Case Studies

The Royal Station Hotel, Carnforth

Towards the end of 2019 we began working closely with Glenn and Maggie from The Royal Station Hotel in Carnforth. They had been working effortlessly to update the restaurant, rooms and public bar area and approached us about providing tiles for the Restrooms, walkways and bar area, naturally we couldn’t wait to be involved.

We began talking about colour schemes and themes, putting a variety of tiles and flat lays together and very quickly we established the direction we wanted to go with it. One thing we especially loved about Glenn and Maggie was that they dared to be different. They made bold choices, ones that will stand out and be remembered! 

In the bar

The bar area needed something to add a WOW factor yet fit the bill of a durable surface and be in keeping with the current decor. The areas in question were high traffic where customers enter the building and congregate around the bar. After careful consideration we selected a hexagonal tile by Bestile called Meraki Gris to continue Parisian Chic feel from the dining area of the Royal Station Hotel, Carnforth. To make this look even more eye-catching, the original wood flooring was cut to accommodate the hexagons tiles so that they sat flush with the planks. It looks absolutely perfect!

The Royal Station Hotel, Carnforth
The Royal Station Hotel, Carnforth The Royal Station Hotel, Carnforth The Royal Station Hotel, Carnforth

Onto the restrooms

The Ladies Restroom was next on the agenda. This was to be striking and one not to be forgotten in an industrial meets glamour vibe! Each cubicle has a back wall tiled from top to bottom in a beautiful Retro Golden Glossy tile by Life Ceramica. The feature wall that the basins and mirrors are on have a mixed pattern tile collection on consisting of warm tones, bright colours and ornate patterns - Mainzu Rivoli. The remaining walls have a metal inspired large format tile with copper tones (Grunge Oxidum by Aparici) which compliment both the feature wall tiles and the floor tile used, Oxidatio Tellerium by Energie Ker

The Royal Station Hotel, Carnforth
The Royal Station Hotel, Carnforth The Royal Station Hotel, Carnforth The Royal Station Hotel, Carnforth

The walkway to the WCs has Oakland Beige tiled vertically along the walls either side which continues seamlessly into the Disabled WC. For the walkway floor Glenn and Maggie chose Carpet Vestige by Aparici which looks stunning! The Disabled WC was finished off nicely with Utah Desert, an anti-slip, textured tile which compliments the wood effect tiles on the walls really well.

The end result is in keeping with the traditional elements of the building yet adding on-trend styles and ideas which complement the establishment. They’ve done such a fantastic job with The Royal Station Hotel and we are really proud to have been involved! Products featured:

  • Rivoli Torino Mix Decors by Mainzu (Ladies Restroom)
  • Grunge Oxido by Aparici (Ladies Restroom)
  • Oxidatio Tellurium by Energie Ker (Ladies Restroom)
  • Columbus Retro Golden Glossy by Life Ceramica (Ladies Restroom)
  • Carpet Vestige and Sand by Aparici (Walkway)
  • Oakland Beige by Alapana (Walkway and Disabled Restroom)
  • Utah Desert by Energie Ker (Disabled Restroom)
  • Meraki Gris by Bestile (Bar Area and Bar Walkway)
  • Zurbaran Esmerelda by Bestile (Fireplace)
The Royal Station Hotel, Carnforth
The Royal Station Hotel, Carnforth The Royal Station Hotel, Carnforth The Royal Station Hotel, Carnforth


I cannot speak highly enough of Rees Tiles. True professionals with an eye for detail. From initial consultation along with help with choices and designs which fitted perfectly with our vision. This professionalism continued throughout or project, they really did go above and beyond and were available for advice no matter how small at all times! If you are looking for quality both in product and service, then look no further. Honestly, we love them!

Robert Mason, Quite Simply French

The team at Rees Tiles were super. They were really helpful when choosing our tiles for 3 rooms in our refurb.

We felt very confident when chatting to Holly and Steve about our ideas. They provided invaluable advice about all of the types of tiles we wanted. They were very friendly and gave us time to think about our ideas, even allowing us to bring in our kitchen cupboards to match the colours perfectly. Thank you!

