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June 2017 - Charity Golf Day

 

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A huge thank you to all our guests who attended our recent Charity Golf Day at Archerfield. Thanks to their efforts in selling raffle tickets the total of £3000 was raised for this years nominated charity, The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice. Well done everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

May 2017 - Ornamenta

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Now for something completely different - Boutique tiles from Ornamenta! Tartan and Paisley pattern tiles are just two of the stunning ranges we can now offer for that truly authentic look. Visit the Boutique section to view all eleven ranges!

 

 

 

 

April 2017 - Magnum from Florim

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It wasn't that long ago a 30x60cm tile was classed as "large format"! We are now proud owners of the biggest tile in the world, "Magnum" from Florim. Contact us to arrange a visit. This is a "must see" product!

 

 

 

 

February 2017 - Greentech

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With the rising popularity of porcelain wood effect tiles we are delighted to introduce Greentech from Floor Gres. Greentech offers four authentic colours, two surface finishes and three sizes. Samples are now available!


 

 

 

February 2017 - YouTube Channel

 

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We will soon be launching our new YouTube Channel, an ideal way to view such things as tutorial videos on tiles and tiling!

 

 

 

 

January 2017 - Magnum Load Bearing Capacity

  

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This Magnum slab is 1.6m x 3.2m yet only 6mm thick. It can still bear some serious weight!

 

 

 

 

 

December 2016

 

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We will be closing at 12pm on the 22nd of December for the festive holidays and are re-opening on Monday the 9th of January, 2017. We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



 

 

 

November 2016


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When specifying tiles for swiming pool surrounds it's important that the correct anti-slip finish is used. This recently completed pool used the "Walks" range from Floor Gres. Walks is available in a Category C finish making it suitable for wet, bare foot traffic. We have a wide variety of ranges in all types of aesthetics which offer a Category C option.

 

 

 

 

 

October 2016 - Rex Gold

 

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Rex Gold - The ultimate in luxury!

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2016 - Four Shades Concept

 

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The Four Shades Concept from Terra Tinta brings together woods, stones, patterns, glass and plain tiles centred round four core colours. This stunning range offers limitless design options for those wanting to create a truly bespoke area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2016 - Radio Lollipop

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Radio Lollipop in Glasgow is our nominated charity for this years Golf Day at Dalmahoy. Our special guest at this year's event is Ryder Cup winning golfer Stephen Gallagher who will be passing on tips!

 

 



 

 

 

February 2016 - Floor Gres Buildtech

 

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Not long now till we launch the new range from Floor Gres, "Buildtech". This is the most comprehensive range they have ever developed with three different aesthetics, three different surface finishes and plenty of formats to choose from. Samples will be available soon!

 

 

 

 

 

December 2015

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We will be closing for the Festive Holidays on Friday 18th December at 12pm and re-opening on Tuesday 5th January, 2016. We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

 

 

 

 

November 2015 - Florim Magnum

 

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We are delighted to introduce "Florim Magnum", the biggest tiles ever developed. Perfect for cladding large wall areas, the sheer size of Magnum creates an even larger illusion of space in any area. With a thickness of 6mm these porcelain sheets are easily handled and installed quickly.

Samples of the Magnum ranges are now available (thankfully smaller than 3200mm high!) for anyone wanting a closer look at these remarkable collections. Meantime, click on the link below for more information!

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October 2015

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We were delighted to participate again this year in the fund raising Annual Ball for Radio Lollipop. The evening was a fantastic success for the charity and a great time was had by everyone. A big thanks to all our guests for their generosity!

 

 

 

 

 

June 2015 - Cesi Full Bodied

 

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With an extensive palette of colours and array of geometric shapes the new Full Bodied range from Cesi offers everything you need to create bespoke walls and floors. This range is produced to be in the heavy commercial category therefore suitable for most projects. Borders and mosaic blends are also available.

 

 

 

April 2015 - Charity Golf Day

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Dalmahoy Golf and Country Club will be this years setting for our annual Charity Golf Day on Friday 5th June. We are looking forward very much to hosting this event at such a prestigious venue!

 

 

  

December 2014 - Festive Holidays

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We will be closing on Friday 19th December for the festive holidays and will be re-opening on Monday 5th January. We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2015!

