Marlborough Tiles leaves High Street to open a larger retail outlet at its factory site
“The shop really didn’t do justice to the large amount of wall and floor tiles which we stock,” managing director Jamie Robb told Marlborough News Online.
“We decided to renovate the showroom at our Elcot Lane site, where customers have always been welcome to come and view our tiles. We also have plenty of parking here as well.”
Mr Robb said customers would be able to browse a larger range at the firm’s spacious showroom. Also available, by appointment, is the opportunity to see the hand painting and tile manufacturing in progress.
The company was founded more than 75 years ago and moved to Barnfield, from Bath, in 1936. The Elcot Line site was opened in 1954.
The firm is renowned for its hand-painted designs created to the customer’s specification, and is responsible for the tile mural of Marlborough which was unveiled by the Duchess of Cornwall at the Town Hall in 2012 to mark the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.