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In the last few weeks, the Ice Bucket Challenge has quite literally “soaked” the nation, if not the world!

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.

It was a fantastically fun morning for everyone involved and more importantly raised funds for this small organisation that relies heavily on fundraising and donations. We conducted the challenge in some of our baths in the showroom with most of the partakers wearing their suits!

Watch our team get drenched with ice water for a good cause. Some of the reactions are priceless!

  

Some of the reactions captured in the images below!

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For information on Motor Neurone Disease click here 

 

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Blurring the boundaries between the bathroom and living area….

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Several of the world's most successful designers work for Hansgrohe, not least Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio and  Jean-Marie Massaud. Thier creativity has offered a fresh perspective on bathrooms and triggered numerous technical innovations. No surprise then that Hansgrohe’s showers have won more than 300 internationally renowned awards and set multiple new trends.

Hansgrohe Designer and Architect Oki Sato is a rising star on the international designer scene. He enjoys playing with boundaries and loves creating little moments of surprise.  Time and time again he manages to achieve that 'wow' effect, putting playful, humourous interpretations on familiar objects and placing them in contexts that you would never expect. 

Sato’s LampShower harmoniously joins water and light in a most unusual way. Lightness and humour is combined with sophisticated design…..boundaries between the bathroom and the living areas become blurred…..

The main design of this LampShower is the form of a lampshade, adding a sense of homeliness to the bathroom. The shower head features a 5 watt warm white LED modeled on the classic Edison bulb, providing a wonderfully ambient lighting environment. It offers a unique rain fall from the rim of the lamp shade which completely washes over the entire body.

This rather astonishing creation will to be added to our displays very shortly.

Meanwhile, contact Tony Murphy, our Bathroom Manager for more details on this or indeed any other Hansgrohe product. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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We are delighted to announce that our Retail Director, Gerard McNaughton is the co-producer of PILGRIM, a poignant theatre production for this year’s Dublin Tiger Fringe Festival.

Pilgrim is based on an Irishman’s odyssey for identity through the nightmare landscape of a world set ablaze by 9/11. 

September 11th 2001, thousands of refugees from every culture and creed descend upon the doorsteps of Newfoundland.Villages like Gambo become the setting for a positive apocalypse. 

In this surreal, inverted world, Christopher's life pulls into focus and his rebirth is both arresting and comic. From Dublin to California to Gambo, Christopher embarks on a wild odyssey home for the birth of his son. With allusions to classical myth, PILGRIM is a bible-black comedy about a hard-edged, misanthropic youth who finally discovers the world doesn't revolve around him.

Written by award-winning playwright Philip Doherty, performed by Rex Ryan (Best Actor nomination Fringe 2013) and directed by Aoife Spillane-Hinks 'PILGRIM' weaves together a text rich with verbal pyro-technics, a haunting soundscape, and psychedelic visuals through a tapestry of outlandish characters and grotesque worlds

 

PILGRIM runs from the 10th -18th September 2014 in this years’ Tiger Fringe Festival.

For booking information, click the link below

http://fringefest.com/programme/pilgrim

Or

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

 

Supported by the Cavan Arts Office / Cavan County Council

Photo Credit: Ste Murray

 

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Do you have what it takes to be Ireland's next best "Singer in the Shower?"

Well, if you're good enough you could win a TileStyle Gift Card worth €2500!! 

Derek Mooney from RTÉ Radio 1 is looking for contestants to claim this very title.

For more information follow this link.  http://www.rte.ie/radio1/mooney/

 

 

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RE AWARDS 2014 TOP100 STORE RGB

We are delighted to annouce that we have qualified in the Top 100 Stores for the Retail Excellence  Ireland Awards.

 Wish us luck in the next phase!!!

 

 

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The National College of Art and Design and TileStyle  have been shortlisted for the 2014 Allianz Business to Arts Awards for “Best Creative Staff Engagement” and "Best Small Sponsorship".