 

 

 

October 2014 - Rex La Roche

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With six different fomats, four stone colours and a choice of tile edge (straight or chamfered) the new range from Rex is a welcome addition to our portfolio. Based on French stone this stunning collection also offers a range of special items for feature walls and borders. This is a range that really needs to be seen to appreciate the aesthetic. Samples are now available on request.

 

 

 

October 2014 - Radio Lollipop Ball

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It was "On your marks, get set, go!" at this years Commonwealth Games themed Radio Lollipop Ball. On what was yet another fantastic and enjoyable evening the sum of £18,500 was raised. We would like to thank all our guests for both their company and their generous donations!

 

 

September 2014 - New ranges arrive

 

We are delighted to add add three new prestigous ranges to our collection, Ardoise, Styletech and Stones And More.

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 Stones and More

 

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Ardoise from Rex is a beautiful stone porcelain perfect for "high end" residential projects. Stones and More from Casa Dolce Casa offers "Burlington" which is a perfect replica of natural stone. Styletech from Floor Gres offers two stunning finishes, "metal/style" and "wood/style" which can be used on their own or together for a real contemporary aesthetic. Sample and brochures are now available on request.

 

 

August 2014 - We're on Facebook!

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Our Facebook page is now up and running! There are dozens of inspiring images to view showing ceramic tiles in all manner of settings, from residential kitchens to shopping malls. Accessing our Facebook page couldn't be easier, just click on the Facebook Logo on our Homepage and you will be linked straight away. Don't miss our "concept galleries" which offer plenty of ideas for designers and architects alike. We will be constantly updating our Facebook page to bring you the very latest fashions from the world of ceramics!

 

 

July 2014 - 20mm Thick Tiles arrive!

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Multi-versatile, beautiful and durable are three words that can describe our new 20mm range of self locking exterior tiles. As well as traditional fixing, these tiles can be laid directly on to sand, gravel and even grass to create instant attractive paths and patios. The surface finish of these tiles (R11 Cat C) make them ideal for pool surrounds and outside shower areas. 20mm thick tiles are now available from the brand new Teche#2 series, the Industrial series and in Walks 1.0 White and Gray

 

 

June 2014 - Charity Golf Day

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Baberton Mains Golf Club was the beautiful setting for our Charity Golf Day, this year in aid of the Chest, Heart and Stroke Association Scotland. The sun shone for a change and a great day was had by all. We would like to say a heart felt thank you to everyone who assisted us in raising £1075 for such a worthy cause. And congratulations again to all the winning golfers!

 

 

December 2013 - Festive Holidays

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We will be closing on Friday 20th December for the festive holidays and will be re-opening on Monday 6th January. We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2014!

 

 

October 2013 - DIA Awards dinner

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We are pleased to be sponsoring the Dundee Architectural Awards again this year. The event takes place at the Invercarse Hotel, Dundee, on the 21st of November. Ora Ceramics are sponsoring the much sought after "Best Interior Design" category. We would like to send our congratulations to all nominees and wish everyone the best of luck on the night!

 

 

June 2013 - Charity Golf Day

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A huge thanks to everyone who participated in our Golf Day last month. The weather smiled on us for a change and a great day and night was enjoyed by all. The generosity of our guests and sponsors led to a remarkable £4767 being raised for Maggies. Thank you all once again and congratulations to the winning golfers.

 

 

May 2013 - Charity Golf Day

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Our annual Charity Golf Day will take place on the 24th of May at Deer Park Golf and Country Club, with Maggies once again being our chosen charity. Our Golf Day has gone from strength to strength, with last years amount being a fund raising record breaker! As usual there will be a Lexus up for grabs on the par 3 10th hole for any "hole - in - oners" and awards also for the longest drive and nearest the pin on other holes. We are looking forward to another great day and night, with hopefully plenty of funds getting raised for Maggies. You can find out more on the great work that Maggies centres do at www.maggiescentres.org 

 

 

March 2013 - Mad for Mosaics!

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We have recently revamped our range of Vetrolite mosaics with plenty of exciting new colours to choose from. Our Vetrolite mosaics are now grouped into colours, so if you are looking for a blue mosaic for instance, just click on the Vetrolite Blues PDF and the entire range can be viewed instantly. We have sample swatches of all the 128 mosaics in the range for anyone wishing a closer look at any colours. Bespoke mosaic mixes can also be created for those looking for something completely unique. Please contact us for more details.

