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Retail sales assistant vacancy

Posted by on August 1st 2017 in Devon Tiles

Devon tiles job vacancy

We're looking for someone to join our team.

This is a full-time role,  including Saturdays 9am-1pm. Half a day will be given off during the week in return for working Saturdays.

The successful candidate will be working in our successful shop assisting customers and colleagues with the sale of tiles and bathrooms to both trade and retail customers.

The candidate should have:

  • Great customer service skills
  • Excellent computer and communication skills
  • Good organisation skills
  • Knowledge of tiles and/or bathrooms would be an advantage
  • Must be a team player who can help throughout the company
  • Strong work ethic
  • Clean driving licence required and a forklift licence would also be beneficial

Training will...

Tile display at Honiton Show

Posted by on July 10th 2017 in Devon Tiles

Tile display at Honiton Show

Come and see us next month at the Honiton Show, one of the largest one-day agricultural shows in the country.

The show is being held on Thursday 3 August at the Honiton Showground, Stockers Farm, Gittisham. We'll be at stand number 63 in the Members Mall.

We'll have a selection of our latest tile and bathroom collections for you to view and will be on hand to answer all your tile related queries. Even if you're not interested in tiles right now, please pop by anyway for a chat.

The Honiton Show, a showcase for the best of local farming, produce, crafts and rural skills, is...

The Shades tile collection

Posted by on June 20th 2017 in Devon Tiles

Shades tile collection from Imola

The Shades tile range from Imola draws its inspiration from the Mediterranean and is the perfect tile for summer!

Solar hues of beige, yellow, orange and red mix with the marine colours of white, aquamarine, blue, and light blue to deliver a bright and vibrant effect. The traditional ceramic colours and glazes create an incredibly striking collection.


The range also features coordinating decorative tiles which add interest as an attractive border to the solid colour tiles.

Tile features
  • Recommended use: bathroom wall
  • Material: porcelain stoneware, double fired
  • Motif: plain, geometric pattern
  • Finish: high-gloss, structured
  • Colours: red, orange, yellow, beige, white, aquamarine, light blue, blue, teal
  • Format: 60 cm x...

Guide to tile adhesives and grout

Posted by on June 5th 2017 in Tiling tips & care

Tile adhesive

Using the correct type of adhesive and grout is essential to ensure your tiles stay firmly fixed in place and look good.

Here is our guide to tile adhesive and grout.

Tile adhesive

Applying adhesive is the first step to tiling floors and walls, it’s essential to apply the right adhesive.

There are two types of tile adhesive:

  1. Ready mixed adhesive
  2. Powdered adhesive
Ready mix adhesive

Ready mixed adhesive is generally easier to use but is suitable for walls only and shouldn’t be used for installing porcelain or natural stone tiles. It’s also not recommended for large format tiles or for fixing tiles in wet areas such as...

Metal tile collection

Posted by on May 22nd 2017 in Devon Tiles

Metal collection tiles, titanium

With the industrial look on trend right now, the rust-like appearance of the new Metal collection from Apavisa is a must have addition to a contemporary home.

The Apavisa Metal collection is a multifunctional porcelain tile with the appearance of corten steel. The tiles have the beauty of rusted steel yet offer more versatility and resistance.

The tiles are suitable for wall and floor use, and you can use them inside and out.

In addition to their beauty, the Metal collection tiles have the following qualities:

  • Scratch resistant
  • Bend resistant
  • 100% waterproof
  • Frost proof
  • 100% flat surface

Our Metal Collection tiles are available in two colours: copper and titanium.

You can...

Guide to natural stone tiles

Posted by on May 8th 2017 in Devon Tiles

Natural stone tiles

Natural stone tiles are beautiful looking tiles, made from naturally occurring substances. They come in a wide range of colours and textures so are suitable for any home style and décor.

If you’re thinking of using natural stone floor tiles, it’s important that you understand which stone types are suitable for different locations in the home so that you choose the right kind.

The most popular types of natural stone tiles are:


Limestone is formed from sedimentary materials, such as seashells. Unlike some natural stone, it has little colour variation from tile to tile. Limestone tiles are warm and creamy white in appearance.



Confirmed Devon show dates

Posted by on March 27th 2017 in Devon Tiles

Devon Tiles shows 2017

Unbelievably it's nearly show season again. We've booked our trade stands and can confirm that we're going to be exhibiting at the following Devon shows this season:

Devon County Show

18-20 May 2017

Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter EX5 1DJ

Axevale Festival 

17-18 June 2017

The Showground, Trafalgar Way, Axminster

Honiton Show

3 August 2017

Honiton Showground, Stockers Farm, Gittisham, Honiton  EX14 3AW

At each show, we'll be exhibiting a range of tiles and will be available to offer tiling help and advice.

More importantly, we'll be also be looking forward to a natter with anyone that pops by. So if you're at any of the shows please come and find...

Inside-outside tiles

Posted by on March 15th 2017 in Devon Tiles

Inside-outside tiles

Coordinating tiles which can be used both inside and out are perfect for creating a seamless transition from inside your home to your outdoor space. Using the same tile inside and outside gives a remarkable feeling of space and extends your living area.

If you’re looking to achieve this look in your home these tiles are most suited for use with bi-fold, French and patio doors. When the doors are open in warmer weather the floor flows straight out into the garden and opens up your space.

The only difference between the inside and outside tiles is the thickness. Both tiles have...

Great Devon Tiles party!

Posted by on February 23rd 2017 in Devon Tiles

Great Devon Tiles party!

Over 80 friends, customers and trade suppliers joined us at our tile showroom in Ottery St Mary last Thursday to help us celebrate our 15th birthday party.

As well as getting the chance to see our newly revamped showroom, our guests also enjoyed a great hog roast supplied and cooked by Kenniford Farm and some scrumptious cheesecakes from Otter Nurseries.

We were delighted to see so many people support our birthday event.

Devon Tiles is a family-run affair. Set up by Colin Ingram in 2002 his wife, Julie, and son, Rob later came on board and now help manage the business. We also...

Devon Tiles 15th Birthday Party

Posted by on February 1st 2017 in Devon Tiles

Devon Tiles 15th birthday

Devon Tiles is 15 this year so to celebrate we're having a party!

We'd like to invite friends and customers to join us at the showroom on Thursday 16th February and help celebrate our 15th birthday.  

We've got Kenniford Farm cooking a hog roast, Otter Nurseries providing delicious puddings and some of our trade suppliers bringing special offers.

Date: Thursday 16th February 2017

Time: 3pm - 7pm (hog roast from 5pm)

Venue: Devon Tiles, 23-25 Finnimore Trading Estate, Ottery St Mary EX11 1NR

We've been working hard over the last few weeks revamping the showroom so we can showcase our latest tile selections.  We're still up to...