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Halloween is just around the corner and to make it even more exciting this year, it’s falling on a Frightday (sorry, Friday..!)  Surely there will be lots more Halloween house parties due to it falling on a weekend this time round!

So who's hosting a Halloween party this year?! 

Those of you planning parties could make that little bit of extra effort and really impress your guests by adding some halloween décor to the bathroom.

Check out the link below which will bring you to some easy and fun ways to “Spook Up” your bathroom this Halloween!

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And because we’re in the Halloween spirit here, we thought we’d share some Halloween Bathroom jokes for you to crack at the party! 

Q:Where does a vampire take a bath? 

A:In the bat-room

Q:How do vampire football players get the mud off? 

A:They all get in the bat-tub.

Q:Why did the bank robber take a bath? 

A:So he could make a clean getaway.

Have a SPOOKtaclular Halloween everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Job title:  Warehouse Operative

Purpose of role: 

You will be part of an experienced Warehouse team and the primary role is to support our retail, contracts and despatch team in delivering accurate and timely orders to our customers. You will also use administrative support functions in order to maximise time and deliver excellence in customer service.

Main tasks:

Order processing and fulfilment.

To achieve 100% accuracy when processing orders.

To develop effective working relationships with other departments.

To undertake any other task that may be deemed necessary from time to time in the fulfilment of your role.

 Reporting to: Warehouse Manager. 

Scope of the role:

This is an important role within the TileStyle Warehouse team. The role will also involve close and regular communication with the sales teams, stock control and despatch teams, along with regular contact with customers.

The role is a Monday to Sunday role, this will involve working every second weekend.

Person Specification:

Skills:

A clean Forklift and Reach License. Be able to work effectively within a team as well as work on own initiative.  Excellent organisational and communication skills. Good analytical skills, creative problem solver. Ability to prioritize duties and meet deadlines.

Physical Demands:

This role is physically strenuous and a degree of fitness will be required to carry out the role efficiently and effectively.

Knowledge and Experience:

Basic computer knowledge & excellent keyboard skills are essential. A minimum of 2 years’ experience within a warehouse environment. Experience of the construction related industry would be beneficial but not essential. A comprehensive training programme will be provided.

Attitudes:

An enthusiastic personality, with a proactive attitude to customer service. A genuine desire to help support a positive team environment will be crucial attributes. Effective team playing characteristics are essential to the success of this role as TileStyle is constantly adapting to customer and market needs and the need for flexibility will be important. 

Remuneration Package:

This is a full time role with a competitive salary based on experience. A 6 month probationary period will be completed. 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: 20th  November.

 

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With water charges kicking in from today, we have a few bits of helpful advice on how save on usage when it comes to your bathroom! 

Toilet Tips!

Only use the toilet for its clear purpose! Flushing the toilet is the biggest water user in the house. Don’t flush random bits of toilet paper or use it as disposal for anything other than what it’s meant for.

Taking this into account, the dual flush toilet system is bound to become a household essential, due to its capability to save water with their half flush.

Teething Issues!

Brush your teeth wisely! Don’t keep the water running whilst you brush. Only use it to wet the toothbrush and for rinsing. Even better if you can fill a glass up to rinse with rather than shoving your head in the sink while the tap runs!

Brainy Baths!

Be smart about how you use your bath water.

Try saving baths for those days that you really are in need of one. That way you will be even more appreciative of it and why not enjoy a glass of champers too on that extra special occasion!

Bath water (if you feel it’s clean enough!) can be used to soak heavily soiled clothes that need pre-soaking before a wash. So before you think about emptying that water, give the kids muddy clothes some steeping time in it!

Shower Savvy!

Install a low-flow showerhead. They are definitley a wise investment and will save you money on water expenses.

Another way to cut down on water use is to turn off the shower while soaping up, then turn it back on to rinse (but you knew that already!)

Shave Your Costs! 

Rinse your razor in the sink. Fill the sink with a few inches of warm water. This will rinse your razor just as well as running water, with far less waste of water.

If you happen to shave in the shower, turn the water off whilst doing so and used a container instead to rinse the razor.

 

At TileStyle we have a wide range of water saving products available.

Contact our Bathroom Manager Tony Murphy to hear more about our selection.

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01 855 5200

See related blog post here:

Save on Water Charges Whilst Saving the Planet!

 

 

 

 

 

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Little Greene, has joined forces with one of the rising stars of the British fashion scene, Edeline Lee. A great synergy and meeting of minds emerged between the two brands and the concept of ‘Moments of Colour’ was born.

London-based and internationally renowned, Edeline is defined by her signature of structured, feminine shapes with clean modernist lines enhanced by thoughtful decorative details.

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 ‘Moments of Colour’ consists of a series of separate room sets, all with their own unique identity and distinctive personality, complemented by a designer colour collection of cutting edge womenswear. Resembling the interior of a beautifully executed two-storey dolls’ house, these enchanting rooms create a dramatic statement, through the application of both Little Greene’s judiciously-selected shades and the stunning silhouettes of Edeline’s striking Spring Summer 15 collection.

