The moment you walk through the doors of Amber Tiles owners Belinda and Craig Hoban make you feel right at home. But this wife and husband team can’t take all the credit, because Chuck does more than his fair share too. Chuck is the unofficial team member of Amber Tiles, but officially he’s the one with four legs, and an overactive wagging tail.
Belinda and Craig have owned Amber Tiles for eleven years. Both come from creative backgrounds, with Craig having worked on the tools, as a landscaper, for over 25 years, and Belinda as an interior designer. Combining experience, knowledge and a flair for home fashion, the duo along with Chuck the dog see customers return again and again, for invaluable advice in finding the right tile to suit any use and any taste.
A lot has changed in the industry since Craig and Belinda became a part of the Amber team. “Tiles are more of a fashion icon now”, explains Belinda with Chuck lying loyally at her feet. “When we started it was about rocks and blocks, but now we follow colours, and trends.”
Belinda explains how their tiles can bear an exact semblance to other materials, “Everything has now moved to digital printing. If you want a tile to look like concrete, we can do that. If you want your tile to look like timber flooring, we can bring that to life too. Nearly any surface you want your tile to look like can be replicated with digital printing.”
The extensive showroom is over two floors and packed with the latest trends in indoor or outdoor tiles as well as pavers, natural stone products, retaining walls and a great range of bathroom ware.
Belinda and Craig are on hand to provide personalised design, tile selection and technical advice as well as inspiration and guidance for those who just don’t have a clue. Chuck the dog,well he’s the welcoming committee.