 

 

January 2013 - New Year, New Ranges!

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We will be launching a host of new ranges in 2013 which will be fantastic additions to our portfolio. As porcelain wood effect tiles continue to grow in popularity "Selection Oak" and "Taiga" from Rex will soon be available. Not only do these two ranges replicate natural wood perfectly, they also come with all the technical properties that a porcelain tile offers. Two new ranges from Floor Gres will also be launched, "Industrial" and "Floortech". These modern ranges come in subtle, contemporary shades and larger formats for larger floor areas. Both ranges are ideal for heavy commercial applications. "Design Positive" from Epoca is a range of wall tiles which will provide solutions to problems thanks to the 42 different shades to choose from. Lastly, "Alabastri Di Rex", a stunning marble effect tile will be available soon. This is a "must see" range as it is completely unique to the market. Samples, chip folders and catalogues will soon be with us for all of these exciting ranges.

 

 

December 2012 - Festive Holidays

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We will be closing for the Festive Holidays from Friday 21st December and will re-open on Monday 7th January 2013. We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

 

 

November 2012 - DIA Awards Dinner

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The Invercarse Hotel was the setting for this years Dundee Institute of Architects Awards Dinner and Ora were pleased to sponsor the event once again. A packed ballroom enjoyed the speakers and also the excellent meal provided. We would like to congratulate the organisers of the event and say "well done" to the winners in their respective categories!

 

 

October 2012 - Radio Lollipop

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We were delighted to participate once again in this years fundraising ball for Radio Lollipop. The theme of the evening was "James Bond" and the final amount raised on the night left everyone "shaken and stirred" as it exceeded the target of £20,000! We would like to say a massive thank you to all our guests and their generous participation on another fantastic night!

 

 

June 2012 - Introducing the Reverse series

With eight contemporary colours, the Reverse series, the latest from Floor Gres, offers plenty of options for all sorts of aesthetics. Ranging from cool whites and greys, to the warmer hues of copper and gold, Reverse offers a very diverse palette. Reverse is available in eight formats, including the brand new 80x180cm and 20x180cm sizes. Reverse is a porcelain product suitable for all types of application, from light domestic through to heavy commercial. Samples, chip folders and brochures are all now available from Ora Ceramics. 

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May 2012 - Website Privacy Policy

In accordance with recent UK Legislation and new cookie regulations, Ora Ceramics uses "perfomance cookies" on our website. Perfomance cookies collect information on how our website is used, which pages are visited etc. All information collected by these cookies use is aggregated and therefore anonymous. The information gathered is exclusively for the use of Ora Ceramics and ongoing website development.

 

 

May 2012 - Making a "splash" for Maggies!

 

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A huge thank you to everyone that turned out for our Charity Golf Day on Friday 17th May. The weather could not have been worse but it didn't dampen anyones spirits and a great day and night was had by all! Many thanks to all our sponsors, bidders and donatees who contributed to make the day such a success. The magnificent sum of £6587 has been raised, with every penny going to Maggies, Edinburgh, our nominated charity for this year. So well done again the hardy golfers!

 

 

May 2012 - New ranges

As the trend for large format tiles continues to grow, we are pleased to introduce three new ranges from Gigacer - "Stone", "Made" and "Concrete". All three ranges are available in a 120x120cm slab format, an ideal size for larger floor areas. Smaller sizes are also available and can be utilised with the 120x120cm to create bespoke patterns for both walls and floors. Samples of the three ranges are now available.

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March 2012 - Maggies Centre, Edinburgh

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We are delighted to announce that this years nominated charity for our annual Golf Day is the Maggies Centre in Edinburgh. Maggies offers help and support for anyone affected by cancer. All of Maggies services are free for anyone to use, whether you are a sufferer or know someone that is. You can find out more about Maggies at their website, www.maggiescentres.org.

 

 

January 2012 - Bon Accord Centre Completion

The Bon Accord Centre in Aberdeen has recently completed its major refurbishment with Ora Ceramics supplying over 6500 square metres of floor tiles. The cool white and grey tones of the tiles compliment perfectly the Centres new sleek and elegant look. As well as looking the part the tiles will also act the part by retaining their aesthetic for many years to come. The laser etched anti - slip tiles at the entrance areas fulfil legal criteria whilst, by the nature of their treatment, still blend in perfectly with the scheme.

