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Join us as we shine a spotlight on one of our most popular tile suppliers, Original Style. Original Style are trailblazers in the industry and produce a wide range of unique and remarkable tile collections that help add style and colour to any home. They are one of the leading manufacturers in the UK and are celebrated by homeowners and design professionals alike.

Heritage Tile Makers

Original Style has a rich history that began in 1986 when a group of passionate tile enthusiasts came together with a shared vision to create beautiful, handcrafted tiles right here in the UK. This commitment to craftsmanship and collaboration has been at the core of Original Style’s success. By working closely with designers, artists, craftspeople, and homeowners, Original Style brings their visions to life, seamlessly blending innovative design concepts with classical tile-making methods. The result is a range of tiles that effortlessly combines old-world charm with contemporary aesthetics, setting new standards of design excellence in the interior design and tile industry.

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Show-Stopping Tile Collections

Original Style’s collections offer an array of designs to suit every taste and style, from intricate mosaic patterns to elegant subway tiles, floral patterns to eye-catching scenic tile murals! Each tile is meticulously designed, and many feature hand-painted details by highly skilled artists. This attention to detail ensures that every tile purchased from Original Style is truly a work of art, enhancing any kitchen or bathroom space.

Victorian Tiles

Original Style are best known for their leading collection of Victorian Tiles. As one of our most sought-after tile ranges at New image, Victorian Tiles provide an excellent opportunity to bring a touch of English Heritage into the home. These tiles can be used in a multitude of ways as they are extremely hard-wearing and waterproof – making them an excellent choice for both indoor and outdoor tile renovation projects. Original Style’s Victorian Tiles are frequently the desired tile of choice when it comes to creating dynamic hallways, entranceways and porches.

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New Image Tiles’ Pride in Partnership

As a retailer of Original Style’s tiles, we take immense pride in our longstanding partnership. Their commitment to quality, innovation, and sustainability continues to inspire creativity in the world of tiles and interior design. With Original Style’s dedication to producing high-quality and beautiful tiles, we are delighted to offer homeowners and design professionals alike access to a wide range of exceptional tile collections in our award-winning showroom in Weymouth.

Tile Experts at Your Service

If you’d like to find out more or would like to see Original Style’s designs in person, we are happy to invite you to visit New Image’s award-winning tile showroom in Weymouth. Here, you’ll find a selection of Original Style tiles on display, allowing you to see and feel their exquisite craftsmanship first-hand. As a testament to Original Style’s exemplary designs, our showroom proudly showcases a stunning tile mural, featuring the show-stopping ‘Tropical Oasis’ design.

Should you require any assistance, our in-house designers here at New Image are readily available to help you select the perfect tiles for your project, offer recommendations on complementary bathroom and kitchen products.


Tile Installation and Trusted Tradesmen

We understand that the installation process is a crucial part of showcasing the beauty of Original Style’s designs. Over the years we have cultivated excellent relationships with highly skilled tradesmen, installers, and plumbers throughout the Dorset area. If you’re looking for a local professional to help you with your tile installation, simply visit our trusted installers directory.

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Book a FREE appointment with our experienced design team and start planning your home renovation projects today. They will talk you through every step of the process and help you bring your ideas to life. Create your dream kitchen or bathroom with the help of New Image!

Kerrie Keegan

General Manger

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Wood effect tiles are a fantastic alternative to traditional wooden flooring. The engineered wood tiles we supply provide all the beauty and warmth of natural wood, along with the practicality and durability of porcelain tiles. Wood effect tiles work in a multitude of spaces to transform your home in places where you would traditionally expect hardwood flooring. Below we explain the various uses and advantages of using wood effect tiles instead of traditional hardwood flooring.


Hardwood flooring has a timeless appeal and has long been a prominent feature in many classic homes and interiors. However, hardwood flooring has a few limitations, such as which can impact its suitability for interior design projects. For instance, it only comes in limited colour options and is only suitable for strictly dry and well-ventilated environments.

On the other hand, wood effect tiles, or wood-look tiles, offer a highly versatile alternative. These tiles can be used in various room conditions, placements, and layouts, both indoors and outdoors. Wood effect tiles are completely waterproof and lighter in weight compared to traditional wood panels, which makes them suitable for a wide range of applications. Wood effect tiles effortlessly replicate the distinctive appearance of traditional hardwood flooring all while providing buyers with a wider selection of colour and size.



The key features of wood effect tiles make them highly versatile for installation in various spaces. Unlike traditional hardwood panels which are primarily used as flooring, wood effect tiles can be used in kitchens, bathrooms, hallways, exteriors, entranceways, and patios, therefore providing a wide range of design possibilities! This versatility allows for the creation of a natural-looking statement – whether you’re looking to install a cohesive flooring design, or looking to incorporate wood-like elements on your walls, wood effect tiles offer a practical and aesthetically pleasing solution!

