They say that your home is your castle – this may have been true for Queen Victoria but most of us live in houses that are rather more modest! Many British homes built from around 1860 (when these types of floors became popular for houses as well as palaces, churches, pubs and shops) may well have had a tiled front path, porch, entrance hall or kitchen. It’s easy to replicate or restore these areas to their original glory with our geometric Victorian floor tiles, which are hard wearing, long lasting, make light of wet weather and most of all are simply beautiful.
The actual pattern and border designs themselves are created from a series of individual tiles in different shapes and colours. Many of the patterns and borders in our collection are based on authentic and traditional designs from the Victorian and Edwardian eras and are part of Britain’s heritage. But that doesn't mean that these vitrified ceramic tiles cannot be used to great effect in more modern properties. We have recently added some contemporary colours to complement the traditional colours, which offers an even greater palette for producing original designs or giving some of the traditional patterns a more modern look.
The Victorian Floor Tile brochure has been designed to lead the reader through from simple checkerboard patterns made from squares to the very complex traditional designs using many different shapes and colours. It contains inspirational photography, hints and tips and clear pattern and border swatches, with alternative suggestions for pattern and border combinations. The brochure is the perfect place to discover the right floor design for your home but nothing beats seeing the real thing. We recommend you visit your local Original Style retailer to look at their tile displays, look at and feel the quality of the Victorian floor tiles themselves and ask for their advice and guidance. Our network of retailers are chosen for their expertise in their field and so your local stockist will be delighted to help and advise you with your choices. Search for your local retailer here. You can use the browse option to discover all the individual tile shapes and colours too.