Andrews Marbles & Tiles says it’s delighted to bring to this year’s Surface Design Show a selection of their sustainable British-manufactured slim line terrazzo tiles and bespoke terrazzo units. “We understand the importance of the environment and the need to create more sustainable products,” the company says. “Through our years of experience, industry-leading manufacturing, and engineering expertise we are now able to offer to the market our single layer 20mm calibrated terrazzo tile.” According to the company, its terrazzo products are manufactured using local aggregates, recycled products, low carbon cement. Andrews is a Yorkshire-based company with a long history, dating back to the 1800s.
A. Andrews was founded in 1886 by Arthur Andrews, a journeyman who was appointed agent for the tile manufacturers Craven Dunnill & Co in 1895. He had five sons, Arthur, Cecil, Sidney, Allan and Ernest, all of whom came into the business. With the influx of Italian immigrants into Leeds at the turn of the 19th century, the company says, an expansion into terrazzo flooring took place and Andrews extended its activities into marble, granite and stonework in the early 1930s. By the mid 1930s, Andrews was reportedly one of the largest companies of its kind in Britain. Founded in a period considered a high point of the ceramic trade in the United Kingdom, the company says it has been adding to its vast store of skill and expertise continuously, and this, together with the in-house technical facilities it can make available to its clients, makes it “one of the leading companies in its field”.
With over 100 years of experience and knowledge, Andrews says it understands the importance of using local British manufactured products from sustainable sources. All customers have the full support of the company’s technical and design team to help in selecting the right products for any given project. The company doesn’t just supply terrazzo, it provides backup from design at specification stages through to fixing and installation.
“To this day, terrazzo remains one of the most versatile and durable hard flooring options available. Andrea Palladio used terrazzo in his Venice villas in the 1560s and it has been a natural choice for top quality design ever since,” the company says. “Over 450 years later, terrazzo is still bringing innovative and creative building design to life.” Andrews also offers a selection of their European-sourced porcelain and natural stone ranges, so whatever your design requirements, the company says its experienced team will be on hand to guide you through the process and help you to select and design your project using the most suitable products to match your design brief.
The company concludes: “Come and visit us at stand 614 to find out more and we can discuss our sustainability journey and how our sustainable British-manufactured terrazzo and European porcelain and granites can help you on your project.”