The Breakfast Club, Canary Wharf

In 2015, Strata Tiles assisted Finch Interiors to portray their vision of a Mid-West American Diner within The Breakfast Club Canary Wharf.

Requiring a durable tile suitable for high volumes of traffic, Strata Tiles supplied the dining establishment with 60x60cm tiles from the DuraCem collection for the entrance floor.

Comprising entirely of hard granite and marble material, the rose colour tile (STDGM41) not only boasts style but longevity with its extremely high resistance to wear.

To complete the look, black DuraCem (STDGM42) was used to infill the waterjet cut lettering in front of the entrance doors.

University of Liverpool, London

Strata Tiles recently worked with Merit Cape to complete the reception area of the University of Liverpool, based in Finsbury Square, London.

Strata Tiles supplied all white tiles from our Allegra collection (AL0005) in large 60x120cm format. The tiles contrasted beautifully with the black interiors, creating a clean cut, modern environment.

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Commodity Quay, London

Strata Tiles worked with architects Buckley Gray Yeoman to create the look and feel within Commodity Quay, London. 300sqm of grey coloured tiles from our Saxum Ignus collection were installed in a 60x120cm format, by Stone and Ceramic,  to create a clean-cut style for modern simplicity.

Commodity Quay is central to the wider St Katharine Docks story. The building is an integral part of a vibrant community within an unrivalled location for working, living and relaxing.

Commodity Quay makes the most of its privileged waterside setting in the heart of St Katharine Docks. Directly on the quay, this former warehouse is a state of the art office that succeeds in blurring the boundary between business and leisure.

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Magna House, Staines

Strata Tiles worked with Lusted Green Architects to supply large format, 120x 120cm, tiles from our beautiful Basement 8 collection for Magna House in Staines.

Working together with Scott Osborn Contractors, the natural tiles (PABA06) were installed in the reception area, with a further batch of 60x60cm tiles from the same collection installed in the WC.

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Odeon, Trowbridge

Strata Tiles worked closely with McFarlane Latter Architects to supply the Flait collection for Odeon in Trowbridge. Colours FL0001 were used for both the foyer and bathroom areas and FL0002 used in the foyer.

Photo credit: McFarlane Latter Architects

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Harvey Nichols, The Mailbox

July 2015 saw Harvey Nichols close their original store in Birmingham to make way for a brand new concept store, in the heart of the new look Mailbox complex. Double the size of the stores’ previous incarnation which opened in 2001, Harvey Nichols were keen to create a concept store which portrayed the look of “controlled destruction”,  as described by Shadi Halliwell, group marketing and creative director at Harvey Nichols.

Harvey Nichols worked in collaboration with architect and retail design specialists, Virgile + Partners, to create an unusual environment through technology and an eclectic approach to materials. “We aimed to break rules and challenge the predictable imagery and established principles that define luxury shopping environments,” clarified Carlos Virgile, director at Virgile + Partners.

With the design approved, Virgile + Partners enlisted the expertise and knowledge of Strata Tiles, to help source and produce custom-made concrete and marble pieces for the 45,000sqft store. Organisation and co-ordination was key in ensuring the material arrived within the deadlines set. Due to the speed of the programme, the material had to be delivered in just two months to enable the scheme to complete on time.

THE PROCESS

The concrete was manufactured by our exclusive partners, Ivanka, in two colours and three bespoke formats. 372 x 1118 x 1118 x 1490mm large trapezoids were produced, in the colour EG for the main sales floor, alongside smaller diamonds (372 x 372 x 372mm) and triangles (370 x 370 x 370mm) specially produced in the colour RG, for the smaller zones.

The selection of the Calacatta Vagli marble was a particularly important element for Harvey Nichols. “Representatives from Virgile + Partners and Strata Tiles visited the quarry to ensure the marble chosen conformed with the design specification set.” Neil Lutterloch, Sales Manager at Strata Tiles explained.

Once selected, the marble was produced in both diamond and triangle pieces, mimicking their concrete counterparts in both size and shape.

Combining both the concrete and marble presented a unique challenge as their manufacturing tolerances differed from one another. Strata Tiles worked closely with Virgile + Partners to provide advice on movement joints and to ensure both the concrete and marble modulated perfectly, creating a seamless look from one department to another.

The resulting installation of organic high quality classical finishes supplied, comfortably within budget, can add a level of sophistication to your next project.
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Essensuals, The Mailbox

Using Strata specified tiles, Essensuals Hairdressing at The Mailbox, Birmingham underwent a transformation and modernised its salon floor in June 2014.

