Cornwall LivingIssue #86
Elegance with an edge
Introducing Fired Earth Truro, a must-visit for anyone updating their Cornish home.
Renowned for beautiful tiles and paints, the Fired Earth range draws on the expertise of tile manufacturers across the globe, offering a wealth of options for the discerning homeowner. Hand-decorated Moroccan designs and jewel-like glass mosaics sit alongside hardwearing porcelain flooring, timeless marble, and crisp architectural slates. In short, there are tiles for every style of home, whether classically elegant or requiring cutting edge modernity – and for a wide variety of budgets too.
“they’ll be more than happy to help you choose the best combination of tiles, paint and bathroom fittings to suit your home”
Based in Little Castle Street, Truro, Fired Earth Truro is the Cornwall Licensee for the Fired Earth range of products, locally owned by Clive Martin Interiors Ltd. The store places a keen focus on delivering exemplary service throughout Cornwall, with a small, friendly and knowledgeable team always on hand to provide expert advice, whether you’re planning a major refurbishment or simply want to give a room a quick update. Fired Earth Truro Manager, Julie Lingard, tells us: “We can help with your initial design and colour choices and then manage and oversee the complete ordering and delivery process for you. To assist with your budgeting, we regularly have discounts and promotions available which we can offer to our customers who come into the Truro showroom to discuss tile, paint and bathroom requirements.”
Julie points us to their latest tile collections, which take inspiration from across the world and include decorative Naples porcelain tiles – equally at home in contemporary and traditional interiors – as well as Onda hexagon mosaics, which are brimming with vibrant Mediterranean style. There’s also the new Metallic Vitreum collection, which is perfect for adding show-stopping glamour to your kitchen or bathroom, while Hambledon Gardens tiles, handmade in England, are available in a beautiful palette that promises to stand the test of time. But that’s not all. As Julie explains: “There are endless options if you’re looking for robust flooring for a busy family home, and the latest launches include Trentino porcelain planks, which exude the natural warmth of wood and are even suitable for outdoor use.”
It’s not just tiles that draw homeowners from across the county to Fired Earth Truro. Indeed, the tile ranges are complemented perfectly by Fired Earth’s paint collection. With 12 beautiful and incredibly versatile new shades having just been launched, the 120-colour palette offers everything from sophisticated neutrals to deep, inky blues and bold pinks, so there’s something here to suit your style and budget. The paints are all water-based and have been developed with the environment in mind. They’re easy to apply too and provide exceptional coverage, making them a favourite with decorators. If you’re unsure as to which colour or shade would work best for you, why not pop in and speak to the team? They’re always happy to discuss colour combinations and help select the perfect shade to complement a particular tile, bathroom or kitchen colour scheme. They even have painted swatches available to use, which are especially useful when it comes to choosing and making sure everything matches.
As if all this wasn’t enough, Fired Earth also has a wide range of exceptionally well-designed contemporary and classic bathroom fittings. This includes luxurious freestanding baths, marble topped washstands, beautiful copper and marble bowls and basins and elegant showers. Brassware is available in a range of styles and finishes, including matt black chrome (as well as regular chrome), polished nickel and antique gold. A full range of fitted or freestanding furniture and storage is also available, enabling you to complement your chosen design style and underpin the atmosphere of your bathroom.
With such a wide and exciting range of products to choose from, Fired Earth offers endless options, whether you’re renovating a country cottage, updating a much-loved family home or creating a style for your new-build project. The combination of high-quality tiles in modern edgy formats or classical ageless designs can be teamed with on-trend paint colours and breathtakingly beautiful bathroom fittings to give your room a sense of timeless and authentic beauty. But don’t just take our word for it! Pop into the Truro showroom on Little Castle Street and meet the local team – they’ll be more than happy to help you choose the best combination of tiles, paint and bathroom fittings to suit your home, providing a tailored service that reflects the particular needs of property owners in Cornwall. The Truro team: Julie, Lisa and Laura look forward to seeing you soon!
"they’ll be more than happy to help you choose the best combination of tiles, paint and bathroom fittings to suit your home"