Even after 36 years, Doug Taylor is still passionate about tiles and tiling and, with that much experience, he is well-placed to advise on the best tiles for the job. After finding he had a natural flair for tiling when he started in the building trade 50 years ago, he went on to set up his tiling business in 1985.
Taylors Tiles Showroom followed in 2011 and, situated conveniently at the heart of Kirkby Mills Industrial Estate near Kirkbymoorside, is the perfect place for tile inspiration for your project.
As a friendly family business, you can be sure of a warm welcome alongside professional advice. Doug’s grandson Phil helps run the business and, with fitter Dan and showroom manager Hannah, they can supply and fit anything from ceramic tiles to Victorian flooring, mosaics to glassworks, splashbacks, stones from around the world and more. Covering an area from York to the coast, they are always happy to hear about new projects. Unsure of which tile to choose? They provide tailored advice.
Now is a great time to choose new tiles for your home improvements. Doug explained: “During lockdown, our ranges didn’t change, but since then we’ve been busy updating the showroom and a whole new range of styles are available to view.”
Asked which types of tiles he enjoys fitting best, Doug said: “Stone floors and Victorian floor tiles.” Known for their striking geometric patterns and intricate designs, Victorian floor tiles can work in both a contemporary and traditional setting.
Supporting their local community is important at Taylors Tiles and they’ve recently supplied tiles and boards to Kirkbymoorside Primary School for a project to celebrate the bicentenary of the discovery of Kirkdale Cave. Ian Smithson Joinery next door is supplying the framework. The children are covering 1m2 boards with mosaic tile patterns and these will be displayed as permanent fixtures around the school.
Doug loves to be busy and outside of the business enjoys woodturning. He said: “I took it up as a hobby during lockdown and enjoyed it so much I haven’t stopped.” His pieces can be found for sale at local craft fairs and are also available in the showroom.
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