Wood effect tiles offer a practical and aesthetic solution that combines the appeal of wood alongside the advantages of tiles. Their versatile, waterproof properties, and wider colour selection make them a desirable option for both interior and exterior spaces. By opting for wood effect tiles instead of hardwood flooring, you can overcome the limitations of hardwood.


Hardwood flooring is prone to scratches and moisture damage when installed inside the homes. This means it requires regular polishing, sanding and treatment to keep it looking its best. Wood effect tiling does not require costly and time consuming maintenance. It only requires a quick clean and hoover to keep it in tip top condition. When used outside, wooden panelling will become sun-bleached, expand, freeze, or in the worst-case scenario will rot. Therefore, we highly recommend using wood effect tiles to ensure that your garden space continues to look fantastic for years to come.

Naturally, porcelain tiles are extremely hard-wearing and are the preferred choice for many homeowners when renovating their interior or exterior spaces. Our range of wood effect tiles are made from the highest quality porcelain available in Europe and are best known for their longevity and durability.

For more information on using exterior tiles in your garden, please take a look at our page about transforming your garden with outdoor tiles.



Cost is an important consideration when renovating your home especially if you’re tackling more than one room at once. In most cases, wood effect tiles are far more affordable than hardwood flooring. The initial outlay is usually lower and you won’t need to budget for ongoing maintenance and costly repairs, so investing in wood effect flooring will save you money for years to come.

Environmental Impact

When it comes to choosing materials for the home, many buyers are looking to purchase an environmentally friendly alternative to better look after the planet. Where hardwood flooring is derived from natural resources, such as pine or oak, wood effect tiles are a far more sustainable substitute. To limit deforestation and the destruction of habitats worldwide, we highly recommend considering wood effect tiles as an alternative – they are made from porcelain which is abundant material.

We all are growing rapidly more aware that natural resources, such as trees, are very much a limited resource and are a vital part of the planet’s ecosystem that we cannot replace. As we mentioned previously, porcelain wood effect tiles have a much greater life span when compared to hardwood flooring, meaning that you can reduce your environmental footprint – without having to sacrifice the beauty of using wood in your home!

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Experts in Design

Whilst hardwood flooring will continue to be a beautiful flooring option, it is important to consider the practical, financial and environmental downsides before you purchase.  If you are looking to gain additional assistance when choosing the perfect tile for your home, we highly recommend scheduling a consultation with our in-house design experts.

Book An Appointment

Book an appointment with our experienced design team and start planning your home renovation projects today. They will talk you through every step of the process and help you bring your ideas to life. Create your dream kitchen or bathroom with the help of New Image!

Kerrie Keegan

General Manager

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We are all becoming more aware of the environmental damage we are causing by pollution. The plight of our oceans and forests is daily news- so what can we do to help? The answer is simple – something!

Why is saving water important?

All the water on this planet is all the water that there is. We cannot produce any more. The more water we save the more there is for the environment. Less energy is used to treat water and less carbon is created to treat and transport water.

WRAS the Water Regulation Advisory Scheme, has, after extensive research, produced some startling statistics;

  • 1 in 4 households has no idea how much water they use.
  • Only 6% of households would ask for advise on water saving products from a plumber.
  • Only 50% of households have a water meter fitted.
  • The average household uses about 350 litres of water a day but believe that their consumption is half of that figure at around 157 litres.
  • The average time spent showering is around 7 ½ minutes.
  • 54 seconds is the average time that taps are left running when brushing teeth-wasting 12 litres of water.

Lazy ways to save the planet.


8 – 14% of our water usage is from washing dishes. If you hand wash your dishes use a bowl rather than under a running tap. This uses 60% less water alone.

Washing up by hand.

Let your dishes, pots and pans pile up until you have a full dishwasher load. A fully loaded dishwasher can be more efficient than handwashing. Use an eco-wash as this is often just as efficient as a long wash, but don’t use pre-rinse. Also a dishwasher can be more hygienic as there are no dishcloths and tea towels to wash.

Scrape any food waste into the food recycling bin before washing. Don’t put oil, fat and grease down the sink, to avoid blocking your pipes, drains and sewers. Use a plughole strainer to prevent food stuff going down the drain. Put coffee grounds in your food waste bin or compost bin. Invest in a waste disposal unit.

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Buy a water filter jug for your drinking water and save yourself a fortune by not buying bottled water. Think of all the plastic that won’t go into the recycling bin. Re-use your cooking water for soups and gravies or for your watering your garden.

Filtered water jug.

