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We're currently hiring at TileStyle and looking for an enthusiastic person with a proactive and positive attitude. Could that be you?!

Description:

As part of an experienced retail sales team the primary role is to deliver agreed sales targets and margins, working as a team player within a professional environment assisting and supporting the day to day sales and delivery of excellence in customer service.

Job Title: Sales Executive

Purpose of role:

As part of an experienced retail sales team the primary role is to deliver agreed sales targets and margins, working as a team player within a professional environment assisting and supporting the day to day sales and delivery of excellence in customer service within one of Irelands leading ceramic tile, natural stone, bathroom and hardwood flooring retailers.

Main tasks: Ranked by importance

1) Sales of ceramic, porcelain, natural stone tiles, bathrooms and wood flooring to the retail customer and the commercial /trade sector.

2) Delivery of excellence in customer service through agreed KPI's and metrics.

3) Proactively contribute to the sales and margin development of the overall showroom team performance.

4) Assist in the maintenance of agreed showroom displays, showroom quality and appearance levels.

5) Assist in carrying out the company's policies and procedures in relation to Health, Welfare & Safety, HR, standard operating procedures, stock control, cash control and security.

Reporting to: Retail Showroom Manager

Scope of the role:

This is a key role within TileStyle. Achievement of agreed sales targets and customer service delivery targets will be critical to on going success. The role will also involve close and regular communication with the showroom team with high levels of self motivation combined with good team playing characteristics. The showroom environment is constantly adapting to customer and market needs and the need for flexibility will be important.

In line with the retail environment TileStyle operates a 7 day trading cycle all members of the team will be required to work through this cycle.

Person Specification:

Skills:

Good interpersonal skills. Problem solving and resolution skills linked with the ability to handle issues using a balance of initiative and use of systems and showroom management support. Full drivers licence. Good literacy and writing skills along with a competent level of IT, experience with a computerised sales, stock and quotation system along with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office or similar packages.

Knowledge:

Knowledge and understanding of a professional retail environment with a focus on design is ideal but not mandatory. Professional selling skills are essential. Knowledge of the ceramic tile, bathroom, natural stone and hardwood flooring industry would be positive, however it is not essential as a comprehensive training programme will be provided.

Experience:

A minimum of 3 year's experience within a professional retail related environment with exposure to complex and involved sales processes where significant pro-active interaction with customers is required.

Attitudes:

Enthusiastic personality along with a proactive attitude to customers and customer service. A genuine desire to help support a positive team environment coupled with high levels of self motivation.

Remuneration Package:

Competitive salary with a performance based bonus package. 6 month probationary period. Uniforms are supplied. References will be required.

To apply for this position please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your CV and a cover letter.

For any further information please email the above email or call 01 855 5200

We are especially interested in your answers to the following questions. Please include your answers in the email you send when applying for the job.

Question 1:
Have you worked in a luxury sales environment?
Question 2:
What are your personal attributes?
Question 3:
Have you worked as part of a team?

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ALL WOOD FLOORING NOW REDUCED!

AT LEAST 20% OFF ALL WOOD FLOORING IN TILESTYLE

* SOLID * ENGINEERED * PARQUET * LAMINATE * HERRINGBONE

ALL REDUCED!!!

VIEW A SELECTION OF SOME OF OUR BEAUTIFUL STYLES BELOW AND MORE OFFERS HERE

*VISIT OUR SHOWROOM IN BALLYMOUNT TO SEE OUR FULL RANGE OF WOOD FLOORING ON SALE NOW!

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*Images Courtesy of Kahrs 

If you need help choosing the perfect wood floor please contact a member of our expert team by calling us on 01 855 5200 or emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

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TileStyle recently supplied materials for the new Dropbox International Headquarters offices located in Dublin, which underwent a refit resulting in an impressive new workspace.

The wood flooring and the tiles on the feature walls were both specially sourced and supplied by one of the TileStyle contracts team members, Kobus Louw, for the project.

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600 square metres of Oak Grande Casa wood flooring was supplied by TileStyle for the project

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The Dropbox Dublin workspace now exudes the personality and creativity of the brand and creates an inspiring and stimulating working environment.

