About Us

Established in 1939 by Gaston Florin, Vitrex initially developed a range of hand tools during World War 2. The first plastic DIY products to be sold under the Vitrex brand were launched during the 1950’s, and continued growth through the 1970’s and early 1980’s established Vitrex as a leading brand in the emerging DIY consumer market.

qep-corporateVitrex was acquired by Q.E.P. in 2004 and as part of a leading worldwide manufacturer and supplier of tiling equipment, flooring, tools & accessories, Vitrex is now better placed than ever to fulfill its longstanding aim to design, manufacture and distribute professional quality products at affordable prices – for both the keen DIY-er to the professional user.

Today Vitrex is an established and recognised supplier to the very best home centres and distributors in the UK and has been at the forefront of the home improvement market for more than 70 years.

Vitrex’s success is attributable to one main resource – its people! The company has built a team of marketing, engineering, warehousing, product development and management personnel second-to-none. With the help and drive of all Vitrex staff, our company has realised new standards of customer service which are often lacking in most of our competitors.

Specialist advice and expertise is literally on your doorstep and is backed up by the resources of a world leading manufacturer of tiling & flooring installation tools.  We do not sell directly from this website.  Our products can be purchased at leading DIY retailers including B&Q, Homebase, Screwfix, Wickes, Tile Giant and Toolstation.

A culture of continuous improvement and entrepreneurship ensures that Vitrex can adapt quickly to the changing needs of a complex and competitive market.

With our commitment to innovation, you will discover lots of new and exciting products. Alongside our best selling items we are able to introduce new tile cutters, installation tools, a tile care range to ensure you achieve vital additional sales, in addition to underfloor heating, flooring installation tools and vital safety equipment.

Vitrex offers a “one stop shop” to customers providing complete product ranges supported by visionary marketing, category management, product and packaging development, patented technology and distribution efficiency. And with further developments already in the pipeline, customers can be assured of exciting things to come!


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