Customer Tile Style Profile: Samantha’s Open Plan Kitchen Remodel

Our Customer Tile Style Profile feature takes a closer look at some of the amazing renovation and redesign projects our customers undertake using products from the Tile Mountain range. This latest edition sees us catching up with Samantha Hargreaves of Nottingham who used our large format Dunsen Grey floor tiles to create an expansive open plan kitchen/lounge area. We had a quick chat about how the project went and what renovation plans she has lined up for the future.

What were the circumstances behind the project?

We had an extension on the back of our house, designed to create a large family living area including a kitchen and providing lots of family space.

Was your choice of decor & colour scheme influenced by the tiles you chose, or did you pick the tiles to fit with a style you’d chosen for the rest of the space?

We had already picked a grey colour scheme and wanted something quite timeless, our construction company who were doing the work helped us pick a few tiles and requested samples of those. When they came the Dunsen tile had a great slight shimmer and glitter to it and this definitely shaped the way we decorated the room and complemented the metallics and large mirror.  We loved the size of the tile too – our construction company recommended these to tie in all the elements of the room to feel like one area, and we completely agree that it has done.

What made you decide that the tiles you chose were the right tiles for your project?

The size of the tile for the space worked well, and the fact that they are anti-slip is a real bonus, especially with a 3 year old. The Dunsen Grey tiles also feature a  mottled effect and this hides loads of marks, something that’s great when you’ve got a young family and a dog!

How long did the project take to complete and did you do the tiling yourself or hire a professional tiler?

The project took about 6 months and the construction company we used to complete the whole extension also did the tiling. We love the whole look and spend all our time in this room now – we never use any of the other rooms at all.  We had underfloor heating installed at the same time and the tiles are so nice to walk and sit on.

What part of the project was most difficult and why?

Trying to envisage the room as a whole and tying everything together, that and the dust!

Do you have any further decorating projects lined up?

Yes, lots! The rest of our house is looking a bit shabby in comparison now, so we are working on our hall stairs and landing and, as we were so pleased with the results, we have instructed the same company to renovate two bathrooms. We will definitely be needing more tiles.

What advice would you give to people considering undertaking a similar project?

Get a construction company you can trust and that is helpful and informative. They do this everyday so can offer lots of advice – ours did (they recommended Tile Mountain) and we love the finished project. It is very hard to envisage a new space, especially when it is so large, so it’s good to get some help.

What would you say to people who are thinking about buying tiles from Tile Mountain?

Do it! We love our tiles, super quick delivery, quick to send out samples and great customer service too! We will be looking for bathroom tiles very soon and will; definitely consider Tile Mountain again.


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