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Our Exeter Tile Shop Is located In Exeter city centre.

Opposite:

Mary Archers Car park.

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1 Mitre Lane,

Exeter,

Devon,

EX4 3BB.

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Call our Exeter Showroom for help on Directions.

Exeter 01392 848487

We have parking directly outside our tile shop.

Call our Exeter Showroom for Directions.

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Introducing La Fabrico Tile Shop To Exeter City Centre.

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An unbelievably stylish and entrepreneurial tiling business.
La Fabrico’s tile shop was unveiled in September last year with a VIP launch event that indicated exactly what the company is all about: style, taste and glamour. The ribbon was cut by Exeter Chiefs star Will Chudley and the local business community looked on as the doors to the showroom were opened, marking a significant addition to their ranks with this unbelievably contemporary and stylish company. Established by Paul Greenslade, Simon Pearce and Jon King, the trio have 25 years of experience in the tiling and stone industries between them, and have combined this experience to create La Fabrico. Paul tells us: “creating La Fabrico has been one of the most exciting yet difficult things I’ve done, but seeing the showroom now makes it all worth it.”

As you walk into the showroom, you’re greeted by beautiful displays that ooze sophistication and class. The cleverly arranged exhibits reveal the kind of effects you can achieve in your own home, allowing you to envision how your completed project could look with the help from the team at La Fabrico. Paul continues: “with so many years experience in the tiling industry, I really enjoy showcasing the different options available and look forward to sharing my knowledge with clients.” Paul’s experience shines through in the layout of the showroom, and it’s obvious that showcasing the creative possibilities available has been an integral part of the design and organisation of the space.

La Fabrico isn’t just a pretty face; the team also provides the ultimate customer experience. Whether you’re looking to revamp your bathroom, renovate your office so that it’s more classy and sophisticated, or get the perfect finish on your kitchen worktop, the in-house design team are always on hand to provide advice and ideas on all of your projects. Paul tells us: “one of the most rewarding things is to help guide our clients through the process and watch as their dreams become a reality. We’re here to help with all types of projects, from a new tiled kitchen to a full bathroom design.” As a testament to this, it’s possible to book a free interior design consultation thanks to the design hub, which has been set up specifically to provide professional advice from local architects and designers, giving you a chance to discuss your ideas with the experts.

Continuously on the hunt for current designs, the team have made sure to include a selection of trending looks this season including concrete, wood effect and natural stone tiles. Stocking Spanish brand Grespania, the quality of their products is unmistakable, however, the La Fabrico team pride themselves on being able to offer quality in design but at a fair price. Simon elaborates saying: “we provide superior quality tiles and innovative designs at competitive prices, you won’t find the same standard at a cheaper price anywhere else.”

The team will also help with the installation aspects of your project, and provide advice on tile aftercare. Showing that the service goes beyond simply making a sale, the team at La Fabrico genuinely want to ensure that their products will continue to look amazing in your home even after the deal has been made. So, head down and explore their boutique style showroom for yourself, and cast your eyes on the undeniably stylish displays that are bound to inspire you.

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Creating La Fabrico has been one of the most exciting yet difficult things I’ve done” – Paul Greenslade

As you walk into the showroom, you’re greeted by beautiful displays that ooze sophistication and class. The cleverly arranged exhibits reveal the kind of effects you can achieve in your own home, allowing you to envision how your completed project could look with the help from the team at La Fabrico. Paul continues: “with so many years experience in the tiling industry, I really enjoy showcasing the different options available and look forward to sharing my knowledge with clients.” Paul’s experience shines through in the layout of the showroom, and it’s obvious that showcasing the creative possibilities available has been an integral part of the design and organisation of the space.

La Fabrico isn’t just a pretty face; the team also provides the ultimate customer experience. Whether you’re looking to revamp your bathroom, renovate your office so that it’s more classy and sophisticated, or get the perfect finish on your kitchen worktop, the in-house design team are always on hand to provide advice and ideas on all of your projects. Paul tells us: “one of the most rewarding things is to help guide our clients through the process and watch as their dreams become a reality. We’re here to help with all types of projects, from a new tiled kitchen to a full bathroom design.” As a testament to this, it’s possible to book a free interior design consultation thanks to the design hub, which has been set up specifically to provide professional advice from local architects and designers, giving you a chance to discuss your ideas with the experts.