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These decorative tiles on the feature walls were specially sourced and supplied by TileStyle

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Working in a well-designed space can positively influence the way employees work, increasing productivity and producing innovative ideas and we're sure this will be the case here!

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To find out more about the wood flooring and tiles that were used for this project, please contact our contracts department HERE or contact Kobus directly on +353 87 625 9055

Project references:

Architect: MOLA

Contractor: T&I Fitouts

Photography by: Daragh Muldowney, Dulra Photography

 

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On Thursday evening May 7th 2015, we joined forces with PORCELANOSA to throw an epic Spanish themed fiesta to celebrate the launch of the new Porcelanosa Flagship Irish store at TileStyle.

The event kicked off at 6pm and guests were treated to an evening of live Spanish music, flamenco dancing, fine wines and paella prepared on the premises by a team of PORCELANOSA Spanish chefs.

The fabulous entertainers included renowned Spanish musical group, Porvenir, and two stunningly beautiful flamenco dancers who interacted with a mesmerised audience.

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Paella prepared freshly on the TileStyle premises by PORCELANOSA chefs. (6 pans of these went down a treat!)

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The lovely flamenco dancers and one of the Porvenir musicians enjoying some paella

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The flamenco dancers in action while Spanish band Porvenir play spanish music

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 The dancers get the party started by interacting with the guests

Over 180 industry professionals were in attendance including numerous renowned architects, designers and home improvement professionals along with the Vice President of PORCELANOSA Grupo, Silvestre Segarra.

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Photo Credit: John Ryan Photography

From Left to Right: Executive Chairman of TileStyle, Robin McNaughton, TileStyle Director Michele McNaughton, Vice President of PORCELANOSA Grupo, Silvestre Segarra and TileStyle Retail Director Gerard McNaughton. 

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Silvestre Segarra, speaks candidly about the relationship between PORCELANOSA and TileStyle

There were many familiar faces present including well-known Newstalk presenter, Ivan Yates, who was the MC for the evening.

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From left to right:Executive Chairman of TileStyle, Robin McNaughton, Well known businessman and Newstalk radio presenter, Ivan Yates, and Managing Director of TileStyle, JP Kennedy at the launch.

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Ivan Yates addresses the attendees

Our newly revamped bathroom showroom now contains more than 120 bathroom displays including traditional modern and now even futuristic bathroom settings!

Unfortunately, the vino, paella and Spanish entertainment have all gone but rest assured....our new Porcelanosa Bathroom Showroom is here to stay!

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For some, the excitement was just a little too much and a sneaky nap was needed! (Thanks to the lovely Lynn for the great photo!)

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The excitement was all a little too much for Lynn! 

Many more photos of the party to come so follow us on Facebook HERE and be sure to check out our Twitter too to find out the winner of the €1000 TileStyle Gift Card on Tuesday!!!!

Visit our new PORCELANOSA Flagship store in TileStyle at: Ballymount Retail Centre, Ballymount Industrial Estate, Dublin 24.

For opening hours and location click HERE

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ATTENTION ARCHITECTS AND INTERIOR DESIGNERS!

You are cordially invited to the exciting Grand Opening of our newly refurbished and extended PORCELANOSA Flagship store in TileStyle.

The event takes place on Thursday 7th of May  running from 6.00pm to 8.30pm.

Join us for a celebration of all things Spanish including live music, flamenco dancing, fine wine and paellla.

Many of you will have already received an invitation but if you have not, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as we would be delighted for you to attend.

Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Anne at 01 465 9180

 

 

 

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We are absolutely thrilled to have, once again, won the award for "Excellence in Independent Retailing" at the 2015 Crystal Anniversary of the TTA Awards last Saturday evening, 18th of April.

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Our 2015 TTA Award for Excellence in Independent Retailing and some of the winners with host Emma Jesson.

A TTA Award is an outstanding symbol of excellence celebrating the best in the wall and floor tiling industry and the annual awards ceremony is a fantastic networking opportunity for all involved in tiles and the tiling industry.

This particular award recognises superior retail management and customer care levels, as well as excellent staff training and product display standards in the tile industry.

We were up against some of the best independent tile retailers in the industry in both the UK and Ireland and to have won this award means a lot to us.

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The 2015 TTA Awards publication featuring the nominees and winners.