Clothes washing

Washing machines account for about 15% of a household’s water usage. An average wash uses about 50 litres of water so ensure you have a full load and are not washing clothes unnecessarily. Hanging clothes up as soon as you take them off should reduce the wash load and try using a clothes freshener spray in between washes. With daily showering and the use of deodorants our clothes really do not need to be washed after just a few hours of wear – unless you still work down a coal mine of course!

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If you use a self-condensing tumble dryer or a de-humidifier then make sure you re-cycle the water collected in the sumps.


Reduce your showering time to 4 minutes, which should be long enough to get squeaky clean. A standard shower uses about 30 litres of water over 5 minutes, but a power shower uses a whopping 60 – 100 litres- that is more than a long relaxing soak in a bath! Water saving shower heads could save you even more water [and money]. While you are waiting for your shower to reach temperature pop a bucket underneath and collect the water for using in the garden.

You could always try showering/bathing with a friend!

Some water providers give away a shower timer- so read the booklet that comes with your water bill and see what freebies they have to offer.

Shower timer.


Don’t have your tap running when you are brushing your teeth. 6 litres a minute of clean water is running down your plug hole and costing you money- that’s enough to make you feel down in the mouth. If you want to dunk your toothbrush (or razor) try filling a mug of water and using that instead.

Girl brushing her teeth.

Your dentist will tell you that your toothpaste works most efficiently if you don’t rinse and spit- now that is something to smile about!


Most modern toilets must be dual flush – 4 & 6 litres, older toilets may use more. The little button is for liquids and the big button is for everything else.

Toilet flushing accounts for approximately 35% of a household’s water usage- that’s a lot of water. To help you save water [and money] not flushing overnight could save a huge amount of both; pop a drop of bleach down the pan before you go to bed and everything should stay nice and clean. If it’s yellow let it mellow, if it’s brown flush it down!

Dual flush toilet.



Toilet cistern displacement bag.

If your toilet is a single flush, then you can get a ‘save a flush’ bag from your water supplier saving 1 ½ litres per flush. Every drop helps and you will feel much flusher money wise.

Always check your toilet for leaks. A good tip is to add some food colouring to the cistern and see if the coloured water ends up in bowl. If it does contact a plumber to come and adjust the cistern. Some water providers will supply a little kit to check for leaks in your WC.

To avoid costly blockages only flush the 3 P’s – Paper, Poo and Pee. Everything else should be put in a bin especially ‘flushable wipes’ . These are not actually flushable at all and cause thousands of sewerage system blockages every year because they do not break down like toilet tissue. These blockages create pollution in our rivers, streams and on our beaches. If your drain gets blocked, then it is your responsibility to pay for the unblocking, so help to avoid this by being vigilant about what is flushed away.

To see the effects of ‘flushable wipes’ watch a short video on www.wessexwater.co.uk/binit


We are a nation of gardeners and hate to see our gardens wilting, but with hotter dryer summers it is hard to keep our gardens looking top notch. Sprinklers waste a huge amount of water and can be banned along with hose pipes during the dry seasons. To help your garden grow try planting drought loving plants like grasses, lavender and geraniums.

Country garden

Create extra shade so that the soil does not dry out as quickly. Check the weather forecast before watering- it is likely to rain tomorrow! Use a watering can instead of a hose pipe or sprinkler. Install water butts and harvest your rainwater (indoor plants prefer rainwater). If you must water, then do it in the morning or evening when there will be less evaporation.

Recycle your bath water and collect your shower water to feed your plants. If every household made just a few changes the difference would be immense, and we could all be a lot flusher!!

Water saving freebies

If you live in the Wessex Water area you can requested a number of free water saving products from them including:

  • Shower timers
  • Cistern bags saving 1.2 litres per flush
  • Leaky Loo Strip to check if your WC has a leak
  • Twin tap aerator saving up to 18 litres a day
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What Is Annie Sloan Chalk Paint?

Annie Sloan developed her decorative chalk paints over 25 years ago. Its versatility and colour ranges make superb results achievable for even the most tentative of D.I.Y’ers  as well as professionals- if you look carefully you may spot some professionals using Annie Sloan paint and waxes on programmes like ‘Money for Nothing’.

The paint is very user friendly and surfaces to be painted often need no preparation like sanding, priming or undercoating, that most surfaces would need, and almost any surface can be painted from wood to metal, terra cotta and matt plastics and it can even be used on fabrics. It dries quickly and the coverage is superb so a small project could be transformed in a matter of hours.

Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint is especially useful when painting for a child, or for those with allergies, either for furniture or toys because it is eco friendly; non toxic, lead free and odourless.


One of the joys of this chalk paint apart from its ease of use is that you can be as creative as your imagination will let you be.

