The bold patterns and schemes of the Victorian era are a grand testament to the architects and designers of the industrial age. Drawing inspiration from the magnificent gothic buildings of the middle ages, the vogue of mid-19th Century tiling was high decoration and a spectrum of stunning colour.
For the period homes of the Victorian and Edwardian era it was an affordable, practical and striking solution that complimented the craftsmanship that is encapsulated in buildings of this time. The various designs, although limited in colour would both compliment a variety of interiors whilst remaining durable and eye catching.Narrow halls are transformed into impressively decorative spaces as the design sits neatly bordering and accentuating the space, often turning sharply around a prominent stair case.
A simple design like the chequer board can fit the smallest of spaces, such as a small porch of under half a square metre and still appear authentic, creating the illusion of a greater sense of space. The smaller two by two inch tiles were commonly used in the porch, lobby, hallway and pathway.Due to the modular nature of this type of design, being constructed of individual tiles, a huge range of schemes can be created using just two bold colours along with a variety of border patterns to accentuate and fit neatly each space.
This style of black and white design perfectly compliments the period home as well as the now modern interiors. The tiling of this period is renowned and valued along with other prominent period features that are either restored or reinstated.
We supply a range of the best quality reproduction Victorian encaustic tiles that meet the standards of the Victorian age and its legacy of beautifully constructed buildings.
Our bestselling checker board design is the Classic 50, a traditional Victorian black and white pattern with diamond border - equivalent to the two inch original style of design used during the Victorian period.
We can supply Victorian chequered tiles in 32 different colours, combined with many choices of decorative border. Squares are available in the following sizes:35mm, 50mm, 70mm, 100mm, 150mm and 200mm.
All our black and white chequerboard designs are always discounted below recommended retail prices:
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 innovative sheeting service enables the laying of black and white floor tile designs quicker and more accurately, saving you money on installation and delivering outstandingly beautiful results.
Individual geometric tiles are carefully assembled by hand into repeating sections that tessellate to create decorative traditional designs.