We like to keep you up to date with some of the ranges we’ve introduced and the journey’s and stories behind them, alongside tips and guidance for planning and carrying out your project. Our Creative Director also shares occasional thoughts on bathroom design, paint and tile ideas and more esoteric topics related to interiors.
At Claybrook we have some gorgeous outdoor porcelain tiling ranges, from terrazzo style to concrete and sandstone effect, with collections that have both an indoor and outdoor tile offer for those seeking to create a seamless look across both spaces.
It’s not every day you take on a bathroom or kitchen refurbishment project, in fact, many of us have never done it before. Picking out new tile for your kitchen, bathroom or other space can be rather exciting. It’s easy to get caught up in looking at tile samples and the various colours, materials and patterns that are going to have a big impact in your home. What often gets overlooked or downplayed is the selection of the grout.
The world of basins got a little more interesting of late, with the development of new technologies alongside new ways of thinking about how to make the utilitarian brighter and more beautiful.
Bathrooms have been coming under increased focus over recent years with more effort expended on their conception and resolution. No longer deemed unworthy of decoration, they are coming into their own as rooms with as much inherent style as any other space in the home. Instagram and Pinterest have made comparing different schemes much easier, as well as providing ample inspiration for what may be achievable in terms of colour and style. Porcelainware for shower, bath and cloakrooms has been used for decades for very good reason, being fairly inexpensive to make, with a resulting product that is reliably simple to fit and maintain. At Claybrook we have a number of porcelain basins of differing styles for just these reasons.
Now, however, we have added some colourful characters
It's only once you start to a plan a bathroom or shower room that the subject of shower screens rears its head for the first time, unless of course you’ve inherited one in a house purchase or rental that is not fit for purpose and needs replacing quickly; never a fun job to tackle. We have devised shower screens that are worthy of a Pam and Bobby Ewing Dallas dream sequence, rather than an Alfred Hitchcock movie shocker in order to make your space as enjoyable as possible.
The Claybrook Contracts team were asked by Clivedale to assist with the conception of a number of the breath-taking spaces. In the stunning reception area, limestone chevron flooring was supplied whilst the main staircase was designed with a gorgeous curve alongside fluted walls.
Marble has been used for many thousands of years across walls and floors, in homes and public buildings all around the world. Its natural crystalline properties create a uniquely beautiful look and if installed and maintained well, will stay looking fantastic for many years.