Victorian Floor Tiles
They say that your home is your castle – this may have been true for Queen Victoria but most of us live in houses that are rather more modest! Many British homes built from around 1860 (when these types of floors became popular for houses as well as palaces, churches, pubs and shops) 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 glory with our geometric Victorian floor tiles, which are hard wearing, long lasting, make light of wet weather and most of all are simply beautiful.
The actual pattern and border designs themselves are created from a series of individual tiles in different shapes and colours. Many of the patterns and borders in our collection are based on authentic and traditional designs from the Victorian and Edwardian eras and are part of Britain’s heritage. But that doesn't mean that these vitrified ceramic tiles cannot be used to great effect in more modern properties.
See our wide selection of hand decorated tiles in various sizes, colours and patterns. Smaller tiles are ideal to use individually to add variety and contrast within a geometric tile pattern and/or border. These decorated tiles are the ideal complement to the plain colours. Based on traditional Victorian designs, the decorations are in colours designed to sit alongside the geometric tiles. Choose from panels, individual drop-ins and borders and corners in differing colours and styles, from the dainty leafy scroll of Lansdowne to the classic Greek Key. But traditional colours are by no means old fashioned, you can use classic coloured hand decorated tiles in buffs, greens and reds to create a timeless look that suits the décor or age of your home. If you do have a modern or newly built home, consider using a monochrome or grayscale colour way. Using a softer palette of decorated floor tiles adds a modern twist and wouldn’t look out of place in any contemporary hallway, kitchen or path!