Mrs Tillotson, Client

We recently undertook a self-build project and had both the bottom floor and all the bathrooms to tile. Steve was really helpful from the outset and just "got" what I was after straight away, picking out a selection of tiles that were all suitable. It meant that rather than taking ages to choose, I'd actually picked most of the options in my first visit - which is great when you have so many other decisions to make! Steve and the rest of the team were great throughout the whole process and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them to others.

Melissa Woods, Self Build Customer

We are really happy with the service we get from Rees Tiles. Steve always responds to emails quickly, with a quick turnaround on quotes and great products supplied.

Sohailia Amini, Wrenman Homes

I have had the pleasure of dealing with the team at Rees Tiles over a number of years and have always found them to be knowledgeable and helpful, an all round first class service.

Harvey Bainbridge, Client

We find our relationship with Rees Tiles very professional and reliable. The fact that we can call to order stocked tiles and receive them to site the following morning is fantastic. It means that no job is held up and the turnaround for the end purchaser is smooth and quick.

Jonathan Willan, Site Manager at Halton Mills Ltd.

Looking for tiles for our bathroom, kitchen and extension floor was made easy by the fantastic displays and huge choice of tiles available at the Rees Tiles and Flooring showroom in Lancaster. Steven and Holly were very obliging, offering us their knowledgeable advice on finishes and grout colours, and also allowed us to take various samples home to try. Rees Tiles is the place to go for a wonderful selection of quality tiles with a helpful, friendly service.

Mrs Richardson-Hogg, Client

When we decided we wanted to update all the en-suites at The Sun Hotel we called into Rees Tiles and Flooring by chance and I am so thrilled we did. From start to finish the service was fantastic and we couldn’t have asked for more. Using Rees Tiles and Flooring made what could have been a stressful time so much easier. I’d be happy to recommend them to anybody who requires tiles.

Helen Henderson, The Sun at Troutbeck Bridge

Patient and Helpful with a Beautiful outcome! We were searching for the perfect shades and textures for the floor and bathrooms in our new home, which we finally found thanks to the expert and friendly team at Rees Tiles and Flooring. From start to finish they were wonderful, delivering tiles and underfloor heating when we needed it so the fixer could keep to the planned timescales. Great service and amazing products.

Mrs Wanless, Client

Steve and the team at Rees Tiles have been great in helping us choose what would work with the kitchen. They were really excited when we said we wanted to use large tiles in the kitchen, and this made us feel even more certain we’d made the right decision.

Mr Bower, Client

The team at Rees Tiles assisted me in matching up colours and explaining which would work best in my home. They worked alongside the people working on my house really well and I didn’t have to be involved which made it really stress-free for me – something which is appreciated when moving to a new house! I’m so pleased with my bathroom and kitchen and am planning on getting some tiles for my hallway soon!

Mrs Carney, Client

We have over the last 3 years totally refurbished our 5-star Silver award B&B. Rees Tiles and Flooring have supplied all the tiles for our bathrooms and kitchen and we cannot praise them highly enough. The tiles are top class quality as is the service received from Steve and his staff. We would not buy tiles in the future from anywhere else and would recommend them to anyone.

Mel Smith, Capernwray House B&B

Everyday durability and long-term maintenance are important factors when choosing any product, especially for use in a commercial environment. We’ve used many grouts and sealants over the years but found nothing that goes the distance when it comes to deterioration or discolouration.

Carl Johannessen, Jigsaw PFM

I would certainly recommend Rees Tiles and Flooring Ltd to anyone. From the minute I walked in I was greeted with a smile and received fantastic service. The team helped me in selecting the tiles for my main bathroom, en-suite and kitchen. Rees Tiles are willing to go that extra step further to make sure the customer is completely satisfied – it’s just a shame I have nothing else I need to tile now!

Mr Keit, Client

My mum has used Rees Tiles for years and it was off her recommendation that we got in touch with Steve and Holly. They listened to what we wanted and understood the look we were trying to achieve. We borrowed samples and by having the tiles at the house we were able to decide what worked best in the space and lighting. I especially like the colours in the mosaic, and everyone always compliments on how eye-catching and effective they look. Thanks for all your help Rees Tiles!

Mrs Shires, Client