Continuously on the hunt for current designs, the team have made sure to include a selection of trending looks this season including concrete, wood effect and natural stone tiles. Stocking Spanish brand Grespania, the quality of their products is unmistakable, however, the La Fabrico team pride themselves on being able to offer quality in design but at a fair price. Simon elaborates saying: “we provide superior quality tiles and innovative designs at competitive prices, you won’t find the same standard at a cheaper price anywhere else.”

The team will also help with the installation aspects of your project, and provide advice on tile aftercare. Showing that the service goes beyond simply making a sale, the team at La Fabrico genuinely want to ensure that their products will continue to look amazing in your home even after the deal has been made. So, head down and explore their boutique style showroom for yourself, and cast your eyes on the undeniably stylish displays that are bound to inspire you.

Talking with directors Paul Greenslade and Simon Pearce, the passion they have for all things tiles exudes from their very pores. Greenslade has managed a few of the existing big-name outlets in the region and had the radical thought of doing it for himself. As he already knew Simon as the proprietor of SCP Tiling, the concept was put to their third director, property developer Jon King, and La Fabrico was born.Taking on one of Jon’s premises on Mitre Lane (at the back of Mary Arches Street) they set about designing and building the La Fabrico showroom. Using their network, established over twenty-five years in the tiling game, the guys soon had a superb outlet and set to work on building their brand in the rather noisy tiling market.

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PAUL, WHO IS NEVER SHY OF SAYING A WORD OR TWO ADDED:

“At first, we wanted to get the word out that we were different to other tile retailers. For a start we’re not on Marsh Barton or down by Darts Farm where 99% of tiles are bought and sold in Exeter. Add to that our real one to one approach in designing space and we felt we had an offering like no other.”

HE ADDED:

“But we needed to get our name ‘out there’ so I placed banners around all of the main routes in and out of the city. We were keen to get ourselves recognised and I’ll blow my trumpet when I think we managed that pretty soon and then came phase two!”

“In no time there was a steady stream of retail customers coming for a look, but we were keen to grow a trade base as well and worked on a sister brand, La Fabrico TRADE, specialising in helping address the challenges developers, architects and designers may face. Very soon we had managed to secure ‘official tile partner status’ with both Gould and Tomahawk Homes.”

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AT THIS POINT SIMON INTERJECTS WITH THE FINAL PRONG OF THEIR THREE-POINT PLAN. SIMON CONTINUED:

“Paul has been the catalyst for a lot of what we’ve done but I really wanted to differentiate us from the noise in the market and felt if we could secure a recognisable ambassador it would be a real coup.”

We discussed his ponderings with nearest and dearest about finding the right face for their brand and how, after a fair few weeks, he decided to pursue the star of ‘A Place in the Sun’, Jasmine Harman.

“With so many of our tiles coming from Italy and Spain we were keen to land someone who represented the Mediterranean style yet maintained an air of classy sophistication and Jasmine ticked all the boxes. After a few calls to her agent, she bought into the concept and came down for a photo shoot in the shop and across to record a radio advert.”

Now with an established retail and trade outlet, not to mention an Exeter first with their brand ambassador, the inevitable question for the boys is ‘What’s next for La Fabrico?

PAUL REPLIED:

“We are very excited to have teamed up with Spillers of Chard and hope to have a presence in their huge shop soon just as we’ll be getting one of their kitchens in here.”

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SIMON ADDED:

“This is only the beginning for us. Our plan was always to grow the brand and look to take La Fabrico around the region with 5 outlets over the next few years. With Jasmine fronting the company the sky is the limit and we hope that our strapline ‘Wall to floor luxury’ will resonate with anyone in the region looking at their next flooring project.”

I for one wouldn’t put it past the likely lads doing just that!!

Posted by | Oct 24, 2018 | .