TileStyle teamed up with NCAD on an innovative “Knowledge Transfer Programme” whereby TileStyle worked with a group of NCAD Ceramics Students in the development of bespoke ceramic pieces. The students gained an opportunity to apply their skills in a “real world” setting and benefited from TileStyle’s commercial expertise. 

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The project culminated in an exciting public exhibition at TileStyle’s showroom. 

TileStyle has been a long standing supporter of the Arts and was delighted to work with the NCAD on this project.

Click for photographs and details of the pieces created in this wonderful collaboration.

 

 

 

 

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Inject exotic flair into your home with these intriguing, beautifully crafted tiles.

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Above: The patterns and colours in this collection are inspired by an eclectic range of artifacts and tiles from ancient Persia and Morocco, kelim rugs from Turkey, tapestries from France and pottery from Andalucía.

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Above & Below: The inspiration for these fabulous richly coloured designs comes from the intricate repeating patterns of traditional rugs and carpets of The Mediterranean.

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All above images are courtesy of The Winchester Tile Company. For information on these collections and more...please contact Mary Hennessy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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We are delighted to bring you Keramag Design - Just one of our latest Bathroom brands here at TileStyle.

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Featured in our new Bathroom Extension, Keramag Design delivers innovative products, superb aesthetics, everlasting quality and timeless design.

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The brand is presented through a series of Bathroom Collections from several renowned Designers not least Antonio Citterio and Michael Schmidt from Code2design.  Citterio’s product developments have been exhibited in several museums including the George Pompidou Centre in Paris whilst Schmidt has achieved awards from German Design, Red Dot and Design of Europe. We are indeed honoured to have such prestigious Designers on board.

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Contact our Bathroom Manager Tony Murphy for more information. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Or drop into our showroom now to check out these fabulous products.  We are open 7 days a week.

 

 

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Sizzling Summer Offers at TileStyle, Dublin

We have an abundance of Sizzling Summer Offers for you here at TileStyle - Be it Tiles, Natural Stone, Wood Flooring or Bathrooms.
Click here to view just a selection.
But you really must drop into our Showroom to see the entire range.
We are open 7 days a week - With lots of free parking!

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Established in 1820, Samuel Heath began as a traditional brass founder. Today however it is as a manufacturer of bathroom accessories, taps, showers and architectural hardware that Samuel Heath has built a worldwide reputation, in innovation, stylish design, quality and performance.

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Craftsmanship remains central to the Samuel Heath ethos. Whilst individual components are precision machined, to ensure the inherent strength of the metal is retained and enable the precise manufacture of intricate designs, the meticulous attention to detail that is required to produce these items means that experienced craftsmen finish every product by hand.

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Whilst proud of this heritage, Samuel Heath is also a pioneer of new movements in bathroom and architectural hardware design. Investment in state of the art technology and the brightest design talent is thus coupled with time-honoured British craftsmanship to make the company a trusted yet stimulating brand for interior designers, architects and homeowners around the world.

For more information please contact our Tony Murphy our Bathroom Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.samuel-heath.co.uk

 

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Bathing has been a celebrated ritual in all cultures over the world for thousands of years. Initially bathrooms  were public and used not only for cleansing but also  for pleasure and relaxation, later becoming popular meeting places for people to chat and find out the latest gossip.

These days our bathroom is a place for well-being to recover the energy we lose in our hectic daily routines, essentially contributing to physical and mental well-being and thus generating a healthy enjoyment of life.

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HOESCH position themselves as ambassadors of this bathing culture - and with complete success indeed. With ergonomically shaped spacious bath tubs featuring variable bases lengths and adjustable backrests, multifunctional shower systems, sophisticated steam solutions and cabins as well as efficient whirl systems, HOESCH is a class of its own - Increasing your sense of wellbeing.... giving lasting pleasure,.... enhancing your sensual experiences....giving everything your heart desires and your body longs for…… in the Bathing world that is...