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The 2015 TTA Award Winners and host Emma Jesson (TileStyle's Managing Director, JP Kennedy, back row 3rd from right) 

We are proudly displaying our award, which we have won for the fourth time, in our reception amongst some of our previous awards including our TTA Awards from 2013, 2011 & 2009!

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Congratulations to all the winners on the night and of course to all those shortlisted for an award and a big thank you to The Tile Association for hosting such a fantastic event. Looking forward to next year already!

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REDEFINING THE VISION OF SPACE – Elegant and subtle yet contemporary whilst maintaining the qualities of ceramic durability and resistance.

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These WOW ceramic tiles certainly more than live up to their name and are proving immensely popular in recent times.

The aesthetic of these tiles is nothing short of mesmerising, one could even say hypnotic.

Many architects and designers are loving this tile trend and are able to express their creative talents in a totally different and more innovative way than before.

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TileStyle have supplied and specified these ceramic wall tiles for a few recent commercial clients and projects.

You can use your imagination more than ever before and explore your creative ideas and needs with this range of cleverly designed ceramic tiles.

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THE ART OF DESIGNING WITH LIGHT AND SHADOW:

These eye-catching looks are a great design solution for those who want to add depth and visual appeal to a basic, neutral space without the use of bright tones.

They look absolutely amazing when they are fitted and give a sense of depth and playfulness whilst also adding a modest quirkiness to any setting. The smallest details can elevate a space from ordinary to stylish and sophisticated and they certainly bring a beautiful modern and bespoke element to any setting.

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Anything is Possible! To see more incredible settings using these quirky tiles click HERE 

To find out more about this tile range contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Call us on: 01-855 5200

 

 

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 Ceramic Art Exhibition Launch

Last night in the TileStyle showroom, we had the launch of "Transform", an exhibition of bespoke ceramic pieces created by the 3rd year students from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin.

There was a fantastic turn out for the launch with over 90 guests in attendance. Light refreshments were served whilst some soft jazz music echoed delicately throughout the showroom as the attendees were enveloped by the inspirational work of the students.

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TileStyle's Retail Director and avid art enthusiast, Gerard McNaughton, opened the exhibition followed by a few words from both Lisa Young, lecturer to the ceramics students and Derek McGarry, Head of Design Innovation & Engagement in the National College of Art and Design.

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From left to right: Gerard McNaughton, Retail Director of TileStyle, Lisa Young, NCAD Ceramics Lecturer and Derek McGarry, Head of Design Innovation & Engagement in the NCAD.

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The exhibition is the result of an innovative Knowledge Transfer Programme partnership between TileStyle and The National College of Art and Design.

The students were asked to select a theme relating to the aspect of transform that they wished to explore and develop and create a wall mountable ceramic piece appropriate to this theme.

To further enhance the programme each ceramics student was paired with a visual communications student whose role was to develop a brand identity for the ceramic artist or their piece and document the process. 

The ceramics students also faced the challenge of developing and communicating their ideas to their visual communications partner as well as engaging their TileStyle partner in a learning experience.

It was both a successful and memorable evening and we would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to all the students on creating such awe-inspiring pieces that we can proudly exhibit in the TileStyle showroom.

The exhibition is open to the public and will run until the 15th of March in TileStyle and it is definitley worth a look.

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For more photos of the exhibition, please see our Facebook

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We are very proud to announce that TileStyle are a finalist for the kbbreview BATHROOM SHOWROOM OF THE YEAR AWARD 2015.

Organized by leading business magazine kbbreview, this is a prestigious annual event that is running for over 20 years, which rewards retailers and designers in the Kitchen & Bathroom Industry.

We won this particular award in 2012 and since then have continued to invest considerably in the development of our Bathroom Showroom.

Last year for instance, we doubled the footprint of our bathroom showroom and introduced many new and exclusive brands including Keramag Design, HansgroheBAGNODESIGN and Vola.

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We now have over 85 bathroom displays and we're not stopping there! We are redeveloping our Porcelanosa Bathroom Showroom area at the beginning of 2015 with the inclusion of 34 NEW settings!

Below are some of the new settings we introduced in 2014 including our show-stopping Copper Bath. Click image to see more of our showroom...

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Wish Us Luck! 

