Established in 1968 and now with over 50 years of industry experience we believe we are very well positioned to help and assist our clients to deliver a best-in-class project.
We also believe that through hard work, and by constantly pursuing high standards, we can make this company the very best in its sector. It is this positive attitude that has made Crean a premier Tiling & Flooring contractor. We continually aspire to be our client’s contractor of choice.
Since 1968, we have been committed in the pursuit of delivering excellence in the provision of floor and wall finishes, to the residential and commercial construction industry in Ireland and the UK.
We will continue to build sustainable relationships with our clients, suppliers and employees. We will achieve this through respect and trust so that we can nurture mutually beneficial outcomes for all vested partners.
To be the construction industry’s tiling and flooring contractor of choice.
We believe our clients are also our partners, we engage early. First, we help our clients so that in turn our client can help us. We believe in being proactive not reactive. Through this philosophy trust is built, relationships are strengthened and mutually beneficial results are achieved.
Our supply chain and who we partner with is an integral part of what we offer our clients. To us it’s imperative that we only partner with best-in-class sustainable suppliers with world class sustainable products, this is inherent in our DNA. A sustainable supply chain also helps improve productivity while saving money at the same time. By using sustainable techniques and resources, you increase efficiency and reduce cost.
We trust all our suppliers so when we say we deliver our client knows we will deliver a quality and sustainable product plus a reliable before and after sales service. This can only be delivered to our clients when we partner with the very best.
The building industry will continue to evolve. We recognise that we must continually strive to harness innovation. In doing so we will empower sustainability and the many mutual benefits that this will deliver in the future. We will empower technology; we will recognise our industry needs to continually invest in new technologies. We must drive efficiently through introduction of more advanced software and more technologically advanced on-site construction techniques. This will assist is in our goal of delivering projects that are more environmentally friendly, of higher quality and safer place for us to work in.
Sustainability encapsulates every single aspect of our business, and it has done so since the company was founded. It is for good reason sustainability is also referenced in terms of our Clients, our Supply Chain, our People & Innovation.
Businesses that are not sustainable don’t survive or grow; our longevity & continued growth through good times & bad is testament to this & our people
In recent times with thanks to the continued vision & innovation of our Management team, our accreditation for ISO has taken sustainability within our company to another level in terms of our interaction with our Staff, Clients & Supply Chain.
We particularly see ISO 9001 & 14001 accreditation as a further advancement of our already core principle of sustainability for the procurement & installation of environmentally responsible materials in collaboration with our Supply Chain & Clients.
We are extremely proud to be have received the following ISO accreditations. This internationally recognised standard will help us deliver class leading service and product to our customers. We are Irelands first flooring and tiling company to be awarded three ISO accreditations.
• ISO 9001 Quality Management
• ISO 14001 Environmental Management
• ISO 45001 Health & Safety Management
Crean Mosaics TA Crean Contract Flooring was formed in 1968 by the late William Crean. William began his career in mosaics while working for a company called Irish Mosaics formed and owned by his late brother John Crean in the 1950s.
Irish Mosaics was the first company in Ireland to import mosaics from Italy. A mosaic assembly factory was opened in Roscommon and began selling bespoke products to churches, convents, cathedrals and private clients throughout Ireland. He convinced several Italian craftsmen to leave Italy and relocate to Roscommon where they practised in the unique skills of artistic mosaic.
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Our founder Mr. William Crean
William also spent a number of years in the UK where he learned the terrazzo flooring trade mainly working on such projects as the London underground.
William moved back to Ireland and settled in Charlestown Co Mayo with his wife Carmel Crean. In 1968 William and his good friend, colleague and Nephew Michael Crean formed Crean Mosaics. Shortly afterwards and after a serious motor accident Michael Crean tragically passed away.
William continued his business journey and completed supply and installation projects all around the west of Ireland and beyond. He was ably supported by his wife Carmel.
Group executive chairman Mr Alan Crean
Alan Crean joined Crean Mosaics in 1986 at age 16. Alan began his career as an apprentice tiler and floor layer.
Tragedy struck again soon after with the sudden passing of William Crean in 1988.
The business continued to survive and prosper under the stewardship of Alan Crean while supported by Carmel Crean
Dublin Offices and Warehouse
In 2008 we opened our office and warehouse facility in Blanchardstown Corporate Park Dublin.
In 2010 we set up our UK Company Aston Crean UK. As a result of the economic difficulties at that time and the severe contraction of the construction industry in Ireland many of our clients took the decision to seek opportunities in the UK. We had been receiving enquires and expressions of interest from several of these clients about projects in London in particular. Having being successful with some of our initial tenders we reached the decision to open a sub office in London.
We initially worked on many buildings in the Olympic village in 2011 and 2012. We also completed the UK’s largest hospital in Enniskillen in 2012 with a contract value of £5M and 90k M2. We have since progressed to work for many of the UKs largest contractors and developers in conjunction with some of Irelands largest contractors whom now also have offices in the UK.
Our Second retail showroom was opened in Castlebar in 1989. This was followed by a new showroom and head office building being constructed in Charlestown in 1993. Our 3rd showroom was opened in Sligo in 2013. Our second brand Ceramic City Tiles & Bathrooms was established in 1998.
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In 2015 we set up a wholesale tile distribution business, this trades under our Ceramic City brand. This allows us to supply ceramic and porcelain tiles to 90 independent retailers nationwide along with securing specifications for many of Irelands most prestigious projects.
In 2021 we opened our trade and appointment only showroom in Blanchardstown Corporate Park, Dublin
50 Years-1968 to 2018
We were very proud to have reached our 50th year in business.
Rebrand-Crean Contract Flooring
In 2015 a decision was taken by the company to rebrand our contracting arm to Crean Mosaics T/A Aston Crean. The intention was to simulate our UK Brand Aston Crean UK.
While at that time the company believed this was the right thing to do, we have decided it’s now time to rebrand again both in Ireland and the UK.
Going forward from 2022 we will now trade as Crean Contract Flooring.
In 2022 we became Irelands first flooring and tiling company to be awarded three ISO accreditations.
We continue to grow our business year on year. We sincerely thank our loyal customers for their decision to make us their contractor and partner of choice. We are proud to be part of delivering some of our industry’s most outstanding projects.
25 years’ service
We are extremely proud of our recent quarter centurions who crossed this magnificent milestone and continue to be central to everything our company does well.
We also wish to acknowledge, express our gratitude and congratulate you all sincerely on this fantastic achievement.
Mr Joe Hanlon
Mr Brian Ruane
Ms. Geraldine Golden
Crean Contract Flooring
• Managing Director: Brian Ruane
• Sales Director: David Cunningham
• Contracts Director: Tony Waters
• Associate Director and Commercial: Sean Markham
• Associate Director Surveying: Richard Quinn
• Contracts Director: Daniel Hunt
• Commercial Director: Maria Weir
• Director Operations: Declan Glynn