In the old days, quarry tiles were relatively thick and heavy, unglazed and relatively soft clay tiles laid on to a solid bed of concrete, or even compacted earth, but with flexible joints between.
For example, the original clay quarry tiles you might have seen in Victorian entrance halls would be no more than 50mm x 50mm (2in x 2in), whereas we now find them 150mm x 150mm (6in x 6in).
It now produces tiles for domestic, commercial and industrial applications, including glazed, porcelain and quarry tiles.
In 1997 Dennis Ruabon had more than 45 pc of the quarry tile market and is the only ceramic tile manufacturer in Wales.
A bespoke oak and glass door leads into the reception hall which has more quarry tiles
with decorative border, exposed brick mullioned windows to the rear, wood panelling and high ceiling with exposed beams.
ooring in the dining room where the quarry tiles
are red and black.
Off this is a dining room with original fi replace and Victorian range as well as original quarry tiles
and antique fi tted cupboards.
With such sensibilities, I would not even consider the wide range of synthetic floor coverings that masqueraded as wood or quarry tiles
or even marble.
Trouble has been taken to use traditional materials: oak supports for the porch; quarry tiles
in the hall, cloakroom and kitchen; natural brick for chimney breasts and oak beams.