Claybrook, a new tile company based in London, calls itself “the oldest new business in the industry” after the combined century of shared experience its founding team has in tile and interiors. Take just the three core founders, for example: Andrew Manders, Rob Whitaker, and Lucy Kenna, all of whom worked together at Fired Earth tile company—they served as CEO, creative director, and marketing chief, respectively. At Claybrook, their focus will be on providing superior customer service both to consumers and professionals, by making experienced tile specifiers easy to access, along with perks such as free tile samples and free UK delivery. The company’s starting range is broad, with offerings in marble, ceramic, glass, and more. Here are some of our favorites.
Photography courtesy of Claybrook.
Above: Claybrook’s East Haven collection of cool-toned white marble tile has subtle blue and gray veining throughout. It’s suitable for both walls and floors and comes in 14 different styles, ranging from mosaics, like the Penny Round Mosaic shown here, to field tile and edge pieces. The penny rounds arrive affixed to a roughly 11-inch square sheet of webbing for easy installation; £13.33 each. Above: Japanese-inspired Osaka glazed ceramic tile has a subtle crackle glaze and a matte finish. It comes in two decorative squares, including the signature chrysanthemum shape shown here, plus two field tiles and two edge shapes. It’s available in three colors and is suitable only for walls. The long, rectangular Osaka Field Tile in Kita (shown) is three inches by almost 12 inches; £1.48 each. The Floral Tile in Kita is six inches square and £5.50 each. Above: Recycled glass Confiserie series tile comes in two mosaic shapes (chevron and triangle) in four matte colors (including the Blush shown here). It arrives as an 11-inch square installed on webbed backing and is suitable for use anywhere in the house; £6.29 each. Above: Lucerne tile is made of unglazed Italian porcelain, printed to resemble a wood pattern. It comes in four colors, including the light brown Meggen shown here, in long rectangles to resemble planks of wood. The 7.75-by-47-inch tiles shown here are £15.61 each. Above: The Recycled glass mosaic Aura range has a high-gloss finish, available in light gray Mist (shown), blue, and green, in two patterns—mosaic squares and mosaic bricks. The squares (shown) arrive as almost 12-inch squares set on a webbed backing; £6.82 each. Above: The ceramic Sanctuary line has a subtle crackle glaze that’s only suitable for wall applications. It comes in three colors, including the pale green Leon shown here, in two rectangles (the three-by-nine-inch shown here and a shorter version) and a decorative square variation; £1.09 each as shown. Above: Porcelain Lakeland tile is made in Italy and printed to look like stone from northern England. Designed for floors but suitable for all surfaces, it comes in 12-by-24-inch rectangles in four colors, including the green Windermere shown here; £8.03 each. Above: The brand’s value-priced subway tile is Metro Deco, which has a subtle crackle glaze. It comes in a variety of edge and trim shapes plus three-by-six-inch field tile, all in seven colors, including the dark green Penn Station shown here; £0.50 each. Above: Raku brick tiles are made of glazed porcelain and take their inspiration from Japan. They come in six jewel-like tones, including the blue-inflected whites and Yokohoma blue shown here. The Raku glaze has a high degree of variation, and the tile is not suitable for floors. At 2½ by almost eight inches long, they’re £2.59 each.
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