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Walls and Floors began in 1987 on a recipe of hard work and long days, with a small garage and a single van; our two co-founders, Mr Greenbank and Mr Green, would drive up and down the country transferring tiles for the latest projects. 

In 1988, we started dealing with our first official supplier. Timeless values and modern methods are the two traits that make Daniel Platt Tiles so special; with products displayed around the world – from Jamaican breweries to Californian mansions. 

After moving out of the garage into a small carpet shop in Sydney Street, Kettering in 1990, we finally purchased our first forklift! No more moving pallets of tiles box by box onto the courier lorries and our van! 

After a successful start to 1991, we not only brought our first showroom in Wilson Terrace, Kettering, but invested in the start of many careers for the local people of Kettering who came to work for us - you can still visit ourshowroom today! 

In 1993, we decided to expand our product selection which meant the beginning of our European relationship with many prestigious suppliers, including the highly sought after Porcelanosa brand. 

The launch of our first tansactional website occured in 2004. From day one, the site has offered a wide selection of products, our sample tile service and home delivery - no one else in the market did this! We are, and always have been, trail-blazers! 

The expansion of both the tile industry and our business lead us to move into our first official warehouse - Henson Way. This enabled us to hold a large amount of stock supplying more products and a quicker delivery service! 

The autumn of 2005 and a vast increase in home delivery orders lead us to purchase our first 18 tonne lorry. Today, we have a fleet of 22 vehicles, enabling us to reduce the use of couriers and provide a more personalised service to the country. 

2006 is a year that markers deals with our first international suppliers; sourcing products from across the world based on the latest design trends, we now have a product offering of more than 6,000 tiles. 

Leaping ahead to 2010, we opened our Tile Studio in Putney. At the forefront of the interior design and architectural industry, it only seemed right to purchase our first London showroom and provide a personalised and knowledgable service to the capital of the UK. 

In 2012, we moved into our new impressive three-floor 100,000 sq. feet HQ. It houses our web development, marketing, customer service, retail and trade sales, merchandising, procurement, transport and warehouse. 

2014 marks the year we became one of the first online stores in the UK, and the first tile retailer, to become a Google Certified Shop. Our customers can shop online with confidence knowing they’ll receive a reliable dispatch, excellent customer service and free purchase protection verified by Google.

Now, in 2017, we offer an unbeatable range of tiles to suit all your home improvement needs. With over 20 million tiles in stock over 500,000 Sqm, our Price Beat Promise, fast home delivery service and 5-star customer assistance; we really are the Leading Tile Specialists. Celebrating 30 Years, this is just the start.

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