Amid Surge in Home Renovations, Mandarin Stone Launches New Showroom in Chelsea

Mandarin Stone has launched a new showroom space in the hub of Chelsea’s design quarter, the tile retailer’s second London location after Primrose Hill.

The company leased its 1,233 sq ft space at Sloane Stanley Estate’s 255 Fulham Road

for a showroom that showcases tile collections from natural limestone and marble, to man-made concrete and marble effect porcelains for both interior and exterior surfaces and decor.

The location for currently is open by appointment only, for health and safety reasons during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Initially expected to open in January, Mandarin Stone’s new showroom opens as demand for home improvement products increases as residents work to upgrade their houses and flats after spending more time in them during lockdown.

Commenting on the opening, Hannah Grievson, Property Director at Sloane Stanley said: “Home renovations and interiors are enjoying a surge in popularity since lockdown, and so it’s apt timing for Mandarin Stone to launch its new showroom on Fulham Road,” Stanley said. “We are delighted to welcome Mandarin Stone to the estate, and believe the addition will be a great asset to our leading design line up.”

Alma Small, Founder and Managing Director of Mandarin Stone: “Despite it being a difficult time for retailing, and whilst there was a delay in our opening due to Covid19, we have remained committed to launching our new Chelsea showroom in the heart of this design-led community. Mandarin Stone is a family-run business and our meticulously designed collection has grown organically with us. More than ever before, people are evolving the way we shop, so we believe it is important to have both an online and bricks and mortar offer to ensure we flex with them. Revealing our newest showroom, initially by appointment only, is a great achievement as we continue to grow our brand.”

Established in 1989, Mandarin Stone has 13 showrooms across the UK.

Savills and Miles Commercial represented Sloane Stanley. Mandarin Stone represented themselves.

twilbert@costar.com

By Tony Wilbert

CoStar News

September 4, 2020 | 7:16 A.M.