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“We are tremendously excited to be presenting something so very thought-provoking and undeniably ‘different’.” (David Mottershead, MD of Little Greene)

Little Greene’s fabulous Paints & Wallpapers are available here at TileStyle.

Click Here for Paint & Here for Wallpaper - Or call in to see us altogether - We are open 7 Days a week.

 

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Retail Excellence Ireland has announced the finalist companies for the 2014 REI Awards in partnership with Barclaycard.  And we are proud to announce that we are up there!

The finalists were selected following a rigorous examination process involving, Application Review, Mystery Shopping and a Store Audit process.

David Fitzsimons, CEO, stated “I want to congratulate these progressive retailers for being selected. They are exemplars of the retail industry. Their success shows what can be achieved from the application of a strategic vision for Retail in Ireland. All have been selected as finalists because they have shown a consistent commitment to excellence in meeting and exceeding customer expectations. The Irish shopping experience continues to match the best that Retail can offer around the world. We believe that these stores are well placed to capitalise on a positive Christmas Season,” he concluded.

The awards will take place in Galway on the 1st of November.  Wish us Luck!

 

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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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3 for 2

 Buy any 3 bathroom accessories and receive the 3rd one (the lowest priced one....) free of charge.

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Limited Offer. Terms & Conditions Apply!

Click Here to see our Fabulous Range of Bathroom Accessories!

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Photographer Daragh Muldoweys exhibition 'OUT OF THIN AIR' will open at 6pm at the Copper House Gallery, St Kevins Cottages, Synge St, Dublin 2 on Wednesday October 1st.

Daragh set sail on board the Kilary Flyer in June 2013 to explore Greenland, the world’s largest island. ‘OUT OF THIN AIR’ is an exquisite collection of ice images, documenting Daraghs expedition. From surreal glaciers to floating ice sculptures, Daragh presents a vision of beauty from this fragile landscape.

Journalist & Broadcaster Charlie Bird will open the exhibition and the night will run to 9pm. There will be canapés, wine and music so go along and enjoy the evening! All are welcome.

Daragh previously exhibited a collection of his photographs here at TileStye - so we know him well and can highly recommend his wonderful work.

 ‘I believe in Nature's healing power. My aim, through my photography is to bring you closer to nature and for you to feel a sense of peace and calm while viewing my images.’ Daragh Muldowney.

The exhibition will run until November 7th and will be open from 9am to 5pm daily and from 10am to 5pm weekends. 

 

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“Wooo Hoo…shop number two!”

 The Organic Supermarket have just recently announced the opening of their new flagship store in the heart of Rathgar Village in Dublin.

The Organic Supermarket was born at the start of the recession in 2008 and they have fought hard to continue their mission of good local organic food.  And now they get to play, as the good times are back again..... 

They promote healthy, fresh, flavoursome produce and invest in local communities and businesses. Making it very easy to go organic - they supply fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, wine, cupboard staples, cleaning products and even beauty products.

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We at TileStyle are delighted to have worked with Designer Denise Ryan of Fineline Interiors on this project. The floor tiles are TopCer 4415 Medium Grey and 4401 Beige and the wall tiles are Fabresa Vox. For more information on these tiles, please contact Mary Hennessy, Executive Director, Contract Sales, TileStyle. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Beautiful Bathrooms..... Stunning Prices……

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Fancy the luxurious, elegant feel of a traditional Bathroom? Well Burlington Bathrooms will give you just that - Victorian and Edwardian inspired bathroom designs all the while using modern technology and processes.

Burlington’s classic collection of period bathroom products includes freestanding baths, basins and toilets, shower enclosures, shower valves, taps, radiators and accessories.

And right now you can enjoy up to 50% Off these beautiful products. For more information, check in with our Bathroom Showroom Manager, Tony Murphy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Or drop in to our showroom altogether. We are open 7 days a week

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Get ahead of the posse with patterned wood floors! We hear from Scandanavian wood flooring giants Kährs, that these fun and interesting floors are set to be a key trend over the coming year, in both domestic and commercial settings. 

Kährs European Renaissance Collection includes classic parquet patterns such as herringbone and basketweave in both oak and walnut.

Seen here is Kährs Walnut Palazzo Noce, a rich nut-brown floor with cherry hues and a satin lacquer finish.

All designs have a multi-layered construction and feature Kährs Woodloc® joint, which provides greater stability, eliminates gapping and aids fast installation. These floors are also suitable for fitting with underfloor heating.

For more information on these floors or indeed any products from our beautiful wood flooring range, contact Fintan Farrelly, our Wood Specialist. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

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Last Tuesday evening, 9th September 2014, the National Concert Hall was host to the 23rd Allianz Business to Arts Awards. 

As a founding member, TileStyle has been involved with these awards for over 20 years and has proudly sponsored two distinctive awards for the last 6 years. These awards include; The Jim McNaughton/TileStyle Artists Bursary of €10,000 and, The Jim McNaughton Perpetual Award for Best Commissioning Practice.

