About Core and Ore

Core and Ore started back in 2004 from it’s current head office and Boutique in Clifton Village Bristol selling natural stones tiles and metal rainwater products,mainly servicing the medium to high end residential market in and around the South West and Cotswold’s area.

Early in 2005 we identified a business in Chiswick that fitted our requirements. It was purchased thus enabling a stronger presence in the high end London market

Demand for other types of tiles meant that we started offering porcelain and hand made ceramics alongside the stone tiles.

Over the next ten years the products we offered expanded to encompass all types of hard surfaces along with the introduction of Bathrooms , Door Furniture , Lights , Radiators and recently Window Shutters.

Along the way we have been awarded a commendation for a number of private projects in London in conjunction with RIBA.

Residential and commercial projects have been supplied throughout the UK and over the past years our exporting to second and holiday homes has increased considerably.

Our aim when the business was started was to become an independent boutique that always offered products that enhanced a property whilst offering creativity and style, and where possible to be at the front of what is new and offering that something different that only an independent can do.
Sourcing tiles , stone and products from around the world we believe we have achieved our aim and customers keep returning because they like what we do and how we do it.

In 2012 due to the end or our lease and a change in customer requirement we closed our London showroom to concentrate on more face to face contact in the clients property and grow our online presence.

Finally, the name…we have been asked thousands of time where it came from, the truth is “Core” , came from the inner/ outer core of the earth i.e. where stone originated from and “Ore” is a stone that contains minerals such as metal, so “Core and Ore” is in effect “Stone and Metal”
We prefer what a customer said to us once, “ I love your name did you get it from the Koh-i-Noor diamond” , the answer was obviously yes as when you pop into our showroom we are a Gem.

Philip Barnett
Managing Director