Pattern Perfection: Stunning Patricia Urquiola Tiles In Beautiful Geelong Bathroom Renovation

Paulina our resident Interior Designer was bursting with excitement when she stocked our showroom with the latest exclusive Patricia Urquiola (Spanish architect and designer) designed tiles. With decades of experience in the industry and a passion for design, Paulina thrives on beautiful quality products and brings our showroom to life with her knowledge of designers, trends and styles.  That is why you can always be sure to have the best range of tiles at your finger tips when visiting our showroom.


Maura from Newtown visited our showroom after a recommendation by Interior Decorator Susan Pehar at homewares and design store, Ducks Nest in Pakington Street Geelong West.  Maura was in the process of renovating her bathroom which was last remodelled in 1995, two years prior to her family purchasing the home.  Pre-reno, the bathroom was heritage styled and Maura says the quality was superb, however she wanted to update the style to be more modern whilst respecting the original era of the home.

Maura had seen Patricia Urquiola’s tiles on Channel 9’s The Block Sky High in Trixie and Johnno’s challenge apartment master ensuite as depicted below.

The Block Concept

Maura loved the tiles, however due to the orientation of her own bathroom and lack of natural light, the charcoal palette would have enclosed the room.  So Maura decided on the Bianco (white) range of tiles which has brightened the room and added beautiful style and sophistication with subtle pattern.

Before and after2

Maura and her husband retained and resprayed their cast iron freestanding bath from the original house build in 1913.  They received expensive quotes for the respray, however some friendly advice put them in the direction of K & M Paints where they purchased a DIY kit at the fraction of the quote.  Nice work.

The entire renovation was done in a very short time frame of 3 weeks.  Maura’s building manager, Leigh Collins, recommended using Kevin and Cane Stevens from South Coast Tiling.  The tiling team had planned an overseas holiday in the coming weeks, so Maura had to quickly get organised before the duo went jetsetting.  She shopped around for her bathroom hardware and vanity and highly recommends Reece Plumbing on La Trobe Terrace Geelong as they were the only supplier to guarantee her order would arrive in her limited time frame.


Photography by Katie Fiorillo Photography

A successful finished project all complete within the 3 week time frame; a perfect result by all involved.  We hope to see you again Maura to plan your ensuite reno!


Patricia Urquiola purposefully designed these tiles with differing aesthetics and various orientations and are made to be mix-and-matched to your heart’s content.  They are 10mm thickness and 200mm x 200mm in format.  The collection uses an innovative digital printing process to infuse geometric, linear, and floral patterns onto the tiles.  Available in three colour schemes, Bianco (whites), Grigio (grays), and Nero (blacks), and 27 patterns for each, making the design possibilities endless.  All three colour schemes are available in our showroom – visit us to see more Patricia Urquiola and designer tiles.

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South Coast Tiling duo Kevin and Cane Stevens are a family business and Maura highly recommends their services and is anticipating using them again for her ensuite. Kevin has been in the tiling industry for over 40 years and mentored his son Cane during his apprenticeship who now has 15 years experience also.  South Coast Tiling service the Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast regions all the way to Lorne.  They specialise in porcelain tiling, waterproofing, in situ, indoor and outdoor projects. If you are after professional, friendly service, give Kevin a call on 0419 579 279 or Cane on 0415 449 593 to discuss your next project.


By Hayley Norman

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