 See the full list of finalists HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Job title: Contracts Sales Executive

Purpose of role:
As part of an experienced contract flooring and specification sales team within TileStyle, the primary purpose is to develop sales of ceramic tiles, bathrooms, natural stone and hardwood flooring within the Irish market through a combination of developing specifications, project tracking and developing active projects.

The Company:
TileStyle is Ireland's driving force within the ceramic tile, natural stone, hardwood flooring and bathroom markets. We are an Irish family owned business.

TileStyle is dedicated to supplying the finest quality products, providing the best customer service and delivering excellent value to all our customers.

The business is concentrated on 4 core product groups Tiles, Bathrooms, Natural Stone and Hardwood Flooring and the company focuses on satisfying the needs of the retail and specification markets throughout Ireland and beyond. We continue to innovate and adapt and we have recently introduced the Little Green Paint Company into TileStyle and we were awarded the KBB Review "Bathroom Showroom of the Year 2012" for Ireland and the UK.

We have an exceptional team who have significant experience and are highly motivated to deliver excellence to all our customers and contractors. Our showrooms and logistics facility is based in Ballymount just off the M50 in Dublin and the showroom is in excess of 50,000 square feet.

Main tasks: Ranked by importance

1. Develop and increase sales of the 4 core products (Tiles, Bathrooms, Wood and Stone) within TileStyle to the specification and commercial sectors which include Architects, Interior Designers, Quantity Surveyors and Building, Flooring and Plumbing Contractors.
2. Continuously track the various stages of construction projects through an agreed CRM system.
3. Provide best in class customer service and follow up active projects whilst working effectively and efficiently with the TileStyle related teams.
4. Assist in carrying out the company's policies and procedures in relation to Health, Welfare & Safety and HR standard operating procedures.

Scope of the role:

This is an important role within the contracts team of TileStyle, with the achievement of agreed sales and margin targets critical to the ongoing success of the company. A key element within the Irish Construction industry is the residential refurbishment sector and part of this role will require working closely with the TileStyle retail team to maximise all sales opportunities in this area.

Person Specification:

Skills: Professional contract and specification selling skills with a clear focus on balancing sales and gross margin. Effective planning and time management skills are essential. Problem solving and resolution skills linked with the ability to work effectively using personal initiative and the support of the wider team. Full drivers licence. Good literacy, writing and presentation skills along with competent levels of IT, experience with a computerised sales, stock and quotation system along with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office or similar packages.

Knowledge: A current working knowledge and understanding of the Irish specification and contracting market within the flooring and bathroom markets will be required. Knowledge of floor and wall coverings including ceramics, natural stone, hardwood flooring and bathrooms. The ideal candidate will have experience across all these elements but in-depth knowledge of one will be considered.

Experience: A minimum of 3 years experience within a professional flooring and bathrooms specification/contract sales environment with exposure to complex and involved sales processes where significant proactive interaction with customers is required.

Attitudes: Enthusiastic personality with a proactive attitude to developing client/customer relationships along with high levels of self motivation. Ability to work unsupervised. The role will involve travel within Ireland including overnight travel.

Remuneration Package: Competitive salary based on experience plus a performance based bonus. There will be a six month probationary period. References and medical check up will be required.

Please send your application to Bernadette Murray This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date:  29th May  2015

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Allianz-Business-to-Arts-Awards-2015-logo.jpgHURRY UP! Less than 3 weeks left to apply for the Allianz Business to Arts Awards 2015! Closing date for applications is 5pm, Tuesday 5th May 2015.

Could you be the next winner of the €10,000 Jim McNaughton/TileStyle Artist Bursary?! If you think you, or someone you know, could win this or any of the other business to arts awards, then why not APPLY NOW!

TileStyle sponsors two annual awards at this prestigious ceremony, the Jim McNaughton/TileStyle €10,000 Artists Bursary and the Jim McNaughton/TileStyle Perpetual Award for Best Commissioning Practice.

The Jim McNaughton / TileStyle €10,000 Artists Bursary

This bursary is awarded towards the evolution of a work, body of work or project by an emerging artist(s) in any art form. The bursary is designed to develop an artist's creative practice and help take an idea to realisation.

