About Us

We have been proudly been selling quality products since 1983 and are going from strength to strength today.

In the beginning…

Established by Tony Craven and Jim Hope and still run by the Craven family today,  Tyne Tees Ceramics has family values at its heart and began in Stirling Court in the Team Valley Trading Estate in 1983, where it was opened by the Mayor of Gateshead and Sir John Hall. The business can still be found in the Team Valley today, but we now operate from a 13,000sqft warehouse with showrooms at 14 Perth Court, Team Valley and Wear Street, Sunderland, and our trade has grown dramatically over the years to now cover Scotland, Cumbria and Yorkshire, as well as the North East.

Tyne Tees Ceramics have always focused on supplying quality products with attractive pricing to bathroom centres, tile shops, regional developments, trade and public. We hand pick and import ceramic, porcelain and mosaic tiles from Spain, Italy, Portugal and Poland to ensure our ranges are kept on trend and so we are able to provide the best products for any situation.

We have secured our place as one of the North East’s leading independant distributors by supplying luxurious developments such as Lumley Castle, Beamish Hall, Coombe Abbey Hotel, Redewater Lakeside Lodges and the Lake District Hotel Group, along with many high-end local developments and authorities.

At our showrooms on the Team Valley and Sunderland, you’ll find styles to suit all tastes and budget, with plenty of room settings to help inspire your choices. With a large selection of porcelain, ceramics and mosaics available for bathrooms, kitchens, and floors, be inspired by our unrivalled product portfolio. The staff have been with Tyne Tees Ceramics for over 20 years so have extensive experience in picking out the best designs that will suit your home interior and will advise you in a professional and friendly manner.


Excellent place to purchase ceramic tiles. Well stocked showroom and very helpful staff. Competitively priced.
— J.Johnson

Good range of tiles and the guy is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Bought mosaic tiles for a splashback with adhesive grout and trim. Happy!
— Yvonne Scott

Very nice people.
— Mark Williams

Great selection and friendly staff every time.
— Jonathan Patterson

Nice well showroom with great displays. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff.
— David K

Very helpful and knowledgeable staff with a great selection of tiles. I wouldn’t buy tiles from anywhere else.
— Paul Regis

Fantastic service. Also great advice given for a problem with bathroom tiles which has worked a treat. Would highly recommend.
— Christine Bestford

Absolutely fabulous service , a company that is a 3 hour drive away from ourselves, and we,ve never had any contact in the past , they couldn’t have done more for us , brilliant service super people , highly recommend i wouldn’t hesitate to use in the future if need to.
— Maggie Parrott