A Wilmslow couple, are set to add the wow factor to Cheshire’s designer homes after completely making over a Handforth tile store.

Alberti Tiles boasts a unique range – including hand painted tiles with artwork fit for the Queen.

The Wilmslow Road store is re-launched on 3 February after undergoing a complete rebrand and major refurbishment by Exesios, an internationally renowned design agency.

Judi Thornett and Vel Daley are celebrating by inviting interior designers to the store to meet representatives from Europe’s leading tile suppliers.

Centre stage at the opening event will be Nicola Hulme from Opus Tessallatum.

Her individually designed tiles are works of art with some even featuring artwork by Lyn Sumner who has painted the royal corgis for Her Majesty the Queen.

And with the Alderley Edge and Prestbury footballer belt on their doorstep, Judi believes their high spec range will be a success.

“We took over the shop at the height of the recession and have been building towards the relaunch ever since,” said Judi.

“We  have exclusive access to the Opus Tessallatum range which is very exciting and unique.

“Nicola’s pieces are really works of art and can be individually designed for client’s exact needs.”

Alberti Tiles sells a huge range of porcelain, stone, marble and slate tiles from companies including Marlborough, Villeroy and Boch and Jaafar Designs.

The bespoke children’s range would be ideal for footballer’s wives such as young mum Coleen Rooney who lives just a long free kick away.

Visitors to the revamped store will be encouraged to relax and discuss their requirements over coffee or tea.

Vel is an experienced tile fitter and will undertake home visits to ensure customers get the ideal tiles for their needs.




For further information contact Judi Thornett on 01625 528696


Reporters and photographers are welcome to join Judi, Vel and representatives from Europe’s premier tile producers at 81 Wilmslow Road, Handforth on Thursday, 3 February.

Notes to Editors:

Alberti Tiles (Cheshire) Ltd is a leading supplier of porcelain and ceramic bathroom and kitchen wall and floor tiles, natural stone and mosaic.

An independent retailer, established in Handforth, near Wilmslow, over 20 years ago, Alberti Tiles was taken over by Judi Thornett and Vel Daley in 2007.

Judi and Vel have now completed a major refurbishment and will hold an open day on 3 February to celebrate.

They sell a bespoke range of high quality tiles, including hand made and hand painted ranges.

Alberti Tiles caters for the home owner along with architects and interior designers who are looking to source unique tiles to their clients specifications.

Website: www.albertitiles.com