Topps Tiles like-for-likes rose 2.1% in the 13 weeks to June 30, against a 1.9% fall in the same quarter last year.

The tiles specialist said the figures were “in line with management’s expectations”.

Topps added: “As we enter our final financial quarter, we remain comfortable with market expectations for the year as a whole.”

The current range of analysts’ estimates for adjusted pre-tax profit for the year ended September 30 is £11.5m to £14.0m, with a consensus of £13.0m.

During the quarter the retailer opened three new stores, bringing its total to 322.  It continues to target a total of 325 stores for the year end.

Topps Tiles said: “There have been no significant or unexpected changes in the financial position of the Group since the publication of the Interim Report for the half year ended 30th March 2012.”