Preston Tilemart Hits Twenty: Stunning Sculpture Unveiled To Celebrate Twenty Years of Business

We’re the largest independent bathroom and tile showroom in the whole of the UK, which means that when we celebrate a brilliant achievement, we really go all out. Our Preston Tilemart turned twenty last week, which is an enormous milestone for our fantastic family run business. To honour the occasion and create something that will always be remembered, we unveiled a stunning 30 foot tall sculpture outside our store in Preston. The sculpture has been given the name Helix20 – celebrating twenty years of business in the city.


Unveiled by Wayne Hemingway in Front of Celebrity Guests

The sculpture was unveiled by famous designer Wayne Hemingway MBE, the man behind the famous fashion label Red or Dead. He has strong roots in the North West, having being raised in Morecambe and attended school in Burnley. His own business started as a small market stall, which exploded when he signed a million pound deal in 1995.

Hemingway is now involved in an extensive amount of design and regeneration projects, which is why we are extremely honoured to have him involved with the project here at Tilemart. He has said how impressed he is with the investment in art that will give something back to the city of Preston to celebrate their success in the past twenty years. He is quoted as saying “The Helix20 is going to be another focal point in the city and it is heartening to see that Tile Mart is investing in design in every part their business.”


Helix20 is a Stunning Sky Sculpture

The Helix20 is a stunning sky reaching sculpture that is made with over 100,000 mosaic tiles from moulded aluminium. This is a development of an ancient tile form into something a lot more modern – definitely of the 21st century. The idea is that it expresses the drive and ambition that the company has, displaying the upward motion and energy that we show as a company every day.

Our Business Development Manager is also incredibly excited about the unveiled statue, expressing that it’s a brilliant representation of our company’s “ambition.” He also stated how “delighted” the company is with the fact that Hemingway has supported this historical milestone. Adding to the celebrations, MD Zabir Patel commented that the Helix20 is essentially to “celebrate the success” of our business with the people of Preston.


Tilemart Has a Robust Reputation

Since beginning in 1994, we are a company who has built up a strong reputation over the years for being able to help every customer make an informed purchase and leave our showrooms feeling very happy. With clients from all over the UK, it’s not surprising that we are considered as being the number one tile retailer. With showrooms in Preston and Bolton, we show no signs of slowing down and continue to make positive changes to our business every day.

Even though we have just celebrated twenty years of success in Preston, we are already looking forward to the next twenty years. With a rebranding due later this month, it’s further proof that the company is looking to expand and grow.

We thank all our customers for joining us on this journey in Preston over the last 20 years, as well as those who have been with us since the beginning.

For those who want to purchase tiles from an established business, whether it’s natural stone or natural slate tiles, please don’t hesitate to come visit us.

For more information on the services that we provide, please contact us. You can give us a call on 01772 258998 and a member of our team will be happy to assist.






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