A trusted heritage

Established in 1883 by George Frederick Earp, for more than 140 years Earp Bros have adapted and evolved as purveyors of quality goods. From the port-side city of Newcastle, surviving two World Wars, and the Great Depression, we have remained 100% family-owned and operated.

Our business is shaped by the expectation of future generations, set by the strong foundation of what has come before.

Our involvement with many industries over the years has resulted in a reputation built upon a foundation of reliability and longevity. With roots in the coal trade, and the supply of quality imported goods from Europe, our company very quickly surfaced as a trusted name in Newcastle and Australia.

Earp Bros as a company has changed and evolved by design, to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world. In the early 1900's we were among Australia’s first importers of the Model T Ford, operating as Earp Motors, and later emerged as distributors for many iconic Australian manufacturers such as Arnott’s, and high quality construction materials including, of course, tiles.  

For the last 20 years we have focused our vision as a business on becoming Australia’s most trusted and exclusive supplier of the world’s highest quality hard surface materials, including ceramic and porcelain tiles, natural stone and innovative surface products.

We are today a 6th generation company led by brothers Michael and Richard Earp.


Quality, design & performance

We partner with the world’s most respected manufacturers to bring you a range curated for Australian conditions, performance requirements and design sensibilities.

We know that Australian homes, interiors and commercial properties have unique design characteristics, environmental considerations and legal considerations. Which is why our collections are hand selected to stand the test of time, with easy to maintain surfaces built for life.

Whether you are looking for decorative splash-back tiles for your rental property, high performing commercial quantity slip resistant tiles or handcrafted artisan mosaics from Morocco, our range will add value to your project now and into the future.


A shared responsibility

At Earp Bros sustainability is at the heart of everything we do.

The Australian construction industry creates more than 20 million tonnes of waste every year and as a community, we know we have a responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint and impact on the environment. In other words, we know we can do better.  

For 35 years we’ve worked with world-renowned manufacturers in Spain and Italy. Through these partnerships, and a shared passion for continual improvement and environmental sustainability, together we have created an exclusive supply chain of sustainable tile products for the Australian market.


Family principles

We take an ethical approach to business, believing foremost in honesty and trust. We foster a caring culture and believe in the importance of our history and heritage.

We believe in our team and in our clients, valuing our relationships and striving to strengthen these based on a culture of mutual respect and fun. 


We're here for you.

You have the vision, we’ve got the time and the tiles.

Our highly experienced showroom consultants and architectural sales team are here to help you select the perfect products for your project.

Our state of the art showrooms in Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne have been designed to display our large product portfolio.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we’ve done our best to adapt to the current situation, whilst still providing our valued customers with high quality and personable service.

To ensure you still receive the same great service from the safety of your home, we also offer a virtual selections platform.

Looking to have samples shipped directly to your door? Get in touch today to start selecting surfaces you can live with.