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DreamWorks project takes Stoke-on-Trent manufacturer Stateside

March 2020

Along with manufacturing floor tiles, tiled murals and ceramic signage, The Surface Design Studio has recently taken on a project for DreamWorks at their latest attraction, American Dream: a custom swimming pool design.

The team produced custom tiles for the lazy river feature of the waterpark. 18,500 tiles were produced in four weeks, and the team then spent a further four weeks installing the bespoke pieces at the waterpark in New Jersey, USA.

“The size and scale of this project is the biggest we’ve ever done,” says Director, Mark Wood. “We were contacted by DreamWorks through our website and they needed a quick turnaround of tiles that met their quality testing. Due to our kiln fired tiles and colourfast technology we passed their testing and started producing tiles for the project.”

The waterpark is set to be part of a great family attraction. The lazy river features three unique areas. Each mural is made up of tiles that are kiln fired between 800oC to 1,250oC for a permanent solution to the swimming pool area.

The three areas will feature The Penguins of Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and Shrek. The design was created by the DreamWorks design team and will allow visitors to float around and experience the different areas dedicated to the featured DreamWorks characters

“The best part about the project was being able to complete consultations, this meant I could offer the best advice and get actions agreed quickly,” continues Wood. “We could offer solutions such as using different sized tiles to reduce cost implications and installation times for the project, a great solution for the project as it was on a tight timescale.”

The custom tiles and commitment to work provided by The Surface Design Studio team was delivered highly professionally and to top quality. This is reflected by a further request from DreamWorks for the team to complete more tile projects for the waterfall and wave pool in the waterpark.

The Surface Design Studio offer custom inspirational and expert printing solutions tailored to each individual project. With offices in the UK, USA, and Middle East, they offer a completely customisable service, alongside both wall tiles and floor tiles. The Surface Design Studio works on a wide range of projects across many industries, in restaurants, hotels, offices, retail spaces to health clubs, spas, and swimming pools. More at:

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