Since 1964 Specification Experts
Domus has served the architectural and design community for over 50 years, providing the most innovative and extensive collections of ceramic, porcelain and stone for residential and commercial projects. In 2014 Domus launched its Engineered Flooring division to meet the growing demand for wood, laminates and vinyl flooring.
Our specification and technical teams are industry experts working on hundreds of projects every day. Trusted advisers to our clients, Domus strives to provide industry-leading professional services with specialist advice and expertise.
Domus’ passion for great design means customers always discover creative surfaces and materials that are fresh and innovative from the leading manufacturers from around the world.
Tiles, Mosaics & Slabs
Our selection of tiles and mosaic materials is industry-leading and includes ceramic, porcelain, concrete, glass and natural stone in small and extra-large formats from 5mm micro-mosaics to single slabs of up to 5 SQM.
The designs and styles are endless including neutral and bold colours, luxury marbles, limestones, slates, granites, terrazzo, 3D shapes, patterns, metallics, fabric and wood effects, in addition to the hundreds of innovative shapes, textures and bespoke geometric patterns available.
Explore three of our favourite collections:
Wood, Laminate & Vinyl Flooring
To meet the evolving requirements of our regular architects, designers and clients, in 2014, Domus introduced the ‘Beauty of Wood’ – a carefully crafted collection of engineered Oak parquet and plank formats in over 50 traditional and contemporary tones. It was an immediate success with both formats specified for the Battersea Power Station development and Foyles London Flagship Bookstore.
In 2017, the Pergo Collections of engineered wood, laminate and luxury vinyl were exclusively launched, and have since been successfully specified on major residential developments, schools, private homes and workplaces.
We love a challenge.
Many residential and commercial projects require bespoke designs or technical solutions that draw from the years of knowledge, experience and expertise that the Domus teams have acquired and developed.
In addition to technical advice relating to slip resistance, setting out, sub-floor preparation and care and maintenance, Domus provides advanced technical systems that resolve many significant building challenges.
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For over 50 years Domus has been a trusted advisor providing the highest quality professional services, year in, year out, establishing an industry-leading reputation.
The dedication and passion of every member of the Domus team for delivering successful project outcomes is what sets us apart from our competition.
At Domus, the whole specification process is carefully considered and managed, from design enquiry and material sampling through to final installation and after-care advice.
Some of our services:
- Design advice & material selection
- Technical, performance & specification advice
- Specification showrooms & sampling service
- Bespoke & special fabricated solutions
- Samples, moodboards & mock-ups
- Estimating & project pricing
- Projects & contract coordination
- Accounts & credit services
- Logistics & delivery
- Aftercare & maintenance advice
Every day, Domus advises and supplies to hundreds of unique and individual projects from private homes and offices right up to the largest residential and commercial developments in the UK and overseas.
Our commitment to every project is the same – to provide the very best product and service solutions to our many and varied clients from commercial and residential developers to architects and interior designers, contractors and sub-contractors, and private clients.
Well-known major projects completed:
Battersea Power Station Phase_1, Television Centre_White City,
The_American_Embassy, BskyB_HQ, UBS_HQ, Scottish Power_HQ,
Principal Place Shoreditch, Gasholders Kings Cross, The Bower Uxbridge,
Foyles London Bookstore, One Bedford Avenue, Rathbone Place_London,
Heathrow T5 & T2, Dublin Airport, London City Airport,
Glasgow Central Station, New Wembley Stadium, The London Olympic Village,
The Marriott County Hall Hotel, Leeds Victoria Gate Casino.
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For Build-to-Rent (BtR) developments, Domus has a dedicated in-house Build-to-Rent division. A specification team who will provide specialist sector knowledge, technical support and design expertise for designers and specifiers working on BtR residential developments.
Designers will find an extensive carefully curated, competitively priced collection of tiles, wood, laminate and luxury vinyl flooring created for the BtR sector. Domus can ensure projects that are designed, built and managed specifically for the rental market, with singular ownership, needn’t sacrifice quality and style to meet budget constraints.
