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The Victorian Path - why have a nice Victorian garden pathway?

Our guide on creating an elegant Victorian garden pathway

We look into choosing the right tiles to achieve that sought after and elegant Victorian garden path using Victorian style path tiles.

The Victorian Path - why have a nice Victorian garden pathway?

29 Jun 2020

Victorian front garden paths leading from the road to the house are a really important feature of Victorian and Edwardian houses, especially town centre terraces, as the path conveys that really important first impression of the house acting as an indication of the good taste and prosperity of it’s inhabitants, such an important element of  the Victorian way of life. A scruffy concrete path with cracked edges and weeds gives a very…

How to restore Victorian tiles

How to restore Victorian tiles

We get a lot of calls from customers who have had the good fortune to purchase a Victorian house with a wealth of period features including some original tiles on floors and walls. The Victorians typically tiled a wealth of their house’s surfaces including…

How to restore Victorian tiles

16 May 2018

We get a lot of calls from customers who have had the good fortune to purchase a Victorian house with a wealth of period features including some original tiles on floors and walls. The Victorians typically tiled a wealth of their house’s surfaces including hallway floors with intricate and colourful patterned designs sometimes incorporating encaustic tiles; porch floors and walls tiles to encompass skirting, dado and feature tiles in eye…

Use Victorian Style Wall Tiles In Your Home

Use Victorian Style Wall Tiles In Your Home

Decorative wall tiles were used by the Victorians in many different areas of their houses. There is no reason why with a little bit of research into what is fitting for your particular property you cannot restore tiled areas to their former glory.

Use Victorian Style Wall Tiles In Your Home

12 Feb 2014

Decorative wall tiles were used by the Victorians in many different areas of their houses. There are some areas of your house where you may already have decorative tiles or they may have been removed in an overzealous property “modernisation” in the 1960s and 1970s. There is no reason why with a little bit of research into what is fitting for your particular property you cannot restore tiled areas to their former glory using Victorian…

William de Morgan

William de Morgan

De Morgan adopted an Eastern colour palette of deep vibrant colours and created stunning designs of almost mythical creatures mixed with geometric designs within lustruously glazed tiles.

William de Morgan

22 Jan 2013

William Morris is possibly the most distinguished of the Victorian Designers – he was prolific for many years designing wallpapers, fabrics, tiles, furniture as well as his own house. However, there were many designers of the period. A less famous but equally impressive designer was William de Morgan. William de Morgan was a lifelong friend of William Morris, creating designs in ceramics, glass and furniture for Morris and Co, William…

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Tiles for Victorian porches

Tiles for Victorian porches

The Victorian porch provided ample opportunity to show this facet of the Victorians to the full. The typical Victorian porch would be reached after a short walk from the gate, up the tiled pathway, and then up a step or two.

Tiles for Victorian porches

22 Jan 2013

The Victorians were always keen to show others the extent of their wealth and good taste, and as such their houses should be viewed within this context. Ornate plasterwork, decorative wooden mouldings, chandeliers, decorative gates and railings should all be seen as ways of demonstrating to any guests the prosperity and regard for aesthetics of the householder.

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How to create an impressive Victorian hallway

How to create an impressive Victorian hallway

Victorian hallways usually had an intricate multi coloured mosaic floor, in a variety of different patterns, which often followed through from the garden path (in a town house) and porch.

How to create an impressive Victorian hallway

22 Jan 2013

Hallways were important to the Victorians. They were the area where guests first entered the house and were welcomed. As such the Victorians felt that this was a great opportunity to show off their wealth and good taste. This manifested itself in a number of areas.

What are the Right Victorian House Tiles?

Which tiles to use in a Victorian house

When renovating your home, the following information should help you to choose Victorian style floor tiles that are appropriate for the different areas in the house.

What are the Right Victorian House Tiles?

22 Jan 2013

In a Victorian house there are several different uses of tiles. When renovating your home, the following information should help you to choose Victorian house tiles that are appropriate for the different areas in the house.

History of Tiles

History of Tiles

Tile as we know it dates from c4,700 B.C. in Egypt while glass tiles were popular in 2,500 B.C. At Wittenham in Oxfordshire masses of Roman roof tiles were discovered in 2004 indicating that large

History of Tiles

04 Aug 2011

A tile is a manufactured piece of hard-wearing material such as ceramic, stone, metal or even glass. Tiles are generally used for covering roofs, floors, walls, showers,or other objects such as tabletops. Alternatively, tile can sometimes refer to similar units, made from lightweight materials such as perlite, wood and mineral wool,typically used for wall and ceiling applications.

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