At Original Style we have been producing tiles in Exeter, Devon for over 30 years. Using a combination of quality raw materials, traditional techniques alongside new technology, and a skilled and dedicated work force we produce ceramic wall tiles and mouldings in classic designs and beautiful translucent colours.
We are also renowned for our Victorian floor tiles, originally designed to co-ordinate with our traditional wall tiles. Over the years we have expanded our portfolio to offer collections of natural stone tiles, glass tiles, splashbacks and mosaics, as well contemporary porcelain tiles in large formats. All of these and more are stocked in our Tile Showrooms in Exeter, Plymouth and now in our latest large and contemporary showroom in Cheltenham.
1986 Original Style was set up to develop tile sets for Victorian cast iron fireplaces produced by sister company Stovax. However it became apparent that customers were using tiles for more than just fireplaces, particularly in America, where they began appearing on walls in the Luxury bathrooms of Hollywood stars!
So we created authentic Victorian designs on thinner tiles which are more suitable for walls.
1987 to the 1990s
Encouraged by the popularity of the walls tiles, we developed a geometric floor tile collection to complement them. That meant we needed to expand the production department and also set up in-house glazing and hand-painting sections. In 1997, we acquired The Winchester Tile Company, to add a range of hand-crafted transparent glazed tiles and mouldings to our burgeoning product portfolio. The acquisition added slip casting, wet clay pressing equipment and more kilns to the production department. We also opened our first showroom in Exeter, with a second opening n Plympton 5 years later.
We continued to grow by adding new ranges such as natural stone, glass and mosaics for our customers. With our skillful workforce, we've been able to produce grater quantities of ceramic tiles and moulding to a consistently high finish, thanks to meticulous quality control and using latest tile production technology.
In 2007 we set up Designworks, our commercial contracting division - now based in Clerkenwell, London. 2010 saw the acquisition of Dorest Woolliscroft brand and floor and tile collection. We re-launched this portfolio of slip-resistant floor tiles which offer exceptional performance
and safety standards for the industrial, commercial, transport and leisure sections as well as residential installations.
We are delighted to have a showroom in Cheltenham with a distinctive and high quality offering to suit all budgets. An 8 metre long colour wall contains more than 1000 samples form all ranges, allowing you to compare tiles by colour to find the perfect shade. Alongside the inspiration display area, a Marketplace also allows you to browser for bargains and special offers, some examples are available to view online under our Special Offers. Experienced and knowledgeable staff are on hand to provide comprehensive design, maintenance and installation advice as well as guidance on our full range of ancillary products including tooling adhesive and grouts.
Tiles for all walks of life
Our products are sold in over 60 countries across the globe. During our travels we also source amazing products from the world's leading producers and now have a more comprehensive range than most people would ever dream of; from ceramic, large format porcelain, glass and natural stone to metal and even bamboo.
You'll also find a friendly atmosphere and advice from knowledgeable staff, inspiration and the opportunity to sample products and discuss you individual needs with an expert.
Now we don’t just sell seconds. Although there are many bargains to be had still, all three outlets now stock and sell materials and accessories for tiling projects as well as huge choice of high quality wall and floor tiles and mosaics in glass, stone, ceramic and porcelain, all suitable for residential locations, and most of them can be used in commercial settings too.