Pizza Express

Case Study

Set on the bustling High Street of Barnes, the popular Pizzeria with a passion for Italian food offers a fantastic restaurant space in London.

The customer:
The nationwide chain of restaurants started life in London’s Wardour Street, and was founded in 1965 by Peter Boizot.

The Project
Italians are well known for their style and flair, but when Pizza Express embarked on their latest development project they decided to go British. Working with Retail Interior Solutions and British Ceramic Tile’s dedicated specification team, the popular Italian pizza chain chose an on trend range of porcelain floor tiles when transforming its Barnes restaurant.

Featuring a striking Moroccan-inspired pattern in a muted grey colour palette, the Parian collection from British Ceramic Tile was selected to create a feature floor in the front of house floor area, covering 20 square metres.


David Richards, marketing manager at British Ceramic Tile said: “Porcelain is a material often specified for busy high traffic areas such as restaurants and hotel floors. Not only is it incredibly durable, it is also stain resistant and low maintenance making it a practical option in hospitality environments.

“What made this project stand out was the brief to offer a floor tile that combined style with substance, offering on trend design in a hard-wearing material. Our Parian collection was well placed for the project. The modern patchwork design and on trend grey colour scheme fits seamlessly with the retail environment at Pizza Express, echoing their contemporary brand, and as it’s made from the highest quality porcelain, it’s guaranteed to suit the busy restaurant.”

Parian Grey Decors
• The multiuse porcelain tile has a contemporary matt finish
• The chosen tile was 142x142mm with a 9mm thickness


Project: Pizza Express, Barnes
Contractor: Retail Interior Solutions
Product: Parian
Project detail: The restaurant front of house floor areas was tiled with 20 square metres of Parian.



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