Essensuals, a diffusion line of Toni & Guy, were looking for a neutral tile that would create space and light within the salon. The Isola collection in the colour grey (BAIS04) ticked all the boxes as beautiful collection of porcelain tiles, suitable for high traffic environments from restaurants to shopping centres.

Installed in a 60x60cm format, the Isola range created a fresh and spacious work environment for employees as well as a relaxing, calming atmosphere for their clients.

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Bernard Weatherill House

The Bernard Weatherill House is located adjacent to the grade II listed Victorian Town Hall and forms a revitalised civic hub in the centre of Croydon.

Strata Tiles worked closely with architects EPR Architects and contractors Sir Robert McAlpine to create the tailored and functional reception areas, washrooms and galleries using the Dante range totalling 2000 sq m.

The Dante range, manufactured by Strata Tiles, are unglazed and the ultra-high firing temperatures and fine powders  have made for an unrivalled degree of compactness on the tile surfaces making them extremely durable. EPR Architects have a strict policy regarding selection of materials that meet their slip resistance criteria. The Dante range was selected on the basis that the material reached their required standard. The Bernard Weatherill House has now become a thriving and flourishing environment changing perceptions of traditional council offices, which has now obtained an award winning stature.

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WWF Living Planet Centre

The eco friendly designed WWF Living Planet centre in Woking is one of the greenest buildings in the UK, it has achieved an “outstanding” by BREEAM. They have included underground heat pumps and solar panels on the roof. This building portrays that it is possible to create a state of the art space situated harmoniously within nature causing minimal impact on the surrounding environment.

Strata Tiles has worked with Hopkins Architects and Partners to ensure that the materials used within the WWF Living Planet centre follow the eco friendly guidelines set. The open plan interior includes two exposed staircases, that were also finished with Strata’s MarazzoCem, supplied in full size, pre-finished treads and landing pieces.

Strata MarrazzoCem was chosen due the products unique ecological credentials, it is a composite tile comprising of 75% natural aggregates that are 100% recycled. The product is produced using a unique vacuum curing process and is supplied pre-finished so no site grinding is required. MarazzoCem is produced in over 40 standard colours whilst custom mixes and designs are also available. The same manufacturing technique is used to manufacture Strata GranazzoCem.

 

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45 Mortimer Street

45 Mortimer Street is located in central London, Strata Tiles supplied 600m2 of prime stone to the reception area floor. Morey Smith choose the stone for its natural variation and aesthetic appeal. The project team utilised Studio 62 for the colour selection and approval, Strata Tiles provided a range sample which were signed off and used as a reference for each delivery to site. This coupled with sampling and quarry visits made the project run smoothly with a fantastic end result for 45 Mortimer Street.

 

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Green & Blacks

Creating a fusion between the bold branding of Cadbury Schweppes and the sleek, sophisticated style of Green & Blacks is no easy task. Overseen by the top designers at Scott Brownrigg, our Marron Jupiter tile takes centre stage in the reception area of this exclusive development. ‘Green & Black’s wanted to make the most of the period features of the building. That’s what brings the sophisticated ‘black’ element to the building,’ explains Cris Testi from Scott Brownrigg.‘We wanted to marry this with the ‘green’ element, which is very organic looking, a very natural-looking aesthetic.’

Our Marron Jupiter tile fits in perfectly with this ethos – providing a fusion of the sleek opulence of brown and grey marble, with sophisticated white and gold veining that espouses high quality, and the properties of an all natural product, sourced straight from the earth in Italy’s finest quarries. The reception area was sympathetically designed with sleek marble, soft furnishings and sparkling chandeliers, complementing the ornate details that make 25 Berkley Square truly charming. ‘At the beginning of the project we were given the Green & Black’s brand bible, which explains the history of the company and the brand, and I think the reception is very successful in translating that brand into interior design,’ says Testi. Complementing brand identity, providing pure luxury in a natural product and offering a perfect solution to high traffic needs are just a few of the many benefits of specifying Marron Jupiter, and it is easy to see why it was selected for this opulent and striking project.

Marron Jupiter has also been used in a number of other exciting projects. It can be seen in many Jones the Bootmaker stores across the country because it is perfect for high traffic environments and provides a high quality appearance. It has also been used for the penthouse apartments at the Regent’s Place development to provide a signature statement.

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Moet and Hennessy

Strata Tiles fabricated the bar tops for the prestigious Moet and Hennessy, the stone was selected by designer Morey Smith and fabricated by Strata Tiles. The stone is a deep brown natural granite, Strata Tiles fabricated the tops with a luxury edge detailing from templates provided by the contractor.

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