving our customers the real finished article. Perfection can only be achieved with careful and thoughtful consideration. This is why our ranges are produced by highly qualified and trained professionals from Europe. Whilst outsourced, mass produced may offer the lowest prices, you will only truly get your money’s worth with the comprehensive range supplied by us.
We strive only to provide a product that offer a stylish appearance, durable body and fine finish, giving you something that will not only fill a space in a house, but add to the look and feel of a home. Our range caters to all tastes and preferences, from contemporary to traditional, light to dark and porcelain to ceramic, allowing you to perfectly compliment them with their future surroundings.
If that wasn’t enough, we also provide a full range of supplementary products. Browse our comprehensive supply of tools, sealants, adhesives, trims and cleaning products to truly complete your desired look.
Fired Earth began back in 1983 selling Terracotta floor tiles, a product that customers were soon keen to use in their homes in order to bring a little Spanish style to kitchens, hallways and conservatories. Demand for other stylish tiles grew and so wall tiles were added alongside stones and slates. By the mid 1990’s the business had grown from its farm beginnings in Oxfordshire to 15 showrooms across the country. Our first large London showroom, at 117-119 Fulham Road, opened in 1996 and is still proudly trading today, albeit joined by 13 other London showrooms since. Along the way we added Paint and Bathrooms to our collections. Today, we believe we have earned the title of ‘the home of great design’.
Our aim has always been to offer products produced with authenticity, creativity and style, and where possible both handmade and produced as close to home as we can manage. The UK Ceramics Industry has a long tradition and it is one we are keen to support. Having said that, where we spot a tile on our travels that is too beautiful to resist, we do of course secure it exclusively for our customers, many of whom are second generation fans of Fired Earth and its products.
Decorating and design have become entrenched in the national mind not just as the preserve of the super wealthy, but as a way to create homes for ourselves and our families that reflect how we like to live today. At Fired Earth we like to think that although it may not be every day our customers choose to redecorate (although our paint does allow for just that level of obsession), we have identified the right looks and styles that feel perfect no matter what the style or age of property. Our website has grown too and now offers almost all of our collections to browse and buy online and shows stunning room sets and great design ideas to help inspire you.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Furness Tiles and Flooring
Furness Tiles & Flooring is your one stop shop for all your tiling & bathroom needs. Here at Furness Tiles, we not only have a huge range of tiles to suit every purpose, but we also have a wealth of tiling knowledge gained from over 100 years combined experience in the tile industry. We have relationships with all major manufacturers and because we purchase our products direct from factories around the globe, the depth of our range is second to none.
What sets us apart from other tile retailers is the vast experience of our staff. Each member of our team takes great pride in passing their valuable knowledge to everyone. This ensures that our customers benefit from the very best advice in both technical and design terms.
Furness Tiles experienced buying team proactively source products from all around the world, bringing our customers new exciting, innovative products from the top manufacturers both here in the UK and overseas. As a result, we have an exceptional range of wall and floor tiles, all of which are available for immediate delivery (stock dependent)
Furness Tiles prides itself on customer service and stock availability and our warehouse staff are ready to have your order to go, whether it be a few tiles for a kitchen, right through to a large commercial project. With a large amount of stock available including a wide variety of classical, contemporary, and large format tiles, the company is well-equipped to meet the needs of our ever-growing customer base.
Feel free to add your local tile shop to the list. 🙂
Brooke Ceramics is the UK’s largest independent tile and bathroom store based in Hull, East Yorkshire. Our mission is to make beautiful tiles and bathrooms affordable by bringing the latest fashions at the best prices directly to our customers.
The family business is now into its third generation having grown from an ironmongery store opened by Ernest Brooke way back in 1925. As the business prospered, Ernest opened more stores before the Second World War during which one was bombed and destroyed.
Following the war, Ernest’s son Reg returned from the Merchant Navy and continued to expand the business. Reg’s son Geof joined the business in 1981 and made a bold decision to shift from general hardware to tiles and bathrooms.
Building on his grandfather’s legacy, Geof began Brooke Ceramics in 1988 and opened the showroom in 1993. Following an extension in 2005, the Hull showroom became the UK’s largest and now houses over 100 fully tiled bathroom displays.
The trends and prices may have changed since Ernest’s day but the ideas are the same; stock what customers want at affordable prices while serving them with a smile.