OUR HISTORY

 
Gone are the days when hotels had avocado bathroom suites, offices had beige carpet tiles and the ‘latest thing’ was a plain white floor or wall tile…

After a lifetime working in the tile industry, James Arkell founded techtile in 2011 because he saw a need for a tile supplier that was, frankly… a bit different.


 
Knowing the importance of tiles that are functional and fit for their purpose, James also understood the potential certain tiles have to transform a space, and deliver the wow factor that designers and architects are always searching for.
 
Since then, the growing and enthusiastic techtile team, have harnessed James’s passion for design and innovation. Scape, one of the leading outdoor tile brands was brought under the techtile umbrella in 2017 and is an important part of techtile’s growing product offering.



The team has built great relationships with designers, architects and tile manufacturers, and cultivated the high-quality, personal service that techtile has become known for. 
 
“Big or small, indoors or out, every design project should have a stunning backdrop. We make sure we get to know all our customers and their projects really well, so we can help them find the right tiles that will work on a practical level and create beautiful and inspirational spaces.”
 
In Autumn 2016, techtile moved into a stunning state-of-the-art studio, in a converted dairy barn in the Bedfordshire countryside.
 
“Our exciting new studio now gives us the space and the natural light to showcase the very latest innovations in interior and exterior ceramics that we have sourced from around the world and to show off their awesome potential.”