Colours can be mixed easily to create your own unique pallet, and with a few basic paint techniques under your belt you can create lots of finishes including crackle finishes, stencils, brass leaf, 2 tone effects, distressed look, decoupage, faux marbling to name but a few.


So if you have a piece of furniture that needs a revamp or if you fancy tackling something more challenging like changing the colour of your kitchen units then look no further than Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and if you don’t like the end result you can just paint over it again.

At New Image we keep stocks of the chalk paint in both 120ml sample pots and 1litre pots, brushes, stencils, waxes, sanding pads, rollers and inspirational books.


We are also running workshops to cover some of the basic paint techniques- so if you are interested in how to learn to use these remarkable paints or if you have used them but want to be a little more adventurous with your projects, then you can come and spend a fun afternoon with us at the showroom, enjoy some homemade cakes and tea or coffee and make your own little project to take home with you- a great idea for a birthday treat with friends or family or even a hen party!!

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This September our annual sale is back and set to be bigger and better than ever before! We will be discounting items across our kitchen, bathroom and tiles departments in an unmissable event that comes just once a year. Running from 22nd September to October 30th our sale will take place in our Granby showroom where you will be able to browse our ranges and chat to our team of expert staff, who will be able to assist you with your renovation plans. This fantastic special offer is also available online, where you can order tiles to be delivered to your home!


Take advantage of our exceptional sale and create the bathroom you’ve always dreamed of. We will be offering savings of up to 50% on some of our top bathroom brands including Burlington, Britton and Crosswater. If you’re looking to give your existing bathroom an update and refresh, we will also be heavily discounting bathroom accessories such as brassware, taps, shower enclosures, wet rooms, baths and sanitary ware, to refresh your existing bathroom and give a tired space a new lease of life.


We are giving away FREE appliances on qualifying kitchens ordered within the sale period. Spend over £4,000 on your kitchen and receive a free Neff Slide and Hide Oven worth £900 (with the first 10 kitchen sold). Kitchens purchased exceeding £2000 will receive a free induction hob and curved extractor hood worth over £400.

Why not book our free design and measuring service where our team of friendly and knowledgeable staff will work with you, offering their expertise and guidance to help you craft the kitchen you’ve always wanted, completely designed to meet your specifications and needs. Be sure to book yours as soon as possible as spaces tend to fill up fast!

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No bathroom or kitchen is complete without tiles. We have a vast range of tiles suitable for every wall and floor in your home, with something to suit all tastes and budgets. Whether you are looking for Victorian tiles with authentic patterns to transform your hallway or porch, or prefer natural stone to create a high class and modern finish, you’re guaranteed to find something to help transform any space within your home.

During our sale we are offering 20% off all stock ranges both in store and online.

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Grey is the new black for kitchens.

Are you all magnolia’d out? Are you fed up with TV shows telling you that you must have everything in shades of beige and taupe? Not sure what to do for the best? Lacking in confidence to stray away from what you know or have had previously? Then fear not – ‘grey’ is the solution to whatever colour scheme ails you!!

Grey kitchens are on trend.

It can be daunting putting colour schemes together especially if you are not colour confident. Then we all have individual tastes and lifestyles, and furnishings. And not to forget contributory factors like the period of a house if authenticity is a priority. All very confusing!

Grey is the answer. It is everywhere and is widely used in every industry where colour is an option especially in fashion, car production and interiors.

Having a grey kitchen or bathroom can project a powerful statement. Greys and silvers represent stability, solidity and protection; think of stone and armour. But it is as versatile as any colour can be in creating moods and adding character to any room.

Whether you want a warm or cool look, relaxed or casual or a touch of sophistication in your kitchen, bathroom, and conservatory, or in fact any room, New Image can supply you with a tile to suit. If you need a soft foundation colour the light greys are the way to go. But if you want something a little more dramatic then the slate greys could be the answer.


More than 50 shades of grey

Whatever shade you choose, having a grey kitchen or bathroom will sit well with any other colour. This is because it is a neutral foundation to pair with any colour off the chart or with coloured accents.

It is the perfect backdrop to showcase patterns and textures. It can also help to create a backdrop for blacks, whites and steel colours. Or to layer other tones of grey for a monochrome scheme.

grey-and-plumIt is one of the friendliest colours as it doesn’t clash with anything so it has the perfect backdrop quality that other colours don’t have. Unlikely to age or date grey will always look clean and fresh. When you are fed up with the look just change all the accessories and paint colours for a completely new look.

At New Image Tiles, Kitchens and Bathrooms we scoff at 50 shades of grey. With kitchen and bathroom units available in a range of greys and tiles in well over 50 shades, we are leading the colour trend that definitely has staying power.

Grey kitchen from New Image Tiles, Kitchens & Bathrooms.