Period mosaic floor and wall tile schemes are found throughout Europe. Most tend to be very decorative and are usually either geometric or more detailed in their design using small pieces of either marble or ceramic known as tesserae. During the Victorian era the most popular and common choice of tile for most domestic homes was the tessellated geometric style.
The most common design that was used for exterior locations is the black and white chequerboard using a 2 inch square tile, bordered with a row of diagonally set square tiles with a black border either side. More elaborate and colourful designs were often used for hall floor interiors and featured what are now known as encaustic tiles at the intersections of the lattice element of the field.
Decorative period mosaics comprising smaller tesserae of marble, glass or ceramic were more commonly found at the entrances to commercial premises and would often feature the company name or logo and floral detailing.At London Mosaic we are able to reproduce Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian tile design, as well as restore period tile schemes requiring cleaning or repairs.
We supply a high quality reproduction range of Victorian floor tiles suitable for interior and exterior use.
Our geometric schemes encompass the Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian periods, including a range of modern designs.
For a hard wearing, practical and elegant flooring solution we have the most extensive range of tile designs for both the traditional and contemporary home.
We offer full customisation of all our designs, from colourways to patterns. Contact our design team to discuss your requirements.
From classic black and white tiles to decorative multi-colour mosaics, we offer our designs in a sheeted format.
Our unique tile sheeting service provides an easy solution to ensure complex Victorian floor tile designs are installed accurately and efficiently.
Individual geometric tiles are carefully assembled by hand into repeating sections that tessellate to create decorative traditional designs.