Written by Chris Bentley, Smithkin Baker

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Photos by Emma Solley Exeter Devon.

From small acorns big oaks do grow and,

if La Fabrico’s first year is anything to go by, expect there to be a very large tree right in Exeter city centre!

In just under a year, their tile shop in the heart of Exeter has taken on the established big boys, signed up some of the hottest developers and now boasts a nationally renowned brand ambassador.

We can’t wait to hear how this happened never mind their plans for year two!

Winning an Exeter Living Award is a powerful accolade

The Awards have been running at Exeter University’s Great Hall for many years. In-keeping with tradition, there’ll be glitz, glamour, music and 500 people coming together for a huge celebration of the top businesses in Exeter.

The Awards are organised by MediaClash, publishers of Exeter Living, Bristol Life and magazines for Bath and Cardiff; and award-winning foodie mag Crumbs.

MediaClash has created, marketed and run similar high-profile business Awards in Bristol, Bath and Cardiff; the Crumbs Awards; the three Bath, Bristol and Cardiff Property Awards.

The Awards are supported by an unrivalled 12-month marketing campaign through Exeter Living, social media and email.

There are many ways to get involved with the Awards. You can sponsor an Award or a Feature, provide your services, nominate your company or buy tickets for the ceremony.

For more information, please get in touch or check out our FAQs.

https://www.exeterlivingawards.co.uk/about/

World's largest tiles come to Exeter.

You can now buy the world's largest tiles right here in Devon - and experts say they could add thousands of pounds to the value of your home.

Whether you're looking to move or improve, investing in stylish tiles is a fantastic way to give your property a breathtaking makeover without breaking the bank.

Now, just nine months since holding its glittering VIP launch party, La Fabrico tile shop based in Exeter, devon is offering homeowners something they can't get anywhere else.

The experienced team offers an exclusive range of the best stone, ceramic and porcelain from all over the world, and has created something of a design masterpiece in its showroom to demonstrate how beautiful these products could look in a customer's home or business.

But the one product that everyone will no doubt want to know about is Techlam. Measuring three metres by one metre (though they can be cut to any size you desire) these enormous tiles are available now exclusively at La Fabrico tile shop in Exeter.

About Techlam®

What is it?

Techlam is the first and original creator of this large-format tile. Thanks to its large format and minimal thickness, this new porcelain solution is revolutionising the decoration and architecture sectors, with new colours and textures that transform any atmosphere into a world of extreme beauty.

Where is it from?

Spain

Where can you use it?

Walls and floors, bathrooms for minimal grout joints, exterior cladding walls and floors, swimming pools, table tops and work tops.

How easy is it to install?

Techlam tiles can be laid over old flat tiles and this can be a quicker install as no need to take the old tiles of the wall or floor.

What will it look like?

Techlam has a large collection of colours and looks, including metal, wood, marble, slate, decorative and concrete. Colours include Milos Bianco, Terrazzo, Natura Brown, Natura White, Natura Gray, Dark Basalt, Basalt Beige and Opium Black.

How much does it cost?

To find out more, CLICK HERE to visit the La Fabrico website.

The experts at La Fabrico tile shop believe Techlam tiles can do just that. Paul Greenslade, director, says: "By tiling your bathroom or kitchen, we have known it to add add five figures to the value of your home, and to have it done is much cheaper than you'd think."

La Fabrico tile shop Exeter was set up by Paul Greenslade, Simon Pearce and Jon King, three men with more than 60 years' combined experience in the tiling and stone industry, a flair for interior decor and a shared vision.


The trio wanted to offer an exclusive range of the best stone, ceramic and porcelain tiles from all over the world, and make their showroom into a design masterpiece, demonstrating how beautiful the products could look in a customer's home or business.

"We just wanted to give customers a completely different experience, something that sets us apart from all the competition," says Paul, who started in the industry 10 years ago and has managed other tile showrooms in Devon.

"We bounce well off each other," adds Jon, a local developer whose contribution is 30 years of knowledge and expertise, along with an artistic eye for detail and design.

