Category: Flooring

Italian Porcelain Tiles – Factory Tour

Northern Italy is not only the birthplace of Ferrari, Lamborghini and some of Europes best food, it is also home to one of the greatest concentrations of ceramic tile factories on the planet. Solus Ceramics; one of the UK’s leading suppliers of commercial tiles were kind enough to invite us to Modena to visit two […]

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Wildwood restaurant, Lincoln

Wildwood is a modern bar and restaurant located in Lincoln. A new facade has been created to allow daylight into the new double height deli space. The shopfront geometry has been reflected in the design of the deli displays. An industrial approach has been taken towards the design by keeping the original brickwork beams and ceiling […]

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Surface Design Show 2017

The Surface design show is a highlight in the Rawls calendar, with a chance to see outstanding examples of progressive surface design. Tile trends; matt and polished, contrast, geometric tessellation and dimensionality. Ink spot patterns featured heavily. Colour-pop edge details added a modern twist. Shagreen (string ray leather) print tiles were a welcome natural influence. Reclaimed […]

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Ecobuild: The future is Cork

Among the solar panel, low emissions and infrastructure seminars, a highlight of our recent visit to Ecobuild from a sustainable materials point of view, was cork. Granorte whose Divina Cork floor is one of their premium ranges, supply a good range of alternative cork finishes for walls and floors. The use of creative flare in the surface […]

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L’Occitane’s experiential Toronto flagship

French beauty brand L’Occitane has refurbished its Canadian flagship store in Toronto. L’Occitane’s ‘glocal’ strategy focuses on tailored customer service standards and personalised services presenting an immersive and connected new shopping model with new standards for customer experience. The new store features digital and sensory elements including a curved video wall and suspended ‘sensorial capsure pods.’ Natural stone flooring and a botanical […]

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A UK first for new sustainable flooring

Rawls are proud to have been involved in the first UK specification of fully sustainable new flooring product in TRG’s Frankie and Benny’s great new fit new fit-out at London Luton Airport. We make it our business to understand all aspects of materials we and our clients’ specify, and see how often retailers  consider vinyl […]

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London Design Fair 2019

In search of inspiration, Rawls were in Shoreditch this week at London Design Fair 2019. This craft-focused design show is an annual fixture. Here are some of the trends that excited us this year. Patination and maximal decorative design were a theme that continued and developed from last year’s show. Evidence of finishing processes were […]

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