Recent project completions include The Wullcomb in Leicester, a 297-apartments BtR development designed by Franklin Ellis Architects with interior design by Callison RTKL, and Collective at Canary Wharf, London, a development with 705 luxury apartments to rent, designed by the Collective’s in-house design team.
Contact [email protected] for more information
For international projects, designed and specified in the UK or overseas, Domus has a dedicated team to offer products available in the local market through our global distribution network.
Our experience working on some of the largest public, residential, retail and transport projects around the world mean we have refined our methods and worked with our global partners to be able to offer the most innovative and technical products.
Major international projects include Burj Khalifa; Dubai, New Mexico Space Port, USA; 551 West 21st Street Development, New York; Regent Hotel, Porto Montenegro; Msherib Downtown Doha, Qatar; and Grand Gaube Hotel, Mauritius.
International projects present particular challenges which are individual to each country or region. We understand that for the successful installation of these products local support is required to assist and guide clients and contractors alike through the design process, mock-ups, main contractual tenders and the eventual supply and install. Our local partners will be on hand to support specifications knowing local customs and technical regulations in the local language in a timely fashion.
For further information regarding international project specifications email: [email protected]
Domus has three award-winning specification showrooms in London – Battersea, W1 and Clerkenwell.
Each showroom is designed to inspire, inform and ensure the best materials are selected for every project. Showroom specification teams are on hand for walk-in customers and provide design and technical advice. All showrooms have material libraries and samples ready to take-away or available for delivery to the office or home.
Domus' Outlet showroom and Head Office are in West Molesey, Surrey, along with the logistics and distribution centre.
Here visitors will find 1000's of square metres of tiles for sale that are reduced to clear due to over-orders or discontinued lines from recently completed projects. All clearance products are high-quality, stylish materials with many colours available in large volumes or job-lots. Orders can be collected from the warehouse or delivered to site.
A Bit of History
Domus Tiles Ltd is founded
Tile specification for the Imperial War Museum and Metrocentre Gateshead
First major international contract won – Burj Al Arab Tower, Dubai
Under new management led by Jon Newey
Contract won for Lakeside Shopping Centre, Thurrock – a landmark retail project in tiling
Opening of Domus’ first specification showroom and office in Battersea - check out the famous entrance tunnel.
Contract won for the new Wembley Stadium
Contract won for Heathrow Terminal 5
Domus Outlet (Surrey) opens
Domus Collections and Domus Floor+ Systems launched
Opening of Domus Islington showroom
Domus Basics launched
Contract won – London 2012 Olympic Village
Opening of Domus Clerkenwell specification showroom
Delivery of Heathrow T2 flooring
Opening of Domus W1, Oxford Circus - the third London specification hub
Battersea Power Station development contract won with Domus Engineered Wood flooring
Domus Wood launched alongside the Engineered flooring division
Contracts won for five Commonwealth Games sports venues
New dedicated wood flooring showroom opens in Clerkenwell
Major refurbishment and extension for Battersea specification showroom
Introduction of reclaimed and solid wood flooring
Launch of Pergo Wood, and Engineered Laminate and Luxury Vinyl flooring
Domus is acquired by Headlam PLC
The Latest Chapter
In December 2017, Domus was acquired by Headlam, Europe’s largest distributor of floor coverings which is listed on the London Stock Exchange with sales of almost £700m. With over 2,300 employees, Headlam is headquartered in Coleshill, Birmingham, and comprises 64 businesses located in the UK and Continental Europe, each operating under their own trade brand and utilising their own sales capability. The businesses are supported by Headlam’s centralised operational and financial resources with an extensive network that comprises four national distribution hubs and eighteen regional distribution centres.
The scale and reach of Headlam’s operation and the synergetic relationship across the product groups from carpet, wood, laminate and vinyl, with the addition of tiles and other hard surfaces, provides a significant opportunity to accelerate and extend Domus’ plans. This combination provides a unique opportunity for Domus to implement its commercial goals whilst benefitting from Headlam’s overall strategic vision, financial strength, and the reputation as Europe's largest distributor of floor coverings.
Best Retail Interior 2014 - Domus W1
Best Interior 2012 - Domus Clerkenwell
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