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The winner of the 2014 Jim McNaughton / TileStyle €10,000 Artists Bursary, Petal Pilley(right), Director of The Blue Teapot Theatre Company, being presented with the bursary by the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins and TileStyle's Retail Director, Gerard McNaughton at last years' Allianz Business to Arts Awards.

See previous winners on the TileStyle Supporting the Arts page here

The Jim McNaughton Perpetual Award for Best Commissioning Practice

This award rewards excellence and good practice in the commissioning process by companies. The award recognises commissioning across all art forms.

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The 2014 winner of The "Jim McNaughton Perpetual Award for Best Commissioning Practice" Mayo County Council, with president of Ireland Michael D. Higgins and TileStyle's Retail Director Gerard McNaughton.

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See previous winners on the TileStyle Supporting the Arts page here

About the awards and how to apply:

The Allianz Business to Arts awards are for creative partnerships between business and the arts. If you have a great collaboration, start preparing your application with the business/project/organisation/artist you partner with.

1). Tell the story. How did the relationship begin, develop and evolve?

2). State your objectives. In your application, clearly state the objectives of all partners, and demonstrate how they were realised.

3). Show that the partnership had good results. Mention any publicity, feedback, comments or evaluations.

To read more about the Allianz Business to Arts Awards click here and for full entry procedure details click here.

Go directly to the Online Nomination Form: If you are aware of all the judging criteria and rules you can complete the online nomination form here.

Closing date for nominations: 5pm, Tuesday 5 May 2015

If you would like more information please call +353 (0)1 672 5336 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Be in with a chance to win a TileStyle Gift Card worth...

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FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO ENTER VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE HERE

So many things to choose to spend it on: TILES, STONE, WOOD-FLOORING, BATHROOMS, BATHROOM ACCESORIES AND PAINT!

 

Competition Terms and Conditions

To be eligible to win the entrant must:

1. Like the TileStyle Facebook competition post

2. Be a fan of the TileStyle Facebook Page

3. Leave a comment in the comments section under the competition post

Winner Terms & Conditions:

1. The winner must claim their prize within 2 weeks of announcement (which will be via the TileStyle Facebook Page)

2. The winner must come to the TileStyle Showroom in Ballymount, Dublin, to collect their prize. Photographs of the handover of the prize will be requested but not compulsory.

If the prize is not claimed within the 2 weeks, we will randomly select another winner.

*The Gift Card is subject to standard TileStyle gift card Terms & Conditions

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Why not give your mum an alternative gift to flowers and chocolates this Mother's Day?

Instead of spending a fortune on flowers and have them only last the bones of about a week, (if you're lucky!), why not give a gift this mother's day that will not only last for years, but will retain its sentimental value too for as long as she has it.

The Décor Walther bathroom accessory range, available in TileStyle, comprises of beautiful, high quality gifts that any mum would appreciate. Whether it's one of the deliciously fragrant scented candles, or some stylish bathroom accessories from the "Wood" range, we have no doubt she will be pleasantly surprised :) 

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This mother's day give mum a quality gift that she can enjoy and appreciate for many years to come.

To check out the full range of Décor Walther Accessories visit their website or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a brochure.

 

 

 

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Ever get a call from your installer saying they can't find the instructions? Now there is a quick and easy way of providing them with all the Geberit information they need. The Geberit ProApp provides instant product information including installation instructions and videos at their fingertips and is available to download for FREE today!

The Geberit ProApp is able to recognise all Geberit concealed cisterns since 1964 to the present day. It shows you which spare parts you need immediately.

The app for sanitary professionals delivers Geberit product catalogues, installation films and a whole host of other useful information direct to your smartphone.

App features: 

  • Product Identifier
  • Spare parts catalogue
  • Installation films
  • Barcode scanner
  • Product catalogue

For more information and instructions on how to download the app click HERE

For information on any Geberit products:

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or

Call: +353 1 855 5200

 

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Love it or loathe it, Valentine's Day is just around the corner and there's no escaping the hype that comes along with it. For many people in relationships, Valentine's Day is a big deal, so whatever you have planned for this Saturday the 14th of February, be sure to make it memorable!

Whether you like to celebrate with your loved one by taking a romantic trip away or by a simple gesture of kindness to show how much you care, here's a few ideas to help make it that little bit more special this year. 

