Author: nick austin

6 REASONS TO CHOOSE VINYL FLOOR TILES

6 Reasons to choose vinyl floor tiles

6 REASONS TO CHOOSE VINYL FLOOR TILES Vinyl floor tiles are the quickest and easiest way to totally transform a room. If you’re considering a new floor for any space in your home, please allow us to point out some of the advantages of vinyl floor tiles over their more established rivals. Here at Feature […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright AirBnB on Lake Michigan

In the small town of Two Rivers on the shores of Lake Michigan is a Frank Lloyd Wright designed house from 1940. You can stay there. We did.  The house was designed for a Life Magazine article in 1938 to demonstrate a ‘dream house‘ intended for a forward thinking American family with an income of […]

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Heat up your life with sultry latin style

With the summer heat finally upon us, now is the time to take a long hard look at our sensible European interiors and let in a little of that Latin flavour. Central America and the Caribbean can offer us pale folk a huge array of patterns and colours that will lift our moods, our floors and our furnishings. A combination […]

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Modernista cafe. encaustic tiled floors

In the Catalan town of Vilanova i la Geltru there is a Modernista (Catalan Art Nouveau) house on the Rambla run by the El Fornet chain as a cafe. Each room on the ground floor retains its original 100 year old encaustic tiled floor and the 1st floor bay window combines decorative iron work, stained glass and ceramic tiles in […]

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Segovia & Madrid. Patterns Galore!

On a small holiday, this time to the Spanish cities of Segovia & Madrid we saw patterns everywhere. Here are a few things we liked that one day might inform a design or two… A renaissance palace in Segovia with a wonderfully exaggerated fortified air.. A bar in Malasaña, Madrid with a great encaustic tiled floor Part of the […]

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Balconies of Peñíscola

The amusingly named and picturesque town of Peñíscola, sometimes known as ‘The Gibraltar of Valencia’ sits atop a large rock on the Spanish coast facing the sparkling Mediterranean sea. Small white houses cluster around an imposing castle on steep and narrow cobbled lanes. On most of these houses are balconies and on the underside of […]

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Coming Soon

Along with the return of our hugely popular Sorzano vinyl floor tiles (now Sorzano Original) we are introducing two new colourways of that design and three versions of a totally new design. We expect to have all of these at the end of May. Here’s what they’ll look like! Sorzano Foliage above and below, Sorzano […]

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Trinidad, Cuba – Frozen Colonial Dream

We are always searching for inspiration for our next flooring design. A good place to look is anywhere that has some kind of connection with the western Mediterranean – Morocco, Spain and Portugal. This is the small town of Trinidad in Cuba, a Spanish colonial town unusual in its preservation even in this famously time-warped […]

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Customer Pictures

Here is a selection of photo’s we’ve been sent by customers. We are always very grateful for any pictures we receive. Please note, some of these products may be out of stock or may have been discontinued. Havana Night Vinyl Floor Tiles Havana Night Vinyl Floor Tiles again Havana Night Vinyl Floor Tiles in a […]

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Leighton House – 19th Century Exoticism in West London

In London’s upmarket Holland Park is The Leighton House Museum, formerly the home and studio of 19th century painter and enthusiastic orientalist Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-96), still the only painter to have been ennobled. A treasure trove of antique ceramic tiles and melodramatic Victorian painting awaits the visitor…. The museum is notable for its elaborate […]

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