Victorian floors - porches, paths and palaces

Friday 4 July 2014, Written by

Tags: Victorian Flooring, Hall, Path

They say that your home is your castle. Whilst that was actually true for Queen Victoria most of us live in houses that are slightly more modest! If your home was built from around 1860 (when these types of floors started to become popular for houses as well as palaces, churches, pubs and shops) it 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 beauty with Victorian geometric floor tiles, which are very hardy, withstand heavy traffic and make light of wet weather.  Here are a few ideas, from the intricate pattern named after Blenheim Palace to the simple but stylish black and white chessboard design.