For more details see www.hoesch-design.com  or contact Tony Murphy our Bathroom Manager. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                                          "Bust" and "Mad Cow"    

 

Check to the right of our reception desk the next time you pop into TileStyle. There you’ll see these amazing Heads crafted by Sculptor David Wilcoxson.

David originally from the US, moved to Ireland in 1992. He has worked as both a Sculptor and Tiling Contractor, which brought him to the art of mosaic.

These sculptures are from a series of mosaic heads begun in the last couple of years. David had wanted to do something like this for a long time. The seeds were planted when, as a child, he first saw mosaic heads from ancient Mexico.  And more recently - inspired by the process of raising children he felt the urge to do something a little more playful as an artist. 

Initially the series involved  parts of scarecrows, however he ended up simplifying the format in order to concentrate attention on the Heads. Each one has a private meaning for David relating to events in his life - but each viewer will get a different impression, perhaps….

“The Mad Cow is a chimera - part bovine, part giraffe, and part Jack Russell - make of that what you will!” quips David." And Bust is a portrait of a fictional character. His career was in the role of executive scarecrow, but he has retired now to a comfortable stone base. He inherited my nose and Lyndon Johnson's ears"

David is still making them, learning as he goes. He is also offering mosaic courses.  The next one will run at the Schoolhouse for Art in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Anyone interested in these courses or commissions can contact David at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 See David’s work at www.newmosaicandglass.ie

 

 

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Recently featured in The Irish Independent was Rory Cowan, well known actor from Mrs. Brown's Boys, seen here in his newly extended kitchen.  Those wonderful silver wall tiles are from TileStyle.

“I call it the house Mrs. Brown built. I bought it in 1990 and was made redundant six months later. If I hadn't met Brendan, I wouldn't have been able to pay the mortgage,” Rory explained.

Rory recently gave his house a complete make-over, with the help of interior designer, Carmel Carroll. “I wanted a bigger kitchen and a new bathroom. I told her to throw everything out except my bed and one painting,” 

Though Carmel had limited space to work with, she was able to extend both the front and back, and, by adding large expanses of glass at both ends, she created a stylish, airy, open-plan living space, with a dining area facing on to the back patio and a really attractive, user-friendly kitchen to the front.

Wood-effect tiles from TileStyle are featured throughout the house and on the patio. They “actually look like smoked oak” according to The Irish Independent.

The silver tiles featured in the kitchen splashback are INOX and the Wood-effect tiles are LENGI VAPORE.

For more details about these tiles please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

And ‘Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie’ opened on June 27.....

(Source: The Irish Independent)

 

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Late last year we brought you news of RUA RED's specially commissioned artwork - A 1920's style 'Wall of Death". which will be used as a venue for a whole host of exhibitions, live performances, talks and workshops. It is still a work in progress - however Rebecca from Rua Red just sent us these fabulous images. We hear she is “over the moon” with how the project is progressing. Looking good Rebecca! 

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Click here for more details on RUA RED and this project. If you would like information on the tiles used for these mosaics - please contact Alan Brennan, our Showroom Manager. T: 01 855 5200 E:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Looking for fun, cheery decor ideas for your children’s bedroom or playroom?

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Well pop in and see these fabulous Disney Tiles in our newly made over Children’s Play Area here at TileStyle.

An attractive and versatile alternative - What better way to add a touch of creativity, imagination, originality and colour to your children’s spaces!

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You think about renovating your bathroom, you put it off. Why?

If you thought about it in the first place then more than likely it means you either want to, or you need to!

You think about the chaos and disorder it might bring to your life (but for what, a week or so?!)

Generally people come to the conclusion that it will interfere with their whole living situation and it’s too much hassle but if you plan well and get the right design service and installers, it can be a pain free operation!

And not forgetting about the expense, which in most cases is the ultimate off put for most renovation contemplations!

Yes, these are of course valid points when considering renovating a bathroom but what a lot of people don’t think about is that the positive sides predominantly outweigh the negatives.

Investing in a good quality, well designed bathroom can add not just splendour and style to your home but also value. And, it doesn’t have to be as costly as you might think!

