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12th January 2018
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Tile Depot store and head office to move to trading estate
Tile Depot, thought to be the UK's largest independent tile and stone retailer, is delighted with the relocation of its Slough store and head office from main road premises on the outskirts of the town to a prominent retail unit joining Screwfix, Kwik Fit and Senate Electrical on Farnham Road Trade Park, part of the renowned, world-class Slough Trading Estate.
The new Tile Depot store opened on 4th January with a bigger, better showroom to make shopping easier and double the warehousing capacity for more stock. In store, more displays flaunt the popular retailer's comprehensive range of ceramic, porcelain and natural stone, mosaic and feature tiles in glass and other materials along with wooden flooring, underfloor heating and all tools, adhesives, grouts, trims and accessories to complete any project.
The aptly named Tile House address with its unmistakeable yellow and green signage also becomes the new home of the head office with more space for the growing management team, which now includes director of marketing, Sally Hesketh, who brings over 20 years' retail experience to the company.
David Fitzgerald, operations director at Tile Depot is extremely pleased with the move. He says: "Our main road premises were pretty prominent with parking outside but the new unit is in a fantastic location and provides room for expanding the showroom and warehousing facilities, which has given us more scope in the style and presentation of the store along with the amount of tiles and ranges we can stock and display.
"Parking is also so much better, with customers not having to reverse onto the main road. I'm delighted to welcome Sally too."
With a dedicated Customer Collection Point, Tile Depot's massive choice is available to take home straight away. The large new counter will remind customers about Tile Depot's Price Promise and its Buy Back and Borrow a Tile for Free services while imagery above the counter and on three metre posters in the windows showcase some of the flooring ranges in kitchen, bathroom and bedroom settings.
Slough Trading Estate is possibly Europe's largest trading estate under single ownership with over 400 companies employing more than 17,000 people. Tile Depot is proud to join some of the World's leading businesses on the estate, which sits in an unrivalled location close to the M4, M40 and M25 Motorways.
Tile Depot's massive range of tiles and flooring, natural stone, wood flooring, underfloor heating, grouts and adhesives, tools and accessories is available from all 14 stores in London and the South East.
8th January 2010