Tiles with Style
If you're shopping for floor or wall tiles, there are a wealth of products to choose from these days. Should you go for traditional or contemporary, square or rectangular, white or coloured, smooth or textured, and so on? When making key decorating decisions, it helps if you can visualise just how something would look in your home.
Original Style Tile showroom is a huge space filled with just about every kind of tile you can possibly think of - as well as some you probably can't. And if you're looking for a little help in imagining how the products would look in situ, they've made it easy with a host of stunning displays laid out throughout the sizable room.
Classic to Contemporary
Much more than an ordinary showroom, take the virtual tour of Original Style Tiles and you'll find an expanse of creative space, colour, style and information.
Just inside the front door is a polished area with Victorian flooring and exhibition boards on which you'll find plenty of eye-catching examples of different tiling options. There's an introduction to the business too, so you can read how it's grown from its inception in 1986, supplying tile sets for Victorian cast iron fireplaces, to the much larger and impressive concern it is now, almost 30 years on.
Today, Original Style Tiles supplies a massive range of products to customers in more than 60 countries, ranging from conventional ceramics, porcelain, marble and stone to the very latest trends in glass, metal, and even concrete effect and bamboo.
Stir the Imagination
If it's inspiration you're looking for, then you've come to the right place. There's an amazing selection of tiles in various combinations installed in beautifully presented mock-ups of bathrooms, kitchens, hallways and other spaces.
Clean, bright whites to the deepest blacks and browns, subtle mattes to the sparkling gloss of mirror tiles, smooth polished surfaces to tactile and textured finishes; if you weren't sure what you wanted before you got here, there are masses of ideas to ignite that decorating spark and set your inner interior designer loose.
More than 1000 samples of tiles in a rainbow of colours stretch across an 8-metre long wall, waiting to be seen and touched, to help with challenging buying decisions.
And if it's maximum impact you're looking for, there's a fabulous feature wall displaying a huge mural of a horse and jockey. Created using thousands of colourful mosaics, this hand-cut glass tile masterpiece took 3 weeks to complete, and depicts famous jockey A P McCoy riding Kauto Star.
Possibly not something we're all confident enough to replicate ourselves, but a fantastic example of how the innovative use of tiling can make a striking statement piece in your home.
Find Original Style Tile Showroom at Unit 5, Haven Works, Tewkesbury Road, Cheltenham, Glos GL51 9AA. Tel: 01242 370602. Look them up on the web at ostileshop.uk
Date: 11 December 2015
Author: The 360 Company