The bathroom is one of the most crucial zones for homebuyers and potential tenants so when renovating your property, the bathroom should be one of your priorities.

Most people, who view properties with a mind to buy, specifically look for a well designed bathroom that is not in need of renovation. This can help in their deciding factor of whether of not they want to purchase a property.

Designing a bathroom that appeals to the majority of the market is key when striving to add value to your home. This gives you a larger share of interest from potential buyers. Using neutral colours for tiles and paint is important as well as choosing units that tie in with those tones.

The added benefit of having a beautiful bathroom is that you too can enjoy it while you continue to reside there!

If you’re unsure about what value a new bathroom can add to your home you could get a property valuation done and then forecast a return on investment. This can help you to calculate a budget if you decide to go ahead with the renovations.

 

 

For more information and expertise on bathroom renovation, contact Tony Murphy here in TileStyle on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Check out just some of our bathroom settings in our Image Gallery

 

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Check out these less-abled products featured in one of our 25 New Bathroom Displays.  

These cleverly designed products provide you with a safe and stylish sanctuary within your home. Their modern look achieves a less clinical appearance than standard less - abled products.

This special wooden seat to the fore of the image is designed so that you may lever yourself in to the bath and can also be used as a little table if desired. The foot stool may be used to kneel on to facilitate easier cleaning of the bath.

The shelf over the sink is dual purpose, also acting as a grab bar.

The shower seat folds away and holds up to 150k

The toilet brush (seen better in the image below) is designed with extra long handle so you do not have to bend.

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Call in to see Tony Murphy, our Bathroom Manager. Tony will demonstrate how these items and all of this product range work in much more detail.

E:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   T: 01 855 5200

Products seen here are from Noken, Hansgrohe, Catalano and Erlau.  All accessories featured are made in Germany.

 

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The parents unit at Crumlin Children’s Hospital provides accommodation for parents of sick children from every part of Ireland.  Converted from the old nursing home 25 years ago, it is within the hospital on the second floor and consists of 44 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 sitting rooms, bathrooms, toilets and a laundry room.

 Just recently the kitchens underwent a complete makeover. The kitchen units were supplied and fitted free of charge by Cash & Carry Kitchens and the tiles were donated by our good selves and fitted by Graham from Graham Gorman Tiling free of charge.

 Catherine, Agnes and Angela who manage the unit sent us this lovely message. “The generosity of your company made a huge difference to us here. The kitchens are so much brighter and cheery and are really appreciated by parents staying at the unit.”

 Four of the bedrooms are newly decorated, however they need funding to have the remaining 40 decorated. If you can help, please contact Catherine, Agnes or Angela at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

   

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 Would you like the opportunity to gain a marvellous insight into the world of a successful artist? 

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Retrospective 01, a collection of photographic works by Enda Cavanagh is on  exhibition here at TileStyle. And on Saturday May 24th at 1.00pm, Enda will rock up for a Special Presentation on his work. We expect this to take roughly 2 hours. 

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Enda (centre) at the recent launch of his Photographic Exhibition here at TileStyle. Also in photo: Gerard McNaughton, Retail Director TileStyle (Left) Stuart McLaughlin, Business to Arts (Right) 

Enda is an award winning Irish architectural and fine art landscape photographer. He grew up in rural Ireland and has always felt a strong connection to the land. His fine art photography communicates the subtle patterns, shapes and forms which exist in the urban and rural landscape.   

Enda spent 5 years living in Berlin where he developed a fascination with old manmade structures appearing in the urban and rural landscape. Many of his images feature manmade objects that, over time, have themselves become part of the landscape.  

For this Presentation, Enda will bring you on a walkabout and will talk about his favourite images and how he edits and prints them. He will then show you how his photos are created and the workflow behind them. 

Click here for a sample of what you can expect.  

Email me you if would like to attend. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

Retrospective 01 continues until May 28th 2014. All welcome to drop by and check it out. It really is well worth a look.

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