Ora also supplied tiles to the Food Court area in the Centre. A porcelain wood effect tile was specified which offers many benefits over natural wood flooring. Porcelain is inert, colourfast and extremely durable, three main factors to be taken into consideration when specifying for an area such as this.

Retailer and public feedback to the new Centre has been very positive. So, another happy client and another successful project for the team at Ora!

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Christmas and New Year 2011

Our offices will close on Thursday 22nd December and re-open on Monday 9th January, 2012. We would like to wish you all a peaceful, happy Christmas and a joyful and prosperous New Year. Thank you for your continued support and we very much look forward to carrying this through into 2012 and beyond.

 

 

October 2011 - Radio Lollipop

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On the 7th of October we attended a masked ball in support of "Radio Lollipop". This fantastic charity provides care, comfort and entertainment for children in hospital. The event was a great success with over £15,000 raised for Radio Lollipop on the night. A big thank you to all our guests who entered the spirit of the night and donated generously! 

 

 

September 2011 - Cersaie

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We have recently returned from Bolgona after visiting "Cersaie", the worlds foremost ceramic and porcelain tile exhibition. The latest in tile trends were on display such as the new series from Rex, "Pietra Del Nord". This beautiful range replicates ancient European stone and will be a fantastic addition to our portfolio. Samples of Pietra Del Nord will be available soon.

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June 2011 - Ora specified for National Indoor Sports Arena

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The National Indoor Sports Arena and Velodrome, currently being constructed in Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, will soon be "sporting" tiles from Ora Ceramics! The showers and changing areas are being supplied with special "anti-slip" floor tiles, with matching "matt finish" tiles for the dry floor areas. The scheme also involves wall tiling to compliment the flooring. We are very proud to be associated with this prestigious project and are looking forward to the completion of this fantastic facility.

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May 2011 - Geotech Unveiled

We are delighted to add the latest fabulous range from Floor Gres to our portfolio. Geotech is a porcelain tile which replicates fossilised wood. It is available in six colours, three different surface finishes and seven formats, including the brand new 80x80cm size. Samples of Geotech are now available.

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May 2011 - A Big Thank You!

The fantastic sum of over £5800 was raised at this years Charity Golf Day for St John's Hospital. Thankfully the weather stayed mainly dry for the golf and the evenings entertainment was enjoyed by all. A huge thank you to our sponsors and guests for their incredible generosity once again this year!

 

 

May 2011 - St John's Nominated Charity for Golf Day

St John's Hospital in Livingston is this years nominated charity beneficiary for our forthcoming Golf Day. This annual event held at Deer Park Golf and Country Club in Livingston is now in it's sixth year and has grown hugely since it's inception. Last years event raised over £6000 for Erskine Hospital and we are hoping to better that amount this year. The event has become a firm favourite in the diaries of many golfers who all enjoy the challenge of the "infamous" 10th hole, where a hole in one wins the lucky golfer a brand new Lexus! We would like to thank all our partners for their considerable support once again this year.

 

 

April 2011 - Ora Wins Shopping Mall Contract

Last month Ora Ceramics were awarded the contract to supply the tiles to the Bon Accord Shopping Mall in Aberdeen. The Bon Accord is to undergo a large refurbishment programme, with the floor areas, estimated at 6000 square metres, being a substantial part of the revamp.

Our brief was to find a product which not only looked modern and chic, but also met the technical requirements a tile must have in an installation of this nature. Another challenge we faced was that the tiles were getting fixed onto an existing tiled floor, so it was imperative that the correct fixing materials were specified.

Working closely with our Italian partner, Floor Gres, we introduced to the architect and the client a product which was perfect for their requirements. The cool grey colour fitted their scheme superbly and the latest in technical laser etching provided the required anti-slip rating for the mall entrance areas. Mapei UK provided the complete solution to how the tiles should be fixed and provided the architect with an NBS specification. With the guarantee we provided with the product, the Bon Accord shoppers will enjoy sleek and elegant floors for many years to come!

Ora also supplied 1000 square metres to the neighbouring St Nicholas Shopping Mall in 2008.