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Bathtime: Run your loved one a bath, light them some scented candles and pour them a glass of their favourite beverage. There is nothing quite like a long, relaxing soak in a bath to unwind and de-stress after a busy working week. Have fluffy towels or bathrobes ready for when you are ready to get out of the bath. As an extra loving touch, warm the towels or robes ahead of using a towel warmer.

Spa Day: You could treat yourselves to a couple's spa day and just simply enjoy the time together whilst getting pampered. There are some great deals and packages out there so there really is no excuse!

Simply Enjoy Each Other's Company: Sometimes the best Valentine's Day gift you can give is the gift of uninterrupted time together doing nothing. You don't need to leave the house to make Valentine's Day special. Think of how great it could be to spend the entire day together - without interruption.

Trusty Box of Choccies: Everyone loves a box of chocolates, I know I certainly do anyway! An obvious gift for Valentine 's Day but I'm sure no-one will be complaining!

Valentine's Day doesn't have to cost a fortune or be especially elaborate, but making your loved one feel special is essential. Why not use it as an excuse to treat yourself and your loved one to the pampering you both deserve.

Wishing you a LOVEly Valentines Day this year from all of us here in TileStyle 

 

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Light on Eyece meets Tangible Energy 

Yesterday as part of our Knowledge Transfer Programme with the NCAD (The National College of Art & Design), we paid a second visit to their delightful college on Thomas Street in Dublin City Centre.

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"Marvelling" from A Birds Eye Stance....

There we marvelled at the progress of the students work and offered some (we hope...) useful guidance. Less than one week to go now to the launch of an Exhibition of these fascinating ceramic pieces, so it's all go.

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Gillian Foley's project sparks a lively discussion

This innovative "Knowledge Transfer Programme" entails working with a group of NCAD Ceramics Students in the development of a collection of bespoke ceramic pieces. In turn, the students will gain an opportunity to apply their skills in a "real world" setting and benefit from TileStyle's commercial expertise. 

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Gerard McNaughton captivates his audience 

In keeping with the spirit of this programme, Gerard McNaughton our Retail Director, delivered an insightful and inspiring speech on the commercial world, offering highly relevant advice on Pricing, Product Display and Sales and Promotional Techniques.

The Exhibition entitled TRANSFORM, will launch in our showroom here at Ballymount, Dublin on Thursday, 12th February at 6.30 pm. If you would like to attend please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or call 01-8555200

Click Here for Directions.
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TRANSFORM is an exhibition of contemporary ceramic art by 3rd year students from the ceramics area of the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and you're invited!

The exhibition will be launched in the TileStyle Showroom in Ballymount to showcase the students work that has been the result of an innovative "Knowledge Transfer programme" in connection with TileStyle on:

Day:Thursday

Date: 12th February 2015

Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm

Location: TileStyle Showroom Ballymount, Dublin 24

The students were asked to select a theme that relates to the aspect of TRANSFORM that they wished to explore.

If the standard and eminence of work at last year's successful ceramic exhibition "COLLECTION" is anything to go by, you're in for a real treat! And we can already tell you that having worked closely with the students during this Knowledge Transfer Programme, you will not be disappointed!

This year the students have brought a whole new concept to the table and created some awe inspiring ceramic pieces that have conscientiously captivated the project brief of "TRANSFORM".

Check out a "Sneak Peak" of some of the students work here on our Facebook Page by clicking this link:

https://www.facebook.com/TileStyle/posts/10152834183019934

If you would like to attend this exhibition please don't hesitate to contact:

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ncad-7.jpgYesterday morning we had a visit from our partners in the National College of Art & Design with whom we are collaborating on the innovative "Knowledge Transfer Project"

At around 11am, the reception of TileStyle was buzzing with the excitement and chatter of the upcoming exhibition "Transform" that will be launched in TileStyle in early February this year.

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Retail Director, Gerard McNaughton, welcomes students and teachers from the NCAD in the reception of TileStyle

Firstly, the group from the NCAD were taken on an informative tour of the showroom by TileStyle's Retail Director and art enthusiast, Gerard McNaughton.

They were given an insight into the layout of the showroom, what kind of products we supply and what is currently trending in the world of tiles, stone, bathrooms and wood flooring.

