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Floors: Wood Effect Porcelain vs Engineered Oak

April 22, 2019

I’ve spoken previously of wood effect porcelain when we were discussing different tile trends and their applications. Here I will go into more detail about wood effect porcelain and weigh up its potential against the real thing, well, engineered wood boards, it’s close to the real thing and its something we have knowledge in. Engineered […]

Winchcombe Blues Weekend

April 8, 2019

One of the reasons I enjoy living in Winchcombe is because I like being part of a community. People being invested in their surroundings improves wellbeing and I think this is very important. After the fire in 2017 that nearly closed us down, the support from local businesses and the community was above and beyond. […]

Modern Kitchen Layout Ideas

March 25, 2019

Previously we have spoken about the Country style Kitchen, which being based in the Cotswolds is something we specialise in and our customers frequently want. Today we will talk about Modern Kitchen layout ideas and how we can help you create this style, whether your going for a full kitchen re-work or just wanting to […]

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Green kitchen ideas for St Patrick’s Day!

March 11, 2019

This week (12-15th March) sees the return of the much-anticipated Cheltenham Race Week. Which for the unknowing of you is a major highlight in the Cotswold calendar. Cheltenham Race Week is one of the top horse racing events of the year, where locally trained, Irish, and other UK race yards bring their best of the […]

5 of the most popular tile trends and how to use them in your home

February 21, 2019

Apart from the obvious – wanting a specific colour, size or style of tile for your design – there are other questions that are frequently asked of us here at The Tile Barn such as suitability, manufacture differences and post install treatments. Today I will discuss five of the different types of tile available, and […]

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How to get The ‘Country Kitchen’ look in your home

February 9, 2019

I’ve lived in the Cotswolds all my life and after long day out in the countryside and the fresh air, there’s nothing better than to retreat home, greeted by the smells of home cooking, kicking off your wellies and relaxing round the kitchen table, eagerly awaiting the meal to come. In all walks of life, […]

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PANTONE – The Influence of Colour

January 25, 2019

The Pantone Colour Institute has been influencing Design for over 40 years. They developed the Pantone Colour System to solve the problems of colour matching in the printing industry; creating a catalogue of every colour in every hue and classifying it with its own unique number. In 2000 the Pantone Colour Institute created the Pantone Colour […]