Victorian Floor Tiles –traditional AND modern (there are no rules*)
Friday 9 June 2017, Written by Nan Nawrocki
One of our most popular collections, Victorian geometric tiles look good in all types of settings. They are not just for Victorian/Edwardian houses, where they can be used to enhance original features, to replicate authentic patterns and renovate properties to bring them back to their former glory.
The range of colours (16), different shapes and numerous sizes also means that there are virtually endless combinations for both contemporary and traditional settings. Patterns in some of the authentic colours of red, buff, brown and green do look gloriously traditional but reconfigured in whites, greys and black gives them a more modern appearance. Take Blenheim for example, shown below in three different options.
Being fully vitrified means Victorian floor tiles are hard wearing, long lasting and can be used outside as well as inside, so perfect for paths, porches and patios as well as hallways, conservatories, bathrooms, kitchens and living areas. Use with underfloor heating for modern bathrooms and en suites in subtle colours and simple patterns.
It’s true that there are no short cuts as these tiles need to be installed by an expert, they are certainly an investment, but they are timelessly beautiful and will give your house that extra quality and added value. Our advice? Go with what you like, rather being dictated by tradition or the latest fashion.
(*actually there are some recommendations regarding installation, suitability and care – see our fixing guide for full details)
If you’ve completed an amazing installation or you’ve been inspired to create your own Victorian Tile pattern, let us know! You can share them on Twitter and Facebook and for more inspiration visit our Pinterest pages or see how your rooms could look with our Tile Visualiser.