The event brought together many of Ireland's leading business people and most distinguished arts organisations and artists. With over 500 attendees representing the breadth of both worlds.

The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, who is an Honorary Patron of Business to Arts, was the guest of honour on the night and also in attendance was distinguished guest, Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys.

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This year’s winner of the €10,000 Bursary was Petal Pilley, director of the Blue Teapot Theatre Company which is a performing arts school and outreach project for people with intellectual disabilities.

On winning the award Petal said, “I couldn’t be happier or feel more privileged at being this year’s recipient of the Jim McNaughton/ TileStyle Artist’s Bursary. It will afford me a great opportunity as a theatre director to explore, develop and realise an ambition”. 

Seen here below with TileStyle Retail Director, Gerard McNaughton.

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The winner of the Jim McNaughton Perpetual Award for Best Commissioning Practice was awarded to Mayo County Council and Linenhall Arts Centre for the FIND project.

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Congratulations to all the winners on the night and of course to all those nominated too!

 

 For a full list of the winners on the night click here.

 

Photography Credits: Robbie Reynolds and Conor McCabe.

 

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Christo from Lefroy Brooks, strongly suspects that taps as we know them today will disappear into the mists of nostalgia and in their place we are destined to be using remote controls to control our water.

He therefore took on the task of researching this century of taps and selecting the great classics from each decade. From their domestic origins in the late Victorian era through the mechanical angularity of the Edwardians, the curvaceous turn of the century French, the colonial twenties, the deco thirties, the streamline fifties, the starry sixties to the funky seventies…….

He visited countless museums, salvage yards, castles, cottages and dealers’ dens in his quest for these forgotten art forms of history. Indeed, he developed quite a passion for the chase, unearthing some items through going to great lengths and others in an unexpected instant.  

But what does a true classic mean and how does a design become a classic he asks. Well, foremost it stands the test of time, it is popular, a design which sold well in its day and continued to be demanded. And of course it worked, it functioned, it did its job!

All the taps he chose were still in working order, perhaps a new washer or two was required....  but none the less functioning even after in some cases one hundred years. These are art forms – sculptures not only for the eye but also for the hand – They look right and feel beautiful.

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Here we present just a fraction of the results of Christo’s’ labours - The 1950s Belle Aire Tapware Collection.

For more information on this range and other delights from Lefroy Brooks - 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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Regency meets legendary 1960s, Victorian meets classic 1950s, Georgian meets 1970s chic….

 

In keeping with the company’s ethos of mixing old and new, classic with contemporary, and traditional with trendy, Little Greene presents  Highlights - an eclectic melting pot of combinations – sophisticated base shades and bold accents.

 

With so many of us living modern lives in buildings originally designed for a completely different lifestyle, Little Greene’s  historical ‘neutral colours’  remain true to their origins and architecture, whilst forming the basis of contemporary design schemes; not by changing them but by changing the colours used with them.

  

“Using paints effectively in interior design is a much more sophisticated process than selecting a single colour from a paint chart. One colour in isolation can be attractive, two in combination can be beautiful and three shades used together can be quite exquisite.” (David Mottershead, MD Little Greene)

 

Little Greene’s fabulous collections of Paint & Wallpaper are available here at TileStyle.

 

Click Here for Paint & Here for Wallpaper - Or call in to see us altogether - We are open 7 Days a week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Congratulations to Kayleigh Cullinan who was showered in success (excuse the pun!) and crowned the winner of the “Singing in the Shower” competition on RTE Radio One's, Mooney Show, last Thursday evening. 

The competition ran for nearly 3 weeks during August with contestants sending in their recordings or calling in to the Mooney Show to sing LIVE!

Five listeners sang their hearts out live on air last Thursday to try and impress judge Paul Harrington, and win a TileStyle Gift Card for €2500 along with the title of “Ireland's Best Shower Singer!

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From left to right: Paul O'Donnell, Kelly McAuley, Kayleigh Cullinan, Shay Byrne, Brenda Donohue, Patricia Lee, Barry Kavanagh, Tony Murphy and Paul Harrington

The winner, 18 year old Kayleigh, sang an enchanting version of "Nella Fantasia” a song sung in Italian from the film The Mission, and was presented with the prize by TileStyle's Bathroom Sales Manager, Tony Murphy.

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TileStyle's Bathroom Sales Manager, Tony Murphy, presents Kayleigh with her prize

Kayleigh was ecstatic with her win and expressed her delight at winning the competition on our Facebook page.

 “Thank you so much to everyone at TileStyle for my fantastic prize. I'm delighted and busy helping my Mum pick out tiles and a fancy new shower!! Whoohoo!” 

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The standard was extremely high and the competition was tough with every finalist bringing something different to the table with a fantastic mix of genres of music.

We look forward to hearing more of Kayleighs wonderful voice in the near future and would like to congratulate all the finalists and wish them the very best.

Listen to all the finalists perform here

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

or call 01-8555200

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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

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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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