Kettering Tile Showroom: Serving Up Style Since 1987

Founded in Kettering, Northamptonshire in 1987, Walls and Floors has grown to become one of the UK’s best-loved and most-trusted tile retailers. Here’s an introduction to our very first tile showroom…

Above: Andy Brown, showroom manager for over 20 years, helps a customer with her tile choice

Opening up shop in Kettering

The first Walls and Floors showroom opened in Wilson Terrace, Kettering, in the late 1980’s. Richard Greenbank, who had some experience in the tiling industry, teamed up with Les Green, a local tiler.

They acquired an old petrol station in Wilson Terrace, with a big off-road car park, and set to work transforming it into one of the largest tile showrooms in the UK! Immediately, people from surrounding counties flocked to the showroom and they’ve been coming back ever since.

Above: A small glimpse of the showroom’s vast tiling selection

Pop in and get inspired!

Although Walls and Floors has taken off phenomenally in the last thirty years, we haven’t forgotten our roots! The showroom in Wilson Terrace, Kettering, which overlooks a grassy corner of the Pleasure Park, is still going strong; serving hundreds of customers each month.

If you’re tackling a decorating project, pop into the Kettering Tile Showroom! With five full-size room sets and hundreds of boards and display stands, there’s plenty to inspire you! With 6,000 stylish tile designs to choose from, we’re guaranteed to have a whole host of tiles that you’ll fall in love with!

You can even walk out with a fabulous brochure and some sample tiles!

Above: A customer browses our selection

Talk to us for expert advice

Customers travel to our Kettering Tile Showroom from far and wide for lots of reasons! Among them are the great choice and the fantastic prices. But most of all, they come for our fab customer service and expert advice.

At our Wilson Terrace showroom, we boast a dedicated and professional team of knowledgeable and friendly staff, with over one hundred years of tile experience between them.

If you need some advice or styling suggestions, just ask our showroom staff! They will have lots of excellent tile suggestions for whichever space you’re decorating.

Give them a call on 01536 516319, or alternatively, you can book an appointment.

Above: The tile boards show countless style possibilities 

A tile showroom with all the latest looks

Lots of showrooms are tiled a certain way when they’re first opened and then they’re left that way for the decades that follow – but not ours! As the latest styles and trends change, our showroom changes too!

Our designers and buyers travel the world to find the latest looks. They carry out endless research, visit dozens of shows, and attend countless seminars to ensure that our tile offering covers all the hottest trends. Our tilers are constantly updating different parts of the showroom to keep up with the changing face of interior design.

Above: A recently-tiled encaustic-styled display

Helping the Northamptonshire community

Throughout the past thirty years, our Kettering showroom has always tried to make a difference to those in need in Northamptonshire.

Each year, when the Kettering carnival comes around, we free up one of our lorries to host a float. It won Best Float award one year, when we were hosted the Jollyes Pet Superstores crew to raise money for the blind.

We donated some metro tiles for the cafe of Johnny’s Happy Place – a charity building in Kettering that helps individuals cope with their mental health through artistic projects. We also donated tiles for the kitchen at Maplefields Circle of Friends – a community project in Corby whose goal is to help conquer loneliness in senior citizens.

At Christmas time, joining many local companies, our staff headed out to the shops and bought bucket-loads of toys. These were then donated to the young patients in the children’s wards of Kettering General Hospital, who were too unwell to go home for Christmas.

We look forward to continuing to support Northamptonshire community projects and charities in the future.

Above: Kettering Carnival float and the cafe at Johnny’s Happy Place

Thank you for reading

Thank you for reading this post about our Kettering Tile Showroom! If you’re thinking about tiling your home, do pop in!

You’ll find us at Walls and Floors, Wilson Terrace, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 9RT.

We’re open 8.00am-5.30pm Mon-Fri and 8.30am-5.00pm Sat.

Feel free to contact us on 01536 516319 or email us at

You can also book an appointment with one of our professionals if you’re free at a certain time! Click here: Book an appointment

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Above: The Wilson Terrace Showroom, circa 1990. 

To re-cap, here are 5 reasons to visit:

> Friendly expert advice from our professional staff

> Five full-size room sets to inspire that decorating project

> Hundreds of tiled boards and display stands to browse through

> Full size sample tiles you can walk away with

> Free off-road car park

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