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 Après-tour, there was a short Q&A session in the training room and the opportunity for the students to chat with their TileStyle partner about their work in progress. 

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Students of the NCAD arriving up to the training room for the Q&A session

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TileStyle is, and always has been, a supporter of the Arts and we are proud to be collaborating once again with the NCAD on this "Knowledge Transfer Programme"

Last years exhibition "Collection" was a huge success and we are delighted to be joining forces with the NCAD again this year for this particular programme.

This year the students are bringing a whole new creative concept to the table! We are really looking forward to seeing the finished pieces and showcasing them in the TileStyle showroom.

The public exhibition is likely to go ahead in early February but the date is yet to be confirmed so watch this space!

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As we begin another year, we take a look back at some (just some!) of our favourite moments of 2014!

From the major expansion of our Bathroom Showroom to the TileStyle Ice Bucket Challenge, there have been a lot of positive and fun challenges along the way!

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Collaboration with the National College of Art & DesignIn February, TileStyle launched an exhibition called "Collection" to showcase the pieces of ceramic art created by NCAD students. This was part of a "Knowledge Transfer Programme", whereby TileStyle worked with a group of NCAD Ceramics Students in the development of bespoke ceramic pieces. In turn, the students gained an opportunity to apply their skills in a "real world" setting and benefit from TileStyle's commercial expertise.

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The Major Expansion of our Bathroom Showroom – In March 2014, we invested heavily in the expansion of our Bathroom Showroom. We doubled the footprint of our Bathroom Showroom to include 25 new settings and introduced many new and exclusive bathroom brands including Vola, Keramag and Hansgrohe.

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Stunning Photographic Exhibition – In April, award winning Irish architectural and fine art landscape photographer, Enda Cavanagh, launched his stunning photographic exhibition; Retrospective 01 in TileStyle. It was a majorly successful launch and we look forward to see what Enda has in store next!

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Jim McNaughton/TileStyle €10,000 Bursary Winner 2014 – The bursary was awarded to Petal Pilley, director of the Blue Teapot Theatre Company at the 2014 Allianz Business to Arts Awards in September. The Blue Teapot Theatre Company is a performing arts school and outreach project for people with intellectual disabilities. 

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Houzz Event - At the beginning of November, Houzz came to TileStyle to host their first ever professional presentation in Ireland. We were delighted to have been approached by Houzz to host such a significant event and to make matters even more exciting, the co-founder and CEO of Houzz, Adi Tatarko, was there on the evening.

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Shipping Container Home – TileStyle were delighted to be involved in the creation of Ireland's first shipping container home by donating the sanitary ware for this project. The container was built in 3 days in December and was donated to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul to help house a homeless family.

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Last but not least.... The TileStyle Ice Bucket Challenge! On Friday 22nd August 2014, the team at TileStyle took on the Ice Bucket Challenge in aid of The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association(IMNDA). We managed to raise €500 for this charity in the space of 24 hours and also had great fun whilst doing so!

In case you've forgotten, here's the video again :)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSTq3L27tOw

Well, it's been a good year, thanks to the positive growth in economy and not to mention the hard work and effort of the TileStyle team.

We would like to thank everyone for their continued support in 2014 and wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year ahead.

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Lisa Young, Ceramics Lecturer holds a team from TileStyle spellbound at NCAD. 

We are delighted to announce that once again, we have teamed up with the NCAD (The National College of Art & Design) on an innovative "Knowledge Transfer Programme", whereby we will work with a group of NCAD Ceramics Students in the development of a collection of bespoke ceramic pieces. In turn, the students will gain an opportunity to apply their skills in a "real world" setting and benefit from TileStyle's commercial expertise.  

The theme for this years project is "Transform".

And yesterday we visited the NCAD and witnessed the early stages of what looks set to be - eight astounding Ceramic pieces.

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Jane Frew, Student at NCAD introduces her project to the TileStyle team.

This year eight Ceramics students will take part in the programme.  Each student has been "buddied" with a member of the TileStyle team who will lend their expertise on ceramics to the process. Equally, we will learn about The World of the Ceramics Student. In addition, the programme has been expanded to involve eight NCAD Visual Communications students who will document the process from start to finish.

The project will culminate in a public exhibition here in our showroom at Ballymount.

 Click Here for some images of last years project.

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