Our Top Five Floor Tile Projects

These are our top five floor tile projects that we have produced. We’re involved in many interesting projects of all shapes and sizes. Our work is in many different industries within the public and private sector.

As you will see below our work is quite eye catching.


1. ‘Weston Garden’ Stepping Stones

Richard Weston's Stepping Stone Printed Tiles

Richard Weston’s Stepping Stone Printed Tiles

In April 2015, we worked with the renowned architect and author Richard Weston. This was on his digital arts and crafts project, ‘Weston Garden’.

Richard has created a sunken outdoor room. This includes a water feature with stepping stones of bespoke printed tiles. The tile print is of Moroccan agate. These images were digitally printed onto porcelain 390x390mm tiles. This is suitable for exterior use and finished with an anti-slip coating.

As you can see the finished result is nothing but astounding.


2. London Underground Signage

Anti-slip Floor Signage Tiles for the London Underground

Anti-slip Floor Signage Tiles for the London Underground

This year, after much development and testing, we became approved suppliers for Transport for London. We’ll supply specified disabled access floor tile signage for the London Underground station platforms.

The previous product was a vinyl floor sticker. These stickers have to be replaced every 6 months as they become trip hazards. Our solution was to print onto a floor tile, then over glaze the tile with a specified anti-slip finish. We then waterjet cut the tile into a disc and set it in resin into the specified platform concrete slab. By doing this the two elements are perfectly level and therefore not a trip hazard.

Current testing for durability is estimated to be between 10 to 15 years, increasing the current solution lifespan by as much as 30 times!


3. Hotel Golfing Themed Bathroom

Golfing Themed Hotel Bathroom Design

Golfing Themed Hotel Bathroom Design

Holywood, in Northern Ireland, is home to world famous golfer Rory McIlroy. It was Rory who was the inspiration for the design of the Bathrooms at Rayanne House.

Complete with a bunker, golf ball and a plug hole in the place of the hole on the green. The digitally printed floor mural was custom designed here at The Surface Design Studio. Made up of photographic images, the mini golf course looks very realistic.


4. Princeton University

Princeton Uni Logo Floor Tiles

Princeton University Logo Floor Tiles

Working with our agent in the USA, this was our first major commercial project. It’s installed on the floor of the world renowned Princeton University’s Department of Energy.

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory logo measures 1.5 x 1.8 metres. It’s situated in particularly high footfall area outside the cafeteria. The location meant it was crucial the printed logo was durable and slip resistant, as well as blending into the existing floor tiles.


5. Northwich Memorial Court Timeline

Northwich Memorial Court Floor Tiles

Cheshire West and Chester Council commissioned artist Katayoun Dowlatshahi. Katayoun was to create a piece of artwork inspired by collected memories. This was part of a community regeneration project for the new Northwich Memorial Court.

Katayoun came to us to find a cost effect solution to bring her idea to life. The final instalment involved printing large format tiles that were waterjet cut to specific sizes. This included individual letters and numbers cut and set into larger tiles.


Could your project be in our next top five? Contact us to find out how we can help with your bespoke floor tile project info@thesurfacedesignstudio.com.

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