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August 2017 - New
We have expanded our Mosaic portfolio
to include some exciting new shapes. Eastern Lantern (above),
Hexagonals (both glazed and unglazed), Penny Round and Herringbone
are all now available in various colours. Click on the Mosaic
section on our website to view the full range.
June 2017 - Charity Golf
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 -
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
April 2017 - Magnum from
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 -
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
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
This Magnum slab is 1.6m x 3.2m yet only 6mm thick. It can
still bear some serious weight!
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!
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
Rex Gold - The ultimate in luxury!
June 2016 - Four Shades Concept
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
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
February 2016 - Floor Gres Buildtech
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
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
November 2015 - Florim
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
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
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
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
December 2014 - Festive Holidays
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
October 2014 - Rex La Roche
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
October 2014 - Radio Lollipop Ball
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
September 2014 - New ranges arrive
We are delighted to add add three new prestigous ranges to our
collection, Ardoise, Styletech and Stones And More.
Stones and More
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!
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
July 2014 - 20mm Thick Tiles arrive!
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
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
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
October 2013 - DIA Awards dinner
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
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
May 2013 - Charity Golf Day
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!
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!
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
December 2012 - Festive Holidays
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
November 2012 - DIA Awards Dinner
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
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
Cool Reverse Colours
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May 2012 - Making a "splash" for Maggies!
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.
March 2012 - Maggies Centre, Edinburgh
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!
The Bon Accord Centre
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
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
September 2011 - Cersaie
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.
Pietra Del Nord
Pietra Del Nord Grigio
June 2011 - Ora specified for National Indoor Sports
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
The National Indoor Sports Arena and Velodrome
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Ora Ceramics, Unit A3, Lady Victoria Business Centre, Newtongrange, EH22 4QN
Tel: 0131 454 9998, Fax: 0131 454 9923