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Bespoke Shaped Ceramic Tiles
Beyond our standard range of geometric pre moulded tiles, London Mosaic offer a bespoke cutting service in order to create required shapes. These may be required for a restoration, a reproduction design that features an unusual shape or a more contemporary design. We employ traditional and modern cutting techniques in order to create such custom shapes.
Tiles for restoration
When missing tiles are required for an original floor, it is important to note that most are based on imperial measurements and therefore will require replacements to be hand cut in order that they will fit within the existing scheme. Such tiles are generally cut from modern matching colours from within our standard range of 31 colours or other shades available in our heritage quality range.
Our standard range consists predominately of squares, triangles, rectangles and other basic polygons all of which are commonly used within tessellating geometric floor schemes. Within some period mosaics an array of less common shapes can be discovered and today can only be reproduced by bespoke cutting. Such shapes can be sized and cut in order to be compatible with our standard range. Should more elaborate shapes be required featuring curves, such as letters or numbers, then water jet cutting is employed to achieve a crisp clean finish.
Designs using cut tiles
The diagrams below show corner areas of 1m² including border. These designs are just a few examples of the possibilities available to us with tile cutting.
A design based on two rhombus shapes of 36/144 degrees and 72/108 degrees which tessellate in many variations.
A variation on our Barwick
design making use of a single diamond shape which combine in a hexagon shape to create a 2D representation of a cube.
Our standard Finsbury
design uses a pre-moulded square and two triangles instead of the traditional hexagon shape which can be specially cut.
A traditional Victorian pattern which makes use of specially cut trapezium shapes and 35mm wide border strips combined with our pre-moulded tiles.
Our standard Islington
design uses small squares and triangles instead of the specially cut trapezium shapes featured in this design.
Here our standard range of geometric shapes is comined with a right-angled trapezium to create a striking contemporary 3D effect.
Using cut 25mm squares within the intersections of the design and the Greek key style border alongside standard 150mm squares and 25mm strips.
Using a combination of standard squares and right angled triangles alongside specially cut equilateral triangles and hexagons.
An example of a specially cut curved wave shape which tessellates perfectly, the design also uses cut 25mm squares in the border.
Here a period design has been recreated using specially cut hexagons, trapeziums and pentagon shapes alongside our standard geometric range.
Kite Star 50
Featured in our gallery
this traditional design uses specially cut diamonds combined with pre-moulded shapes from our standard range.
A specially cut 140mm octagon sits alongside pre-moulded geometric shapes from our standard range to recreate a traditional Edwardian tile design.