These ceramic tiles have been a hit in Melbourne, Melbourne-based ceramic tile company, Valentino, has been selling the tiles at a discount.
“We’ve been very lucky, we’ve been selling them at a premium price, so we’ve had a huge response from our customers,” said Mr Hagg.
“The first batch we sold was around $40, so people have been very excited and we’re pleased to see that we’re getting lots of orders from the community.”
“We had a bit of a hard time getting the pricing right for these, but we’re confident that they’re going to do well, so it’s been great to be a part of it.”
Mr Hogg said he had been able to focus on other things since his business took a hit during the recession.
“A lot of the businesses that have taken a hit have been able the next year to sort of refocus their business and get their businesses back to a normal level,” he said.
“I’ve done a lot of business with my partners in other areas, so I’ve had some time to relax and be around family.”
Mr Ho said his focus was on growing the business, rather than trying to be all things to all people.
“As long as you’re working hard, you’ll always find some way to get ahead,” he added.