What are Victorian Floor Tiles?
Reproduction Victorian hall floor tiles
Victorian floor tiles are geometric tiles that were created with versatility in mind. Traditionally these vitrified ceramic tiles
came in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes. The tiles were used to create an infinite array of tessellating designs to compliment and decorate period architecture.
Victorian Black and White path tiles
Whilst being hard wearing and practical, Victorian floor tiles were installed for two main reasons, they were considered to be hygienic and decorative.
Victorian Octagon and Dot hallway tiles
Aesthetically, these Victorian tile schemes served to wow and entertain guests. In the modern day their lasting presence is testament to the quality of both the manufacture of the tile and the skilled installation by the artisans of a bygone era.
Victorian ceramic path tiles
Some might say that Victorian style tiles are over the top, but the effect of decorative path tiles
, hallway floor tiles
or glazed ceramic
porch panels will certainly impress any guest waiting at the door to your home.
Classic Victorian path tile design
Victorian mosaic floor and wall schemes are found throughout the UK. Most tend to be very decorative and are usually either composed of geometric tiles or more detailed in their design, using small pieces of marble, ceramic or glass, known as tesserae.
Black and White Victorian checker board path tiles
The most common design used for exterior paths is the black and white chequerboard
using two inch square tiles.
Victorian encaustic hall floor tiles
More elaborate and colourful designs were often used for hall floor interiors and featured what are known as encaustic tiles
at the intersections of pattern.
Victorian mosaic tiles
Decorative mosaic floor tiles comprising smaller tesserae were more commonly found at the entrances to commercial premises and would feature the company name or logo and floral detailing.
Black and White Victorian Tiles
Victorian Black and White hall floor tiles
Classic black and white chequerboard tiles
have been used for centuries, and were most commonly used for exterior paths during the Victorian period.
Victorian hallway floor tiles
We can supply Victorian chequered tiles in the following sizes: 35mm, 50mm, 70mm, 100mm, 150mm and 200mm squares, in 32 different colours, combined with many choices of decorative border.
Black and White Victorian path tiles
Our best selling 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.
Reproduction Victorian floor tiles outdoor
All our Black and White chequerboard designs are always discounted below recommended retail prices.
Victorian style tiled steps and path
We can also supply marble or granite risers which are an excellent and smart solution acting as both a facing and tread providing a hard wearing edge for the tiles to meet.
Why Choose London Mosaic
We sell a high quality range of traditional Victorian mosaic floor tiles suitable for interior and exterior use.
For a hard wearing, practical and elegant flooring solution we have the most extensive range of floor 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.
Sheeted Victorian floor tiles
From classic black and white tiles to decorative multi-colour, geometric Victorian mosaic tiles, we offer our designs in a sheeted format.
Our innovative sheeting service enables the laying of reproduction Victorian 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.
London Mosaic Restoration
repair and restore Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian tessellated hallways and pathways. We provide tried and tested solutions for the preservation of period geometric and mosaic tiled flooring.
Our restoration service commonly involves the careful removal of damaged sections of mosaic, replacing damaged or missing areas with tiles cut to match the dimensions of the originals.
Where appropriate we aim to carry out repairs with salvaged original tiles and closely match colours with modern equivalents. Loose areas of geometric tiles are usually lifted and reinstalled at the correct level. The tiles are then chemically cleaned to remove ingrained dirt and residues.
Popular Victorian tile patterns