Latest from CTD Poole
Gemini Tile Visualiser
Our brand new Gemini Tile Visualiser has arrived in store for all of our customers to use.
The Gemini Tile Visualiser aims to assist you with your decision in a way you've never seen it before by providing you with an easy to use digital
feature which can be used to trial over 600 tiles in 5 different settings including kitchens, bathrooms and living spaces.
Pop in and try it our branch today, alternatively, you can use our online version here: GEMINI TILE VISUALISER. NEW for 2018 we also have our online "Blueprint" Design Tool!
Welcome to CTD Poole! We are one of the newer branches of CTD, having opened for both Trade and Retail business in December 2013.
If you are looking for wall or floor tiles for any situation, make sure you don’t miss our fantastic facility here at Sharp Road in Alder Hills,Parkstone
We are in a deceptively large building at the end of the road, which houses our dedicated Tile Showroom and substantial Trade Counter.
You will find wall
and floor tiles from Keraben, Vitra, Mapisa, Johnson Tiles, Marazzi, and our exclusive Gemini Collection.
We also have natural stone products from Verona Stone and Marshalls, aswell
as a large selection of mosaics including Art Mosaic, Studio 55 andCraft Ceramics, plus much more!
Meet the Team
Paul James is the Assistant Branch Manager at Poole and has been with us since Day 1.
With over a decade of experience in the tile industry and the patience of a saint, Paul is dedicated to helping customers find the correct solutions to all their project challenges.
An innovative character, Paul considers himself a bit of an inventor, and by all accounts a pretty good cook.
Paul keeps himself in shape by cycling everywhere, but is traumatised by the sight of a milk-float!
Robin Sinsbury is also an original team member and our H&S champion.
As with the rest of the Poole team, Rob has “previous” in the tile business, having worked for an independent distributor in Poole for many years.
Robin has switched to the part-time position in our team and takes care of the majority of our deliveries.
Most of his spare time is used as a volunteer on the Swanage Railway, where Robin is a qualified signalman.
Martyn Bearne is our Branch Manager who first became involved in the tile industry in 1984, through a Builders Merchant in his hometown of Dorchester.
Martyn has stayed in the trade in several capacities ever since, as a rep, merchandiser, shopkeeper and store manager.
He spends his spare time watching his beloved Premier League AFC Bournemouth (usually on the TV!) and walking or cycling in The New Forest.
Daniel Heath is the newest member of our team, having joined us in May 2016.
Daniel who has previous experience within the CTD Group likes his music and thinks he can sing, which is extremely debatable.
He is also keen on outdoor pursuits such as camping and fishing.
Daniel enjoys taking things apart, and then trying to put them back together again, in the hope, there are no pieces left at the end!
Our team here at CTD Poole look forward to welcoming and assisting you whenever you need us.Martyn, Paul, Daniel & Robin
Keraben Nature Grey
Create a tranquil environment with the neutral tones of Nature. The concept decor tile looks great as a feature for shower enclosures.Available in either grey ( as pictured ) or in natural Bone colourway, the Nature Range will enhance any bathroom - wall and floor!
A stunning new range of wood effect rectified porcelain tiles in 10 colours. The 1200x200mm format makes the glazed porcelain tiles look just like real wood. Available in all the right colours to compliment today's living spaces, and at an affordable price!
On-site is our well-stocked Trade Counter where we keep the most comprehensive range of adhesives, grouts, trims and tools from world-renowned manufacturers including Bostik, Weber, BAL, Mapei andArdex for your fixing needs; Genesis and Homelux for trims and accessories; James Hardie and Tilebacker construction products; Sigma,Norton, Marcrist & Rubi tools and specialise in Raychem electric underfloor heating systems and keep an excellent range of their easy-to-install products in-store.
Trade Day Winner
We recently hosted a hugely successful trade day at CTD Poole where we held a charity raffle, with prizes, kindly donated by Schluter SystemsLtd and Marcrist Tools.
We are proud to say we raised just over £80 from the sale of raffletickets
, which we are donating to Julia’s House, the only children’shospice
charity in Dorset.
Congratulations Gino Abitabile who won our grand prize – an electronic tablet!
Thank you to everyone who came down to CTD Poole and for making our trade day a roaring success.
Picture – Branch manager Martyn presenting the top prize of an electronic tablet to the raffle winner, Gino Abitabile
.Watch this space for future trade events and offers at CTD Poole.
In A Spin For Macmillan
CTD Poole Assistant Branch Manager Paul James embarked upon the cycle-ride of his life by taking part in the Saint - Gobain’s 350th-anniversary cycle ride from the bright lights of London to the distant vine lined lanes of Blois France.
Paul's journey saw him cycle an outstanding 400miles in order to raise awareness and raise money for our CTD charity partner Macmillan Cancer Support.
Macmillan provides financial, practical and emotional support to all who have been affected by cancer.
“So when you need someone to turn to, we’re here. Right from the moment, you’re diagnosed, through your treatment and beyond, we’re a constant source of support, giving you the energy and inspiration to help you take back control of your life”. - Macmillan Cancer Support
Did you know?
Poole is the home of the second-largest natural harbour in the world, second only to Sydney, Australia!
Poole has produced 2 of the 5 British winners of Miss World, Anne Sidney & Sarah-Jane Hutt.
Poole’s beaches have been awarded more Blue Flag awards than any other in Britain.
Robert Baden-Powell founded the Scout Movement on Brownsea Island, the largest island within Poole Harbour. The island is one of the very few habitats in the UK where the native Red Squirrel thrives.
Property in the Sandbanks region of Poole was recently ranked as the 4th most-expensive real estate in the world. One day though, the sea will reclaim it all!
- Poole contains the headquarters of several well-known companies and organisations, including Sunseeker, Animal, Lush, Ryvita, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, and Merlin Entertainments, the world’s second-largest theme park operator, only Disney being bigger!
Where to Find Us
We have good road access from all parts of Bournemouth & Poole, being located centrally in the conurbation, and we have ample, free off-road parking.
Here at CTD Poole we have excellent access for anyone with limited mobility, accessible WC's and offer free tea/coffee/hot chocolate or soup.
We're confident that you will enjoy your experience choosing tiles here at CTD Poole and we are equally confident that our customer service is second to none, but will always welcome suggestions on ways in which we can improve.