Simon, meanwhile, has come from a tiling background working for a manufacturing company. He has a well-honed understanding of importing and exporting tiles and stone, and for the last 20 years has been installing tiles across the South West with his company, SCP Tiling and SCP Stone Ltd.

Also forming an important part of the team are in-house designers Helen Beer and Ashton Snow, who both have plenty of passion and a great eye for design.

These products may be top of the range, but the La Fabrico tile design team is keen to emphasise that this doesn't mean sky-high prices. In fact, the firm promises that their customers will not find the same quality for less, anywhere else.

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"Very good value is all part of the package," says Paul, adding that the team will also help with design and installation, and advise on the care and maintenance of tiles and stonework.

"We want customers to feel they can tap into our brains. We've dealt with a lot of problems and situations between us over the years, and there's a lot of advice and expertise we can offer. We'll also really go the extra mile. For instance, we're happy to open up late in the evenings if that's the best time for customers. Because we're an independent business, not a chain, we can choose when we open and how we work."

You'll find La Fabrico at 1 Mitre Lane, Exeter, Devon EX4 3BB. For more information please call the showroom on 01392 848487 or visit the website at www.lafabrico.com

Time for a cover up?

Muddy's on the tiles this month, and no, not in that way. I'm on a mission to bring you the latest trends in walls and floors (obviously).

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Splashing out on a new bathroom this autumn, or planning to zhuzh up your kitchen? I can help! Choosing how to cover walls and floors is always a ‘mare: the choice, the expense, the ‘will I still like it in two years’ time?’. Mr M and I have been trying to decide how to pave our terrace for almost that long (or maybe it’s just a clever way of putting off what he calls DIWoe).

In desperation, I tottered down to La Fabrico’s uber-stylish showroom in Exeter’s city centre to get the latest hot tips from in-house designer, Ashton Snow. When it comes to tile trends, Ashton is super-savvy. Things have come on a LOT since I last went tile shopping, I can tell you.

GO LARGE

Big is now officially beautiful. According to Ashton, sales of smaller square tiles – your traditional 60x60cm slab – are falling while large format tiles – 80x80cm, metre-plus and above – are on the rise. Not only do they look chic, there is less grout breaking up the flow, and contrary to what you make expect, biggeringworks better in a confined space than going small which just makes everything look busy.

PORCELAIN IS WHERE IT’S AT

I thought porcelain was what posh people drink tea out of but no. Far from being delicate, porcelain (a manmade mix of compressed clay fired at a high temperature) is very durable, and it can even go outside. No need to worry about kids, puppies and parties – the only thing that can damage it is porcelain itself. Techy advances have produced Coverlam, a thin-cut version you can use to clad walls, pillars, planters and kitchen tops, and the marble effect versions are so good even the experts are fooled. The reduced weight and workabiltity means you can even lay it directly onto existing tiles which saves the faff of lifting everything up first. And once it’s laid, unlike natural materials it doesn’t need annual cleaning and sealing.

LOOKALIKES ARE IN

These days tiles don’t always look like tiles: they mimic wood, including outdoor decking and stylish parquet, as well as industrial-looking metals. The bonus is you get the looks without the maintenance. There’s also a move towards grouping patterned tiles together under tables and as centrepieces instead of a rug. Less trippy I guess, too.

GREY’S NOT GOING AWAY BUT…

Grey is still on trend, but the fashion is moving towards teaming up with warmer earthy colours, rather than white which can look and feel a tad clinical, and can make a space feel colder in winter. Ashton recommends mixing with wood effects and large tiles, for that contemporary ‘yup, I could have an interior designer’ feel.

STAY SINGLE

If you want to cut the fiddle for a splash-back behind an AGA or bathroom sink, how about a single large feature tile? Tiles are usually priced by the metre but you can buy this shimmering Saloni Foundry Forge Iris tile as a single 45x90cm unit. How simple is that? And it’s durable enough to go outdoors. A nice change from orange trellis, eh?

Want to see more, more, more? Pop into La Fabrico’s showroom opposite St Mary Arches car park or call to book a free home visit.

La Fabrico, 1 Mitre Lane, Exeter, Devon, England EX4 3BB Tel: 01392 848487

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