Johnson Tiles to open second retail location

Ceramic and porcelain tile supplier Johnson Tiles is opening a second retail outlet, which will be located in the north of England.

Opening its doors tomorrow, June 20, the new Johnson Tiles retail store can be found on Monckton Road industrial estate in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. The company says the opening represents “a major milestone for the company’s new UK management team and underscores their commitment to serving the northern market”.

The retail site launch follows news earlier this year that Johnson Tiles had undergone a management buyout – led by the company’s senior management team. Previously, Johnson Tiles was owned by the Norcros Group, the same parent company behind brands such as Triton Showers, Merlyn, Vado, Grant Westfield and Abode.

As part of the buyout, the management team also announced their intention to close the company’s production facility in Tunstall to move to an outsourced production model, with approximately 105 jobs being impacted by the change.

However, Johnson Tiles says the opening of the new Wakefield retail location will create three new local jobs, and provide a valuable resource for both D.I.Y. enthusiasts and professional tradespeople alike.

To celebrate the opening, Johnson Tiles plans to give the first 150 customers a complimentary tub of Palace tile adhesive.

Rich Kelsall, commercial director for Johnson Tiles, commented: “We’re delighted to be expanding our showroom footprint, providing a convenient location for customers to discover the latest tile trends, all price matched and ready to drive away.

“According to the 2024 Houzz and Home UK report, 49% of homeowners plan to renovate their home this year, and we expect the bathroom and kitchen to remain a key priority as homeowners look to enhance their most used living areas. While our ranges are all available online, we wanted to ensure customers who prefer to see and touch products in a retail environment prior to purchasing, have the option to do so.

“This is the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the business as we look to expand our reach and bring our exceptional design and quality to even more customers across the UK.”

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